For the safety of our community, we are conducting our meetings online until conditions permit us to resume assembling in person.
Monday February 7
Senator Adam Hinds Democratic Candidate for
We welcome candidate for Lt. Governor, State Senator Adam Hinds
Join us as we welcome State Sen. Adam Hinds, Candidate for Lt. Gov!
Sen. Hinds represents parts of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, and is endorsed in his campaign for MA Lt. Gov. by our own State Sen Jo Comerford, Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, former Northampton Mayor Narkowicz among many others.
Join us to learn about Adam, and, even more importantly, to make sure he learns about us - our priorities, our concerns and our vision for MA.
And, of course, you'll also get to hear about what IN is doing to protect our democracy and elect more progressives as we head into the primaries - and how you can help!
And, NEW! We'll be opening up the zoom room at 6:50pm, for anyone who wants to come early to schmooze!
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NEWS & EVENTS
Soundbites of Success Presidents' Day Challenge! Preaching LOUD and PROUD to our choir!
Thanks to YOUR activism, we successfully ousted a corrupt authoritarian and elected President Joe Biden, who was inaugurated just about a year ago.
And while we’ve successfully begun to turn our ship of state towards those blue waters of justice (more federal judges appointed in a 1st year since Reagan, the most diverse Cabinet ever, the most money directed to infrastructure since the federal highway system was built, rejoining the Paris Accord, etc), the media and our opposition keep highlighting the buoys we missed, or how slowly we’re sailing, or the iceberg we still might hit…some sort of doom and gloom drama that will sell their papers or their ideology.
Or get us to feel so discouraged that we’ll stop our forward movement altogether and give up.
But we’re Activists! We know that the road to real, transformational change takes time and perseverance! So, let’s strengthen our spirits and deepen our resolve by reminding ourselves - and everyone else - of the successes we’ve already experienced because we elected Joe Biden as President!
And that is our Presidents’ Day Challenge to you! We’re looking for lots of soundbites to showcase our democratic successes, from national wins to small town wins, too. And to make sure these soundbites travel far and wide, let's package those successes so that they're creative and catchy, repeatable and tweetable, in any share-able medium.
Sing a jingle! Choreograph a victory dance! Design a meme or campaign slogan!
Successes never get the kind of attention showered on conflict - so let's get loud and proud over our wins!
Here's an example:
Soundbite: ‘Judges who look like us - justice for all of us.’
Explanation: Biden, in his first year, has appointed the highest number of federal judges since Reagan, and the most diverse cadre of federal judges ever
Complete this form to submit your Soundbite - all submissions need to be received by Presidents’ Day, Feb. 21st, and only one submission per person. The challenge will finish with a celebratory Zoom gala where we'll share our successes, creativity, and power! See the form for more details.
Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson
It's Black History Month and more than ever our country needs to discuss black history because it is American history.
RSVP to join in on February 9 from 7-8PM to discuss or just listen to the conversation led by Rev. Kevin Peterson on Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Rev. Peterson is the Founder of the New Democracy Coalition. All are welcome!
You can click here: to read a review of Long Time Coming or view an interview with the author.
See you on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7PM!
The Indivisible Mass Coalition Book Club Team
Activism Training Google Drive and Google Doc: What and Where
Activism Training - Google Drive and Google Doc: What and Where February 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12PM Host Contact Info: Shaw Yang - firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers at MAssachusetts Grassroots Information Center (MAGIC) want to help you get in gear for 2022. Save time, minimize confusion and simplify your activist life! What are Google Docs and Google Drive and how do you find your documents? How to Find Google Docs
It’s not hyperbole to say that our country is in a precarious moment. Will voting rights be significantly curtailed? Will election infrastructure be compromised and made partisan? Whose votes will count?
It will take all of our villages, all of our networks, to mobilize and reverse current anti-democratic efforts. But let’s appreciate our connections while we do, heck, let’s socialize and enjoy each other!
There are currently available addresses to voters in
WI, providing information about how to register to vote; and in
PA, reminding them of the benefits of the infrastructure bill sponsored and largely passed by Democrats.
Postcards will be provided free of charge. You provide the postage. Subsidies are available for postage (see form).
Line up your crew and complete the form here to get started! Materials can be picked up by one person for a group, or individually by each participant and are typically available within 2-3 days of request. You will receive an email when your packets are ready. Contact Marta, email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!!
Register Women Voters in Texas
WRITE POSTCARDS to REGISTER WOMEN in TX
with a PRO-CHOICE MESSAGE
We know about the Texas ban on nearly all abortions, but did you know that TX has 2 million unregistered voters? The best way to restore abortion rights in TX and to win the midterms nationally is to elect more Democrats! Field Team 6 (FT6) has the perfect postcard campaign for that.
Indivisible Northampton is collaborating with the Feminist Activists of MA Team to distribute these postcards and addresses to volunteers in all corners of MA.
FT6’s mission is to register Democrats and they’ve already helped register over 3 million new voters in key states and districts. Their campaigns target citizens who, based on data metrics, appear likely to be left-leaning. They use bold, motivating, issue-based messaging with a QR code and link to make registration easy.
Packets with postcards/addresses/directions and optional stamps will be available to pick up in Florence Each pack of 25 postcards is free without stamps; or $10 with postcard stamps included. Subsidies available. Pick up date will be sent to you by email in the very near future. For further information and to sign up use this form.
Ever onward, undeterred!!
Here’s the script to be written on each postcard (46 words): Democrats believe in a woman’s right to choose. But Texas Republicans have taken away that constitutional right *even in cases of rape or incest*. To restore women’s healthcare freedom, use the QR code above or go to voterizer.org to register to vote, then vote for Democrats!
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