It’s time to transform the “War Economy” into a “Peace Economy” that values all humanity!

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On May 29th Women Against Military Madness joined Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 as part of a Rally for a Peace Economy that Values all of Humanity in an event hosted by the Hosted by Minnesota Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Notes from the event description, planned around Memorial Day: Military spending in 2017 was $668 billion while out of federal discretionary spending only $190 billion was for anti-­poverty programs. Currently 53 cents of every federal discretionary dollar goes to the military and only 15 cents to anti-­poverty programs. Under the current administration’s proposed budget, by 2023, 66 cents of every dollar of federal discretionary spending would go to the military and only 12 cents to anti-poverty programs.

WAMM director Kristin Dooley spoke from the steps of the St. Paul capitol.

By Kristin Dooley, Director, Women Against Military Madness May 29, 2018

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