General Meeting Date Change, Volunteers needed, Journalism Speaker, Woman's March

Postponed:  The general meeting that was scheduled for January 30 at Southworth Library has been postponed to:


Thursday, February 22, Southworth Library, 6 - 8:00PM.

Our plan for this meeting is to have information on several dozen candidates who are running for office this year, with the intention of soliciting feedback from all of you in choosing a smaller group for our active support.  There's a lot of background work that needs to be done in order to have a good list of candidates to share with you, and that takes time.  
Thank you for your understanding.


Volunteers Needed:

Data gathering and entry:

Minuteman Indivisible, a very active sister organization in Lexington MA, is looking for a few good data gatherers and inputters...  Minuteman is in the process of building a database of many of the people running for seats in the US House of Representatives this year.  Their goal is to make this database available to all other Indivisible groups to assist them in their choices of which candidates to support.  Volunteers should be comfortable with MS Excel, internet searching, finding images on the web.  Help is needed most urgently in the next 3 - 4 weeks.  A commitment of at least several hours is requested.
If you're interested, please contact Kate at strength@marchingforwardmass.com, with a subject line "data".  Please include your name and phone number, a good time to call, and any questions or comments in your email.  Thanks!


The Journalism Huddle cordially invites you:

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On Thursday, February 15, 2018, we will host a talk by Charles Sennott, the founder and executive director of The GroundTruth Project, a nationally-recognized non-profit news organization championing the work of emerging journalists. The 6 PM event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Francis J. Larkin Moot Courtroom at the UMass Dartmouth Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, MA. Ample free parking is available.

Sennott, a veteran journalist with a storied career as a foreign correspondent, will speak about attacks on the media and what can be done to strengthen legitimate journalism. “There are problems across the information landscape, including fake news manufactured in the dark corners of the web and in the corridors of power, ‘’ he says. “Opposite ends of the political spectrum retreat to cable news and social media networks that reinforce existing views.”

GroundTruth supports enterprise and investigative reporting from all corners of the globe, including underreported areas of the United States. The mission of Groundtruth is to shatter preconceived ideas and get to the heart of an issue through factual, objective and immersive reporting that enlightens and informs across all media platforms. GroundTruth has partnered with news organizations to support projects such as “Crossing the Divide: Reporting Across America,” in collaboration with WGBH. Together with public radio station WCAI, it has just announced an environmental reporting fellowship on Cape Cod. For more information, go to http://thegroundtruthproject.org/


Anniversary Women's Marches

Take a moment to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Women's March, and take note of the powerful activism and energy that has taken root all over the country! There was a strong turnout in New Bedford, and some great signs!

Women's Marches draw large crowds on second day, CNN January 21, 2018

A year ago, I joined the Women's March. Now I'm in office. The Guardian, Saturday January 20, 2018

New Bedford, Saturday January 20

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 Our own Carole Ferguson showed up with this poster. It was with her at the March in NYC a year ago. Seems everyone in New Bedford wanted their picture taken with it!

Our own Carole Ferguson showed up with this poster. It was with her at the March in NYC a year ago. Seems everyone in New Bedford wanted their picture taken with it!

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Posted by Katie White, January 23, 2018