I came back for Jim because there is nobody who works harder for his district, nobody who does more for Massachusetts, and nobody who is a more effective voice for progressive causes in Congress.
I came back for Jim because we need his leadership to get the economy back on track; to fight for small business growth and job creation; and to ensure we have meaningful Wall Street reform. We need to fight for renewable energy and green technology; for veterans and our children; and for quality education for all.
And I came back for Jim because we as Democrats and progressives can no longer sit idly by while extreme right candidates grab hold of the public dialogue, driven on by idealogues like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.
As progressive activists, we can no longer rest comfortably on our ideals and beliefs; it is no longer enough to pride ourselves on past successes. Now, more than ever, we must fight to remind our friends and neighbors exactly what we stand for.
Make no mistake: Jim’s opponents are working hard. Senator Scott Brown lives in his district, and Jim’s six opponents (five Republicans and one independent) are capitalizing on Brown’s victory. They’ve followed Jim around to his official office hours and they’ve declared their desire to eliminate services that matter to people. One opponent has called for abolishing the Department of Education (where I worked for six years in the Clinton administration) while another answered a debate question about oil drilling post-BP spill with “Drill, baby, drill.”
I don’t know about you, but these are not people who stand for what I believe. These are not the people I want representing me or my home state in Congress.
Jim brought me back to Massachusetts because he’s running an aggressive campaign—the same way he’s always worked for his constituents.
And, just as Jim has always prided himself on maintaining a close relationship with everyone throughout the 3rd Congressional, a major part of our strategy is to involve as many people as possible in the campaign.
Right now, there are seven quick things you can do to help the campaign: You can:
1. Endorse Jim for reelection.
2. Donate to help Jim continue the fight for the 3rd Congressional and progressive causes.
3. Volunteer or host a house party.
4. Sign up for email updates on JimMcGovern.com.
5. Sign up for text updates here or by texting the word “Mcgovern” to 69302.
6. Ask for your bumper sticker or lawn sign.
7. Follow Jim on Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube.
Jim and I thank you for your ongoing support and friendship. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact the campaign at JimMcGovern.com.