Today: Senator Markey joins Somerville launch of Fair Share ballot campaign

Marta Corvelo | The Somerville Times

May 15, 2022

Senator Edward Markey (D–Mass) will join dozens of local supporters of the Fair Share Amendment to launch the Somerville campaign...

Today: Senator Markey joins Somerville launch of Fair Share ballot campaign On May 15, 2022, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Senator Edward Markey (D–Mass) will join dozens of local supporters of the Fair Share Amendment to launch the Somerville campaign for the statewide ballot question today, Sunday May 15. Teams of Fair Share advocates will be canvassing the Somerville’s neighborhoods and speaking directly to voters. Senator Markey and the Somerville Fair Share team join hundreds of activists in several communities across the state who support the proposed state tax on annual incomes above $1 million that will appear on the November 2022 statewide ballot.

WHO Senator Edward Markey and local Somerville supporters of the Fair Share Amendment

WHAT Door-to-door neighborhood canvass

WHEN Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM

WHERE Argenziano School (290 Washington Street, Somerville MA)

This fall, voters have the historic opportunity to make our tax system fairer and provide funding to improve our schools, roads, bridges, and public transportation. The Fair Share Amendment on the November ballot will allow Massachusetts to improve our transportation and public education systems by making the very rich pay their fair share.

Marta Corvelo The ballot question would create a 4 percent tax on annual income above $1 million and dedicate the funds raised to 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.