About Save Defense Jobs
What is Save Defense Jobs?
Save Defense Jobs is a grassroots movement dedicated to informing and educating Americans about the devastating economic consequences of possible doomsday defense cuts included in the debt ceiling deal between Congress and the Obama Administration. The deal includes $500 billion in possible defense cuts on top of another $400 billion in planned cuts over the next 12 years. This near trillion-dollar takeaway from America's national defense community could easily kill hundreds of thousands of defense jobs across America, wreaking havoc on our economy while at the same time jeopardizing our safety.
How Many Jobs are at Stake?
The Pentagon is a source of 3.6 million jobs. Many of these are high paying, advanced manufacturing and R&D jobs coveted by state economic development teams. These jobs in turn support countless more jobs in military and defense communities throughout America – from contractor suppliers to grocers and car dealers near military installations.
Why are We Fighting Back?
The need to rein in government spending is so dire that some in Washington are willing to cut anything – without fully considering the potential consequences. Reckless cuts to America's defense budget could set in place an economic domino effect that would kill thousands upon thousands of defense-related jobs for years to come. Save Defense Jobs seeks to help Americans understand the future implications of careless cost cutting, exposing the real people and jobs affected by every defense cut.
How Can You Help?
The best way for you to help Save Defense Jobs is to spread the word about our organization and mission. Sign up for our email updates, tell your friends about us, link to our site on Facebook and Twitter. Together, we can win the fight to Save Defense Jobs.