We are residents and friends of Belchertown, MA 

committed to creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. We stand against the politics of hate that seek to divide us and redouble our commitment to the values of freedom, justice, and equality that bind us as a community. 

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice was created to recognize and address the ills perpetuated by a culture of militarism and economic oppression in the United States, and to work towards a future based on peace and social justice in Western Massachusetts.

The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership (also known as the “Truth School”) offers classes to individuals and groups with the goal of promoting and facilitating the skills required to build a movement. The School teaches the organizing skills necessary to equip people—young, middle years, and old—to be active, effective, and empowered.

Indivisible's mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda. In every congressional district in the country, people like you are starting local groups and leading local actions. Are you standing indivisible with us? Then sign up for weekly actions and updates.

Valley Action Group is dedicated to increasing civic participation through education, support, and action. They mobilize people in the Valley to raise their voices towards a more progressive democracy.

 

Pioneer Valley Workers Center builds power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Massachusetts. Together, they organize to build community and win real change in the lives of working people.

Western Mass SURJ - Showing up for Racial Justice believes in collective liberation -- and that none of us can be free until we end white supremacy. SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially just society.

Climate Action Now is dedicated to building a powerful, unstoppable climate justice movement in our corner of the world-a movement that we see as essential to preventing climate catastrophe -while inventing new ways to live together on this earth.

The Real Cost of Prisons Project brings together justice activists, artists, researchers and women and men directly experiencing the impact of mass criminalization who are working to end the carceral state. The Real Cost of Prisons Project is a national organization, based in Northampton and begun in 2000.

Voter Choice MA - Ranked Choice Voting lets people vote based on their honest preferences, rather than worrying about the horse race or trying to vote strategically. It eliminates the fear that voting for the candidate you strongly support could help a candidate you strongly oppose, and it ensures that the winning candidate is the one with true majority support, not the beneficiary of a "spoiled" election.

Western Mass. Medicare for All (WMM4A), launched in May 2017, is a regional network of groups and individuals advocating for a Single Payer health care system in our state and country.

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