Attend tonight’s Central MA Commonwealth Conversations – and get a chance to speak directly to all the Senators in attendance about whatever you want!
This is the LAST forum for the year. The forums are a BIG DEAL and a GREAT way to have your voice heard. Senate President Stan Rosenberg said these forums help drive their legislative agenda for the year. Let them know what’s important!
The forum will be hosted by Senator Harriette Chandler, Senator Anne Gobi, Senator Jen Flanagan, Senator Ryan Fattman, and Senator Michael Moore.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Town Hall Forum at Seven Hills Foundation
Address: 81 Hope Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603
If you want to speak, put your name on a list when you arrive. During the town hall they’ll let you know when you’re on deck to speak and when you’re up. When you’re up you have 2 minutes to share your thoughts with all the senators.
Not sure what to talk about? Here’s a few ideas:
* Ask your senators to pass S. 1821 An Act Combating Climate Change, which proposes a carbon pollution fee in which 100% the revenue goes back to households and businesses. “It would establish a common-sense fee-and-rebate system of carbon pollution fees charged to fossil fuel importers. The revenues from those fees would go into a dedicated fund, from which each state resident would receive an equal rebate, and employers would get rebates based on their number of employees.” –Clean Energy Future Massachusetts
* Ask your senators to oppose dangerous new gun laws that would repeal common sense protections we have in place in MA. Oppose bills SD 1157 and SD 1889 (click the link for more details). In particular, SD 1889 is sponsored by state Senator Anne Gobi who will be at tonight’s forum. This proposed bill would eliminate the terms “copies or duplicates of the weapons” from the definition of assault weapon, allowing for manufacturers to make minor tweaks to banned assault weapons (thereby creating a “copy” of the weapon) and get around the regulations on these weapons. Attorney General Maura Healey has argued “that assault weapons were the “weapons of choice for mass shooters” and that manufacturers had evaded the state ban by making minor tweaks to banned guns that do not “address the lethality of the weapons.””
During or afterward, tweet us @ActTogetherMA and use the tour’s hashtags: #MAConvos and #CentralMAConvos And follow those hashtags throughout the day as the Senators post during their tour of the North Shore.