On Wednesday, May 18, the State Legislature will vote on the Fair Share Amendment, our effort to invest in education and transportation across Massachusetts. If at least 50 of 200 legislators vote in favor, the initiative moves on to the next stage in the Constitutional Amendment process.
We need to ensure that our legislators support this important measure. That’s why it’s so important that enough of us contact our State Representatives and Senators to urge them to support the Fair Share Amendment.
We’ve made it really easy: Just click here to use our simple legislative contact tool, which will allow you to send a message to both your legislators in just a few seconds. (If you’d prefer to make a phone call, you can find a list of numbers here.)
As you likely know, the Fair Share Amendment would invest more than $1.5 billion in education and transportation each year, financed by an additional tax of 4% on annual incomes above $1 million. As human service workers and educators, we’re committed to building a Commonwealth that works for all its residents — and these investments in quality public schools, affordable higher education and a top-notch transportation system are critical to our efforts.
You also know by now that the best way to build legislative support is for constituents to contact Representatives and Senators directly. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can send a message to your legislators and urge them to vote ‘yes’ on the Fair Share Amendment.
Our campaign can’t move forward if Representatives and Senators don’t support us tomorrow, so I hope you’ll join me in sending a message to your legislators today. Together, we can win can win long-overdue investments in these important public services!
Thank you for your continued support,
President, SEIU Local 509
P.S. If you happen to be near downtown Boston over the lunch hour May 18, please join us at the State House as our historic campaign takes another step forward. Click here for details.