KEEP UP WITH ARISE!
Days till the ELection
Elections have consequences
We are a month away from midterm elections. SPRINGFIELD. Your vote matters! School Committee, City Council, Governor's Council, State Representative, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Governor...The people sitting in these elected positions make decisions about OUR lives and our children. One person's vote can make a difference in a budget getting passed, legal protections being maintained, as well as radical changes. Nothing changes if nothing changes. We need change. So vote AND press for accountability and continue to learn about candidates, who/what they support, their previous votes and decisions, and what stance they have on the issues facing our community. Do you have mold in your apartment/house? Is transportation adequate? Do your children's schools have what they need? Do you have access to healthcare? The people we put in office make decisions on laws and policies that impact us in these ways. Just because someone looks like us, doesn't mean they are for us. All skinfolk ain't kinfolk! If they aren't FOR US, VOTE THEM OUT! If there are folks who go hard for this city, let's make sure to vote them IN! If you don't vote, you are giving someone else the power to make decisions about YOU and YOURS!!
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Our September 2022 Reading List
While Justice Sleeps - Stacey Abrams
Long and Short of it Guide to the 2022 Midterms: The Radical Republicans by Reecie Colbert
How Trump Stole 2020 - Greg Palast
Democracy in Black How Race Still Enslaves The American Soul - Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.