On June 9th, the Joint Committee on Public Service heard testimony from advocates of around 60 bills. Among those were MAPA’s bill to divest state pension funds from companies involved in the war in Yemen and another MAPA bill to divest state pension funds from […]
Testimony of Cole Harrison on H.2597 and S.1703 I am Cole Harrison, executive director of Massachusetts Peace Action. We are a peace advocacy organization with 1200 dues paying members throughout the Commonwealth and 17,000 supporters. I’m testifying for H.2597 and S.1703, divestment from nuclear weapons, […]
Good morning. My name is Paul Shannon. I’m one of those legions of part-time college instructors and a retired director of the national film library for the American Friends Service Committee. I come to speak in favor of H 2636 and S 1735, an act […]
Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony in support of S 1703 and H 2597 While we face many urgent problems today, two existential dangers—the climate crisis and the growing possibility of nuclear war—threaten the very survival of our civilization and possibly our species. […]
Written testimony by Frances Jeffries regarding HB 2636 and Senate Bill 1735 to the meeting on June 9, 2021 of the Joint Committee on Public Service House Chair Gordon, Senate Chair Brady Every day each of us is inundated with an extraordinary amount of […]
State Rep. Mary Keefe will publicly sign the ICAN Legislative Pledge. The event will include remarks from Nick Cantrell of NuclearBan.US along as well as a representative of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.
Earlier this year, Brown University released a bombshell report about the toll of behind-the-scenes lobbying against climate action in Massachusetts. We are thrilled to welcome researchers Trevor Culhane, Galen Hall, and J Timmons Roberts, as well as Massachusetts state Rep. Mike Connolly to discuss “Who’s […]