Join us at RootsCamp (April 6-7)

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Quick Action — City Resources
A Boston Pipeline member got a pretty sweet newsletter from the Quincy Department of Public Works outlining ways the City is planning to save energy and money in the next decade, as well as providing a list of DPW resources. Does your town send out something similarly helpful? Email us a link to whatever your town makes available-we are compiling them into a handy guide to Greater Boston’s compost/food recovery resources!
Join us at RootsCamp (April 6-7)
This year, Pipeline partnered with progressive organizations around Boston, including the ACLU, Common Cause, MassVotes, and the NAACP, to spread the word about RootsCamp MA! RootsCamp is a “2-day cross-issue progressive-movement-building ‘unconference’ for organizers, by organizers.” In short, it’s two days of planning alongside progressive activists.

Event Details:

  • RootsCamp MA takes places on April 6-7, at 1199 SEIU in Dorchester (right off JFK Station on the red line).
  • This will be a great opportunity to connect with social change organizers from across the state.
  • Check out the event schedule here and learn more about how sessions work at this ‘unconference.’
  • Register for the event here, then get directions.
  • We want to see you, so click on the link and send us an e-mail to let us know that you’re coming!

City & Congressional Races Heating Up
We know Pipeline members are super savvy and full of local knowledge. But in case you’re also busy, here’s a primer about the two races going on now:

  • Boston’s mayor for the past 20 years just stepped down. Catch up via Commonwealth Magazine’s “Menino’s Mark”.
  • The special election to replace Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is underway. Democrats Ed Markey and Steven Lynch, both current members of the House, faced off on Wednesday in a televised debate. Stephen Lynch’s vote against the Affordable Care Act and Markey’s support of the bank bailout were major points of contention. See it all, here.
  • On Thursday, former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, State Rep. Dan Winslow, and former United States AG Michael Sullivan faced off in the Republican debate. This debate was a bit livelier; the only sign of consensus was the three candidates’ support for repealing DOMA. Read the whole roundup at MassLive or watch the entire debate, here.

Got opinions on these races or other hot topics? Of course you do! Send us an email if you’d like to see your thoughts featured on the Next New Deal blog by the Roosevelt Institute!

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