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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
[haw-info] Speak Up Now! $638 Billion for Pentagon in 2014 NDAA- Please criculate quickly
Please Forward Widely and Quickly
The House of Representative is poised to vote on HR 1960, FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, containing another $638 billion for the Pentagon (including $85.8 billion for the "winding down" war in Afghanistan). Isn't this just the same bad bill, Historians Against the War opposes every year? No its much worse!
Here's why: by busting through the sequester limits on the military, the House leadership aims to double the cuts on domestic discretionary spending. Across the country states and cities are already struggling with painful reductions in unemployment benefits, meals for the elderly, public housing, job training and Head Start. This bill compounds the damage.
Can we count on President Obama to veto this legislation, as he just warned? Not if past experience is any guide.
Elected Representatives need to hear from us today !
Call Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Let them know that you are opposed to spending $638 billion for unnecessary wars and weapons systems. Tell them to support Lee/ McGovern amendment to accelerate US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Most Important: Urge your member of Congress to vote "No" on the 2014 Defense Authorization bill (HR 1960) and to restore the domestic cuts, which are damaging our communities.
Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg
for HAW Steering Committee
PS Let us know if you made the call