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Office Hours for our New Senators and Representatives

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. 

Northampton - with Rep. Sabadosa's office
Wednesday, July 10 @ 11 am-2 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

Montague - with Rep. Blais' office
Monday, July 22 @ 9 am-12 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

Upcoming Hearings

1. Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development Hearing
July 9 @ 1-4 pm, Room B-1, State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development's hearing will include Sen. Comerford’s bill S.1054, An Act identifying Corporate Irresponsibility. (See the full list of bills being heard: hearing page.) We invite you to submit written testimony and/or testify in person on bills you care about. To submit written testimony and/or to let our office know you intend to testify in person in the State House, email jo.comerford@masenate.gov.

2. Preventing & Addressing the Impact of College Closures, Regional Conversation
July 26 @ 1-4 pm, Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst

Join Representative Mindy Domb, Senator Jo Comerford, and Department of Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago for a listening session in Amherst. Come learn about the Governor’s proposal for preventing and addressing college closure, ask questions, and submit concerns and recommendations.

Email Jo.Comerford@masenate.gov or Mindy.Domb@mahouse.gov to submit questions prior to the event, and use #AsktheCommissioner on Twitter & Facebook to interact during the event.

REPRESENTATIVE NATALIE BLAIS - 1st FRANKLIN 

Contact information: Natalie.Blais@mahouse.gov;  617-722-2400 (Statehouse - Room 134), 413-362-9453 (District - Lily Wallace, Lily.Wallace@mahouse.gov); Twitter.com/BlaisForMAFacebook.com/BlaisForMA; Instagram: BlaisForMA; Website: BlaisForMA.com

Office Hours:
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; 617-722-2060 (Statehouse - Room 33), 413-529-4286 (District - Kelly.O'Reilly@mahouse.gov); www.facebook.com/rep.carey;
www.instagram.com/rep.careyhttps://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/DRC1

Office Hours:

Friday, July 12, 10-11 am, Easthampton Council on Aging

Saturday, July 13, 10:30-12:30, Granby Public Library, (Conference Room) (with Rep Domb)

Monday, July 15, 4:00-5:30, South Hadley Police Station Community Room

Friday, July 26, 1:00-2:00, Hadley Council on Aging, (The Most Holy Redeemer Church Parish)

Monday, July 29, 12-1 pm, Granby Senior Center


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

Office Hours:
Date    Location                     Town              Time
7/6       Pelham Library          Pelham           10:30-12:30 (Community Rm) FB
7/13     Granby Library          Granby           10:30-12:30 (with Rep Carey) FB
7/15     Cushman Market       Amherst          8-9 am FB
7/19     Jones Library             Amherst          3-5 pm FB

ALSO, please join Rep. Domb for a Community Conversation on the Census

Saturday, July 13, 1:30-2:30pm

Jones Library, Amherst

FB Event



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/

Office Hours:

Southampton
Monday, July 8, 10-11 am, Southampton Town Hall
Monday, Aug 12, 10-11 am, Southampton Town Hall
Monday, Sept 9, 10-11 am, Southampton Town Hall

Northampton
Monday, July 8, 3-4 pm
Saturday, July 27, 11-3, Pulaski Park
Monday, August 12, 3-4 pm, Northampton Senior Center
Monday, September 9, 3-4 pm, Northampton Senior Center

Westhampton - all at Westhampton Public Library
Monday, July 15, 3-4 pm
Monday, Aug 5, 3-4 pm
Monday, Aug 12, 6-7:30 pm
Monday, Sept 9, 6-7:30 pm
Monday, Sept 30, 3-4 pm

Hatfield
Monday, July 22, 10-11 am, Hatfield Town Hall
Monday, Aug 5, 6-7 pm, Fishtales Bar and Grill
Monday, Aug 26, 10-11 am, Hatfield Town Hall
Friday, Sept 13, 8-9 am, Old Mill Inn

Montgomery - all at Montgomery Town Hall:
Thurs, July 25, 10-11 am
Thurs, Aug 15, 10-11 am
Thurs, Sept 26, 10-11 am



Local Groups

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. Medicare for All: 2nd Wednesday, 6:30-8, Northampton MA (contact for more info).

Pioneer Valley Citizens Climate Lobby: Contact them to find out about next meeting.

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.