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Federal budget priorities

Federal budget priorities

Military spending accounts for 57 percent of the U.S. discretionary federal budget. The entrenched culture of militarism, the defense lobby, U.S.-led military interventions across the globe, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had untold human and financial costs, depleting U.S. resources for human needs.

Directing our national spending priorities away from militarism and warfare and toward housing, quality education, medical care, and fair wages is a significant focus of AFSC’s work on Capitol Hill and in communities throughout the U.S. and the world.

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Help AFSC advocate for a shift in federal resources and policies—away from militarism and toward shared security.

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AFSC’s "One Minute for Peace" campaign aims to raise that amount to support the real needs of our communities. Since money for peace goes farther than money for war, there’s a lot we can do with $1.2 million.

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We need to rally support for amendments that will put a stop to the corporate boondoggles and misguided policies that fuel arms races with China and Russia—and that cost us dearly here at home.

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