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Hearing on People’s Budget Resolution

October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

State House with Peace Sign

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,


The People’s Budget

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET H.3220S.1659 (only S.1659 will be heard on Oct 22)

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 Forwardbuilds 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.

People’s Budget Fact Sheet

Read the Bill Text


Presenters: Jay D. Livingstone, Paul R. Feeney

Committee: Joint Committee on Revenue

House Sponsors HD.294       Senate Sponsors SD.1307

Jay D. Livingstone Paul R. Feeney
Mike Connolly Jack Patrick Lewis
Marjorie C. Decker Brian W. Murray
James B. Eldridge William N. Brownsberger
Nika C. Elugardo Jason M. Lewis
Sean Garballey James B. Eldridge
Jonathan Hecht Patricia D. Jehlen
Natalie M. Higgins  
Russell E. Holmes  
Kay Khan  
Jack Patrick Lewis  
David M. Rogers  

Logistics:  Allow time to pass through the metal detector when you arrive.  



October 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network


Massachusetts State House – room B-2
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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