Join the movement for the Fair Share Amendment!
The Fair Share Amendment is simple: it's a 4% tax on incomes over $1,000,000 in a single year. If you earn less than a million dollars in a year, like 99.4% of Massachusetts, you won't pay a penny more. Only the very rich will pay a little extra—just $0.04 on the dollar after $1,000,000. The money raised is constitutionally required to be spent on making our kid's schools better and fixing our roads, bridges, and transit.
The Fair Share Amendment would raise a $2 billion a year, every year, to fund our public education and transportation systems: the schools, roads, bridges, trains, and buses that we rely on.
Right now, the Massachusetts economy is working great for those at the top—and the super-rich have just gotten richer during the COVID pandemic. COVID-19 and its subsequent economic disaster has shown us that now more than ever, we need to answer the needs of our communities. It’s time to invest in our public infrastructure, schools, and communities, so that working families across MA can receive the support and benefits they deserve. The very wealthy can afford to pay their fair share in taxes. We must pass the Fair Share Amendment and invest in the Commonwealth.
Sign up to join us. Together, we will build a fairer Massachusetts.
Raise Up Massachusetts is a coalition of community organizations, faith-based groups, and labor unions committed to building an economy that invests in families, gives everyone the opportunity to succeed, and creates broadly shared prosperity. In recent years, we have successfully won two increases in the state’s minimum wage, earned sick time, and paid family and medical leave benefits for workers and their families. Raise Up has long led and continues to lead the campaign for the Fair Share Amendment, a new 4% tax on annual incomes OVER $1 million.