Demonstrate, Drink, and Discuss – Stand Against Gun Violence


Friday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., the island in front of City Hall, 309 Merrimack St, Lowell, 01852

Join us for Solidarity Lowell’s monthly visibility event!
6:30pm: Join us at the island in front of City Hall to protest against gun violence. Please bring signs or help us hold our banner!
7:30pm: After the demonstration, come to The Old Court Irish Pub and Restaurant (29-31 Central Street) to have some food and/or drinks and discuss the events of the week. All are welcome!

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March for Our Lives – Chelmsford


Saturday, March 24, 2-4 p.m., Chelmsford Town Common, 4 North Rd, Chelmsford, 01824

Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. We must make it our top priority to save these lives. March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.

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Solidarity Lowell – March Meeting


Sunday, March 25, 5:30-7:00 PM, Christ Church United, UCC, 1 Bartlett St., Lowell (use Bartlett St entrance)

The monthly general meeting for members of Solidarity Lowell and interested guests, featuring presentations by Anne Thalheimer from Everytown For Gun Safety and Zachary Stinchfield from Freedom for All Massachusetts (transgender rights).

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Legal Observer Training


Sunday March 25th, 2-4pm, Christ Church United, 1 Bartlett Street, Lowell

Makis Antzoulatos of the National Lawyer’s Guild (MA chapter) is leading a Legal Observer Training. This is a great opportunity to train in best practices when participating in or observing interactions between ICE/DHS and an undocumented immigrant, or for when you are at a rally or protest.



“Let the Fire Burn” Documentary Screening


Sunday, March 25th, 7-10pm, UnChARTed, 103 Market St, Lowell

MillCity Zine Distro will be holding a showing of “Let the Fire Burn” a documentary about the conflict between the MOVE organization and the Philadelphia police department. We are asking for a $5 donation at the door. This will go to which provides financial assistance for the legal representation and medical bills of activist and political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. No one will be turned away.

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A Rapid Response Rally if Mueller is Fired


If the firing 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. Ladd and Whitney Memorial (the island outside City Hall), 309 Merrimack Street, Lowell

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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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. You can also donate to the cause here: (please write “sanctuary” in the “special notes” part of the donation form).

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Pass the Social Media Privacy Act


Please contact your state representative (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

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _______ from _______, Massachusetts and Solidarity Lowell. Please support – and work to pass – the Social Media Privacy Act (H.158/S.2320). 80% of people use social media. While some people make a lot of their social media activity public, many people also use social media to send and receive private messages, and that private communication should be protected by law. 25 states have already passed legislation to prevent employers and schools from demanding that you share the contents of your social media accounts — or turn over your passwords so they can snoop in your private communication for themselves. I hope you will urge the Speaker and the Chair of House Ways & Means to act on this basic privacy-protective legislation as soon as possible. Thank you!”

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Stop the Gas Pipeline in Massachusetts


Please contact your state senator (find yours here

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

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _____ from _______, Massachusetts and Solidarity Lowell. A new energy bill (S.2302) would ban the pipeline tax, stop new pipeline construction, further cut emissions and reduce fossil fuel usage. That benefits all of us and will cut energy costs. Please support S.2302. Thank you!”

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Tell Your Senators: Commit to Voting Against Nielson’s Nomination


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

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is _______ from __________, Massachusetts and Solidarity Lowell. I’m calling to ask about the nomination of Howard Nielson as a district court judge for the District of Utah. Nielson is the NRA’s favorite lawyer for his work to undermine sensible gun violence prevention laws. In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, FL we should not be rewarding the NRA by handing their champions lifetime judgeship appointments. Thank you!”

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