Journalists mounted unusual lobbying effort to help beleaguered local news outlets
Some thoughts on the Capitol attack and building a more democratic nation
[W]e’re asking all journalists, journalism educators, journalism students, media reform activists, and DigBoston readers who agree that the state journalism commission should be created to call your Mass state senator today and ask him/her to tell Sens. Eric Lesser (D - Longmeadow), Michael Rodrigues (D - Somerset), and Patrick O'Connor (D - Weymouth), who are on the conference committee, to keep the journalism commission in the final economic development bill.
[W]e’re asking all readers who are concerned about the collapse of local news media to contact your state representative and ask them to cosponsor Amendment #40 of H. 4879. The more cosponsors the amendment has, the more likely House Ways and Means will pass it. If that happens it has a good chance of making it through the full legislative process for this session. And becoming a law. Which would be a promising outcome for the future of local news in the Commonwealth.
What issues are most important to you? Do you want to take on a big fight like getting Trump and his rogue’s gallery of white nationalists out of power?
Fighting for civil rights before, during, and after Inauguration Day
As long as the new Republican administration remains somewhere within the bounds of traditional American politics, there is a lot of room for the full panoply of transformative social movements to maneuver.
'This was before the first 10,000-person rally, this was before the first 5,000-person rally, this was before the first rally.'