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Congress continues to slash programs like SNAP, Flint still doesn’t have clean water, and our roads and bridges are falling apart. WHY? Because Congress keeps sending more money to the Pentagon and the companies that profit from war.

Tell Congress it’s time to commit to No Money from Weapons Manufacturers and the NRA! Download the pledge and take it to your Representatives & Senators.

Weapons Manufacturers are making a killing on killing! In 2017, weapons manufacturers (companies like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman) spent more than $125 million on campaign contributions! They were rewarded with over $350 billion in Pentagon contracts while our schools, roads, and water were left with nothing. The NRA regularly spends between $1–$1.5 million during campaign cycles, resulting in no action from Congress despite an outcry from citizens to do something about gun violence..

The impact of weapons and war on our elected officials means:

  • Military-style assault rifles are in the hands of kids;
  • Our police forces have become SWAT teams with access to free excess military equipment, such as assault rifles and armored vehicles;
  • In 2017, the U.S. spent more than $700 million on the military — more than the next 8 countries combined — more than $350 billion of that went directly to weapons manufacturers.  

It’s time to hold Congress accountable to representing our communities, not corporations that are making a killing on killing.

Who Has Already Committed?

Yvette Clarke
Bonnie Watson Coleman
Keith Ellison
Tulsi Gabbard
Raul Grijalva
Pramila Jayapal
Ro Khanna
Barbara Lee
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Jan Schakowsky
Maxine Waters
Nydia Velazquez

If your congressperson has not made the commitment, use this form to send them a message: Commit to your constituents, and refuse money from the NRA & weapons manufacturers

More Ways to Engage With Your Representative and Senators:

1. Send a message to your Representative & Senators on social media. You can share these image below with their accounts. Right-click each image to download and save. 

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2. Email your Representative & Senators. Then look up contact information for your Representative & Senator.  

3. Attend a town hall or public hearing. Use these talking points to engage your representatives.

4. Schedule a meeting in their district office. Take your organization or neighbors. Use these talking points and ask them to sign on to this commitment.

5. You can also check to see how much money your Representative & Senators have taken from weapons manufacturers or the NRA.

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