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Isaac Evans-Frantz lives in Brattleboro. Last year, he ran for U.S. senate and was endorsed by the Vermont Progressive Party (VPP). Vermont's current lieutenant governor is a member of VPP. On August 4, 2023, Evans-Frantz told the Valley Post that “dozens” of people attended a LGBTQIA rights march in Brattleboro on August 2.

On July 28 in Amherst about 75 people attended a rally for LGBTQIA rights. The Center for Biological Diversity employs dozens of scientists and lawyers. Its web site says one of the best ways to stop climate change is to reduce overpopulation by supporting LGBTQIA inclusive sex ed. Details are at:


LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual.


In Northampton about 70 people attended an August 3 rally, Debby Pastrich-Klemer told the Valley Post. The rally was to call on local, state, and federal judges and other government officials and politicians to keep Trump off the ballot because he tried to violently overturn the government, in violation of the Constitution. The rally was organized by Pastrich-Klemer and the group Public Citizen.


Springfield, Massachusetts city council candidate Charles Stokes told the Valley Post that on July 27 in Springfield, about 12 people attended a march for tenants' rights. The marchers demanded that the owner of Pynchon Townhomes and Edgewater Tower provide tenants with a safe home that "the owners, staff and tenants can take pride in. We deserve to live in a place that fosters a sense of community. We deserve a home that isn’t making us sick by living in it. We deserve a home that is secure, where management doesn’t use the threat of eviction when we speak up.” The march was organized by the group Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts.


On August 7 in Northampton there will be a rally to support Starbucks workers in their efforts to form a union. Details are at:



In November 2022 about 40 people were at a rally in Northfield, Massachusetts. Northfield borders Gill, which borders Greenfield. The goal was to get politicians to “stop the massive destruction of fish and related river life by the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Station,” on the Connecticut river near the Vermont – Massachusetts border.

A photo of people singing at the rally is at:


The organizers have a web site at https://ctriverdefenders.org. On the Gill-Montague bridge over the Connecticut river on July 28, 2023, about 15 people held a rally for the same cause, spokesperson Dodi Melnicoff told the Valley Post.


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