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Fiscal Cliff on Trial- Veteran and Peace Activist Witnesses

Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- Testimony by Dale Kuhn, a veteran and Ron Faust, a peace activist. The event, organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee, took place on Saturday, December 1 at the University of Missouri, KCMO.

The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by  Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.

Fiscal Cliff on Trial: Indictment

At the Fiscal Cliff on Trial forum in Kansas City, Mo., an indictment of the "fiscal cliff," its creators, and manipulators for crimes against the well-being of our community and nation was read by "prosecutor" Ira Harritt, program coordinator with the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City.

The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by  Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.

Indictment of Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Panel

Panel of Judges, Fiscal Cliff on Trial

See the Indictment of the Fiscal Cliff and its perpetrators presented at the Kansas City AFSC Fiscal Cliff on Trial forum, December 1, 2012. Use the Indictment as talking points for letters to the editors and calls to your elected officials.

Special alert: We're not broke

Arnie Alpert and Aura Kanegis, November 20, 2012

Great news, readers: despite reports that the cupboard has gone bare and we simply lack the money to ensure a sound education, good jobs, a robust infrastructure, and a solid safety net for this generation and those to come, it turns out the money has been right here all along.

The Fiscal Cliff on Trial

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us at a community forum exposing the deceptive framing of the debate on the deficit, U.S. tax and spending policies, and what is needed to improve the U.S. economy.

"The Fiscal Cliff on Trial" will analyze the debate on deficit reductions, tax policies, and federal spending proposals and their impact on Kansas Citians and our economy. 

Sequestration Infographic

Sequestration Info Graphic

What's the deal with sequestration?

Exapnd to see the impact of sequestration.

Use this infographic to reach out to your social media community!

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Creative Actions

Ideas for talking about federal budget priorities within your community—including signs, videos, and other tools.

Sequestration Talking Points

Use this guide to talk about issues specific to the post-election lame duck session of Congress. This is a crucial opportunity to focus pressure on changing federal budget priorities given the impending sequestration. 

Tax Day/ GDAMS resources 2012

Tax day Kansas City

Volunteers in Kansas City protest during Tax Day.

Volunteers in Kansas City protest during Tax Day.

Tax Day 2012 is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), April 17, 2012.  AFSC will be joining partners in 35 countries around the world and cities all over the US to call for cuts to the military buget and for funding for vital human needs and job creation.

Tell Congress They Must Cut Military Spending

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