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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon St
Boston,

January 2014

Rally against the TPP & Corporate Globalization

January 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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What is the TPP? Trans Pacific Partnership is the worst trade deal you may not have ever heard of. And that is exactly what the corporations want. The TPP is going to exploit you. Nothing is secure, not your job, not your environment, not your health, not your internet.Under TPP, corporations can undermine your city and state laws legally, for their own profit. Only corporations will benefit from TPP. These corporations want Fast Track. Fast Track is when Congress passes legislation that allows little debate,…

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May 2014

Budget for All Lobby Day

May 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Budget for All!  Lobby Day Supported by 75% of voters in 91 cities and towns across the state, the Budget for All reso­lutions, S.1750 and H.3211, are pending before the Massa­chusetts House and Senate’s committees on Ways and Means.   Last Thursday, we visited nearly 50 offices in the State House of Representatives!   This Thursday, we'll be back to visit Senate offices and follow up on House offices.   We'll make sure all the offices know about the Budget for All and…

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Budget for All – Lobby Day #2

May 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Budget for All!  Lobby Day Supported by 75% of voters in 91 cities and towns across the state, the Budget for All! reso­lutions, S.1750 and H.3211, are pending before the Massa­chusetts House and Senate’s committees on Ways and Means. Last Thursday, we visited nearly 50 offices in the State House of Representatives!   This Thursday, we'll be back to visit Senate offices and follow up on House offices. We'll make sure all the offices know about the Budget for All!  and ask them to support…

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February 2015

Global Divestment Day

February 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Global Divestment Day on February 12 sponsored by Senator Ben Downing, and Representatives Marjorie Decker and Frank Smizik 10 AM - Noon - Risks to our pensions:  Panel on Carbon Risk Noon - 2 PM - Rally of voices for Divestment and Voices for Action from Frontline Communities, Public Health, Labor, Business, Education, Faith, Environment, Science, Peace, New Economy and More 2-3 PM - Lobby Your Legislators 3-5 PM - Youth Rally for Divestment Panel, Student Speakers, Networking Organized by…

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June 2015

Rally to Shut Pilgrim

June 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Pilgrim is among the 5 worst run reactors in the US*. Pledge solidarity to keep the South Shore, Cape Cod, Boston, and New England clean and safe for generations to come by participating in a rally in the Gardner Auditorium in the State House to revoke Pilgrim’s operating license and remove this nuclear threat from our lives. This event takes place after the four-day March For Our Children. Meet us at South Station/Dewey Square at noon on June 16. Walk to…

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October 2015

Shut Pilgrim Speakout

October 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Entergy Nuclear Corporation recently announced they plan to close Pilgrim in 2019.  The real Entergy narrative is not 'Pilgrim nuclear will be shut by mid-2019" but the fact it will continue to operate a degraded and dangerous nuclear reactor for profit for four more years.   This is UNACCEPTABLE!   The primary issue surrounding Pilgrim is neither energy nor economics:  It is public safety. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rated Pilgrim as one of the worst operating reactors in the…

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Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution!

October 28, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Rally 12:30 pm · State House Steps Hearing 1:30 pm Room A1 Speakers include: Mel King, community organizer • Carolyn Federoff, Mass. AFL-CIO • Craig Altemose, Better Future Project Michael Kane, Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants • Joel Wool, Clean Water Action • Grace Ross, Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending • Wayne Smith, Vietnam Veteran • Phil Mamber, Mass. Senior Action • Erin Miller, Rosie's Place • Chris Horton, Worcester Unemployed Action Group • Concetta Paul, Save Our Section 8 •…

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April 2016

Fight for $15 Rally at the State House

April 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Massachusetts Workers to Join Largest-Ever Day of Global Strikes and Protests as part of Fight for $15Healthcare, Airport, Fast Food, Education and Retail Workers to rally at the State House and march on key employers to highlight the need for a $15/hr wage and better working conditions on April 14BOSTON, MA – In the wake of historic victories in California and New York that will bring a $15 minimum wage to millions of Americans in these states, workers in Massachusetts…

