Military Spending Is Out of Control; Money Should Be Used for Social Needs, Groups Say
WHAT: Members of the #PeopleOverPentagon coalition, including Public Citizen, Win Without War, Social Security Works, Beyond the Bomb, Women’s Action for New Directions, Peace Action, Project on Government Oversight, CODEPINK , Friends of the Earth, Daily Kos and the National Priorities Project, will deliver more than 140,000 petition signatures to U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The petition calls for at least $200 billion of the $738 billion Pentagon budget to be cut and reinvested in domestic and human needs priorities.
The petition delivery will be livestreamed on Social Security Works’ Facebook page.
WHERE: Office of U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal
1510 Longworth House Office Building (bounded by Independence Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, C Street S.E. and South Capitol Street)
WHEN: 10:15 a.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 30
WHO: About 20 representatives from the #PeopleOverPentagon coalition