Harmony Wu is seriously considering a run to represent the 9th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Like many of us, she has become frustrated with Congressman Steve Lynch’s lack of commitment to progressive issues, especially health care reform. Please help progressive democrats collect signatures for Harmony Wu’s nomination papers this weekend!
For those of you who don’t know her, Harmony is a Needham mother of two who took it upon herself to coordinate Needham for the Obama campaign, and shocked everyone in the state with what she was able to deliver. Since then, she has been an inspired and passionate volunteer political organizer. She has led the charge for health care organizing in Lynch’s district, mobilizing hundreds of people to call and visit Lynch’s office in support of reform. Out of frustration, she has decided to consider a run against him both to show that there is passionate support for health care reform, and to hopefully remove him from office if he votes No.
So, what can we do?
1) A “Draft Harmony Wu for the 9th Congressional District” Facebook page has been set up: http://tinyurl.com/DraftWu. Join the group and spread the word.
2) Tomorrow at 12 noon, at Broadway Station in South Boston (Lynch’s backyard), volunteers will be collecting nomination signatures to put Harmony on the ballot. Meet them there and help collect signatures.
A website is also being set up, as is an Act Blue page for collecting donations (if he votes Yes and she doesn’t run, she’ll donate the money to a charitable organization TBD). A post is going up on Blue Mass group, and a more formal email is going out to people in the 9th CD and beyond, letting people know she’s considering running and why, and asking them to do the two things above.
Please spread the word about the two actions above as soon as you possibly can. If you can join in the signature-gathering tomorrow, please contact John Bowes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up.
STAND UP FOR HEALTHCARE!!!