Tax Day 2012 is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), April 17, 2012. AFSC will be joining partners in 35 countries around the world and cities all over the US to call for cuts to the military buget and for funding for vital human needs and job creation.
Presented by the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund.
Please join us for a political roundtable featuring key leaders who will offer the progressive viewpoint on the important issues facing working families and the role those issues will play in the 2012 elections.
By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator
Early October shoppers looking for bargains on jeans or Halloween masks at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa rated schools, health care and the environment above military spending at a “penny peace poll” organized by AFSC’s Iowa Office and volunteers.
The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action focus its Fall 2011 Regional Gatherings on the federal budget. The Polk City event will be hosted by Hugh Stone with devotions by Shari Miller.
Noted author, economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich will address the topic, "The Next Economy and America's Future" at this Des Moines talk. Reich currently teaches at Cal-Berkeley. Free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow the talk.
Kathleen McQuillen on the Federal Budget and Palestine-Israel
Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, speaks with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg about the federal budget, military overspending and an upcoming interfaith conference on Palestine-Israel.
A Call to Move the Money
Dear Community Leader,
Let’s face it. The U.S. economy is in bad shape.
Too many members of our community are suffering while Congress is debating ideological issues that are beside the point. Federal and State government budget cutting is creating more unemployment, providing less help for people hit by job loss or illness and making the economic recession worse.
Letter sent to Senators and Congresspersons calling for funding of: jobs; education; healthcare; and housing and nighborhoods; and cuts to: war and the military; corporate welfare; and tax cuts for the rich.
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