Federal Budget Priorities

Budget Priorities Tools, Resources and Ideas

Atlanta Budget Priorities Mural

Youth in Atlanta created this mural illustrating the 60% of our federal discretionary budget that goes to the military.

This is a page where AFSC staff can share ideas for actions, flyers and other resources to support our work on cutting the military budget and fully funding human needs.

Street Spirit April 2011

The April issue of Street Spirit is now out, on the streets and as a PDF on this website.  Sally Hindman, Sue Halpern, and Carol Denney write about Berkeley's responses to our homeless residents.  Linda Carson and AFSC staff Eric Moon on budget priorities in Sacramento, Whitney Gent and AFSC's Sandra Schwartz on priorities in Washington DC.  David Hartsough reviews Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta's Refusing to Be Enemies.  And articles by Michael Hubman, Norman Solomon, Judy Andreas, and T.J. Johnston, plus poetry.

Our Tax$ for Human Need - Not Wars and Greed

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Demonstration & Street Theater will call for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the reprioritizing of our tax dollars toward human needs and job creation.

Activities will include:

  •   20’ to 30’ Banner of FY 2012 U.S. discretionary budget

Street Theater at Four Street Corners

Flyer-Tax$ for Human Need

Flyer - Our Tax$ for Human Need-Not War and Greed

April 12, Tuesday, 4:30-6:00pm

1200 Main, KCMO

Write a letter to the editor about budget priorities and military spending

“Not what we say about our blessings,

but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

-- W. T. Purkiser

Dear Peacemakers,

We wish you a very happy healthy Thanksgiving.

I found the words of Rev. W.T. Purkiser printed above recently and felt that they eloquently spoke to me this Thanksgiving. I feel very blessed in many ways and giving back, working for peace and justice is one way I try and express my thanks.

Tucson AZ Citizen.com: 130 Crowd Tucson Public Hearing on Prison Privatization

More than 130 people packed the Public Hearing at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus last night for the first ever hearings on prison privatization in Arizona.

Exceeding all expectations for this event, the crowd listened intently throughout the two hour hearing.


Funding Schools, Not War

By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator

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