Cambridge-Somerville for Change kicked off the year by hosting their first Community Meeting since voting to become a chapter of Progressive Massachusetts. Nearly 30 activists turned out ready to get working on the Raise Up MA campaign, election reform, and electoral forums.
And we got right to work!
Activists gathered to make calls to the legislator before watching the State of the Commonwealth and State of the Union. We got over 100 calls in to the Statehouse before the end of the night, sending a clear message that we want to raise the minimum wage, but without cutting unemployment insurance! This event got national press coverage from an AP report about the progressive response to President Obama’s speech.
And our Cambridge and Somerville activists have been having meeting with their Representatives and Senators over the past few weeks, encouraging them to continue their progressive politics in the Statehouse.
And the Cambridge City Council passed a Policy Order Resolution calling upon the Massachusetts
Legislature to adopt an increase in the minimum wage to $11 per hour without any corresponding cuts to unemployment insurance.
Our next CSFC Community Meeting is February 18th at 7:00pm.