July 12th - Save the date for a picnic!

Hello Occupy Arlington,

We are hoping to get together on Sunday, July 12th from 5-7pm.

We're planning to picnic (outside if weather permits) and hold an open meeting. In the spirit of Occupy, we're looking for a public space in the center of Town to use as our preferred venue and an indoor space as backup. Your help with arrangements is welcome.

We will have more details about the picnic in a few days. Meanwhile, please save the date!

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Upcoming Events in June

For those of you who don't use facebook, there are a couple of events coming up in the next few days, including:

Workshop, March & Rally to Keep Fracked Gas Out of Massachusetts
Saturday, June 6th at 9:00am - Workshop; 2pm Walk & Rally
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn in Swampscott, Massachusetts

Rally to End Mass Incarceration and Judiciary Hearing on Related Bills
Tuesday, June 9 at 12:00pm - Rally, Press Conf, & Hearing
Massachusetts State House, Gardiner Auditorium

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Save The Date: 04-15-15 HEARING for H-933

PMA Action and supporters of "Corporations are NOT People: Money is NOT Speech;"

PMA has been informed, as of late Friday, that House Bill no. H-933, one of the two Bills for a legislative Amendment to the MA Constitution, will be heard by the Joint Judiciary Committee THIS coming Wednesday, at 11 AM; Room B-2

Listing of the Bill to be heard: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H933
Hearing info: https://malegislature.gov/Events/EventDetail?eventId=1071&eventDataSource=Hearings (Note: website lists room B-2)
compostition of the Committee: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Joint/J19

Pay 2 Play - Wed April 8th

On Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00pm., Pay 2 Play, a documentary about the corrosive influence of big money in politics, will be shown at the 1st Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington Center. Following the movie, Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts, will lead a discussion about the various campaigns to take back democracy. Admission is free, so please come, and bring friends!

Ask your State Rep/Senator to CO-SPONSOR PassMassAmendment Bills by Jan 30th

Both a Senate and House Bill, based on PassMassAmendment language, have successfully been filed in the Massachusetts State House!!!

On January 16, proposals based on PassMassAmendment were filed in the Massachusetts House and Senate by lead sponsors Senator Kenneth Donnelly, Representative Dave Rogers and Representative Paul Mark, as a proposed amendment to the MA State Constitution, based on Corporations are not People. Money is not Speech.

Jan 21st is the Fifth Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling

1/21/15 is the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgate$$$$. Just a reminder, and possibly a good day to send a message to those who agree that "Corporations are not People. Money is not Speech." That Occupiers are growing louder and more visible as our struggle continues. We have taken on a variety of issues and partnered with many groups that aim to foster the common good. We are still the 99%, in all our diverse forms, as we continue our work.

Fracked Gas Pipeline in Massachusetts?

(Source: UJP)

On July 30, 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there will be a rally at the State House in Boston to welcome and join the "rolling marchers" who are walking to protest a proposed pipeline of fracked gas running through their communities.

This is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run from New York, to Richmond in Berkshire County and through to Dracut, north of Boston.

Petitions in opposition to this project will be presented to the legislature and governor. You can sign them here: http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org/pipeline-petition

General Assembly Notes 10 June 2014

OCCUPY ARLINGTON GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING NOTES – JUNE 10, 2014

Summary

  • OA endorses Friends of Alewife Reservation Action to PRESERVE THE SILVER MAPLE FOREST, Sat 6/28; 10 AM - noon - Alewife "T" march to forest. Put it on your calendar and join us!
  • AUDIENCE OUTREACH AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS ARE REQUESTED for "CITIZEN KOCH" - Brattle Theatre, June 20-25. OA is a co-sponsor of this event. Want to go as a group? Want to be on a panel? Check out the group Doodle schedule - http://doodle.com/dqnr9k6g3tv3yya7.

    1) LOOK AT YOUR CALENDAR, 2) CHOOSE THE TIME YOU WANT TO GO TO THE FILM, 3) GO TO DOODLE AND JOIN OTHER FILM_GOERS FOR THE SHOWING OF YOUR CHOICE!

  • NEXT OCCUPY ARLINGTON (OA) GA HAS NOT BEEN SCHEDULED. Please see our private Doodle link and tell us what you want to do this summer. http://doodle.com/pk56wpcw9ne9b6s3.

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