Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Haven Peace Commission to hold hearing on military spending

A hearing sponsored by the New Haven Peace Commission on the impact the federal budget makes on the city will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wilbur Cross High School Library, 181 Mitchell Drive.
Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project will speak about "how the money spent on wars and weapons could better be utilized," organizers said in a statement. 
Resident testimony of how budget cuts have affected their organizations and them personally will be heard, the statement said.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Peace Commission. For more information, call (203)387-0370.

Also, a consortium of local community organizations is engaging in a series of protests and vigils through April 15 to "emphasize that the federal, state, and municipal budgets cannot be balanced on the backs of the poor and low to middle class workers," also sponsored by the Peace Commission.
A calendar with the most up-to-date schedule information can be found here
For information, call Henry at (203)389-9547, or e-mail grnhpeacecouncil@gmail.com/'


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