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Budget Priorities Letter to Congress

Letter sent to Senators and Congresspersons calling for funding of: jobs; education; healthcare; and housing and nighborhoods; and cuts to: war and the military; corporate welfare; and tax cuts for the rich.

Budget Priorities In KC Different Than Those in D.C.

AFSC staff and volunteers staffed a table at the Bridging the Gap Summit / back to school fair to enable people to speak out about federal budget priorities. The July 30 event sponsored by The Concerned Clergy Coalition of KC, Hickman Mills School District and All Christians Together Serving provided free health screenings, free food and clothing, entertainment, youth games and community vendors.

25% solution brochure

A flyer promoting cutting military spending by 25% and funding our communities.

U.S. Federal Budget As an Instrument for the Common Good

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Have you ever wondered how or if our Federal Budget could be a tool to move our nation to a prosperous, peaceful and just future?

Forum panelists will identify ways the budget can be used to redirect our resources away from war and destruction to improved quality of life, investment in job creation and correcting the increasing disparity of income and wealth.

Ira Harritt Discusses Military Budget vs Human Needs

On May 5, 2011, Ira Harritt, Program Coordinator for AFSC in Kansas City, discussed the need for new budget priorities on the Heartland Labor Forum, part of KKFI community radio in Kansas City. Ira's segment is about halfway through this link:

http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/documents/HLF-May%205-11-PaycheckDeception_and_WarBudgetVs.HumanNeeds.mp3

 

Kansas Citians Call for New Budget Priorities

As part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on April 12, AFSC staff and volunteers in Kansas City organized a vigil and demonstration calling for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the funding of human needs and job creation.

Opinion: Federal Spending from the Ground Up, Not the Top Down

By Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released Monday, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

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