NJ Peace Action

Connect the Dots Move the Money from War to Peace

POEMS ON CHANGING THE WORLD’S PRIORITIES FROM WAR TO PEACE

Move The Money From The Military Budget
To Programs that Fund Human Needs

According to the National Priorities Project (www.nationalpriorities.org) taxpayers in the State of New Jersey will pay $33.7 Billion for Proposed Department of Defense Budget for FY2011. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided:

- 448,411 Elementary School Teachers for One year–or-

- 6.1 Million Students receiving Pell Grants of $5,550 –or-

- 4.7 Million People receiving Low-Income Healthcare for One year–or-

- 2.8 Million Scholarships for University Students for One year–or-

- 4.4 Million Military Veterans receiving VA Medical care for One year

 

Taxpayers in the State of New Jersey will pay $4.9 Billion for proposed Afghanistan war spending for FY2011. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided:

- 65,284 Elementary school teachers for one year–or-

- 883,102 Students receiving Pell Grants of $5,550–or-

- 683,001 People receiving low-income healthcare for one year–or-

- 412,352 Scholarships for University Students for One Year–or-

- 644,047 Military Veterans Receiving VA medical care for one year

 

To get the details, a sample letter and a printable postcard to send to your representatives, click on your district below:


  District 5 Info - Rep. Garrett, Scott (R)

  District 5 Letter to Rep. Garrett

  District 5 Postcard to Rep. Garrett

  District 7 Info - Rep. Lance, Leonard (R)

  District 7 Letter to Rep. Lance

  District 7 Postcard to Rep. Lance

  District 8 Info - Rep. Pascrell, William (D)

  District 8 Letter to Rep. Pascrell

  District 8 Postcard to Rep. Pascrell

  District 9 Info - Rep. Rothman, (D)

  District 9 Letter to Rep. Rothman

  District 9 Postcard to Rep. Rothman

  District 10 Info - Rep. Payne, Donald (D)

  District 10 Letter to Rep. Payne

  District 10 Postcard to Rep. Payne

  District 11 Info - Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney (R)

  District 11 Letter to Rep. Frelinghuysen

  District 11 Postcard to Rep. Frelinghuysen

  District 13 Info - Rep. Sires, Albio (R)

  District 13 Letter to Rep. Sires

  District 13 Postcard to Rep. Sires

  Senator Lautenberg - Info

  Letter to Senator Lautenberg

  Postcard to Senator Lautenberg

  Senator Menendez - Info

  Letter to Senator Menendez

  Postcard to Senator Menendez

Click here to sign a petition calling on Senators Booker and Menendez to support legislation to reduce the Defense Department budget by 25% and use the money for programs that fund human needs. Click here to download the petition in a form that can be printed and circulated.