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To: U.S. Congress

Congress: Billions for bullets should go toward helping people instead

Congress: Billions for bullets should go toward helping people instead

President Biden’s original federal budget contained similar provisions allocating over three billion dollars for the Afghan National Security Forces. I call on you to reprogram these funds toward live-saving evacuation, resettlement, and humanitarian assistance efforts for families in Afghanistan and those forced to flee.

Why is this important?

As the humanitarian crisis grows and the U.S. military prepares to leave on August 31 saving as many Afghan lives as possible must be the U.S. government’s top priority.

But here’s something you may not know: there are ample funds available to ease suffering on the ground and support Afghans to rebuild their lives — like inside next year’s astronomical Pentagon budget, where more than $3 BILLION is currently earmarked for the now-collapsed Afghan National Security Forces.

Congress is deciding where those funds will go as we speak. And the possibility that this money could instead be spent on a few more F-35s or bombs is all too real — and should be immediately, completely rejected. That’s why we need to get loud NOW

Add your name to call on Congress to immediately use any money that was previously going to be spent supporting Afghan security forces to help save Afghan lives.

Updates

2021-09-17 02:33:38 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-08-30 01:28:46 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-08-28 04:15:48 -0400

10 signatures reached