Stop Funding the Department of Homeland Security

Target: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Goal: End bailout funding for the Department of Homeland Security in coronavirus relief packages.

The latest relief package proposal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic would provide unemployment money and bailouts for businesses and federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding would be much more beneficial in the hands of the postal service, water and electricity utilities, and other essential services that are much more important to the wellbeing of Americans than DHS.

What has DHS been doing that requires so much funding? Lately they’ve been tear gassing protesters, inciting violence, and doing whatever they can to inhibit free speech. The American public is paying for federal forces to run around in unmarked vehicles and illegally attack and arrest protesters.

Specifically, federal troops are in several major cities, including Portland and Chicago, with the intention of quelling the unrest of anti-racism protests. Multiple accounts have shown that these forces have arrested demonstrators without probable cause and incited violence at what were peaceful protests. There is even evidence that they deliberately damaged medical equipment at the volunteer tents of demonstrations.

During this pandemic what Americans need are medical supplies, access to water, and the ability to vote remotely. The funding for DHS could be redistributed to meet these needs. Sign the petition below to demand that DHS not receive funding in the next stimulus package.


Dear Speaker Pelosi,

The actions of federal forces sent by the Department of Homeland Security, which include arresting demonstrators without probable cause, tear gassing protesters, and inciting violence, are horrifying and a violation of the Constitution. Yet, this department has continued to receive bailouts from stimulus packages, while much more valuable agencies, like the U.S. Postal Service, have been denied funding. Funding should be cut off from DHS because of their illegal activities and diverted to protect services that Americans actually need.

During this pandemic water utilities, access to medical care, and the ability to vote from the home is essential. Americans don’t require federal forces inciting violence in their communities and limiting their free speech. I insist that you stop bailing out the Department of Homeland Security with coronavirus relief packages.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Stop funding the Dept. of Homeland Security???

    This is the MOST LUDICROUS petition you could ever submit, in the same category as DEFUND THE POLICE!!!!


    Those who did sign this should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!!

    • Robert Ortiz says:

      The defunding of the police or Depts. of Homeland security have nothing to do with patriotism so stop conflating the two. This is about federal forces inciting violence in their communities and limiting the free speech of the people. By the way, Trump his cronies and followers are what would be considered unpatriotic and damaging to this country!

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