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$1 Trillion Contest Winners Visit Capitol Hill

As the historic debate over federal spending began in Washington, young winners of the “If I Had A Trillion” video contest descended on Capitol Hill, challenging lawmakers to address the bloated defense spending that imperils their schools, communities, and futures.

IHTD Winners at house hearing

IHTD Winners at house hearing

If I Had a Trillion Dollars winners (L to R) Alia Holness, Briseida Montiel, Kyane Strother, Richardson Joseph, and Anays Mercedes gather in Rayburn House Office Building hearing room.

Watch the winning videos.

"If I Had A Trillion Dollars"- Washington DC Screenings

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:30pm

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) invite you to three opportunities to hear from youth how they would spend the $1 trillion already spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


Wednesday, February 16


12pm to 1pm Congressional Briefing & Screening

Chicago youth report on the impact of war

911 youth team

Chicago youth hit the streets with the 911 News for Youth team to report on the trillion dollar wars.

Learn more about the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video contest.
See other If I Had a Trillion Dollars videos.

$1 Trillion for Wars Op-Ed

Read and comment on Mary Zerkel’s op-ed in the Huffington Post on the $1 trillion that U.S. taxpayers have spent on the wars in Iraq and Afganistan by May 30 and also what we could have spent that money on instead.

IHTD Issues Tool Kit

This toolkit will help you understand the issues behind $1 trillion in war spending so that you can participate in the IHTD youth video contest.


If I Had a Trillion Youth Video Contest

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