HANNA On a hot summer day a few weeks ago, I canvassed a neighborhood in Brockton. I rang the doorbell at this one brick house, and a middle-aged man came to the door holding a cool glass of lemonade in his right hand. As he … [Read more...]
Another Bad Vote
While teachers are being laid off in Brockton, storefronts are empty from Needham to Dorchester, and so many people are still struggling to find work, I am disappointed that Stephen Lynch yet again voted with Republicans to commit another … [Read more...]
What the Grassroots Are All About
Our strong grassroots momentum has gained attention across the district. Additionally, national organizations are taking notice of our campaign. In addition to being a top finisher in Democracy for America's Grassroots All-Stars … [Read more...]
The Bank of America Democratic Primary
Cross-posted at Daily Kos. I have spent most of the last decade as New England political director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). I'm proud of my work standing up for working families, hospital patients, senior … [Read more...]
What’s the Cost of a Bad Vote?
(Cross-posted at Open Left.) We all know the statistics. Over 4,400 American service men and women killed. Over $730 Billion spent. Longer than American involvement in World War II, longer than the Civil War, longer than … [Read more...]
We Made the Finals! Now Let’s Win!
I'm proud to report that, thanks in no small part to the dogged support I've received from the BMG community, I am a finalist in Democracy for America's Grassroots All-Star contest! Out of 90 campaigns for the U.S. House of … [Read more...]
21 in 21 for the 9th District
I'm writing to you today to urge you to keep our momentum building by taking part in our grassroots outreach effort 21 in 21 for the 9th District. Over the next three weeks, I will continue reaching out to our communities by visiting … [Read more...]
Help Me Become a DFA Grassroots All-Star!
Blue Mass Group's endorsement has been extremely helpful when reaching out to progressive activists and voters. Here's another great opportunity to reach out to the netroots and grassroots. Democracy for America has just kicked off its 2010 … [Read more...]
Are you a Mac or a Lynch? Take the Quiz (and Get Involved)!
There are a number of ways to get involved, both locally and from across the country, with some actions taking only a couple of minutes. As you saw from the quiz above, the differences between the incumbent and me are very clear. Make … [Read more...]
The Twilight Zone
Many of us share this frustration when our elected Democratic leaders fall short of their campaign promises or our Party's highest ideals. As has been a mantra of the netroots for some time, the goal is no longer simply electing more … [Read more...]