Federal Budget

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.

Budget Priorities In KC Different Than Those in D.C.

AFSC staff and volunteers staffed a table at the Bridging the Gap Summit / back to school fair to enable people to speak out about federal budget priorities. The July 30 event sponsored by The Concerned Clergy Coalition of KC, Hickman Mills School District and All Christians Together Serving provided free health screenings, free food and clothing, entertainment, youth games and community vendors.

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.

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2011 Tax Day

AFSC staff, volunteers, and partners marched, chanted and made signs to mark Tax Day.  From Los Angeles to Boston, Indianapolis to Pittsburgh, dozens gathered, and garnered much positive reaction from onlookers.

Kansas Citians Call for New Budget Priorities

As part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on April 12, AFSC staff and volunteers in Kansas City organized a vigil and demonstration calling for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the funding of human needs and job creation.

Wage Peace Media Tools

Wage Peace Campaign Media Tools

Visit this page to find the most recent documents we've produced to help you create effective and compelling media strategies to help us end the wars, cut the military budget and fund human needs.

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)

Social Security Not a Cause of Fed. Deficit

Including Social Security in the federal deficit discussion is purely political, Nancy Altman told a theatre-full of people in Concord March 21, at an event organized by the Association of Retired Americans with support from the AFSC, Nashua Teachers Union, AFT-NH Retirees, EngAGING NH, Granite State Organizing Project, NH AFL-CIO, NASW-NH, NH Council on Disabilities, Working Families Win, NH Citizens Alliance, and SEA/SEIU 1984.  According to Altman, there is no financial basis for talking about it in connection with the deficit.

Federal Budget from the Ground Up

A Commentary by Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released today, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

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