Federal Budget

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Tell Congress They Must Cut Military Spending

Des Moines Examines the Federal Budget

By Jeffrey J. Weiss

On December 7, 33 people representing various organizations gathered at the Quaker Friends Meeting House to discuss the 2010 U.S. Federal Budget.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival

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.

Occupy Signs

AFSC Occupy sign in Chicago march

sign that says "Speak Truth to Power"

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

Move the Money Resolutions

In communities across the country, groups are trying to get city councils, county councils, and other local municipalities to make a statement to their elected officials calling for cuts to the military budget and support for programs important in our communities. This material will give you tips on how to join this effort in your area.

Alert the Media

Tools you can use with local media to help tell your story about federal budget priorities.

Complete Move the Money Toolkit

Download the full toolkit for a comprehensive set of tools to help your community work for better federal budget priorities. The toolkit includes fact sheets, suggestions about how to work with the media, how to talk with members of Congress and ask them questions, and how to get a resolution passed in your community to encourage Congress to support programs that fund our needs at home instead of the military. You can also download just parts of the toolkit.

Move the Money action toolkit

Bring the war dollars home

A rally to bring home dollars spent on war

Protestors demand reductions in Pentagon spending.

Use this toolkit to talk to your community, the news media, and directly to Congress about keeping resources in your community.

Bring the War Dollars Home Resolution, Northhampton, MA

Northampton MA Resolution 2/13/11

A Resolution of the Northampton Democratic City Committee

 

Calling Upon Our Elected Representatives in Congress to End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Bring Our Troops and Tax Dollars Home.

Move the Money sample litanies

FAITHFUL BUDGET VIGILS

From July 11-August 3, daily Faithful Budget vigils were held outside the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill.

 

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