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Put People & Planet Before Profits: Teach-in
Thu April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Pressing for our budget priorities amid pandemic, economic and climate crises and new Cold Wars
As we move into the post-pandemic, Biden era, it’s time to change what we buy with our tax dollars. The pandemic and the resulting economic crisis illuminated glaring inequalities and the human costs of budget priorities that enrich the wealthy and left people unable to protect their health, hungry and homeless, while the military-industrial complex drowns in super-profits and paves the way for new and dangerous Cold Wars. Trillions have been spent chasing demons abroad and “bad hombres” at our borders, but Covid-19 bring us to our knees.
The Biden Rescue Plan, with the child tax credit, unemployment, child and family care provisions, is bringing relief and hope to millions of Americans. But now the work begins to impact Congress debates over the national budget paid for by our taxes.
- Make the Rescue Plan’s safety net provisions permanent
- Fund housing, healthcare for all, and education – forgive college loans
- Pass the job creating, GREEN infrastructure bill
- Tax the 1% and big corporations; create a wealth tax so everyone pays their fair share
- Repeal the Trump $2 trillion tax cuts
- Cut the Pentagon’s gargantuan budget to pay for what we need
- Defund new nuclear weapons, cut F-35 and B-1 bomber
Read an article by Paul Shannon with more information.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts 7th District
Lindsay Koshgarian, program director, National Priorities Project
Deborah Weinstein, executive director, Coalition on Human Needs
Shailly Gupta Barnes, program director, Kairos Center; co-author of the Moral Budget of the Poor People’s Campaign
Alan Palm, Director of 350 Mass Organizing, Better Future Project
Jonathan King, Professor of Molecular Biology Emeritus, MIT
moderated by Emily Rubino, executive director, Peace Action New York State
Organized by: Massachusetts Peace Action, Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, New England War Tax Resistance, American Friends Service Committee – Northeast Region, Peace Action Maine, Peace Action New York State, Chicago Area Peace Action, CodePink Women for Peace, Veterans for Peace- Maine, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Boston College Democrats, Walpole Peace and Justice Group, 350 Massachusetts.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-354-2169
Also, join our Face to Face rally on this year’s official Tax Day, May 17, at the Tip O’Neill Federal Building, downtown Boston and find links to events in other cities.