Save Our Communities
Books Not Bombs, Jobs Not Jails, Families Not Foreclosures
Join Us April 14 & 17, 2012
Fair Taxation! Bring War $$$ Home! Real Security!
Things are getting worse and worse for most Americans. Over the last decade, middle class household income has declined by 7%. The poverty rate is at a 17-year high. The economy is stagnant, good jobs are scarce, roads are falling apart, and safety net programs for poor people are thinner than ever. Labor rights are under attack.
Meanwhile, corporations and the wealthy are not paying their fare share of taxes and the Pentagon has escaped serious budget cuts. Thanks to budget deficits, wars, and record low taxes for corporations and the rich, most local communities are in crisis. We can no longer afford the status quo.
The U.S. fights and occupies abroad when we should be fighting for real “homeland security” – thriving local communities. About 50% of the discretionary Federal budget supports the most powerful military in history. The U.S. accounts for nearly half the world’s total military spending. State and local budgets favor policing and incarceration while schools are underfunded. Young adults face steep college tuition and fewer career choices that don’t begin with military service. Basic social services are rationed, while military spending is maintained. This kind of government spending is killing us. It’s time to get our priorities straight.
CALL TO ACTION: Be part of the process to Save Our Communities. Join us on April 14, 2012 for the Second Annual Save Our Communities Forum. Then on Tax Day, April 17, 2012, join us in Cleveland’s Public Square to Save Our Communities - Make Taxation Fair! Bring the War $$$ Home! Invest In Real Security! We need your participation to plan Save Our Communities. Join with a diverse group of activists working to make life better in our home communities.