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September 30, 2020

Virtual Panel on “RGGI: The Best Climate Program You've Never Heard Of”

CFPA's Pennsylvania Chapter is co-sponsoring this virtual panel, put together by PennEnvironment, on Wednesday, September 30th from 6:00-7:30 PM, via Zoom. Click here to register to get the Zoom info! The RGGI (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative) has cut carbon emissions by 47% in 11 states, and Gov. Wolf of PA has just signed on, but needs support to make it work in this Commonwealth. Tune in to hear from a panel…
Oct 05, 2020

October Peace Education Committee via Zoom

Tuesday, October 5, at 5 PM All welcome, whether or not you've previously attended a meeting! Please RSVP to nikivanaller@peacecoalition.org or 570-536-5140 to indicate your…
Oct 15, 2020

October Political Action Committee via Zoom

Thursday, October 15, 20207:30 PM ** This meeting will be held on Zoom, a video-conferencing platform** Only those who RSVP will be sent meeting materials and the link to join the…

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On Sunday, April 30, Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) volunteer leaders held a table at Communiversity. At the table, volunteers conducted our penny poll. As people came to the CFPA table at Communiversity, they were invited to express their opinion on how they would like their federal tax dollars to be spent.

Each of the 372 participants were given ten pennies and asked to distribute them between five tubes representing categories of federal spending: education, environment, health care, housing, and military. The results are below.

Category

Number of Pennies

Percent

Education

1081

29

Health Care

901

24

Environment

850

23

Military

480

13

Housing

410

11

Participants were then handed a fact sheet showing that 54% of the “Discretionary Budget” for FY2016 was for military spending. Discretionary spending is what Congress can allocate for what it chooses each year, as distinct from entitlements. Discretionary Budget Funding for Education was just 6%, Health Care 5%; Environment 4%, and Housing 6%.

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