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.
Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl want to cut federal jobs so that the Pentagon can keep growing.
Under last year’s deficit deal, military and domestic programs are supposed to be cut equally over the next ten years. Already this agreement would disproportionately affect domestic programs, as the military budget has doubled since 2001, not even including the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are excited to offer young people a chance to lift their voice by submitting a video to the If I Had a Trillion Dollars National Youth Film Festival.
AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.
Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area. The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement. You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.
There are 2 sizes: 11x17 or 18x24
- Speak Truth to Power
- Tax the Rich and Corporations
- End the Wars and Military Spending
- Invest in Jobs and People
Use this toolkit to talk to your community, the news media, and directly to Congress about keeping resources in your community.