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Author Topic: Stop the Cuts! SC Rally for a Moral Budget - Mar 12th  (Read 12212 times)

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Offline leatherman

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Stop the Cuts! SC Rally for a Moral Budget - Mar 12th
« on: February 28, 2011, 05:25:49 PM »
A growing number of churches, educators, grassroots groups and professional organizations are calling for a rally in Columbia to demand that lawmakers "Stop the cuts! Fund a moral budget." The rally is scheduled the weekend (Sat. March 12th 1:00pm) before the House is to debate the budget.

Join the emergency call for a moral budget in South Carolina. Our political leaders claim there is no alternative to further cuts to critical state services. We believe there is an immediate and fair alternative through tax reforms. A growing number of religious, community and business organizations are calling on the politicians to fund our values by reforming the state’s antiquated tax structure.

Go to the Ties That Bind website and sign the petition for a moral budget.

Initial Sponsors:
Church World Service • SC AFL-CIO • SC Alliance for Retired Americans • SC Christian Action Council • SC Education Association • SC Employees Association • S.C. HIV/AIDS Care Crisis Task Force • SC NAACP • SC Progressive Network • SC School Boards Association • SC Voter Education Project • Ties That Bind Coalition

To become a sponsor, or to organize in your community, contact the SC Progressive Network
at network@scpronet.com, 803-808-3384.

Read “The Budget As A Moral Document”.
Medical leaders offer solution in The State‘s Feb. 13, 2011, op-ed.
RSVP on Facebook.
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Pictures from the SC Rally for a Moral Budget!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 08:57:13 PM »
Pictures from today's event

people starting to congregate outside the State House

a table of information from the SC HIV/AIDS Crisis Care Task Force (SCHACCTF)

Teachers and unions and advocacy organizations, medical care orgs, preachers, and legislator
gather to "Stop the Cuts" and call to "Fund a Moral Budget"

my friends, Jane and Mary, in the purple and brown outfits, center of the picture

the peeps with signs are trying to block the TEA party sign

the head of SC NAACP

Dr. Bambi G of SCHACCTF

the peeps

leatherman driving home after the rally

not too shabby looking, I think, for a guy about to turn 49 on Monday ;D
it was this day 3 years when I was in the hospital and found out my late partner Jim offically had AIDS and non-hodgkins lymphoma :'(
it was this day 14 years ago when I was last in the hospital and supposedly about to die from AIDS ;)
it was this day 16 yrs ago when I was first in the hospital and didn't die from the AIDS. :D

leatherman got a little bit of sunburn today
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Re: Stop the Cuts! SC Rally for a Moral Budget - Mar 12th
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 09:30:54 PM »
Curious what the TEA party sign said that everyone was trying to block.

"Not our problem" or what?
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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Re: Stop the Cuts! SC Rally for a Moral Budget - Mar 12th
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 09:57:35 PM »
our signs said "Stop the Cuts" and his said "Taxed Enough Already"

my middle brother is quite the Tea-partier, and while I understand their notion of a more frugal budget and fewer taxes on the middle class, they're busy trying to cut off our noses to spite our faces. We don't need to defund services to the most vulnerable (the old, the sick, the young) but we do need to raise revenue by equally taxing businesses and people in our state. There are 80 sales tax exemptions and 133 service exemptions. Why there's even a cap on sales tax so that anyone buying a yacht, plane or auto never pays more than $300 in sale taxes.
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