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Peace Contingent in the Dorchester Day Parade!

When: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Dorchester Lower Mills • Richmond Street between Dorchester Ave and Adams Street • Dorchester

 Get Ready to March Together 
in the

DORCHESTER DAY PARADE!

This SUNDAY, June 1

Dorchester People for Peace will be marching again this year in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 1 along with our friends and allies. 

We’ll also be collecting signatures for RaiseUp Massachusetts.  Please join us!

Together, we bring our vision and our values to thousands of people along the four-mile route.

AFTER-PARADE BARBEQUE AND CELEBRATION at Jeff Klein’s house, 123 Cushing Ave. from about 3:30pm. All invited,  whether you can march or not!  Bring a dish or something to drink if you can.  Marchers can drop things off at Jeff’s house before the parade if they want – please call ahead – 617-288-4578.

 RaiseUp Massachusetts needs YOU to help collect registered voters’ signatures across Massachusetts to raise the minimum wage and require jobs to provide sick time. Legislation has stalled at the State House.  Now it’s time for the people to decide!  DPP is joining with other organizations to put the question on the ballot.

Whether you are marching in the Parade or just watching,

You Can Also Help Get Signatures for the

RAISE UP MASSACHUSETTS Petition 

Thousands of people will line Dorchester Ave and watch the Dorchester Day Parade on June 1. The parade starts at 1, and the hour before the parade -- when people are setting up their lawn chairs, settling onto their front porches, and talking with friends -- is a golden opportunity for signature collectors like us.

 Email mikeprokosch@verizon.net to collect signatures with us on Dorchester Day.

The plan:

 -12 Noon: meet at the Fields Corner MBTA station. Look for a guy with white hair and a white shoulder bag full of clipboards and Raise Up Massachusetts signature sheets. 

-Said guy will assign you your section of Dorchester Ave, where you will travel by T and work the gathering crowd till the parade arrives (map will be included).

-You can watch the parade and if you want, you can jump in and join the Dorchester People for Peace contingent when it comes by. If you're with another group that's in the parade, you can join them instead.

-And please join Dorchester People for Peace at a traditional Dorchester Day cookout afterward (map and directions will be included).

 

Marchers will gather around Noon in Lower Mills (Richmond St.) with the parade kick-off about 1pm 

Richmond Street between Dorchester Ave and Adams Street - Look for the Dorchester People for Peace van

You can’t drive or park anywhere near there on Dorchester Day, so travel early and travel by T (to Ashmont Station on the Red Line, Butler or Milton on the Mattapan trolley) …. Or park a ways away and walk.

BRING: A sun hat, comfortable walking shoes(it’s four miles), water. You can bring a banner for your organization if you have the people to carry it.

COOKOUT: After the parade at Jeff Klein’s, 123 Cushing Ave (near the end of the parade and near Savin Hill T station)

Dorchester People for Peace works to end the wars; to build a multi-racial peace movement against violence and militarism at home and abroad; to oppose budget cuts, racism and political repression.

617-282-3783  *  info@dotpeace.org

 

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