Wednesday, May 31
March to stop President Trump’s Death Budget.
This time it’s a matter of life and death.
The country has never seen anything like it. The president’s proposed draconian budget cuts and tax breaks will impact every program that helps each of our constituencies achieve a decent quality of life – and in many cases, to maintain life itself.
11:30am: Assemble at Tip O’Neill Federal Building (10 Causeway St., Boston)
12 noon: Rally at O’Neill Federal Building
12:30pm: March to JFK Federal Building
1:00pm Rally at JFK Federal Building
With all eyes focused on political crisis and disarray in Washington, there has been little attention given to the fiscal earthquake that is about to hit most Americans:
- We already know about the $54 billion in discretionary spending the president wants to take out of climate protection, housing, elderly programs, worker safety and other key programs and move into the Pentagon budget and into building “the wall” next year.
- The health bill already passed by the House to repeal Obama-care would cut another $880 billion from Medicaid over 10 years.
- On May 23 the President will release his full budget plan to reportedly cut another $800 billion in mandatory spending from food stamps, Medicaid, housing, child nutrition, SSDI, and education over the 10 year life of his budget.
- These massive cuts will be used to help pay for his proposed $5 trillion in tax cuts, primarily for corporations and high rollers.
There is an alternative!
On May 31 we will not only march against the Death Budget. We will also promote The Peoples 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 Peoples Budget would move the country away from the human disaster awaiting us and toward prosperity and a society in which people matter, giving us a positive alternative budget to fight for. It declares an end to the decades long tax holiday that undergirds the scandalous inequality we see all around us and holds the line on Pentagon spending while cutting the Pentagon’s dangerous nuclear weapons build-up. The Peoples Budget will be voted on in June.
We need you and your organization to attend, publicize and endorse the May 31 march.
We encourage you to join us at the next meeting of the organizing committee this Friday, May 19 at 2pm at 42 Seaverns Ave, Just out of Jamaica Plain center.
Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Mass. Peace Action, AFSC and the Budget for All Campaign.
Contact us at 617-354-2169 or at firstname.lastname@example.org