Rethinking Afghanistan with Your Wallet
Rethinking Afghanistan asks, “How Much Did You Pay for the War this Year?” One can find the answer here.
On Thursday April 14th, a bipartisan coalition of members of Congress including Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and James McGovern (D-Mass) will join with several activists and scholars to introduce the calculator which “lets users see the impact of the Afghanistan War and other out-of-control military spending on their pocketbooks. Users can enter the amount of income they earned this year and receive an ‘I.O.U.’ for the amount of their income taxes that get spent on war. The tool lets them forward their I.O.U. to Congress, urging representatives to rethink the excessive levels of war spending on the Afghanistan conflict and other ventures that are wrecking our federal budget.”
The press conference will be held at 2:30ET at the 441 Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C. For more information, go to www.bravenewfoundation.org or contact Jake Diliberto at 630-338-6579