The Troy Area (NY) Labor Council passed the following resolution in opposition to the $40 billion in military aid to Ukraine. The resolution could be summarized as saying, “Money for housing, education and healthcare, not for war.”
Whereas: According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, it would cost $20 billion to end homelessness in the United States.
Whereas: The College For All Act endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal aims for free college tuition at all community colleges, public 4-year colleges, and tribal colleges.
And Whereas: The estimated total cost of the College For All Act is $700 billion.
Whereas: : A recent study by Yale epidemiologists found that Medicare for All would save around 68,000 lives a year while reducing U.S. health care spending by around 13%, or $450 billion a year.
Whereas: The US government should prioritize the needs of its own citizens.
Therefore be it resolved: that the Troy Area Labor Council AFL-CIO opposes the recently passed bill that would spend 40 Billion dollars in military aid to Ukraine.