[saymaListserv] National Priorities Project
bright_crow at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 15 09:57:44 JEST 2005
I have stumbled onto what looks like a valuable website, the National Priorities Project http://www.costofwar.com/
As you can see, this was originally the Cost of War site, but it has been substantially expanded, both in purpose and in content.
>From the About NPP page http://www.nationalpriorities.org/aboutus/index.html :
"The National Priorities Project (NPP) offers citizen and community groups tools and resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities which promote social and economic justice.
"Since 1983, the National Priorities Project (NPP) has been the only group in the country that focuses on the impacts of federal tax and spending policies at the community level. We link political analysis to action by serving as a bridge between policy organizations and grassroots groups. We translate policy information into everyday language and assist national and grassroots groups in their efforts on such issues as improving their schools, creating living wage jobs and providing affordable housing.
"For a number of years, NPP has focused on the trade-offs between military spending and tax breaks with social spending. This has enabled us to build bridges between the peace community and the many groups fighting for social and economic justice, expanding the number of groups who will work on both community needs and peace."
I have added this link to "What's NEW?" on http://seympeace.org, as well as to the list of organizations on the Social & Economic Justice page http://seympeace.org/econjustice.html .
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