October 31, 2019
- 2020 IN Kickoff Meeting
- Mixed Bag
- Peachy Impeachment
- Nothing to Do with Politics
- Political Reality
- The End
Indivisible Nashoba will host its 2020 Kickoff General Meeting on Saturday, November 9th at the Groton Public Library beginning at 10:15. EVERYONE should make an effort to attend – please. It’s important that we snag some positive face time – and stay abreast of evolving political developments (impeachment, upcoming state-wide elections, democratic primary events, etc.).
Margaret “Plenty of Progressives in Pepperell” Scarsdale 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 and discuss how we might support her campaign.
For more on Deb Busser: https://www.facebook.com/debforstaterep/
10:15 AM Welcome & Introductions
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 few minutes)
The ban on single-use plastic bags was approved by a majority of voters at the Groton Fall Town Meeting on October 21st. Congrats to IN for helping raise awareness – and thanks to everyone who voted (always important). The vote was closer than might have been expected – so every vote counted.
Margaret asked that we acknowledge that the nice folks of Pepperell (led by high-schooler Duncan Premus) also passed a ban on single-use plastic bags last Monday evening. Well done.
Both bans will go into effect in 2020.
M&Ms’ Saturday Postcard Party (November 2nd)
Bring your fancy colored pens to Mike and Mary’s on Saturday.
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 email@example.com.
Postcards at Prescott (Thursday October 31st)
Susan Willcox invites folks to Postcards at Prescott – Thursdays from 2PM-4PM – this fall and into 2020.
October 31st (costumes encouraged:) That’s today!
For more information contact Susan Willcox: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOP’s Crumbling Impeachment Defense
Excerpts from a Seattle Times article by Danny Westneat – Oct. 30, 2019
Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, stranded himself last month when he put out a statement that sought to cast impeachment as nothing but a circus like “media spectacle.”
“I read the transcript President Trump released today of his phone call with President Zelensky,” Newhouse said in late September. “It does not contain a ‘quid-pro-quo’ deal with Ukraine.”
Now that some of Trump’s own Ukraine aides have said that there was a quid pro quo, and you yourself established that as the standard, aren’t you then obligated to at least back further investigation?
Probably not. There’s always more process to decry. In fact if you think a closed-door investigation was a media spectacle, just wait until the open hearings start. They will be bashed as nothing but a “show trial.”
Hoping this ambulance doesn’t come to your rescue on Halloween: https://youtu.be/XGnP6wKz66o
On December 7th, activists from across Massachusetts will gather at Worcester State University to get ready for 2020 and beyond.
Organized by Indivisible Massachusetts and other progressive area organizations, the conference will focus on working sessions.
Workshop topics include election planning, strategic targeting, texting, and phone banking. Issues include: climate change, gun safety, healthcare, immigration, and women’s rights. There will also be sessions on impeachment and grassroots activism. Grab and friend and join the fray.
Donate Two Bucks to IN
We need stamps ‘n stuff. Beth says IN is almost bankrupt (not really). Kick in a few bucks and spread the burden.
Support Indivisible Nashoba:
For information contact IN Treasurer, Beth Garcia email@example.com
Second Look at Second Amendment