Global Climate Strike September 2019
100th Anniversary Committee. JOIN US!
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote is the October selection for the Book Group
Join Us! Help us plan!
- Book Group Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Lilly Library
- Meeting with an author of a book on suffrage, possibly Susan Ware, who wrote “Why They Marched.”
- Joint project with Historic Northampton
- Educator Outreach Project has generated enthusiastic responses from teachers who plan to incorporate the suffrage movement and voter’s rights issues into their 2019/2020 curriculum. Read more…
- Historical Research: Smith archives, Forbes Library and other local institutions, and online.
In the News: Medicare for All in MA
Hampshire Gazette 6/26/19 “Why Medicare for All Works,” L. Pareles and C. Flory Read article…
Hampshire Gazette. Senator Jo Comerford is a cosponsor of S683, An Act Establishing Medicare for All in MA. Senator Jo Comerford answers questions about Medicare for All
HR 1, For the People Act (Action 1)
Permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Act (Action 3).
Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Action 4)
Action 12: Two bills protect children & families at U.S. borders
Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act and the Help Separated Families Act mitigate harm to children at U.S. Borders. Read more…
Two bills provide incentives to purchase electric vehicles and school buses: Driving America Forward Act, Clean School Bus Act of 2019 Read more…
ACTION 10: No more biomass plants in MA
Send emails to legislators: “Pass bills to remove incentives for biomass burning and to provide environmental justice to Springfield and all low-income, racially diverse communities, by keeping out polluting industries.” Read more, info and contacts…
Action 9: Energy Storage Tax Incentive & Deployment Act of 2019
The bill allows tax credits for (1) energy storage technologies, and (2) battery storage technology. Read more…
ACTION 8: MA Carbon Pricing (fee and rebate) bill
H2810 and S2018 put a price on carbon emissions to incentivize a move toward renewable energy and help us meet or exceed the Greenhouse Warming Solutions Act emissions target. Read more…
ACTION 7: DOE: Do not roll back efficiency standards for light bulbs
ACTION 6: Education Promise Act
Revises the Foundation Budget Formula for funding public schools. Read more…
ACTION 5: Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019
It “will restore sections of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court stripped in the Shelby County v. Holder decision in 2013. Read more…