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Our Revolution Springfield Chapter Now Forming​ sends a big thank you 🤹 to Luis Arzola from the Springfield Ward 1 Democratic Commitee for the #Love #Support to film the launch of Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) in Springfield.
The first part of the session is missing and included Jeannette Rivera from Our Revolution Chicopee who reviewed the required steps to develop a chapter in Springfield and Yolanda R. Cancel, founder of SpringfieldWomenOrganize (SWO), a collective... of women "ambassadors" with the purpose to empower women and girls. #Springfield and #OurRevChicopee are proud to partner with SWO.

On film:
Linda OConnell with the League of Women Voters/Springfield explains the work of assembling a coalition of community groups to increase voter turnout. #Springfield is excited to partner on this program.

Matt Szafranski discusses the importance of citizen engagement and he outlined the process to run as a delegate to the #MassDemConvention.

Finally Our Revolution member with the State Democratic Party Edward Collins Jr. offered key considerations in developing an Our Revolution Springfield Endorsement Steering Team. We're anticipating a collaboration with members of each ward and various affinity groups who are in alignment with the #OurRevolution platform.

Karen Lee from #ORMA began the program with an overview and history of #ORMA and was the emcee for today's launch. Welcome to Springfield, Our Revolution!
If you have interest in any of the program highlighted above, or you'd like a digital copy of today's program, leave a comment, send a PM or an email to The413ORMA@gmail.com.

💥Thank you to our volunteers, Kevin Michael Karen Hansmann Alicia Fleming (and Alex!) and the support of #OurRevChicopee and Our Revolution Amherst. And in 413 spirit: Greater Northampton Our Revolution and Franklin County Continuing Political Revolution. We will follow up soon to plan the next steps for #OurRevolutionSpringfield

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Learn how to shop for nutritious foods on a budget.
This free seminar for Springfield residents combines financial and nutrition education to help you build and maintain healthy lifestyles and strong personal finances. A fun and interactive presentation that even the kids will enjoy!
Dinner will be served and child care and appropriate activities will be provided for ages 5-10. Ages 10+ can join the class!

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Wed 5:30 PM ESTBrookings Elementary SchoolSpringfield
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International Women’s Day is March 8, 2018. Springfield Women Organize is hosting a gathering in Court Square in Springfield to "Shine a Light on Women's Issues".
Women (and men!) are asked to wear the color red in solidarity and "shine a light on" the economic inequality, prejudice and insecurity faced by women in the workplace. #PressForProgress #SWO2018
Join us 413 FIELD Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists International Women's Day 2018

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Thu 7:00 PM ESTCourt SquareSpringfield
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Candidates for office, affinity groups, and activists-- need to brush up on your technology skills? Register for this free webinar. February 22nd.

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Thu 1:00 PM ESThttps://www.victoryguide.us/webinar-technology-for-political-movements
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Please fill out the delegate interest/elected form found here: https://tinyurl.com/yacccabk

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We’re halfway through the 2018 caucus season, and we’re still working to get ORMA members elected as delegates to the 2018 Democratic State Nominating Conventio...n on June 1st–2nd.

If you are planning on running — or have already been elected as a delegate — please fill out this form to let us know so we can follow up with you before the convention. https://tinyurl.com/yacccabk

Last year Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) brought over 700 delegates to the 2017 Democratic Platform Convention and helped pass the most progressive state platform in the nation!

Let’s do everything we can to join together again and hold the Democratic Party accountable for their actions — we must demand real progressive change for all of Massachusetts.

See the Mass Dems website for your caucus dates and other important information. https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycn246og
If you were not elected as a delegate or alternate — or missed your caucus — and identify as a minority, LGBTQ+, disabled, or Youth (35 & under), you can apply to be an add-on delegate. But don’t use this as an excuse to skip your caucus — preference is given to those who were in attendance.

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Welcome to Springfield, Our Revolution!
If you missed today's program and would like a digital copy of the materials, leave a comment, send a PM or an email to The413ORMA@gmail.com. Watch this space for the next steps in developing the Springfield affiliate. Our Revolution Springfield Chapter Now Forming Our Revolution Massachusetts joins #WesternMass affiliates Our Revolution Chicopee Our Revolution Amherst Franklin County Continuing Political Revolution @GreaterNorthamptonOurRevolution

Please join Springfield Women Organize ally and friend, Ayanna Crawford as Mistress of Ceremonies tonight at the 8th Annual Lift Every Voice Lecture Series in honor of Black History Month. The series includes spoken word, song, dance and award presentations.

Feb 9th -6:30 pm TONIGHT Award Winning Filmmaker Nicole Franklin
Spring of Hope Church Of God In Christ
35 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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Ayanna Crawford is with LaTonia Monroe Naylor and 18 others.

Black History Month Lecture Series. Lift every voice TONIGHT at 6:30pm. You don’t want to miss this one! Award Winning Women Film Director tells her Story!! Tahirah Amatul Wadud

Our Revolution and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee are coming together to provide in-depth training and skills for candidates of all experience levels.

If you or someone you know is interested in running for office, please nominate them here! https://www.nationalcandidatetraining.com/nominate

From Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15, hundreds of local, state, and federal candidates will converge in Washington, D.C. for four days of cutting-edge training. Attendees will learn about all aspects of running for office and be addressed by some of the top progressive champions, including Senator Bernie Sanders. All elected hopefuls, regardless of experience level, are welcome at this training!

