PostCard Party

Mike & Mary’s Saturday Postcard Party  

Every Saturday, Indivisible Nashoba hosts a fun, informal, and effective postcard party where we send creative handwritten postcards to voters, legislators, and anyone else we feel needs motivation … to vote, to speak out, to participate. For example, we’ve sent out thousands of personalized postcards to encourage folks to get out and vote.)

Bring your fancy colored pens to Mike and Mary’s on Saturday.

Sally Reed   Oct 26, 2019

From IN Newsletter of November 4th: Mike says, “We’ll be writing cards to support Democrat John Bel Edwards in a run-off election for governor of Louisiana. Apparently, neither candidate got 50% of the vote, so LA law calls for a re-do. That election will be held on Nov. 16th.”

Join us at Mike and Mary’s this Saturday. Bring a friend.  9-11 a.m.  For details contact Mike at

In Newsletter October 18, 2019

IN Newsletter

October 18, 2019


2020 Kickoff IN General Meeting

To get warmed up for 2020 (as if impeachment, Syria, the election, and insanity aren’t enough) Indivisible Nashoba will host its 2020 Kick-off General Meeting on Saturday, November 9th at the Groton Public Library. Please save that Saturday morning to rekindle your enthusiasm for all things positive and progressive.

The IN Steering Committee has confirmed that candidate Deb Busser will be on hand to outline her campaign for State Representative against Republican Sheila Harrington. Deb will take questions from the audience and discuss how we might support her campaign.

Preliminary agenda: 

10:15 AM      Welcome & Introductions

                        Activities and Accomplishments

10:30 AM        State Rep Candidate Deb Busser; Presentation and Q&A

11:00 AM      Moving Forward 

11:30AM       Write some postcards! (for folks able to stay for a while) 

Don’t Bag it     

Plastic Bag Ban in Groton  – Fall Town Meeting

A Proposal to Ban Single-use Plastic Bags

The Town of Groton will vote on this proposal at

Fall Town Meeting – Middle School

Monday, October 21, 2019  7PM

Four Not-so-funny Facts about Plastic Bags 

  1. single-use plastic bags are discarded every year in US
  2. plastic bags are tossed in Massachusetts every year! 
  3. of plastic bags are not recycled.   

Please be there this Monday evening.  The Town needs your Vote.

M&Ms’ Saturday Postcard Party  (October 19th)

Nobody knows what Mike has in store for folks this week.  It’s always a fun adventure to snuggle into Mike and Mary’s living room with the zippy tunes playing – all as a prelude to The Ohio State Football game.

Join us at Mike and Mary’s this Saturday. Bring a friend.  9-11 a.m.   For details contact Mike at

Postcards at Prescott   (Thursday October 31st)

Susan Willcox invites happy people everywhere to come to Postcards at Prescott – Thursdays from 2PM-4PM – this fall and into 2020.   

October 31st  (costumes encouraged:)
November 14th
December 5th

For more information contact Susan Willcox: 

Peachy Impeachment                                                                       

In case you missed it …

Excerpts from Boston Globe’s Fast Forward by Teresa Hanafin  – October 17, 2019

“There’s a new bombshell investigative report by ProPublica that seems to confirm what former Trump fixer Michael Cohen told Congress: That in his private business, Trump inflated the value of his assets when he was trying to borrow money, and deflated the values when he was paying taxes. Both would constitute criminal fraud.

From the story: “Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.”

“The discrepancies are ‘versions of fraud,’ said Nancy Wallace, a professor of finance and real estate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. ‘This kind of stuff is not OK.’ “

Read the report for yourself.

Bitter Sweet

Don’t count Trump out yet. Here’s why.

Washington Post  Opinion – Max Boot  October 17, 2019

“Between Syria and Ukraine, President Trump has had an awful few weeks. A majority of the public now favors his impeachment and removal. But don’t get cocky, Trump-haters. Developments from across the pond suggest that he might prove too resilient for comfort.”

Full article:

Action Item

According to Indivisible’s national organization, here’s something you can do right now to keep the pressure up on impeachment – even considering the progressive nature of Massachusetts.

Sign up for a phone banking shift to talk to voters in key states and urge them to call their senators to demand a transparent and fair impeachment trial.

Nothing to Do with Politics:

               Next Stop:  Haunted Halloween?

Political Reality

Stand with Indivisible Nashoba

Indivisible Nashoba is involved in many activities that engage voters including postcard events, candidate forums, ranked choice voting canvassing, and debate parties.  We are a volunteer organization and we need financial support to continue our efforts here in Nashoba Valley.

    $11 will purchase 100 blank postcards.

    $35 gets us 100 postcard stamps.

    $50 helps us sponsor events like the debate parties or the Grotonfest booth.

Your contribution will benefit Indivisible Nashoba, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Donations are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.  For information contact IN Treasurer, Beth Garcia onyxpected@yahoo.comv

 Please contribute today to support Indivisible Nashoba. Together, we win.

