The Elephant in the Room:
The United States Military Budget
The Elephant in the Room Project is a coalition of peace and justice organizations whose mission is to influence the leading Democratic presidential candidates to talk about the Elephant in the Room – the $738 BILLION United States national defense budget.
Many of the Presidential candidates have already voiced their support for reducing the military budget, albeit not in much detail. Organizers of the Elephant in the Room Project hope to make the issue of military spending a more centralized topic at upcoming debates and candidate events, and to get the Presidential candidates to thoroughly explain their positions on reducing military spending, by how much, and how they would reallocate that money.