Tired of endless wars abroad and endless cuts to services? Bring Our War $$ Home is a national campaign to engage our comm...
RESOLUTIONS TRIED: City of Portland  Deer Isle Ogunquit Solon Madison Brunswick etc. Maine School Administrative District ...
More campaign tools: bringourwar dollars home.org
bringourwar dollars home.org
RESOLUTIONS passed: City of Portland  (passed 7-1)‏ Deer Isle School District #74 Northampton, MA Amherst, MA Hartford, CT...
<ul><li>Testimony at news conference on effects of  </li></ul><ul><li>budget cuts: </li></ul><ul><li>Mayors or past mayors...
PUBLIC HEARINGS Convened by towns. Convened by state legislators. Convened by newspaper editors. Convened by citizens.
Review of Campaign Tactics – What was most effective? GOAL:   Generate discussion around war $$ & broaden our constituenci...
Your answer to questions about government spending  & its local impact. Your customizable, embeddable, data-driven fact of...
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Bring Our War $$ Home campaign April, 2011

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Explains the campaign designed to connect the dots between military spending and budget cuts at home. Includes info on mayors' resolutions, town resolutions, public hearings, art events and images, and how to use tools from the National Priorities Project.

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Bring Our War $$ Home campaign April, 2011

  1. 1. Tired of endless wars abroad and endless cuts to services? Bring Our War $$ Home is a national campaign to engage our communities and elected officials through resolutions, creative actions, and smart messaging on the cost of war and militarism and the need to redirect funding to public education, job creation, and other life-affirming programs being desperately hurt by the economic recession. . Contact your mayor today to co-sponsor the War Dollars Home Resolution. LA Mayor Villaraigosa will bring a resolution to the annual Mayors' Council if 10 other mayors can join him to endorse the resolution!
  2. 2. RESOLUTIONS TRIED: City of Portland Deer Isle Ogunquit Solon Madison Brunswick etc. Maine School Administrative District #74 Letter from Maine's legislators to our representatives in the House
  3. 3. More campaign tools: bringourwar dollars home.org
  4. 4. bringourwar dollars home.org
  5. 5. RESOLUTIONS passed: City of Portland (passed 7-1)‏ Deer Isle School District #74 Northampton, MA Amherst, MA Hartford, CT MAYORS endorsing Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles, CA Joanne Twomey, Biddeford, ME May 17 deadline for resolution to Mayor's conference, Baltimore, June
  6. 6. <ul><li>Testimony at news conference on effects of </li></ul><ul><li>budget cuts: </li></ul><ul><li>Mayors or past mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Legislators or past legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Health caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Social workers </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Clergy etc. </li></ul>Mary Beth Sullivan, social worker photo: Roger Leisner
  7. 7. PUBLIC HEARINGS Convened by towns. Convened by state legislators. Convened by newspaper editors. Convened by citizens.
  8. 8. Review of Campaign Tactics – What was most effective? GOAL: Generate discussion around war $$ & broaden our constituencies * Resolutions (whether they passed or not they educated and created local debate)‏ * Dropping door hangers in 19 Maine communities on the week leading up to April 15 (tax day)‏ * Draw-a-thons! * Letters to editor, op-eds & online comments * Vigil at Rep. Chellie Pingree campaign fundraiser just prior to vote on war supplemental
  9. 9. Your answer to questions about government spending & its local impact. Your customizable, embeddable, data-driven fact of the day to cut through overwhelming rhetoric of our time. Click here to view the kind of unique stories NPP's data can tell – with your help! Help NPP bring the federal budget home to millions of your neighbors.

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