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Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

September 20, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Town Hall logoFund Our Communities, Bring the War Dollars Home is a coalition of community groups in Maryland. It is part of a growing nationwide movement to cut military spending and fund domestic needs. Help fix the crisis of priorities in Washington and Annapolis. The U.S. has the resources; what we need is the political will to:

  • Put Americans back to work.
  • Institute a fair and progressive tax system.
  • Protect Americans’ health and save the environment.
  • Preserve Social Security.
  • Reduce the Pentagon budget.
  • Bring all the troops & military contractors home.

We can and must shift the debate!
Join us to organize for real, progressive solutions!

Panel: US Rep. Donna Edwards, MD State Senator Roger Manno, Economist Heather Boushey, IPS Fellow Karen Dolan. Moderator, NAACP’s Elbridge James

The question and answer session will be followed by a breakout into action groups.

This Town Hall is sponsored by:

Institute for Policy Studies’ Cities for Peace project, Baltimore Nonviolence Center; Bethesda Friends Meeting; CASA de Maryland; Center for Peace, Fred. Co.; Chesapeake Citizens; CCAN; Citizen-Soldier Alliance, Baltimore; Columbia Christian Church; Democracy for America, Mont. Co.; Fellowship of Reconciliation; Friends Meeting, Annapolis; Gray Panthers, Metro DC; Green Party, Anne Arundel Co.; Green Party, MD; Green Party, Montgomery Co.; Healthcare-Now of MD; Homewood Friends Meeting; Little Friends for Peace; MD Black Family Alliance; MD United for Peace & Justice; MCCRC; MCPA; Muslim Amer. Society/MD; NAACP/MD; Network of Spiritual Progressives, MD; Orthodox Peace Fellowship; Pax Christi/MD; Peace Action, Anne Arundel Co.; Peace Action Montgomery; Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince Georges; Pledge of Resistance, Baltimore; PDA, MD; Progressive Cheverly; Progressive Maryland; Progressive Neighbors; Prosperity Agenda; RRUU/Social Justice Council; Peace Committee,Sandy Spring Friends Meeting; Sheet Metal Workers Interna’l, L 100; SCLC/Mo. County; UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO; Veterans for Peace, Baltimore; Veterans for Peace, Metro DC; Voters for Peace; WeGreen USA; Women’s Interna’l League for Peace and Freedom/DC. Other sponsors of this Town Hall: Progressive Democrats of America; Montgomery County Peace & Justice Studies Association; American Friends Service Committee—DC; Social Security Works; Coalition on Human Needs;National Priorities Network; Peace Action.

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Date:
September 20, 2011
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Silver Spring Civic Center
Ellsworth Drive & Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD United States
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