Monday, May 6, 2013

Activists to deliver state budget wishes to Gov. Corbett — in paper flower form.

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Activists with Working America are inviting community members to write their state budget requests on paper flowers and will deliver them to the downtown office of Gov. Tom Corbett later this week.

Members of Working America will meet in front of the Allegheny County Assistance office, 332 Fifth Ave., Downtown, at 11 a.m. Thurs., May 9, and invite passerby to write down their requests. The group will then take the budget requests to to Corbett's downtown office at 12:30 p.m. The flowers, Working America says, will be delivered to Corbett "in honor of Mother's Day."

The group says it's encouraging the governor to support funding for education and social services by closing corporate tax loopholes.

“Since he took office, Governor Corbett has slashed funding for education and social services," aid Kim McMurray, State Director for Working America Pennsylvania, in a press release. "All mothers want their children to have access to a high quality education, healthcare, and simple things like food if they are hungry. We are here to tell Governor Corbett to listen to these families."

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