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Press Coverage - Recent

Activists Rally Against Federal Cuts, Chris Lovett, Boston Neighborhood Network News, October 28, 2015 (video)

State House Rally Tries Influencing Capitol Hill Via Beacon Hill , MIKE DEEHAN, WGBH Radio News, October 28, 2015. LISTEN ONLINE

2013 - 2014

Tax Day - Not Everyone Pays; Action Underscores Need for "Budget for All", Senior Action Leader, voice of Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Spring 2014 issue, page 9

Lining Up for Change, Photo and caption, Boston Globe, April 13, 2014

Segment on Budget for All rally at Bank of America, Fox 25 News, evening of April 12, 2014

Pentagon spending is the real 'budget buster' for Fall River and beyond, Maryellen Kurkulos, Fall River Herald News, April 10, 2014

State House Advances, WWLP Springfield, April 11, 2014

Big Names at Tax Day Forum, Cape Cod Today, April 10, 2014

Interview with Paul Shannon, Boston Network News, April 9, 2014

Interview with John Ratliff WMBR "What's Left", April 11, 2014 (starts at about minute 20)

Rental Subsidy Cuts Prompt Appeal to Candidates, Chris Lovett, Boston Neighborhood Network News, November 1, 2013 (video)

Boston protesters issue ‘cease and desist’ letter to Republicans at party headquarters, Morgan Rousseau, Boston Metro, October 16, 2013

Local group plans rally to voice concern over US budget battle, Hugh Zeitlin, Channel 3 Springfield, October 14, 2013 (includes video)

Shutdown will cause federal funding for Section 8 to dry up Nov. 1, Massachusetts housing official says, Shira Shoenberg, Springfield Republican, October 9, 2013

Shutdown to Impact Bay State programs, Morgan Rousseau, Boston Metro, October 1, 2013

Thousands Of Federal Workers In Mass. Face Furloughs, by Fred Bever, WBUR 90.9, October 1, 2013 (includes audio)

BNN News Interviews Lee Farris, Budget for All Coalition, Chris Lovett, Boston Neighborhood Network News, September 30, 2013 (video)

From Springfield Armory to Westover Air Reserve Base to Franklin County Head Start, federal employees brace for government shutdown, Shira Schoenberg, Springfield Republican, Septermber 30, 2013

Residents, Federal Employees Brace For Possible Government Shutdown, Steve Annear, Boston Magazine, September 30, 2013

Protesters call looming shutdown Republican ‘game playing’, Morgan Rousseau, Boston Metro, September 30, 2013

No Shutdown, No Default: Protestors Demand Mass. GOP Rein in Party Leadership, Jonathan Adams, Open Media Boston, September 30, 2013 (audio and photo essay)

Parks top shutdown lists, New England Cable News, September 30, 2013

Govt shutdown impact on Mass: 30,000 fed workers could be furloughed, Christine Lee, WWLP 22 News, September 30, 2013

Republican Threat of U.S. Government Shutdown Sparks Local Protests, Open Media Boston, Dave Goodman & Marc Stern interview with Cole Harrison, September 29, 2013 (audio)

Pentagon a ripe target for cuts, Linda Bilmes, Boston Globe, July 31, 2013

Mass. should send anti-austerity message to Washington, Maryellen Kurkulos, Fall River Herald News, July 18, 2013

Activists Urge Lawmakers to Take Cue from Voters on Fed Budget Issues, Colleen Quinn, State House News Service, July 10, 2013

Legislature should pass ‘Budget for All’ Resolution, Eileen Kurkoski, Waltham News Tribune, July 19, 2013

BNN News Interviews Cole Harrison and Roxanne Reddington-Wilde, Boston Neighborhood Network News, aired July 15 , 2013

Mass. AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman Testifies Before the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee, Massachusetts AFL-CIO: The Voice of Working Families,

Candidates for 5th Congressional District speak at 'Budget for All' hearing, rally, Medford Transcript, July 15, 2013 (also ran in Saugus Advertiser and Brockton Enterprise News)

