Housing Crisis for Newly Arrived Immigrants- What Can We do?

Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm, by zoom or in person at the Congregational Church of Harvard, 5 Still River Rd, Harvard, MA SPONSORED BY Senator Jamie Eldridge On August 8th Gov. Maura Healey declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts due to the severe lack of available shelters amid the “rapidly rising numbers of migrantContinue reading “Housing Crisis for Newly Arrived Immigrants- What Can We do?”

Strategy for Saving Democracy

David Pepper’s Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American David Pepper, former Democratic Party Chairman of Ohio, has followed his exposé of the Republican state legislature strategy in Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines with his new book:   Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American.  The new bookContinue reading “Strategy for Saving Democracy”

Practicing David Pepper’s Saving Democracy Conversations

This summer I spent visiting with old friends and traveling to Tennessee to meet new activists.  I was reading David Peppers’ new book, Saving Democracy, and thinking about how to strengthen our activism for the upcoming elections.  I met new activists in Nashville, preparing for the special legislative session called by the Gov. Lee.  ThereContinue reading “Practicing David Pepper’s Saving Democracy Conversations”

Doing the Work 

Last week, I was explaining to a family member that I was going to Indigenous Lobby Day.  They weren’t impressed, and it got me thinking about why it is important to support the members of our broad Democratic coalition. This is the hard work in between glitzy yes/no elections. A common and recurring complaint aboutContinue reading “Doing the Work “

Support GenZ Climate Activists

Indivisible Acton Area and IndivisibleLAB were excited to co-host our April 2023 Take Action Forum where we met GenZ climate activists.  Sara Karp and Eben Bein gave a great presentation on Our Climate, which is part of the Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition (MYCC).  Sara Karp (she/her) is a Massachusetts Fellow who is currently a sophomoreContinue reading “Support GenZ Climate Activists”

Empower Youth through Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

In today’s world, equipping young people with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate their sexual health is paramount. That’s where the Massachusetts Healthy Youth Act comes into play. First introduced in 2011, this visionary piece of legislation seeks to implement comprehensive sexual health education in schools, ensuring our youth have access to accurateContinue reading “Empower Youth through Comprehensive Sexual Health Education”

Connecting with Gen Z and Millennial Voters

The 2022 midterms showed an impressive turnout of Gen Z and Millennial voters- for our purposes, any voter under age 40.  Pundits call this the “youth” vote, which annoys the heck out of them.  So our first order of business is to call them by their names: Gen Z and Millennials! They are Democratic voters. Continue reading “Connecting with Gen Z and Millennial Voters”

Thrive Act Letter

The Thrive Act (H.495/S.246), filed by State Representatives Jim Hawkins and Sam Montaño, and State Senators Jo Comerford, Liz Miranda, and Adam Gomez, offers an alternative vision. It replaces the failed receivership model with comprehensive support and improvement plans that address root causes with a whole child approach and clear accountability and benchmarks. And while MCAS would still beContinue reading “Thrive Act Letter”

Movement Labs Social Media Team

Orientation: Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:30 PM Ready to start using Social Media – to do GREAT things? Join our rapidly growing team of people who are working to Learn at your own pace. Take action on your own schedule. Most teammate actions take less than five minutes to complete. Get started with the team byContinue reading “Movement Labs Social Media Team”

Abortion Rights Actions You Can Take to Make A Difference

News from IMC’s Feminist Action Team For an overview of recent developments on this front and suggested actions, read this blog by team member Anita Saville of Concord Indivisible. Battle over Medication Abortion Heats UpAs a followup to Walgreen’s confusing announcements about where it will dispense Mifepristone for medication abortions, Gov. Healey has joined multiple Democratic governorsContinue reading “Abortion Rights Actions You Can Take to Make A Difference”