News & Events the Week of November 5, 2018

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Open meeting

When: Open meeting, Monday, November 5, 5 PM – 8:45 PM
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence.


Early Start Election Eve Action Blast!

Come to our special, election eve,
all hands on deck to
Take Back the House Indivisible Meeting!

We’ll be starting at the Early hour of 5pm so we can get as many calls in as possible (calling must end by 8pm). Come when you can, stay as long as you can.

At 8, we’ll take some time to check in with each other and share some of our work.

If you can, please help by bringing:

  • a smart phone
  • a laptop
  • FOOD!!! (If you’re not comfortable calling or texting, you can still help a lot by helping those who are calling with sustaining food or drink!

For all those interested in texting, please find out more here, or follow the instructions here to get on the texting platform. It may be a little challenging to get started, but once you’re on, the texting is easy and fast. Don’t worry if you can’t figure it out – come anyway, and we’ll help you when you get here, or you can make calls!

Calling/texting from 5 – 8pm (come when you can)
Brief meeting from 8 – 8:30pm

See you there – and bring a friend!


Team News

Elections Team

It’s The Last Weekend

GOTV & TBTH

We’ll be phonebanking and canvassing swing districts in NH, NY and elsewhere all weekend long. Christina will be leading much of the weekend phonebanking. Beth will take the Saturday 2-4 shift, and we’ll be joined by some local political leaders during the weekend.

There are plenty of opportunities to participate in a variety of ways. Join us at the office at 18 Center Street in Northampton.

The full schedule and lots of details (including an election night gathering) are
here: https://www.413stayingconnected.org

This is it people.


The next election team meeting will be on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30-7:30 PM at 18 Center Street.

Protecting Democracy Team

The Protecting Democracy team is continuing to work on the Court Watch project. We are also thinking about volunteering for a project called Ballots Over Bars. The project, which aims for maximum voter registration of incarcerated people.

BALLOTS OVER BARS:

In MA, people who are currently incarcerated on misdemeanor charges are eligible to vote. People who are incarcerated for felony convictions are not eligible to vote until they are release from prison.

In June 2018, Ballots Over Bars launched their first-ever Jail Voting Signup Project, to ensure that the approximately 10,000 eligible voters who are incarcerated in Massachusetts are able to cast their ballots and make their voices heard in the 2018 primary and general election.

Elly’s organization is working with volunteers across the state to: contact their local sheriff, explain that the majority of people incarcerated in county jails are eligible to vote, and offer to bring absentee ballot applications into the jails to help people sign up to vote.

Volunteers will then follow up with town clerks to ensure that absentee ballot applications are received and handled appropriately, and assist voters in filling out the absentee ballots, once received.


The next team meeting will be on Wednesday, November 7, at 7:30, upstairs at Packard’s.

Medicare For All Team

The Medicare-for-All group is focusing on building grassroots support for the non-binding ballot question (Number 4), which would instruct our legislative representatives to implement a Single-Payer Health Care Plan in MA.

Please ask your local family and friends to vote “Yes” on Ballot Question #4.

The Campus Outreach Committee

Our next meeting TBA


Useful Links

Rise Up Western Mass Indivisible
Resistance events in the 413 area on ‘413 Taking Action’


Our regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7:30 – 8:45. All are welcome
Come and join one of our teams!

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