The People Over Pentagon campaign was launched in 2019 by a group of organizations committed to calling for more than $200 billion in cuts to the Pentagon budget and for excess spending on militarism to be reallocated into domestic and human needs priorities instead.
Since then, the coalition has grown to include a broad array of grassroots, consumer advocacy, climate, democracy, faith, and watchdog groups. Coalition letters, statements, and joint actions can be found below.
The People Over Pentagon coalition is organized by Public Citizen.
The People Over Pentagon Agenda
AP: Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts
31 Groups Sign Transition Memo to Biden Administration
Amid Pandemic, New Military Spending Numbers Highlight Misplaced Priorities
60-Plus Groups to Congress: No More COVID-19 Money for the Pentagon
61 Groups to Congress: Cut Pentagon Spending by 10% to Fund Education, Housing, Health Care
36 Groups to Biden and Congress: Reduce Oversized Pentagon Request
50 House Lawmakers Are Right: Excessive Pentagon Spending Won’t Make Us Safer
40 Groups to Biden: Leaving Afghanistan Means Lowering the Pentagon Budget
48 Groups to Congress: Not a Single Dollar More to the Pentagon
49 Groups to Congress: Vote ‘Yes’ on Pentagon Cuts Amendments
39 Groups to Senate: Divest from Obsolete Nuclear Bomb, Fund Global COVID-19 Vaccines Instead
No Pentagon Spending Add-Ins in the Eleventh Hour, Urge Civil Society Groups
Stop Padding the Pentagon’s Budget, 86 Groups Tell Biden
43 Groups Sign Senate Letter Urging Against Additional Pentagon Spending
61 Groups Sign House Letter Urging Against Additional Pentagon Spending