Sen. Ken Donnelly hosted a Forum on”Why Cuts in Services Should Matter to you on May 17, 2011 at Cary Hall in Lexington. Four panelists spoke: Luc Schuster from the Mass. Budget and Policy Center, Harris Gruman, the Political Director of SEIU Massachusetts, Dr. Thomas Garvey of Burlington Medical Associates, and Joan Butler, Executive Director of Minuteman Senior Services. …Read More »
Want all the background? Want to know why what is happening in Wisconsin matters? Watch Rachel Maddow give the background and interview a state senator from Wisconsin No one has to take just my word for what is going on and what matters – Rachel Maddow has the facts, the figures, and the history. As to the involvement of the…Read More »
PAX East is a big deal. It sold out the convention center its first year, last year. And guess what – NO subsidies, no tax dollars, but folks will be here from all over the nation and world again, spending millions in Boston. Legitimate growth events AND BUSINESSES don’t need tax dollars to come here – they need a market…Read More »
Both the Boston Herald in Patrick’s Power Grab and the Lowell Sun in Public Defenders Should Stay Private have come out against Governor Patrick’s proposal to absorb indigent defense into the executive branch by dismantling the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) and hiring at least 1500 new executive branch employees Sadly, the Boston Globe bought into both the plan …Read More »
( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Last month I wrote a letter published in the Globe about why the plan being pushed by District Attorneys to move to an all staff system was based on bad math and deliberate distortion. Of course, what a District Attorney says that if everyone were represented by staff, on both sides, cases…Read More »
National Geographic article about slavery today uses the figure 27 million, that is 27,000,000! There is, in fact, a current worldwide abolitionist movement More about slavery today And it really is all economic because human life has become so cheap, given the disparity in income and power. There are some folks who rather than being “Democrats” or “Republicans” are in…Read More »
I will personally vouch for this. I know the folks doing this – and there is no paid staff, ZERO overhead, no office, no political donations – EVER – and no paid fundraisers. Just people like me who work with kids reaching into our pockets for the kids.
Deb Sirotkin Butler
Poor kids, teens, and families.
All involved in…