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Budget 4 All Events Calendar

July 10, 2013 - Rally & Hearing on the Budget for All resolutions, Massachusetts State House. 10am - Rally, State House Steps. 11am - Hearing, Room A2.

The Boston area campaign Coordinating Committee usually meets every Wednesday at 10 am at MAHT, 42 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain. To confirm or to join by phone, contact Paul Shannon (pshannon@afsc.org, 617-623-5288) or Michael Kane (michaelkane@saveourhomes.org, 617-267-2949) for directions or the telephone access code. The state-wide committee usually meets every two weeks, contact Paul Shannon for time and telephone access code.

Stay tuned for a State Legislature Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution in Spring 2013. Date and time TBA.

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Past Events

Sat 9/15, Northampton: Western Mass. Planning Meeting. 3pm, AFSC office, 2 Conz St., Suite 2B.

Sat 9/15, Jamaica Plain: State of the Safety Net forum. 3-6pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Center St

Sat 9/15, Arlington: Town Day - outreach

Sat 9/22, Watertown: Faire on the Square, outreach. 10am-4pm, Watertown Square

Thu 9/27, Newton: Peace Politics 2012. 7-9 pm. 35 Oxford Rd, Newton Centre,

Sun 9/30, Newton: What Unnecessary Military Spending is Costing Our Communities, First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St., with Mike Prokosch and Chris Hellman.

Wed, Oct 10, online: The Federal Budget: What Does it Mean to You? And What Can You Do About It? Michael Kane and Molly Hannon of Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants talk to Occupy Boston Radio about the Budget for All. 7pm. Click here to Listen

Tues 10/11, Boston: Visit State House Offices and ask for endorsements. Meet at 4th floor cafeteria of the State House, 11am. Contact: Laurie Taymor-Berry, laurietaymorberry@yahoo.com, (617) 491-1318, or Bette Keva, bettekeva@yahoo.com, 781-576-0279.

Thurs, Oct 11, Milton: The Politics of War and Peace - Activist Tom Hadyen will discuss the economic, environmental, and human costs of war; the proportion of our taxes that go to the military; the threat to our democracy from the military-industrial complex; and how we can move toward an economy and society that benefits human welfare. 7:30pm, Keith Auditorium in the Academic and Performance Center at Curry College, 1071 Blue Hill Ave.

Mon, Oct 15, Northampton: Forum on the Budget for All. US Rep. Jim McGovern, State Reps. Ellen Story and Peter Kocot, and National Priorities Project's Jo Comerford will speak. 7pm, Northampton High School Auditorium, 380 Elm St. http://www.facebook.com/events/428369423893085/

Tues, Oct 16, Rockport: Supporters will ask Rockport selectmen to support the Budget for All referendum

Wed, Oct 17, Boston: Ask Senator Kerry to support the Budget for All and end the Afghanistan War. Brown Bag Lunch Vigil, noon to 1pm, near Sen. Kerry's office, Cambridge and New Chardon Streets, Boston.

Sat, Oct 20, Watertown: Budget for All Vigil. The monthly Watertown Citizens vigil for October will focus on drawing attention to the Budget for All referendum that will be on the ballot on November 6. Our signs will reflect the four parts of the referendum question. 11am-12 noon, Watertown Square.

Sun, Oct 21, Newton: The Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological/ Economic Crisis, 7pm, First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St, with Bruce Gagnon.

Tues, Oct 23, Gloucester: City Councilor Paul McGeary will be offering the Budget for All Referendum for a City Council vote. Supporters will attend and speak in favor.

Thurs, Oct 25, Dorchester: Rep. Michael Capuano and other community leaders will speak on the Budget for All. 10am, Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington St.

Tues, Oct. 30, Somerville: Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History! An Evening of Laughs in support of the Budget for All Referendum. Nationally known comedian takes on the Budget for All. With special appearances by elected officials. Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm St., Davis Square. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for students. Cash bar, complimentary refreshments. 7pm: in-theater viewing of the final Warren-Brown debate; 8pm: "Jimmy Tingle for President". Proceeds to benefit the Budget for All Campaign.

