There is a strong and thoughtful grassroots movement gaining ground in the Commonwealth advocating for a balanced approach to the budget deficit. “Speakouts” are scheduled in numerous communities where people will join their neighbors and elected officials in constructive discussions about how we all can Support our Schools, Towns, Health Care & Services! We’ll also learn about HB2553/S01416 – “An Act to Invest in Our Communities” sponsored by Rep. James O’Day and Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz.
At these meetings, we will request our state elected officials to support our communities and public structures by endording this legislation that would provide our state with revenues to help reduce a $1.8 billion budget gap that jeopardizes the services and programs we all care about.
We all want a state that is a great place to live, work and raise a family. That means we need good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a strong economy.
The decisions we make today will shape our communities for years to come. We have built a state with the best public schools in the nation, jobs that pay enough to support a family, safe communities and a good quality of life. These things are the foundations of our future economic success. Deep budget cuts threaten to undermine what we have accomplished and weaken our communities.
The following Speakouts are scheduled, so mark your calendar and plan to attend. We’ll continue to update the BMG Events Calendar when other Speakouts are scheduled.
March 22, 6-8 pm
Hibernian Hall, 182 Dudley St, Boston
Organizers: New England United for Justice, Dorchester People for Peace, Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities – Cut Military Spending 25%, ONE Massachusetts, Mass Senior Action Council, 1199SEIU, Greater Boston Central Labor Council, Mass Communities Action Network
Contact: Mimi Ramos, 617-265-7100 or Mike Prokosch, 617-282-3783
March 28, 6:30-9:30 pm
Wall Towers, 10 Church St, Lynn
Contact: Carly McClain, 781-595-2538
March 29, 7-9 pm
Newton Public Library, Newton
Organizers: Newton Dialogues on Peace and War
Contact: Prasannan Parthasarathi, 617-552-1579