The End


Your suggestions for upcoming editions of the IN Newsletter are welcome.


Meet the Press

Part of our mission of “protect, preserve, and resist” includes raising our voices in these dangerous times to help preserve the institutions most vital to a democratic society. That includes a free and independent press. Already hollowed out by declining circulation, corporate mergers, and the struggle to find an Internet-Age business model, the mainstream press has now been targeted by an unprecedented campaign of delegitimization from the highest political office in the land.

Locally that includes The Lowell Sun.

And as we support the press, we also rely on them to get the word out on our efforts and activities, such as our town hall-style event with Representative Niki Tsongas. So we hope this article by Sun Correspondent Brendan Lewis, ‘All we can do is fight back,’ will be the start of a beautiful symbiotic relationship.

LITTLETON — Cheers and applause filled the packed Littleton High auditorium after River Reilly spoke of what he worries about.

The 10-year-old Townsend boy, who has relatives in Iran, said he won’t be able to see them if the president’s proposed immigration restrictions take effect.

“Based on the ban by Donald Trump, I wouldn’t be able to see them anymore, which is really sad for me. I wouldn’t want that to happen,” said River, who attended the forum with his father, Michael. “And I just want it to change.”

U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, who led the forum Saturday, told the boy it helps to remember that there are many others just like him, living with the same fears.

This powerful moment was one of many that won’t soon be forgotten by the roughly 700 event participants.

If those who read this story or watched the video on the Sun‘s website got even a taste of the day’s emotional roller coaster of speakers, they’ll have come away with increased awareness of how the Trump travel ban and other policies have already impacted local lives, and generally not for the better.

We can argue matters of policy until the Internet crashes under the weight of our rhetoric, but sometimes putting a human face on an issue is all it takes to bring it into perspective. No matter whether you are a Democrat, Independent, or Republican, how can you not feel for a child who fears that he may never see his grandparents again?

That’s something good journalism does well, part of the reason autocratic regimes throughout history have viewed a free and independent press as their enemy, and why we need our media outlets to cut through all the muck of irrelevance surrounding the diamonds of genuine importance.

Of course we realize the press isn’t perfect. One problem is that, in a rush to meet deadlines and get a story out while it’s still relevant, there are sometimes unavoidable errors or omissions. Or sometimes, when an interview is conducted amid the noise of a boisterous event, details can be misheard.

So in the interest of promoting good journalism, we offer The Sun some corrections to one particular section in an otherwise spot-on accurate article:

Saturday’s town hall-style talk was organized by the local “Indivisible” chapter, which was specifically formed to launch the event and bring in Tsongas.

The local woman who started planning the event, Deborah Santoro, said the group focuses on three main principles: defensive, congressional and advocacy.

But actually…

  • The event was co-organized and co-sponsored by not one but five recently-formed organizations: Indivisible Groton Area, Indivisible Westford, Indivisible Acton, Indivisible Harvard, and Indivisible Littleton;
  • Indivisible groups aren’t chapters of a larger organization, but are instead independently-formed and independently-run local entities;
  • The Indivisible groups weren’t specifically formed to launch this event, but to promote many forms of dialogue, advocacy, and action for at least four to eight years, or as long as we are needed; and
  • “Defensive congressional advocacy” is a single thing, the focus of the Indivisible Guide, based on the tactics put to such great effect by the Tea Party movement.

Otherwise, spot-on.

We look forward to working with The Sun in the years to come, telling important stories that need to be told, and defending First Amendment rights against the encroaching darkness.

Join Our Meeting with Niki Tsongas

By popular demand, this Saturday’s Town Meeting style discussion with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas has been moved to Littleton High School, a larger venue that will accommodate even more members from the sponsoring groups: Indivisible Groton Area, Indivisible Westford, Indivisible Littleton, Indivisible Harvard, and Indivisible Acton.

Please make a note of the new location!

Littleton High School is located at 56 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460. The event will take place from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

Although this event is not an official Town Hall, the Indivisible Guide website has suggestions for questions we might want to ask. The Congresswoman is particularly interested in personal stories that illustrate the impacts of the Administration’s policies.

Register online at Eventbrite. The event is free but a voluntary donation is suggested so we can cover the cost of the venue. See you there!

IGA on Social Media

The IGA website is now live, and our dedicated volunteers have established a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you were unable to secure a ticket for our town hall style meeting with US Representative Niki Tsongas [D-MA-3rd] this Saturday (25 February), the meeting will be broadcast over Facebook Live and Instagram Live Stream.

Organizing Now

Indivisible Groton Area is just getting started. In the months and years ahead we will be bringing important issues to your attention, holding local discussions, and letting you know how to make your voice heard by our congressional delegations at the State House in Boston and at Congress in Washington, D.C.

If you live in Groton or surrounding towns in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District, please join our Facebook group and help us protect, preserve, and resist.