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Iowans say: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon

Iowans say: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

Federal Budget Banner

40 foot banner showing that over 50% of the federal discretionary budget goes to military spending

Photo: AFSC/Mario Quezada

The big "sequestration" goes into effect on Friday with tremendously negative impacts on our communities and schools.

Please join AFSC, Catholic Peace Ministry and others as we unfurl a 20-foot banner depicting the US military budget vs all other components of discretionary spending (healthcare, education, environment, etc.). Our message is simple: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon.

We will gather in front of the-- soon to be closed-- Gateway School (1800 Grand) at 2:00 this Thursday, Feb. 28.  

Check out the new budget banner video and click here to read about AFSC's work to wage peace in Chicago.

Contact Information: 

Kathleen McQuillen, 515-274-4851, ext. 22

Location

In front of Gateway School
1800 Grand Ave.
Des Moines , IA

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