Candidates for 5th Congressional District speak at 'Budget for All' hearing, rally,, July 15, 2013

Coalition Urges Resolution to Stop Federal Cuts, Sofia Wolman, Beacon Hill Patch, July 16, 2013

Lobby State for Federal Reform, Vickie Rothbaum, Lexington Minuteman, July 11, 2013

Spilka stands up for sensible budget, Carol Coakley, MetroWest Daily News, July 14, 2013

Advocates Put Spotlight on Federal Cuts, Chris Lovett, Boston Neighborhood Network News, July 10, 2013.

Protesters call for decreased military spending, halt to federal budget cuts, Jeremy C. Fox,, July 10, 2013

Locals participate in ‘Budget For All’ hearing in Boston, Barbara Solow, Hampshire Gazette, July 10, 2013

Join wider fight to create 'Budget for All', Marty Nathan, Hampshire Gazette, July 6, 2013.

Federal cuts hitting housing subsidy program, Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe, May 26, 2013

Poor lose housing help due to federal budget cuts, Associated Press, Boston Herald, May 26, 2013

Activist Coalition Rallies to End Sequester, Pain Caused by Budget Cuts, Open Media Boston, by Tate Williams, May 18, 2013

Rally Draws Attention to Federal Budget Cuts, Boston Neighborhood Network News, Chris Lovett, May 16, 2013

BNN News Interviews Michael Kane and Juell Frazier, Adam Boyajy, May 22, 2013

Groups Rally to End Sequester in Hopes of Protecting Services, Statehouse News Service, May 16, 2013

Group rallies outside Fall River Government Center, calling for end to sequester, The Herald News, by Will Richmond, May 16, 2013

Boston Fed chief says budgets cuts, tax hikes hurting economy, Boston Globe, by Robert Gavin, May 16, 2013. (Includes mention of our May 16 rally.)

Cut Pentagon spending to solve sequestration woes, Paul Shannon, Somerville Journal, February 28, 2013

Valentine's Day Anti-Sequestration Rally Hits Hub; Groups Fear Massive Social Spending Cuts, Open Media Boston, Andrew Jeromski, February 16, 2013

Budget4All Massachusetts Rally in Government Center, Boston Neighborhood Network News, February 14, 2013

Area groups take part in 'Have a Heart' campaign to urge federal funds for jobs, affordable housing, Springfield Republican, February 13, 2013


2012 Valley Advocate Halos and Horns, Valley Advocate Staff, December 26, 2012

Going Over the Cliff? The Voters Speak, Tikkun Daily, Paul Shannon and Charles Derber, December 13, 2012

Why We Should Put Children and Families First During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations, Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President, Wheelock College, Huffington Post, December 11, 2012

Small turnout for "Deal For All" rally in Springfield, Brian Kowalenko, CBS 3 Springfield, November 29, 2012, updated December 6, 2012

Budget question results send clear message, Frank Farlow and David Klafter, Wicked Local Brookline, Dec 4, 2012

Sledding Down the Fiscal Cliff: Grand Bargains seen from the Democratic Left, Free School University Radio, December 3, 2012

Liberal Activists Rally On The "Fiscal Cliff", Paul Tuthill,, December 1, 2012

"Budget For All" rally in Springfield, Barry Kriger, WWLP 22News, November 30, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Talks Draw Protesters, WGBH Radio, November 26, 2012

Activists Warn Against Federal Budget Cuts, video by Chris Lovett , Boston Neighborhood Network News, November 26, 2012

Voting to protect vital programs, Ann Glick, Wicked Local Newton, November 26, 2012

Budget question results send clear message, Philip Czachorowski, Walpole Times, November 21, 2012

Interview with Paul Shannon on the Budget for All, Boston Neighborhood Network News, broadcast Monday, November 19, 2012. The segment with Paul Shannon is 10-15 minutes into the video.

