A coalition of community, labor, and peace groups are organizing to put a public policy question on the November ballot across Massachusetts. We need to collect 200 signatures of registered voters in each State Rep district by July 3. Sign up here to help gather signatures in your town to put the Referendum on the ballot!
The wording of the Budget for All Referendum question will be:
Shall the state Representative (or Senator) from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the Congress and the President to:
1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance;
2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services;
3. Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and
4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now.
Sponsors (4/27/12): Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, American Friends Service Committee, AFGE/Local 3258/AFL-CIO, Right to the City Civic Action Alliance, Massachusetts Peace Action, United National Antiwar Coalition - Boston, New England United for Justice, Majority Agenda Project, United for Justice with Peace, Mass Global Action, 25% Coalition, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Boston Workers Alliance, Action for Peace Working Group/Occupy Boston, Dorchester People for Peace, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, ARISE for Social Justice (Springfield), Fund Our Communities, Not War/Massachusetts, Chinese Progressive Association, MetroWest Peace Action, Occupy Newton, Mary Ellen McCormack Tenant Task Force
To add your organization's name to the list of endorsers, fill in this form.
For more information on the Referendum, please visit www.budget4allmass.org.