Following the recent unpleasantness, Somerville mayor Joe Curtatone surprised the crowd at the city's Halloween parade with an unexpected disguise today.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
CommonWealth magazine came across an interesting lawsuit involving the Boston Public Library and Maryanne Lewis, a lawyer-lobbyist and former state representative who is considering a run as an independent for Congress. The BPL says Lewis was improperly awarded a secret consulting contract by its former president, Bernard Margolis, and that Lewis never performed any consulting or legal services. Lewis says she did the "government relations consulting services" she was hired to do and wants the $32,000 she is still owed on her contract. The BPL is not only refusing to pay but demanding the $46,000 Lewis has already pocketed. No one is talking for the record, which means we need help figuring out what's really going on here. For the full CommonWealth story, go to http://www.commonwealthmagazine.org/News-and-Features/Online-exclusives/2010/Spring/No-show-job-flap-at-BPL.aspx. The address for CommonWealth is http://www.commonwealthmagazine.org
I expect history will truly sing praises of your citizens and voters. Why? Because you became the first state in our country where "We The People" as Americans, teamed up and voted your will (against all odds) for your state, yourself, your children and your future. You have empowered the nation. The below link is my 60sec heartfelt tribute.
On September 9, 2009, Open Media Boston (www.openmediaboston.org) hosted an Forum for the 15 At-Large Boston City Council candidates. Held at Roxbury Community College, the forum lasted nearly two hours and gave the candidates that attended an opportunity to voice their platforms, concerns, and solutions for the future of our city. Press Pass TV reporter Perla was on the scene to bring you the highlights.
Need a break from the stress of (looking for) work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive?
We're heading to the Garment District for Thrifting for Justice on Thursday, March 12 at 6pm!
More FBI photos of Sen. Diana Wilkerson getting away with the crime.
Another reason why you should vote for Sonia Chang-Diaz on November 4th.
Now, If this video that you are about to see doesn't convince you that Sen. Diane Wilkerson is a liar, a cheater and a stealer of your tax paying dollars to go to Foxwood's, then I don't know what is.
That facts all on this Youtube Video...
There's a political comedy show election weekend in the South End which I wrote much of; it's only $9. Here's the information:
>>If you're ready for the election to just end, join "Schmolitics" for some pre-votin' comedy. One weekend only, Thursday October 30 through Saturday November 1 at 8 PM at the Factory Theatre for the low, low price of $9.
Register to vote even if you don't think Kate Walsh is sexy. Register to vote whether you support McCain or Obama or Barr or Paul or McKinney.
Do you know the deadline to register in Massachusetts?
You can check your voter registration and polling place here if you live in Boston. The registration deadline was Wednesday August 27, 2008.
To be eligible to vote in the general election Tuesday November 4, 2008 the registration deadline is Wednesday October 15, 2008. Register and vote. This election will set all time voting records and you can be counted. Using this on-line tool, you can 1) Register to vote, 2) Request to vote absentee and 3) Find your polling location in about 3 minutes!
Summer is almost upon us and before school is out for the summer, we invite you to take part in a juicy discussion complete with new ideas, and of course, yummy desserts.
Economic downturns are nothing new but in the midst of recession, do you ever wonder how the credit crisis affects women? Do you have opinions on the mortgage bust? Are you trying to grasp how the current economic instability relates to your situation and what you can do about it?