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.
Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl want to cut federal jobs so that the Pentagon can keep growing.
Under last year’s deficit deal, military and domestic programs are supposed to be cut equally over the next ten years. Already this agreement would disproportionately affect domestic programs, as the military budget has doubled since 2001, not even including the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.
Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area. The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement. You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.
There are 2 sizes: 11x17 or 18x24
- Speak Truth to Power
- Tax the Rich and Corporations
- End the Wars and Military Spending
- Invest in Jobs and People
Northampton MA Resolution 2/13/11
A Resolution of the Northampton Democratic City Committee
Calling Upon Our Elected Representatives in Congress to End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Bring Our Troops and Tax Dollars Home.
WHEREAS, the financial resources available for use by governments at the local, county, state and federal levels in the United States are limited; and