Join us at the State House on Monday, May 9th for an important day of advocacy to keep film jobs in Massachusetts and our industry thriving in the Commonwealth.
..9:00 AM: Sign holding around perimeter of State House
10:30 AM: Register in Gardner Auditorium
11:00 AM: Speaking Program in Gardner Auditorium
12:00 PM: Visit State Legislators’ Offices
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
RSVP in advance and include your home address to register so we can prepare a packet and directions for you to visit your State Legislators’ Offices.
Share with your network and on social media. We need a very large turnout at the State House on May 9th to make our industry’s voice heard!
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVOCACY UPDATE: HOUSE & SENATE BUDGET DEBATE
As we recently reported, H.62 and H.3978 have been “ordered to study” by the Revenue Committee. While this is good news, we will need to advocate through the House and Senate budget process to ensure that threats to the film and television incentive program do not gain traction and pass. In the past the state budget is the process where opponents of the program have tried to repeal and amend it.
The House is scheduled to release their budget on Wednesday, April 13th. House members will have until Friday, May 15th to file amendments before debate. The Senate will release their budget in mid-May. As occurred last year, we anticipate there will be proposals to eliminate or change the incentive during the Senate budget process. This makes the timing of the May 9th Films = Jobs Advocacy Day all the more significant.
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