Tues, Oct. 30, Walpole: The Facts About the U.S. Budget/Debt. Using sources like National Priorities Project and the Congressional Budget Office, this meeting will provide background information on the U.S. budget and debt, allowing people to make their own informed decisions in regard to resolution of these issues. The session will be helpful in understanding Question 4 in Walpole, Question 5 in Norwood. Walpole Peace and Justice Group, 7pm, Walpole Public Library.

Wed, Nov 1, Boston: Question 4 You? What Should Congress Prioritize in the Federal Budget? Rep. Jay Kaufman, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Revenue; Michael Kane, Executive Director, National Alliance of HUD Tenants; Josh Young, Legislative Affairs Director, Action for Boston Community Development. What can Question 4: the Budget for All Referendum, on ballots in Boston and around the State do, for Massachusetts? 11am-12:30pm, St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont St, Boston -- Sproat Hall, basement.

Sun., Nov. 4, Amesbury: The Moral Implications of the Federal Budget. Tila Neguse, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and high school student August Umholtz. 2:30 pm, Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse, 120 Friend Street.

Tues, Nov 6: Election Day - Maximum Effort! Distribute Palm Cards at the Polls. 7am to 8pm; priority hours are 7am-9:30pm and 4pm-8pm

            Victory Party! Doyle's Cafe, 3484 Washington St, Jamaica Plain (near Green Street stop, Orange Line T). Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants is hosting the victory party for the Budget for All Coalition - all B4A volunteers are welcome! Free bar food in the Menino Room starting at 9pm, courtesy of Doyle's.

Sun 11/18, Newton: Bombs versus Budgets: The High Price of Nuclear Weapons. William Hartung. 7pm, First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington St.

Mon 11/19, Cambridge: The Myth of the "Fiscal Cliff": Pentagon Spending and the the Fight for a Fair Budget Deal. William Hartung, sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action. Noon, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St. $5 donation for buffet lunch.

Mon 11/19, Boston: Budget for All Strategy Meeting. 6pm, UNITE HERE office, 33 Harrison Ave - near Chinatown T stop. Because the Budget for All had such success on Election Day, we are now more than ever committed to blocking a bad deal in the face of the fiscal cliff and sequestration. At this meeting, we'll do a debrief on the campaign to this point, discuss events groups are working on, and brainstorm how best to push our legislators to represent this cause in DC, while continuing our grassroots efforts to keep our communities active, empowered, and holding our politicians accountable. If you are interested in envisioning and planning the next months of the campaign, please join us on the 19th.

Mon, 11/26, Boston: The "Grand Bargain" is a Turkey! 12 noon, downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office, Cambridge & New Chardon Streets, Boston (Government Center or Bowdoin T).

Mon, 11/26, Worcester: Urgent Forum on Solutions to Jobs and Income Crisis with Special Guest Jim McGovern, 4pm, Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square.

Thu, 11/29, Springfield: Budget for All Rally/ Press Conference, 11:30 am, Federal Building, 1550 Main St.

Sat, 12/1, Boston: Budget for All general meeting. 1:00-3:15 pm, at the new Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Boston, Suite 2. (Hamilton Place is off Tremont st. near Park Street T Stop)

Thurs, 12/6, Cambridge: "We're Not Broke", a film that tells the story of U.S. corporations dodging billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up Americans take their frustration to the streets…and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share. After the film there will be a discussion on the struggle against the "grand bargain". Cambridge Public Library, 45 Pearl St, 6:45 pm. Free. Sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Cambridge Peace Commission.

Mon, 12/10, Boston: December 10. National Day of Action on the Fiscal Cliff - Rally Against Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Faneuil Hall, 1pm. Organized by SEIU and MassUniting

           Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts: Sen. Kerry's office, corner of Cambridge St. and New Chardon St., 4pm. Organized by the Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO and MoveOn.

