Purchasing power

Photo: U.S. Air Force

by Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach

The U.S. military spends about $4 billion on recruitment each year. Reducing this amount by 10 percent would allow the U.S. to nearly double its funding for maternal and child health programs overseas. Currently U.S.-funded maternal and child health programs save the lives of an estimated 6 million children each year through immunizations and supplements to address malnutrition, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development…

Read the entire article on Third Way Cafe here and then send an email to your Members of Congress asking that they reduce Pentagon spending.

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