The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018, State House, 107 N. Main Street
Last week we saw a crowd of about 200 people marching and singing for a new moral narrative around poverty, racism, ecological devastation and militarism. NHPR, WMUR and the Concord Monitor communicated our message well. Many of you got the word out through Facebook and Twitter too.
We raised up a Gospel choir singing outside the Secretary of State’s office as we call for the ending of Jim Crow-style voter suppression tactics.
On Tuesday, we continue week 3 of our 40 Days of Moral Action!
Some of the specific national demands this week include:
- We demand an end to military aggression and war-mongering.
- We demand a stop to the privatization of the military budget and any increase in military spending. We demand a reallocation of resources from the military budget to education, health care, jobs and green infrastructure needs, and strengthening a Veterans Administration system that must remain public.
- We demand a ban on assault rifles and a ban on the easy access to firearms that has led to the increased militarization and weaponization of our communities.
PLEASE COME AGAIN on Tuesday, May 29 for another Day of Moral Action:
- 12:00 noon at St. Paul’s Church, 21 Centre Street, for an orientation to the day’s actions. This is required for people who risk arrest. If you’d rather take another volunteer role, this is a good time to show up.
- 2:00pm A rally in front of the State House with numerous, diverse speakers
- 3:00pm You are invited to support those risking arrest with your presence, signs, songs, photos and videos. Your support makes a difference!