Dear Greylock Together,
Join us for a Rally for Voting Rights on Saturday, July 24, 1-2 pm at Park Square in Pittsfield!
17 states have enacted 28 new laws to suppress the vote just this year, and a few weeks ago the Supreme Court eroded Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by upholding racist voter suppression policies in Arizona. To stop the tidal wave of voter suppression, we need the Senate to take immediate action to eliminate the filibuster and Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Join us to stand in solidarity with groups and individuals across the country as we send this message loud and clear!
The rally is organized by Left Field, in partnership with Greylock Together, Indivisible Pittsfield, the Berkshire Brigades, the Berkshire Democratic Socialists of America, the Berkshire Women's Action Group, Sheffield Democrats, and the Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee, and others. Confirmed speakers include State Senator Adam Hinds, and NAACP Berkshires Chapter President, Dennis Powell.
Bring family/friends/signs if you can-no sticks (or make them there), and practice appropriate safety measures.
In the meantime, we’re hosting an informal get-together this Wednesday, July 21, 7-9 pm at Ramuntos/ The Log in Williamstown to write postcards to senators in key states in support of the For The People Act. All materials provided, friends/family welcome. RSVP on Facebook or by replying to this email. This will be fun-our first in person gathering!!! Let's reach our goal of sending 1000 postcards!
You can ALSO help by joining Common Cause in our phonebanks to voters in targeted states in support of the For The People Act (S1), with times available almost every weekday. Training is always provided, so everyone is welcome!
Here's the link to sign up: Phonebanks for S1
Thank you to our friends at Rise Up Western Massachusetts, a member of the R2D2 (Western Mass. Rapid Responders Defending Democracy) coalition of western MA progressive groups, for creating these awesome images to use on social media outreach! Feel free to share on your own pages!
Check out more news from this week at Muckraker Farm.
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Resist and persist!
Wendy and Sarah