Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:27 PM
bluestate10 (10,942 posts)
For Massachusetts DU members.
I supported a democratic State Senator for re-election. His campaign literature and what I knew about him said that he was for issues like public school funding, was good with public teachers, supported public infrastructure spending. He won. His office sent me a thank you mail and announced a series of public forums across the district at future date.
Another interesting piece of information was in the letter. Those of you who have read any of my posts should know that I am a Moderate. But I also believe that if democrats are to win, they need to have organizations that do the hard work of grassroots organizing and identifying candidates that can run for office. One of the pamphlets in the letter was for an organization called
"Progressive Massachusetts". The organization was established in 2011. What the organization is stated as "Progressive Mass is a new, statewide, diverse grassroots organization built from the ground up by organizers and activists from across Massachusetts. We organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on theses issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values. Progressive Mass welcomes all progressives regardless of political affiliation. Progressive Mass is a membership organization which will work closely with existing progressive organizations across the state to ensure the success of our efforts"
The "regardless of party affiliation" bothers me, but if we as democrats can get progressive republicans (there are some) and Independents to recognize that the democratic party is their best hope, we should be able to grow our numbers in Massachusetts. The organization is into accountability, which I like.
I personally plan to join, even though I am a Moderate, the organization offers lots of what I admire.
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Response to bluestate10 (Original post)
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:31 PM
KamaAina (75,686 posts)
1. You may wish to try the Mass. forum.
Hopefully, "regardless of party affiliation" means Green rather than repuke.