CSfC Candidate Forum on May 3, 2014

Have you decided who you're supporting in the race for Governor?  Are you concerned about income inequality?

On Saturday, May 3, CSfC is hosting a candidate forum in Kendall Sqare to hear from candidates in the this year's MA Governor's race. Each candidate will have 30 minutes to respond to questions based on Progressive Mass's Shared Prosperity Agenda and answer questions from the audience.

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 Come hear from five candidates for governor:
Don Berwick (3:30-4:00)
Martha Coakley (4:00-4:30)
Steve Grossman (4:30-5:00)
Juliette Kayyem (5:00-5:30)
Evan Falchuk (5:30-6:00)

Tribute to the Life of Ken Thomson

On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 11 a..m., a tribute to the life of Ken Thomson will be held at Cornerstone Cohousing, at 195 Harvey St, Cambridge,  in the newly renovated room to be named “Ken’s Den” in his honor. Ken was aware of this before he passed on and was delighted in the name. There will be a brief ritual and dedication followed by tributes and remembrances that those present will be invited to share.

Guests are asked to enter through the doors at the rear of that building. Note that this is not the main building (#175) at the end of the main driveway. It is the building (#195) closest to the end of the street, at the corner of Clifton St. Cornerstone will get permission from the city so that you can park on the streets nearby.

Following the service there will be a potluck lunch in the Common House. If you can bring a dish to share for 6-8 people, that will be appreciated. Some beverages will also be welcome. Commonly prepared meals were a favorite part of Ken’s pleasure in living at Cornerstone, and he rarely missed one.

CSfC Becomes a Chapter of Progressive Mass

Born out of the 2008 Obama campaign, Cambridge-Somerville for Change has been organizing for the past four and a half years to help elect progressives to office and pass progressive policies at the state and national level.  We have had great success, winning most of the elections we worked on (from Patrick in 2010 to Obama and Warren in 2012 to Ed Markey just last week), and even won some issue campaigns as well (starting with the 2010 health care reform).  Cambridge and Somerville are full of dedicated progressive activists, and CSfC's 1,000+ members are among the most dedicated.  Yet despite this capacity, the CSfC steering committee has felt that by working independently of any state or national organization, we limited our ability to have a broader impact.  For this reason, in May of 2013 we proposed that CSfC become the Cambridge and Somerville chapter of Progressive Massachusetts... and CSfC members voted to approve this proposal!

Goodbye to a Good Friend

Cambridge-Somerville for Change Steering Committee member Ken Thompson died on May 24, 2013.

Ken is the main person who got me involved with Cambridge-Somerville for Change. I worked with Ken over several months during the national healthcare reform debates. I appreciated his dedication to healthcare reform.

The Steering Committee always benefitted from Ken’s clear his clear analysis of any topic that was being discussed.

I was always amazed by his ability to think of avenues not considered by the rest of us. Finally, I’ll never forget Ken’s commitment to both member and citizen involvement.

Norman Daoust
Steering Committee; Health Care Reform Team volunteer
Cambridge-Somerville for Change


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.

This is an organization built by and for you, the community, and we look forward to your participation and feedback. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about getting involved, please email
info@ cambridgesomervilleforchange.com
or call us at
(617) 302-7324.

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