Phone Calls for Paid Family Medical Leave

On Thursday, July 14, CSfC will be making phone calls from the Democracy Center, in Cambridge, to voters, and passing them through to their State Senators.

The State Senate is planning to vote on Paid Family Medical Leave, before the end of the session this month. We'll be calling voters with HubDialer, explaining the issue, and passing them through to their State Senators to leave messages. While the offices are closed, a lot more voters are home in the evenings, and constituent voicemails to senators are an effective advocacy tactic.

Sign up for the in-person phone bank

Or the virtual, call-from-anywhere phone bank

34th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Forum on June 29 Update - Videos and Questionnaires

The candidate forum, co-sponsored by Medford for Massachusetts and Progressive Democrats of Somerville, was a great success.   The forum was well-attended and the space at Tufts was perfect.

Carl Sciortino was a great moderator, and we were happy to have Christine Barber and Sharon Guzik participate in the hour-long question and answer session.

34th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Forum on Sunday, June 29

State Representative Carl Sciortino resigned from his seat, representing the 34th Middlesex District, in April, and there are five candidates seeking to replace him.

CSfC is co-sponsoring a candidate forum, in collaboration with Medford for Massachusetts and Progressive Democrats ofSomerville, to help connect candidates and voters.  This coalition of progressive community groups has also organized a candidate questionnaire, and we'll be posting the candidate answers.

Carl has agreed to moderate the forum, and will not be endorsing a candidate in the race.

Forum Details:
Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 PM
Room 008
Barnum Hall at Tufts University
163 Packard Ave, Medford

All of the candidates have been invited, including:
The district includes wards 4 and 7 in Somerville, and wards 4 and 5, and, in Medford, precinct 1 of ward 7 and precinct 2 of ward 8.

The primary will be on Tuesday, September 9.


CSfC Statewide Candidate Forum on Income Inequality -- Round 2 on May 10

CSfC is hosting our second state-wide candidate forum on Saturday, May 10.  We will talk candidates in the this year's state-wide races of Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer. Each candidate will have 3 minutes to introduce themselves, and 15 minutes to answer questions from the audience and questions based on Progressive Mass's shared prosperity agenda.  

Note: Please make sure to bring a photo ID - it's required to enter the facility.

May 10, 2014 at 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Dr
10th floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Google map and directions

RSVP here!

Lieutenant Governor

From 2:40 to 4:00 
James Arena-DeRosa 
Former USDA Northeast Administrator
Leland Cheung
Cambridge City Councilor
Steve Kerrigan
Democratic National Convention Committee CEO
Mike Lake
President and CEO of Leading Cities

Attorney General

From 3:55 to 4:35
Warren Tollman
Former State Senator
Maura Healey
Former Assistant Attorney General


From 4:35 to 5:30 
Tom Conroy
State Representative
Barry Finegold
State Senator
Deborah Goldberg
2006 candidate for Lieutenant Governor



Cambridge-Somerville for Change is an all-volunteer community group dedicated to harnessing the grassroots energy and spirit of change inspired by the Obama campaign. Our organizing work includes electoral and issue-based campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Our members have chosen to work on promoting economic fairness, comprehensive health care reform, creating policies that conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide for fair and adequate access to public transportation, and promoting in-state tuition for immigrant youth.

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