When the last Events Roundup went out, our Candidate Forum with Setti Warren was about to begin. Let us begin where we left off, with this report from IS Organizer Ashley Tartarilla.
Last Monday evening, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren, joined us at the Green Room for a meet and greet. Warren talked to IS about his two terms as mayor of Newton, his reasons for running against Baker in 2018, and how he plans to defeat Baker in the upcoming election. Notably, he reminded the audience that it is not only the Trump agenda that we need to be resisting, but also the Baker agenda. Warren's talk was followed by a Q&A where audience members asked the mayor questions on affordable housing, policing, and criminal justice reform.
Tuesday, October 17
If you're free at 10 am, the Action Lab invites you to come support the Tenant Right of First Refusal Bill (H3017) in its public hearing at the State House. This bill would allow tenant groups to work out a mutually beneficial deal with their landlords when buildings are sold, preventing displacement and preserving affordable housing. The meeting will be held in Room B-2. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.
Wednesday, October 18
Get social at our next Drinkup, hosted by our Outreach Lab. It's happening at 9 Nevada Ave in Somerville, from 7 to 9 pm. We've planned this one specifically to connect new members with existing ones who can answer their questions. So whichever of those groups you belong to, you should come! There will be good people, a crackling firepit, and snacks. There will also be booze, but you'll have to bring that. More info on the event's Facebook page.
The Energy & Environment Lab meets from 7 to 8 at Bloc Cafe. They're throwing their support behind three big environmental bills now being considered by the Massachusetts legislature. Apropos of nothing, did you hear Trump just appointed another "climate skeptic" as the White House senior adviser on environmental policy? Basically, if you've ever thought of getting involved with #ee, now's as good a time as any.
Thursday, October 19
Creative Lab meets from 7 to 9 at Canopy City (14 Tyler St, 3rd Floor). Meet fellow creatives, learn more about IS and #Creative, talk about existing initiatives and possible proactive projects, decide on the next few creative meetings and more. RSVP and check out the agenda at the Facebook event page.
Don't fancy yourself a "creative type"? Or are you just really into a) numbers, b) money, and/or c) party planning? Well then, dear reader, let the Fund Lab be your jam. It's meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 at 18 Harrington Rd, Cambridge, MA. With that Day of the Dead fundraiser coming up, it's sure to be an a) fun, and b) important meeting!
Friday, October 20
Action Lab will be meeting at the usual time (10 am) but, sneakily, at a different location — Bloc Cafe. They will be back at the Somerville Library for the following week's meeting on October 27. Gotta keep an eye on those wily #actioneers.
Saturday, October 21
Our next installment of Community Hours will be held from 12 to 2 at 163 Forest St in Arlington. Here's the skinny from your scintillating host, Stacey McCullough:
Come snack and work with fellow members of IS! ~10-15 min walk from the 77 bus at Mass Ave and Appleton St. We have one spare parking spot. Otherwise, there are usually open spots on Edmund Rd. or Sunset Rd.
Two scaredy cats with lots of fur, but they're mostly hypoallergenic. Lots of stairs to get up to the house.
One other super-important note: This is a bring-your-own-coffee event! (Tea and hot chocolate and instant decaf available.)
Thursday, November 2
Look, we know you've received two nearly-identical emails about it already today (technical snafu, sorry!) but we can't exactly close an Events Roundup without mentioning our upcoming Day of the Dead fundraiser. It's going to be the bee's knees. (Or… the Monarch Butterfly's… wings? No? Ok.) Mark your calendars: Thursday, November 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, 15 Westwood Rd., Somerville. Details and RSVP link on Facebook.
Sunday, November 12
Also, FYI, there's going to be a statewide Indivisible MA conference on November 12. It will feature workshops on organizing, tech, elections, and more! Most of all, it's a chance to meet and mingle with other Indivisiblers across the Commonwealth, and find out what they've been up to. For additional information and to register, visit www.indivisible-ma.org.
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