Great news! Our Strong Returns Massachusetts State Captains, Harry Breault and June Sass — who are high school students in Newton, Massachusetts — have successfully organized a tremendous event about prison reform happening in just two weeks.
Earlier this year, Harry and June approached their local Newton Democrats and Newton Republicans and challenged them to co-sponsor a bi-partisan discussion about prison reform. The two groups agreed and shortly thereafter, prominent Massachusetts Democrat Michael Dukakis and prominent Massachusetts Republican Sheriff Frank Cousins, Jr. — both inspired by Harry and June’s commitment to making bipartisan prison reform a reality in Massachusetts — have signed on to headline. If you are in Newton, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 17 from 2-4 PM, you won’t want to miss this. Head over to the First Baptist Church of Newton (at 848 Beacon St, Newton Centre, MA 02459) and witness how political change starts: when neighbors at a local level go outside their political comfort zones to reach across the aisle and start a conversation about how to solve a major public problem.
To attend, come by the First Baptist Church of Newton on Saturday, October 17 from 2:00-4:00 pm.
To learn how to throw your own bipartisan prison reform event in your town, contact Pete@StrongReturns.org and we will put you in touch with Harry and June to learn from those who have made it happen.