A Message from BIO
Hello BIO friends and leaders,
Out of concern for our community’s health and safety, we will be cancelling all in-person BIO meetings until further notice. We will take our guidance about resuming meetings from public health experts.
This includes the scheduled Clergy Gathering (3/20) and the Issues Assembly (3/31).
It also includes campaign team meetings such as Racial Justice (3/16), Sanctuary Network (4/1) and Accompaniment Coordinators, and our Leading Change Academy (Thursday mornings).
If a Team Chairperson feels it necessary to meet, please let us know and we will help set up a Zoom meeting. Upcoming Nuts and Bolts, too, will be cancelled.
The BIO Officers will continue to meet regularly via Zoom to help us slow down safely, and speed up thoughtfully when the time is right. We remain mindful of our commitments to our members and partners.
BIO Organizers and Officers
OF BERKSHIRE RESIDENTS
ACROSS THE COUNTY
ACTIVE ISSUE CAMPAIGNS
We act towards justice by building relationships within our communities
and across lines of difference, developing our leaders' skills in the public arena,
and taking action on issues of common concern.
Supporting the Work and Family Mobility Act
BIO, as part of the Driving Families Forward Coalition, is gathering support for the Work and Family Mobility Act.
The Act removes immigration status as a barrier to gaining a MA drivers license. It'll keep our communities safe and help our immigrant neighbors live independent lives in the Berkshires.
"Organizing is a magic, born of materials we all have:
stories, interest in others, being moved to action on behalf of relationships…
all these elements coming together deepens and enriches community."
- Martha Congdon, BIO President