Ready to Make a Difference in 2010 Elections

On Tuesday night, Cambridge-Somerville for Change's Election Team held its first post-Coakley meeting at the Democracy Center in Cambridge. I came away from our discussion feeling energized. Despite recent setbacks for progressives on the national stage, people came ready to work and to take responsibility for the future of progressive politics in the Bay State. In just a few hours, we came up with some very solid organizing ideas for our team during the spring and summer. The list includes:

  • Reach out and build our network in low turn out and low-income areas of Cambridge and Somerville, including involvement with the U.S. Census
  • Develop local ballot initiatives on the most critical national issues
  • Reach out to communities in Congressional districts outside of Cambridge and Somerville
  • Provide electoral organizing training and skills development
  • Co-Sponsor a candidates' forum for an upcoming local Senate race
We may not choose to work on all of these items, but they will form the foundation for CSFC's elections work. Many will not be easy, especially talking our neighbors about their frustrations with politics and government. But together, our work will prepare us the fall election cycle and help elect leaders who can advance a progressive agenda.

Please consider coming to our next meeting on March 9th (location TBD) and join our email list ( to learn more about the CFSC Elections Team.


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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
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