It was a busy day yesterday (9/26) for our happy band of do-gooders. 🙂 Several of us WO-manned a sign-up table at the Cape Ann YMCA during National Voter Registration day, helping to sign up non-registered voters. It was very fun and informative. We will be doing this again, and asking folks to pitch in if they’d like.
Don’t forget the municipal election in Gloucester takes place November 7th and VOTE!!
Then, we gathered at 6:30P for our monthly WECANN meeting where we planned ahead for upcoming social events (likely an “Indoor Picnic” together with other local action organizations–stay tuned), and how WECANN might put together “report cards” for our local elected officials and those running for office. By collecting information on their past voting records and current stances on issues, WECANN members and others will be able to make informed decisions about our “champions.”
We had gorgeous “snowflakes” available thanks to artist Lisa Goren and her colleagues. The individual and unique snowflake pins come with a link to order swag online whose proceeds form donations to Planned Parenthood (See more at http://www.cafepress.com/snowflakestorm)
We are still fundraising by selling WECANN bumper stickers ($5ea) and buttons ($2ea).
We voted as a group to sign up to officially recognize WECANN as endorsing the Safe Communities Act through the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) Coalition.
At our meeting we also collected donations for the Tacos Lupita supply drive for Puerto Rico. (The restaurant, at 63 Washington St., Gloucester, is collecting all week and will ship items to the island by boat. 🇵🇷❤️)
Next month we expect a guest from Team Seth Moulton, Victoria Ireton, to join us; she’ll be taking questions and listening to what we’re up to in our group. Our meeting will be October 24 since our regular last-Tuesday-of-the-month slot will fall on Halloween this year. Please feel free to bring friends and a snack/beverage to share.
Look forward to seeing you there, and to a great month of local candidate events, research and social justice action ahead.
Respectfully submitted, Kimberlee