The Walpole Peace and justice Group is holding a vigil to speak out for funding our communities and reducing military spending and for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On March 29, 2012 the House passed a budget that slashes domestic spending while increasing the military budget. The United States spends almost as much on the military as all the other countries of the world combined. More than half of all US annual discretionary spending goes to the military and war fighting.
We call for cutting military spending and instead keep funding our nation’s social programs, like housing, education, Medicare, and Medicaid, that are so critical to people. We support the Fund Our Communities / Reduce Military Spending 25% Campaign as well as the People’s Budget. We also call for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.