Put War Profiteers on the Defensive

14 Sep
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  Help Us Buy the Politico Ad

It’s an all-out fight on Capitol Hill. Today, the new deficit committee holds its first meeting. Can you donate $15 to help us send a strong message to the war industry that we will fight their scheme to influence the deficit committee?
Military contractors including Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon created a front group called “Second To None” to pressure Congress to protect their massive revenues ($102.8 billion in 2010!) from cuts by the deficit commission. On Tuesday, they will stage a “march to the Hill.” These corporations already donated more than one million dollars to committee members. You can bet they’ll try to “cash in.” We need your support to combat Second To None’s influence.
If we raise $10,000 by Sunday, we’ll buy a full-page ad in Politico, a major Capitol Hill newspaper, getting Congress’s attention while throwing down the gauntlet to contractors and the Pentagon. Our new War Costscampaign will put these war profiteers on the defensive by running the ad the day before their “march,” getting our message out first. 

Remember: every billion dollars in war spending protected by the deficit committee costs us at least 3,200 jobs that would have created if that money were spent elsewhere. Help us tell Congress, “We need those jobs!” 

Please donate $15 to help us buy a full-page ad in Politico next week. We need your help to compete with the war industry’s 840+ lobbyists and campaign cash. We only have until Sunday to raise the money, so please contribute now! 

Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Foundation team

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