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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Fund Our Communities, Not War!

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston
Fund Our Communities tablers, April 2011

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This year, 46 states facing deficits have, once again, made significant spending cuts to crucial services. In Communities across Massachusetts, teachers, police and fire fighters continue to face lay offs, libraries are closing or scaling back hours, and essential services are endangered.

Yet federal assistance to our state is decreasing -- as the Pentagon budget grows. On April 18, Massachusetts taxpayers will send $15.6 billion to the military -- which consumes a startling 60% of the federal discretionary budget.

Tell Senator John Kerry to listen to the people of Massachusetts. End the Afghanistan war, scale back military spending, close military bases overseas, and stop contractor waste and fraud.

Join a Brown Bag Vigil to Fund Our Communities, Not War! The vigil will be held downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office.   We will ask passersby to play the Budget Game -- using poker chips to show how they think the nation's money should be spent -- and then we'll show them how it is really spent.  Register to attend!

Let's tell Senator Kerry:

  • Cut the military budget and move the money to our communities
  • Bring the troops home in 2011
  • Hands off Social Security and Medicare

Sponsored by UJP Afghanistan Task Force, Massachusetts Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade, and Fund Our Communities/Cut Military Spending 25%.    Email us at ujpcoalition@gmail.com.

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