News & Events the Week of February 4, 2019

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Open meeting

When: Open meeting, Monday, February 4, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence.

This Week: Lindsay Sabadosa

We’re very excited to host our new MA state Representative, Lindsay Sabadosa at our upcoming open meeting! Lindsay will speak about the bills she’s been filing, what we can do to help get them passed, and answer our questions about Beacon Hill politics and beyond!

Join us and bring a friend!

No Meeting on February 18

It’s President’s day, and the start of the school vacation week and it will be right after our retreat at which we’ll prepare for the year ahead. We’ll start back up in March with movies, speakers (including state senator Jo Comerford, and city councilor, Gina-Louise Sciarra), and you!’.

Team News

Elections Team

The Elections team will meet on Thursday, January 31 at 7:15 at Packard’s.

All are welcome to join us.

Protecting Democracy Team

Our group meets upstairs at Packards at 7:30PM on the third
Wednesday of each month.
Our next meeting will be in February.

Medicare For All Team

The Medicare for All group continues to be active.

The bill “An Act Establishing Medicare for All in Mass.” was filed last week by Sen. Eldridge (SD 2062) and by Rep. Sabadosa (HD 2974) in the new legislative session. (These are the temporary “docket numbers” for the bills). We are proud of our representative Lindsay Sabadosa for being the lead sponsor of the bill in the House.

A delegation of members from Western Mass. Medicare for All went to the State House in Boston on January 23 “Lobby Day”, to urge their representatives to co-sponsor and support these bills. With members from eastern Massachusetts they heard speeches from several legislators who are supporting this legislation and were generally well received when they visited legislators from various districts.

This is an early step in what will be a long uphill battle to Universal Healthcare coverage in the Commonwealth. We’re committed to its success and that Massachusetts will be a leader for our nation with this plan.

Our next meetings are:

Full Western Mass. Medicare-for-All group:
Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm,
in the Community Room at Hampton Court,
20 Hampton Ave, Northampton

Northampton Hub of West Mass. Medicare For All
Tuesday, February 26, at 7 pm,
at Pathways in Florence.
(Our hub group meets on the third Tuesday of each month).

Please come and join the team. We always welcome and appreciate new members.

For additional information, see:
Facebook: WMM4A

The Campus Outreach Committee

Our next meeting will be in February, time and place 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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