Get jazzed up today!!! Do the American thing and VOTE! The good ol’ USA is still the greatest country on earth! And Massachusetts is STILL a great state, on the cutting-edge of education, research, social justice, equality for all …
InCity Times is for: higher education for all, eradicating hunger, a living wage, healthy kids, job training for all, strong families, great cities and awesome inner-city neighborhoods where no one is left behind! – R. Tirella
So, with all of the above in mind, we’re asking you to vote for the following folks TODAY.
PLEASE VOTE FOR:
Martha Coakley – Governor
Steve Kerrigan – Lieutenant Governor
Maura Healey – Attorney General
MK Merelice – State Auditor
Danny Factor – Secretary of State
Ian Jackson- State Treasurer
PLEASE! When you get to the ballot questions, remember our precious environment and vote to expand the bottle bill! Vote YES on Question 2! Remember our workers who are working so hard but making the least $$, are under the most stress, head the most fragile families (like my late mom – she never got sick days! ) and vote YES for earned sick time! And remember our unskilled or semi-skilled workers who may not be able to go back to school for retraining when you decide on casinos. Please vote no on the casino question – we need the jobs for are semi-skilled workers! Remember that the gas tax is regressive in that poor people who own cars take a huge hit every time the price of gas goes up, up, up! So vote yes on Question 1.
Question 1 – YES
Repeals 2013 law that automatically increases gas taxes according to inflation.
Question 2 – YES
Expands the state’s beverage container recycling law to include all water and juice bottles
Question 3 – NO
Repeals a 2011 law allowing resort casinos
Question 4 – YES
Enables employees to earn and utilize four sick days per year. For companies with 10 or so employees, the company’s owner DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY THE DAY’S WAGES. They just have to give the person the day to tend to his or her health or help with the caring of a sick or dying family member.