September 2020 Newsletter

Inside this Issue: Priorities and News | Updates from the Affiliates | Ways to Get Involved in the Revolution | New Book Club Happy Primary Day! ORMA has endorsed seven outstanding 2020 candidates in the Massachusetts Democratic Primary taking place on September 1 *TODAY*! Don’t forget to vote if you have… Continue reading

Ocasio-Cortez Supports Morse in CD1

Emily Cochrane, reports for the New York Times, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “using her political action committee” has come out in support of Alex Morse, the ORMA-endorsed candidate in MA Congressional District One challenging long term blue dog democrat, Representative Richard E. Neal. The endorsement, according to the NYT, gave a… Continue reading

2020 Information for MA voters

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Massachusetts has changed the voting procedures for this year. One major change is that voting by mail is available to all voters for all elections in 2020. You do not need an excuse to vote by mail this year. For information on how to get… Continue reading

Boston Globe endorses Markey

Ed Markey is the Senator Massachusetts needs and we are glad to see that the Boston Globe has endorsed him wholeheartedly. Extracts below or read the whole editorial (behind a paywall). EDITORIAL Send Ed Markey back to the Senate The moment calls for a progressive champion with a solid track… Continue reading

Ihssane Leckey endorsed by Fourth Congressional District ORMA members

After carefully assessing the candidates in the Fourth Congressional District, in a process that included a lengthy questionnaire and an online forum, ORMA’s members in that district, via ranked-choice voting, have chosen to endorse Ihssane Leckey for Congress. While there are other candidates in the race to replace Joe Kennedy… Continue reading

ORMA Newsletter July 2020

Inside this Issue: Priorities and News | Updates From the Affiliates | Ways to Get Involved in the Revolution | New Book Club Welcome all! Thank you for taking the time to look at our newsletter. We know these are challenging times for all. There are many things happening around… Continue reading

Independence Day Proclaimed Freedom – for Whites Only

This poster and a discussion of events related to the 1854 rally sponsored by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society are available at the Massachusetts Historical Society website. “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”, from The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Volume II Video from National Public Radio: Five… Continue reading

Juneteenth Statement from Ayanna Pressley

Dear – – – Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced that the Black people who were enslaved there were finally free. Today, on June 19, we commemorate the official end… Continue reading

Reaping What We’ve Sown

Our Revolution Massachusetts grieves with the family members of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Aubrey. And we stand in support of all those who have taken to the streets to express their horror, their outrage, their pain and their anger at having to watch these horrific events play out… Continue reading