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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
10:15 AM Welcome &
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)
Bag Ban in Groton – Fall Town
A Proposal to Ban Single-use Plastic Bags
The Town of Groton will vote on this proposal at
Town Meeting – Middle School
October 21, 2019 7PM
Four Not-so-funny Facts about Plastic Bags
plastic bags are discarded every year in US
bags are tossed in Massachusetts every year!
of plastic bags are not recycled.
Please be there this Monday
evening. The Town needs your Vote.
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.
us at Mike and Mary’s this Saturday. Bring
a friend. 9-11
a.m. For details contact Mike at email@example.com
at Prescott (Thursday October 31st)
Willcox invites happy people everywhere to come to Postcards at Prescott – Thursdaysfrom 2PM-4PM – this fall and into 2020.
October 31st (costumes
Excerpts from Boston Globe’s Fast
Forward by Teresa Hanafin – October
“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
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.’ “
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.”
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
$50 helps us sponsor
events like the debate parties or the Grotonfest booth.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contribute today to support Indivisible Nashoba. Together, we win.https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisiblenshb431105092#
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.