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IMPROMPTU RALLY: Universalist Unitarian Church to approach Robert Reich, candidate for Governor

January 15, 2002, Hampshire County chapter

Subject: Impromtu Rally Tonight and Jan. 15. MN Article
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 09:17:54 -0500
From: Mike Franco <mv-franco@JUNO.COM>

Dear Precious Dads & Supporters.... there will be an impromtu rally tonight at 7:30 for fathers' rights outside the Unitarian Universalist Church, Northampton where Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor for the Clinton Administration will speak. Reich is campaigning to become the next governor of Massachusetts.

Our members will assemble at George Schroder's home; 28 Columbus Avenue, Northampton at 7 pm. This should be an exciting rally. For directions and more information about tonight's event, please call George at 1-413-584-0569.


Subject: Personal Update: Met Robert Riech Last Night
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 16:26:49 +0000
From: "Rinaldo Del Gallo" r_del_gallo@hotmail.com

Personal Update

Last night I went to Northampton, Massachusetts and I spoke with Mr. Robert Reich who is running for governor of Massachusetts. Mr. Reich is a political liberal and was Bill Clintons’ Labor Secretary during his first administration. While we are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, he is an excellent speaker and has many good ideas. Mr. Reich’s strength is as an economist.

I asked him a question from the audience at a first reception that was held at an art gallery about shared parenting as well as spoke to him afterward. He told me that he was for absolute equality with respect to family law, that women should be punished as much as men for their acts of domestic violence, and that he believed in equal access to the child upon a divorce. He later spoke at the Unitarian Church in North Hampton. Because there was an overflow crowd, they would not let anybody in. I snuck around and let myself in a side door in true miscreant fashion.

The Fatherhood Coalition had protest signs outside his speech. Mike Franco and other members of the coalition had a chance to speak with Mr. Reich. Mr. Reich was highly accessible and everyone that wanted to speak to him could.

I was caught in a snowstorm on the way back. Here is a little trick: believe it or not, in a thick snowstorm at night, you see better with low beams, not high beams. It is counterintuitive but the truth. I surmise it has something to do with direct reflection of the water particles. The same holds true for fog—low beam is better.

State Senator Nuciforo will be speaking before the Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2002, the place to be determined at later time. We will be speaking about shared parenting. I will be the moderator. Since there are only 30 State Senators, Mr. Nuciforo is an influential position.

And that’s the news from Lake Woebegone.

Rinaldo (Renny)

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