April 17 – Boston, Massachusetts

Tax Day March & Rally at Uphams Corner in Dorchester at 4:30-8pm. Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.

Speakers included Rep. Ayanna Pressley; State Senator Jamie Eldridge; Rev. Vernon Walker; Kevin Peterson (New  Democracy Coalition); Maryellen Kurkulos (Massachusetts Peace Action); Father Edwin Johnson f(St. Mary’s Episcopal Church); Michael Kane, Executive Director of National Alliance of HUD Tenants; Joseph Gerson from Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security.

‘A time to protest this war budget and stand up for a federal budget that reflects our true values. Already our Pentagon budget is 9 times larger than the Russian military budget. It makes up 60% of the entire discretionary budget. We are funding a trillion dollars nuclear weapons upgrade. But now the Republicans and some Democrats want to take away even more money from the rest of us to fund their wars and stuff the pockets of the military companies who fund their campaigns and give them big jobs when they retire. Such a budget guarantees that more Iraqs, Afghanistans, Libyas, Syrias and Yemens are on the way.

On this day we pay our taxes, we say No Way! It’s time to put our tax money into projects that make our country the kind of society we can be proud of.’

You can watch a video of the event here. For more information visit http://masspeaceaction.org/event/tax-day-2019-dorchester/