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Our Taxes – Our Choices. Tax Day Demonstration
April 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Video of the event: https://www.facebook.com/masspeaceaction/videos/375535583037345/ is #1, and longest, of 6 segments; the others are at https://www.facebook.com/pg/masspeaceaction/videos/
Wars, Military Spending and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Hurting Our Communities –
And Destroying the Planet!
A time to protest this war budget and stand up for a federal budget that reflects our true values
Trump budget: a nightmare for people… a dream come true for Raytheon, Saudi Arabia and war makers everywhere
The federal budget proposed by the President and most Republicans transfers tens of billions of dollars from education, affordable housing, climate protection, medical care, hunger assistance, and social security directly to weapons companies and warmaking.
Already our Pentagon budget is 9 times larger than the Russian military budget. It makes up 60% of the entire discretionary budget. We are funding a trillion dollar nuclear weapons upgrade. But now the Republicans and some Democrats want to take away even more money from the rest of us to fund their wars and stuff the pockets of the military companies who fund their campaigns and give them big jobs when they retire. Such a budget guarantees that more Iraqs, Afghanistans, Libyas, Syrias and Yemens are on the way.
On this day we pay our taxes, we say No Way! It’s time to put our tax money into projects that make our country the kind of society we can be proud of.
See you at the Upham’s Corner Health Center at 4:30 for our 8th annual Tax Day march.
NO to excessive military spending
|YES to HOUSING|
NO to tax cuts for the rich
|YES to EDUCATION|
NO to nuclear weapons
|YES to HEALTH CARE|
NO to military bases all over the world
|YES to JOBS|
NO to war
|YES to COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE|
TAX DAY DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Uphams Corner, Dorchester
Speakers will include:
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
State Senator Jamie Eldridge
Rev. Vernon Walker
Kevin Peterson, New Democracy Coalition
Maryellen Kurkulos, Massachusetts Peace Action
Father Edwin Johnson, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Michael Kane, Executive Director, National Alliance of HUD Tenants
Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
4:30 pm Gather at Uphams Corner Health Center
5:30 pm March Columbia Rd.
6:30 Meal and Meeting at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Sponsors: Dorchester People for Peace, Mass People’s Budget Campaign, Massachusetts Peace Action, AFSC, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, City Life/Vida Urbana, Boston Teachers Union, New England Joint Board of UNITE-HERE, Veterans for Peace/ Smedley Butler Brigade, Mass Senior Action, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, New Democracy Coalition, Association of Haitian Women in Boston, MassCare (Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care), 350 Mass Boston, Dorchester Art Project, Boston City Singers, Ashmont Hill Chamber Music — and more organizations!
Directions: By car take I-93 South or Northbound (Southeast Expressway). Take exit 15 for Columbia Road; if coming from from the north, turn right on Columbia Rd, if from the south, go around the traffic circle to Columbia Rd. After 4 blocks Columbia Rd. turns left; stay on Columbia Rd. After 10 more blocks pass Glendale St on the right; park on Columbia Rd and cross the street to the health center.
There is ample street parking on both sides of Columbia Rd and on the side streets. For the convenience of patients, please do not park in the health center parking lot. There is a municipal parking lot off Dudley St (on Ramsey), a few blocks from the Health Center, and also street parking on both sides of Columbia Rd and on the side streets.
By bus, take the number 16 or 17 bus from Andrew (Red Line) or the 16 bus Forest Hills (Orange Line); or the 15 bus from Dudley Station.
By commuter rail, take the Fairmount line from South Station at 3:30 or 4:15, trip to Uphams Corner takes 12 minutes, then walk 12 minutes to the health center.
By the T only, take the Red Line, Ashmont train only, to Savin Hill Station and walk 20 minutes.
Please allow plenty of time, given rush-hour traffic!