Invest in Our Recovery

Massachusetts Elected Officials

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Thank you for powering the Invest in Our Recovery campaign! Please respond to the questions on the form on this page to tell us how you’d like to be further involved in this campaign and why this fight matters to you.

This is a statewide campaign but its impacts and organizing focus are hyper-local. Budgetary decisions at the federal, state, and local levels directly impact the safety of our kids returning to schools, of teachers in the classroom, of healthcare and human service workers at work, of bus and train drivers, and so much more.

We know that before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts economy was working great for those at the top, but that prosperity was not reaching most of our people and communities. To relieve the economic damage that COVID-19 is causing for workers, families, and businesses, and to tackle racial inequities, we need a government response that rises to the needs of our communities, which are greater than ever!

Our lawmakers have a choice before them. By signing this petition you are sending a clear and direct message to all elected officials from your local city council to our congressional delegation:

Invest in our recovery, don’t cut public services! MA can and should raise significant new revenue from profitable corporations and their shareholders this year to invest in public services that improve public health, grow our economy, and reduce racial inequities.

Thank you again! For more information on this campaign, please visit: www.raiseupma.com/invest
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To: Massachusetts Elected Officials
From: [Your Name]

I support the Invest in Our Recovery campaign led by the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition and pledge to fight for all of its demands. As we look to relieve the economic damage that COVID-19 is causing for workers, families, and businesses, and to tackle racial inequities, we need a government response that rises to the needs of MY community and all our communities, which are greater than ever!

As one of the many lawmakers representing Massachusetts - and more directly as one of my elected officials - I urge you to side with this campaign in the choice you have before you.

Lawmakers like yourself will decide whether we enact deep budget cuts that drive us deeper into a recession that deepens racial and economic inequalities, OR whether we invest in public services that improve public health, grow our economy, and reduce racial inequality.

I strongly urge you to choose to invest in our recovery. Massachusetts can and should raise significant new revenue from profitable corporations and their shareholders this year to do just that.

There’s precedent here; we’ve done this before. During each of the last three recessions, MA lawmakers avoided deeper budget cuts by raising $1.1 billion to $2.5 billion in new revenue. Raising progressive revenue to avoid budget cuts is the best way to avoid prolonging a recession, and reduces racial inequities, especially when the new revenue is used to invest directly in Black and Brown communities.

Lawmakers like yourself can and should adopt common sense policies that ask profitable corporations and their wealthy shareholders to contribute more to our economic recovery, such as:

- Increasing the Tax Rate on Corporate Profits
- Tax Profits Shifted Overseas by Increasing the Tax Rate on GILTI (Global Intangible Low Taxed Income)
- Increase the Tax Rate that Investors Pay on Unearned Income

Thank you for your consideration and I hope to be able to call you an ally in this fight. For more information please visit: www.raiseupma.com/invest