Why VOTE YES
Voting YES in April will preserve our schools, library and senior services.
How much? Why now? Answers to the most common questions about the override.
Ralph Jones: “Please join me in voting yes.”
“The COVID pandemic and economic downturn have created serious problems for our most vulnerable residents. Nevertheless, if we hope to have a local government that can assist its residents, the override is needed.” – Ralph Jones, former Select Board, School Committee and Warrant Committee member.
News and Events
The latest news and endorsements from the YES for Belmont campaign and information about events going on around town.
BELMONT BOOKS OWNERS BACK OVERRIDE
Kathleen Crowley and Chris Abouzeid, Belmont parents and the owners of Belmont Books, endorsed the April override. “Belmont needs to maintain its reputation as a great place to raise a family. That means continuing to provide a top-tier education, a strong public library, up-to-date public services and affordable housing.”
What are Belmont residents thinking and saying about the arguments for and against the Proposition 2 1/2 override? Here are some perspectives from YES for Belmont supporters.
Life Lessons in Community Support
Belmont’s Jess Hausman writes about voting YES. “Our schools are on a precipice. Children depend on us to make sure they have the resources they need to thrive. Remember, someone voted for you to get what you needed in school. You can be that person. Our kids are counting on us to get this right.”
Despite Everything, I am voting YES
Belmont’s Charlie Conroy writes about the need for Belmont to come together and invest in our future as a community. “This override is not a referendum on the past 12 months. It is a vote for our future. I am voting ‘yes,’ despite my frustrations with the town and schools over the past 12 months.”
A Cross-Generational Commitment to Belmont
Capital Budget Committee member Becky Vose talks about the importance of continuing Belmont’s long tradition of investing in its public schools. “I want the children currently in school here to have the same chance for a quality education and all the experiences that lay a solid foundation for adulthood. “
Protest Votes will only hurt Our Children
“A ‘no’ vote to make a point that you’re upset with the schools ignores the very real pre-pandemic needs of our students,” writes Heather Rubeski, a Belmont resident and mother of three Belmont Public Schools students.