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Police officers are supposed to serve and protect their communities. But military equipment makes it too easy to think of their communities as enemies. In a criminal justice system where young black men are too often presumed guilty (see: stop and frisk, the War on Drugs, mass incarceration), that's just one more step towards tragedy.

Updates

How Did Your Rep Vote on Endless War?

In mid-June, your representative got a chance to vote on cutting nuclear weapons, cluster bomb shipments to Saudi Arabia and authorizing war. Let them know what you think.

Five Ways to #LoveThyNeighbor

Urge Congress act to make #LoveThyNeighbor more than a hashtag.

What We're Reading: "Do Not Resist" and the Crisis of Police Militarization

An amazing piece by The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins reports on an award-winning documentary showing the continued problems of police militarization in the U.S.

Statement of Legislative Policy

Militarization has permeated our society, skewing our national budget toward support for the military and its attendant industries and forcing our local economies increasingly to depend on them. Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security. Military expansion provokes fear, resentment and potential retaliation. Threats tend to increase the hostility and distrust that lead to war.

We oppose the militarization of U.S. foreign and domestic policy, including the training of foreign military and paramilitary personnel and the use of U.S. military personnel in domestic policing. We affirm our opposition to military conscription and Selective Service registration and our support of legal accommodations for conscientious objection to military service and military taxation.

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