[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Budget for All Referendum - Kick-off Meeting May 6

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Thu Apr 26 10:46:24 PDT 2012

UJP Activist: Budget for All Referendum - Kick-off Meeting May 6


Sunday, May 6, 2-5 pm

encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Boston - Chinatown T

The Afghanistan war grinds on, the Pentagon budget keeps growing, corporations
and the 1%'ers are paying lower taxes than their secretaries, Social Security
and other benefits are under attack, and next to nothing is being done to create

Instead of addressing these problems, the House of Representatives showed that
it is still gripped by deficit fever when it passed the draconian Ryan budget,
and gave only 78 votes to the Budget for All [1].

Let's send a mesage to Washington!  UJP, American Friends Service Committee,
the 25% Campaign, Mass. Peace Action, the Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants, AFGE
Local 3258, and the Right to the City Civic Action Alliance, among others, have
joined forces to sponsor a non-binding referendum on the Massachusetts ballot
this November.


Attend a kick-off meeting [2] Sunday, May 6, 2-5pm at encuentro 5, 33 Harrison
Ave., 5th Floor, Boston (Chinatown T).


The wording of the question will be:

Shall the state Representative (or Senator) from this district be instructed to
vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the Congress and the President to:

1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits,
or to housing, food and unemployment assistance;

2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing,
renewable energy, transportation and other public services;

3. Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal
deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and
raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and

4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military
budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now.

To add your organization's name to the list of endorsers, fill in this form

Can you help gather signatures in your town to put the Referendum on the ballot?
 Sign up here [4] or check out fundourcommunities.org [5] for details. 

Attend a kick-off meeting [6] Sunday, May 6, 2-5pm at encuentro 5, 33 Harrison
Ave., 5th Floor, Boston (Chinatown T).

The meeting will be live-streamed; check here [7] for details.

The meeting will include training on:

1) The policy issues which the Referendum addresses, and on how to talk to
voters about those messages

2) How to gather signatures correctly.   Registered voters.  Districts.   Voter
file lists.

3) Review of the districts we are targeting, and what the members attending the
meeting can plug in.

Join Referendum organizers as we collect signatures in at Brookline polling
places on Town Election Day, Tuesday, May 1, from 7-10am or 4-8 pm.  Sign up
for a shift! [8]


United for Justice with Peace [10] is a coalition of peace and justice
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.


Help us continue to do this critical work!   Make a donation to UJP today. [12]


info at justicewithpeace.org [13]


            		www.justicewithpeace.org [14]

Upcoming Events: 


		International Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control [15]

		Sat Apr 28


		Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

		Washington DC


		A New War in the Middle East?  A Teach-in on Iran [16]

		Sat Apr 28


		Suffolk University Law School



		March May 1st - International Workers Day [17]

		Tue May 1


		assemble at LoPresti Park, East Boston

		East Boston, Chelsea, Everett


		Koch Brothers Exposed [18]

		Tue May 1


		St. James Conference Room



		Referendum Kick-Off Meeting [19]

		Sun May 6


		encuentro 5



		Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Annual Meeting / Dinner [20]

		Sun May 6


		Apartments at Coolidge School - Auditorium



		Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice [21]

		Fri May 18


		People's Church

		Chicago, IL


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[1] http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=81
[2] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3696
[5] http://fundourcommunities.org/
[6] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3696
[7] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3696
[9] http://justicewithpeace.org
[10] http://justicewithpeace.org
[11] http://justicewithpeace.org/donate
[12] http://justicewithpeace.org/donate
[13] info at justicewithpeace.org
[14] http://www.justicewithpeace.org
[15] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3633
[16] http://justicewithpeace.org/iran-teach-in
[17] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3664
[18] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3692
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[21] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/3251
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