On Eve of Sequestration Iowans Gather: Cut Pentagon Bloat to Protect Our Communities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen McQuillen   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:44

On Eve of Sequestration Iowans Gather: Cut Pentagon Bloat to Protect Our Communities

Rally: Thursday, Feb. 28; 2:00 pm
Gateway School; 1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA

Giving witness to the out of control Pentagon budget, Iowans will gather with a 20-foot banner depicting the US discretionary budget. Over half of the banner represents Pentagon spending.

The soon to be closed Gateway School is the site of the rally to symbolize the toll Pentagon and war spending takes on our schools and our communities.

“The Pentagon and war budget has exploded since 2002, increasing by 48% in that time,” said Kathleen McQuillen of the American Friends Service Committee.  “During that same time the budget for programs such as public health, the environment, education, and services to children with disabilities has grown only by 8%. The Pentagon can well afford the sequestration cuts—our children and our environment cannot.”

Sponsors of the rally include the American Friends Service Committee and the Catholic Peace Ministry.

For more information: Kathleen McQuillen, 515-710-9902.

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