Solidarity Lowell Events and Actions

Meet with Sen. Kennedy about the Progressive MA Agenda

Tuesday, May 28th, 5:30pm, Coffee and Cotton, Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St, 4th Floor, Lowell

Join us in convincing Senator Ed Kennedy to co-sponsor the bills in the Progressive Massachusetts agenda, including the Fair Share Amendment, the Promise Act, Debt-Free College, Affordable Child Care, Medicare for All, the Safe Communities Act, the HOMES Act, and more!

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Help Staff the Solidarity Lowell Table at Pride

Saturday, June 1st, 11am-5pm, Downtown Lowell

We’re looking for folks to join us in representing Solidarity Lowell at Lowell Pride! March with us in the parade, help set up, staff the table, and/or help pack up after the event. Use the form at the link below to let us know what you’re able to help with!

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Help Staff the Solidarity Lowell Table at Acrefest

Saturday, June 8th, 11am-4pm, North Common Amphitheater, 431 Fletcher St, Lowell

We’re looking for folks to join us in representing Solidarity Lowell at AcreFest! Help set up, staff the table, and/or help pack up after the event. Use the form at the link below to let us know what you’re able to help with!

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Immigrant Rights Committee and Potluck Event Planning Meeting

Monday, June 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm, Eliot Presbyterian Church, 273 Summer St, Lowell

We’ll be planning the Cultural Exchange Potluck event in conjunction with Welcoming Week Lowell 2019, and strategizing about networking with other immigrant communities.

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Join the Affordable Housing Subcommittee

As a result of our recent Strengthening Our Cities workshop series and activities at meetings, Solidarity Lowell is creating a subcommittee that will focus on the topic of affordable housing. If you are interested in joining, sign up using the form below.

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Join the Elections Subcommittee

The time has come to get our endorsements survey ready for the Lowell City Council and School Committee elections this fall. We’re looking for folks who are interested in helping put together the survey, get it out to those running for office, and compile the results for our members.

If you’re interested, please email

Solidarity Lowell Meeting Day/Time Survey

Our group has been meeting at 5:30pm on Sundays for quite some time, and we want to make sure that this is still the best day/time for our members. Please take this quick, one-question survey to let us know what days/times work best for you!

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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 at The Java Room! We will be writing postcards for upcoming municipal 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

Thursday Postcarding

Every Thursday, 9-11am, Panera Bread, 2 Cornerstone Square, Westford

Join your postcarding friends from Indivisible Westford Progressive Massachusetts and Solidarity Lowell to write issue-based postcards to our reps and write directly to voters for an upcoming election! Join us every Thursday!

For more information, contact Hope at


Help Marius Cover His Lawyer’s Fees and Stay in the Country

Marius is a Togolese asylum-seeker, who has recently moved to Lowell to fight for asylum in the Boston federal immigration courts. Marius comes from a family of political dissidents fighting for greater democracy, and was forced to flee his country after his parents were murdered by the government. He has been threatened everywhere he’s tried to rebuild his life, and last year decided to journey across South and North America to seek asylum in the United States. But Marius cannot do it alone. The Merrimack Valley Interfaith Sanctuary Network is providing housing for him, but he also needs funds for legal, medical and living expenses. We need to raise $500/month for his living expenses, plus at least $2000 in lawyer’s fees so any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated.

Donate here: (please write “asylum” in the “special notes” part of the donation form).

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Help with Sanctuary

Assisting our immigrant community is one of the most important things you can possibly do. Solidarity Lowell is part of the Merrimack Valley Interfaith Sanctuary Network, which helps provide a place to stay for immigrants at immediate risk of deportation. If you are interested in helping out with local sanctuary efforts, either with accompaniment, food, laundry, or otherwise, please email Solidarity Lowell’s Volunteer Coordinator at Training is provided. You can also donate to the cause here: (please write “asylum” in the “special notes” part of the donation form). Also, since the sanctuary space was empty for so long, the MVISN decided to open it up to asylum-seekers, and we have a guest there currently. If you’d like to help with his living expenses, please donate here:

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Local Events and Actions

Lowell Naturalization Ceremony: Help Register New Citizens

Wednesday, May 29th, 9:30am-1:30pm, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E Merrimack St. Lowell

Come join the League of Women Voters and friends, and help up to 1000 new American citizens register to vote. It’s a very rewarding experience!

