[act-ma] [UJP] THURSDAY: As Debt Ceiling "Crisis" Renews and Sequester Axe Falls, Say No to Cuts!

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======== THURSDAY: AS DEBT CEILING "CRISIS" RENEWS AND SEQUESTER AXE FALLS,
         SAY NO TO CUTS! =====================================================

======== WE’RE PAYING /OUR /TAXES...
         WHY ARE VITAL SERVICES BEING CUT, AND
         WHY IS THE PRESIDENT PROPOSING CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE? 

Budget cutters in Washington have already slashed Meals on Wheels, Head  
Start, Housing, Education, Fuel Assistance, Unemployment, Health Programs,  
AIDS Housing, and family violence prevention. Now the President and Congress  
are discussing cuts to universally popular programs like Social Security,  
Medicare and Medicaid. *When elite airline passengers suffered inconvenience  
and delay with cuts to air traffic control, Congress responded quickly.* But  
nothing has been done about planned cuts to Head Start, housing, and  
nutrition programs and job creation.

*But there is an alternative.*

-------- 1. END CORPORATE TAX BREAKS! ----------------------------------------

Very high income people and giant corporations get hundreds of billions of  
dollars a year in tax breaks through loopholes and offshore tax shelters. The  
CEOs of Bank of America, Citibank, and Verizon are key members of Fix the  
Debt, a corporate group pushing for big cuts in critical public programs and  
even lower corporate taxes.

-------- 2. REDIRECT PENTAGON SPENDING TO JOBS AND VITAL PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE! 

The US war budget is greater than the military spending of the next 10  
largest military powers combined. Much of it funds destructive wars like  
Iraq, wasteful weapons systems like the F-35, and keeping us in Afghanistan  
for years to come.

======== JOIN US ON THURSDAY, MAY 16, TO SAY:
         STOP THE CUTS! ======================================================

*When: 12 noon
Tip O’Neill Federal Building,* 10 Causeway Street, Boston – *North  
Station* (Green Line) Regional Headquarters for the Social Security  
Administration and Housing & Urban Development

*Speakers: Steve Tolman*, pres., Mass. AFL-CIO; Rep. *Linda Dorcena Forry*;  
*Carolyn Federoff*, AFGE; *Roxanne Reddington-Wilde*, community action  
advocate; people impacted by program cuts We’ll also visit tax dodgers Bank  
of America, Citibank, and Verizon at 6 Bowdoin Square, Boston.

*Sponsoring organizations:* Budget for All Coalition; Mass. AFL-CIO; Mass.  
Jobs with Justice; AFGE Locals 3258 and 1164; SEIU Locals 615 and 888;  
1199SEIU MA Division, Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants; Mass. American Friends  
Service Committee; Mass. Peace Action; Disability Policy Consortium; Boston  
Workers Alliance; ACTUP/Boston; Veterans for Peace; Dorchester People for  
Peace; United for Justice with Peace; Boston Coalition to Fund Our  
Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%; Women’s International League for  
Peace & Freedom; Human Rights City Boston & Beyond; Survivors Inc.; SEIU  
Local 509 Lavender Caucus; Brookline PAX; Worcester Unemployment Action  
Group; MoveOnBoston Council; Occupy Boston; Majority Agenda Project; Mass  
Union of Public Housing Tenants

Last November Massachusetts voted 3 to 1 to: *Create jobs, Save vital  
services, Tax rich individuals and corporations, End the war* and *Cut pork  
from the Pentagon*.
Download the Flyer [1]

11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
www.budget4allmass.org [2] – 617-354-2169

 

United for Justice with Peace [3] 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.

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617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [6] Upcoming Events:  Rally: Stop the  
Cuts, End Corporate Tax Breaks, and Redirect Pentagon Spending! [7] Thu May  
16 12:00pm Tip O'Neil Federal Building Boston Boston Marathon Bombings:  
Impact and Response [8] Mon May 20 7:00pm Cambridge Friends Meeting Cambridge  
When Martin Luther King Jr. Came to Cambridge [9] Mon May 20 7:00pm Christ  
Church Cambridge Cambridge Memorial Day for Peace [10] Mon May 27 1:00pm  
Christopher Columbus Park Boston Peace Contingent in Dorchester Day Parade  
[11] Sun Jun 2 12:00pm Dorchester Plastic, Plastic and More Plastic:  
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Coolidge School Watertown
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