SCA Event RSVPs (Calendar)

10/19: Western MA Phone banking for Salem!

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps

Learn about the SCA, the ballot referendum in Salem, and how you can help!


10/21: Boston-to-Salem Canvassing Convoy

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 17 rsvps
North Station in Boston, MA

Hello all! Cbridge Builders - a Cambridge-based Indivisible Chapter - will be leading a field trip up north to Salem to canvass for Yes on 1 on October 21, 2017, a key initiative in our work to pass the statewide Safe Communities Act.

None of us have cars, so we are planning on taking the MBTA (9:30 AM departure; train tix here!) - if you have cars, let us know!

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10/21: Needham to Salem for Immigrant Rights! (Safe Comms. Act, Yes on 1)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Carpool Meetup: Hersey Upper Lot

Needham Knocks Doors for Salem Yes on 1 -- in solidarity with immigrants and the Safe Communities Act

(read here to learn more about why Salem is an important priority for fighting the aggressive Trump deportation dragnet)

RSVP that you can Canvass -- and then fill out the Carpool form to let me know if you can drive or want a ride! 

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10/21: Safe Communities: ALLIES Canvass for Immigrants' Rights in Salem (Yes on 1)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 28 rsvps
Salem Teacher's Union in Salem, MA

Think Trump: Act Locally: In MA that means following the example of states as different as Calif and Illinois, and passing the Safe Communities Act. In a dem-controlled Legislature, that ought to be easy, but trust us, it's not. 

Especially with Trump whipping up outrageous and frightening xenophobia and enacting aggressive and oppressive deportation machine -- Legislators are scared. But this is exactly when we need political courage and real policy solutions like the Safe Communities Act. 

Salem has emerged as one of the front lines in this battle. 

State lawmakers are watching the result of Salem's Nov. 7 ballot question that asks: Should Salem remain a welcoming city--commit to anti-xenophobia and keeping local resources local?

Lawmakers are already nervous about passing SCA and if Salem's ballot measure goes down, they will run away from support for SCA. It is CRUCIAL that this ballot measure passes in Salem.

We need EVERYBODY's help. THIS IS WHERE AND HOW WE FIGHT TRUMP. Your efforts go a long, long way in local races. And the effect can have national implications. 

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Just like we go to other states and make calls out of state, we must do the same WITHIN MA, because we have so much work to do right here. Work that will protect and improve real people's lives. Let's do this, MA! 

RSVP below and we will coordinate with Salem organizers and endorsing organizations (some of which are listed above) for our Allies Meet Up and after-canvass social! (And help get out the word!)

CAN'T MAKE THIS DATE? Get some friends together and make your own carpool-to-canvass! Go to: progressivemass.com/sca-salemsignup to coordinate with local organizers on other dates


Immigration Detainers and Why We Need the Safe Communities Act

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 24 rsvps
Needham Public Library in Needham, MA

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A Human Rights Series Event: Progressive Needham, The League of Women Voters and the Immigration Task Force are sponsoring a series of educational events.

The second in the series focuses on Immigration Policy: How the immigration and deportation systems work, how these policies and activities affect communities and what can be done to improve the systems.


Safe Communities: 10/24 (TUE) Grassroots Conference Call

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 07:55 PM
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SCA Conf Call 

OCT 24 TUE -- SAFE COMMUNITIES CALL: our on-going grassroots organizers' call for Safe Communities! Updates from the SAFE COMMUNITIES campaign, briefs from grassroots teams, discuss and brainstorm. Connect with organizers from across the state--get updates, share ideas, best practices, ask questions. 

IF YOU ARE RESISTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY -- please join us on the call and in our work together!

Send a representative for your group, and let's get to work! 

CAN'T BE ON THE CALL, but want to be on the next one? Please sign up here: progressivemass.com/sca-outreach#organizer

Resources for organizers (handouts for gatherings, more) at progressivemass.com/sca

PLEASE CALL IN AT 7:55 SO WE CAN START THE AGENDA PROMPTLY AT 8PM
>> AGENDA AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS WILL BE FORWARDED TO REGISTERED CALLERS BEFORE THE EVENT. Check email!


South Shore Action October Meeting: Forum on Immigration Issues

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Hingham Public Library in Hingham, MA

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South Shore Action, an Indivisible group, will hold its monthly meeting on October 30, with a Forum on Immigration Issues, including the Safe Communities Act.

Start: 6:30pm, 
End: 8:45pm

Presentation and Q&A about the SCA will begin at approx. 7:45pm.

We're working to get SCA organizers to speak to our members about the bill, its current status in the MA Legislature, and the context of the statewide effort to pass the SCA.

Christine will then describe the political realities in our district, and what actions South Shore residents can take to support SCA passage, including:

  • Calls to State Reps and Senators
  • Postcards to take home to send to State Reps and Senators

  • Joining Progressive Massachusetts' “Rapid Response” team of caller and social media posters to mobilize around the bill.


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