Grassroots Action Day to Protect the Middle Class
Public Event · By Protect NH Families
Thursday 8:00am until 4:00pm
With the 2012 legislative session in full swing, reckless politicians in Concord are determined to carry out a politically-motivated ambush on New Hampshire’s middle class – including dozens of proposals that would weaken – or wipe out – the right of thousands of Granite State workers to collectively bargain for better working conditions.
These ruthless legislative attacks are designed to undermine the economic security of hard-working families across the state, and are out-of-step with mainstream support for preserving collective bargaining rights. Measures like so-called “right to work” laws and denying workers the right to have a collective voice on the job will do nothing to help the state’s economy – and many of the proposed laws would have a disproportionate impact on the people we count on to educate our kids, keep our communities safe, and help protect the “New Hampshire Advantage.”
On Thursday, January 19, the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee will hold a public hearing on several bills intended to strip public workers of the right to collectively bargain. Now is the time to have a voice – it’s likely that this will be the only public hearing on this legislation before it moves to the House floor for a full vote.
Please stand with New Hampshire working families, and help us send a clear message that we want our legislature to stop attacking the middle class and focus on creating more and better work opportunities for people in the Granite State. Our January 19 Grassroots Action Day will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with coffee and an informative briefing – we’ll also have pointers available for folks interested in giving citizen testimony at the public hearing.
Contact email@example.com for more information – we hope to see you there.
Legislative Office Building – Coffee & Briefing 8:00-8:45am, America Votes
4 Park Street, Room 302, Concord, NH
PSA (POSITIVE STREET ART) LAUNCH PARTY (outreach)
Public Event · By Cecilia Ulibarri and Manuel Phelany Ramirez (who created huge banner at occupytheprimary)
6:30pm until 8:30pm
Want to know what the buzz is all about??? Want to be part of our local art movement?
Join us for some refreshments and some networking while we launch our new venture!
PSA’s Mission Statement:
To encourage, enlighten and educate the public
about urban art and its unlimited potential for
a positive impact on our community.
Let’s paint this town a million colors!
88 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060
Rally to Unite Citizens for Democracy
Public Event · By Occupy Boston
4:00pm until 8:00pm
4:00 – 4:20 – Community Gather Time + Arts and Entertainment
4:20 – 4:30 – Opening Remarks
4:30 – 4:50 – We the People (Rep. Cory Atkins)
4:50 – 5:10 – Cross-Partisan Organizing: Finding Areas of Agreement (Szelena Gray)
5:10 – 5:45 – Break-out Sessions – Corporate Influence
**Financial Industry (Pam Wilmot)
**Environmental Concerns (Terra Fredricks)
**Housing Crisis (Grace Ross)
**Military Spending (Cole Harrison)
**Immigration – Historical Perspective (Felipe Zamborlini)
**Healthcare (MA Nurses Association)
**Agri-business (Theresa Earle)
5:45 – 6:15 – Corporate Personhood 101: A Panel Discussion (John Bonifaz, Donna Palermino and Malia Lazu)
6:15 – 6:30 – Occupy Legislation Handbook From Progressive Massachusetts (Senator Jamie Eldridge)
6:30 – 7:00 – Questions and Answers
7:00 – 7:30 – Break-out Sessions – Citizens United in Context: Money in Politics
**Communication Strategies around Money in Politics (Pam Wilmot)
**Where the Campaign Money Comes From (Patrick Frank)
**Pay to Play and the Lobbying Industry
**Supreme Court Decisions Empowering Corporations (John Hill – MTA)
**Public Financing of Elections (Jules Levine)
**Disclosure and Corporate Accountability (Judy Whipple)
**The Implications of Corporate Personhood: Pros and Cons (Donna Palermino)
7:30 – 7:35 – Closing Remarks
7:35 – 8:00 – Reception and Entertainment + Arts – Poets, Skits, end with Music
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Boston
138 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111
From Occupy to Workers Control
Public Event · By Doug Enaa Greene
6:00pm until 8:00pm
Join Immanuel Ness and Elaine Bernard for a panel discussion on From Occupy to Workers Control sponsored by the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series and Encuentro 5.
The Occupy Movement is taking new and exciting steps as it continues to reshape political possibilities (such as reclaiming foreclosed homes).
The discussion of how to organize a society that represents the interests and aspirations of the 99% is a debate that is being held across Occupy sites.
What would it mean to really take the Occupy Movement into the workplace? Into the heart of the economic system itself? And how to do it?
Join us on Jan. 20 at 6 pm for two of the contributors to the book, Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present (Immanuel Ness and Elaine Bernard).
33 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Occupy New Hampshire Media Tech Twitter Teach In
Public Event · By Ryan Glen Hirsch
6:30am until 8:00pm
Ryan will be doing a media tech teach in on how to set up a twitter account, link it to your phone, and tweet by sending a text message from any mobile phone with texting enabled.
Autumn will be teaching people how to use the occupy nh google calendar to add events.
If we have extra time and anyone wants to learn and has a smart phone or laptop, we will go over live streaming video.
please bring your laptops and cell phones. we will be setting up twitter accounts, and tweeting one thing by text message. I have a phone with 4G hotspot capabilities so we will have internet. so bring your laptops and connect to help set up accounts quicker.
641 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2510
Corporate Money Out of Politics Rally!
Public Event · By WolfPac New Hampshire
1:00pm until 4:00pm
The Statehouse: Concord, New Hampshire, 107 N. Main St.
This is not a Democratic or Republican issue, both of our political parties have completely sold us out. If you don’t think that corporations should be able to buy our politicians and thus our Democracy then we need YOU to show up at the Statehouse on Jan. 21! We are not against corporations at all, we just don’t want them to be able to buy our Democracy anymore.
We need to pressure our State Representatives into calling for a Constitutional Convention with the purpose of passing an amendment to end corporate personhood. This issue is the root cause of all other problems in this country and we need LOTS of people to show up with signs protesting corporate money in politics. Or if you don’t want to bring a sign just come and hang out, you’re guaranteed to meet some interesting people from all over New Hampshire!
We chose this date because it is the anniversary of the awful “Citizens United” court case allowing unlimited amounts of money to pour into our political campaigns from both domestic and foreign corporations. This is the first step of our plan, let’s show them we are paying attention!! Please click on the Invite button at the top of this page and invite all of your friends!! We need EVERYONE to attend this rally; firemen, teachers, small business owners, farmers, athletes, techies, male, female, young and old! We are ALL affected by this and I Believe we are going to save our Democracy but it’s going to take a little effort, see you there!
*Suggestions for signs if you want to bring them, we should stay on message, this a very focused rally: “Amendment to End Corporate Personhood” “Corporate Money out of Politics”
Corporate Personhood, Campaign Finance Reform and Move to Amend
1:00pm until 4:00pm
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons and opened the flood gates for corporate control of elections. Please join the Social Justice Committee of UU of Haverhill on Saturday January 21st on the second anniversary of this ruling to discuss the role of money in politics, how we can help to change the campaign finance and be a part of the movement to amend the constitution across the country. We will first view Harvard University Professor Lawrence Lessig’s lecture (50 minutes) on “How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop it” from his book “Republic, Lost” followed by discussion and action on Move to Amend and Campaign Finance Reform proposals.
Universalist Unitarian Church
15 Kenoza Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830
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