In Philadelphia, our mayor defends the closure of schools, the layoff of teachers and the elimination of school nurses and numerous effective social programs to address a $304 million deficit. How much of our tax dollars go to an outdated nuclear weapons system that does nothing for our safety but jeopardize it on multiple levels. While Pennsylvanian tax dollars support a $400 million state prison in the suburbs of Philadelphia, you can see that the money is there. As Philadelphians, as Pennsylvanians, as Americans, we have the money to satisfy all of our needs as a society once we prioritize humans over profit. The $640 billion over the next decade will not keep us safe, as Obama and many bipartisan security experts have repeatedly acknowledged. It will line the pockets of those profiting from the military industrial complex and they will lobby their congressional leaders to continue weapons profiteering. At Project for Nuclear Awareness we will advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons by educating the public and policy makers. Will you join us?
Tammy Murphy, LL.M.
Project for Nuclear Awareness