City of Lowell Election Lawsuit Community Meeting

Wednesday, May 30th, 6:30-8:00pm, CMAA – Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, 465 School Street, Lowell

Vice Mayor Vesna Nuon, and other Councilors will discuss with community members about the current voting rights lawsuit between community plaintiffs and the City of Lowell.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/558771021174319/

LDCC Freedom For All Presentation

Thursday, May 31st, 7:00-8:30pm, Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell

Field Organizer Zachary Stinchfield will speak on the proposed ballot referendum which would have the effect of rolling back rights of our transgender fellow Bay Staters. This group is organizing and working hard to make sure that Massachusetts does not pass a ballot initiative this November that would specifically deny the civil rights of a specific group of people, in this case transgender people. Once one group of people are legally denied equal rights and protections under the law, it becomes easier to move on to another group.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/592376707799681/

3rd Annual Greater Lowell Pride Parade and Concert

Saturday, June 2nd, 12:00-5:00pm, JFK Plaza, 50 Arcand Street, Lowell

Join us to celebrate, support, and express our PRIDE for the LGBTQ Community in the Greater Lowell area. Come march in the parade as part of Solidarity Lowell. Line-up begins at 11:00am in front of Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Merrimack Street. Contact Amy Baranoski amy@solidaritylowell.com or Scott Richards scott@solidaritylowell.com if you would like to join in.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763043333751919/
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.

Sign up to be notified: https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/14830

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 hope@solidaritylowell.com. Training is provided. You can also donate to the cause here: http://www.merrimackvalleyproject.org/donate-1/ (please write “sanctuary” in the “special notes” part of the donation form).

More information and to sign up for training: hope@solidaritylowell.com


Thank your Representatives for Voting in Favor of the ERPO/Red Flag Bill

The Massachusetts legislature has passed H.4517, a bill that allows for the temporary removal of firearms from people who are considered “high risk.” Call the following Representatives who voted in favor of this common sense bill that will help make our communities safer.

Please contact your state representative (find yours here https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator):
Rep. Thomas Golden 617-722-2263
Rep. David Nangle 617-722-2520
Rep. Rady Mom 617-722-2460
Rep. James Lyons 617-722-2460
Rep. Marc Lombardo 617-722-2460
Note: Rep. Colleen Garry 617-722-2380 voted AGAINST the bill – If you’re her constituent, please express your disapproval!
Support the Poor People’s Campaign at the State House

Every Monday for the next four weeks

The Poor People’s Campaign is launching 40 days of action that will include rallies, education and organizing, cultural arts events, nonviolent civil disobedience, and fusion coalition building in at least forty-one states. There will be five Monday actions at the State House in Boston each with a different theme. Monday actions will begin at 2 pm with a rally followed by optional non-violent direct action.

RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/may-14-boston

Progressive Mass Statewide HubDialer Days

Every Thursday, 6:30pm, from home

Make calls on behalf of Raise Up Massachusetts for our campaigns for Paid Family and Medical Leave and a $15 Minimum Wage! We are calling people who signed our petitions for these issues and likely voters, offering to patch them through to their legislators. That means that while you’re on the phone, you can offer to connect the person you’re speaking with directly to their legislator’s office so that they can ask them to support and prioritize these important pieces of legislation. HubDialer includes a script, a place to record the caller’s response, as well as a button to patch them through!

Sign up here: http://action.raiseupma.org/page/s/hubdialer



Restore Net Neutrality Protections

Niki Tsongas: 978-459-0101

Sample Script: “Hello, I’m ______ from _______ and Solidarity Lowell. I urge you to use the Congressional Review Act to reverse the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to dismantle net neutrality. Four out of five Americans want net neutrality protections. Rolling back net neutrality favors major corporations’ interests over the will of the people – and our free speech rights. The Senate has already voted to protect net neutrality. Now, it’s up to the House to stand with the people, too. I call on you to represent your constituents and use the Congressional Review Act to save our free, fair, and open internet. Thank you!”

More information: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/save-net-neutrality

Stand with Families at the Mexican Border

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

Sample Script: “Hello, I’m ______ from ______ and Solidarity Lowell. I am outraged at the inhumane practice of separating children from parents at the border—including those legally seeking asylum protection. Please do everything in your power to stop this practice that hurts children. Thank you!”

More information: https://action.aclu.org/petition/separating-families