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.
In honor of the rapidly approaching March 1 decision on the sequester, the Budget for All coalition visited the Boston offices of Senators Elizabeth Warren and William Cowan on Valentine's Day, delivering valentines a
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.
7 - Brennan hearings (CIA) 12 - State of the Union address 14 - Valentine’s Day 20 - President’s Day/Save for All Coalition national day of action 27 - National Day of Action on Cuts to Pentagon Spending 11-17 - Congressional Senate recess 18-22 - Congressional House recess
This is a kit for community groups, Quaker meetings, faith communities, students, and anyone else who is ready to work in this crucial moment to make sure that vital social programs are preserved and that deep cuts to Pentagon spending are made.
In the coming months we have a chance to cut Pentagon spending and move that money to our communities. Congress’ right wing is in disarray, a consensus is building that military spending can be cut deeply, and powerful national organizations are starting to join that consensus.
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.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.