Press Release June 7th, 2020
Calling to shame the United States obscene Military Budget
at Federal Building on Henry St, Binghamton, June 10th at 11 AM
Simultaneous actions will be held on Wednesday June 10th at 11 AM at NY State district offices of New York State Senators Gillibrand and Schumer
Democracy is on a lockdown. The US Senate and House of Representatives must hear the voice of the people. While entry into the Senate offices will most likely not be allowed due to Covid 19 our intent is to get our message to thousands via TV, Newsprint, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Wear masks but speak out for justice.
We are counting on not just our input but reaction of the public to the obscene military budget that swallows 54% of our national discretionary spending for militarism while life giving needs are pushed aside.
Rev. Martin Luther King noted the three evils of American life: Militarism, racism, poverty. Senator Schumer is ignoring the link between these evils even as our people take to the streets to demand justice.
Senators Gillibrand and Schumer need to stand up and call for deep reductions in military spending.
This project is part of a co-ordinated effort by New York State Peace and Justice advocates to deliver a document to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.
The Committee for Justice Westchester Branch WESPAC Foundation
Veterans for Peace chapters of New York City, Rochester, Albany, Binghamton,
Peace Action of NY State
Western NY Peace Center
Tim Taugher, Pastor St Francis of Assisi Parish, Binghamton
Upstate Drone Action
Pax Christi, Olean NY
Women Against War
For more information:
Contact Jack Gilroy 607.239.9605
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Veterans for Peace