News & Events the Week of February 23rd
Representative Peter Kocot was very supportive of Indivisible Northampton and spoke at our rallies. At the tax scam sit-in he said to us he would help any way he could. We are very sorry to hear that he passed away this week. He spoke for many of us, and stood up for many great things. We are sad we have lost a major community member, great man, and kind, strong politician. READ MORE HERE
Resistance Film Series: “Countdown to Zero:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Forbes Library, downstairs community room.
“Countdown to Zero” is a screamingly urgent film,showing the likelihood of using nuclear weapons increasing every year. COUNTDOWN traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins. NINE nations now possess nuclear weapons, others racing to join them, with the world in a delicate balance that could be shattered by one act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.
The post -film speakers: Northampton-based Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson, the founders of www.NuclearBan.US a nationwide campaign to get cities, states, schools, colleges, universities, businesses, faith communities and individuals to comply with the 2017 international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The campaign works with ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).
Co-sponsored by The Resistance Center of Western MA.
March 5th Speaker Meeting with Wanda Bertram
Wanda Bertram is Speaking at our meeting… about the prison policy initiative
Where: Pathways Co-housing Common House: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence MA 01062
When: March 5th, 2018 Meeting
7:15 Get settled and socialize
7:30-8:45 = Meeting, Speaker, Q and A’s, and Action
The Prison Policy Initiative puts the problem of mass incarceration — and the perverse incentives that fuel it — on the national agenda. Over the last 16 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and protected the poorest families in this country from the predatory prison telephone industry. Our reports untangle the statistics and recruit new allies.
Quentin Palfrey, Candidate for Lt. Gov
Co-sponsored meeting with Badass Activists Sunday March 11th, from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
*** this meeting is a Click Workspace On Market Steet in Northampton
“I want a Massachusetts where we can tell our children with confidence that if they work hard and treat others with respect, they can succeed and help keep the American dream alive for generations to come.”
March 19th, 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate
Jay Gonzalez is speaking at our meeting
” I’m running for Governor because Massachusetts has always been a leader, and I want us to lead again. I want to offer an ambitious agenda, and I have the leadership experience in the public and private sectors to deliver on it.
Governor Baker has been too satisfied with the status quo, and he too often sits on the sidelines when we need him. He has been a status quo, wait and see Governor.
That’s not good enough. Particularly now. President Trump is threatening our values and threatening to take us backwards. Now more than ever, we need leadership right here in Massachusetts. Too much is at stake for too many people.
We need to aim high.”
Where: March 19th, 2018, from 7:00 – 8:45, the speaker starts at 7:30. Before that we schmooz!
When: Indivisible Northampton Meeting at Pathway’s Co-housing: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence, MA 01060
March for Our Lives
March 24th, Starts at Northampton High School and Ends at Pulaski Park
This event is co-sponsored by Pioneer Valley high school students, the Badass Activists of the Pioneer Valley, Indivisible Northampton, Pioneer Valley Women’s March, and Progressive Pioneer Valley.
In the wake of the tragic slaughter of innocent students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, the slaughter of innocent country music fans in Las Vegas, the slaughter of 26 innocent victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the daily scourge of American gun violence, enough is enough.
The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida have called for a nationwide day of action to protest the unending gun violence in the U.S..
This is a Northampton, MA March For Our Lives.
We’ll meet at Northampton High School and march to Pulaski Park in downtown Northampton. We’ll hear from high school students who have been failed by politicians, gun companies, and the NRA.
The march will also feature a “lie in” in Pulaski Park to symbolize the needless deaths of high school students and other victims of American gun violence.
The days of “nothing can be done” and “thoughts and prayers” are over. It’s time for sane, rational Americans to work on multiple fronts to end the plague of American gun violence.
Join us in registering your outrage.
Lieutenant Governor Candidtate Jimmy Tingle is Speaking at Our Meeting
On April 2, 2018
Indivisible Northampton Speaker Meeting May 7th
SECRETARY OF STATE CANDIDATE JOSH ZAKIM IS SPEAKING
WHERE: Pathways Co-Housing: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence Mass, 01062
WHEN: May 7th, from 7 – 8:45