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PHOTO: Do you know how many pennies out of each dollar you pay in taxes goes to military spending? The American Friends Service Committee wants Missourians to get the facts about military spending. Photo: morgueFile.com (Cohodra)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tax Day is here, and in the midst of the rush to meet Uncle Sam's deadline, one group wants Missourians to take some time to think about exactly where their tax dollars are going. Mary Zerkel, "Wage Peace Campaign" co-coordinator, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), said ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A Global Day of Action on Military Spending is highlighting the need for better federal investment in communities. Graphic courtesy of the National Priorities Project.

CHICAGO - As they put their taxes in the mail today, some Illinoisans will join others across the world for a Global Day of Action on Military Spending. According to Mary Zerkel, co-coordinator of the Wage Peace campaign of the American Friends Service Committee in Chicago, 57 percent of all U.S. di ...Read More

PHOTO: As residents across Iowa race to beat the midnight tax deadline, protesters are hitting the streets over what they call misplaced priorities on government spending. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey

DES MOINES, Iowa - As residents across Iowa race to beat the midnight tax deadline, a protest is planned this afternoon over the way the government is spending those hard-earned dollars. The protest will focus on the corporate tax breaks given by Congress, which, according to Kathleen McQuillen, Iow ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan's Ukrainian community has held several rallies like this one to raise awareness and show support for their homeland, while also working to gather donations and send medical supplies and other needed items overseas. Photo courtesy of M. Howlyrak.

DETROIT, Mich. - As events continue to unfold and tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine in the Crimean Peninsula, members of Michigan's large and active Ukrainian community are watching closely and mobilizing to help. Olena Palyvoda, vice president of the Ukrainian American Civic Committee, ...Read More

PHOTO: Students from Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis produced a video for the American Friends Service Committee's annual contest in which they explain their vision for federal budget priorities. Image courtesy of AFSC.

ST. LOUIS – Students at one Missouri high school hope a video they produced will give lawmakers a lesson on how the students’ priorities line up with those of the federal budget. Rashaid Warren, a senior at Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis, says he was shocked to find ...Read More

PHOTO: A campaign aimed at educating Michiganders about Islam has taken to local highways, newspapers, and radio. Photo credit: M. Shand.

NOVI, Mich. - Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to "Gain Peace," discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It's all part of an Islamic outreach group's attempt to change the conversation about the religion. Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is th ...Read More

PHOTO: Congresswoman Gwen Moore says if he were alive today, Dr. Martin Luther King would be in tears about the backslide in voting rights. (Photo provided by Moore's office)

MADISON, Wis. - In 1992, Gwen Moore was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Wisconsin Senate, and in 2004, she was the first African-American elected to represent Wisconsin in Congress. Rep. Moore (Dist. 4 - Milwaukee) says if Dr. King were alive today, he would be speaking out as ...Read More

IMAGE: Thousands of Indiana volunteers will give back in their own communities during today's National Day of Service, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosiers are being encouraged to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by helping their neighbors, and from Evansville to Fort Wayne, thousands are participating in today's MLK National Day of Service. According to Craig Brenner, special projects coordinator, Co ...Read More

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