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Church Street Play Hits Defense Spending While Social Needs Escalate

The Common Agenda Coalition, a national organization of peace and justice activists concerned about federal budget priorities in the time of a recession, will be performing street theater and offering literature to the public in front of the mall on Church Street, Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances involving a woman trundling large coins in a shopping cart to make her tax payment will take place at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

On Tax Day, April 15, the Coalition will join the Middle East Action Network (M.E.A.N.) in sponsoring a rally at the Federal Building on Elmwood Avenue from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, both groups are inviting all Burlington citizens to join them in a rally by the Statehouse steps in Montpelier, noon to 1:15 p.m., sponsored by the Unity Coalition, to show support for the human needs priorities of the people of Vermont. A bus, organized by the Coalition of Vermont Elders (COVE), will leave from the Senior Housing Project at 10 North Champlain St. at 10:45 a.m. also making a stop at the Champlain Senior Center at Pine and Main streets at 11:00 a.m. and return by 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $3.00 for those who can pay. For additional bus information, call Naya at 860-1325.

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