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Pirates Joe, Steve and James talk about the latest current events including Arlington's efforts to run its upcoming election by mail in ballot, PATRIOT Act renewal and Massachusetts' phased reopening from the COVID-19 less than lockdown. Digitally sign to get the Ranked Choice Voting initiative on the November ballot Donate your used computer Donate to your local food bank

 

Massachusetts Pirates Joe, Christine, Malt, Steve and James talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates. The COVID-19 pandemic continues on and has implications for people's lives, the economy and our elections. Steve talks about what Arlington is doing to keep its town government accountable to voters. Malt talks about efforts to suppress voting. James gives an update on Voter Choice MA's efforts to get on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), aka Instant Runoff Voting, on the November bal...
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Polls for the Massachusetts presidential primary close at 8 p.m. today. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. Find your poling place. Candidate Positions of Interest to Pirates We looked at many of the presidential candidates to see where they stood on issues of interest to Pirates. We struck all of the candidates who have dropped out since we posted this earlier. Democratic U...
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The Massachusetts presidential primary is Tuesday, March 3rd. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. Early voting ends this Friday, February 28th. Find where to vote in your town. Absentee ballot applications must be received by your local election office by 12 p.m. on the day before the election (Monday). You can also confirm your registration status and find your poling place fo...
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In the latest Pirate News we talk about current events including the latest election results and a net neutrality update. Net NeutralityFCC PR spin: https://www.fcc.gov/document/what-theyre-saying-about-chairman-pais-c-band-plan & https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-168A1.pdf Filing a public comment. Quoting proceedings 17-108 for net neutrality aka restoring internet freedom: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express Tech meeting will be Sunday, March 8th, 2-4pm. It will b...
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Secretary Steve, Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about the trials and tribulations of Facebook and especially their users, including these articles: Zuckerberg tries to placate EU regulators by saying Facebook is willing to pay more in taxes Bloomberg's meme spree prompts changes in Facebook, Instagram rulesSignal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses Please share topics you want us to explore in upcoming Pirate News episodes in the comments. Thanks!

 

Today is the last day to register to vote if you want to participate in the March 3rd presidential primary. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. You can register on-line, or by printing out a voter registration form, filling it out and mailing it in or dropping it off in person. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline...
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Captain James, Quartermaster Joe and Secretary Steve start with a discussion of Ranked Choice Voting (aka Instant Runoff Voting), how it works, why Pirates support it and the upcoming ballot initiative to make it law in Massachusetts. We finish with a discussion of housing in Massachusetts, why it is so expensive and some of the policies that can help. Don't forget to register to vote, if you haven't already. Voters who are registered to vote by the end of this Wednesday, February 12th ...
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To vote in the March 3rd presidential primary, citizens have to register to vote by Wednesday, February 12th. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. You can register on-line, or by printing out a voter registration form, filling it out and mailing it in or dropping it off in person. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadli...
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City elections are this Tuesday. While we haven't endorsed any candidates, here are a few candidates we have worked with in the past who deserve your consideration: Cambridge Ilan Levy (https://www.vote1ilan.net/) is running for Cambridge City Council. He helped get MassMesh setup. He pledges to: Place people and environment before money.Demand accountability and transparency of elected officials, the City administration and its processes.Work to reinvent our local Democracy to better ...
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