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July 2016

Protest Israeli Cuts to Water in Palestine

July 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Many Palestinians are living without any water for days at a time. Water shortages and cuts have been reported in Palestinian towns and villages throughout the northern Jenin and Nablus districts. Animals and plants are dying. The health and lives of human beings, particularly the young, frail, and elderly, are at risk. As the occupying power, Israel is obligated under international humanitarian law to ensure the dignity and well being of the population living under its control. We call on…

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September 2016

Massachusetts Moral Monday: National Day of Action

September 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Join us at 11 AM on Sunday, September 12 at the Massachusetts State House to call on our elected officials to move away from extremist politics and policies that benefit the few and move toward policies and laws that are just and fair and guarantee a better life for the majority of the people.America has a heart problem! In this country today poverty and inequality are rampant, voting rights and democracy are being trampled, millions of people lack the health…

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October 2016

Wake Up Governor: The NRC must Shut Pilgrim Now!

October 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Speakout: Close Pilgrim Now

Speakout at the Massachusetts State House with Senator Dan Wolf and others "It's too risky to wait for Pilgrim Plant's shutdown" - 9/13/16 Boston Globe "Close Pilgrim immediately" - 4/27/16 Cape Cod Times  

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November 2016

Speakout: Close Pilgrim Now

November 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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We must confront those who refuse to act: who put the health of corporations before the health and safety of our citizens. Join the growing movement to support the immediate closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power reactor.  Its continued operation threatens our communities. Our safety and security depend on all voices joining together in a moral call to action. Help us take our power back! Coach bus $16 round trip: Leaving Harwich 8:30am / Barnstable 9:50am / Sagamore 10:10am To reserve a…

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RaiseUp Massachusetts Legislative Announcement

November 29, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Legislative Announcement

Since our founding, Raise Up Massachusetts has been on the front lines of legislation for working families and has fought to build an economy that works for everyone. That's why we want you to join us for a major legislative announcement on Tuesday, November 29th. Join us as we hold our legislators accountable to all workers across the Commonwealth.

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December 2016

Protect Our White House (from racism, sexism and bigotry)

December 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Bannon Pushes Hatred

POSTPONED from Dec. 2: Friday, Dec 9, ­4pm, State House: With one month until Trump is sworn into office, we are faced with frightening appointees that will protect the rights of the few rather than the many: Steven Bannon, a white supremacist xenophobe Jeff Sessions, a senator with a racist track record Former Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who openly calls for a war against Islam Massachusetts Peace Action's student leaders have joined together to organize a rally protesting these appointments and…

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Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia #KindleJustice

December 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia

Jews and allies standing against Islamophobia and racism invite you to join us as we rekindle our commitment to justice in 20 cities across the country to mark the holiday of Chanukah.  Join us in as we march from the State House to say NO to Muslim registries, NO to state surveillance of the Muslim community, NO to more immigration restrictions, NO to racist hate speech and hate crimes, NO to Neo-Nazi antisemitism, and NO to racial and religious profiling.…

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January 2017

A reporter’s perspective: Assad, Trump, and the failure of US Syria Policy

January 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Based on numerous reporting trips to the region, freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich discusses the growth of Syrian extremist rebel groups, the status of the Assad regime, foreign intervention and the failure of US policy. He provides up to date analysis and what the new US president will likely face after the November elections. Erlich is a Peabody winning journalist and author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect (Foreword by Noam…

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July 2017

Anti-BDS Legislation Hearing

July 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Right to Boycott

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing will be in the Gardner Auditorium. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts," is in fact a dangerous attempt to restrict our right to use boycotts to advocate for Palestinian human rights. One hundred organizations in Massachusetts have signed on to the…

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November 2017

Hearing on Revenue, Information and Accountability Act

November 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Trump Budget Pie FY2018. National Priorities Project

The hearing will be Monday, Nov. 6, 1:00pm in the State House room A-2.  This hearing has been repeatedly rescheduled -- but this time, it's real! President Trump and his Republican allies have already begun to cut federal programs critical to our health and welfare, while proposing provocative and wasteful increases in Pentagon spending. Unfortunately, few citizens have a clear grasp of the spending allocations in the Congressional budget (see pie chart below for 2015 spending) and how changes in these…

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May 2018

RaiseUp Congress

May 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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RaiseUp Congress

