Volume I, Issue 5 The Newsletter of Minuteman Indivisible Lexington April 6, 2017
Muster (verb) – assemble, especially for inspection or preparation for battle
Welcome to Minuteman Muster, the weekly e-newsletter of Minuteman Indivisible Lexington. Here you will find actions you can do that take as little as a few minutes, upcoming events and links to articles of interest and more...
Minuteman Indivisible is marching in the Patriots Day Parade!
We have our banner and our spot reserved in the parade. Come march with us as we proudly demonstrate our dedication to preserving the pillars of our democracy. We will gather at the East Lexington Fire Station at 1:15 pm. From there we march down Mass. Ave past the Battle Green. If you plan to join us please sign up here.
Minuteman Indivisible "Show Your Taxes" Tax Day Rally Tuesday April 18th, 4-6PM. Fletcher Park
We will have all just submitted our tax forms, now it seems only right that Trump present his returns to the taxpayers, demonstrating he is free from foreign financial influence. We demand tax financial transparency.
Bring your sign! Don't have one? Come to our sign making workshop next Monday and have a great time making one! Sign up here to let us know you'll be there.
Jay Kaufman Open House Featuring Senator Ed Markey
Thursday April 13, 2017 6:30PM-8:00PM at Lexington High School
Representative Jay Kaufman's public policy forum, "OPEN HOUSE," will host US Senator Ed Markey to discuss the state of the tumultuous political scene in "A Conversation with Massachusetts US Senator Ed Markey". The forum will take its shape largely from audience questions. Questions can also be submitted in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeting @repjaykaufman.
UPCOMING MI MEETINGS
Elections Team Meeting
Thursday, April 6,
5 Castle Road, Lexington
Update on special elections (good news to report!) and strategy planning, followed by optional phone banking for James Thompson. More information will be posted on Facebook and will be sent via email to Elections Team members.
Sign Making Workshop
Monday, April 10,
Lexington Community Center Arts/Crafts Room, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington Come make a sign for the Tax Day Rally -- materials and great company provided!
All Member Meeting
Wednesday April 12th,
Cary Memorial Library, Large Classroom
Come hear what all the teams have been working on and what we've been working on with other area Indivisible groups. Come get inspired, join a team, and bring friend!
All are welcome.
JOIN A TEAM
If you haven't had had a chance to sign up for a team and would like to get involved, just fill out this form:
(Actions you can do while enjoying your morning cup!)
Demand a Russian Interference Special Prosecutor!
Our attorney general may have committed perjury and a foreign government may have interfered in our democracy. The American people need answers about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign – and what role Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have played. Only an independent special prosecutor can ensure a full investigation free of partisan politics and conflicts of interest, the kind of investigation the American people deserve. In America, no one is above the law, no matter their political connections. Demand that Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference and any role by the Trump campaign.
"Contact Us" Form: https://www.justice.gov/contact-us
Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Support the Resolution to Demand the Release of Trump's Tax Returns
Help Elect James Thompson to the KS 4th (house seat vacated by Mike Pompeo)
Let's build an army of strong progressives to the Trump regime in the house. The first of the special elections for house seats vacated by Trump's appointees will be the KS 4th race, held April 11th. Donate a half hour to phone banking for James Thompson any day from 11 AM to 9:30 PM. For more information on the calling, click here. For more color on the race, click here. Please note we are holding a phone banking session this Thursday from 7-9PM (See MI meetings.)
No time to phone bank? Send him some $.
His website: http://www.votejamesthompson.com
Minuteman Indivisible Tax Day Rally -- It's Confirmed! Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fletcher Park, (Farmers Market location),
Corner of Mass. Ave and Woburn St. in Lexington
Minuteman Lexington rallies support for tax transparency in our president.
Reception support of Congresswoman Annie Kuster, NH 2nd Congressional District Thursday, April 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 325 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA
Host: $500+ | Sponsor: $250 | Supporter: $100 | Friend: $50 | Ticket: $25
To RSVP, please contact Meg Scribner at email@example.com or (603) 225-3327
March for Science Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM Boston Common
The March for Science champions publicly-funded and publicly-communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, non-partisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. This group is inclusive of all individuals and types of science! To register and for information, click here.
People's Climate March Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 pm Washington, DC
Or, Boston Sister March:
Boston Common, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133
The Climate March in Washington DC is promising to be huge! A "sister" march in Boston is now planned on the Boston Common. For those that would like to march in Washington, there are buses available leaving from Alewife and other stops, leaving late Friday night April 28, going straight to the march, and then returning Saturday night to arrive back in the Boston area early Sunday Morning. Bus tickets are $110+ fee, sponsor tickets are $130.
Click here for more information about the march. For Bus Information click here.
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We the people of Minuteman Indivisible unite to uphold the rights and dignity of all people. Our mission is to exercise and defend our Constitutional rights and democratic institutions. Our principles are informed by our humanitarian values and respect for well-established scientific knowledge and governance expertise.