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Sun 4/7, 2013, 7:30pm
A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget

As Americans, we possess the inherent power to change our government, and the course of our history—but we can’t do that unless we understand exactly what is going on. Cue A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget, by Mattea Kramer and others from the Massachusetts nonprofit National Priorities Project: The book serves as a foundation for the novice reader, a reference tool for a more-advanced audience, and a perfect text for high-school and college classrooms. NPP Executive Director Jo Comerford leads a discussion of the book, which covers everything from the history of the budget process to details about the ongoing conflict in Washington, D.C.; where every federal dollar goes; simple explanations of budget terminology; and an exploration of President Obama’s 2013 budget request—all told, a guide for Americans who want to understand (and participate in) a process that affects us all. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civics series with Elliott Bay Book Company and the National Priorities Project. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

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