[act-ma] TOMORROW 12/19: Rally: No to a Bad "Grand Bargain"

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Tue Dec 18 18:11:09 PST 2012

Join the Budget for All coalition *tomorrow (Wednesday) at Kerry's Boston
office at noon* for a rally to oppose a bad deal.   Obama's latest proposal
unfortunately calls for cuts in Social Security and has only small military
cuts.  We must do better - tell Congress to vote down any deal like that.

There will be a concurrent rally in Springfield, and on Friday a group will
visit Rep Keating's Plymouth office.


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From: Massachusetts Peace Action <info at masspeaceaction.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Subject: Rally: No to a Bad "Grand Bargain"
To: cole at masspeaceaction.org

   [image: Highway Robbery: Yesterday & Today]Wed, Dec 19, noon to 1pm
from Sen. John Kerry's office Cambridge St. at New Chardon, Boston Bowdoin
or Govt Ctr T

*Join us as we deliver a letter to Senators Kerry and Brown to protest a
bad "grand bargain".  **Tell us in advance that you'll be there -- Register
to attend<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=jtfVfrewCh7u90Xt4%2BETl4MjFBcvq%2Byq>

President Obama is bargaining with Republicans to cut the deficit. But he
shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t
cause the problems.

On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed
the *Budget
for All<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=MkEIhp414dEsseL5UeFR94MjFBcvq%2Byq>
 *by a 3 to 1 margin.  It calls for budget principles that will put people
back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and
stop endless wars, while balancing the budget.

Read about apparent doublespeak by some
the "fiscal cliff".

Tell Senators Kerry and Brown to oppose any budget deal that does not
respect the principles the people of Massachusetts voted for:

• Stop the cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment
benefits, housing, food and veterans’ benefits

• Invest in jobs in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy,
transportation and public services

• Close corporate tax loopholes, end offshore tax havens, and raise taxes
on incomes over $250,000

• Reduce the military budget, end the war in **Afghanistan** and bring
troops home safely now

We will gather in front of Senator Kerry’s office to deliver a letter, and
then march to Senator Brown’s nearby office.  Tell our elected officials
that the people have spoken.  Don’t listen to the greedy and their
lobbyists – listen to the people of Massa­chusetts. *Reject the "grand
bargain" – it’s a turkey!  *

*Register to attend the

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Task Force, Veterans for
, Mass. Alliance of HUD
and Progressive Democrats of


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