[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Call for a TAX DAY Mobilization

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======== CALL FOR A TAX DAY MOBILIZATION =====================================

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*Call for a TAX DAY Mobilization*

*April 12, 2014 - 2pm*

*Organizing meeting: Saturday, March 8 @2pm*

Community Church  of Boston, 565 Boylston St. (Copley T)

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Whatever the issues we are working on, we all have a stake in the raging  
budget debates going on in Washington. Tax Day in April offers us the  
opportunity to combine our efforts into a loud call for living wage jobs,  
vital public programs, tax fairness, an emergency transition to renewable  
energy, and an end to both mass incarceration and the stranglehold of war  
spending over our lives.


§  While the recent Budget Agreement in Washington may have provided two  
year relief from most of the harmful “sequester” cuts, funding for HUD  
rental housing, fuel assistance and other critical programs is still 14%  
below 2009 levels.  

§  Congress just cut $8 billion from Food Stamps and 1.6 million families  
from unemployment benefits. And long term pressures to cut Social Security,  
Medicare and other programs that help keep families afloat remain.   

§  The $2.2 trillion in deep cuts over 10 years imposed by the 2011 Budget  
Control Act (BCA) will resume in 2016, continuing to wreak havoc on the  
American people.

§  The Budget Agreement does not close one corporate tax loophole and adds  
not one penny in new tax revenue from the wealthiest 1%.

§  The Pentagon budget remains at over 50% of all discretionary spending  
and full funding continues for the war in Afghanistan.


And of course, if Republicans gain control of the Senate in November all bets  
are off.


We need to keep the heat on Congress to reject the “austerity agenda”  
promoted by Washington elites.  Massachusetts voted 3 to 1 to reject cuts,  
invest in jobs, and raise revenues by closing corporate loopholes, taxing the  
top 2%, and redirecting Pentagon spending to job creation .  Making tax  
cheats like GE, Apple, Bank of America pay their fair share would alone  
generate more than $90 billion each year—/enough to restore domestic  
programs to their 2009 level! /A redirection of 20% of the monstrous  
Pentagon budget provides well over $100 billion each year to invest in  
putting people to work at livable wages.

/ /

The Budget for All campaign hopes to work with your group to plan a major  
event the Saturday before Tax Day as part of national “Days of Action”  
called by Americans for Tax Fairness and Peace Action with other peace  
networks. We have invited elected officials and union, religious and other  
community leaders to join those directly impacted by disastrous budget  


*Come to the Tax Day Action Organizing Meeting!*

*Saturday, Mar. 8 @2pm*

Community Church  of Boston, 565 Boylston St. (Copley T)

/Budget for All!/  info at budget4allmass.org  
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and economic justice.

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