News & Events the Week of July 2 2018

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Open meeting

When: Monday, July 2, 7:30 – 8:45 PM
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence.


We are glad to be co-sponsoring the Keeping Families Together Rally in SpringField this Saturday, June 30. INFO and SIGN-UP HERE.


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Jo Comerford for State Senate

When: Monday, July 2, 2018 Meeting from 7:30 – 8:45
Where: Pathways Co-housing Common House: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence MA 01062

Jo Comerford is Running for State Senate for Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Jo Comerford worked for seven years as the director of the western Massachusetts American Friends Service Committee for years and then as director of programs at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. After The Food Bank, Jo led National Priorities Project as its executive director. For the past four years, Jo has been a Campaign Director for MoveOn.

Here’s part of what Jo has to say,

“I’m running because I know what it takes to fight for issues that will improve the quality of life for every person in our district and across the Commonwealth.”

https://jocomerford.org


Team News

Elections Team

Phone banking will take place
When: 6-8pm on July 10, July 18, July 24 and August 1
Where: 18 Center St. in Northampton
Please REGISTER HERE

Take Back the House Office kick-off party on July 19 from 5-6:30, featuring Mayor Narkewicz and Congressman McGovern. Light refreshments. Come to be energized and to learn more about what we’re doing to take back the House! More info here.

Canvassing opportunity in NY-19, July 15. Help Progressive Democrat Antonio Delgado win the seat currently held by Republican John Faso. Registration and Info here. Contact Elaine Fronhofer to let her know your coming, carpooling and questions.

Medicare For All Team

The Medicare for All team continues to work on building support to pass the non-binding question in support of Single Payer Health Care which will appear on the ballot in six Western Mass. districts. The team will be staffing an information table at the Green River Music Festival, from Friday July 13th, through Sunday, July 15th.

Please tell your friends this question will be on the November ballot, and urge everyone to support this measure! Please use every opportunity to ask all candidates about their stand on Single Payer Health Care for Massachusetts, and their how they plan to get it passed. If there are any questions, contact steering committee member Larry Pareles (email or call 860 670-7542). Or email Nancy Talanian (chairperson).

For additional information, our website is WMMedicareForAll.org.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 pm, at Pathways, in Florence, and all interested people are very welcome to attend!


Useful Links:

Rise Up Western Mass Indivisible
Families Together Rally – June 30
Resistance events in the 413 area on ‘413 Taking Action’
Food Bank of Western MA is hosting Candidate Events on July 12, July 25, July 29 and August 14


Meet and Greet the Candidates

Sponsored by Indivisible Noho

Steven Connor for State Senate

When: Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30- 8:30
Where: Pathways Co-housing Common House: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence MA 01062

Steven Connor is running for
State Senator for Hamphsire, Franklin and Worcester.

Quoting MassLive:
“Connor, who was born and raised in the city’s Florence neighborhood, has worked in a number of roles providing services to area veterans. He said he wants to advocate for equity” and “govern with empathy.”

David Murphy for State Senate

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:30- 8:30
Where: Pathways Co-housing Common House: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence MA 01062

David Murphy is running for
State Senator for Hamphsire, Franklin and Worcester.

Quoting David:

“I am concerned that after thirty years of outstanding representation at the State House by Senator Stan Rosenberg and Representative Ellen Story, that the district needs someone who can continue their legacies of effective, progressive leadership.”

Chelsea Kline for State Senate

When: Monday, August 6th, 2018 Meeting from 7:30 – 8:45
Where: Pathways Co-housing Common House: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence MA 01062

Chelsea Kline is Running for State Senate for Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Chelsea Sunday Kline is a progressive activist, higher education leader, and mother of three. She is running for State Senate to be a voice for Western Massachusetts and a champion for working families, local businesses, and marginalized communities. She fervently believes in the power of people working together to lift up every member of their community, and in the responsibility of government to support people in need.

https://www.chelseakline.com/


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All are welcome
Come and join one of our teams!

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