AFSC staff Sandra Schwartz's article on tax day and other actions to: (1) end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; (2) legislate major reductions in the Pentagon budget; and (3) make investments in jobs, infrastructure, new technologies, education, healthcare, and environmental protection. The New Priorities Campaign coalition meets monthly -- sign their petition and take it to your friends, co-workers, and community groups now. www.newprioritiescampaign.org
A Town Hall Forum on the Economy and Military Spending with William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation and Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project
2:00pm, Sunday, May 1 Garrett Seminary Chapel, Free
If you are interested in using this stunning visual that shows that the federal discretionary budget uses 60% for the military for your tax day, military budget or federal budget priorities event -- use this link to download a 15 foot x 3.5 foot version that you can take to your local sign shop and have reproduced in vinyl. This file is available until April 15, 2011:15 foot version. (267 MB)
Download and print the petition for your state, make copies, collect signatures and return them to the AFSC-SENE office. We will share them with elected officials in an effort to get them to sign on to the campaign. If you want to use these in local meetings, please make copies and send a set to us. Thanks for your help.
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