MN ASAP founder, Professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is a featured speaker at Peacestock, 2013 on July 13th.
TAX DAY LETTER AT STATE CAPITOL SUPPORTS SHIFT IN FEDERAL SPENDING FROM WAR TO MEETING ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN MN
A group of us visited with Mayor Ardell Brede on April 5 and asked him to endorse the MN ASAP (MN Arms Spending Alternative Project) resolution. He did endorse it. We thank him for this stand to decrease Pentagon spending and divert those monies to the needs of communities including Rochester.
MN ASAP is a non-partisan citizen-based initiative using a simple resolution process to build political support to shift federal spending priorities from war to meeting essential needs. See the resolution.
MN ASAP’s goal is to build sufficient political power and influence statewide from representatives at all levels of government and from non-governmental organizations and civic groups to effectively demand a shift in priorities from war spending to meeting essential needs.
To help in our efforts, please visit "what you can do" in our site menu or email us at email@example.com. Our project is not time-consuming, compared to most issue-based campaigns. A meaningful contribution can be made within a busy schedule.
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What they say about military spending...
|“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
General Dwight Eisenhower
|“I’d bring them home [from Afghanistan] as quickly as possible. And I would get them out of Iraq as well. And I wouldn’t start a war in Libya. I’d quit bombing Yemen. And I’d quit bombing Pakistan. I’d start taking care of people here at home because we could save hundreds of billions of dollars. Our national security is not enhanced by our presence over there.”
Congressman Ron Paul
|“I have visited both Iraq and Afghanistan and I believe that it is time for the United States to start winding down both conflicts. Over the last decade, we have spent over a trillion dollars on war -- funds that could have been used to create jobs, rebuild our nation's infrastructure, and educate our children.”
Congressman Keith Ellison