We initially heard updates from members who attended various local events in and around Boston.
- Massachusetts State Senate listening tour
- Our Revolution Massachusetts organizational meeting in Worcester
Indivisible Guide Discussion
Our goals in discussing the Indivisible Guide were to think practically about how we can most effectively engage with our local legislators. One of the take-aways from this useful resource is that showing up in-person is the most powerful way to make your voice heard as a constituent. We therefore agreed that the most effective way for us to participate in MA –– and one that takes advantage of the fact that we are a group –– is to provide a good number of warm bodies on the ground at town hall meetings, rallies and other similar events.
To this end, we compiled a list of established organizations that are actively involved in advocating at the state level on issues that we care about (e.g. education, environmental protection). These organizations have the know-how and infrastructure to keep track of legislative events. We therefore assigned members of the group to keep up-to-date on their initiatives as a way to funnel this information to the group so that we can lend support where it would be helpful.
Organizations we are following include:
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- local Indivisible groups
- Brand New Congress