Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
What does America stand for? Opportunity and equality? Or imperialism and greed?
The fact is that every year, without fail, our elected representatives hand the Pentagon more than half of the entire discretionary budget, or more than half a trillion dollars each year – leaving less than half for education, health care, the environment – and everything else we care about.
That’s a powerful statement of our priorities as a nation. But how did we get here? And how can we get a fresh start on the priorities that we hold dear: equal opportunity, education, the environment, and more?