The F-35 is a Bad Deal for America

The following email is from our national Peace & Justice affiliate Peace Action. Please take a moment to read this and sign the petition to stop the funding of the wasteful and unneccessary F-35 fighter plane.

Last week we asked you to send a message to Congress to “Crush the Slush” fund and eliminate the Overseas Contingency Operations, the separate budget for war activities. We, and our coalition partners, sent thousands of calls and emails to Capitol Hill. Thank you!

This week, join the over 100,000 people who are telling Congress, “The F-35 is a bad deal for America.” Sign the petition to stop the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, the most expensive weapon in history.

This is just the beginning. In the weeks ahead, we will ask you to keep a steady stream of pressure on Congress to cut the Pentagon budget to fund human needs.

Grassroots pressure brought an end to the F-22, another plane wasting tax dollars needed for domestic needs. We can do it again.

Sign the petition to put an end to the most expensive weapons system in history.

The facts support our case for moving the money from wars and weapons to fund jobs and community services. Even some in the Pentagon are saying the cost over runs and years of delays make the F-35 a bad deal.

The F-35 is a bad deal because our communities need more money for rebuilding infrastructure, schools and jobs, not planes that can’t fly. The F-35 is the poster child for all that is wrong with how the federal budget priorities are set by Congress.

If we can slow down the flow of tax dollars to the F-35, stir up a political debate on the merits of funding a failed weapon, then perhaps we can begin to make real cuts in the Pentagon budget. Only a constant stream of grassroots pressure can make that happen.

Power to the peaceful,

Judith LeBlanc
Field Director
Peace Action 

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