Newton Center on Saturday; Newtonville on Sunday

Join with Progressive Newton for another awesome weekend of collecting petition signatures.

This Saturday October 12 from 10 am – 12:30 pm, we will be gathering at the intersection of Centre and Beacon Streets near the Bank of  America.

On Sunday October 13 from 11 am – 1:30 pm, we will meet outside of Starbucks in Newtonville and collect signatures there, as well as outside of Shaw’s Supermarket.

For more information about the RaiseUP MA campaign or about Progressive Newton, email us at or call us at 617-340-9527.   We have petitions available if you are going to an event or want to gather signatures near your home.

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An October Event-Filled Weekend

Join us for the first weekend in October, as we go out to collect signatures.  If you are interested in joining us or have any questions send us an email at or give us a call at (617) 340-9527.

On Saturday October 5 from 10 am – 3 pm, Progressive Newton has a table on the 2nd floor of the Mall at Chestnut Hill.  We will be greeting shoppers and asking them to sign the petitions, and telling them a bit about our work.  This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who prefers not to stand or walk.  Please email us if you’re interested in being there for an hour or two.

Also on Saturday at 12 pm., we will meet at the Starbucks on Austin St., just off Walnut.  We will collect petitions by Shaw’s and other busy spots in Newtonville. Come join us.

On Sunday, October 6 at 11 am, meet us in Newton Center outside of Johnnie’s Luncheonette.  This is always a great spot to find the brunch crowd!!  We will be talking to folks and gathering signatures.

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Petitioning and Table at Newtonville Village Day

Join us on Sunday, September 29th from 1 pm – 5 pm at the Newtonville Village Day.  Help us collect signatures and involve new volunteers at this great event.   There will be a crafts fair and a jazz festival all taking place along Walnut St.  between Washington St. and Washington Park.  We will have a table there.  Come find us and grab a clipboard.  Sign up at the table for future events, as well.

Please RSVP for this event via our EVENTS page.

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Newton travels to Boston on Primary Day (9/24)

There are over 700 precincts in Boston and this Tuesday, September 24, we are expecting many thousands of people going to the polls to vote.

This is a great opportunity to get signatures on the minimum wage and earned sick-time leave petitions.

Join other folks from Newton to gather signatures during evening rush hour.

Meet up at the Newton Center T stop at 4:30 on the inbound side.  If you would rather meet us in Boston at the polls, call us 617-340-9527 or email us at

Please RSVP for this event via our EVENTS page.

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Raise Up Massachusetts Campaign Kick-off!

Join the Fight for Economic Justice in MA!

  • Raise the Minimum Wage
  • Guarantee Earned Sick-Time Leave

Newton Petition Launch
with Rep. Kay Khan and others

10 am, Saturday September 21st
458 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville (MAP)

The minimum wage in Massachusetts has been stuck at $8 an hour since 2008, yet costs keep rising. Workers are long overdue for a raise! Families can’t afford basic necessities, and it’s an everyday struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.

Also… For nearly 1 million workers in Massachusetts, staying home to care for themselves or a sick child could mean losing their job. Workers should be able to earn one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to at least 40 hours a year, so that they don’t have to risk losing their jobs to care for themselves or their families.

Progressive Newton, the local chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, is working with a coalition of organizations across the state to raise the minimum wage and to ensure that it keeps pace with the rising cost of living and to guarantee earned sick time leave.

Join Progressive Newton on 9/21!  Help us collect signatures. We have just eight weeks to put these questions on the ballot across Massachusetts!

For more info: email or find Progressive Newton on Facebook. You can download a description of the two bills HERE.

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Welcome to Progressive Newton!

Progressive Newton LogoProgressive Newton is a chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide, diverse grassroots organization mobilizing around progressive issues. Our primary mission is to advance Progressive Massachusetts’s state-level program; our current priorities are the three Raise Up Massachusetts campaigns (Paid Family Medical Leave, Fight for $15 minimum wage, and the Fair Share Amendment), the Safe Communities Act, and criminal justice reform. We also organize around local issues and, on occasion, support strong progressive candidates at the local level. If you’re a progressive, and you live in Newton, Massachusetts, join us!

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