FOR PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE AND A $15 MINIMUM WAGE Join us to rally and lobby for Paid Family and Medical Leave and a $15 Minimum Wage at the Massachusetts State House! This event will represent the escalation of a multi-year campaign and regional briefings across the Commonwealth. Join us as we rally to move these issues on the legislature or on the 2018 ballot! TUESDAY, MAY 8TH, 1:00 PM MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, GRAND STAIRCASE REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: www.raiseupma.org/congress

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February 2019

Poor People’s Campaign: Press Conference & Legislative Demand Delivery

February 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Poor People in MA

We refuse to be silent as our elected leaders undermine access to the ballot box, destroy healthcare and the social safety net, and deny living wages—all while cutting taxes for the wealthy. Together we’ve been organizing and building the movement from the ground up in Massachusetts since we last took action at our state house in June. We have newly elected legislators and they must hear from us! They must know that we are not a movement that doesn’t shrink…

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May 2019

Fund our Future Rally

May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Fund Our Future Rally

We have a once-in-a-generation chance to pass bills increasing the amount of state aid for our public schools and colleges by more than $1.5 billion a year. On Thursday, May 16, join with students, educators, parents and community members in demanding that our legislators take action on two key education funding bills, the Promise Act and the Cherish Act, which would reverse years of underfunding of our public schools and colleges. Our students can’t afford another year of funding shortfalls and budget cuts. To…

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July 2019

Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps

July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps

Inspired by a national call to action, the Boston Lights for Liberty vigil will bring hundreds -- maybe even thousands -- of people together to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Join us on the steps of the MA State House - or even in front of your own home - to hold a candle and share a moment of silence. We will hear testimonies from immigrants, educators, health worker testimonies. We'll also have mini teach-ins, songs/chants, a reading…

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December 2019

End the Deadly Exchange Boston

December 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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End the Deadly Exchange

We will be out on the streets to call for an end to the Deadly Exchange between Massachusetts law enforcement officials and Israeli police. Our safety comes through solidarity, not through Israeli-style militarization of MA law enforcement officials.  We will start the event at the State House with the 'lighting' of the first two candles, will make 2 more short stops lighting more candles and sharing stories/music/poetry and then end the event at the Court Street ADL office. We will…

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January 2020

No War on Iran! U.S. troops out! Global Day of Protest

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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International Day of Action - No War with Iran

Join the ANSWER Coalition at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Saturday, January 25th, from 2 to 4 PM to demand clearly: No War on Iran and U.S. troops out of the Middle East! The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences. The people of the world must fight back and stop it. For all who…

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February 2020

Boston Rally and March for Bernie

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Bernie Sanders’ historic presidential campaign is mobilizing millions of people to fight for fundamental changes in our society. We need Medicare for All, the cancellation of all student debt, a Green New Deal, and to fight the billionaire class altogether. Like in 2016, there will be a big rally and March for Bernie in Boston on Saturday, February 22nd at 1pm. Students, workers, union members, and progressive activists will rally to show our support for Bernie and prove the strength…

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July 2020

Change the State Flag and Seal; Ban the Use of Native Mascots

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Indigeous Agenda Rally, Nov 2019

Rally and press conference at the State House Steps to pass legislation this month to Change Massachusetts' Racist State Flag and Retire All Native American Mascots After 400+ Years of Genocide and Colonialism, the Time has Come! Assemble 10:30 am Rally 11:00 am Speakers will Include: Mahtowin Munro - UAINE Jean-Luc Pierite - NAICOB Kevin Peterson - New Democracy Coalition Representative - Massachusetts Peace Action Representative - Mass. Mascot Coalition Sen. Jason Lewis Rep. Nika Elugardo Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa Rep.…

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Strike for Black Lives

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Monday, July 20th @ 9:00 am Join us at the Massachusetts State House, or show your support at home, at work, or on social media! Feel free to STRIKE WHERE YOU ARE if you are unable to make it to the state house, STRIKE IN YOUR YARD, ON YOUR PORCH OR AT YOUR JOB.  Take 8:46 seconds and join with us on Monday July 20th., Please meet us in front of the Massachusetts State House to STRIKE FOR BLACK LIVES!!  24 Beacon St. 02133,…

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