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National Budget Priorities: Cut Military Spending and Fund Our Communities; Move the Money Action Toolkit

Just as peace is more than the absence of war, national security is more than planes and bombs; it includes jobs, schools, housing, and healthcare.

AFSC is calling for:

New Priorities Campaign

AFSC staff Sandra Schwartz's article on tax day and other actions to: (1) end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; (2) legislate major reductions in the Pentagon budget; and (3) make investments in jobs, infrastructure, new technologies, education, healthcare, and environmental protection.  The New Priorities Campaign coalition meets monthly -- sign their petition and take it to your friends, co-workers, and community groups now.  www.newprioritiescampaign.org

New Priorities article April2011

Sandra Schwartz's article in April 2011 Street Spirit

Guns or Bread: The War Economy Comes Home

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 4:05pm

Guns or Bread: The War Economy Comes Home

A Town Hall Forum on the Economy and Military Spending
with William Hartung,
Director of the Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation
and Jo Comerford,
Executive Director, National Priorities Project

2:00pm, Sunday, May 1
Garrett Seminary Chapel,
Free

 

Federal Budget Banner Files for your event

If you are interested in using this stunning visual that shows that the federal discretionary budget uses 60% for the military for your tax day, military budget or federal budget priorities event -- use this link to download a 15 foot x 3.5 foot version that you can take to your local sign shop and have reproduced in vinyl.  This file is available until April 15, 2011:15 foot version. (267 MB)

Petition to cut military spending

Download and print the petition for your state, make copies, collect signatures and return them to the AFSC-SENE office.  We will share them with elected officials in an effort to get them to sign on to the campaign.  If you want to use these in local meetings, please make copies and send a set to us.   Thanks for your help.

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