Jim’s victory is not just a victory for Neighbor to Neighbor, but for all of the progressive community. This guy is definitely the real thing. He knows labor issues and family issues and education issues because he has lived with them for thirty years as a social worker and recently, president of his union local. He eagerly sought out input on economic justice issues from Neighbot to Neighbor, and from me he has just as eagerly sought out input on environmental justice issues. He wrapped up his victory speech saying,”Government is here to help families.” And besides all that, he’s a genuine down-to-earth really nice guy. As I was leaving, he was on the dance floor dancing with one of the Neighbor to Neighbor activists.
I wasn’t able to help out on this campaign before the primary, due to other obligations, but I was able to give them some time today. I was one of many people door-knocking in snow and rain. The highlight was at about 7:30 this evening, coming to the door of an 88 year old delightful lady who hadn’t had a chance to vote yet, offering her a ride, and she got her coat and hat and gratefully came with us and got to vote! That’s GOTV at its best.