fredrichlariccia

Founder / Consultant, Wakefield Civic League ;Campaign Chair, Congresswoman Katherine Clark; Board of Directors, Bay State Stonewall Democrats ; Founding Member, Honorary Fellows of the John F. Kennedy Library; Intern, Sen. Edward Kennedy; I can be reached at frichdem@aol.com.

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  1. " ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL. " (1 Reply)

    At our Wakefield Town Election on Tuesday we elected 2 progressive Democrats to our School Committee and 1 to our Board of Selectmen.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  2. " THERE'S A SMELL OF TREASON IN THE AIR." (0 Replies)

    Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  3. TRUMP LIED ABOUT OBAMA'S BIRTHPLACE... (0 Replies)

    just like he lied about being able to defeat ISIS in 30 days.

    Whew, turns out, he DID know more than the generals.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  4. JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE PARANOID DON'T MEAN THEY'RE NOT AFTER YOU (1 Reply)

    and just because I don’t trust Trump and his puppet master Putin don’t mean they didn’t conspire to steal our election. Traitor bastards !

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  5. TRUMP'S TAXES WILL PROVE HIS TREASON WITH THE RUSKIES... (1 Reply)

    and lead to his impeachment, resignation or prosecution.

    Lobsta dinna bet, anyone ? Bueller ? Bueller ?

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  6. TRUMP DIVERTS ATTENTION FROM RUSSIAGATE (0 Replies)

    with shiny object bravado and faux humanitarianism.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  7. REPUBLICANS BELIEVE GOVERNMENT IS BAD... (0 Replies)

    then they get into office and prove it every day.

    So why do we keep voting for them ?

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  8. REACTIONARY RIGHT - WING TRUMPISM IS A BAD 'DIEHL' FOR THE BAY STATE (0 Replies)

    A ” Conservative” is someone who believes that living in a Christian nation means denying care for the sick, keeping food from the poor and hungry and exalting the already exalted wealthy. JOHN FUGELSANG

    Bring it on, Know – Nothing fools ! Our Champion progressive Lioness is gonna beat you like a rented mule.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  9. WHAT MEDFORD WARD DO YOU LIVE IN ? (1 Reply)

    The DSC website has a listing of all 8 Medford Ward Chairs with their contact info.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  10. I'M SUGGESTING WE MATCH OUR WORDS WITH DEEDS (0 Replies)

    by CAMPAIGNING to ELECT Democrats to local office.
    It’s at the LOCAL level that we have the most credibility with our neighbors to influence the outcome of an election.

    I can’t tell you many of my fellow Wakefieldians have told me that they wait to see whose lawn sign I put up before they begin to consider who to vote for :) or against :( .

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  11. REPRESENTATIVE VS. OPEN TOWN MEETINGS (0 Replies)

    My 9th Essex state representative House district includes half my hometown of Wakefield which has an Open Town Meeting where any registered voter from Wakefield can attend, speak and vote on articles in the Town Warrant; and the town of Saugus which has a Representative Town Meeting of 50 members elected by voters. It also includes 1 ward in the city of Lynn which has a Mayor though I am not sure of their meeting status.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  12. LESS TALK, MORE ACTION (2 Replies)

    My experience of actively campaigning for Democrats in my home town of Wakefield for the last 57 years leads me to one inescapable general conclusion : if we want to WIN election of Democrats we need less talk and more action at the local level.

    Case in point — our upcoming town election on April 25 for Board of Selectmen and School Committee. Our Republican friends are fielding a strong slate of candidates and are poised to win majority control of both Boards which they view as farm team springboards to higher office.

    Although neither party endorses at the local level, Republicans have been historically more successful at rallying behind their own and have the results to show for it even though Democrats hold a 21/2 to 1 advantage over them in voter registration.

    My efforts over the years to change the WDTC bylaws to address this problem failed and is the reason I had to step down from the Committee.
    My idea was that we should actively do outreach to vet, recruit, train and endorse candidates for local office then unite to ELECT them.

    So, now I do my own thing as a Lone Ranger Democrat organizer by managing the campaign of a fellow progressive running for Selectman — Dan Benjamin. You can check out his qualifications and progressive platform on Facebook.

    It continues to mystify me why Democrats refuse to unite in Common Cause to elect progressive Democrats at the local level.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  13. SENATOR DONNELLY STARTED AS A FIREFIGHTER... (0 Replies)

    and became a progressive fighter championing the causes of the least among us.

    I knew him through my work with his friend and former Senate colleague,
    Congresswoman Katherine Clark.

    Rest in peace, Senator.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  14. " RUSSIA IS STILL WINNING... (0 Replies)

    because we don’t know the difference between fake news and the truth.”

    FORMER FBI COUNTER INTELLIGENCE AGENT CLINT WATTS
    before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  15. JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES ON CAPITALISM (0 Replies)

    ” Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  16. I'D RATHER DEAL WITH A GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRAT (0 Replies)

    who doesn’t care if I die than a corporate one whose job depends on it.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  17. RUSSIAN BOTS TARGETED BATTLEGROUND STATES (1 Reply)

    with Trump coordinated propaganda misinformation to suppress voter turnout in Democratic strongholds.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  18. SENATE INTELLIGENCE WON'T GRANT IMMUNITY (0 Replies)

    which tells me they want a profer from Flynn before they even consider immunity.

    Fred Rich LaRiccia

  19. YES, I HAVE MY REASONS FOR HATING TRUMPIST TRAITORS (0 Replies)

    which I have documented here for years.

    I get weary of tedious sophistry that fiddles while Rome burns —- Trump colluded with a foreign power to steal our election and undermine democracy throughout the world.

    Does anyone care that our country is dying ? Hello ? Bueller ? Anyone ?

    Fred Rich LaRiccia