Military spending today swallows up nearly two-thirds of discretionary government spending in the United States. Human beings here and abroad suffer while war profiteers and dictators grow rich.
This is unconscionable and nonsensical in a nation that is also experiencing homelessness, infant mortality, skyrocketing health care and higher education costs, and crumbling infrastructure.
Amidst this pandemic, economies around the world are stretched to not only provide lifesaving health care but also monetary assistance to keep their countries safe. We must act in solidarity to avoid global economic collapse and the death of millions of people worldwide.
As the only country to use nuclear weapons in conflict, the United States has a moral obligation to lead the world in ending this threat and to remember all those who were harmed in their detonation, testing and development.
The Defund the Pentagon campaign educates Chicago area constituents about the excessive amount of money the Pentagon eats up every year. We will be working to promote a 10% cut to 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.
We seek to educate and advocate on behalf of Palestinian civil and human rights. We will do this by advocating for Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act when it is reintroduced in the 117th Congress.
The United States is well embarked upon two devastatingly wasteful and profoundly dangerous new Cold Wars with China and Russia. We are speaking out against it.
We can secure the nation’s safety with a reduced military budget while also upholding human rights.
CAPA believes that the U.S. needs to stop waging needless wars, including proxy wars such as its support for the Saudi war in Yemen.
It is long past time to eliminate excess Pentagon spending and invest the savings in urgent domestic and human needs priorities – environmental protection, education, infrastructure, health care and more – that will make the U.S. stronger and more just.
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