Background

During this time of economic crisis and fiscal austerity, every Minnesota citizen and layer of government is impacted negatively by present federal priorities that privilege spending for the military and war.

  • Minnesota taxpayer spending for war far exceeds the state’s budget deficit.
  • Minnesota’s $5 billion 2-year budget shortfall has resulted in many cities and communities laying off police, firefighters, teachers and other essential employees, to cuts in basic services, and to budget gimmicks that push the crisis onto local governments and the poor.
  • Minnesotans will spend $8.4 billion over the next two years for the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Minnesotans will spend an additional $26 billion for our share of the base Defense Budget of the Federal government.

MN ASAP’s resolution urges Minnesota members of the U.S. Congress and the President to shift federal spending priorities from war and the interests of the few, to meeting the essential needs of all.

Read and sign the resolution and find out how you can help take the resolution to other groups here.

Latest News

Posted: Apr 14, 2014
MN ASAP volunteer Patrick Alcorn writes, "U.S. military spending is out of control."

Posted: Mar 30, 2014
MN ASAP is organizing a Minnesota-wide Letter to the Editor campaign as part of the Tax Day - Global Day of Action on on Military Spending events occurring around the United States and the world.

Calendar of Events

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer as a guest speaker at Pax Salon, 6:30pm.