Long road ahead for ballot question activists, Emily Cataneo, Wicked Local Watertown, November 17, 2012

Budget for All celebrates support, plots next move, Marblehead Reporter, November 17, 2012

Voters have spoken — will Washington listen?, Jeff Klein, Bay State Banner, November 14, 2012

Mass. Voters Urge Tax Fairness, Military Cuts to Avoid “Fiscal Cliff” and Protect Vital Programs, Common Dreams, November 8, 2012. Also published at Truthout, November 8; Op Ed News, November 8, and Wicked Local Raynham, November 8.

A Huge Election Victory You Probably Didn’t Hear About – Budget for All Initiative Wins by 3 to 1 in Massachusetts!, Peace Action PeaceBlog, November 7, 2012

Press Coverage - Pre Election

Lynn-area voters able to vote on non-binding federal deficit question, State House News Service, November 6, 2012

Ballot questions intended to send leaders a message, Peter Schworm, Boston Globe, November 5, 2012

Budget for All Forum October 15, 2012, 45 minute video, Northampton Community TV, posted October 19, 2012. A public forum held October 15, 2012 at Northampton High School regarding the Budget for All question on the ballots this November. Speakers include Congressman Jim McGovern, State Representatives Ellen Story and Peter Kocot, and Jo Comerford.

Many Communities Will See More than 3 Ballot Questions, Chelsea Sheasley, MetroWest Daily News, November 5, 2012

Notes from the Underclass: Against Austerity this Election Day, Walker Bristol, Tufts Daily, November 5, 2012

Massachusetts voters to weigh in on Budget for All referendum, Chad Cain, Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 5, 2012

¿De qué trata la “pregunta 4” de la balota electoral?, Tibisay Zea, La Planeta/, Nov 1, 2012

Question 4 in Chelsea: Referendum to Defend Social Security, Create Jobs, Tax the Rich, and Cut Military Spending, Chelsea Record, November 1, 2012, page 4

Question 4 is Our Chance to Send a Message to Washington, Jeff Klein, Open Media Boston, Nov 4, 2012

Tuesday's Massachusetts ballot questions, Berkshire Eagle, November 4, 2012

It’s almost over: Marblehead voters to head to polls Tuesday, Kris Olson, GateHouse News Service, Marblehead Reporter, November 1, 2012

Voters Face budget, campaign questions too, Stephen Fletcher, Gloucester Daily Times, November 2, 2012

Voters in Fall River to weigh in on two nonbinding ballot questions, The Herald News (Fall River), November 3, 2012

Vote Yes on the Budget for All, Jewish Advocate, October 2012

Vote Yes on Question 5 in Somerville, Anna Shenk and Kate Cloud, Somerville Journal, November 1, 2012

Non-Binding Questions on Arlington Ballot, Monica Jimenez, Arlington Advocate, October 31, 2012

Watertown Voters Can Cast Votes on the Budget Referendum Ballot Question, Tony Palomba, Watertown Patch, October 31, 2012

‘Budget for All’ vote sends needed message, Norma Akamatsu, Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 30, 2012

Raynham town clerk expects high turnout for Nov. 6 election, Rebecca Hyman, Wicked Local Raynham, October 30, 2012

Coalition urges state voters to support Ballot Question 4, Bay State Banner, November 1, 2012

The Budget For All referendum: A budget that works for all of us, Maryellen Kurkulos, The Herald News (Fall River), October 30, 2012 (also ran in Taunton Daily Gazette)

Vote Yes on Question 6, Barbara Haack, Newburyport Daily News, October 29, 2012

Somerville and Massachusetts Ballot Questions 2012, Somerville Patch, October 29, 2012

Some Massachusetts ballots include non-binding federal 'Budget for All', Springfield Republican, October 27, 2012

Brookline residents to vote on “Budget For All” referendum, Ignacio Laguarda, Brookline Tab, October 25, 2012

"Budget for All" Supporters Rally in Dorchester, Chris Lovett, Boston Neighborhood News, October 25, 2012

