Indivisible MA Statewide Call on Feb 12th at 8pm - Shared screen with speaker view
If you have questions please post your question to chat here
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?
retaliation seems very real
There was a rumor that DeLeo might retire - would that be an opportunity?
I'd like to hear Jay reply to this directly, but I suspect it's more complicated than that.
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.
Is there anything that groups of progressive activists, like us as Indivisible chapters, could do to help you?
…to help you fight this fight, I mean, and build that trust and momentum you need to get traction?
what article is Lindsay refering to?
This one https://commonwealthmagazine.org/state-government/house-plays-follow-the-leader-2/
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?
is there any legislation pending on ranked choice voting
sounds like DeLeo needs to go! how can we get rid of him?
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.
Another one to add to our list....
Will the change come over rules, or over the legislature ducking issues?
Is there a more substantive electoral/voting rights package? What are they?
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.
Vivian committee assignments will be in the next week or two.
Here’s the info on the Ranked Choice Voting bills - includes info on who’s cosponsored https://www.voterchoicema.org/state_house_take_action
I do not see her phone there
That's great, Ken! We on the Cape have found that to be very beneficial!
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.
Mark, can you say again how we all get involved in supporting those initiatives?
how do; we find out about opportunitires to support these bills? Green bills
Can we get updates through Ind MA newsletter on the Power Forward?
I’d like to revisit having us support the Financial Transparency legislation before we end this meeting
What specifically do you object to with Lynch?
updates on time sensitive legislative issues via email or newsletter are always appreciated (many don't use Slack regularly)
Why are you so dismissive of Brianna Wu?
we will work hard to get legislative updates in the newsletter on a regular basis
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.
Would be helpful to see a summary of Lynch's record especially the negative things.
I agree w/Rachel about Brianna Wu -
I can speak to Brianna Wu
Rachel, how do I contact you?
Yes! Thank you! Very educational and informative!
Thanks Good evening
Thank you so much! Great meeting — and thanks especially to Jay and Rachael for that discussion. That was hugely valuable and very much appreciated.
lets sign off