AFT Massachusetts Responds to Lawsuit Against Fair Share Amendment

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In response to a lawsuit filed by corporate lobbyists against the Fair Share Amendment, the question on this November's ballot that would generate over $1 billion a year to improve Massachusetts transportation and public education systems by creating a 4 percent tax on annual income above $1 million, the 23,000-member AFT Massachusetts today released the following statement from AFT Massachusetts President Beth Kontos:

"Massachusetts students are struggling to recover from the pandemic, drivers and bus riders all across the state are travelling on crumbling roads and bridges, and students at our public colleges are falling deeper into debt. With all the problems facing our economy, it's upsetting that the top priority of these business groups is protecting the immense wealth of their CEOs and investors, who have gotten even richer during COVID. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on high-priced lawyers to silence the voice of Massachusetts voters, the ultra-rich should pay their fair share to help our students recover and build an economy that works for the rest of us."