MAPA Update May 27

Raise Up Massachusetts logoRaise Up Massachusetts needs YOU to help collect registered voters’ signatures across Massachusetts to raise the minimum wage and require jobs to provide sick time. Learn more about the issues, and sign up here to join this effort and get your petition blanks!  The deadline: June 14!

All members are welcome to observe our Board of Directors meeting tonight in Cambridge.   6pm light supper, 7pm meeting.  Call 617-466-9274 for location.

Ukraine in 2013; Crimea is now part of the Russian Federation

Ukraine in 2013; Crimea is now part of the Russian Federation

Crisis in the Ukraine: Cold War? Civil War? Roots of the Conflict” with speakers Mark Solomon and Gary Leupp will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 7pm at the First Parish, 3 Church St., Cambridge, sponsored by United for Justice with Peace.   More info

 

Join us at our second Budget for All lobby day to push for passage of the B4A state resolutions!  It will be held Thursday, May 29 at the State House.  Meet at 10am in room 511.   Sign up to participate!

Dorchester Day ParadeJoin Dorchester People for Peace at the Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, June 1.  Meet at noon at Fields Corner station to help with Raise Up petitioning, or assemble at Richmond Street between Dorchester Ave and Adams Street to go directly to the parade.

Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will hold their Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 1, 5:30 pm at the Apartment at Coolidge School, 319 Arlington Street in Watertown.  The speaker will be Kade Crockford, Director of  Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts.

What’s next for Budget for All?   Join a Strategy Brainstorm/ Potluck, Monday, June 2, 6:30- 9:00 pm at Encuentro 5, 9B Hamilton Place, suite 2A, near Park Street T in Boston.

549477_10151514773910723_1324829075_n[1]Volunteers needed!  Our next summer tabling date will be the Cambridge RiverFest on Saturday afternoon, June 7, from 12-6pm (note its NEW LOCATION – Central Square!)   We’ll be talking to passersby and gathering  signatures on our new petition, “Funding for Education – or for Nuclear Weapons?”  in cooperation with Boston WILPF. Contact the office to help out!   We’ll also be going to New Bedford on July 12, Lowell Folk Festival on July 26, Boston Green Fest on August 16, and Lawrence on September 1.  Can you join us at one of these great events?   Or, bring MAPA’s exhibits and literature table to your community’s Town Day or festival!  Call the office if you have an idea!

Mass. Peace Action will sponsor a lobby day in support of a permanent nuclear deal with Iran on Monday and Tuesday, June 23-24, in Washington, DC and at district offices in Massachusetts.   Call or email the office to let us know you can join us!

Help us put on a “Boston Remembers Hiroshima” event August 6, with a procession from the Back Bay to Government Center.   Join a planning committee meeting June 12 at 4pm.

Mainstreaming Torture” is the title of a new book by author Rebecca Gordon of War Times.   She’ll give a book talk at Porter Square Books on July 29 at 7pm.

The People’s Climate March is scheduled for Sept. 20-21 in New York City.  Let us know if you’d like to go with Mass. Peace Action’s contingent.

We rely on our members, both for financial support and for political power.  Have you paid your 2014 dues?  Don’t forget to renew at masspeaceaction.org/donate!

Check our events page at masspeaceaction.org/events for more details and more events!