Vote Yes on ‘Budget for All,’ Question #5, Bette Keva, Jewish Journal, October 25, 2012, page 5 (for web site go to

“Budget for All’ is just, Thea Paneth, Arlington Advocate, October 25, 2012

Vote ‘yes on Question 5, Lynette Culverhouse, Arlington Advocate, October 25, 2012

The Sham Of Simpson-Bowles, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Reuters, October 24, 2012

Ballot Question No. 4 - Budget For All, Barbara Magnuson, Winchester Patch, October 23, 2012

East Bridgewater: Vote Yes on Question 4, Rachel Tedesco, The Patriot Ledger, October 23, 2012

Vote Yes on ‘Budget for All,’ Question #5, on the Nov. 6 Ballot, Bette Keva, Swampscott Patch, October 22, 2012

Support Question 5, Susan Lees and Barbara Boltz, Arlington Advocate, October 18, 2012

Fund our Community: Somerville Votes on Budget for All Ballot Question #5 on Nov. 6, Duncan McFarland, Somerville Patch, October 17, 2012

Massachusetts Congressmen Barney Frank, Jim McGovern, Ed Markey and Mike Capuano top the list of 25 elected officials who support the Budget for All Referendum on November 6, Sofia Wolman, Framingham Patch (also in Natick Patch), October 17, 2012.

Massachusetts Voters Have the Chance to Vote on Budget Priorities, by Rebecca Thiess, Federal Budget Analyst, Economic Policy Institute; Huffington Post, October 19, 2012.

‘Budget for All’ ballot initiative finds support in Northampton, Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 19, 2012

Voters will see "Budget For All" question on ballot, WWLP 22 News, Northampton, October 15. Includes video segment.

U.S. Rep. McGovern to headline ‘Budget for All’ forum in Northampton, Hampshire Gazette, October 16

McGovern Touts "Budget for All", WHMP, Amherst.

Question 4 is our chance to send a message, by Jeff Klein, Dorchester Reporter, October 11, 2012 (As originally printed - see page 8)

Boston Protests the War, Socialist Worker, October 10, 2012

Vote Yes on Question 5, Budget for All, by Bette Keva, North Shore Sunday/ Newburyport Current, October 10, 2012

Read more: SITTING IN: Vote Yes on Question 5, Budget for All - Newburyport, MA - The Newburyport Current

Boston Sunday Review, WBZ-FM, Sunday, October 7

Occupy Boston Radio: Free School University, Wednesday, October 10, 7pm

‘Safety net’ is under threat, local groups say, Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 28, 2012

Some Massachusetts voters to be polled on tax increases for the wealthy, cuts in military spending, Springfield Republican - September 26, 2012

Hard-Hitting budget referendum approved, Bridgewater Independent, September 19, 2012 (Note: the Raynham Call carried the same article)

"Another Path: A November ballot question asks voters to weigh in on a progressive budget plan" - Valley Advocate - September 13, 2012

Lynn-area voters able to vote on non-binding federal deficit question, Lynn Daily Item, September 11, 2012

Some Mass. voters will have say in federal deficit debate: Ballot question to appear in 91 communities, WWLP - Chicopee, Monday, September 10, 2012

Ballot question asks: How to deal with debt?, Newburyport Daily News, September 12, 2012

Marblehead voters to have say in deficit debate, Marblehead Reporter, September 11, 2012

Referendum Coming: Giving Voters a Voice on War Spending, Green Rainbow Party blog, August 3, 2012

Budget for All Referendum to Reach 1 Million Massachusetts Voters, Cole Harrison, Peace Action Peace Blog, July 31, 2012

Kick the Habit: Fund Our Communities, Not War>, Joseph Gerson, Truthout, July 16, 2012

Budgets must reflect our values, Sofia Wolman, MetroWest Daily News, June 28, 2012

November ballot question, Susan Lees and Barbara Boltz, Arlington Advocate, May 17, 2012