We’re Off and Running – An Act to Invest is Filed

Yesterday, Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and Representative Jim O’Day refiled their bill – An Act to Invest in Our Communities 

Members of the community spoke movingly about the impact that cuts to vital programs and services have had

“As a Bristol Community College student and someone who is reliant upon public transportation, I have to say that the lack of adequate funding has not made the last few years easy for me,” said Sapphire Castillo, a New Bedford resident who said the local buses stop running at 6 p.m.

Vivian Moulden, 75, of Springfield told a crowd that the state’s 5.25 percent income tax and other taxes should be hiked to pay for home care for the elderly, health care and education.

“As a community we must do better,” said Moulden, a grandmother of six, retired health care worker from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and member of the Massachusetts Senior Action Council.

This is a top priority for Progressive Massachusetts and we are currently supporting it’s passage by collecting signatures on apetition to the State House and putting together delegation visits to elected officials.

If you are interested in helping in any capacity, contact Ben Wright at grassroots@progressivemass.com.

Learn more about the Campaign for Our Communities


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