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.
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.