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Ask your congressional delegation to pass a budget that reflects the values and priorities of the people who put them in office.

MLK Forum - "This Madness Must End"

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This Madness Must End"

Dr. Martin Luther King and the U.S. Budget Debate

Hear an inspiring panel of community leaders discussing:

Blog: Four things I learned from the four days of #Durbinville

By Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern

From Dec. 2-6, 2012, a broad coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and activists in Chicago served soup and bread outside the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin. The four days of bread and soup lines culminated in our construction of a shantytown coined “Durbinville,” modeled after the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.

Monday, December 10: National Day of Action on the Fiscal Cliff!

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

 Now is the time to bring the overwhelming results of our referendum into the public debate.  Join the AFL-CIO and Mass. Uniting (our allies in this Battle of the Budget) for two demonstrations (at 1 and 4pm) in Boston, and spread the word!

1:00pm: Rally for Jobs, Not Cuts! (Faneuil Hall in Boston)

GUILTY: Fiscal Cliff & Perpetrators

On Dec. 1, 2012, with the frenzied debate around the so called “fiscal cliff” raging in the media and in Washington, D.C., the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City, wth cosponsors by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC,held a lively forum titled, The Fiscal Cliff on Trial.

Rally: The Grand Bargain Is a Turkey!

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

President Obama and Republicans are bargaining to cut the deficit. But they shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems. Stop the fiscal swindle!

On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed the Budget for All by a 3 to 1 margin. It calls for budget principles that will put people back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and stop endless wars, while balancing the budget:

Fiscal Cliff on Trial Flyer

Flyer for Kansas City, December 1st forum "The Fiscal Cliff on Trial"

Delivery Overdue Tax Bill to CSC #1

On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Calling On Corporations to Pay their Fair Share

 On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged. The action recognized the causes of our problems, which are:

MFSA to look at budget priorities and military spending

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 2:00pm

The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action focus its Fall 2011 Regional Gatherings on the federal budget. The Polk City event will be hosted by Hugh Stone with devotions by Shari Miller.

Let’s take a look at where

our tax dollars go,

what scripture and our faith

say about budget priorities,

what we think would

constitute a balanced budget,

whether the military budget

is out of proportion, and

what we can do about it.

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