At Team Grossman, we used organizing for the convention as a means of organizing for the primary and general elections this fall. We began calling delegates on the evening of the first caucus (Needham) and continued reaching out to undecided delegates up until the vote was cast. We had representation at approximately half of the 600+ caucuses around the state, and also had a presence at a significant number of town meetings and town elections throughout the winter and spring. We also used our delegate outreach as a means of collecting our nomination signatures (and turned in well over 10,000 certified — 5,000 are needed to get on the ballot).
Additionally — and perhaps most effectively — we began holding regional meet & greets with Steve and invited both delegates and non-delegates, looking for support for the convention and the elections this fall. These regional meet & greets — literally held in every corner of the state — were hugely successful in getting our message out there and recruiting new volunteers to our team. We’ll continue these meet & greets throughout September, and if fortunate enough to prevail in the Primary, all the way through November 2nd.
Last, but certainly not least, is the caliber and character of our candidate. I have often remarked that being Steve Grossman’s Field Director is akin to being Babe Ruth’s batting coach. As hard as we all worked, he worked just as hard alongside us as we prepared for the Convention. With pride, I watched him win over the last three delegates who exited the DCU center late Friday night. His speech on Saturday was among the strongest.
Here’s the moral of the story. We put in place a convention plan that outperformed our wildest expectations and conventional wisdom. We have a similar aggressive plan for the primary election on September 14th and, if successful, for November 2nd. As we’ve proven with the convention, the Grossman campaign is a grass-roots effort that boasts an incredible (and growing) volunteer army. We need you to be a part of it. Please join our team and let’s put the Treasurer’s office back in Democratic hands.
Per several requests, please find a copy of our convention video below.
Disclosure: I proudly serve as Steve Grossman’s Field Director.