Take a stand for our communities and vote NO on Questions 1, 2 and 3!

Member Update Fall 2010

In just one week, Massachusetts residents will face three ballot questions that threaten to cut funding and services for our communities. Please vote NO on Questions 1, 2, and 3!

Question 1 hurts people

Question 1 would repeal the sales tax on alcohol, which is used to fund alcohol recovery and other health programs. If this ballot question is approved, it would give the alcohol industry a special tax break and eliminate much-needed funding for treatment and education programs benefitting over 100,000 residents. Everyday necessities like food and clothing are already exempt from the state sales tax. Please vote NO on Question 1—protect our services!

Vote NO on Questions 1, 2, & 3!

Question 2 hurts families

Question 2 would strike down our state’s primary affordable housing law, which provides affordable housing to senior citizens and working families. This law has been responsible for 80 percent of the public housing created in past decade. Repealing the law would hurt families and seniors already struggling with high rents and hurt workers by cutting construction jobs. Please vote NO on Question 2 for more jobs and affordable housing—protect our homes!

Question 3 hurts communities

Question 3 would slash the sales tax by more than half, from 6.25 percent to 3 percent. We are already facing devastating cuts in schools, libraries, public transportation, hospitals and other services—taking $2.5 billion out of our strained state budget would cause irreparable harm. This short-sighted move would cripple struggling agencies like the MBTA, causing fare hikes, job losses and service reductions—hurting our communities even more. Please vote NO on Question 3 to support public transit, schools, youth programs and infrastructure—protect our communities!

This is a crucial moment for Massachusetts and your vote counts! Make a choice at the polls this November 2 for affordable housing, youth programs, public transit and health services. Please vote NO on Questions 1, 2, and 3!

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