Lowell Emergency Housing Coalition Flyer for June 2nd meeting, 2024

Solidarity Lowell Events and Actions

Emergency Housing Coalition Meeting

Sunday, June 2, 2pm
WISH Hub, UMass Lowell, 150 Wilder St

Join us in this coalition effort from LLAMA, Merrimack Valley Project, Sacred Sun Project, and Solidarity Lowell.

Continuing the work of advocating for humane treatment of our unhoused neighbors and for affordable housing. If you have questions about the agenda or past meetings, please contact Felix Brown at felixfab62 @

Mill City Messaging

Thursday, June 13, 6-8pm
Location: Lala Books, 189 Market St

Join us at our next postcarding event, hosted by our friends at Lala Books. Come join fellow activists, as we write postcards in support of progressive causes. Bring your own refreshments, favorite pen, and good conversation!

Note: If you are able, a suggested donation of $15 to go towards supplies is appreciated, but not mandatory.

For questions or to RSVP, please email so we can be sure to have enough materials on hand.

Next Solidarity Lowell Meeting

Sunday June 23 5:30-7pm
Format: Hybrid
Topic/speaker: TBD

Lowell Events & Actions

Next City Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30pm, at City Hall and online.
Meetings are held biweekly during the summer Tuesdays at 6:30pm with public welcome. Occasionally meetings are canceled due to holiday weekends. Attend in person or by using remote participation as follows: Members of the public may view the meeting via LTC.Org (Online; Live Streaming; Or Municipal Cable Channel 6).

To speak, you must register by 4pm the day of the meeting. Those wishing to speak regarding a specific agenda item must register to speak in advance of the meeting by sending an email to the City Clerk indicating the agenda item and a phone number to call so that you may be issued a Zoom link to the meeting if you wish to speak remotely. Email Address is MGEARY@LOWELLMA.GOV. If you have no access to email you may contact the City Clerk at 978-674-4161.

See agenda for details:

Nothing of interest to us.


6.1.Motion Responses
A) Motion Response – Syringe Exchange

I) Motion Response – Commercial To Residential Conversion

How to contact your City Councilors

Lowell Alliance’s Deep Canvassing Training

Thursday, May 30, evening

Lowell Alliance will be organizing canvassing around the topic of affordable housing. If you are committed to organizing/canvassing with them on affordable housing, please contact Nancy Coan (ncoan @ or Liz Anusauskas (eanusauskas @ to find out more and see if you might be a candidate for training. Space is limited; serious, committed candidates only please.

Hunger And Homeless Commission Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 12-1:30pm
Mark your calendar and watch for link

Meetings are open to the public.

Support for our unhoused neighbors

Ongoing opportunities to help various organizations that are assisting Lowell’s unhoused population may be found on our website at:

Any new opportunities will be posted there as well.

Ongoing Opportunities From Activist Groups in Our Area

Swing Blue Alliance

Turn Purple 2 Blue

Touchbase Tuesdays (weekly)
Tuesday, May 28, 1-2pm
Sponsor: Indivisible Acton Area

Join Indivisible Acton Area weekly for conversation about local, state, and national current events. Let’s get together to update/review/share/plan news and actions people can take to win in 2024. Some of the brainstorming ideas discussed here turn into take action activities for the Indivisible Acton Area.

Postcards for Democracy (weekly)
Thursday, May 30, 9-11am
Kimball Farm Country Store, 400 Littleton Road, Westford (upstairs)
Sponsor: Indivisible Westford
$15 per packet

Join fellow activists every Thursday to write postcards over coffee and conversations.
Postcard campaigns for races for Senate & House, as well as some simple Get Out the Vote projects for Ohio and Arizona Native Americans.

