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Submitted by Christine Crean on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:09pm.
Don't forget to come to Drinking Liberally this Wednesday.
Question, should we be happy about Donald Trump in the Presidential race? On one hand it would be good for the Democrats because he would most likely be attacking the GOP and cause much chaos and dissention. On the other hand if people actually vote for him what does that say about the intelligence, or lack thereof, of the American people?
I wonder what other countries think of us looking at the collection of prospective candidates and of course the Donald.
let's commiserate together while we raise a glass and ponder these topics.
Your Chapter Leaders,
Submitted by Christine Crean on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:18pm.
Sorry about the lateness for this email. Hope everyone's 4th was nice. DL will meet at our usual time and place, Turtle Tavern, 72 Main St. Milford MA from 6:30 on.
The presidential field continues to grow, though not in depth but width. We have much to talk about so come on down and share your thoughts about our future prospects.
See you then!!!
Submitted by Christine Crean on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:59am.
So Deflate-gate is on deck for a hearing and the TTP is about to be voted on today. What are your hopes for an outcome?
We are also looking at some sever storms today. Keep safe and I hope to see everyone tomorrow evening at the Turtle Tavern on 72 Main St. in Milford starting at 6:30 on.
Christine, Karen, Kate and Jay
Submitted by Christine Crean on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 7:09am.
Many town caucuses happened these past weeks. I am not sure about your town but in Milford it was a low turnout. This year the convention will be on issues as it is not a major election year. There was time after the caucus to discuss the state of political engagement at the national and state level. We discussed how to get more people involved, more youth involved and what are the ways to effectively campaign today. We did not come up with many answers but did open up the dialogue.
As we approach the next election cycle we should ask ourselves how do we get people excited and engaged in the election process so we have good people elected who care about real advocacy on behalf of all of us. An elected official who is able to keep power balanced between corporations and "the people" so everyone has a seat at the table.
This may be a tall order but we have to start somewhere. We can begin by coming to the Turtle Tavern on Main St. in Milford this Wednesday from 6:30 on. Hope springs eternal.
Christine, Karen, Kate and Jay
Submitted by Christine Crean on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:19am.
Subject: Laughing Liberally Boston June 13th w/ Guest Jaclyn Friedman
With the Republicans now controlling both the House and Senate and a GOP Governor here in Massachusetts, we need progressive laughs now more than ever. We are excited to announce Laughing Liberally Boston, a one night only political comedy show featuring some Boston's top progressive comedians.
Laughing Liberally Boston is hosted by comedian, satirist and progressive talk radio host Matthew Filipowicz. Matthew's work have been featured on CNN, NPR, PBS, HBO, BBC, Ain't It Cool News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Nation, the London Times, RT TV and countless sites in the liberal blogosphere including Salon, Daily Kos and the Huffington Post.
In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Boston has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Boston show will feature a special interview segment with a local political figure or activist. This month's guest is sexual liberationist, editor of Yes Means Yes (and host of the podcast by the same name), founder of Women, Action & the Media, and legendary feminist troublemaker, Jaclyn Friedman.
Laughing Liberally Boston takes place Saturday June 13th at 8pm at the Riot Theater, 146a South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. Admission is $8. Advance tickets can be purchased here.
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