40 foot banner showing that over 50% of the federal discretionary budget goes to military spending
The big "sequestration" goes into effect on Friday with tremendously negative impacts on our communities and schools.
Please join AFSC, Catholic Peace Ministry and others as we unfurl a 20-foot banner depicting the US military budget vs all other components of discretionary spending (healthcare, education, environment, etc.). Our message is simple: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon.
We will gather in front of the-- soon to be closed-- Gateway School (1800 Grand) at 2:00 this Thursday, Feb. 28.
There is a National Day of Action to stop the sequester and call for cuts to Pentagon spending to fund our communities. AFSC-SENE is organizing a short rally at the State House on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 3:30 pm to call attention to the devastating impact on the state budget that the sequester would have. Smart cuts, especially to the bloated Pentagon budget, and closing tax loopholes that benefit the big corporations and their CEOs would go a long way to fixing the problem without hurting state budgets. Please join us!
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.