Tell Congress, “Money for Life, Not Death”

Nov 24, 2021 | PDA News

In solidarity,
Mike Fox for the PDA National Team

Demand Congress Invest in Food and Medicine,
Not Bombs and Drones


This year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for a $778 billion Pentagon budget—that’s four and a half times larger than the proposed Build Back Better reconciliation bill. Its also $24 billion more than the Biden administration asked for.

Click here to let your U.S. Senators know that this level of military spending is unacceptable, and tell them to vote no on the NDAA and demand a reduced figure.

Once done there, please ask your House Rep to sign onto this letter by Friday, December 3rd. It asks the Biden administration to suspend sanctions that prevent food, medicine, medical supplies, and other medical assistance from reaching the Cuban people.

Ask your House Rep to contact Cindy Buhl (Rep. McGovern) at; Gregory Adams (Rep. Lee) at; or Zakiya Carr Johnson (Rep. Meeks) at

The letter also calls for lifting the restrictions on remittances and travel, for removing Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, and for normalizing relations between our two countries.  

Please let us know once you’ve acted.

Thanks so much for all that you do.

P.S.:  Signatories on the Cuba letter as of the writing of this email:

James P. McGovern (MA)  co-lead, Rules Committee Chair
Barbara Lee (CA)  co-lead, SFOPS SC Appropriations Chair
Gregory W. Meeks (NY) co-lead, HFAC Chair
Bobby L. Rush (IL)  co-lead, Energy SC Chair, E&C

Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ)
Jared Huffman (CA)
Karen Bass (CA)
Anna G. Eshoo (CA)
Alan B. Lowenthal (CA)
Mark DeSaulnier (CA)
Maxine Waters (CA)
John Garamendi (CA)
Jim Himes (CT)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Danny K. Davis (IL)
Robin L. Kelly (IL)
André Carson (IN)
John A. Yarmuth (KY)
Jake Auchincloss (MA)
Ayanna Pressley (MA)
Stephen F. Lynch (MA)
David Trone (MD)
Jamie Raskin (MD)
Chellie Pingree (ME)
Andy Levin (MI)
Rashida Tlaib (MI)
Brenda L. Lawrence (MI)
Betty McCollum (MN)
Dean Phillips (MN)
Bennie G. Thompson (MS)
David E. Price (NC)
Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ)
Nydia M. Velázquez (NY)
Adriano Espaillat (NY)
Grace Meng (NY)
Carolyn B. Maloney (NY)
Mondaire Jones (NY)
Earl Blumenauer (OR)
Peter A. DeFazio (OR)
Suzanne Bonamici (OR)
David N. Cicilline (RI)
Dwight Evans (PA)
Mike Doyle (PA)
Steve Cohen (TN)
Joaquin Castro (TX)
Ron Kind (WI)
Mark Pocan (WI)
Gwen Moore (WI)
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (VA)
Peter Welch (VT)
Dina Titus (NV)