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with the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities
HELP ORGANIZE A SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES RALLY IN YOUR AREA.
Our initial Speak-Out/Teach-In event at Simmons College on February 1 provided an inspiring jump-start for Healthy Communities organizing in the Boston area. Now MCHC volunteers are busy organizing similar events throughout Massachusetts. Below is a list of the communities involved. If you can help the organizers in these communities, please email [email protected].
One of our volunteers badly needs to upgrade her old computer to help her write articles for MCHC. If you are able to donate a Windows computer in good working condition, please respond to [email protected]. Please specify the amount of installed memory and the disk space on the computer. Thanks!
HELP US KEEP AN EYE ON BEACON HILL
Volunteers are needed who can attend public hearings at the State House and send us a summary of what transpired. Volunteers are also needed who can pick up documents for us at the State House. If you can help with this, send your contact information to [email protected].
TAX POLICY WORKING GROUP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Tax Policy Working Group (TPWG) is seeking additional volunteers who can help us collect and analyze tax and budget information. Currently members are studying the income tax, intangible property tax, sales tax exemptions, and real estate transfer taxes. We need volunteers to look at other aspects of taxation and to assist in modeling the effects of tax proposals. If interested, contact John Andrews, [email protected].
WEBSITE TEAM LOOKING FOR EDITORS
The MCHC Website Team is creating a dynamic website that is constantly being updated with new information. To do this, we are enlisting a number of editors who will post material by pasting text into a window in an Internet form. Each editor picks a particular topic such as the environment, jobs, etc.. There is a need for editors (and assistant editors) for several additional topics, including health care, education, and social services. We also need an events editor and a mailbag editor. If interested, please send your name and telephone number to [email protected].
WE GOT DATA!
An organization like MCHC has to do a lot of data entry and processing as it grows. Names and addresses of supporters are pouring in and they have to be entered in our database. We need to update mailing lists of financial supporters, news media, and other public interest organizations. Many hands make light work, and we could use a few additional volunteers who could help with data entry and validation. If interested, contact Ken Selcer, [email protected]
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If you have some time on your hands and want to make a difference, we can use help with everything from office work, to leafleting, the Go Team, letters to the editor, and reporting or editing for the website. Please send your contact information to [email protected], or fill in the volunteer form on this website.