Solidarity Lowell Cultural Exchange Potluck

Saturday, September 15, 1-5pm, South Common Park, 190 Thorndike Street, Lowell

Part of Welcoming Week Lowell, this event features food and entertainment from many different countries – bring a dish to share from your home country! We’ll also distribute Know Your Rights resources. Bring the family as special children’s entertainment will be provided!

If you can contribute food or other items, please sign up here:

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Observe the CD3 Recount

Sunday, September 16th, time and location TBD

The Congressional District 3 Recount in Lowell will take place this Sunday.

If you are interested in volunteering to be an observer, please email Patti at


Welcoming Week Lowell

Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 23, all over Lowell

Lowell Alliance, along with many other community partners, is organizing the first annual Welcoming Week Lowell, a celebration of Lowell’s diversity that aims to bring together immigrants, refugees and long-time residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone to our community. Join us at the many, many exciting events we’ve planned for the week, including the Flag Parade and Opening Ceremony at City Hall on 9/14, Cultural Exchange Potluck at South Common on 9/15, and on 9/20, a Community Conversation: What Does it Mean to be a Welcoming Community?

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Volunteer at the Conversation Cafe

Monday, September 17th, 6-8pm, Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell

Welcoming Week Lowell is looking for native English speakers who would like to participate in the Conversation Café: guided conversations between native and non-native English speakers focused on the topic of welcoming everyone – refugees, immigrants, and long-time residents.

To volunteer, please contact


Public Meet and Greet with New Superintendent of Police

Tuesday, September 18th, 6-7:30pm, Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St, Lowell

As requested, a special opportunity to meet our new Superintendent of Police, Raymond Kelly Richardson, has been scheduled. Chief Richardson will share his thoughts and ideas for the Lowell Police Department going forward. All are welcome to this informal event.

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SAVE THE DATE: Solidarity Lowell September Meeting

Sunday, September 23, 5:30pm, Christ Church United (UCC), 1 Bartlett Street, Lowell

Join us for our monthly general meeting! On the agenda: a postcard action, group updates and announcements, an update from our Immigrant Rights subcommittee, a speaker from JFON, a speaker from We The People on Ballot Question 2, a draft by-laws presentation…and more! All are welcome!

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Chelms-FED Up Postcarding

Every Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am, The Java Room, 14 Littleton Rd, Chelmsford

Fed up in Chelmsford? Come join us! We will write lots of postcards to voters for upcoming elections! Information, addresses, and supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies and info as well. See you there!

For more information, contact Hope at

Protect Transgender Rights

Every Tuesday, 6-9pm, Christ Church United, 1 Bartlett Street, Lowell

Help us speak to voters about the need to defend transgender protections this November and recruit supporters!

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Postcarding!

Every Thursday, 11am-1pm, Heritage Farm Ice Cream, 163 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell

Ice cream, great company, and postcards to voters! Come join us to write postcards for upcoming elections! Suggested text and supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well.

For more information, contact Nancy Greene at
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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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, either with accompaniment, food, laundry, or otherwise, 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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Yes on 3 50 Days to Election Rally

Sunday, September 16th, 10am, Copley Square, Boston

Sunday will mark 50 days until Election Day. That’s 50 days until Massachusetts becomes the first state in the country to decide the fate of transgender protections at the ballot box. So this is the moment where we draw a line in the sand—where we unite together, refusing to let a small but vocal minority roll back the clock in Massachusetts and rip away protections from our transgender neighbors and friends. This is the moment where we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with every fair-minded person in our state to say YES. Yes to dignity and respect—and YES to Question 3. Please, rally with us on Sunday morning to show that you’re part of the movement to uphold transgender protections in Massachusetts!

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Become a Member of Progressive Massachusetts to Help Endorse Candidates

Dues-paying members of Progressive Mass (of which Solidarity Lowell is a chapter) gain the privilege of being invited to vote on whether or not to endorse candidates. Any amount gives you that benefit, but we recommend $5/month. Join before Sunday, September 16th to vote on endorsements for the November ballot!




Speak Up with Native American Women

Niki Tsongas: 978-459-0101

Sample Script: “Hi, I’m _______ from [ZIP] and Solidarity Lowell asking you to support reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act before Sept. 30. I’m particularly concerned about continuing protections for Native American women, who experience more violence than other groups. Please co-sponsor and vote for passage of H.R. 6545. Thank you!”

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