Federal Budget

Toward Peace and Justice, April 2013

In her monthly newsletter, General Secretary Shan Cretin considers the culture of militarism in the U.S. and what all of us can do today to pave the way for a truly secure future.

Kansas City Move the Money Campaign

The Federal Budget Crisis Is Not A Deficit Crisis.

It's A Crisis Of Priorities.

Choosing to continue enormous tax breaks for the millionaires and spending 60 percent of public discretionary dollars on the Pentagon makes no sense, as millions struggle to find work and to feed and house their families.

Dear Secretary Duncan

Students in Boston produced this short video as an open letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Iowans say: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:00pm

Federal Budget Banner

40 foot banner showing that over 50% of the federal discretionary budget goes to military spending

The big "sequestration" goes into effect on Friday with tremendously negative impacts on our communities and schools.

Please join AFSC, Catholic Peace Ministry and others as we unfurl a 20-foot banner depicting the US military budget vs all other components of discretionary spending (healthcare, education, environment, etc.). Our message is simple: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon.

We will gather in front of the-- soon to be closed-- Gateway School (1800 Grand) at 2:00 this Thursday, Feb. 28.  

Pull the Pork from the Pentagon Rally Feb.27th Noon in Worcester, 3:30 pm in Providence

The air waves are full of babble about the impeding sequester, a forced across the board line item cut of the federal budget.  Congress continues to play a crazy game of brinksmanship that could have devastating consequesences to people (cuts to subidized housing, education, head start, food safety inspection and much more) as well as to state budgets that would be left scrambling to plug the holes in education funding, housing, HIV testing and all the other programs essential to state residents.  It also would make cuts to military spending, again across the board.  There is

Pull the Pork from the Pentagon Rally Feb.27th 3:30pm

The air waves are full of babble about the impeding sequester, a forced across the board line item cut of the federal budget.  Congress continues to play a crazy game of brinksmanship that could have devastating consequesences to people (cuts to subidized housing, education, head start, food safety inspection and much more) as well as to state budgets that would be left scrambling to plug the holes in education funding, housing, HIV testing and all the other programs essential to state residents.  It also would make cuts to military spending, again across the board.  There is

Rolling out the federal budget

Chicago demonstrators hold a banner showing the breakdown of the federal budget

As this banner showing the federal budget rolls out, we see how much is spent on transportation, NASA, education, and healthcare compared to the more than 50 percent of the budget that goes to the military.

Go to afsc.org/pentagoncuts for ways to take action to cut Pentagon spending and invest in human needs programs. 

Urge our leaders to invest in people, not the Pentagon

In the next two months, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive military spending—and we must not waste this moment.

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