Today, Governor Patrick will release the state budget, setting in motion a process of give and take that will unfold over a minimum of three months. During that period, many of us will be advocating against cuts — to our programs, our favored line items, to the local aid that keeps our communities afloat.
At ONE Massachusetts, we've been asking the Governor and Legislature to take a balanced approach to the budget deficit, combining new revenues with federal and reserve funds to avoid cutting critical programs. Our trainings will enable you to make the case for more funding and at the same time remind your audience of the critical role government plays in keeping our communities safe and healthy, fostering economic growth and expanding opportunity for everyone.
Much rides on how convincing our arguments are. How compellingly can we convey the critical importance of funding our communities. ONE Massachusetts is offering trainings designed to help you make the case for more revenue in the state budget.
On Feb. 2, join us for a training at the Boston Teachers Union in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Feb 3, join us for an Insider Budget Briefing at our 30 Winter Street office from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a training for your staff, board or colleagues.
(Cross-posted on ONE Mass)