Join peoplesworld.org for a teleconference discussion.
Tuesday, April 16
8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 5:00 p.m. Pacific
Call (605) 475-4850
Dial 1053538# when prompted
(long-distance charges may apply)
Tax Day, April 15, is a good time to reflect on the country's federal spending priorities. Especially during this deep economic and jobs crisis, we have to question the majority of the U.S. discretionary budget (not to mention the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) that goes to militarism while cities and communities are closing schools and libraries, and cutting essential services.
Join national organizer Judith LeBlanc, the day after Tax Day on April 16, for a presentation on U.S. militarism and the current budget struggle sponsored by peoplesworld.org.
Will the U.S. ever cut its military spending? How can we replace the jobs lost if we can shut down wasteful weapons systems like the F-35 jet? How is the peace movement involved in the struggle to change federal budget priorities? Are the automatic budget cuts - the sequester - an opportunity to cut military spending or a threat to essential programs? Will unions join the struggle for a new economy that replaces military spending with essential jobs in our communities?
Call in April 16 to join the discussion. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org during the presentation.
Photo: Judith LeBlanc is the field director of Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S. She coordinates efforts on campaigns to cut military spending, nuclear abolition and to oppose the war in Afghanistan. From 2003-2009, she worked with United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) coordinating national outreach efforts and served two terms as UFPJ national co-chair. She is a member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and lives in Harlem, N.Y.