Massachusetts

Bring the Massachusetts' National Guard Home Fact Sheet

April 22, 2009

BACKGROUND

There are 8000 Soldiers and Airmen in the Massachusetts National Guard, serving in Air Force and Army units, in both combat and support roles.

Deployments: More than 6,500 Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been mobilized into federal service since 9/11/2001, and more than 5,300 of those served overseas.

Six Massachusetts National Guard soldiers were killed in action in this period.

Countless numbers of Massachusetts National Guard soldiers were wounded in action or sustained injuries, many requiring life-long treatment.

There will be countless Hidden Wounds of War i.e. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the years ahead. (see Mass. report)

BOSTON GLOBE: Massachusetts House passes National Popular Vote bill

June 2, 2010
Boston Globe

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill intended to ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote and not by the Electoral College system.

The House voted 114-35 this afternoon for the National Popular Vote bill, sending it to the Senate.

Under the proposed bill, all of the state's electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most popular votes nationally. Supporters are trying to get such bills enacted in states across the nation. Once states possessing a majority of the electoral votes (or 270 of 538) have enacted such laws, the winner of the popular vote would be assured a majority of the electoral votes, no matter how the votes fall in other states.

More Info: 

Digital Media Conference: Social Movements & Digital Revolutions

Date: 
October 21, 2011 - 7:00am - October 22, 2011 - 5:30pm

Location

Lesley University Cambridge, MA

To register and for more information: http://www.digitalmediaconference.org/2011/

 --> Liberty Tree Fellows Sarah and Ben Manski are invited participants on the conference's "Mega Panel" on Saturday at 12:30pm.

Syndicate content