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The one time cancellation of student loan debt is a net gain for the economy. The video interview of economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton with Dr. Jane Sanders from the Sanders Institute is a recap of the 68 page report (policy wonks will appreciate the detail).

If we don't simultaneously cancel the current student debt, we cannot make Public colleges free--the debt cycle of accumulation would continue. Loan forgiveness programs nibble around the edges. This bold idea attacks the critical problem head on. Share this post with your legislators and candidates running for office and ask them if they would support cancellation of student loan debt as part of their platform.

"If we don't arrest the debt now and stop the vicious cycle, future graduates will have to depend on the next generation (who will be strapped with even more de...bt) to take care of them."

While there may "only" be 43 million people holding the 1.3 Trillion of student debt, the real number of people effected is three fold. With less disposable income for the family; the spouse, children, parents, grandparents and all who are tied to that one student's debt triples the number of people directly impacted by student debt.

In this video, economist Dr Stephanie Kelton is interviewed by Dr. Jane Sanders from the Sanders Institute about her just released report (found here: https://www.sandersinstitute.com/…/the-macroeconomic-effect…) that asks the question: "What if the U.S. cancelled all student loan debt"? In short, cancellation would result in a significant positive gain in the economy with a trivial effect on the deficit.

Society benefits as a whole when the individual is educated, and good public policy is in place that respects our culture and people to reach their full potential. The additional good news is there has been an uptick in the number of candidates running for office and for re-election who are making debt cancellation part of their platform. Cheers. Let's keep up the momentum.

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Dr. Jane Sanders sits down with economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton to talk about the macroeconomic effects of student loan debt cancellation in the United States.
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Film & Discussion Series: Racism and Climate Change Are About You
Join us for this ongoing series on Thursday, February 8 at 7 pm. Dr. Atyia Martin examines t...he intersections of racism and climate change in this December 2017 TED talk.
After the discussion, work will continue small working groups to advance the anti-racism action projects already underway.

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The Sanders Institute released a sneak peek at the upcoming interview with Institute Founder Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders and Founding Fellow Dr. Stephanie Kelton on the release of this groundbreaking new report on Student Loan Debt Cancellation. #ForgiveStudentLoanDebt
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Spoiler alert: it’s a lot.

Watch the video and comment: How have the increasing costs of college tuition affected you?

A one-time policy of student debt cancellation, in which the federal government cancels the loans it holds directly and takes over the financing of privately owned loans on behalf of borrowers WOULD STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.
Last June Our Revolution Massachusetts put forth an amendment to fund #StudentLoanDebt to begin the process of cancelling the loans of Mass residents. The amendment passed and it's now part of the Massachusetts Democratic Platform on Education. We need to put pressure on our Massachusetts elected officials and candidates to honor the platform and vote for measures to cancel the student debt.
THIS REPORT SHOWS WHY the FEDERAL government should be responsible and why the STATES should support and put pressure on Congress to get this done and allow people to reboot the economy.

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Let this graph sink in. Dr. Stephanie Kelton, from The Sanders Institute and economic adviser to #SenatorSanders during the 2016 Presidential race; along with f...ellow researchers, decided to answer the question: What would happen if we canceled all student loan debt? The results? "The United States could boost GDP by an average of $100 billion a year, reduce the average unemployment by up to 0.36 percentage points over 10 years, and add up to 1.5 million new jobs per year." The report: "The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation" was posted today on the Sanders Institute webpage. Read the full report here: https://www.sandersinstitute.com/…/the-macroeconomic-effect…

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A quick look at the Democratic Caucus process.

Nancy Stenberg shared Young Democrats of Massachusetts's post to the group: Greater Northampton Our Revolution.

Democratic Caucuses begin tomorrow!

As promised, here is the Caucus At-A-Glace we mentioned. Thank you to our South Shore Young Democrats chapter for producing it for us!
https://drive.google.com/open…

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#PoorPower Last December plans for a new multi-issue, multiracial Poor People’s Campaign to recapture the revolutionary spirit of 1968 was reactivated. The campaign initiated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1967 was prevented from reaching its full potential after his death.

Today, fifty years later, what King called the “evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism” are worse today than ever-- Americans have seen an increase of 60 percent of people living below the official poverty line. The kick off in Boston is one of the multi state efforts to lay the groundwork for a mass mobilization of activism the spring of 2018. Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign

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Rand Wilson is with Beth Huang and 2 others at Massachusetts State House.

Press conference to kick off the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Poor people, clergy and activists held a news conference at the Sta...te House to serve notice on state legislative leaders that their failure to address the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and America’s distorted national morality will be met this spring with six weeks of direct action - including one of the largest waves of nonviolent civil disobedience in U.S. history.
This news conference was one of over 30 at state capitols and the U.S. Capitol Monday, marking the first nationwide action by the campaign since it launched on Dec. 4, 50 years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others called for the original Poor People’s Campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is the product of a decade of organizing by grassroots groups, religious leaders and others to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation. Expected to be a multi-year effort, the campaign will unite the poor, disenfranchised, and marginalized, combining direct action with grassroots organizing, voter registration, power building and nonviolent civil disobedience.

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