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Toward Peace and Justice: Tax Day 2012

Toward Peace and Justice: Tax Day 2012

Published: April 13, 2012

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is the last day to file your federal taxes for 2012. For Tax Day this year, AFSC is working hard to make clear how the choices in our federal budget affect communities across the U.S. Like you, AFSC wants:

  • Deep cuts in the Pentagon budget
  • Fair taxes on the wealthy and corporations
  • A strong social safety net
  • Investment in jobs now

Included in this newsletter are stories about our Tax Day activities. If you’d like to get involved yourself, download our Tax Day Toolkit, and learn more about our One Minute for Peace Campaign.

In peace,
Shan Signature

Shan Cretin, AFSC General Secretary

Youth video contest winners

Fifty young people from around the U.S. were in Washington, DC, last weekend for the announcement of the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival winner. While they were in DC, they met with members of Congress and attended a standing-room only public showing of all of the finalists’ videos.

Learn more, and watch all the featured videos: on our web site.
Learn more about the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival.


Tax Day Rally in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh AFSC with partnering with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom to hold a Tax Day Rally and Penny Poll. The Raging Grannies will be on hand to entertain visitors as we help local residents understand how their tax dollars will be spent, and ask them to tell us how they want them spent. Learn more.


Tax Day activities in North Carolina

AFSC’s office in North Carolina has been posting a series of events on their blog. On each the last eight days, they have selected a different budget priority to highlight for discussion and action. 

Read more about our 2012 Tax Day activities.