Despite rain and snow, it was standing room only at the Continental Cafe in Acton on Sunday for Jamie Eldridge’s organizational meeting. There was palpable enthusiasm in the building as voters from throughout the district and beyond joined this exciting campaign. People were impressed by the experienced and qualified staff that Jamie has put together. After the meeting portion, there was a jam packed phone bank at the HQ. In the snowy rain, Jamie and a number of others went canvassing in Lowell.
Close to 75 people were in attendance either at the kick-off rally or volunteering in the afternoon. There were leaders from all over: frequent BMGer, Selectman Jay Booth of Tyngsborough, Bev Guild of Sudbury, Bonnie Winokar of the Stonewall Democrats, Xuan Kong of Acton, and newly elected DSC member, Parwez Wahid. I was impressed with the diversity in the room, from very young volunteers to experienced campaigners.
Jamie was in great form and there was a real sense of excitement in the room. The campaign announced that Jamie has received the endorsement of the local Democracy for America group, and is working for the national endorsement. Voice your support and help with the DFA effort.
The energy in the room was contagious! The Continental Cafe is normally closed on Sunday, but a few people came in not realizing that the Cafe was not open for business. Those who know me won’t be surprised when I tell you that I talked with a woman who came in off the street just looking for a bite to eat. By the time I was done, she left having signed up to volunteer for the campaign and agreeing to host a fundraiser!