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State House Lobby Day for Peace

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Commonwealth Peace & Justice Agenda

Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda Lobby Day – Wednesday, January 15

Come advocate for the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda at the State House. The Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda is a set of bills prepared by the Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network that address nuclear disarmament, Middle East wars, military spending, legislative ethics, and the design of the state flag and seal, and we oppose two anti-boycott bills. The State Legislature can set the tone to make more progress politically at the national level!

Learn about the agenda, and speak to legislators to support peace!    We presented our bills before four committees in 2019, and we hope to visit every member of those committees in the State House and ask them to support our bills.  So we need lots of volunteers to help out!   Please sign up to attend so we can plan the work!

We will break up into four teams to visit the members of four committees:

Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
     No First Use (H.3211/ S.2165) Rep. Higgins, Sen. Jehlen
     Back from the Brink (H.3240/ S.2155) Rep. Sabadosa, Sen. Comerford
     Nuclear Ban Treaty Alignment (H.3239/ S.2157) Rep. Sabadosa, Sen. Comerford
     The People’s Budget (H.3220) Rep. Livingstone, Sen. Feeney
     Build Bridges, Not Bombs (H.3585) Rep. Elugardo

Committee on Public Service
     Nuclear Weapons Divestment (H.2202/S.1516) Rep. Connolly, Sen. Eldridge
     Divest from the Yemen war (H.2349) Rep. Provost

Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
     Taxpayers Information Act (H.2738/S.1819) Reps. Lewis and Connolly, Sen. Comerford
     Change the State Flag and Seal (H.2776/S.1877) Reps. Sabadosa and Elugardo, Sen. Lewis
     Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts (H.2719) (OPPOSE)
     An Act Relative to Prohibiting Discrimination in Public Accommodations (H.2722) (OPPOSE)

Committee on Revenue
     The People’s Budget (S.1659) Rep. Livingstone, Sen. Feeney

When? January 15, 2020 from 10 am-2pm at the State House, room 437.   We’ll talk about the bills and the lobbying plan from 10-11, then fan out in teams to cover the building.



January 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Massachusetts State House – Room 437
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133
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