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Stop Budget Cuts That Hurt Children
Governor Tomblin has proposed budget cuts to vital programs for children and families including child abuse prevention, domestic violence, home visiting programs, and family support. #ourchildrenourbudget
Don’t be fooled by multi-national corporations, billionaires and groups like “Fix the Debt!” The deficit is a Trojan Horse used to attack social security, Medicare and other government services for the 99%
American Friends Service Committee, KC Program, 816 931-5256
Matt Hoh, former State Department official in Afghanistan. Hoh currently works at the Center for International Policy to advocate changes in US foreign policy towards Afghanistan.
Greensboro excitedly awaits a visit from Matthew Hoh on February 20th.
After resigning from his post as a senior State Department official in Afghanistan as a form of protest against US foreign policy, Hoh was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. His writings have appeared in multiple national newspapers, and the Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter as an Essential Document.
6pm—Opening Reception on the 2nd Floor of Elon Law school.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in sharing your own experience of how US foreign policy has affected your career, your spirituality, or area of interest, please contact Area Coordinator Ann Lennon.
On November 21st at 5:30pm, as part of a national Faithful Budget action, Pittsburgh will hold a vigil at the Occupy site to call on Congress to create a just and compassionate federal budget.
The report by the Congressional “super committee” is due around Thanksgiving and there are concerns that cuts to major safety net programs with be on the chopping block. Now is the time for people to stand in opposition to these cuts.
The April issue of Street Spirit is now out, on the streets and as a PDF on this website. Sally Hindman, Sue Halpern, and Carol Denney write about Berkeley's responses to our homeless residents. Linda Carson and AFSC staff Eric Moon on budget priorities in Sacramento, Whitney Gent and AFSC's Sandra Schwartz on priorities in Washington DC. David Hartsough reviews Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta's Refusing to Be Enemies. And articles by Michael Hubman, Norman Solomon, Judy Andreas, and T.J. Johnston, plus poetry.
Seven religious leaders opposed to cuts in human services and anti-union provisions of the proposed state budget were recently escorted from the State House by police after a five and a half hour prayer vigil at the office of Speaker of the House William O’Brien.
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