The Democratic Party Platform of 2020 reads:
"Ending Forever Wars
"Democrats know it’s time to bring nearly two decades of unceasing conflict to an end. Our military engagements, which have spanned from West Africa to Southeast Asia, have cost more than $5 trillion and claimed more than half a million lives. Our war in Afghanistan is the longest war in American history, with the youngest U.S. troops now fighting a war that was launched before they were even born. President Trump said he would get the United States out of these wars, but instead he deployed more combat forces, expanded their missions, and stoked regional tensions that unnecessarily endangered American lives and interests. Democrats will deliver on this overdue commitment to end the forever wars, and we will do it responsibly—setting priorities, leading with diplomacy, protecting ourselves from terrorist threats, enabling local partners, and bringing our troops home."
The Democratic White House, House of Representatives, and Senate have taken no steps to end this war. Enough is enough!
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#NoHoneymoon “End the Wars” Capitol Call Party with Peace Activist and RootsAction Campaign Coordinator David Swanson
Thursday February 11th, 5pm PT | 8pm ET, RSVP to receive ZOOM link
Join us to discuss ending the war on Yemen, how we can end the war in Afghanistan next, and why we must move money out of the military budget.
Then, we will take action together, contacting representatives and senators directly, urging them to REDUCE MILITARY SPENDING and END THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.
Last summer, the public told pollsters it favored moving 10 percent of military spending to human and environmental needs, but the U.S. Congress voted down a proposal to do just that. Now President Joe Biden is proposing massive spending packages, to be funded primarily through debt, with no mention of cuts to the military budget.
Click here to ask your Representative and Senators to join the "Defense" Spending Reduction Caucus being created by Congress Members Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan, and to insist on immediately moving at least 10 percent of military funding to urgent projects (including all assistance required by every worker impacted by this shift).
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