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March Against President Trump’s Budget Plan

May 31, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Rep. Keith Ellison introduces the People's Budget in front of the Capitol, May 2, 2017

March Against President Trump’s Budget Plan

This time it’s a matter of life and death.

The country has never seen anything like it! The budget cuts and tax breaks proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal and the forthcoming House budget proposal to follow will impact every program that helps each of us achieve a decent quality of life – and in many cases, to maintain life itself. It’s time to rise up in opposition while there’s time and to insist on a budget that puts people first:

11:30am: Assemble at Tip O’Neill Federal Bldg 10 Causeway St Boston
12:00 noon:  Rally at O’Neill Bldg
12:30 pm:  March to JFK Federal Bldg
1:00 pm:   Rally at JFK Bldg

Confirmed Speakers

State Senator Jamie Eldridge
Patricia Downs Berger, MD, co-chair, Mass-Care
Michael Kane, executive director, Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
Steve Tolman, President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Barbara Madeloni, President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Rich Rogers, Secretary-Treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council
Katherine Anderson, 350 Massachusetts
Warren Pepicelli, Executive Vice President, UNITE HERE
Jonathan King, Professsor, MIT
Roxanne Reddington-Wilde, ABCD
State Rep. Mike Connolly
Conrad Ciszek, Burbank Tenants Association
Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies
Darrin Howell, 1199 SEIU

The President’s plan released on May 23 would cut over $800 billion in mandatory spending from Medicaid, food stamps, SSI & SSDI, child health, housing, and education over 10 years. These cuts would be on top of the $54 billion each year the President intends to take out of climate protection, housing, meals on wheels, worker safety, cancer research and many other key programs and move into the Pentagon budget – AND on top of the $880 billion cut to Medicaid in the health care repeal bill already passed by the House of Representatives! All to help pay for his proposed $5 trillion in tax cuts, primarily for corporations and high rollers. And these budget priorities – and even worse – will be mirrored in the official House Republican Budget that will be put up for a vote in the upcoming months.

There Is An Alternative! The People’s Budget

On May 31 we will not only march against the President’s Budget priorities. We will also promote The People’s Budget. Released on May 2 by the Congressional Progressive Congress, this comprehensive and economically sound budget can serve as the “Roadmap for the Resistance”. The People’s Budget gives us a sound alternative budget to fight for that moves our country away from the human disaster awaiting us and toward prosperity and a society in which people matter. And it holds the line on Pentagon spending while cutting the Pentagon’s dangerous nuclear weapons build-up. The People’s Budget will also be voted on in the upcoming months.

Join Us on May 31!

We need you and your organization to attend, publicize and endorse the May 31 march. Modify this message as you wish. Questions? Contact us at 617-354-2169 or at

 Sign me up — I’ll be there on May 31!

We Thank These People’s Budget Supporters

Jim McGovern • Mike Capuano • Katherine Clark

Please Call These Reps to vote for the People’s Budget

Stephen Lynch 202-225-8273 • Joe Kennedy III 202-225-5931 • Seth Moulton 202-225-8020 • Ed Keating  202-225-3111 • Niki Tsongas 202-225-3411  • Richard Neal 202-225-5601

Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign (formerly the Budget for All Campaign) • 617-354-2169

Endorsers: Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants • Mass. Peace Action • American Friends Service Committee • Our Revolution Massachusetts • Massachusetts Senior Action • Massachusetts Jobs with Justice • Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade • Cambridge Residents Alliance • Neighbor to Neighbor • Progressive Democrats of America • Mass-Care (list in formation)


May 31, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Tip O’Neill Federal Bldg
10 Causeway St
Boston, MA 02114
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