Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance.

200 Organizations Form Network To Stop The Trump Military Parade

CNBC is reporting that President Donald Trump’s military parade is estimated to cost $92 million, citing a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment. This is a massive increase in the estimated cost, which was $12 million. The parade is scheduled for Nov. 10 in Washington, DC, and will feature armored vehicles, aircraft fly-overs, and period uniforms.

A network of 200 organizations has come together to organize a mass protest against the military parade in November called for by President Trump. See www.NoTrumpMilitaryParade.US. The military parade is widely opposed. Army Times conducted a poll of its readers; 51,000 responded and 89 percent said, “No, It’s a waste of money and troops are too busy.” A Quinnipiac University poll found 61 percent of voters disapprove of the military parade, while only 26 percent support the idea. The national consensus is there should not be a military parade.

The organizations signed on to a letter that calls for the parade to be stopped, “We reject this gross display of power and violence. We call on you to stop the military parade.” If the parade goes forward, the organizations will urge their members to come to Washington, DC to protest the parade or to organize sister-protests in their communities. Urge organizations you are a member of to sign on. This is an issue that impacts the economy, jobs, the environment, as well as wars and militarism.

See the letter and signers here:  http://notrumpmilitaryparade.us/

Kevin Zeese

Kevin Zeese is co-director of It's Our Economy, an organization that advocates for democratizing the economy. He's also an attorney who is one of the original organizers of the National Occupation of Washington, DC. He has been active in independent and third party political campaigns including for state legislative offices in Maryland, governor of California and U.S. president, where he served as press secretary and spokesperson for Ralph Nader in 2004. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006 and was the only person ever nominated by the Green Party, Libertarian Party and Populist Party.

Dr. Margaret Flowers

Dr. Margaret Flowers is a pediatrician in the Baltimore area and a co-chair of the Maryland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). She is also a Co-Director of PopularResistance.org and It's Our Economy. Flowers is currently running as a Green Party candidate for US Senate in the state of Maryland.