Join The People’s Lobby for a #fairbudget

We had an awesome time in Harrisburg yesterday. If you weren’t with us, don’t worry! You can still add your voice to the chorus calling for change in this year’s budget.

Click here! Email your legislator-demand that our priorities are central to the PA Budget

 We need Pennsylvania to get back on track. That starts with a state budget that reflects the priorities of working families — properly funded schools, quality community services, good jobs and affordable healthcare.

One Pittsburgh rolled with two full buses yesterday and we joined hundreds of other activists from all corners of the Commonwealth to deliver a loud and clear message to our elected leaders. After years of budget cuts, it’s time for a new direction. Enough is enough.

We can restore funding for education, services for those in need and create family-sustaining jobs. It’s time to make powerful corporations finally pay their fair share by stopping corporations from abusing tax loopholes and making oil and gas companies fulfill their responsibility to the state with a reasonable severance tax.

The moment is now and legislators must hear us: Pennsylvania’s working families need Good Jobs, Quality Care and Healthy Communities!

Click here! Email your legislator-demand that our priorities are central to the PA Budget

Here are some photos of the day and a story from the local TV news.  To see more you should like the One Pittsburgh facebook page and get at us on twitter.

  Hundreds rally for “Good Jobs and Healthy Communities”

Watch the great clip at http://fox43.com/2015/02/26/hundreds-rally-for-good-jobs-and-healthy-communities

With less than a week until the new budget debate starts in Harrisburg, hundreds of people rallied at the capital for what they call a fair financial plan.

Parents, workers, and taxpayers from across the state came together for the “Good Jobs and Healthy Communities” rally on Thursday. They want Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to support community services and create jobs with wages that can support families. They also want Wolf to increase funding for schools.

“I want to see the shale companies taxed so that public education can be well funded,” Lancaster United Church of Christ Pastor Naomi Leaphart said, “I’m a product of public education; I used to teach in public schools in Philadelphia, and so I know what it’s like to do much with little and our students deserve more than that. So I want to see a budget that is balanced and invest in public schools like our kids deserve. ”

Governor Wolf will deliver his first budget address on Tuesday

 

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