Federal Budget Priorities

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The jet that ate the Pentagon

F35 fighter jet

In 2014, taxpayers in the U.S. will pay $8.45 billion for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, although this plane has a history of being overdue, over-budget, and grounded. Find out what you can do to stop the F-35.

The jet that ate the Pentagon

Jet that Ate the Pentagon still

Brave New Films, AFSC and the F-35 coalition tell the story of the "poster-child" of Pentagon waste.

As Congress continues to make budget decisions that favor military spending over human needs, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Brave New Films, and a politically diverse group of organizations have come together as a coalition to shine a light on this poster child of Pentagon waste.


KC Screening- If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Films 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join us on Saturday, January 11th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local young filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar plus federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.

AFSC joins 93 national organizations in budget letter to Congress

AFSC calls on Congress to reverse spending cuts, protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, defend core programs for those most at risk, and eliminate tax incentives for sending jobs overseas.

Global Day Against Military Spending

Monday, April 15 -- 7 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm

join with AFSC, United for Peace and Justice, and Bay Area New Priorities Campaign volunteers to distribute info flyers  at BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th Street Mission, 12th Street Oakland Center, 19th Street, MacArthur, Rockridge, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord,  Fruitvale, North Berkeley, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte. 

For info and flyers, contact Stephen McNeil at AFSC -- (415) 565-0201 ext 12 

Advocacy Toolkit

This page is to help you use your voice.  We can be very sure that the corporations are busy in Washington and in every state house pushing for their own interests (especially their profitis).  Only when citizens speak up, bringing to life the words of the song "But 2 and 2 and 50 make a million..." making a mighty roar, will we be able to change the balance and shift the priorities.  AFSC has a collection of resources for to help you do that work at both the federal and state levels.  Below are links to campaigns we are working on.  Click on one that interests you

Federal Budget Priorities

This page has resources to help citizens use their voice to tell Congress what their budget priorities are. 

Time for the superpower of public opinion to rise again

February 15, 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of what may have been the biggest protest against war in human history. Hundreds of events involving tens of millions of people coordinated actions under the banner "No War On Iraq" took place across the planet. These included rallies and marches in Cleveland and Akron, among many other locations around Ohio.

Economic disparity or economic equality

By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City

“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution  

Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.  

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