If you are a registered Democrat, and live in the Michael Capuano Congressional District, you can participate in local grassroots democracy, help decide who will represent you to the national party, and support the diverse and strong team we have put together. (If you are unsure of your Congressional District, visit http://wheredoivotema.com and enter your address to get that information.)
This great team reflects a number of important elements of the Boston Democratic Party.
– A diverse coalition, including a strong mix of ethnic, racial, and age groups.
– A group that represents a variety of neighborhoods around the city.
– A variety of political backgrounds, including community organizers, political fundraisers, and committed progressive electeds.
– A minority of elected officials, building upon the idea of inclusiveness and civic engagement that is a key message of Senator Obama and our own Governor Patrick.
Our Coalition for Change is made of five terrific individuals. Allow us to introduce them.
GLORIA FOX has faithfully served the people of 7th Suffolk District of Roxbury, Mission Hill and Fenway as their State Representative. She has spent her adult life advocating for human, social and economic development issues for those whose voices need to be heard. Representative Fox continues to be a community activist and has always been committed to the kind of inclusionary politics represented by Senator Barack Obama.
GIOVANNA NEGRETTI has been a leading community activist for the Latino community in and around Boston for many years. As the Executive Director of ¿Oíste?, she has played a critical role in working to train and elect politicians of color across the state. Giovanna understands how Obama’s message of hope and change is critically important for the healing and unity of all our communities.
BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR MIKE ROSS has represented Mission Hill, Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Audubon Circle and the West End since 1999. He has been a tireless advocate for improving the quality of life in those neighborhoods, working to make housing more affordable and the streets safer. He chairs the committee on Youth Violent Crime Prevention, and most recently is a cosponsor of a home rule petition supporting the rights of tenants in foreclosed properties. Mike lives in Mission Hill, and endorsed Senator Obama immediately upon Barack’s entrance into the presidential race in February, 2007
SEAN RILEY is an attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston. Sean lives in Charlestown, and is chairman of the Board of the Directors of MassVOTE, a nonprofit, nonpartisan voter education and empowerment organization serving the greater Boston area. Sean is a member of the Young Bostonian Advisory Council, and currently serves as co-chair of Boston’s Generation Obama chapter, a fundraising and organizing component of the Obama campaign.
DOROTHEA JONES is a veteran Roxbury political activist, having been involved at all levels of political campaigns. She went to Iowa to work for John Kerry in 2004, has played a role in the City Council campaigns for Sam Yoon, Felix Arroyo, and Gibran Rivera, and was a Senate District Coordinator on the Deval Patrick Campaign. Most recently she was a local organizer on the Barack Obama campaign in Boston, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Please join us at Jordan Hall on Saturday, April 5, at 12:45pm
If you have questions about our coalition, or need help getting to the Caucus, please contact Reuben Kantor at firstname.lastname@example.org.