Volunteers Needed for Support of 300 Lowell Residents Forced to Relocate

Approximately 300 residents will have to relocate due to the planned sale of LHA’s scattered site units. Lowell Alliance is working with Northeast Legal Aid and the Northeast Justice Center to support and represent these tenants to have their questions, concerns and positions heard. We will be going door-to-door and phone banking to tenants in the coming week. We will then have a public meeting for the Tenants’ Association to elect steering committee members and discuss their positions. Interpreters are also needed.

If interested, contact Mary Tauras at or 978-454-5405 ext. 132


Fill out the Lowell Votes Survey!

Now that we have candidates, it’s time to start putting together the yearly Lowell Votes voter guide! Please take the survey and let us know what we should cover.

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Demonstrate, Drink, and Discuss! Focus on Anti-Fascism

Friday, September 8, 6:30pm, Intersection of Arcand Drive and Dutton Street (at the bridge next to Cobblestones, across from City Hall)

Solidarity Lowell’s monthly visibility! At 6:30, come demonstrate with us! Bring signs about whatever is important to you. We’ll plan to demonstrate for about an hour. After the demonstration (around 7:30pm), we’ll head to Coffee and Cotton to have some drinks, discuss the events of the week, and support their new liquor license. All are welcome!

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Postcards for Progress: Back to School Edition

Saturday, September 9, 1-3pm, Gallery Z, 167 Market St, Lowell

We make a difference, one postcard at a time! Let’s write to our elected officials about important legislation, as Congress goes back in session, and get out the vote for upcoming elections. Join us!

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A Rapid Response Rally if Mueller is Fired

If it happens before 2pm, the event will be held at 5pm the same day. If it happens after 2pm, the event will be held at noon the following day. Location is the island outside City Hall, across from Cobblestones, Lowell, MA Nobody is above the law! Donald Trump is publicly considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. This would be a constitutional crisis for our country. Our response in the minutes and hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next, which is why an immediate response is imperative.

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SAVE THE DATE: Solidarity Lowell City Council Candidate Chat

Sunday, September 24, 5pm, Mill No. 5, 5th floor, 250 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA

Here’s your chance to ask City Council candidates the questions that are important to you! This event will be held in the 5th floor meeting room.

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Solidarity with Low-Wage Workers – Labor Day Action in Boston

Monday, September 4, 11am, Boston Common, Boston, MA

This Labor Day, low-wage workers in the Fight for $15 are having a national day of action to demand a minimum wage of $15/hr and union rights.

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Let’s Pack the House for the S.365 Hearing – Presidential Tax Transparency

September 6, 1:00PM, State House, Room B-1, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA

Senate bill S.365 would require candidates for POTUS to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on a Massachusetts primary or general election ballot. It is time to make the release of tax returns a requirement versus a voluntary action. Please join members of area Indivisible groups to provide testimony on why this should be the law in MA.

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Donate to Houston Relief

Here are some options for groups that are working to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey:

The Texas Workers Relief Fund is a union-relief effort by the Texas AFL-CIO. Donations are tax-deductible. The state has been closely coordinating with the Houston and Corpus-area central labor councils to provide material aid.

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Houston’s mayor has set up the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to assist with victims of Houston’s ongoing and increasingly dangerous flooding. Donations are tax-deductible.

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RAICES, a Texas-based nonprofit legal advocacy group, has been working with Texas shelters to find housing for women and children stranded by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after being released from detention centers.

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Advocate for two bills protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Elizabeth Warren: 202-224-4543

Edward Markey: 202-224-2742

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is ______ from _______, Massachusetts. I approve of the special counsel investigation into Russia ties, and would like you to support two pieces of legislation that protect Robert Mueller from presidential dismissal. S. 1735 (The Special Counsel Independence Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Graham) and S. 1741 (The Special Counsel Integrity Act by Sen. Tillis). Both check the president’s power. Please co-sponsor one or both of these efforts. Thank you.”

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Ask Our Reps to Cosponsor the Dream Act

Elizabeth Warren: 617-565-3170

Edward Markey: 617-565-8519

Niki Tsongas: 978-459-0101

The bipartisan Dream Act (S.1615) would protect DACA-recipients by providing qualified undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 18 a pathway to citizenship. To be eligible, individuals must graduate from high school or pass the GED and either attend college or enlist in the military.

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is ______ from _________, Massachusetts. Please cosponsor the Dream Act, allowing qualified undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a pathway to citizenship. Thank you!”

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The RRT (Rapid Response Team) Action List compiles action items from the week into one place. If you would like to add anything to the weekly update, please send it to Marissa Dupont on Facebook or at using subject line “RRT”, or use hashtag #RRT in the Solidarity Lowell Facebook group.