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Help Massachusetts Voters Send a Message to Washington!
Contact the Budget for All Massachusetts Coalition!
The Afghanistan war grinds on, the Pentagon budget keeps growing, corporations and the 1%'ers are paying lower taxes than their secretaries, Social Security and other benefits are under attack, and next to nothing is being done to create jobs.
Instead of addressing these problems, the House of Representatives showed that it is still gripped by deficit fever when it passed the draconian Ryan budget, and gave only 78 votes to the alternative presented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
A coalition of community, labor, and peace groups have put the Budget for All referendum on the November 6, 2012 ballot in 91 cities and towns across Massachusetts. One million Massachusetts voters will have a chance to support this agenda.
The wording of the Budget for All public policy question will be:
Shall the state Representative (or Senator) from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the Congress and the President to:
1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance;
2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services;
3. Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and
4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now.
Sponsors (9/16/12): Action for Peace Working Group / Occupy Boston – AFGE/Local 3258/AFL-CIO – Allliance for Peace & Justice – American Friends Service Committee – ARISE for Social Justice – Arlington Fund Our Communities / Reduce Military Spending 25% – Arlington United for Justice with Peace – Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities / Cut Miilitary Spending 25%– Boston Workers Alliance – Brookline PAX – Chelsea Collaborative – Chelsea Uniting Against the War – Chinese Progressive Association – Democratic Socialists of America - Boston – Dorchester People for Peace – Eastern Massachusetts 25% Campaign – Fund Our Communities Not War – Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts – Lexington Justice and Peace – Majority Agenda Project – Mary Ellen McCormack Tenant Task Force – Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants – Massachusetts Global Action – Massachusetts Peace Action – MassOccupy/Brookline – Merrimack Valley People for Peace – Metrowest Peace Action – Neighbors United for a Better East Boston – New England United for Justice – Newton Dialogues on Peace & War – North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice – Occupy Arlington – Occupy Fall River – Occupy Newton – Progressive Democrats of America – Quequechan Alliance – Right to the City Civic Action Alliance – Survivors Inc – United Food and Commercial Workers – United for Justice with Peace – United National Antiwar Coalition – Veterans for Peace, Smedley Butler Brigade – Walpole Peace & Justice Group – Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment – Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Boston
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