Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:20pm.
When: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:00 am
to 8:00 pm
2012 Nov 6 - 7:00am
2012 Nov 6 - 8:00pm
We need a big vote for the Budget for All on Election Day!
Take the Day Off on Tuesday, November 6! We need volunteers at every polling place in 91 cities and towns, especially at the busy times from 7-9 am and 5-8 pm. Contact your town or district Budget for All coordinator to sign up for a shift and get materials, or contact Paul Shannon (email@example.com, 617-623-5288) or Cole Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-4667-9274). We have plenty of signs, palm cards, and flyers to help you get the word out!
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 1:28pm.
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Where: Northampton Friends Meeting • 43 Center St • Northampton
2012 Nov 10 - 1:00pm
2012 Nov 10 - 3:00pm
How do we evaluate the results of the presidential, senatorial, and Budget for All votes as we plan for 2013 and beyond?
Ending the Afghanistan War
Preventing War with Iran
Military Budget Cuts, Federal Domestic Spending, Fair Taxation, Job Creation
Speakers and General Discussion
Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action
Jeff Napolitano, American Friends Service Committee
Representative, Alliance for Peace & Justice
Rick Purcell, Fund Our Communities Not War – W. Mass.
Chris Hellman, National Priorities Project
Russell Freeman, Progressive Democrats of America
Submitted by ujpadmin2 on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 4:08pm.
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:00 pm
Where: American Friends Service Committee Cambridge Office • 2161 Massachusetts Avenue • Cambridge
2012 Sep 11 - 7:00pm
UJP meeting Sept. 11 to Plan "The Campaign to Vote 'Yes' for the 'Budget for All' Ballot Question"
The presidential election campaign this fall is a time when many Americans are talking politics, open to discussion and new ideas. Yet the two major national parties limit the debate and many proposals for real solutions are "off the table." A dynamic coalition of peace, labor, housing and community activists came together to address this problem. Working countless volunteer hours to gather signatures, the coalition has put the Budget for All policy referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. A "yes" vote advises our representatives to support jobs and social security, fair taxation, ending the Afghanistan War and cutting the military budget. Many people were surprised and pleased when they signed the petition. Now we need to engage the voters with a real discussion of how to put the country on the right track. This is our chance to send a clear message to Congress, the president and the nation about what the people of Massachusetts really want. We need an overwhelming "yes" vote!