On April 23rd, the Brockton City Council unanimously passed a resolution asking the Governor and state legislature to consider implementing tax reform legislation that raises significant new revenue while protecting low and middle-income families and seniors from big increases. Such revenue is needed to invest in the locally-provided services that are so important to a city like Brockton.
The resolution was sponsored by Councilor Robert Sullivan (pictured at right). Members of the coalition supporting the Campaign for Our Communities have been talking with Brockton City Councilors about this important initiative for several weeks. The Coalition for Social Justice took the lead in Brockton and received critical support from members of the Brockton Education Association (an MTA affiliate), the Massachusetts Senior Action Council, and SEIU Local 888.
Congratulations to all of those who worked so hard on this effort, and congratulations to the members of the Brockton City Council, who clearly understand the need for more revenue to invest in our communities!