Monday, October 27, 2008

MSPCC/ Jane Doe Urge MASS Voters No Question # 1
2008 Statewide Ballot Questions


On Tuesday Novemeber 4, 2008 we will be heading out to the polls to vote for our next President and Vice President and who ever wins I do hope they can lead this country into a new direction!!

Here in Massachusetts many groups are urging voters to VOTE NO on Question One!

As a volunteer Special Education Surrogate Parent I am voting NO. As a survivor of domestic abuse I am voting NO - because without the many support services that were offered to me - I would not have been able to break free with my new born (who will turn 11 on Nov 14th).

I ask you to PLEASE VOTE NO and keep the many services that the state of Massachusetts provides to the many needed programs for children and adults across the state.

How about you - what do you believe in? What do you stand for? Are you helping to make
a difference?


Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Ballot Questions: vote NO on question one!

On your ballot, you will be asked to answer three questions. You can learn more about the questions by clicking here.

In these difficult economic times question 1 stands to make matters worse…much…much… worse. Question 1 would eliminate the state’s income tax which translates to a loss of $12.7 billion in revenues or 40% of the state’s budget. Struggling families will gain nothing from this proposal, any minimal benefit will be reaped by individuals earning more than $50K per year and increase nine fold for those making over $100K per year.

This loss of revenue will translate to the need for dangerous reductions in vital state services such as 911, fire and police response, a deterioration of roads and bridges, closure of parks and recreational facilities and a likely increase in the property tax.

But the effects will be most acute for children and other vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth. On the heels of $1.05 billion in cuts to state services efforts to care for children who are abused and neglected, to assist children with developmental delays or behavioral health issues and to give children a good education will be devastated.

As adults it is our responsibility to act responsibly to protect the health and welfare of our children. Question one is reckless and will harm kids.

Voter’s Guide from NEACH

The New England Alliance for Children’s Health (NEACH), an initiative of Community Catalyst, is a regional partnership of hospitals, advocates, health care providers, business leaders, interfaith organizations, insurers, and consumers who work to help provide children in New England with the opportunity to access quality health care.

NEACH just released the results of its regional Congressional candidate questionnaire on issues that affect children and families in an online Voter’s Guide. Please log on to the Voter’s Guide at to find out where your Congressional candidates stand on issues concerning the health and well-being of children and families.

Coalition warns of harmful impact on victims and survivors of sexual assault and
domestic violence if state income tax eliminated


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