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.

Take Action

  • Help us Move the Money away from war and back into our communities. AFSC has joined with the New Priorities Network to encourage Congress to support human needs at home...
  • In the next two months, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive military spending—and we must not waste this moment.

Resources for download

  • $1 Trillion in War Spending Milestone Press Release Template
  • $1 Trillion Action Toolkit
  • Guns and Mortarboards
  • Information to support cutting the military budget, and not human needs.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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