NEW YORK CITY WOMEN'S MARCH
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
11:00am Enter rally area at 72nd & Central Park West.
route will run along Central Park West with the rally beginning on 61st Street and Central Park West. We will march south around Columbus Circle, East on 59th Street then South on 6th Avenue. march will have 3 exits along 45th, 44th, and 43rd.
Indivisible Pittsfield invites everyone in the Berkshires to join in a gathering on Saturday, Jan. 20th, in solidarity with the Jan. 20th Women’s March in NYC. Our venue will be the Colonial Theater, 111 South Street, Pittsfield MA.
A resource fair will be followed by brief spoken word performances, leading into a round-table discussion of ‘where do we go from here in the Berkshires’, featuring leaders of various action organizations in the region. Doors will open at 1 pm on Saturday, January 20th — Everyone welcome!
HELP SECURE OUR VOTER ROLLS
AGAINST TAMPERING — NOW
The MA Elections Modernization Coalition, led by Common Cause and assisted by our own local group, Lift+Every+Vote, needs our help to pass Automatic Voter Registration. In one bill, we could secure our voter rolls from tampering, correct their many inaccuracies, save money, cut down bureaucracy, and:
H.2091 could register almost 700,000 eligible voters in MA.
AVR is the solution to voter-fraud based voter suppression. It makes the rolls accurate and it makes sure almost every eligible voter is registered. It's the solution to the alternate universe situation on voter registration, where one side claims massive voter fraud, the other, massive voter suppression. It's so successful that an EAC commissioner has now begun to attack it on specious grounds.
WE NEED TO PASS AVR IN MA, NOW, TO PUSH BACK ON THIS NATIONAL CONVERSATION. IT'S A COMMON SENSE SOLUTION THAT WORKS.
LET'S HELP MA BECOME THE 11TH STATE TO PASS AVR AND GET IT IMPLEMENTED BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTIONS!
“We’ve never seen anything like this”: how Trump inspired women to run for office | VOX | November 8, 2017 | by Anna North
"The 2016 election has motivated a groundswell of women to run. And they may fare better than Clinton ... Since Election Day, EMILY’s List has seen “a tremendous outpouring of women who are raising their hands and saying they want to run,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of the organization. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” she added. “It is a truly transformational moment.”
It’s not just Trump’s victory motivating women to run, Schriock said. It’s also Clinton’s loss. “I met so many women before the election with tears in their eyes about how important this victory was going to be,” she said. When that victory didn’t materialize, their initial shock and fear of a Trump presidency turned to action."