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Peace Action Day of Action for Mike Siegel
Thu September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join the first of Mass. Peace Action’s general election phonebanks as we support pro-peace candidates in critical swing states.
Civil rights lawyer Mike Siegel believes that the American public should have more say than arms manufacturers, that foreign policy should be based on diplomacy and foreign aid not sprawling U.S. military campaigns, and that international human rights law should be advanced and defended in an effort to promote peace.
Peace Action Target Days: 9/24
Peace Action Phone Bank! https://www.mobilize.us/siegelfortexas/event/326621/
Generic Phonebanking – https://www.mobilize.us/siegelfortexas/event/302336/
Text Banking – https://www.mobilize.us/siegelfortexas/event/307538/
“Let’s rebuild the State Department and our diplomatic corps,” Siegel says. “Let’s revamp our foreign aid spending to encourage the development of civil society and local economies. And instead of over-spending on war industries, let’s invest in the domestic safety net and the conditions for peace around the world.”
Siegel wants to cut at least $200 billion from the military budget, including the OCO which he knows “exists as a virtual slush fund for Pentagon expenditures.” He wants to see a “just transition” of funds “that would invest in domestic programs (health care, environment, infrastructure) that will provide quality jobs in affected communities.” He also wants to strengthen “of the False Claims Act to ensure that waste and abuse by government contractors is reigned in.”
He’s also a true progressive all around and will fight for the most vulnerable. In 2018, he fought hard for voting rights at the historically-black college Prairie View A&M University when Texas officials tried to suppress student votes, and vows to continue work on protecting the right to vote — which is critical for this election.
Learn more here: https://siegelfortexas.org/about/ Donate to Mike Siegel: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/peace_action_msiegel
See all Peace Action endorsed Congressional candidates: https://www.peaceaction.org/endorsements/