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Office Hours for our New Senators and Representatives
What: Legislator Listening Sessions aim to provide easier and more efficient access in the Connecticut River Valley to advocates and their organizations. Western MA Senator Jo Comerford, and Representatives Natalis Blais (D-1 Franklin), Dan Carey (D-2 Hampshire), Mindy Domb (D-3 Hampshire), and Lindsay Sabadosa (D-1 Hampshire), will hold listening sessions usually on the 3rd Friday of each month at varying locations (check schedule). The legislators will be available to advocates and their organizations to educate and lobby the legislators on issues that cross their districts and affect the region.
Schedule of Locations:
May 17 – 1:00 pm-3:45 pm. Forbes Library (Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum), 20 West St, Northampton.
Important Reminder: These sessions are for advocates to raise issues that span the district (e.g., affordable health care, education funding, environmental measures). These sessions are not appropriate for personal constituent matters. If you need to speak with a representative or senator on a personal matter, please contact their office directly.
To schedule a time, advance sign up is required.
SENATOR JO COMERFORD - HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN, WORCESTER
Contact information: Jo.Comerford@masenate.gov; (617) 722-1532 (Statehouse), (413) 367-4656 (District - Elena Cohen, Elena.Cohen@masenate.gov, and Sam Hopper, Samantha.Hopper@masenate.gov); Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatorjocomerford/; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jocomerfordma/;Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jo_Comerford
The People's Office Hours for Senator Comerford
Senator Comerford’s team seeks to be as accessible to constituents as possible in a district of 24 cities and towns in three counties. In addition to our availability to attend meetings and events, and to schedule individual meetings with constituents, District Director Elena Cohen and District Aide Sam Hopper will be holding regular office hours throughout the district.
Friday, May 17, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Quabbin Mediation, 13 South Main St, Orange FB Event
Public Transit Options: Quabbin Mediation is accessible by bus: 32, Athol/Orange Shuttles #1 and #2
Wednesday, May 29, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Jones Library, 43 Amity St, Amherst FB Event
Public Transit Options: Jones Library is accessible by bus: R29, 30, 33, 36, 38, B43, 45
3) Greenfield - with someone from Rep. Mark's office
June 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, GCC Downtown, 270 Main Street, Greenfield FB Event
Public Transit Options: GCC Downtown is accessible by bus: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 41
4) South Hadley - with someone from Rep. Carey's office
Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley FB Event
Public Transit Options to People’s Office Hours: South Hadley Town Hall is accessible by bus: R29, X90
5) Northampton - with someone from Rep. Sabadosa's office
Wednesday, July 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton FB Event
Public Transit Options: Forbes Library is accessible by bus: 39, 39E, R41, R42, B43, R44, B48, NE
6) Montague - with someone from Rep. Blais' office
Monday, July 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Montague Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, Turner's Falls FB Event
Public Transit Options: Montague Town Hall is accessible by bus: 22, 23, 24, 32
REPRESENTATIVE NATALIE BLAIS - 1st FRANKLIN
Contact information: Natalie.Blais@mahouse.gov; 617-722-2425 (Statehouse), 413-362-9453 (District - Lily Wallace, Lily.Wallace@mahouse.gov); Twitter.com/BlaisForMA; Facebook.com/BlaisForMA; Instagram: BlaisForMA; Website: BlaisForMA.com
Rep. Blais and/or her legislative aide will be avalible to meet with constituents at the following locations:
Every Monday, 1-6:30 pm - The Montague Office (in the Montague Town Hall), 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls
Every Thursday, 1-6 pm - The Chesterfield Office (in the Hilltown CDC), 387 Main Rd, Chesterfield
Both of these locations allow for confidential meetings and walk-ins are always welcome. To ensure the Representative’s attendance please email Natalie.Blais@MAHouse.gov to book an appointment.
REPRESENTATIVE DAN CAREY - 2nd HAMPSHIRE
Contact information: email: Daniel.Carey@mahouse.gov; 617-722-2425 (Statehouse), 413-529-4286 (District - Kelly.O'Reilly@mahouse.gov); www.facebook.com/rep.carey;
Monday, May 20, 12-2 pm, Granby Senior Center
Friday, May 24, 9:30-11:30, Hadley Town Hall (Room 203)
Friday, May 24, 12:30-2:30, S. Hadley Public Library (Trustee's Room)
Thursday, May 30, 1:30-3:30, Easthampton Municipal Building (Conference Room)
Friday, May 31, 1-2:30, Hadley Council on Aging (Temporary location: 120 Russell St, The Most Holy Redeemer Church Parish)
Friday, May 31, 3-5 pm, Granby Public Library (Conference Room)
REPRESENTATIVE MINDY DOMB - 3rd HAMPSHIRE
Contact information: Email: Mindy.Domb@mahouse.gov; 617-722-2425 x7316 (Statehouse); 617-722-2425 x7317 (District - Katie O'Leary, Kaitlin.OLeary@mahouse.gov); website: www.mindydomb.com; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: all at @MindyForMA
Date Location Town Time
5/10 Granby Senior Ctr Granby 11:45-1:00 FB
5/31 Jones Library Amherst 3-5:00 FB
REPRESENTATIVE LINDSAY SABADOSA - 1st HAMPSHIRE
Contact information: District office: 76 Gothic Street, Northampton; email: Lindsay.Sabadosa@mahouse.gov; 617-722-2425 x 6317 (Statehouse), 413-270-1166 (district - Laura Britton, Laura.Britton@mahouse.gov); Facebook: https://wwwfacebook.com/LSabadosaMA/; Instagram: @sabadosama [https://www.instagram.com/sabadosama/?hl=en]; Twitter: @SabadosaMa [https://twitter.com/SabadosaMA]; Website: https://www.lindsaysabadosa.com/
Hatfield Town Hall:
Mon, May 24 at 10 am
Mon, June 24 at 10 am
Westhampton Public Library:
Mon, May 20 at 3 pm
Mon, June 17 at 3 pm
Montgomery Town Hall:
Thurs, April 25 at 10 am
Thurs, May 30 at 10 am
Thurs, June 27 at 10 am
Southampton Town Hall:
Mon, May 13 at 10 am
Mon, June 10 at 10 am
Northampton Senior Center:
Mon, May 13 at 3 pm
Mon, June 10 at 3 pm
Addresses for New Senators and Representatives
Most of us in the region will now have a new State Senator and new State House Representatives. While not all of them have local office and contact information set yet, here is where to contact them at this time:
Jo Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester State Senator-elect
Natalie Blais, 1st Franklin State Representative-elect
Dan Carey, 2nd Hampshire State Representative-elect
Mindy Domb, 3rd Hampshire State Representative-elect
Below is a list of local groups and when they meet. All of their meetings are open to everyone. Please contact us if your group would like to be on this list.
Badass Activists of the Pioneer Valley: Every Sunday, 10:30-12 at Click Workspace in Northampton.
Indivisible Northampton: 1st and 3rd Monday, 7-8:45 at 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence, MA.
Climate Action Now: 4th Monday, 7-9, alternating between Amherst (Unitarian Meetinghouse on North Pleasant St. ) and Northampton (First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main Street, Northampton).
Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice: 1st Thursday and Saturday (alternating months), 6-9 on Th, 9-12 on Sat, Northampton Friends Meeting, 43 Center St.