Support Healthcare, Education, and Housing, Not America’s War Machine

Target: Joe Biden, President of the United States

Goal: Reallocate exorbitant Pentagon budget to Medicare, education, and affordable housing. 

With a measly 10% of the Pentagon’s annual budget, the U.S could afford Medicare for all, tuition-free education, affordable housing, and so much more. Representatives Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan have launched a Defense Spending Reduction Caucus to achieve these very goals. It is a matter of priorities and, historically, the U.S has operated on fundamentally skewed values that require redesign. 

In the midst of a global climate crisis and deadly pandemic, it simply does not serve the welfare of anyone to continue wasting national resources on the Pentagon, military weapons, and a nuclear arsenal. Demand at least a 10% reduction of the Defense fund in favor of actually meeting the needs of the struggling U.S. population. 

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Biden, 

The Pentagon has been extremely overfunded at the expense of the American people and has done nothing to feed, shelter, educate, or even protect the U.S population from poverty and disease, which are the real dangers people are combating every day. With only 10% of the Pentagon budget, this nation could afford tuition-free education, Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, and a future that does not demand bloodshed. 

In light of the current climate crisis and deadly COVID-19 pandemic, it is of the utmost importance that the U.S as a nation work collaboratively with foreign countries. This does not require further weapon development, but rather diplomacy and an unwavering commitment to the greater good. I demand that you cut the Pentagon’s budget and reallocate said funds to meet the needs of the American people. 

Sincerely, 

[Your Name Here]

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