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U.S. Mayors Call for Pentagon monies to be redirected to U.S. cities

The Common Dreams, June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing the military-heavy Trump budget proposal, a proposal that calls for an additional $54 billion to the Pentagon by slashing anti-poverty and environmental programs. Instead, the mayors urge Congress and the President to move funding in the opposite direction, out of the military and into human and environmental needs.

The resolutions were passed by the 253 mayors—Democrats, Republicans and independents—attending the conference.

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