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Indivisible MA Statewide Call on Feb 12th at 8pm - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Ansara
46:29
If you have questions please post your question to chat here
David Greenberg
49:17
So people didn’t vote for these because they thought it would make it harder for them to get things done by going against the leadership?
Christine Brown
49:42
retaliation seems very real
Christine Brown
53:30
There was a rumor that DeLeo might retire - would that be an opportunity?
Daniel Curtis
54:12
I'd like to hear Jay reply to this directly, but I suspect it's more complicated than that.
Daniel Curtis
54:56
I think Jay was suggesting that if we don't do quite a bit of preparation for that, including agreeing on a short and achievable list of priorities that would guide the choice of speaker, then someone like DeLeo will probably win the next time the seat is open.
April Nichols
55:04
Is there anything that groups of progressive activists, like us as Indivisible chapters, could do to help you?
April Nichols
56:32
…to help you fight this fight, I mean, and build that trust and momentum you need to get traction?
Pam Poindexter
01:00:25
what article is Lindsay refering to?
Lisa Baci
01:01:28
This one https://commonwealthmagazine.org/state-government/house-plays-follow-the-leader-2/
Ken Golden
01:01:48
Thanks.
April Nichols
01:04:07
We are thrilled to see our own Jim McGovern gaining chairmanship of the House Rules Committee in DC. Is there any support or collaboration that could happen between your rules work here in MA and his experience in the House?
Christine Brown
01:06:31
is there any legislation pending on ranked choice voting
Pam Poindexter
01:09:22
sounds like DeLeo needs to go! how can we get rid of him?
Carla Cooper
01:10:37
DeLeo sounds like he’s so old school that he doesn’t even recognize how much more involved constituents are now than say 5 years ago. They WANT to know what’s going on.
Pam Poindexter
01:11:19
how?
Laurie Veninger
01:11:24
Another one to add to our list....
Mark Dyen
01:12:31
Will the change come over rules, or over the legislature ducking issues?
Mark Dyen
01:16:53
Is there a more substantive electoral/voting rights package? What are they?
Vivian Tseng
01:17:33
I testified on this legislation during the last session. I think it is so important. Why don’t we focus on educating folks about it now, in advance of committee assignments and hearing schedule.
marci cemenska
01:18:21
Vivian committee assignments will be in the next week or two.
Lisa Baci
01:18:55
Here’s the info on the Ranked Choice Voting bills - includes info on who’s cosponsored https://www.voterchoicema.org/state_house_take_action
Pam Poindexter
01:19:59
I do not see her phone there
Laurie Veninger
01:24:10
That's great, Ken! We on the Cape have found that to be very beneficial!
Rachel Poliner
01:25:16
Is it ok to ask about U.S. Rep races? There are two challengers, one who is quite inspiring and viable, running against Stephen Lynch in CD8. I can make connections.
April Nichols
01:27:59
Mark, can you say again how we all get involved in supporting those initiatives?
Christine Brown
01:28:01
how do; we find out about opportunitires to support these bills? Green bills
Laurie Veninger
01:29:17
Can we get updates through Ind MA newsletter on the Power Forward?
Vivian Tseng
01:29:25
I’d like to revisit having us support the Financial Transparency legislation before we end this meeting
Denise Falbo
01:30:19
What specifically do you object to with Lynch?
Pam Poindexter
01:31:09
updates on time sensitive legislative issues via email or newsletter are always appreciated (many don't use Slack regularly)
Laurie Veninger
01:31:35
Agreed, Pam!
Vivian Tseng
01:32:59
Why are you so dismissive of Brianna Wu?
Michael Ansara
01:33:11
we will work hard to get legislative updates in the newsletter on a regular basis
Patricia Boyden
01:33:16
Hi Rachel, Trish from Canton here, we are having MoDar at our Canton Democratic Town Committee on June 7th - at Canton Public Library at 7:00 p.m.
Denise Falbo
01:33:26
Would be helpful to see a summary of Lynch's record especially the negative things.
Patricia Boyden
01:34:58
I agree w/Rachel about Brianna Wu -
Carla Cooper
01:34:59
I can speak to Brianna Wu
Patricia Boyden
01:35:40
Rachel, how do I contact you?
Carla Cooper
01:36:24
Yes! Thank you! Very educational and informative!
David Greenberg
01:36:35
Good meeting!
Laurie Veninger
01:36:46
Thanks! Goodnight!
Pam Poindexter
01:37:00
thanks!
Jacqueline Neiman
01:37:33
Thanks Good evening
April Nichols
01:38:46
Thank you so much! Great meeting — and thanks especially to Jay and Rachael for that discussion. That was hugely valuable and very much appreciated.
Michael Ansara
01:39:45
lets sign off