Brooklyn Votes Against War Spending

Brooklynites began thinking about taxes when they saw our Penny Poll.  Ms. Gizmo attracted a crowd, including small children, and everyone thought carefully about where they wanted their tax dollars to go.

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We provided twenty pennies to each voter and asked them to divide the pennies among eight tubes, representing  categories in the Federal Budget.  “Pretend you’re a Congressman, and these are twenty billion dollars,” we told them.  After they voted, we provided these active citizens with information [on the War Resisters League flyer] about where their taxes are really being spent.  Education is our game and pennies and tubes are our tools.

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– Edith Cresmer
for the Granny Peace Brigade
Photos: Eva-Lee Baird

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