Do you believe that our public schools need more funding to provide a great education to all of our students? Do you believe our crumbling roads and bridges need to be fixed and for public transportation in Fall River to be expanded?
There are a group of concerned citizens here in Fall River and around the state that have a plan to increase funding for these important services. This fall a campaign was launched for a Constitutional Amendment that would tax income over $1 million at an additional 4 percentage points in order to generate new revenue to be specifically used for investments in education and transportation.
The first step in this campaign is gathering thousands of signatures this fall. The Fall River-based, Coalition for Social Justice, a community organizing group committed to economic and social justice, led by Deb Fastino says, “25,000 signatures have already been collected, people very much support the need to make smart investments to improve our schools; make our colleges and universities affordable; and build a transportation system that gets families, students, workers and customers to the places they need to be.”
The Coalition for Social Justice is part of a larger statewide coalition, Raise Up Massachusetts. We’ll continue to keep folks updated on MyFallRiver.org as the campaign moves forward. To learn more or to join them on this campaign, please reach out to Deb Fastino firstname.lastname@example.org
, 508-982-3108 or Joe Di Mauro email@example.com