1. Action Alert
  2. Immigrants & Refugees, U.S. Wars & Militarism

A More Peaceful Budget

By Jim Cason, April 25, 2017


Deadline: Friday. That's when the government will shut down, unless Congress reaches a deal on federal spending. Negotiations are tense and ongoing, but the message your members of Congress needs to hear is simple: Don't pour more money into our country's militarized approach to foreign and domestic policies.

Email your members of Congress right now calling for a more peaceful budget.

A military-first foreign policy and enforcement-only immigration policy aren’t effective or moral ways to address the problems of our complex, interconnected world. Yet White House and congressional leaders are putting intense pressure on Congress to entrench these failed approaches by increasing an already excessive Pentagon budget and allocating billions for a border wall and other militarized strategies to punish immigrants.

Act now: Tell Congress not to militarize our budget.

The budget is a moral document. It shows our priorities as a nation in black and white. Right now, the U.S. is prioritizing bombs, walls, detention, and deportation over investments in our communities. We need to make a change.

Jim Cason

  • Associate Executive Secretary for Strategic Advocacy, Legislative Director for Foreign Policy

Jim Cason is responsible for directing the full range of FCNL’s strategic advocacy work. In this capacity, he works with program staff to develop long term change strategies that accomplish our particular legislative goals. He also leads the lobbying of the foreign policy team.