Federal Budget Priorities

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Hawkeye Vision 2012: Caucusing for Working Families

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 10:00am


Presented by the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund.

Please join us for a political roundtable featuring key leaders who will offer the progressive viewpoint on the important issues facing working families and the role those issues will play in the 2012 elections.

Reordering Priorities: Connecting Issues

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

A Planning Conference for Long Term Change

A networking, planning day that focuses on the Move the Money campaign, engaging local elected officials in the effort to reorder priorities from military spending to meeting human needs.

Keynote speaker: Rukiya Dillahunt

Education is Top Priority at Penny Peace Poll

Iowans Use “Common Cents” on Federal Spending

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Early October shoppers looking for bargains on jeans or Halloween masks at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa rated schools, health care and the environment above military spending at a “penny peace poll” organized by AFSC’s Iowa Office and volunteers.

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.

Robert Reich to Speak at Drake

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Noted author, economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich will address the topic, "The Next Economy and America's Future" at this Des Moines talk. Reich currently teaches at Cal-Berkeley. Free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow the talk.

Kathleen McQuillen on the Federal Budget and Palestine-Israel

Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, speaks with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg about the federal budget, military overspending and an upcoming interfaith conference on Palestine-Israel.

A Call to Move the Money

Dear Community Leader,

Let’s face it. The U.S. economy is in bad shape.

Too many members of our community are suffering while Congress is debating ideological issues that are beside the point. Federal and State government budget cutting is creating more unemployment, providing less help for people hit by job loss or illness and making the economic recession worse.

Budget Priorities Letter to Congress

Letter sent to Senators and Congresspersons calling for funding of: jobs; education; healthcare; and housing and nighborhoods; and cuts to: war and the military; corporate welfare; and tax cuts for the rich.

U.S. Federal Budget As an Instrument for the Common Good

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Have you ever wondered how or if our Federal Budget could be a tool to move our nation to a prosperous, peaceful and just future?

Forum panelists will identify ways the budget can be used to redirect our resources away from war and destruction to improved quality of life, investment in job creation and correcting the increasing disparity of income and wealth.

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