In honor of tax day 2012, about 50 youth from across the country went to Washington DC's iconic Busboys and Poets to be recognized for their "Official Selections" in the "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival. The room filled with over 120 people was standing room only.
It's time to give thanks. Yesterday, the congressional Super Committee actually gave us another reason to be thankful when it announced that the members were unable to agree on a plan to make $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next 10 years.
This is a testament to the grassroots voices – including yours – from around the country that made it clear that any deal should reflect the priorities and values of “the 99%.” In this case, no deal was definitely better than a bad deal.
If you had all the power, what would you do with a TRILLION dollars?
State and Federal budget cuts are closing schools, cutting Pell Grants, healthcare, and other programs that are crucial for young people and our communities – and yet they usually aren’t a part of the conversation.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.