Cut the military budget. Use the savings to fully fund human needs.

A budget is a numerical way to express what we value.  The U.S.’s federal budget extravagantly funds military violence and fails to support human needs.  This is morally wrong.  It also makes our nation weak.  Sure, the Pentagon has plenty of weapons.  But our people are suffering badly from poor housing, poor health, polluted communities, and so forth.

We need to cut the military budget and use the savings to fully fund human needs.  The U.S. has WASTED TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS making war against people in other countries while making the American people suffer also from neglect.

In 2011 and 2012 the Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation worked on a “Bring Our Billion$ Home” campaign to push for humane priorities for the federal budget.  The Olympia FOR worked hard on this, and some BOBH activities happened in Seattle and elsewhere.  But not enough people did enough outreach and organizing.  Also, by focusing on urging Congress to do the right thing, the campaign did not succeed, and we did not do enough grassroots organizing or recruit enough allies to change public opinion.

The need still exists.  Some resources are posted on this blog’s “Military Spending” area.  You will also see some relevant materials at the “Bring Our Billions HOME” part of www.olympiafor.org

A number of nationwide organizations and information resources exist with this focus, and we urge people to work with them.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org