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Hearing on People’s Budget Resolution
October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Revenue will hear testimony on the People’s Budget Resolution, a bill submitted by the Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network as part of the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda.
Come out on October 22 to testify for the bill, or to listen and support those who are testifying. Let us know you plan to testify, to get involved in planning, or to request or offer a ride: contact the Mass. Peace Action office (617-354-2169, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The People’s Budget
This Act calls on Congress to pass a federal People’s Budget that creates millions of jobs, invests in infrastructure, moves towards single payer healthcare, makes college free, expands housing, makes corporations and those with high incomes pay their fair share, and reduces military spending.
This Act also forms a commission to report on the impact this re-prioritized budget would have on Massachusetts.
The Fiscal Year 2019 Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget: A Progressive Path Forward, builds bridges of opportunity, starting with the most vulnerable communities. The People’s Budget creates millions of jobs and increases wages for those who continue to be on the sidelines of our economy. It invests in our neglected infrastructure, ends the systematic inequality in our tax system by making corporations pay their fair share, and stops the rising cost of prescription drugs. The People’s Budget provides a progressive pathway to building a strong economy so working families can prosper.
Committee: Joint Committee on Revenue
Logistics: Allow time to pass through the metal detector when you arrive.