GT Newsletter, 23 June 2021

Dear Greylock Together,

Every day, we lose Americans to gun violence.  It’s monstrous and entirely preventable, as the record of the Australian gun buyback shows.  And gun control starts with gun knowledge.  If we’re going to get these weapons off of our streets, then we need to understand them.  To help with that, GT is teaming up with Indivisible Pittsfield for a presentation from our allies in the Falmouth Gun Safety Committee.

Gun violence continues to take a horrible toll in the USA, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Most gun owners favor gun safety legislation. The Falmouth Coalition hopes to raise awareness that gun violence is a public health issue. 

You are invited to a Zoom presentation from 7 – 8 PM on Tuesday, June 29. Please email if you are interested in attending, and they will provide you with a Zoom link to the June 29th session. The information provided is critical in having more intelligent conversations when discussing the role of weapons in gun violence prevention. Here’s a brief description:

Want to be ready with fast facts when the conversation turns to guns?  The Falmouth Gun Safety Coalition can help!

We will present a brief, action-packed discussion ranging from gun basics to gun-related public health issues, plus current legislative bills in the works, and networking tips.

We demonstrate the loading and firing of 3 guns, representing 3 distinct classes, using correct terminology and describing the mechanisms of each.  We make clear the dangers of the semi-automatic mechanism. We describe trends in the manufacture and sale of weapons, and include time for questions and discussion.

We really appreciate our allies being willing to share with us their expertise on this issue. Knowledge is power. So, June 29th, 7 to 8 pm, in the comfort of your home, and free!

Just send an email to – – and you’ll get the Zoom link. – If you have any questions about this presentation, please send them to the Falmouth email address, as well.  Also, please do not post this information PUBLICLY on Facebook or any other social media platform. Safety first.


Fair Share Amendment.  The state legislature voted by a margin of 159- 41 to put the Fair Share Amendment on the November 2022 ballot. The Fair Share Amendment to the State Constitution will add 4% to the state income tax starting with the second million dollars of Massachusetts income, raising approximately $2 billion per year, with all the money going to education and transportation.

The Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition, which IMC members voted to join earlier this year, is working hard to organize supporters since opponents have already begun making their case. Members of the Coalition spoke at this week’s Statewide call, and this toolkit, which we shared during the call, lists a variety of ways you can get involved including attending events across the state this month.

Texting for the People’s House Campaign.  Indivisible Mass Coalition is proud to be partnering with Act on Mass for The People’s House campaign. Join us at these fun and effective weekly texting events to build the movement for State House reform.  Sign up for any of the events HERE.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 PM  – Texting Voters 

*Please note* Training for newcomers is at 5:30 PM.  The text bank begins at 6:00 PM.

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Friend Banking  

Who says texting your friends isn’t activism? If you want a break from texting strangers about the campaign, this is the event for you! Reach out by texting your friends and networks about the broken State House.

Protect Voters with Texting.  A lot of texting opportunities this time around, and from the look of my phone, a lot of you folks seem to like that!  From Swing Blue Alliance/Swing Left Greater Boston…

Here are some opportunities to support voter protection via text … several don’t even use your own phone number!

Check out more news from this week at Muckraker Farm.


Resist and persist!

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