Shaping a just federal budget
With two major wars underway and huge expenses to prepare for wars of the future, the United States spends 60% of the discretionary federal budget on military related expenses. AFSC, founded in a time of war, resists warfare and the preparations for war. Much of our work since 1917 has been to ameliorate the tragic consequences of violence and armed conflict.
Thus AFSC’s focuses on realigning our national spending priorities and to increase the portion of the budget that is spent on housing, quality education for all, medical care, and fair wages. By providing accurate information and mobilizing the public to speak out, we can influence the government.