Cambridge Area Stronger Together hosted a rally on June 2 outside the Cambridge Public Library titled “Truth Matters: The People Speak Out!,” featuring a public reading of excerpts of the Mueller Report.
The rally centered around members of the community reading 19 excerpts from the Report, with a short break in the middle for a collective action, when participants took out their phones to call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler.
CAST organizers and the public were joined by Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern, who made the opening remarks, and Treble Alliance, a progressive Boston a cappella group, provided musical inspiration.
“CAST strives to empower people to get engaged on behalf of democracy at a time when our rights, democratic institutions, truth and the rule of law are under assault by the White House, the Justice Department and Republicans in Washington, D.C. and across the country,” said Gail Epstein, one of the rally organizers. “CAST believes that we the people have a key role in pushing back against this nightmare. It starts with educating ourselves and others so we can stand up and demand appropriate action from our elected officials.”
CAST is a grassroots organization made up of activists in Cambridge and nearby communities who organize locally through nonviolent direct action, lobbying, supporting progressive political candidates and collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations to promote and defend human rights, civil rights, social justice and the environment.