Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pentagon Budget, Send Your Opinion to Congress

Dear Friends of WAND,

Congress just passed a new “defense” bill. Many Representatives tried to cut the Pentagon budget by defunding the Afghanistan war, cutting specific weapons, and voting against the entire bill. But in the end, the Pentagon was the only government agency to receive a double-digit increase.

“The military budget is not on the table,” commented Rep. Barney Frank. “The military is at the table, and it is eating everybody else’s lunch.”

We need a way to vote for our priorities. We need a way to tell Congress what budget choices we want them to make. Cast your vote today in our federal budget preference poll and let your voice be heard in the budget debate!

This poll allows you to choose among three different budget proposals – from the GOP, President Obama, and the Congressional Progressive Congress. The results will be reported to each member of Congress based on the votes cast in their district. With over 10,000 responses already, the poll has been so successful that the deadline has been extended to August!

Speak for yourself by casting a vote in this poll and urge your family, friends, neighbors, friends and coworkers to cast their own votes. It’s quick and easy, so be sure to vote today if you haven’t already!

Thank you for standing up for your budget priorities. Let’s keep the momentum going!

Elaina Ramsey
WAND Field Coordinator

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