Pen Power at KJ’s Caffe (weekly)
Saturday, June 1, 9:30-11am
KJs Caffe next to Trader Joe’s, Acton
$15 per packet of 25 postcards

Join fellow activists every Saturday to write postcards over coffee and conversations. Postcard campaigns for races for Senate & House, as well as some simple Get Out the Vote projects for Ohio and Arizona Native Americans.
Text for Democracy (weekly)
Monday, June 3, 12:30-1:30pm
Sponsor: Swing Blue Alliance

Working in conjunction with Field Team 6, we will text unregistered likely Democrats in key swing states to help them register to vote. (If you’re unfamiliar with FT6, they have an amazing success rate for registering voters.) We will use a method developed by FT6 that is free and flexible. It’s called BYOP, which stands for Bring Your Own Phone, even though you will use your computer and not your phone. You will have to install some basic software, but it’s not hard, and once you have installed the prerequisites, it’s as easy as hitting one button.

In addition, you will be able to send texts whenever it’s convenient for you, as long as it’s between 9AM and 9 PM in the location you are texting.

Other Events

People’s Action Deep Canvassing training

Introduction to Deep Canvassing: The Proven Method to Change Hearts and Minds
Tuesday, May 28, 6pm

State Level Actions

Pass the Massachusetts Data Privacy Act

This week, we learned that the Location Shield Act provisions have been incorporated into an omnibus package called the Massachusetts Data Privacy Act (see for more information), which was passed favorably out of committee. Among other measures, the package would stop the sale of cellphone location data (which endangers people seeking abortion) as well as the use of sensitive, personal data for targeted advertising (such as that used by crisis pregnancy centers). Contact your legislators to pass the Massachusetts Data Privacy Act this session! You can do so at
h/t Indivisible Mass Coalition

To Contact the Governor

Governor’s Office of Constituent Services (617) 725-4005
Call between 9am and 5pm and leave a message.

Or email the governor, using this form:

Our State Legislators’ Info

Activism tip: put your legislators in your phone. You’ll be able to easily find them to contact as needed.

Speaker Ronald Mariano | 617-722-2500 | Rm 356
Senate President Karen Spilka | 617-722-1500 | Rm 332
Rep. Rodney Elliott | 617-722-2000 x7313 | Rm B1
Rep. Vanna Howard | 617-722-2060 | Rm 33
Local office: 25 Central Street, ground floor, Lowell
Rep. Rady Mom | 617-722-2637 | Rm 544
Rep. Colleen Garry | 617-722-2380 | Rm 238
Senator Edward Kennedy | 617-722-1630 | Rm 109-E
Senator Michael Barrett | 617-722-1572 | Rm 109-D
Senator Jamie Eldridge | 617-722-1120 | Rm 511-C
Senator Barry Finegold | 617-722-1612 | Rm 511A
(… or find yours here:

Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133

Please join Solidarity Lowell in standing with our Cambodian neighbors

Many Cambodian Americans have been advocating for legislation to promote democracy and ensure human rights in Cambodia. The bills, H.R.4659 (co-sponsored by Rep. Lori Trahan) and S.2331 (sponsored by Senator Markey) , Cambodia Democracy, and Human Rights Act of 2023, “A bill to promote free and fair elections, democracy, political freedoms, and human rights in Cambodia, and for other purposes.” have been stalled in Congress.  The success of the bills will signal to the dictatorial Hun family that authoritarian control, brutal suppression of his people, and the abuse of human rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia will not be ignored by the United States.

Sign this petition urging Congress to pass the bills:

Our Federal Legislators’ Info

Activism tip: put your legislators in your phone. You’ll be able to easily find them to contact as needed. Shy? Call after 5 and leave a message. They work for you and you have a right to tell them what you think!

Senator Elizabeth Warren
309 Hart Senate Office Building | Washington, DC 20510 | 202-224-4543
2400 JFK Federal Building | 15 New Sudbury Street | Boston, MA 02203 | 617-565-3170

Senator Edward Markey
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building | Washington, DC 20510 | 202-224-2742
975 JFK Federal Building | 15 New Sudbury St | Boston, MA 02203 | 617-565-8519

Representative Lori Trahan
2439 Rayburn HOB | Washington, DC 20515 | 202-225-3411
126 John Street | Lowell, MA 01852 | 978-459-0101

Representative Seth Moulton
202-225-8020 | 978-531-1669