Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
While the Trump administration fixates on a militarized non-solution to the non-crisis at the border, the real crisis is staring us in the face: accelerating climate change. And demilitarizing the U.S. budget is part of any real climate solution.
The Trump administration’s deployment of military troops at the U.S./Mexico border keeps escalating—unarmed refugees are being tear gassed, and direct costs of the situation are expected to reach $210 million through December.
A national security commission calls for annual increases of 3-5% in the Department of Defense budget—that could result in military spending of $972 trillion in 2024. But the Pentagon just failed its first-ever audit. If you don’t know where $700 billion is going, why would you know where $1 trillion is going?