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Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution!
October 28, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rally 12:30 pm · State House Steps
Hearing 1:30 pm Room A1
Speakers include: Mel King, community organizer • Carolyn Federoff, Mass. AFL-CIO • Craig Altemose, Better Future Project Michael Kane, Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants • Joel Wool, Clean Water Action • Grace Ross, Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending • Wayne Smith, Vietnam Veteran • Phil Mamber, Mass. Senior Action • Erin Miller, Rosie’s Place • Chris Horton, Worcester Unemployed Action Group • Concetta Paul, Save Our Section 8 • Mary Popeo, Global Zero • Lindsay Koshgarian, National Priorities Project • Cleve Rea, Boston Homeless Solidarity • Prof. Jonathan King, MIT • and more
You voted for a “Budget for All”. Now it’s time to have the Massachusetts Legislature send your message to Congress and the President
“We need a Budget for All!“
In the big 2012 election, Massachusetts voted for the Budget for All public policy question, passing it by an average 3 to 1 margin in each of the 91 cities and towns where it appeared on the ballot (including towns that voted for Romney or Scott Brown). That referendum called on state senators and representatives to vote for a resolution from the Mass. state legislature calling upon Congress and the President them to:
Prevent cuts to vital programs that help all of our families: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans benefits, and housing, food and unemployment assistance.
Create and protect jobs in fields like manufacturing, education, transportation, and other public services.
End corporate tax breaks, loopholes and offshore tax havens, so that wealthy individuals and corporations pay their fair share.
Redirect Pentagon spending to meet human needs. The US war budget is greater than the military spending of the next 10 largest military powers combined. While over half of the country’s discretionary budget is being spent to prepare for war, millions of us are unable to get their basic needs met.
Will the Legislature respect the people’s vote? The Massachusetts House and Senate will hold hearings on the Budget for All resolutions, S.1906 and H.3144.
See you at the State House October 28!
Sponsoring organizations include the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee………………. Full list of 85 sponsoring groups: http://Budget4AllMass.org/sponsors
Budget for All ! 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138