? Educate yourself about the law and budget policies that allowed the Governor to invoke his 9C powers as well as some solution options at Mass Budget and Policy Center’s website www.massbudget.org for an excellent report.
? Become a first responder to the Campaign for Public Responsibility (CPR) and Email us back with your organization’s endorsement.
? Fill in the blanks in the sentence BELOW about the fiscal and human impact of the 9C cuts in your program. .
? Turn that story into a press release or a letter to the editor for your local papers, and into a series of letters to your legislative delegation. Think about lots of stories popping up in every newspaper during Thanksgiving vacation!!
? It is clear that many of these programs must be restored quickly.
? It is clear that we must organize ourselves to demonstrate the human and the fiscal impact of these cuts on our economy and on the quality of life in Massachusetts.
? It is clear that we must educate ourselves and our elected officials about the possible solutions for addressing the structural budget gap that allowed the Governor to invoke his 9C powers.
? It is clear that we could move the solutions forward together before the 06-07 Legislative session ends.
We in Massachusetts know it is fiscally responsible for every child to live in safe housing
We in Massachusetts know it’s fiscally responsible for human service workers to get paid a living wage.
We in Massachusetts know it’s fiscally responsible to make sure every resident has understandable timely information before choosing health insurance under the new health insurance reform law.
We in Massachusetts know it’s fiscally responsible to make sure that our homebound elderly get access to meals on wheels.
We in Massachusetts know that it’s fiscally responsible to (fill in the blanks with the human and fiscal impact of your program’s cut.)
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