Fair Share Amendment Ballot Campaign Launches Second TV Ad

Andrew Farnitano

Sep 7, 2022

With Question 1 on the November Ballot, “The Very Rich Pay Their Fair Share, and Our Schools and Our Children See the Benefits”


For Immediate Release

September 7, 2022


Contact: Andrew Farnitano, 925-917-1354, andrew@crawfordstrategies.com


Fair Share Amendment Ballot Campaign Launches Second TV Ad


With Question 1 on the November Ballot, “The Very Rich Pay Their Fair Share, and Our Schools and Our Children See the Benefits”


BOSTON – The campaign working to pass the Fair Share Amendment today announced the launch of its second television ad, part of an eight-figure TV ad campaign that will run through Election Day. The Fair Share Amendment, the proposed state tax on incomes above $1 million, would raise billions of dollars to invest in transportation and public education. It is Question 1 on the November statewide ballot.


Titled ‘Better,’ the ad features Cynthia Roy, a public school teacher from New Bedford, talking about how Question 1 will help our public schools recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Question 1 is a chance to make things better,” she says in the ad. “It raises $2 billion a year, constitutionally dedicated to public education and transportation, so we can end the teacher shortage, hire more counselors, and provide better support for students.”


Thousands of educators, workers, small business owners, parents, faith leaders, municipal officials, drivers and transit riders, and more than 300 organizations across the state are working together on the Fair Share for Massachusetts campaign to pass Question 1. After years of grassroots advocacy, the state Legislature voted in June 2021 to place the Fair Share Amendment on the November 2022 statewide ballot, where it is now set to be decided on by the voters as Question 1.





Background on Question 1: the Fair Share Amendment

The Fair Share Amendment – Question 1 on the November ballot – will allow Massachusetts to improve our transportation and public education systems by making the very rich pay their fair share. Question 1 would create a 4 percent tax on the portion of a person’s annual income above $1 million and constitutionally dedicate the funds to be spent on transportation and public education. Only people who earn more than $1 million annually will be impacted; 99% of us won’t pay a penny more. And we’ll all benefit from better schools, roads, bridges, and public transportation. Learn more and get involved at FairShareMA.com