Maine’s elected representatives at the national, state and municipal level.
Whereas, the greatest security threat faced by people in Maine and globally is climate change;
Whereas, the Pentagon has the largest carbon footprint on the planet;
Whereas, building weapons prepares for war rather than investing in non-violent resolution of conflicts;
Whereas, building expensive weapon systems impoverishes social programs including health care, education, public transportation and housing;
Therefore, we call on you, our elected officials, to redirect funds from building warships at Bath Iron Works to instead build sustainable energy solutions to address the crisis of climate change.