Thanks for your interest in the federal budget insert that was in the Worcester Magazine. As noted on the insert, it was provided by Worcester Friends (Quaker) Meeting and the American Friends Service Committee. Quakers believe in the worth of every person and in the capacity of the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Quakers object to a budget that puts more than half of our discretionary spending resources into military spending and support shifting some of those funds to more adequately fund programs that build real security – food and shelter, access to health care, quality education, alternative energy, an infrastructure that meets our needs and is well maintained, and programs serving our veterans.

One Minute for Peace Campaign

You can support AFSC's One Minute for Peace Campaign. Visit OneMinuteForPeace.org to learn more about our numbers, the campaign, and to sign our petition to show your support for a fair and just federal budget. You can also find more great budget information from National Priorities Project, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and the Costs of War project by Brown University's Watson Institute.

Fund our Communities, Not War

One way you can get involved in changing federal budget priorities is to join the Fund our Communities, Not War Massachusetts coalition. Our spring and summer project will be collecting signatures to get a referendum item placed on the November ballot in Massachusetts. We will begin collecting signatures April 24th. If you are interested in helping collect signatures or in being a local coordinator for this effort, please send an email to sene@afsc.org.

Move the Money Action Toolkit

Download the full toolkit for a comprehensive set of tools to help your community work for better federal budget priorities. Toolkit includes fact sheets, suggestions about how to work with the media, how to talk with members of Congress and ask them questions, and how to get a resolution passed in your community encouraging Congress to support programs that fund our needs at home instead of the military. You can also download just parts of the toolkit.

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