Our Question

Shall the state Representative (or Senator) from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the Congress and the President to:

1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance;

2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services;

3. Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and

4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now.

Donate to the Campaign!

The Budget for All referendum campaign needs donations to pay for printing and supplies. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Please use the "Donate" link below to give online. Make checks out to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund and mail to 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; please write "Budget for All" on the memo line.

19 testify in support of the Budget for All Resolution at Gardner Auditorium on October 28

Advocates presented testimony in favor of the Budget for All resolution at a hearing on October 28, 2015 in the Massachusetts State House. Above, community organizer and former state representative Mel King leads off the presentation by saying: Justice for All means Opportunity for All.

Jonathan King: We Need Federal Investment in Public Transit

Jonathan King of the Budget for All Transit Group spoke to Boston Neighborhood Network News on Friday, October 23 about Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit, a forum held on October 24, 2015.

Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution!

Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

Public Transit is a Public Good that Deserves and Requires Public Funding

The Budget for All Coalition invites you to a half-day forum

Saturday, October 24, 9:30am – 1:30pm

SEIU Local 32BJ/615, 26 West Street, Boston (off Tremont St, near Park St. T stop)

  • The state of public transit in Eastern Massachusetts
  • Investments needed for a modern and efficient public transportation system
  • The impact of public transit privatization on riders, T employees and their unions
  • The need for re-allocation of our Federal Tax Dollars to mass transit
  • A role for the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Peoples Budget in mobilizing to improve mass transit

Join the Petition Campaign for a Massachusetts Fair Share Tax!

Budget for All together with the rest of the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition is working to 

Fund Critical needs in Education and Transportation by putting a Fair Share Millionaire’s Tax on the Ballot!

Raise up logoBudget for All is joining close to 100 other community organizations engaged in the struggle for economic and social justice.  Please help us as part of Raise Up Massachusetts put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to tax those who earn over $1 million a year — the money to be used to support critical Education and Transportation needs in the Commonwealth!

Budget for All will work through the Massachusetts Peace Action team supporting Raise Up Massachusetts!

Why a Fair Share Tax?

Using their great wealth and power, the 1% of our commonwealth have managed to put protection in the constitution against being asked to contribute their fair share of revenue to meet the needs of the people. The Raise Up Massachusetts petition campaign is the first step in a three year effort to change the constitution to allow a fair share tax of 4% to be applied on an individual’s annual income above the first $1 million to be applied to critical education and transportation needs.  The average resident pays 9.4% of our annual income in state and local taxes, but the wealthiest 1% pay only 6.5% of their annual income in state and local taxes (source: MassBudget) After we win the Fair Share Tax, the wealthiest will still be paying less than the average percentage, but the gap will be narrowed. The Fair Share Tax will only affect a small number of voters but will raise over a billion dollars in revenue.

Please click here to join in the Raise Up campaign by getting signatures from your friends, neighbors or in public places.

People's Budget: A Raise for America

The Congressional Progressive Caucus introuced The People’s Budget: A Raise for America on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015.

While working families face smaller paychecks, corporations and the wealthy are amassing record wealth. American families know the system is rigged in favor of the corporations. The People’s Budget makes the economy work for everyone. It creates high quality jobs and reduces family expenses, restoring the buying power of working Americans to drive a full economic recovery.

2015 Tax Day Forum for A Budget For All!

Video highlights of the Budget for All Massachusetts annual forum from April 11, 2015 at Old South Church, Boston. The event, in support of the Congressional Progressive Caucus' People's Budget, provided a community platform on how taxpayers' money should be spent. With remarks by Mel King, Grace Ross, Jimmy Tingle, Barbara Madeloni, Jamie Eldridge, Jill Stein, and 26 other speakers representing a wide range of Massachusetts labor, community, faith, and political leaders. Videography by Werner Grundl. 21 minutes.

Video highlights of the forum:


Ashmont Rally

On a brisk Friday morning, 3/20/15, the “Budget for All Coalition”, Dorchester People for Peace representing 80 organizations from community, labor, and peace groups leafleted commuters and rallied at the Ashmont, Dorchester MBTA Station.
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8.4 Million Good Paying Jobs! The People’s Budget: A Raise For America!

