What you need to know to rise up, resist, and be the change.
Minuteman Muster October 1, 2018
It's been a week like no other.
Taking back our democracy, vote by vote, at the polls this November is crucial.
Read on, and marvel at just how many chances you have this week to make a difference. Then get out there and make it happen!
Check out the MI Calendar on our website
for the full line-up of events and opportunities
in the coming weeks.
Tell Jeff Flake to Reject Kavanaugh
Rally TODAY at 10:00 am at Boston City Hall Plaza
Rally with advocates and elected officials on Boston City Hall Plaza outside an event featuring U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, a key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who voted to move Kavanaugh’s nomination forward. We'll be calling on Senator Flake and all Senators to reject Kavanaugh’s nomination, and make clear that a vote to confirm Kavanaugh is a vote to betray women and sexual assault survivors.
Have you figured out how to add activism
to your weekly schedule?
We're here to help!
WEEKLY MI ACTION ZOOM CALL
Sundays from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m
Instructions for how to join the call
can be found in the description of the weekly event
on our MI Calendar.
Join us every Sunday evening to propose an action for the week or to connect to a "Champion" who will host and facilitate an action event. All actions will be publicized in the Muster every week, as well as on our website calendar.
Your Morning Coffee Action This Week...
Send an old-school thank you card to Dr. Blasey Ford. It would be amazing if the post office had to truck them all into the university. It's been suggested we send a postcard instead of sealed mail for security reasons.
Have you conquered your fear of the phone? Maybe you've found the fun in connecting with others over issues and candidates that inspire you? Put your phonebanking skills to work this week:
Tuesday, Oct 2:Yes On 3 Phonebank at First Parish in Lexington, 6:00-9:00 pm. RSVP here.
Wedensday, Oct 3:MA Coordinated Campaign Phonebank with Lexington Town Dems at Monroe Center for the Arts, Room 104, 6:30-9:00 pm. Learn more here.
Thursday, Oct 4: Flip the House with Minuteman Indivisible at Monroe Center for the Arts, 6:30 -8:30 pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Note the different location this week!)
Remember to bring your laptop/tablet, phone, headphones/earbuds, and charging cord.
The ABC's of Ballot Questions 1,2,3, Tuesday, Oct 2, 6:45 pm, Arlington
Still have questions about Questions 1,2, and 3 on the MA ballot this November? We are proud to be co-sponsoring this forum at Robbins Library in Arlington featuring presentations on the three questions on the Massachusetts ballot. Organized by the Arlington Democratic Town Committee, the event is free and open to the public. See this link for details.
Defending Transgender Rights Forum, Wednesday, Oct 3, 7:30 pm, Temple Isaiah, Lexington
Sponsored by LexPride, Temple Isaiah, and Temple Emunah, this forum is free and open to the public. Speakers include Rabbi Perlman and Mason Dunn, Executive Director of Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition & Co-Chair of YesOn3 campaign. RSVPs are appreciated.
MI Activism Event: Postcarding Party, Thursday, Oct 4, 1:00-2:30 pm, Lexington
Luncheon for Nancy Soderberg for FL-06, Friday, Oct 5, 12:30 pm, Boston
Nancy is an experienced leader and a lifelong public servant running for Congress to fight for Florida families. Ambassador Soderberg has served in the United States Senate, the White House, and at the United Nations. In the White House, she was the first female Deputy National Security Advisor, and as an Ambassador to the United Nations, she was instrumental in bringing peace to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Canvas with Katherine Clark for Jared Golden in ME-02, Saturday, Oct 13
WHO: Congresswoman Katherine Clark and fellow Massachusetts volunteers
WHAT: Help turn Maine's 2nd Congressional District blue by knocking doors for Democratic nominee Jared Golden
WHEN: Saturday, October 13th at 10:00am
WHERE: Lewiston Field Office, 124 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
The authors visited small cities and towns across the entire country to learn more about what is really happening in places that big media outlets usually ignore. Although our national politics is often characterized by deep divisions and lack of faith in the ability of government to solve problems, at the local level they found numerous examples of people working together to create livable communities that provide good opportunities for their residents, even in the face of serious challenges.