Can you imagine?
We are being out-organized at the State House!
Calls are coming in from anti-tax groups and may be convincing legislators — who actually do know our communities need investment — that their constituents are opposed to new revenue.
But we know that’s not the case. You want investment in schools, roads, bridges, social services – and you know that Massachusetts has been slashing revenue for years:
Budget Cuts 2001-2012
Over a decade of drastic budget cuts have hurt our communities. We need to start
investing again in the education,infrastructure and innovation that make
our Commonwealth great. Learn more here: http://progma.us/OurCommunities
On Tuesday, March 12th, we are pushing back.
That’s our Lobby Day.
The event begins in the Gardner Auditorium in the State House. We are asking people to arrive at 10:30 a.m. There will be a 30-45 minute program/rally between 11 am – noon.
At noon folks will get materials they can use to talk that day to their Representatives and Senators about supporting new revenue, then we will ask folks to complete a brief report-back form on their visits.
There will be a 2nd Wave of lobbying from 3-4:30 for those who cannot come in the morning. There will be no program associated with this 2nd Wave, but we will have materials available for lobbing and report-back. This 2nd Wave might be particularly useful for teachers and others who need to work most of the day, but could come into the State House in the late afternoon.