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Published on Oct 11, 2011
State Senator Jamie Raskin's statement: "At a time when tens of thousands of children in our County are living in poverty, when federal workers living here have had their pay frozen for three years, when public employees and their pensions are under attack, and when the safety net for people in need has become a tight rope, most people in our County will benefit from a shift in national budget priorities, away from war and what President Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex and towards investment in housing, transportation, infrastructure and basic human needs. This conversion is a national imperative that will yield enormous benefits for our people even as we continue to defend our real national security. No one--from the unemployed young person to the largest corporation--should be afraid of this challenge."
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, "Fund Our Communities" coalition members held a rally and press conference on the stairs of the Montgomery County Council building. The event was held to protest Council's disappointing decision to yield to Lockheed Martin lobbying and shelve consideration of the "Resolution Supporting Federal Budget Reprioritization" advocated by FOC. Links: * http://ourfunds.org/2011/10/press-rel... * http://ourfunds.org/wp-content/upload...