KCMO City Council Unanimously Passes Move the Money Resolution at April 11 session.
In response to the misdirected federal budget debate and actions in Washington, D.C. and the disastrous impact it is having on our community and economy, the Kansas City AFSC has organized a Move the Money resolution campaign.
Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern, theatrically warms her hands over a fake fire pit in the Durbinville shantytown to demonstrate the threat that budget cuts could pose to basic human needs.
By Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern
From Dec. 2-6, 2012, a broad coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and activists in Chicago served soup and bread outside the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin. The four days of bread and soup lines culminated in our construction of a shantytown coined “Durbinville,” modeled after the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.
Now is the time to bring the overwhelming results of our referendum into the public debate. Join the AFL-CIO and Mass. Uniting (our allies in this Battle of the Budget) for two demonstrations (at 1 and 4pm) in Boston, and spread the word!
1:00pm: Rally for Jobs, Not Cuts! (Faneuil Hall in Boston)
On Dec. 1, 2012, with the frenzied debate around the so called “fiscal cliff” raging in the media and in Washington, D.C., the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City, wth cosponsors by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC,held a lively forum titled, The Fiscal Cliff on Trial.
President Obama and Republicans are bargaining to cut the deficit. But they shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems. Stop the fiscal swindle!
On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed the Budget for All by a 3 to 1 margin. It calls for budget principles that will put people back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and stop endless wars, while balancing the budget:
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