CoC National Conference endorser
In 1992 Paul Shannon, Sponsoring Committee for Greater Movement Unity, Somerville Massachusetts, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.
Committees of Correspondence conference
Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign
In 2012 Paul Shannon served on the Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.
"Budget for All"
November 6, 2012 - by a three to one margin, Massachusetts voters "sent a clear message to both Democrats and Republicans in Washington about the federal budget crisis and the impending "fiscal cliff"". The Budget for All ballot question passed by 661,033 to 222,514 votes. It calls for no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or other vital programs; investment in useful jobs; an end to corporate tax loopholes and to the Bush cuts on taxes on high incomes; withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan now; and redirection of military spending to domestic needs and job creation. The question passed by a wide margin in every district and all 91 Massachusetts cities and towns where it appeared on the ballot, ranging from most of Greater Boston to Holyoke to Norwood, Lawrence and Fall River.
Initiated by over 80 community, peace, labor, and faith groups, the Budget for All was supported by State Treasurer Steve Grossman, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, and Representatives Barney Frank, Mike Capuano, Jim McGovern and Ed Markey, along with 10 State Senators, 18 State Representatives, and 15 city councilors.
State Representatives were Cory Atkins, Linda Dorcena Forry, Sean Garballey, Louis Kafka, Jay Kaufman, Jason Lewis, David Linsky, Denise Provost, Frank I. Smizik, Ellen Story, Timothy Toomey, Jr., Marty Walz, Alice Wolf.
Leaders of the movement were;
- Michael Kane, Mass Alliance
- Carolyn Federoff, AFGE Local 3258
- Paul Shannon, AFSC
- Lisette Le,RTTC/CAA
- Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action
- CCDS Background
- Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign website, accessed Dec. 13,2010
- thruthout, Massachusetts Voters Urge Tax Fairness, Military Cuts to Avoid “Fiscal Cliff” and Protect Vital Programs Thursday, 08 November 2012 10:10 By Cole Harrison, SpeakOut
- BFA Press release, Oct 12, 2012