Sat, 12/15, Newton: Rally on the Fiscal Cliff. Noon, Beacon & Center Streets, Newton Center; gather to make signs at 10am.

Wed, 12/19, Boston and Springfield: Brown Bag Lunch Vigil / Rally, noon - Sen. Kerry's office (Boston), organized by Mass. Peace Action and others; Federal Building (Springfield), organized by Progressive Dems. of America.

Mon 1/21, Boston: MLK Breakfast Stand-out, 7:30 am, Summer & D Streets, South Boston. Bring the anti-militarist message to Boston's official MLK Breakfast.

Sun 1/27, Boston: Budget Briefing and Action Planning, 1pm, Haymarket Peoples Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain (Green Street T). Join the Budget for All Coalition for a briefing on the budget battles now underway and discussion of action plans to confront them.

Wed 1/30: National day of action to challenge austerity. Boston action targeting "Fix the Debt" coalition

Sat, 2/2, Walpole, 10am: Vigil for the Budget for All. Stand for a Society that Values and Preserves a support system of vital services for all! ‘Stop the Cuts, Invest in Jobs, Tax the 1%, End the Wars, and Cut the Military Budget continues to be an urgent message. We will be standing at the corner of West and Main Street, across from Walpole Cooperative Bank, from 10 to 11 AM.

Thu 2/14, Boston, 12:30pm: Valentine’s Day Rally: Tell Washington to “Have a Heart". JFK Federal Building, Government Center. No More Cuts! Tax the 1%! Redirect Pentagon Spending! Invest in Jobs!

Springfield, 1:30 pm, Federal Building: Rally at Sen. Warren's office at 1:30 and Cong. Neal's office at 2 pm.

Wed 2/20: National day of action to challenge austerity. Details to be announced.

Wed, 2/27: Pull the Pentagon Pork! As part of a national day of action, there will be 3 events in Massachusetts.

     Boston, 4:30 pm: Rally at Park Street Station. A sign-on letter to Congress by 35 state legislators supporting the Budget for All will be released. The rally will feature an inflatable pink pig, an F-35 that doesn't fly, and satirical songs by the Raging Grannies.

 Worcester, 12 noon, City Hall, 455 Main Street. Contact Martha Yager at myager@afsc.org to volunteer to help out.

Thu, 2/28, Northampton: Pull the Pork from the Pentagon. 6 to 7 pm, steps of City Hall. Sponsored by Western MA Fund Our Communities, Not War and Progressive Democrats of America. For more information, contact Marty Nathan 413-531-9915 or martygjf@comcast.net.

Mon 4/15, Hyannis: Rep. Keating's office, 297 North State St., 4pm. Download the flyer.

Tue 4/16, Boston: On Tax Day Say: Stop the Cuts and Redirect Pentagon Spending! Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 11am. Rally, then march to Bank of America, Citibank and Verizon offices. CANCELLED due to Boston Marathon bombings

         Northampton: Town Hall, 11am. March to Bank of America and Verizon. CANCELLED due to Boston Marathon bombings

Sat 4/20, Roxbury: A Community Conversation with U.S. Senate Candidates, Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center, 1234 Columbus Ave, 4pm.

We're Paying Our Taxes! Why Are Our Services Being Cut, and Why is the President Proposing Cuts in Social Security and Medicare? Rallies to repeal sequestration, stop the cuts, end corporate tax breaks, and redirect Pentagon spending to Jobs and Vital Programs for People.

Boston - Thursday, May 16, 12 noon, Tip O'Neill Federal Bldg., 10 Causeway St, North Station.
Fall River - Thursday, May 16, 4pm - Fall River Government Center, corner of N. Main St and
Sullivan Dr.
Northampton - Friday, May 16 - 3:45 pm, Northampton City Hall, 210 Main Street.