NC Peace Action is part of the New Priorities Network of dozens of peace and justice organizations working to “move the money” from wasteful military spending to the funding of human needs.
“We are at a unique moment in American politics. Washington is looking at the tradeoff between guns and butter. Both liberals and conservatives in the president’s deficit commission are putting military spending on the chopping block. The government fiscal crisis, the right’s obsession with spending cuts, and our new grassroots movement are likely to keep it there when the new Congress takes office, creating an opening for progressive gains in an otherwise bleak environment. Our job is to point to wasteful misguided wars and the bloated Pentagon budget as the most significant contributor to the deficit and the place where cuts should be made, rather than cutting social programs and services that provide a safety net in the midst of the worst economic crisis in 80 years.”
Visit newprioritiesnetwork.org to learn more.
To help in the NC Campaign to “Move the Money”, email firstname.lastname@example.org.