Watch Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison unveil People’s Budget: A Raise For America.

What the People’s Budget would provide for working Americans:

  • 8.4 million good paying jobs by 2018
  • $1.9 trillion investment in America’s future
  • $820 billion towards America's crumbling infrastructure including transportation
  • strengthen middle and working classes
  • preserve and protect the social safety net
  • close corporate tax loopholes and have the very wealthy pay their fair share
  • combat community-devastating and job-killing climate change with a carbon tax and transportation improvements
  • cut waste from the base military budget and axe the Pentagon’s “Overseas Contingency Operations” slush fund

  • Only three of our nine Massachusetts representatives have supported this budget in the past. Let’s increase support for the People's Budget here in Massachusetts! Contact your Representative TODAY and ask him or her to vote for the People’s Budget!!!

    This Friday 7:30 to 9:30 am, at Ashmont Station! Fed Up with MBTA Cuts? There Is an Alternative!

    Bostonians Freezing in the Snow

    Join Budget for All on Friday morning, March 20, 7:30 to 9:30 am, at Ashmont MBTA Station to leaflet commuters over the threat of further MBTA funds cut by the feds.

    Over the years, Congress has cut funds for MBTA operations and upkeep—and this winter we really felt it. Next week, Congress is poised to cut even more!

    But there is an alternative!



        1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
        ACT UP Boston (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)
        Action for Peace Working Group/Occupy Boston
        AFGE/Local 3258/AFL-CIO
        Alliance for Peace and Justice
        Alliance to Develop Power
        American Friends Service Committee
        Amherst League of Women Voters
        ARISE for Social Justice
        Arlington Fund Our Communities/Reduce Military Spending 25%
        Arlington United for Justice with Peace
        Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities/Cut Military Spending 25%
        Boston Workers Alliance
        Brookline PAX
        Cambridge United for Justice with Peace
        Can't be Neutral
        Chelsea Collaborative
        Chelsea Uniting Against the War
        Chinese Progressive Association
        Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program
        Climate Action NOW!
        Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
        Democratic Socialists of America - Boston chapter
        Doctors for Global Health
        Dorchester People for Peace
        Eastern Massachusetts Coalition to Fund our Communities/ Reduce Military Spending 25% (aka: 25% Campaign)
        Essex Towers Tenants Association
        Fenway Community Development Corporation
        First Churches Peace & Justice Committee (UCC, ABC)
        First Parish Church in Bridgewater, Social Justice Committee
        Fund Our Communities Not War/Massachusetts
        Grace Church Peace Fellowship
        Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
        Leverett Peace Commission
        Lexington Justice and Peace
        Madison Park Development Corporation
        Majority Agenda Project
        Mary Ellen McCormack Tenant Task Force
        Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
        Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
        Massachusetts Communities Action Network
        Massachusetts Global Action
        Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
        Massachusetts Nurses Association
        Massachusetts Peace Action
        Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants
        Merrimack Valley People for Peace
        Metrowest Peace Action
        Milton for Peace
        MoveOn Boston Council
        MoveOn of Western Mass
        MoveOn South Shore Council
        National Priorities Project
        Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE)
        New England United for Justice (NEU4J)
        Newton Dialogues on Peace & War
        North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice
        Northampton Committee to Stop Wars
        Northampton Democratic City Committee
        Occupy Amherst Schools in Solidarity
        Occupy Arlington
        Occupy Fall River
        Occupy Newton
        Occupy Winchester
        Pioneer Valley Buddhist Peace Fellowship
        Pioneer Valley Green Rainbow Party
        Population & Development Program, Hampshire College
        Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
        Quequechan Alliance
        Right to the City VOTE!
        SEIU Local 615
        Survivors Inc.
        UNITE HERE New England Joint Board
        United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
        United for Justice with Peace
        United National Antiwar Coalition
        Veterans for Peace - Smedley Butler Brigade
        Walpole Peace & Justice Group
        Ward 15 Democratic Committee, Boston
        Watertown Citizens for Peace Justice and the Environment
        Western MA Fund Our Communities Not War
        Western Mass American Friends Service Committee
        Western Mass Jobs With Justice
        Women's International League for Peace & Freedom - Boston Branch
        Worcester Unemployed Action Group

    Add your organization's endorsement!