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KCMO Passes Move the Money Resolution!

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.

April 15 "Tax Day" Vigil at Akron Main Post Office

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join us as we vigil at the Akron Main Post office on Monday, April 15 to call for more sane and humane federal budget and tax priorities.

Des Moines to call for Pentagon cuts on Tax Day

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:30am

Budget Banner in Des Moines 2013

Budget Banner in Des Moines 2013

AFSC's budget banner, showing the majority of U.S. discretionary spending going to the Pentagon, shows up outside a middle school slated for closure in Des Moines.

Join us in Des Moines as part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come help hold the banner and reach fellow taxpayers with the message: Fund human needs, not Pentagon waste!

Sponsored by AFSC Iowa and Catholic Peace Ministry

For more information: KMcquillen@afsc.org; 515-274-4851, ext. 22

On the web: www.demilitarize.org 

U.S. Deficit Debate Is a Crime-Tax Day Demonstration

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Tax Day Demonstration

 The U.S. Deficit Debate is a Crime

Don’t be fooled by multi-national corporations, billionaires and groups like “Fix the Debt!” The deficit is a Trojan Horse used to attack social security, Medicare and other government services for the 99%

KC Screening- If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Films

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

 
Join us on January 12th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local youth filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.

Money Out, People In

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:00am

From Iowa CCI:

Help kick off the legislative session in a people-powerful way. This is an important and fun day you don’t want to miss. We'll meet with top decision makers, key legislators and stand alongside hundreds of everyday Iowans who (just like you) are ready to stand up and speak out to put our communities before corporations.  Busses planned from Dubuque and Waterloo, Iowa City and Grinnell and Ames areas.

For more info: www.iowacci.org.

KC Move The Money -Organization Endorsement Form

Because of the misdirected budget debate in Washington essential social programs from social security to food stamps are on the chopping block in Washington. You know cutting programs for those most in need, for those who have lost their jobs or homes due to the economic recession or cutting benefits for the elderly on fixed income is not the answer to our economic problems. 

KC Move the Money Campaign

The federal budget crisis is not a deficit crisis, but a crisis of priorities.

Choosing to continue enormous tax breaks for the millionaires and spending 60 percent of public discretionary dollars on the Pentagon makes no sense, as millions struggle to find work and to feed and house their families.

Toward Peace and Justice, September 2012

Friend,

Over nine decades of working for peace, the American Friends Service Committee has seen what can happen when a government is allowed to use fear to justify denying basic rights to some vulnerable group—Japanese-Americans, Native Americans, Jews, civil rights advocates, or political dissidents. In 1942, who could defend someone of “foreign enemy ancestry?” In the 1950’s, who dared defend someone accused of being a “communist?” And today, who would speak up for someone labeled a “terrorist?”

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