Today in 2003: Congress passes a third major tax cut proposed by President George W. Bush in his first two years in office: 330 billion dollars.
The budget deficit in the following year was the largest ever and a record percentage of the Gross Domestic Product.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Urban League of Greater Madison hosts a screening of “Food Patriots,” followed by a discussion with Robert Pierce, food patriot and head of Growing Power’s Madison branch. Activities include bike-powered smoothies, kids’ activities, take the Green Pledge, and a variety of workshops! Free and open to all, this is tonight at 6pm at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street. For more info, call Heidi at 608-729-1268.
Tomorrow, Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann will cover home compost basics including what materials to compost, where to put your compost bin, and when to turn your compost pile. Plans for building your own compost bin will be available. This is tomorrow at 2pm at Hawthorne Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue. For more info, call at 608-267-2626, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Monday is Memorial Day, and the Annual Veterans For Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25, Ceremony. All are welcome to attend this alternative Memorial Day Commemoration on the cost of war. This year’s keynote speaker is Marine Corps Veteran Nicole McCoy, speaking on the disturbing issue of sexual abuse in today’s military. This is Monday from 1 to 3pm at James Madison Park, 614 East Gorham. For more info, email Fran at email@example.com.