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"Fund Our Communities, Not War" Sunday, March 11, 2:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1135 Walnut St., Newton Highlands MA, 02461. This forum on cutting military spending and better funding our communities will feature presentations by Congressman Barney Frank (D, Newton), State Representative Ruth Balser (D, Newton), and Mike Prokosh of the New Priorities Project.
The annual US military expenditures equal those of all other nations combined. Defense makes up over half of the annual US discretionary budget and has increased by 50% since 2001. In contrast, expenditures for education, health, police and fire, public assistance, and infrastructure have been repeatedly cut over the past years and face even more cuts in the future. Does this situation truly represent what most Americans want as their national priorities? Come hear and participate in a vital discussion of these issues.
Sponsored by Newton Dialogues on Peace and War.