Federal Budget

The Fiscal Cliff on Trial

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us at a community forum exposing the deceptive framing of the debate on the deficit, U.S. tax and spending policies, and what is needed to improve the U.S. economy.

"The Fiscal Cliff on Trial" will analyze the debate on deficit reductions, tax policies, and federal spending proposals and their impact on Kansas Citians and our economy. 

Sequestration Infographic

Sequestration Info Graphic

What's the deal with sequestration?

Exapnd to see the impact of sequestration.

Use this infographic to reach out to your social media community!

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Creative Actions

Ideas for talking about federal budget priorities within your community—including signs, videos, and other tools.

Sequestration Talking Points

Use this guide to talk about issues specific to the post-election lame duck session of Congress. This is a crucial opportunity to focus pressure on changing federal budget priorities given the impending sequestration. 

Tax Day/ GDAMS resources 2012

Tax day Kansas City

Volunteers in Kansas City protest during Tax Day.

Volunteers in Kansas City protest during Tax Day.

Tax Day 2012 is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), April 17, 2012.  AFSC will be joining partners in 35 countries around the world and cities all over the US to call for cuts to the military buget and for funding for vital human needs and job creation.

Tell Congress They Must Cut Military Spending

Des Moines Examines the Federal Budget

By Jeffrey J. Weiss

On December 7, 33 people representing various organizations gathered at the Quaker Friends Meeting House to discuss the 2010 U.S. Federal Budget.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival

The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are excited to offer young people a chance to lift their voice by submitting a video to the If I Had a Trillion Dollars National Youth Film Festival.

Occupy Signs

AFSC Occupy sign in Chicago march

sign that says "Speak Truth to Power"

AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.

Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area.  The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement.  You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.

There are 2 sizes:  11x17 or 18x24

  • Speak Truth to Power
  • Tax the Rich and Corporations
  • End the Wars and Military Spending
  • Invest in Jobs and People

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