[act-ma] [UJP Activist] The Debt Deal, Entitlements, Taxes, Budgets, and Military Spending

United for Justice with Peace info at justicewithpeace.org
Sun Sep 11 09:30:09 PDT 2011

UJP Activist: The Debt Deal, Entitlements, Taxes, Budgets, and Military Spending


Training for Activists 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7pm.

Place TBA (Boston/Cambridge area).
Check http://justicewithpeace.org/debt-training [1] 

Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorites Project [2]

Three years after the onset of the Great Recession, Washington is focused on
cutting deficits instead of on creating jobs. Senator John Kerry is one of 12
members of a Super Committee charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the
deficit.   Will he stand firm?
Ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, cutting the sprawling military budget, and
restoring reasonable tax rates on the wealthy would free up enough money to fund
job creation, green energy infrastructure, and rehire laid off teachers, while
still saving the $1.5 trillion. The People’s Budget [3] provides the
blueprint. But there is a real danger that the Super Committee will instead cut
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other social programs, while making
only token gestures towards military cuts and taxes.  

This training seminar will give activists the knowledge they need to explain the
federal budget, the debt deal and the People’s Budget in their communities and
build pressure on Sen. Kerry and our Congressional delegation to do the right
thing.   Specifically, it will build understanding of:

  * the major components of the federal budget -- Social Security, Medicare,
Medicaid, the military, human services: how they are funded, what the issues are
with each, and how the Peoples Budget might be used to mobilize people around a
real alternative to the present solutions being offered.

      * the debt deal

      * the impact that likely spending cuts will have on people in

how military spending cuts can radically alter the kind of debt deal we get and
the impacts of such a deal on people

Sponsored by:
Majority Agenda Project – www.majorityagenda.org
[4] - info at majorityagenda.org [5] - 617-661-6130 ext. 123 [6]

Fund Our Communities / Cut Military Spending 25% Campaign
– www.25percentsolution.com [7] -25percentsolution at gmail.com
[8] -  617-491-3333 



United for Justice with Peace [10] is a coalition of peace and justice
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.

Help us continue to do this critical work!   Make a donation to UJP today. [11]

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Upcoming Events: 


		The Debt Deal, Entitlements, Taxes, Budgets, and Military Spending [14]

		Tue Sep 20





		Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations [15]

		Sat Oct 1


		Suffolk University



		Stop the Machine! Create a New World! [16]

		Thu Oct 6


		Freedom Plaza

		Washington, DC


		Social Movements/ Digital Revolutions Conference [17]

		Fri Oct 21


		Lesley University



		Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Militarization [18]

		Fri Oct 21


		American University



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[1] http://justicewithpeace.org/debt-training
[2] http://www.nationalpriorities.org/
[3] http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=70
[4] http://www.majorityagenda.org/
[5] info at majorityagenda.org
[6] http://justicewithpeace.org/617-661-6130%2520ext.%2520123
[7] http://www.25percentsolution.com/
[8] 25percentsolution at gmail.com
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[14] http://justicewithpeace.org/debt-training
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[17] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/2656
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