On Monday, June 6, we are asking supporters who can do so to gather outside Cambridge City Hall between 5 and 5:15. Public comment at the City Council meeting will start at 5:30 and will include a rockstar group of Cambridge Public Schools 8th graders giving an encore presentation about Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day. Once public comment is done, the City Council meeting will start. Please note that there are other items on the agenda on Monday night, so we do not know at this point exactly when the Indigenous Peoples Day resolution will be on. We believe that there will finally be a vote at this meeting, which is why it is important to keep letters coming to the Councillors and also important to show up to demonstrate your support! We may be very close to this becoming a reality!
Please keep sending emails to all the City Councillors – this is really having an impact!
EMAIL THEM ALL AT ONCE: email@example.com
Copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org so the City Clerk enters your letter into the formal record
Copy to: email@example.com so that they know you have sent a letter of support.
If you live or work in Cambridge, let the councilors know that, too. Ask your Cambridge friends and neighbors to email, as well.
Sample letter (you should expand and modify this to make it more your own):
Dear Members of the Cambridge City Council:
I understand that there is a resolution before you to declare the 2nd Monday in October to be Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Cambridge. I fully support this effort and am asking that you vote in favor of this resolution when it is presented. Thank you.
[address if you live in Cambridge]
-If you have any questions, contact us via the Facebook page (Indigenous Peoples Day Cambridge MA) or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!