As the 2010 begins, it is a good time to reflect upon how the first ten days of the last month of 2009. Those days were most memorable providing dramatic examples of the impact of the nation's current spending priorities on Bloomfield, New Jersey residents and people all around the world. Since its founding in 1957, the Bloomfield-based NJ Peace Action has pressured the U.S. Congress to divert at least a portion of the nation's huge military budget (over $500 billion in 2009) away from military spending and instead apply that money to programs that address community needs. That work remains as important as ever.
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