News & Events the Week of February 9th

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Thanks for supporting our team members and group leaders who ran as delegates for the Democratic Convention in June. Most of us got voted in as Delegates and Alternates. Please keep up the support; we need it!

Here are the folks who got voted in:

Ward 1:
D: Judy Hyde, Hellen Armstrong, John Hjelt, Mark Cote
A: Susan Voss

Ward 2:
D: Douglas Beattie, William Diamond, Laura Fallon, Marty Nathan
A: Peter Titelman, Niko Guardia, Kate Patrich-Klemer, Linda Eichengreen

Ward 3:
D: Dan Krauss, Scott Snure, Maddy Blanchette, Tory Rosen
A: Nancy Mihevc

Ward 4:
D: Pamela Schwartz, Lilly Lombard, Aaron Vallot Washington, Daniel Levy
A: Beth Lev, Vivienne Simon, Daniel Marotta, Evan Kuras

Ward 5:
D: Jon Sass, Alex Ghiselin, Marilyce Rattigan, Lindsay Sabadosa
A: Leonard Vercellotti, Dennis Desmond, Catherine KAy

Ward 6:
D: Judith Kimberly, Joseph Twarog, Patricia Healey, Chris Palames
A: Andrea Stone, Christopher Van Camp, Lori Schwartz, Albert Humphrey

Ward 7:
D: David Arbeitman, Jenifer McKenna, George Kriebel Jr, Molly Hale
A: John Rollison, Leslie Giordano, Lucy Longstreth



Attorney Tahira Amatul-Wadud is Speaking at Our Meeting!

U.S. Congress 2018 Candidate
Attorney Tahira Amatul-Wadud is speaking at Our Meeting!
This is co-sponsored with Badass Activists

When: Monday, Feb 19th, @ 7:30

Where: the usual place… 25 Mountain Laurel Path, @ Pathways Co-housing, Florence MA 01062

We welcome her as the Candidate for US Congress in the 1st District
(the seat currently held by Richie Neal)


Resistance Film Series:

“The Accidental Anarchist”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

@ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Forbes Library, downstairs community room

The Accidental Anarchist is a (2017) documentary about the radical-feminist-anarchist democracy formed in Rojava, Syria that is currently under military assault by the Turkish government.
It is told through the story of one man’s journey from British diplomat based at the United Nations to his discovery of what he sees as a stable, successful democracy in Rojava, or Syrian Kurdistan in the north. He likes what he sees in an anarchistic government where there is no hierarchy, self-government, decisions made by the people, no state. The local defense militia, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), is an army that fights Isis, and has lots of women but no military ranks.

This people-powered revolution promotes women’s leadership, ecological principles and popular democracy. It has links to the Institute for Social Ecology in Western Mass and Vermont.

Post-film speakers include members of the local Rojava Initiative, a Western MA based committee with ties to the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont:

  • Eleanor Finley, UMass Ph.D. Anthropology candidate, recently back from Rojava.
  • Stefan Ward-Wheten, Patrick Burke and Bob Gardner, active members.

Stefan Ward-Wheten , Patrick Burke, and Bob Gardener, active members

Article on the Accidental Anarchists




Monday, Feb.12th, 6-8pm at Smith Campus Center

…our new Election Team urges us to go to an important event about gerrymandering – and how to fight it! There will be a panel discussion including Jim McGovern and others – see the link to the flyer below:

gerrymandering event link



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


Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jimmy Tingle is Speaking at

Our Meeting On April 2, 2018

Watch here to learn about Mr Tingle



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