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Codes and Policies to Advance Zero Goals and We the People

Today, I joined webinar hosted by the New Buildings Institute. They covered Codes and Policies to Advance Zero Goals: Policies for Retrofits and New Construction, with speakers from Vancouver, New York state, Denver and right here in Metro Boston. Today, I also joined a catch-up call with We the People Massachusetts to get caught up [...]

Races for state representative

Today, I made donations to two candidates for state representative, for two different districts in Somerville. (One of them is my district.)

Movement Voter Project

Today, I joined an info session and fundraiser for the Movement Voter Project. Movement Voter is looking at the presidential and senate races this November, but it focuses its theory of change on helping local organizations that are already operating within key districts and states. Great turnout for a Zoom call, with about 100 people [...]

Another candidate for state rep

Yesterday, I joined a meeting with one candidate for state rep to talk about the We the People Massachusetts theory of change for democracy reform. Today, I had an exchange by email with the second candidate for that seat, to further garner support for the bill.

Candidate for state rep and CRWA governance committee

Today, I joined a call with We the People Massachusetts, to introduce ourselves to one of the candidates for state representative where I live. Today, I also joined a governance committee board call for the Charles River Watershed Association.

Climate Coalition of Somerville

Today, I attended the monthly call of the Climate Coalition of Somerville. We had a candidate for State Representative, Erika Uyterhoeven, join us to talk about her climate priorities as she prepares for the election in the Fall.

We The People amendment meeting with Congressional rep

Today, I joined a video-conference with our Congressional representative, Ayanna Pressley, to advocate for the We The People constitutional amendment, which would establish that companies are not granted the same constitutional rights as people, and begin to add transparency on corporate influence in our democratic processes. It’s something I’ve been working on for awhile.

We the People amendment

There’s been some progress on the state-level We The People amendment. It’s an important state legislative call for a constitutional convention to redress three specific wrongs: (1) corporations are created by people but are not people, and should not be allowed to use the people’s Constitutional rights against us, (2) political spending amplifies speech but [...]

Act on Biomass

Today, I coordinated for the Climate Coalition of Somerville to be a signatory for the Act on Biomass bill in the State House. This bill would take the obvious step of prohibiting the burning of wood as a renewable energy source. Because it’s not.

We the People with Senator Warren

I’ve written a couple times about my support for the We the People amendment, which would go a long way toward reforming our elections. In May last year, I visited Representative Pressley’s office to advocate with others for her co-sponsorship of the amendment int he House. She did so, just a few days later. In [...]

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