Elaine Almquist of Medford has. Check out her letter to Representative Donato. Write Your Own Letter Now.
Dear Representative Donato,
As a person who has attended public schools and public colleges, and a person who takes public transportation to go to my great private-sector job, I would like to ask you to support Governor Patrick’s recommendations to invest in education and transportation in the Commonwealth. Tax increases are never very popular. But a well-educated public, who can get to and from work is essential to the success of our Commonwealth. I plan to spend my life here in Massachusetts, and I look forward to investing part of my earnings on ensuring we have citizens capable of participating in a complicated, competitive, and innovative economy; and a secure and working infrastructure. Without these long-term investments, we are surely instead investing in today’s successes instead of continued success tomorrow.
As we make these investments, I ask you to think about supporting a progressive taxation plan that will ask for a larger investment from those that have benefited the most from our previous investments, while preventing low-income people from being overly burdened. I urge you to support An Act to Invest in Our Communities.