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Creating Communities of Hope One Sign At A Time.

The Hate Has No Home Here Project promotes just and inclusive communities by encouraging neighbors to declare their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship to be safe places where everyone is welcome and valued.

Email Shelly Dresser  if you would like a sign for your home or business, or if you would like to help spread the word.



State Senator Julian Cyr on island April 8, 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017
10:00 AM – Noon
Upstairs at the Corner Table Cafe
22 Federal Street

Nantucket’s State Senator, Julian Cyr, will hold open office hours to meet with constituents on Saturday, April 8th from 10am-12noon. All are welcome to come by and share concerns, discuss issues or seek assistance on a matter involving state government. Hosted at Nantucket Culinary, one floor above the Corner Table Cafe.  Contact Pat Johnson at 617-722-1570  or with any questions or to book a time in advance.

Congressman Bill Keating on island April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Great Hall of the Atheneum
1 India Street

Congressman Bill Keating will be hosting a sit-down with his Nantucket constituents on Friday, April 7 to discuss the legislative climate in Washington as it relates to issues of interest to Nantucketers.  The program will include a question-and-answer session followed by an informal “meet and greet.”

State Rep. Dylan Fernandes on-island April 7th, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
3 – 4 PM
Upstairs at the Corner Table Cafe
22 Federal Street

Nantucket’s State Representative, Dylan Fernandes will hold open office hours to meet with constituents on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 3 – 4 pm.  All are welcome to come by and share concerns.  Please come and meet our Representative. For more information contact Legislative Liaison Tom Dixon (  Hosted at Nantucket Culinary, one floor above the Corner Table Cafe.

Meeting with Congressman William Keating

Rep. Bill Keating

From the office of:
Congressman William Keating (MA-9)
2351 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515
Member: Homeland Security & Foreign Affairs Committee

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Keating will be hosting a sit-down with his Nantucket constituents on Friday, April 7th to discuss the legislative climate in Washington as it relates to issues of interest to Nantucketers. The program will include a question-and-answer session followed by an informal “meet and greet.”
“This is an opportunity for me to hear about some of the issues of greatest concern to Nantucketers and I encourage all who are interested to attend,” said Congressman Keating.
For more information, call Congressman Keating’s office or Teena Loftin at 508-228-5104 or
Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00-6:30 PM
Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street, Nantucket, MA
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Take Action on ACA

This email from Indivisible National March 6, 2017

How to stand indivisible with the 32 million Americans who rely on the ACA

Join the Indivisible Emergency Call on Defending Obamacare. Health care experts will be on hand to provide an overview of what’s happening and what you can do to stop the repeal of Obamacare.
When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7 at 9 PM EST

RSVP here.

Tell your MoCs to demand a fully transparent process for any legislative action on the ACA, including requiring a public Congressional Budget Office cost estimate (“score”) before any vote. This week, House Republicans plan to rush their repeal bill through two committees, and MoCs will only have a few hours to review the bill. We’ve got a brand new script for contacting your MoC’s office. Make it clear: No Score, No Vote.


The next major congressional recess isn’t until April, and the MoCs pushing for repeal would love to repeal Obamacare before then so that they don’t have to answer any more pesky questions. Our response: Not so fast.

Jeff Sessions Must Resign – Petition

It has been revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions not only met multiple times with the Russian Ambassador while serving as a campaign adviser to Donald Trump, but that he lied about it under oath during his confirmation hearing.

Congressman Bill Keating today called on Jeff Sessions to resign IMMEDIATELY. And now it’s up to all of us to raise our collective voices and join Bill on calling for Sessions to resign.

Add your name and join Congressman Keating in calling on Sessions to resign now. >>

Letter from Bill Keating

Teena received the following letter from our Congressional Representative, Bill Keating in late February.

Dear Teena,

      Rep. Bill KeatingAs a member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, I want to keep you updated on what I’m doing to resist many of the harmful policies being pushed by the Trump administration and Republican Majority.

      Since Inauguration Day, many of our greatest fears have materialized. Women’s rights are in jeopardy, access to health care is on the chopping block, voting rights are being undermined, LGBTQ rights are being rolled back, our environment is being threatened, and so many more of the values that we hold dear are under attack.

      What’s more, the Republican Leadership has proven they are willing to follow President Trump’s agenda blindly and will do so with complete disregard for the will of the American people. Not only have they turned a blind-eye to Trump’s dangerous Executive Orders, but Republicans are also trying to force through a budget that would leave millions of women without access to life-saving health care.

      Since the day Trump first announced his campaign, I’ve been a vocal critic. I’m doing everything I can to stop Trump and his ethically-challenged team from enacting their harmful policies – organizing, marching, and speaking out on TV, radio and social media.

      I was proud to join Senator Elizabeth Warren in Boston to rally with thousands to fight to save the Affordable Care Act. Like millions of other Americans, I attended a Women’s March, on the Falmouth Village Green. I joined my fellow House and Senate Democrats on the steps of the Supreme Court to voice my strong opposition to President Trump’s Muslim ban. And, during the past few weeks, I’ve been inspired by standing-room-only crowds at local grassroots meetups.

      I’ve also made my views clear back in our nation’s Capital. In response to the Muslim ban, I sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General and the Acting Officer for Civil Rights & Liberties requesting that they investigate the implementation of the Executive Order. I also co-sponsored the “Freedom of Religion Act” which would permanently codify a ban on religious discrimination in our immigration system.

      Last week, I signed on to Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s Resolution of Inquiry aimed to secure information about any investigations the Justice Department may have launched into Donald Trump’s alleged business conflicts and ties to Russia. I’ve also co-sponsored the “Presidential Accountability Act” to extend the current law — which prohibits federal officeholders from engaging in government business when they stand to gain profit — to the President and Vice President, who are currently exempt.

      To promote transparency, I’ve joined in urging the Office of Government Ethics to investigate potential ethics violations concerning Kellyanne Conway’s public comments encouraging Americans to purchase items from the fashion line owned by President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.

      However, for my fellow Democrats to defeat the destructive and risky policies of the Trump administration, we need you to continue speaking up. Whether you’ve marched, huddled in living rooms, or attended a town hall, we need you to be persistent and continue to turn our shared frustration into action.

      We’ve already seen what the power and pressure of our grassroots movement can do. It was your collective voices that led to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. It was your outrage that forced Andrew Puzder to withdraw from consideration as Trump’s Labor Secretary. And through your stories and education, you raised public awareness of the life-saving benefits of the Affordable Care Act – making it a tougher task for the Republican Majority to force through a repeal.

      Let’s persist. Let’s sustain. And, together, let’s continue organizing, communicating, and making our views known. It will take each and every one of us to make change happen.


                       Bill Keating

Postcards to the President

Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Create your own cards, buy them, share them, it doesn’t matter, just write #TheIdes or #TheIdesOfTrump somewhere.

The President (for now)  
The White House 
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW Washington, DC 20500