Action Alert:

Budget Priorities

After the Election: What Next for Peace & Justice Issues? Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Northampton Friends Meeting • 43 Center St How do we evaluate the results of the presidential, senatorial, and Budget for All votes as we plan for 2013 …

Boston Rally for Question 4 with Rep. Mike Capuano

  Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:00 am Where: Codman Square Health Center • 637 Washington St • Dorchester Boston Community Rally for nonbinding Question 4 (Budget for All) On October 25, Boston political and community leaders will call for a budget that supports working people and solves national budget standoffs. The Budget for All, on the November 6 ballot throughout Boston and a third of the state, is the largest public policy question in at least several decades, according to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office. It has been endorsed by four Mass. congressmen, 23 state legislators, and many local elected officials.

Jimmy Tingle for President

October 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jimmy Tingle for President The Funniest Campaign in History   An evening of laughs in support of the Budget for All Referendum Tuesday, October 30, 2012 The Warren-Brown debate has been cancelled. Revised schedule:   6:30 pm – Doors open; cash bar and complimentary refreshments 7:30 …

Cut Big Bird or the F-35?

October 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s Big Bird! It’s an F-35 Plane! It’s Mitt Romney proposing to cut public television and promote militarism!

Fall Forum Series: Cutting the Military Budget

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

What Unnecessary Military Spending is Costing our Communities Sunday, September 30, 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm First Unitarian Society in Newton – Sanctuary • 1326 Washington St • West Newton   Speakers: Chris Hellman, Research Analyst, National Priorities Project Mike Prokosch, National Coordinator, New …

Budget for All Referendum to Reach 1 Million Massachusetts Voters

by Cole Harrison A successful campaign generates its own energy. The drive to get the Budget for All referendum on the ballot caught fire because scores of activists throughout the state want to do something. I’ve heard over and over again from progressive activists who are tired of the Right rolling over us, and equally tired of endless meetings and preaching to the choir. They want to get out there, talk to their neighbors, and bring a progressive agenda into the political process. And that is what we are doing in Massachusetts in the 2012 elections. Under the slogan “Stop the Cuts – Invest in Jobs – Tax the 1% – End the Wars”, Massachusetts Peace Action helped lead a peace-community-labor coalition of 42 organizations to organize a petition drive to place the Budget for All referendum on the ballot.

The Budget for All will be voted on by at least 1,016,250 voters or 33.9% of the state's voters! We are definitely on the ballot in 13 districts which will reach 446,000 voters. We think we're on the ballot in 20 more districts which will reach an additional 570,000 voters. We might be on the ballot in 2 more districts reaching 37,500 more voters.

District by District Status

Now that the July 3 deadline to turn in signatures to towns has passed, here's the district by district status as far as we know. (Please send additional information about your district to Cole Harrison (cole@masspeaceaction.org) or Paul Shannon (pshannon@afsc.org).

A) Definitely on ballot

The Secretary of State's office has accepted certified signatures and confirmed in writing that we will be on the ballot in:   Senate districts: First Suffolk (Hart) First Middlesex & Norfolk (Creem) Second Middlesex (Jehlen) Norfolk & Suffolk (Rush)   House districts: 9th Middlesex (Stanley) 10th Middlesex (Lawn) 23rd Middlesex 24th Middlesex 29th Middlesex (Hecht) 32nd Middlesex (Clark) 7th Norfolk (Timilty) 8th Plymouth 5th Essex (Ferranti)

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