U. S. Mayors Call for Cutting the Military Budget

Cities Need Funding from the Federal Government

At their 85th annual meeting in 2017, the U. S. Conference of Mayors approved three resolutions addressing the negative impact that excessive military spending is having on their cities.

Some cities have already acted to formally call on the federal government to cut the military. Passing Res. 423 will make New York City part of this group.

Opposition to Military Spending Resolution

The United States Conference of Mayors urges the United States Congress to move our tax dollars in exactly the opposite direction proposed by the President, from militarism to human and environmental needs. 

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Lower Nuclear Tensions, Prioritize Diplomacy, and Redirect Nuclear Weapons Spending to meet Human Needs and Address Environmental Challenges

United States Conference of Mayors welcomes resolutions adopted by cities including New Haven, CT, Charlottesville, VA, Evanston, IL, New London, NH, and West Hollywood, CA urging Congress to cut military spending and redirect funding to meet human and environmental needs 

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Calling for Hearings on Real City Budgets Needed and the Taxes our Cities Send to the Federal Military Budget

Each city is urged to include in its public hearings a report on how much of its resident's federal taxes go toward paying the military 

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