[act-ma] Wed 10/16, noon: GOP Extremists: Cease & Desist!
cole at budget4allmass.org
Tue Oct 15 08:51:50 PDT 2013
TOMORROW! GOP Extremists: Cease and Desist!
*[image: Cease & Desist]
It’s time to listen to what the voters keep saying about the Budget:
*Wednesday, October 16, 12 noon
Massachusetts GOP HQ
85 Merrimac St, Boston
North Station "T" stop*
*The Budget for All! campaign calls for an emergency protest:*
• *No to a Republican shutdown:* too many people get hurt
• *No to defaulting on the debt:* even more of us will get hurt
• *No to a bad Grand Bargain:* The president must stand firm against
cuts to Social Security and other vital programs
• *Yes to the **Budget for All!** agenda* supported 3 to 1 by Mass.
voters in last year’s election: Stop the cutbacks to programs people depend
on; invest in job creation; tax corporations and upper incomes; cut
military spending and bring the troops home from Afghanistan.
Gather at the offices of the Republican State Committee for a protest. We
will deliver a *Cease & Desist Order* to the state Republican Party urging
them to repudiate extremist leadership and tell them to raise the debt
limit, stop the shutdown, stop sequestration, and support the*Budget for
All!* platform. We will also call on President Obama to stand firm against
GOP demands for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other vital programs
as part of a grand bargain.
Speakers will include federal employees who have been furloughed and others
directly affected by the threatened shutdown.
Wednesday’s action is sponsored by the *Budget for All!* Campaign with the
support of the Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, American Federation of
Government Employees/Local 3258, MoveOn, Mass Fair Share, and allied labor,
peace and social justice groups. It is one of more than 40 similar “Cease
and Desist” actions nationwide called by USAction, the Coalition for Human
Needs, Americans for Tax Fairness, American Federation of Government
Employees, and other organizations.
In case a last-minute deal is reached which postpones budget decisions, we
will still rally Wednesday to push Congress to pass the *Budget for All!*
*“Budget for All” is a network of over 80 groups, supported by several
dozen elected officials, which placed a public policy question on the
ballot last November. This event will highlight the only real solution to
the budget crisis in Washington, based on that “Budget for All” public
policy question, which won overwhelming support from voters in all 91
cities and towns across the whole state where it was on the ballot – and
which reflects popular sentiment across the country.*
*Budget for All!*
www.budget4allmass.org • info at budget4allmass.org • 617-354-2169
Budget for All Massachusetts
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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