Jim McGovern

Rally Wed. in Northampton: No Famine in Yemen!

November 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Half of Yemen’s population is on the brink of famine after five years of U.S.-backed intervention. The blockade of major ports stop humanitarian assistance and imports from entering the country, and multiple checkpoints throughout the region have driven up prices of any food, fuel, and …

Congress Watch: Pressing the Case for Peace

November 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ayanna Pressley and the “Squad” Rep. Ayanna Pressley The election to the House of Representatives of the four progressive women of color known as “The Squad” has marked a turning point for Congress. These new reps –Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, …

Join Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Ro Khannan (D-CA) for a Town Hall Meeting. Rep. Khanna (D- CA-17) serves as vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. This event is co-hosted by the Progressive Democrats of America Massachusetts Chapter. Free and open to the public. For …

The Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda has been filed in the State Legislature, Congress has voted to end the Yemen war and is considering anti-nuclear bills, the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign is putting heat on the war profiteers, and Venezuela crisis committees have sprung up and are working …

Report on our Peace Voter Campaign

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter Can a politician be progressive without being pro-peace?  As the nationwide resistance to Trumpism challenges Republican control of Congress Nov. 6, Peace Action is insisting that peace is a critical part of the progressive agenda. …

Massachusetts Peace Action endorses these candidates for Congress in 2018.   Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Tahirah Amatul-Wadud (District 1 — Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Berkshires) is an African-American Muslim lawyer from Chicopee running against long-time incumbent Rep. Richard Neal.  She has a record of supporting civil and immigrant rights, criminal …

As Wars Continue, Question Members of Congress

February 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

U.S. supported wars continue to ravage Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Question Members of Congress at the following events: Thursday, Feb. 23 – Sen. Ed Markey: Smith College, 6pm. Town Hall. Smith College, Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green Street, Northampton. In the U.S. Senate, I am …

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