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The not-so-silent majority

Posted by Peace Action West on July 17th, 2012

From our partners at Peace Action West

Lockheed Martin and their defense industry pals are knocking on every door on Capitol Hill claiming to represent the best interests of Americans.

With a major vote happening in the House this week, we can’t let weapons lobbyists speak for us. Call your representative at (202) 224-3121 to vote for amendments to end the war in Afghanistan and cut wasteful military spending. 

Then, click here to tell me how your call went.

Companies that profit from wasteful military spending are using dishonest tactics and political stunts to bully Congress.  They have been threatening to give out thousands of pink slips right before the election if Congress doesn’t undo pending cuts to the military budget.

New polling shows that the American people aren’t buying it.  Voters in both red and blue districts support much larger cuts to military spending than the US government has been willing to put on the table. Even people whose districts benefit from military spending want cuts.

But those poll numbers only matter so much if we remain a silent majority. Speak up today by calling your representative at (202) 224-3121 and urging a yes vote on amendments to end the war in Afghanistan and cut wasteful spending.

Put this sample message in your own words, and be sure to tell them where you live so they know you’re a constituent:

“My name is [first name] and I’m calling to tell [your representative] to vote for amendments to the defense appropriations bill to end the war in Afghanistan and cut wasteful military spending.

Click here to report on your call.

Thank you for taking action.

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