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Action Alert: Say NO To Fossil Fuels – Demand a Real Net-Zero Stretch Code for Buildings!

The 2021 Climate Act passed by the Massachusetts State Legislature aims to get Massachusetts to net zero emissions by 2050. One key step toward that goal is for all new building construction to have net zero emissions. That goal requires a new code—called a stretch energy code—that sets building standards and defines a “net-zero building.”…

Legislative Action Alert – Help to move important bills to the next stage!

Deadlines for important legislation are fast approaching. Help to move important bills to the next stage!   The Massachusetts legislative calendar has reached a critical point. House and senate rules require that bills must be “reported out of committee” favorably by February 2nd, or not be considered again until the 2023-24 session!   ORMA has…

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 who have stood up for…

Welcome from the ORMA Coordinating Committee!

Welcome from the ORMA Coordinating Committee!

The 2021 Coordinating Committee is: Jenni Chute of WorcesterAlex Crowley of the Youth CaucusMartha Karchere of Jamaica Plain ProgressivesHalley Kelly of the LGBTQ+ caucusLesley Phillips, unaffiliated repChris Spears of Blue HillsHenry Wortis of CambridgeThe current co-chairs are Martha Karchere and Henry Wortis. Older info re the CC (hmmm, how much older?): For the last sixteen…

ORMA’s 2021 General Assembly

ORMA’s 2021 General Assembly

The GA is a central feature of the ORMA revolutionary organizing model whereby GA members convene twice a year to discuss major issues facing the organization, the state, and the nation, annually helping to select ORMA’s priority issues and direction, setting a broad general agenda for the Representative Council. Please use the following timeline to…

ORMA Newsletter July 2020

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 our state on the progressive…