Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We're Not Broke!

This film documents how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how a growing number of Americans are demanding that corporations pay their fair share.

Join us in our ongoing discussion of our national budget.

 Tuesday, June 11, 2013
7 p.m.
Unity of Livonia
28660 Five Mile Rd. (E. of Middlebelt)
Livonia, Michigan 48154

(Free & open to the public)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Becoming a Kinder Gentler Nation

Becoming A Kinder Gentler Nation: 
Putting Our Money Where Our Morals Are

Thank you Ann Abdoo for an informative, thoughtful talk!

Click on the link to listen.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mothers Day Peace Wants a Piece of the Pie Visit

Colleen Mills, President of the Citizens for Peace; Cal Matle, Office Manager for Congressman Bentivolio; Melanie Collinsworth, District Scheduler/Caseworker for the Congressman; Gloria Gonek, Citizens for Peace Board Member

Mothers Day Peace Pie Delivered to Kerry Bentivolio's Office

Thanks to Gloria Gonek for arranging our annual visit to our representatives requesting support of peace legislation!  We had a great visit with the congressman's office manager, Cal Matle. He generously gave us over an hour to discuss our priorities of supporting legislation that would reduce violence such as the Youth Promise Act and the Department of Peacebuilding (H.R. 808).
We shared our Political Action Guide for Peace and a large packet of materials including information on the U.S. Peace Index.
Gloria presented an all-American cherry pie and accompanying pie chart showing our federal budget with a small sliver (1%)  for peace. 

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May 14th Meeting Focuses on a Moral Budget

Becoming a Kinder Gentler Nation:
Shifting our Money to Support our Morals

The United States defense budget is greater than the combined defense budgets of the next seventeen largest spenders.  Our over-reach takes away from the basic needs of people here at home.  It is time to shift our priorities.   Ann Abdoo demonstrates how this shift could bring a dramatic change in our economy.   Her presentation will be at the Citizens for Peace meeting on May 14, at 7 pm at Unity of Livonia, (26880 Five Mile Rd. east of Middlebelt.)

Join in a ground swell effort to contribute to a national discussion on the benefits of more socially just society and ultimately a more peaceful world. 

Ann Abdoo has been a member of Citizens for Peace and a board member since 2004.  Her work in public libraries for over thirty years resulted in her developing her own philosophy of social justice, which she will share with you on Tuesday night, May 14th.

The meeting is free and open to the public.