Monday, May 15, 2017

A Message from Jay Gonzalez, Candidate for Governor

Today, I reaffirmed my support for the Fair Share Tax and publicly called on Governor Charlie Baker to tell Massachusetts residents whether or not he supports it.

The Fair Share Tax is a proposed amendment to our state constitution, that if approved by voters next November, would generate an additional $2 billion a year specifically for investment in our education and transportation systems. The money would come from an increase in the income tax on people making over $1 million a year. It's the right thing to do to ask those who've done well during the economic recovery to help pay for badly needed investments in our children and in our infrastructure.

Like we've seen time and again, Charlie Baker has refused to tell the voters where he stands on this proposal. People deserve to know where their Governor stands on important issues, and if I am elected, I will be honest and forthcoming about my positions on pressing issues. Over a year and a half ago, Charlie Baker told reporter Jim Braude "... we have plenty of time to think about that one."

Does Charlie Baker support new resources for education and transportation or not?

I hope you'll join me in asking Charlie Baker to make his position known on this important issue. Share our statement on your social media, tell your friends and neighbors about the amendment and call the Governor's office at 617-725-4000 to tell him you support it.

In other news, our team of volunteers is growing and we'd love for you to join us. We held our statewide volunteer meeting Saturday at our new campaign headquarters in Cambridge as we gear up for the state Democratic Convention June 3rd. If you were unable to join us but are interested in volunteering, please email Brooks Richon at We're also looking for volunteers to join us for the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10th. Email Brooks at for more information!

This week, you can catch me at the North Shore Delegates Dinner on Tuesday, the Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting on Wednesday and a Cambridge House Party on Thursday.

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