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Lowell’s 16th Annual Refugee and Immigrant Conference

Thursday, May 30th, 8:30am-3pm, Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearny Square, Lowell

This year’s theme is “Global Trends and Local Integration”. The keynote speaker is Saida Abdi, LICSW, MSW., M.A., the Director of Community Relations at the Boston Children’s Hospital Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center.

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State- and National-Level Events and Actions

ICE Detainee Vigil

Sunday, May 26th, 2-3pm, South Bay Correctional Facility, 20 Bradston St, Boston

Stand in solidarity with those detained by ICE!

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Support Cambodian Democracy

Senator Elizabeth Warren: 617-565-3170
Senator Edward Markey: 617-565-8519
Representative Lori Trahan: 978-459-0101

Sample Script: “Hello, I’m [Name] from [Address] and Solidarity Lowell. Please support HR1376/S.34, the Cambodia Trade Act, and HR.526, the Cambodia Democracy Act. Cambodia is not running its country fairly, human rights are being violated, and these bills are important steps in the right direction. Thank you!”

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Lobby Day for the ROE Act

Thursday, May 30th, 11:30am-2pm, Massachusetts State House, Room 222, 24 Beacon St, Boston

Lobby Legislators in person about the ROE Act because we have a critical opportunity to expand and protect abortion access in MA NOW!

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Stand for Reproductive Justice

Please contact your state representative and state senator (find yours here
House Speaker Robert DeLeo: 617-722-2500

Rep. Thomas Golden 617-722-2263
Rep. David Nangle 617-722-2520
Rep. Rady Mom 617-722-2460 ←-thank him for co-sponsoring!
Rep. Colleen Garry 617-722-2380
Rep. Tram Nguyen 617-722-2425 ←– thank her for co-sponsoring!

Sen. Edward Kennedy 617-722-1630
Sen. Michael Barrett 617-722-1572
Sen. Barry Finegold 617-722-1612
Sen. Jamie Eldridge 617-722-1120 ←-thank him for co-sponsoring!

Sample Script: “Hi, I’m [Name] from [Address] and Solidarity Lowell asking you to immediately co-sponsor the Roe Act. Please stand up for reproductive justice and the rights and autonomy of those needing abortions. Thank you!”

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Free COSECHA Members Nelson and Heiner

On May 13th, 2019, ICE detained two much loved and active community members, Nelson Lopez and Heiner Nolasco, after a routine traffic stop. Nelson is a new father to a two week old baby – his sister is currently helping to care for his newborn. It is critical that ICE releases Heiner and Nelson and allows them to reunite with their families who depend on and love them.

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Coffee and Convincing Rep. Golden About Ranked Choice Voting

Wednesday, May 29th, 2:30pm, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston

There is no better way to show elected officials that this matters to their constituents than to have constituents say so in their own words. Come talk about why RCV is a priority for you.

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Can’t make the meeting? Call him! Rep. Thomas Golden 617-722-2263

Sample Script: “Hi, I’m [Name] from [Address] and Solidarity Lowell. Ranked Choice Voting is an upgrade to the way we vote where voters get to rank the candidates in their order of preference instead of just picking one. This means that voters can vote their conscience without fear of wasting their vote and spoiling the election for more established candidates. Communities that use Ranked Choice Voting have seen many benefits such as higher voter turnout and satisfaction along with less negative campaigning — two huge issues in elections today. We need legislators like you who care about their constituents’ interests to support our movement. I hope you will support this improvement to our electoral system and democracy. Thank you!”

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