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This Friday: Learn how to annoy legislators for freedom

The Massachusetts Legislature has thousands of bills to consider.  Quite a few are of interest to Pirates including whether to give millions of dollars in subsidies to video game companies, revising the cannabis legalization law passed by voters, or defining standards for police body cameras. Yet... Read more

Counting the days to Chelsea Manning’s freedom

I learned recently from Susan McLucas, a long-time local activist for Chelsea Manning, that president Obama commuted Chelsea's sentence. She will be released from prison on May 17th. I think I speak for most, if not all, Pirates that we are very happy and relieved that Chelsea will be free in four m... Read more

Call 202-616-6070 to #FreeChelseaNOW

With Trump about to become president and Obama considering pardoning Chelsea Manning in his last days as president, please call the Office of the Pardon Attorney at 202-616-6070 and/or the DOJ comments line at 202-353-1555 and urge president Obama to pardon Chelsea. Fight for the Future is sharing a... Read more

Saturday, 1pm, Manning Birthday Standout

This Saturday, the 17th, we will join Chelsea Manning supporters for a stand out on her birthday. It will be from 1-2pm in front of the Park St. MBTA stop in downtown Boston. Please send her a birthday card and support her struggle. Read more

Tech Meeting Today, Manning Standout the 17th

November was a busy month. We helped Aaron James earn 2635 votes, the most of any Pirate in Massachusetts. Our first campaign training was well attended. Over 30 people attended the Somerville cryptoparty. We aren't stopping.  Whether the issue is Trump getting his hands on the massive surveillan... Read more

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Speak at PirateCon, April 29th

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