RAPID RESPONSE TEAM ACTION LIST FOR MAY 25, 2021

The RRT (Rapid Response Team) Action List compiles action items from the week and upcoming events into one place. If you would like to add anything to the weekly update, please send it to Dee Halzack at dee@solidaritylowell.com.

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

Solidarity Lowell Events and Actions

Save the Date: Solidarity Lowell General Meeting

Sunday, June 27, 5:30pm

Support for Asylum-Seeker Marius

Donations are needed to assist Marius, the Togolese asylum seeker whom the Merrimack Valley Interfaith Sanctuary Network (MVISN) is sponsoring. With generous support from people like you and MVISN member groups like ours, Marius has retained an immigration lawyer, filed an application for asylum, and successfully moved his case to the Boston immigration courts from El Paso, exponentially increasing his possibility of ultimately winning his case. Until Marius receives legal authorization to work, our network has committed to financially supporting him with $500/month. Please chip in towards the $500 we need to meet our commitment to him. Any amount will be gratefully accepted.
Donate here: http://www.merrimackvalleyproject.org/donate-1/ (please write “asylum” in the “special notes” part of the donation form)

Local Events and Actions

Volunteers Needed at Dwelling House of Hope

We need people who can:

  • Load and unload the truck
  • Pack food on shelves
  • Pack the refrigerators
  • Distribute Food
  • Deliver food
  • Clean the warehouse

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Levenia Furusa at FLFurusa@dwellinghouseofhope.org

 

Please sign the petition for justice on state-backed killings in Cambodia

https://www.change.org/p/cambodians-together-we-fight-to-end-impunity-justice-for-state-backed-killings-in-cambodia
Details are inside. You may sign the petition anonymously if you need to.

Lowell Votes seeks volunteers to help register and educate voters and find candidates

http://www.lowellvotes.org
To register for future announcements: https://tinyurl.com/LowellVotesAnnouncements
Now that we’ll actually have a more equitable electoral system in the city, we need to help voters understand that their vote will matter in this election, help them understand the system and help them register to vote.

Citywide Parking Study Community Meeting

Thursday, May 27, 6-7:30pm
Pre-register for the meeting here:  https://lowellma.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodOCqrz0uGN0LVGz7P_jyKsknNFVaJenZ
The City will be hosting the final community meeting on the Citywide Parking Study. ​The purpose of this community meeting is so our consultant can provide the results of the study, discuss preliminary recommendations, and get your feedback.
There will be live interpretation in Spanish, Portuguese, and Khmer. Additionally, closed captioning in English will be available.
Help us spread the word! Follow us on Facebook @GoLowell. Additional meeting information, including flyers, are on our website http://www.lowellma.gov/parkingstudy .

March for Moses

Saturday May 29, 12:00-2:00pm (rain or shine)
850 Lawrence Street, Lowell
Demand justice for Moses Harris, who disappeared during an encounter with the police. No police report has been made public as of publication date. Although Moses’ body has been found, there are still a lot of questions that have not been answered. Deaths involving police should be investigated by an independent body, not the police department involved in the incident. Meet near where Moses went missing and march to the Lowell Police Headquarters (JFK Plaza/Arcand Drive).
For more information, contact CAJE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAJE.LowellMA

 

State-level Events and Actions

Driving Families Forward Virtual Phone Bank

Wednesday, June 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
RSVP at http://bit.ly/dff-june2-phonebank

Join the Driving Families Forward Coalition to phone bank for the Work and Family Mobility Act, which will enable all qualified state residents to obtain a driver’s license or identification card regardless of immigration status.
(h/t Driving Families Forward Coalition)

Solidarity Lowell is a volunteer group of community members of Greater Lowell working toward social justice by defending the human rights, dignity, and equality of all persons against all forms of hate and discrimination.

 

Visit the Solidarity Lowell website: http://solidaritylowell.com

For more events not listed here, visit the full Events calendar: http://solidaritylowell.com/events/

To join our postcarding efforts to write to legislators on issues of interest , please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/h2V7gJ1e2WbY9dKU9

For volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page: http://solidaritylowell.com/volunteer-opportunities/

For positive news visit Solidarity Lowell Upbeat on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/326202548419687

View the notes from our April meeting:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11R4df87hbYo-QU4z2w9KfS6hKgIioap_ExnEi3cS7OE/edit?usp=sharing

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Solidarity Lowell is a chapter of Progressive Massachusetts. Click here to join: https://www.progressivemass.com/contribute

Posted by Caroline Snow