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.

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.
See more photos on Facebook!

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!

    Budget for All Resolutions Filed!

    The Budget for All resolution has been filed in the State House and Senate!
    Its House number is H.3144 and Senate number is S.1906.

    House sponsors:

    Tax Day: A Time to Speak up for our Values

    Saturday, April 11, 12:30 to 4:00 pm - Copley Square, Boston

    Whether we are working for decent jobs, affordable housing, racial justice, labor rights, sanity on climate change, protecting social security, education, health care, criminal justice reform, economic rights, fair taxes, an end to poverty and hunger, abolishing nuclear weapons or reducing the Pentagon budget – we all have a stake in the budget debates now going on in Washington.

    This year, the prognosis in Washington is especially dire given that Republicans control both houses of Congress and are sharpening their knives to cut vital programs the country needs. At the same time both Congress and the President are calling for increasing the Pentagon budget and spending billions to upgrade our vast nuclear weapons capability. Meanwhile the highest income groups and corporate tax cheats merrily go there way instead of paying their fair share.

    But there are voices everywhere in the country speaking up for common sense, peace, public programs that our families need, and a country we can be proud of. On Tax Day we will join our voices to theirs and insist on budget priorities and tax policies that match our values.

    Join a protest rally at a corporate tax cheat at 12:30, followed by an indoor forum and speakout at 2:00 which will be addressed by citizen groups, ordinary people, and elected officials in support of a Budget for All!    Download the flyer! 

    Tax Day Forum

    Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm

    Old South Church

    645 Boylston St, Boston


    Mel King 
    Jimmy Tingle 
    Grace Ross
    Sen. Jason Lewis
    Sen. Jamie Eldridge
    Rep. Jay Livingstone
    Sen. Sal DiDomenico
    Angela Canterbury, Council for a Livable World
    Jill Stein, Green Rainbow Party
    Carl Williams, American Civil Liberties Union
    Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee
    Ed Woll, Mass. Sierra Club
    Harris Gruman, SEIU State Political Director
    Darrin Howell, 1199SEIU
    Cleve Rea, Boston Homeless Solidarity
    Rhonda Jackson, Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants
    Kathy Watkins, Cambridge Residents Alliance
    Jonathan King, Professor of Biology, MIT; medical researcher and NIH grant recipient
    Liz King, MoveOn Boston Council
    Mary Regan, New England Tax Resistance
    Jennifer Horsburgh, Divest Newton, Newton North High School
    Mass. Senior Action
    Mass. Jobs with Justice
    Massachusetts Teachers Association
    RaiseUp Massachusetts

    and more

    lunch will be served at the forum


    Apple: Pay all your taxes like the rest of us!

    Rally to Protest Corporate Tax Cheats

    Saturday, April 11, 12:30 pm

    Apple Store, 815 Boylston St. at Fairfield, Boston · Copley T

    BlueAppleLogo.50Apple Computer moves most of its profits into offshore tax havens so it doesn’t have to pay U.S. taxes on them. Apple avoids paying $44 billion in taxes on profits it has parked overseas over the years! Bank of America does the same. Other companies like Verizon and Citibank don’t pay any taxes at all! Imagine what all those billions and billions of dollars could do for mass transit, renewable energy, poverty alleviation, education, job creation! Instead, with all the money they save, they can buy elections. OK boys: Time to pay your share.

    A Briefing on the Federal Budget


    Carolyn Federoff, AFGE Local 3258 and Vice President, Mass. AFL-CIO

    Doug Hall, Executive Director, National Priorities Project

    Michael Kane, Executive Director Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants

    Sunday, February 22, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm
    Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston
    (Hamilton Pl. is across Tremont St. from Park Street MBTA station)

    Budget decisions made in Washington this year could have a profound impact our quality of life for years to come.



        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!