"Democrats Try to Box In Trump With Plan to End Government Shutdown Without Wall Funding" NYTIMES article on House Dems proposal to reopen federal government.CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATS' PLAN, WHICH WILL COME UP FOR A VOTE ON THURSDAYRead More
The Environment Committee reported that the ban on single-serve plastic water bottles will go into effect May 1, 2019. Fundraising for three water-refill stations in GB has begun. BWAG members who can contribute should write a check to Town of Great Barrington, and in the memo line write Water Station Fund.Read More
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR NY19 IN SUPPORT OF ANTONIO DELGADO FOR CONGRESS
Canvass in Chatham and Austerlitz on 9/29 and 9/30:
Please follow this link to sign up and get address, time slot, canvass details. events.mobilizeamerica.io/ delgadoforcongress/event/ 31134/
Canvass in New Lebanon and Canaan on 9/29 and 9/30
Please follow this link to sign up and get address, time slot, canvass details. delgadoforcongress/event/ 31468/
Hillsdale canvass 9/29 from 10:30-2:30
Meet at 37 Maple St. on corner of Cold Water St.
RSVP email@example.com or 917-435-2063 (call or text)
Please bring smartphone or table with MiniVAN installed. (Can be gotten free on App Store.)
Phone banking in Pittsfield every Thursday from 6-7:30 pm at 69 North St.
Phone banking in Hudson every Thursday through to the election events.mobilizeamerica.io/delgadoforcongress/event/10556
REALCLEAR POLITICS 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."
"Not only do women like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed. They need to be believed," Hirono said. "We cannot continue the victimization and the smearing of someone like Dr. Ford."
"We have to create an environment where women can come forward and be heard and be listened to. I want to thank Dr. Ford. I commend her courage. I believe her," the Senator said.
Hirono told the media that she would "expect the members of the press" to "talk about how unfair" Kavanaugh's accuser is being treated at a press conference Tuesday evening.
"I expect that from you guys," she said to the press.
SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI): I think we all know when something is not fair, when something smells. This is so patently not fair to her and what really bothers me and gets me so angry that the White House is victimizing this person. Why don't we get that out there? Why should we participate in the victimization of someone who has the courage to come forward? And she is under no obligation to participate in a smearing of her and her family. That is why I am very clear about what needs to happen. But at the same time if the Republicans go forward with their plan to railroad this fast-track as they have so many other nominations, I expect the members of the press to talk about how unfair that is. I don't think that is editorializing, that is laying out the facts. I expect that from you guys...
HIRONO: I expect the men in this country and the men in this committee because we all signed on to this letter to demand an FBI investigation. But really guess who is perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It's the men in this country. And I just want to say to the men in this country: just shut up and step up, do the right thing for a change.
We look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday night at Mulberry Hair, 27 1/2 Rosseter Street, Great Barrington for our phone banking event (9/13 and 9/20 from 6-8:30)! We are volunteering to help elect Antonio Delgado to Congress in NY19. Remote phone banking is one of the most important ways you can help Antonio win on November 6, and we are
grateful to have an overwhelming number of people willing to help Antonio from afar. We are
very excited about the launch of this program and to work with all of you to flip this seat blue!
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
This interactive workshop is limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
When we asked people about how they engage with people whose viewpoints are very different, the answer was., “I DON’T BOTHER”.
This workshop and discussion will focus on challenges, opportunities and techniques for engaging in productive dialogue across diverse perspectives and belief systems. At a time of so much polarization and fear of the “other,” we need such skills to build networks for understanding.
The Director of Educator Programs at Seeds of Peace, for eighteen years, Daniel has dedicated himself to engaging with human beings across lines of conflict, and to exploring the kinds of education at the root of cross-cultural understanding, respect and active democracy. From 2000-2002, he was a CEP (Civic Engagement Project) Fellow at Yerevan State University and Brusov State University in Yerevan, Armenia. From 2002-2005, he was a Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University. Between 2006 and 2017, he lived in Jerusalem. In addition to his work with Seeds of Peace, he taught at Al Quds University in Abu Dis, and was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute. In the summers of 2017 and 2018, he and his colleagues offered a new Seeds of Peace course, "Educating in a Diverse Democracy," to focus on the conflicts raging within the United States. Daniel has a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Rochester and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He published his first book, The Promise of Progress: The Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan, in 2009. He is now writing about what he has learned through his work on the ground.
Please join us for this interactive workshop. For additional information you can find us at: BerkshireWomensActionGroup.com
"In Massachusetts, Baker will share the Republican ticket with several conservative, pro-Trump candidates including state Rep. Geoff Diehl, who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Jay McMahon, the GOP nominee facing Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey. Baker has endorsed his fellow Republican candidates, though it's unclear if or how much he'll campaign with them." READ MORE
First, take a look at our two-step strategy on how to #SaveSCOTUS.
Then, from now until the confirmation, flood your senators’ offices with phone calls. Check our tracker daily to find out where your senators stand.
Finally, sign up to join our massive phone bank to flip the Senate that will run for the last 100 days before the midterms.
Massachusetts Primary Voter Guide 2018
There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the state's primary election on September 4. LINK HERE
Midterms matter. And they're coming up, fast. 73% of female millennials say they're dissatisfied with the direction of the country. But only 46% are 'absolutely certain' they'll vote in the upcoming election. theSkimm wants to change that by getting 100,000 people to the polls this November. Because civic duty. Get in on it here.
Work on The Last Weekend starts NOW. Sign up to commit to volunteer during the last weekend before election day here!
When you sign up early, you’ll be connected immediately with actions you can take between now and November 6, as well as educational and training resources to help make the most of your time and energy. Let's do the work to build the blue wave before and during the last weekend before election day.
We’ve overcome major policy fights in the past year. The Muslim ban, Trumpcare, the Trump Tax Scam -- just to name a few. Every step of the way you’ve been there to fight back and hold your members of Congress accountable. For that we’re grateful, and thousands of people across the country thank you for standing up to this administration.
Now, we’ll #DoTheWork to elect progressive leaders to take the helms and represent our interests. If our members of Congress didn’t want to listen to us in 2017, let’s vote them out this November.
If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll no longer be able to rely on the federal judiciary to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in our country.
Everything is at stake – marriage equality, voting rights, access to health care, reproductive and privacy rights, racial equality, religious freedom and more.
Contact the following six key senators – whose votes could make the difference – and tell them not to be a rubber stamp for the Federalist Society. Tell them to vote "no" on this Supreme Court nomination.
Joe Manchin (WV)
Phone: (202) 224-3954
Joe Donnelly (IN)
Phone: (202) 224-4814
Heidi Heitkamp (ND)
Phone: (202) 224-2043
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Phone: (202) 224-6665
Susan Collins (ME)
Phone: (202) 224-2523
Doug Jones (AL)
Phone: (202) 224-4124