The "Budget for All" Referendum is on the Ballot in Watertown! Peace and Justice Task Force Meeting
The Budget for All referendumwill appear on ballot in every precinct in Watertown on Tuesday, November 6. In a few short weeks, Watertown Citizens volunteers, particularly the members of the Peace and Justice Task Force, collected over 200 certified signatures of votes in Rep. Hecht's and Rep. Lawn's districts.
Congratulations to everyone who collected signatures.
Watertown will join communities across the Commonwealth in providing voters an opportunity to send a clear message, via our State Representatives and Senators, to Congress and the President. (As of July 24, nearly 1,000,000 voters, about 34% of the state, will see the question on the ballot).
The complete text, as well as resources, materials, list of co-sponsors, etc., can be found atwww.budget4allmass.org. In short, the referendum calls on State Representatives and Senators to prevent cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and other vital programs; create jobs through investing in housing, schools, public transit, etc; provide new revenues by closing corporate tax loopholes, offshore, tax havens, etc, and reducing the military budget and bringing troops home from Afghanistan.
What's the next step? Education and Organizing! The Peace and Justice Task Force invites you to help organize a town-wide educational program in September/October, letters and articles to local media, presentations to community, civic, and faith-based groups, and distribution of yard signs and literature.
The Budget for All question is on the ballot, now we need to make sure it passes!