Massachusetts Fair Share
Our top priority
Kids, Not Cuts!
We believe that everyone deserves a fair shot in life, and that starts with a quality education. Unfortunately, some in Congress are moving to cut billions from education. Congress already made deep cuts in early 2013 that will slash programs for 1.2 million kids and take 30,000 teachers out of classrooms. Now, House Budget Chair Paul Ryan wants to slash education funds with another $6.9 billion in cuts to our schools, our teachers, and our kids in the next year alone.
On Aug. 21, we delivered 5,000 petitions in favor of restoring education funding cut by the sequester and against further cuts to U.S. Sen. Warren's office. Read more here.
As Congress debates the education budget, Massachusetts Fair Share is working to make sure that our representatives stand up for our kids. Learn more.
OUR LEAD CAMPAIGNS
Put America Back to Work
America has work to do: We need new schools, more teachers and better roads, bridges and transit systems. At the same time, millions of people who are ready, willing and able to get these jobs done are still unemployed.
It’s time to put America back to work. We can rehire teachers and firefighters who were laid off in the recession. We can put people to work building and rebuilding schools and fixing our roads and bridges. And we can pay for it by cutting $200 billion in wasteful subsidies and tax loopholes for the biggest corporations.
Learn more about Massachusetts Fair Share's campaign to Put America Back to Work.
Get Big Money Out of Politics
Our democracy should give each of us a voice — and government should look out for us, not just for the privileged and powerful. But it doesn’t work that way. Instead, unlimited campaign spending from corporations and the richest Americans rig the system against the average voter.
Things are getting worse because the Supreme Court has decided that corporations are people, and that they and the wealthy can spend as much as they want on elections. Now big corporations and wealthy interests are flooding the airwaves, spending millions of dollars to elect candidates who will look out for their interests, not ours. They can spend unlimited amounts of money, without even disclosing who they are.
That’s just wrong. Corporations are not people, and the richest players shouldn’t get to buy our democracy.
Sign our petition to support a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics.
ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS FAIR SHARE
Bringing people together to stand up for fairness
• We stand for an Massachusetts where everyone gets their fair share, does their fair share, and pays their fair share — and where everyone plays by the same rules. Massachusetts Fair Share works to make sure every Bay State resident gets a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in our democracy.
• We organize ordinary people to stand up and take action — against policies that rig the system in favor of the wealthy and the powerful, and in favor of policies that expand opportunity for the many, not just the few.
• We help elect leaders who will fight for a Massachusetts that works for all of us — and help defeat those who stand in the way.
Grassroots action that gets results
• In 2012, we called on then-Senator Scott Brown to vote to extend middle class tax cuts, and not hold middle class families hostage as a way to protect controversial tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. We brought together dozens of local businesses to speak up. Sen. Brown voted for the measure.
• Over the summer of 2013, Massachusetts Fair Share knocked on more than 25,000 doors across the state to talk to people face-to-face about education cuts. Our work was highlighted in the Boston Globe, Worcester Telegram & Gazette and dozens of other media outlets.
• Massachusetts Fair Share is part of the Fair Share network, working in partnership wtih organizers across the country.
For more information about Massachusetts Fair Share's current campaigns, visit our blog.