Rally: The Grand Bargain Is a Turkey!
President Obama and Republicans are bargaining to cut the deficit. But they shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems. Stop the fiscal swindle!
On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed the Budget for All by a 3 to 1 margin. It calls for budget principles that will put people back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and stop endless wars, while balancing the budget:
• Stop the cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, housing, food and veterans’ benefits
• Invest in jobs in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and public services
• Close corporate tax loopholes, end offshore tax havens, and raise taxes on incomes over $250,000
• Reduce the military budget, end the war in Afghanistan and bring troops home safely now
Join tenants, community and faith leaders, and peace activists at a rally! A life-size turkey will help those attending to make their point that the “Grand Bargain” that we hear so much about is a Turkey.
Speakers will include Alice Kidder (Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries), Paul Garver (Democratic Socialists of America), Michael Kane (Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants), Jeff Klein (Dorchester People for Peace), and more!
Bring appropriate props and costumes (turkeys, billionaire suits, musical instruments, signs and banners) -- and tell us in advance that you'll be there! Register to attend at justicewithpeace.org/grand-turkey-register! We will gather in front of Senator Kerry’s office to deliver a letter, boo the Grand Turkey, and then march to Senator Brown’s nearby office. Tell our elected officials to reject the "Grand Bargain" – it’s a turkey!
Sponsored by the Budget for All Coalition, Massachusetts Peace Action, UJP Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force, Veterans for Peace, Mass.
Alliance of HUD Tenants, Progressive Democrats of America (list in formation).
Sofia Wolman - 774.249.9382