Put Michael Lavery in the State House!

Hello, my name is Michael Lavery and I am seeking signatures on my nomination papers to run for State Representative in the Third Berkshire District. Due to the recent redistricting efforts in the legislature, the Berkshire Third District is the former Fourth District, minus a few towns and with the addition of Dalton, MA. The current incumbent is William “Smitty” Pignatelli, Democrat, who has held the office since 2002. I decided to run last year and recently took out papers to get on the ballot. The redistricting talks make it an interesting contest, since “Smitty” will have a lot of new constituents to meet in Dalton, with a population of over 6,500 as of the 2020 census.  Continue reading

Receive State-Level Endorsement

A candidate for office at any level in Massachusetts can seek the endorsement and support of the Green-Rainbow Party and its regional chapters. Assistance can include help from Greens who have run successful campaigns in the past, signature gathering, fundraising, and publicizing your candidacy.  Notably, the Candidate Development and Legal Committee (CDLC) is staffed by seasoned political experts, including co-chairs David Spanagel and Yasmine Khdeer. Continue reading

Stop the Toxic Pipeline

Just as President Biden is promising to ramp up fracking and shipments of natural gas to our European allies, and a new study reports that domestic gas stoves consumption is a major contributor to air pollution (see report above), corporate giant Eversource is pushing ahead with a pipeline expansion plan through Longmeadow and Springfield. Continue reading

March 6, International Day of Protest: No War in Ukraine!

"War between the United States and Russia would risk human extinction. Both have policies to use nuclear weapons and could resort to them in the fog of war. Nuclear war would cause ecosystem collapse and humanity to starve. What exactly are we risking this for?" Dr. Jill Stein Continue reading