Progressive Coalition of Amherst Celebrates Several Wins By Its Endorsed Candidates, Notes Increased Diversity of Incoming Town Council 

PRESS RELEASE Contact:  Pat Ononibaku, Chair  (413) 627-0043  progressivecoalition@gmail.com  Nov. 3, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ellisha Walker, Jennifer Taub and Dorothy Pam (incumbent) to serve on Town Council; Jennifer Page and Ben Herrington (incumbent) elected to School Committee.  The Progressive Coalition of Amherst (PCA) extends congratulations to all of those who were chosen on Monday … Continue reading Progressive Coalition of Amherst Celebrates Several Wins By Its Endorsed Candidates, Notes Increased Diversity of Incoming Town Council 

On TUESDAY, NOV. 2, VOTE for CHANGE and INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY in AMHERST

Our candidates offer diverse perspectives and will represent our whole community, including working people, families and small businesses.  TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES we endorse: AT-LARGE SEATS VIRAPANH (VIRA) DOUANGMANY CAGE  Former School Committee & School Equity Task Force member Serves on state Asian American Commission  ARHS parent committed to racial, economic & climate justice ELLISHA WALKER  … Continue reading On TUESDAY, NOV. 2, VOTE for CHANGE and INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY in AMHERST

PCA Presents Goals for the Amherst Public Schools

The Progressive Coalition Amherst's Executive Board would like to share it views about core changes that are needed to improve the Amherst Regional Public Schools. We call upon the school district, and the community to: Place students' needs, both social-emotional and academic, at the center of district policies and budgets Seat a School Committee that … Continue reading PCA Presents Goals for the Amherst Public Schools

Dr. Amilcar Shabazz Joins PCA’s Executive Board

The Progressive Coalition of Amherst is pleased to announce that Dr. Amilcar Shabazz has joined its executive board. Dr. Shabazz is a professor of history and Africana Studies in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass-Amherst. He served as the department’s seventh chair from 2007 to 2012, and as the Faculty Advisor to … Continue reading Dr. Amilcar Shabazz Joins PCA’s Executive Board

Pat Onanibaku, Named Chair of PCA

As of today, Sept. 15, 2021, Pat Onanibaku has assumed the role of chair for the Progressive Coalition of Amherst. PCA's former chair, Jennifer Page, has resigned in order to run for School Committee. Pat is a business owner, social justice advocate and community organizer. She has served on the Amherst Regional Public Schools Special … Continue reading Pat Onanibaku, Named Chair of PCA

Standout for Paraprofessionals, Sat., July 24, 10:30 a.m., Amherst Town Common

Paraprofessionals provide crucial support to children in the Amherst Public Schools, and their efforts eased the struggles of remote learning (and then classroom re-adjustment) for many children. We support a living wage for the district's paraprofessionals, and believe their services will be more critical than ever in coming months, when children will return to school … Continue reading Standout for Paraprofessionals, Sat., July 24, 10:30 a.m., Amherst Town Common

PCA Makes News: The Daily Hampshire Gazette (7/14/21)

New PAC forms ahead of Nov. election in Amherst Election stickers FILE PHOTO By SCOTT MERZBACHStaff WriterPublished: 7/14/2021 1:32:39 PM AMHERST — A political action committee with an aim to improve the lives of all residents by supporting progressive and racially and ethnically diverse candidates for public office has formed in advance of the town’s Nov. … Continue reading PCA Makes News: The Daily Hampshire Gazette (7/14/21)

Press release: NEW POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FORMS IN AMHERST

Committee’s Goal is to Support Progressive, Diverse Candidates for Amherst Public Office Amherst, MA — A new political action committee, the Progressive Coalition of Amherst, formed today by filing with the Amherst Town Clerk’s office. The mission of Progressive Coalition of Amherst is to improve the lives of all community members, by supporting progressive and … Continue reading Press release: NEW POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FORMS IN AMHERST