October 6 Penny Poll Tally

Here's what we have for penny poll results with some comparison to the federal budget. Arts/culture 265 pennies 10% of total; Education 487 pennies 18% of total; Climate/Energy 520 pennies 19% of total; Healthcare 470 pennies 17% of total; Housing 383 pennies 14% of total; Jobs 250 pennies 9% of total; Transportation 211 pennies 8% … Continue reading October 6 Penny Poll Tally

Penny Poll, October 6, Union Square

On Wednesday, October 6 the GPB conducted our first penny poll since the pandemic chased us off the streets. The weather was fine and we'd assembled a great team. The penny poll is our way of asking passersby on the sidewalks of New York how they would allocate federal tax dollars. We give people twenty … Continue reading Penny Poll, October 6, Union Square

It’s Tax Day – Defund the Pentagon – $ for Education, Health, Housing, Equity Programs

It wasn't Sherwood Forest, but on the morning of July 15th - Tax Day 2020 - a group of modern Robin Hoods gathered to take from the Rich (Defund the Pentagon) and give to the Poor (Education, Healthcare, Housing and other important needs). Two Grannies and friends, some of whom sing with the NYC Labor … Continue reading It’s Tax Day – Defund the Pentagon – $ for Education, Health, Housing, Equity Programs

Where is the Will?

Covid-19, it has been said, has “awakened” or “uncovered” the prevalence and extent of poverty and racism in our society. Structural poverty and racism have been in the foundation of the U.S. since the pilgrims landed. Poverty and racism affect every element of what is needed for a good quality of life There is not … Continue reading Where is the Will?

Two Anti-nuclear Weapons Measures in NY City Council

Tuesday, January 28, 1PM, New York City Hall - A Public Hearing on Two Anti-nuclear Weapons Measures (see below)In 2018 Anthony Donovan with the NYC Catholic Workers launched a petition to NYS officials urging them -- in the absence of any Federal action -- to support the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. From this came … Continue reading Two Anti-nuclear Weapons Measures in NY City Council

Parent-Teacher Conference Night Peace Action – November 2019

On a mild Thursday evening, 28 volunteers were at 12 high schools in NYC to meet parents and students as they were entering their school to meet with teachers. Volunteers had 2 informational flyers to give to each parent. Options for Life After High School-- Questions to Ask concerning military recruitment. Please note that the … Continue reading Parent-Teacher Conference Night Peace Action – November 2019

Grannies and Students Count Nuclear Weapons Money

Friday, October 25 On a surprisingly warm, sunny day, we joined the Fridays for Future students to help Count The Nuclear Weapons Money Campaign achieve their goal of counting $1 trillion in a week, world-wide. It was counted in $1 million notes, and we added about $500 million. It made us realize what an enormous … Continue reading Grannies and Students Count Nuclear Weapons Money

YOUTHS AND GRANNIES COUNT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MONEY

Every Friday afternoon outside the United Nations high school students gather to demand action on the Climate Crisis. Fridays for the Future, the group co-founded by Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villasenor, stand outdoors with signs. Their cause attracts passersby and elicits a steady flow of "Honk for the Climate" responses from drivers. On Friday, October … Continue reading YOUTHS AND GRANNIES COUNT THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MONEY

USA: AN UNHAPPY STATE OF AFFAIRS AND WHY WE STAND ON TAX DAY

ONCE AGAIN, we stood outside NYC Federal Office on TAX DAY, April 15th, organized by the War Resisters League with support from Granny Peace Brigade, Raging Grannies, Bud’s Filthy Rotten System, Paul’s accordion, and many others to say, "No more taxes for war!" Since 2001 USA has spent $5.6 TRILLION on WAR: $32 MILLION per … Continue reading USA: AN UNHAPPY STATE OF AFFAIRS AND WHY WE STAND ON TAX DAY