On November 2nd
On Questions 1, 2, & 3!
This Election Day, voters will be asked to weigh in on three ballot questions. All three would be detrimental to public health and cause tremendous harm to our communities. Please vote no on all three questions and help spread the word. Download their fact sheet here.
No On 1: No Special Tax Break for Alcohol
Alcohol is not a necessity and does not deserve a special tax exemption. The only goods exempt from the sales tax are necessities like food, clothing, and prescriptions.
Revenues from the alcohol tax – over $100 million per year – provide dedicated funding for healthcare services for more than 100,000 residents with behavioral health needs. Massachusetts has some of the highest rates of alcohol and drug abuse in the country. The alcohol tax saves lives by reducing teen drinking and funding treatment services to help people beat addictions and get their lives back on track. Learn more: http://www.NoOn1Ma.com.
No on 2: Don’t Repeal the Affordable Housing Law
Massachusetts is an expensive place to live. Good health depends on decent, stable, and affordable housing for all of us. The affordable housing law is the primary law responsible for creating affordable housing across the state – over 80% of the affordable housing created over the past decade, outside the major cities, is due to this law.
The law allows seniors to stay in the communities where they built their lives, young people to stay in the communities where they grew up, and working families to afford to own a home near where they work. Learn more: http://www.ProtectAffordableHousing.org.
No on 3: Don’t Decimate Local Services
Rolling back the state sales tax from 6.25% to 3% would cost the Commonwealth more than $2.5 billion every year, decimating funding for public health and human services.
We all want good public health, schools, police and fire protection, safe roads and bridges, clean water, and quality health care. Cutting the sales tax by more than half would deprive our communities of the revenue to pay for them. Learn more: http://www.VoteNoQuestion3.com.