Solidarity Lowell GOTV Postcard Party for Richard Howe

Saturday, October 20th, 12-3pm, Coffee and Cotton, Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St, 4th Floor, Lowell

Join us at Mill No. 5 to write postcards to first-time voters for Richard Howe for Register of Deeds!

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Demonstrate, Drink, and Discuss: UNITY

Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30pm, Ladd and Whitney Memorial, 309 Merrimack St, Lowell

Join us for Solidarity Lowell’s monthly visibility event!  There has been so much division, anger and a breakdown in discourse in the last few years, and more so recently. So let’s come together and send a message of UNITY. Let’s rally for shared positive values, like “United We Stand” , “Love thy neighbor”, “Americans All”, “Go Vote” or any message of inclusiveness, empowerment and HOPE! At 6:30pm, come together at the island in front of City Hall to rally peacefully and make a positive imprint on the community. Then at 7:30pm, after the demonstration, we’ll walk to 1981 Ramen Bar (129 Merrimack Street) to have some food and/or refreshing beverages, and get to know each other and discuss the events of the week! All are welcome! Bring a friend, neighbor, and/or a UMass student!

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Yes on 3 Canvass

Sunday, October 21st, 10am-3pm, The Center for Hope and Healing, 21 George St, Ste 400, Lowell

Come meet voters and spread the word about voting Yes on 3 to defend transgender equality in Massachusetts! It’s fun to meet voters and talk about protecting Massachusetts’s important nondiscrimination law. Wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather. Training takes place from 10-10:45am, and then we’ll head to a Lowell neighborhood to start talking to voters. We will conclude with a debrief at about 2:30pm, and finish by 3pm. Bring a friend!

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Protect Transgender Rights! Phonebank for Yes on 3

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

Join our weekly phonebank to help us speak to voters about the need to defend transgender protections this November and recruit supporters!

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Volunteer at the New Lowell Justice for Our Neighbors Clinic

Wednesdays:  November 14, December 12, January 9 and February 13

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is looking for volunteers for their new clinic in Lowell. They are in need of:
Clinic Coordinators:  Coordinate clinic operation
Intake Volunteer (2-3):  Complete confidential client paperwork at clinic
Hospitality (2-3):  Prepare and serve light supper  / refreshments for clinic
Child care (1-2):  Supervise (as needed) young-children during the clinic
Interpreters (2-3), as needed (Spanish, Portuguese, Other)
Additional volunteers will be needed to support ongoing fundraising, marketing and outreach.

If interested, contact



SAVE THE DATE: Solidarity Lowell October Meeting

Sunday, October 28th, 5:30pm, Christ Church United, 1 Bartlett St, Lowell

The monthly general meeting for members of Solidarity Lowell. This month we’ll feature a presentation on Question 1: both sides present their case. We’ll also vote to finalize our by-laws! Enter at the Bartlett Street entrance. Our meeting is in the chapel (come inside and take a left).

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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

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 and there is a session coming up on October 28th. You can also donate to the cause here: (please write “sanctuary” in the “special notes” part of the donation form).

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A Rapid Response Rally if Mueller OR ROSENSTEIN are 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 week, it became clear that he could fire Rosenstein as well. 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. If Mueller/Rosenstein are fired or forced out, this will trigger the protest. If they resign, it will not.

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Solidarity Rally with Local 26 Striking Marriott Hotel Workers

Saturday, October 20th, 2-4pm, Copley Square, Boston

Marriott is the largest and most profitable hotel chain in the world, but UNITE HERE Local 26 workers in Boston have had their contracts expire as they struggle to win basic job security, safer working conditions, and jobs that are enough to support their families. Although UNITE HERE workers provide the exemplary guest services that keep Marriott profitable, too many find that when you work at Marriott, one job is not enough. Workers are making a sacrifice to win jobs that are enough to live in the communities where they work and have the dignity of job security and workplace safety. Please help us make this a reality.

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Vote Early!

October 22nd-November 2

Early voting begins this Monday, October 22nd and ends on November 2nd in all cities and towns across the state. #VotingCantWait, so make your plan to vote today! In Lowell, hours are weekdays 10/22-11/2 during regular hours at City Hall, along with Saturday 10/27 at the Senior Center 8AM-4PM and 3PM-7PM at Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.

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Postcarding Party for YES on Question 2

Monday, October 22nd, 5-8:30pm, Littleton Library, Couper Room, 41 Shattuck St, Littleton

Let’s get big money out of politics and work towards the 28th amendment! Join us to write postcards to voters in favor of YES on Ballot Question 2.

For more information, email



USW Gasworkers Solidarity Lobby Day

Thursday, October 25th, 10:30am-noon, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston

1,250 skilled gasworkers have been locked out of their jobs at National Grid since June. This highly profitable corporation has cut workers off from their healthcare and wants to force families into economic insecurity in order to enhance their bargaining leverage. What National Grid is doing is wrong, and we can’t let it happen. Rally with community and labor organizations and workers across all sectors to ask legislators to hold National Grid accountable for safety violations, and end the lockout to protect public safety. Rally at 10:30, lobbying at 11.

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Comment on the Proposed Public Charge Rule

(use the form at the link below)

The Trump administration wants to slam the door on working-class immigrants by subjecting anyone who earns less than 250% of the federal poverty line ($62,750 for a family of 4) to intense scrutiny, and effectively excluding anyone below 125% of FPL ($31,375 for a family of 4). Immigrants applying for a green card or visa could be deemed to be a “public charge” – someone who depends on the government – and turned away if they earn below 250% of FPL and use any of a wide range of public programs for working families, or are deemed to be likely to use them in the future. This is an assault on America’s fundamental values, and we must fight back.

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