This fall, MCAN collected 22,000 signatures – the second most signatures of any organization – and with all of our partners at Raise Up Massachusetts, we collected more than 158,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot our constitutional amendment to raise $1.5 billion in revenue by raising taxes on annual income over $1 million. That was a crucial first step. Next up is securing the support of 25% of state legislators. Our first shot at garnering support is at the proposal’s hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th at the State House.
Our proposal would invest over $1.5 billion in quality public schools, affordable higher education, and a transportation system that works by asking millionaires to pay an additional tax of four percentage points only on annual income above $1 million. And while we know this measure would be great for Massachusetts families, we will face stiff and well-funded opposition at every step. By attending the hearing on January 19th, you can help reinforce how popular and needed this proposal is.
Hearing on Constitutional Amendment Campaign
Tuesday, January 19th | 10:30 AM
Massachusetts State House
If Massachusetts is serious about helping working families and building a stronger economy for everyone, we must invest in good public schools, affordable public higher education, and a transportation system that works. Our Constitutional Amendment will provide the revenue to make those investments possible.
Join us on January 19th and help us move our campaign forward.