Lowell Women’s Solidarity March and Demonstrate, Drink, and Discuss!

Sunday, January 21st, 2-6pm, March starts at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center (50 Warren Street), ends at Mill No. 5 (275 Jackson Street)

One year ago, many of us marched in the streets, united by sadness, anger and resolve. We knew then–and we still know now–that the fight for civil liberties and civil rights can’t be stamped out by one election or one man. On the anniversary of the largest grassroots mobilization in U.S. history — the Women’s March — let’s gather together to strategize for 2018, march together in solidarity, and commit to collective action. The march starts at the Lowell Inn and Conference Center parking lot (please note you cannot park there, park on the street–free on Sunday!), and continues around downtown Lowell to Mill No. 5 for some inspirational speakers including Alexandra Chandler, Manisha Bewtra, Susie In-Chhuon, Karen Cirillo, and Rithy Uong. After the Demonstrate portion of the event, the Drink and Discuss portion will happen at Coffee and Cotton.

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Regional Public Hearing on Women’s Issues

Tuesday, January 23, 4:30-6:30pm, Lowell Telecommunications Corp (LTC), 246 Market Street, Lowell

Community leaders and local area residents are invited to testify. Please attend and let us know about issues that affect you, your children, your family, and your community. Oral and written testimony will be accepted. Open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, email or call 617.626.6520

Lowell Open Space Plan Kickoff Meeting

Wednesday, January 24, 6-8pm, Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, Lowell


SGLLWV Presents: Meet Your Lowell Elected Officials Reception

Wednesday, January 24, 5:30-7:30pm, LTC Gallery, 246 Market Street, Lowell

The elections are over and your new elected officials are swearing in. Come out and meet them! Talk about your vision for this wonderful, vibrant city!

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Postcards for Progress – January Edition

Saturday, January 27, 10am-12pm, Sweet Journey, 30 Central Street, Lowell

It’s time for postcards again! We’ll be writing to our elected officials and directly to voters! Please join us for the first postcarding Saturday of the new year! Open to all who want to help with progressive causes.

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Solidarity Lowell Meeting – note new location!

Sunday, January 28th, 5:30pm, Christ Church United (UCC), 1 Bartlett Street, Lowell

Join us for the monthly general meeting for members of Solidarity Lowell. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION! Enter at the Bartlett Street entrance. Our meeting is in the chapel (come inside and take a left). This month’s speaker is Laura Rótolo from the ACLU. All are welcome!

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Call About the 350 MA Environmental Priority Bills

Please contact your state representative and state senator (find yours here
Rep. Thomas Golden 617-722-2263
Rep. David Nangle 617-722-2520
Rep. Rady Mom 617-722-2460
Rep. Colleen Garry 617-722-2380
Rep. James Lyons 617-722-2460

Sen. Eileen Donoghue 617-722-1630
Sen. Michael Barrett 617-722-1572

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _____ from ______, Massachusetts. Please work to pass the following bills this session: Increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard by at least 2% (H.2700),
Reform the DPU and Ban the Pipeline Tax for Good (H.3400), Community and low-income Solar Incentives (H.3396), The Environmental Justice Act (H.2913), and Implement the Global Warming Solutions Act (H.2149). Thank you very much!”

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Help Move the Financial Transparency Bill Out of Committee

State Senator Ann Gobi, Chair of the Joint Committee on Election Law: 617-722-1540

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _____ from ______, Massachusetts. Please report Bill S.365, An Act Restoring Financial Transparency in Presidential Elections, out of committee and not subject it to an extension order. Thank you!”

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Oppose Work Requirements for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Elizabeth Warren: 617-565-3170
Edward Markey: 617-565-8519
Niki Tsongas: 978-459-0101

Sample Script: “Hi, my name is ______ from ______, Massachusetts. Please oppose the new CMS guidance allowing states to impose work requirements for Medicaid. Work requirements do not increase employment over time, and denying needy people access to healthcare will only worsen poverty in the US. Thank you!”

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