Federal Budget

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.

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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.

 

Move the Money Letter to the Editor

Use this letter to the editor template to tell your community about your federal budget priorities.

Move the Money Media Template

Customize this press template to get the word out about your action, vigil or demonstration.

Confusion on Social Security and Medicare

Op-Ed published in the Concord Monitor, August 25, 2011

Confusion on Social Security and Medicare

They're not broke, don't add to debt

By Russ Armstrong and Steve Gorin 

Fixing Our Economy

Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator, provided an update on the federal budget debate on KKFI Community Radio's Heartland Labor forum on Thursday, August 11, 2011. In this interview he reviewed what economists and leaders are saying about the recent budget deficit deal and discussed what will really put people back to work and heal our ailing economy.

Excerpts from the show:

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