SEPTEMBER MEETING OF BERKSHIRE WOMEN’S ACTION GROUP
Having Difficult Conversations: A Workshop Led by Daniel Noah Moses, Ph.D.
Presented by the Berkshire Women’s Action Group
September 20, 2018 at 6:00PM/ Great Barrington Fire House, State Road
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told men to "shut up and step up" when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault accusation. Asked whether her being one of four women on the Senate Judiciary Committee impacts the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings, Senator Hirono says, "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change." - NBC News
Obama's Speech at McCain's Funeral “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today,” Obama said, quoting Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, McCain’s favorite book. “What other way to honor John McCain’s life of service than to, as best we can, follow his example?” - vox
Andrei Sakharov speaking to Natan Sharansky in 1970s: “They want us to believe there’s no chance of success. But whether or not there’s hope for change is not the question. If you want to be a free person, you don’t stand up for human rights because it will work, but because it is right. We must continue living as decent people.” New York Times | The Essay That Helped Bring Down the Soviet Union
YOU CAN HELP THE COUNTRY TURN BLUE IN 2018
PRIORITY House of Representatives Race: NY 19
WE NEED TO HELP ELECT: ANTONIO DELGADO –
AND DEFEAT FASO
To learn more about Delgado and to keep abreast of upcoming events: delgadoforcongress.com/get-involved/
ACTION STEPS TO TAKE THIS WEEKEND 9/22: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/delgadoforcongress/event/25721/ For full details on meeting place and to sign up, please go to link: Canvass in Taghanik, Gallatin and Ancram. Pittsfield phone banking is 9/27 & every Thursday at the Berkshire Bank at 69 North St from 6-7:30, sponsored by Berkshire Brigades: (berkshirebrigades.com/contact/)Mulberry Hair Great Barrington 9/20 6-8:30 pm (Green Tea Party) Other Close House Races needing your support:
Anthony Brindisi (NY-22): https://www.brindisiforcongress.com/
Elaine Luria (VA-02): https://elaineforcongress.com/
Kim Schrier (WA-08): https://www.drkimschrier.com
Close Senate Races needing your support:
Beto O’Rourke/TX: betofortexas.com/
Jacky Rosen/NV: rosenfornevada.com/
Kristen Sinema/AZ: kyrstensinema.com/
Heidi Heitcamp/ND: heidifornorthdakota.com/
Claire McCaskill/MO: clairemccaskill.com/
Please also consider donating (https://secure.actblue.com/) for other Senate or House races, or phone banking (Go to https://swingleft.org/, enter name of candidate you would like to phone bank for, and follow instructions) for the House. For information about close House races to support, go to: Swing Left or https://www.cleanthehouse.org/.
Sat, Sep 22, 10:00am–1:00pm EDT
Sat, Sep 22, 1:00pm–4:00pm EDT
Sat, Sep 22, 4:00pm–7:00pm EDT
Sun, Sep 23, 12:00pm–3:00pm EDT
Sun, Sep 23, 3:00pm-6:00pm EDT
Also, on 9/22: Canvass in Brunswick, NY. Canvass begins at noon. Please register with the Delgado campaign in order to get the exact location and canvassing time.
Additional canvasses will be confirmed for 9/23, 9/29 and 30 in Chatham or Hudson.
Check above websites for details.
Phone Banking for Antonio Delgado NY19
NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW—MUELLER FIRING RAPID RESPONSE
Donald Trump is publicly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible criminal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, as well as the efforts to conceal those activities.
Our response in the hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him. That's why we're preparing to hold emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies around the country, in the event they are needed.
Rallies will begin just hours after national events are triggered:
If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ 5 p.m. local time.
If actions are triggered AFTER 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.
PROTECT VOTING/ HELP SECURE OUR VOTER ROLLS
AGAINST TAMPERING — NOW
Automatic Voter Registration passed the MA House 130-20, and the Senate unanamiously. We are waiting for the two chambers to reconcile their versions of the bill. Meanwhile, we need to keep the pressure up on Governor Baker to sign the bill as soon as he gets it. To learn more about what you can do, LINK HERE
H.2091 could register almost 700,000 eligible voters in MA.
WE NEED TO PASS AVR IN MA, NOW, IT'S A COMMON SENSE SOLUTION THAT WORKS. LET'S HELP MA TO PASS AVR AND GET IT IMPLEMENTED BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTIONS!