Postcards for Progress – March edition

Saturday, March 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Gallery Z, 167 Market St., Lowell

It’s time for postcards again! We’ll be writing to our elected officials and directly to voters! Open to all who want to help with progressive causes. We’ll bring some suggested topics and addresses to write to, but you can also suggest your own. Postcards, stamps, and pens will be available for your use. You are also welcome to bring your own supplies.

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The Incorruptibles Training: Take Back Our City Government

Sunday, March 4, 5:30-8pm
Christ Church United, 1 Bartlett Street, Lowell

This workshop introduces a model of organizing that goes beyond electing good people– it walks you through the five key areas that will enable you to cultivate great–and incorruptible–candidates for every election who will remain deeply involved in policy-making after elections.

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Immigration Explained: Ask the Experts

Wednesday, February 28, 7:30-9pm
First Parish Church United of Westford, 48 Main St, Westford

Speakers will discuss current immigration issues, give accounts of the personal circumstances of recent immigrants and their families, describe existing uncertainties in the law and suggest opportunities for public action.

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Solidarity Lowell Trust Act Subcommittee Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Eliot Presbyterian Church, 273 Summer St., Lowell

For members who signed up for the trust act subcommittee (getting a Trust Act passed in Lowell) or anyone else who wants to learn more. Objective: Formulate goals and discuss next steps. Our community is counting on us!

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Want to Help with Sanctuary?

Assisting our immigrant community is one of the most important things you can possibly do. If you are interested in helping out with local sanctuary efforts, please email Training is provided and there is a session coming up this weekend! You can also donate to the cause here: (and please write “sanctuary” in the “special notes” part of the donation form).

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Tell Governor Baker to get the NRA out of Massachusetts politics!

Governor Charles Duane Baker: 617.725.4005

Governor Baker appointed local NRA leader Ronald Amidon as Commissioner of the Department of Fish & Game in July 2017. Amidon was president of the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL), the NRA’s state affiliate in Massachusetts, which advocates for the repeal of our state’s gun safety laws. Fish & Game is now directing visitors on the state website to GOAL for more information on gun ownership!

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _______ from _________, Massachusetts and Solidarity Lowell. Please remove NRA leader Ronald Amidon as Commissioner of Fish & Game and remove links on the Massachusetts state website to NRA affiliate Gun Owners Action League. It’s time to take a stand against the NRA. Thank you!”

Stand Up for Community Safety and Immigrants’ Rights

House Rules Committee Chair William C. Galvin: 617-722-2692
Senate Rules Committee Chair Mark C. Montigny: 617-722-1440
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo: 617-722-2500
Senate President Harriette Chandler: 617-722-1544

The Massachusetts Legislature, with its Democratic supermajority, has not yet taken the modest, rational step forward to protect our communities, our friends and neighbors from being driven into the shadows and harassed by the cruel and senseless Trump deportation machine. This is appalling. We the people need to demand that the legislature pass the Safe Communities Act to ensure that our undocumented friends and neighbors feel safe calling the police to report emergencies and crimes. This is a matter of safety for ALL OF US. Now that the bill is in two new committees and in two separate chambers, there is no more excuse for delaying its passage.
Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _____ from ______, Massachusetts and Solidarity Lowell. I am calling because I’m impatient. I am asking you and leadership to move the Safe Communities Act (S. 1305 or H3265) in its full, robust form, out of the Rules Committee and onto the floor for a vote as soon as possible. This is urgent. It’s time for action. Thank you!”

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