ACTION: Stop the white supremacists rally scheduled for Boston


FOCUS: Stop White Supremacy
GOAL: Stop the white supremacist rally in Boston Common scheduled for 8/19
DEADLINE: This week, Aug 14-18

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

White supremacists are holding a rally at Boston Common on August 19th, which will include bigoted speakers present at Charlottesville. We need to pressure the city of Boston to shut this event down: one way to do this is to revoke the rally’s permit.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Call Mayor Marty Walsh, city council members, Boston police, the Mass Attorney General, your state reps, and our Senators. Tell them you don’t want the hate we’ve seen in Charlottesville to spread here.

Here are phone numbers you can use:

Mayor Marty Walsh: 617-635-4500
Governor Charlie Baker: 888.870.7770, 617.725.4005
Office of the Police Commissioner: (617) 343-4500
City Council President Michelle Wu: 617-635-3115
Councilor Tito Jackson: 617-635-3510
Councilor Ayanna Pressley: 617-635-4217
Senator Elizabeth Warren (Boston office): 617-565-3170
Mass Attorney General Maura Healey: (617) 727-2200

Here’s a phone script you can use:

“I am calling to ask {INSERT POLITICIANS NAME HERE} to take action against the upcoming August 19th “Boston Free Speech Rally.” At the very least, the rally should not go forward until there is a comprehensive public safety and emergency response plan in place.  I am concerned that this bigoted rally will attract violent hate groups similar to those in Charlottesville who targeted and killed Heather Heyer, a peaceful counter-protestor. We do not want this in our city.”

ADDITIONAL READING & INFO:

 

TO REACH YOUR MOCs:
1. Reach MOCs via the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
2. Look up your elected senators and reps.
3. Use Faxzero to send free faxes from your computer to your Senator or Congressperson.
4. Use Resistbot to send faxes to your senators right from your phon.: Text the word “RESIST” to 50409.

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