Massachusetts Fair Share

We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.

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Massachusetts Fair Share works to promote a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does and pays their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. We organize ordinary people to stand up and take action when the rules are rigged to favor the wealthy and powerful, or when big corporations cheat the system. And, we help elect leaders who will fight for opportunity for all of us to succeed—and help defeat those who stand in the way.

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Strong Start for Massachusetts Kids

The research says that opportunity starts young. If you want to help students do better, you have to reach kids 5-years-old and younger. That’s why states like Oklahoma make sure every child in the state gets access to a year of free preschool.

Here in Massachusetts, more than 40% of 3 to 4 year-olds, some 60,000 kids, aren’t in an early education program. Meanwhile, 30,000 children are on waiting lists for preschool slots. That’s not only wrong; it’s short-sighted because we know that for every $1 we spend on early education, we save $7 over time.

As legislators draft the budget for the next year, it’s our chance to make early education a priority. If we want to expand access to preschool, we need to raise our voices now. Send a message to your legislators, telling them that you want preschool for all.

Kids, Not Cuts!

We believe that everyone deserves a fair shot in life, and that starts with a quality education. Unfortunately, some in Congress are moving to cut billions from education. Congress already made deep cuts in early 2013 that will slash programs for 1.2 million kids and take 30,000 teachers out of classrooms. Now, House Budget Chair Paul Ryan wants to slash education funds with another $6.9 billion in cuts to our schools, our teachers, and our kids in the next year alone.

On Aug. 21, we delivered 5,000 petitions in favor of restoring education funding cut by the sequester and against further cuts to U.S. Sen. Warren’s office. Read more here.

As Congress debates the education budget, Massachusetts Fair Share is working to make sure that our representatives stand up for our kids. Learn more.

Put America Back to Work

America has work to do: We need new schools, more teachers and better roads, bridges and transit systems. At the same time, millions of people who are ready, willing and able to get these jobs done are still unemployed.

It’s time to put America back to work. We can rehire teachers and firefighters who were laid off in the recession. We can put people to work building and rebuilding schools and fixing our roads and bridges. And we can pay for it by cutting $200 billion in wasteful subsidies and tax loopholes for the biggest corporations.

Learn more about Massachusetts Fair Share’s campaign to Put America Back to Work.

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