MICAH works to build power to improve the communities of MetroWest:
Our leaders have worked to:
* Site a community health center in Framingham
* Enact the Massachusetts Chapter 58 universal health care law. As a result, over 430,000 people statewide now have health insurance.
* Register thousands of low-income voters
* Defeat Vote No on Question 3 in 2010 - a state-wide ballot initiative which would have cut the state sales tax from 6.25% to 3%. If passed this legislation would have slashed funding for education, public transportation, community health measures and public safety.
* Defeat Vote No on Question 1 in 2010. The referendum would have eliminated the sales tax on alcoholic beverages. If passed this legislation would have eliminated the funding for many addiction services and preventative measures.
* Encourage our state legislators to eliminate a 100 year-old tax loophole on telephone poles and to pass a local option tax on restaurant meals and hotel and motel rooms. These bills passed, providing millions of dollars in new revenue to our towns in Metrowest.
MICAH is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse candidates for public office and welcomes people from all backgrounds, faiths and points of view. We are members of the Mass Community Action Network and the PICO Network.