Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars will be joined by more than ten other peace and social justice groups in front of Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office at 30 W. Mifflin St. at 10:00 am on Saturday Sept. 11 during the Dane County Farmer’s Market.
September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On this day our hearts are weary after at least 20 years of the “forever wars” and skyrocketing Pentagon budgets. After untold trillions of dollars and a great loss of life, what did we achieve in Afghanistan? While the war in Afghanistan has been declared “over” and all U.S. troops have been pulled out, drone warfare continues, and will continue until elected leaders like Senator Baldwin stop supporting rampant militarism.
We DEMAND an end to the ever-increasing military spending and militarism that is supported by Senator Baldwin. The United States has been killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people around the world for the last 20 years and this must end.
War is NOT the Answer!
Martin Luther King said, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
And so we ask Senator Baldwin to address our demands.
- Stop voting for over $700 billion per year for the military.
- Stop supporting the F-35 in Madison.
- Stop supporting the Pentagon, the biggest industrial polluter on the planet.
- Stop supporting jobs in the military over jobs in education, clean energy, and health care.
We have invited Sen. Baldwin or a representative to join us on Sept. 11 and address these issues.
Some of us will be moved to engage in nonviolent civil resistance if Senator Baldwin does not recognize our concerns. Because of the urgency of the situation with innocent people continuing to be murdered by our government all over the Middle East and Africa, we will not leave until we hear from Senator Baldwin. We will set up tents in front of her office and continue our vigil until she agrees to meet with us concerning our demands.