Political and Civic Involvement Opportunities in Massachusetts
Activities are restricted due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)!
Boston State House Hearings & Events and Mass. Town Political Committee's Facebook and websites post many events both virtual and in the Boston area that are now happening :
May/Late April 2022
(*) " Anti-Racism, Equity and Justice in Education Rally" on Sunday May 15 at 10:45 am at Boston Common;
(*) Massachusetts' Poor People's Campaign" Online: Open House", to find out how to join a working group, on Sunday May 15 at 4 pm. To join click on https://masspeaceaction.org/event/poor-peoples-campaign-open-house-2/
(*) "Abortion Rights Rally" 0n Saturday May 14 at 12 pm at Boston Common;
(*) "Boston State House "Virtual Hearing: Joint Committee on Education" on Sunday May 1 through Wednesday May 4 at 12 pm each day. Written Electronic Testimony may be submitted via email to Alice.Peisch@mahouse.gov and Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov. Please include "Education Committee Testimony, [Relevant Bill Number]" IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL
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(*) JF Kennedy Library and Museum's " A Conversation with Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense" on Friday April 29 at 9:15 am at Boston College and online;
*** Remember to vote in yout Town Elections that are held on throughout the month of May! ***
March 2022 through May 2022
Massachusetts Town Political Committees are busy with :
*"Voter Registration/Town Election Celebration"
*" State of the Union Watch Party";
*" Hiking on the Peabody Conservation Trail";
*"Virtual Coffee Hour";
* "ZOOM: First Friday Breakfast Gathering";
*"ZOOM: Book Club Discussions";
*"ZOOM: Film/Documentary Discussions";
*"Movie Watch Party".
Community Service Events
* "Annual City-Wide Clean Up"
*"Spring Beautification Day";
*"Annual Earth Day Clean Up";
*"City Clean Up";
"Veteran Services Event";
*"Litter Clean-Up at Burnham’s Field";
* "Personal Hygiene and Care Drive";
*"Bugles Across America".
*"Virtual Brunch 2022 Fundraiser and Candidate Forum" ;
*"Wine and Cheese Fundraiser";
*" Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser"
*"Kennedy Legacy Dinner"
"Annual Progressive Dinner";
*"St. Patrick Day's Dinner";
*"Democrat of the Year Breakfast";
* "Annual Spring Fling and Straw Poll";
* "4th Annual Bowl A Thon";
Mass. Town Political Committee's Facebooks and websites post many civic and political activities & current events that are now happening such as:
Both Virtual and Real Time:
*"Sip and Sign";
*"Stand With Ukraine Peace Vigil";
*Scholarships for High School Seniors;
*"Annual Good Neighbor Award";
*Walk To Save Our Bays;
* "ZOOM: Allied Against Hate Black-Jewish Relationships on Cape Cod"
*"Diversity Town Hall"; "ZOOM: Say NO to Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Discussion";
* "Standout for Democracy - Protest - Stand for Ukraine" ;
*"ZOOM: Meeting w/ Guests - Organizers Working on 2022 Ballot Questions Involving Uber/Lyft";
*"Rally for Safe Libraries - Mask Up";
*ZOOM: A Community Conversation For Black History Month" ;
*Election Integrety Training"; * School Committee Training;
*" Freedom Car Rally in Support of Ending All Mandates";
* " Educational Forum: The ABC's of LGBTQIA+";
*" Virtual Event: What's Up At The State House";
*"Virtual Legislative Climate Justice Forum" ;
*" Virtual Legislative Breakfast: Building Innovative Housing Solutions";
* Bulding the Beloved Multicultural Community Forum - MLK Jr. Service Day"
"Candlelight Vigil for Democracy";
*"Mandate Monday Sign Holding Events";
*"Civic Issues Forums/Civics Matters Series";
* "Non-Partisan Town Government Civic Forum";
Civics and Political Activity
Both Virtual and Real Time:
* "Candidate Forum and Straw Poll";
* " ZOOM: Crash Course - Organizing Your Campus"; *"ZOOM: How To Increase Democratic Turnout, Win the Midterms and Perserve Democracy"
*"Politics in the Park";
*Oral/Written Testimony for 2021 Platform Hearings; *"Political Leadership School";
* "Campaign Management/ Training";
* "Inauguration Car Parade";
* State Representative Office Hours, Conversations, & Listening Sessions";
*Candidate Debates, Forums & Fundraiser;
* Political Platform events;
* Documentary Screenings on Civic/Political Issues;
* Email/ Call/text legislators to support bills;
*" State House Public Hearing to take Testimony" from citizens on pending Bills for legislation;
*U.S./State Legislator's "Town Hall";
*U.S./State Legislator's "Virtual Legislative Breakfast";
Civic and Policy Issues
*"Trees as a Public Good";
*" Mask Up for Safe Libraries";
*" Reopen the State House in Boston";
*"Same Day Voter Registration";
* "Permanent Vote by Mail";
*Building Innovative Housing Solutions;
* Do not Ban Books in the U.S.; * Freedom to Vote Act ;*John Lewis Act;
*Prison and Jail Construction Moratorium;
* Vacinne Equity;
* Pro /Cons Voter ID;
* Stop the TCI GAs Tax;
* Critical Race Theory;
*Racial Inequities in Maternal Health ; * News Deserts; * Stop Government Mandates; * Abortion Rights,* Fair Share Amendment; *Defend Medical Choice in Massachusetts; * No Forced Vaccines;
* Mask Optional for School Children for Fall 2021 ; Climate Change Initiatives;
*Stop Teaching Critical Race Theory;
*"The Votes Act - Election Laws and Integrity"; *"Work and Family Mobility Act - Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants;"; * Transparency in Mass. House Rules Process*; Pet Daycare Facilities Regulation; " No New Prisons"; * Civics Education; *Affordable Housing"; * Say "NO" to Compressor Station; * Voting Integrity; * 10 Point Plan for Police Reform;
Coronavirus; Education Equality; Safe Communities; Emergency Paid Sick Time; Plastic Bag Ban, Vaping Ban, Social Security, Open Internet Order, Clean Energy, Transgender Civil Rights; Ranked Choice Voting; Improving Medicare and Health Care, Immigration, Expanding Mass. Transit Rails.
* Get Involved! Volunteer on a Town Board and/or work at a Town Election in your Community!
(*) Note: The local units of government in Massachusetts that make the initiative process available are: