Showing posts with label Elections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elections. Show all posts

Health Care Reform Needs Martha

Martha Coakley's victory is by no means guaranteed. A recent poll found her only 9 points ahead of her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, and only 2 points ahead among those who are certain they will vote.

A loss here would cause the Democrats to lose their 60 seat majority. 60 votes are needed to prevent a filibuster and pass health care reform. Scott Brown (the Republican candidate) has pledged to vote against the bill. The final passage of the health care bill may not occur until the end of the month - after the January 19th special election.

All phone banks for the election campaign will be held at 15 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge.
  • Tuesday January 12 (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Thursday January 14 (6:00-9:00pm)
  • Sunday January 17 (5:30-9:00pm)
Sign up here!

Please VOTE on JANUARY 19th in the Senate Special Election!!!

Organizing for Martha Coakley for Senate - Two Weeks Till Election Day

As you may have heard, Rasmussen released a poll today showing GOP State Senator Scott Brown within 9 points of Attorney General Coakley. That's just too close. If you're reading this blog, I don't have to tell you that we can't afford to lose a US Senate seat.

The CSfC Elections Team has two projects during this brief, wintry campaign to keep that from happening. We're holding phone banks with our old friends the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) at their offices at 15 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge, between Harvard and Central Squares, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night through (Special) Election Day, January 19th.

Sign up here to join us from 6 to 9 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5:30 to 8:30 PM on Sundays. HUCTW has phones, comfy chairs, the works.

We're also working with the Cambridge Democratic City Committee on an Absentee Voter project to increase voter turnout among local seniors - you can sign up for that project on the same form.

Organizing for Martha Coakley for Senate

The Elections Team held their first meeting Monday night, and we're working on a bunch of initiatives. We'll be holding our first phone bank on January 3rd. In addition, we'll also be working on GOTV (Get Out The Vote) locally and state-wide. And, finally, we're planning a local absentee-ballot drive to increase turnout among seniors in Cambridge and Somerville.

We're still working on getting a location for the phone bank. If you're interested in getting involved, email

Local candidates answer questions about YOUR issues

Cambridge and Somerville citywide elections are taking place on Tuesday Nov 3rd, and in the words attributed to a local political luminary, Tip O'Neil, Jr.: "All politics is local." In his autobiography, Man of the House, Tip wrote that these were actually the words of his father, who shared this wisdom with his son on the only election loss in his son's lifetime--a run for the Cambridge City Council. Had Tip lived only a few short blocks from where he did, it could have been the Somerville Aldermanic race that he lost.

In the spirit of all politics being local, we urge you to vote November 3rd and take the time to vote for those who best represent you and your issues. Elections on the city level are just as important for change as those nationwide so please make your voice heard.

In order to help you make you final election decisions, we sent a survey to Cambridge City Council candidates and Somerville Alderman candidates. Our brief questions focused on two of our membership campaign interests - climate and energy, and transportation. Attached are links showing the answers provided by our local candidates. Please take a minute to see where your candidates stand in this election season.

Cambridge City Council Candidates Answers - 11 out of 21 candidates responded
Somerville Alderman Candidate Answers - 4 candidates responded

Click for information on voting in Cambridge and Somerville .

Click HERE to find out your voting location.

Poll Hours:
Cambridge - 7am - 8pm
Somerville - 7am - 8pm

Who is Jim Martin?

Cambridge-Somerville for Change has been making phone calls for Jim Martin who is running against the truly odious Saxby Chambliss in the Georgia Senate Race. Since neither candidate got 50% of the vote on November 4th, there will be a runoff on December 2nd.

Who is Jim Martin? Jim, is a Vietnam Veteran who spent his years in the Georgia Legislature working on health care and children's issues. He was one of the lead developers of "PeachCare" which provides health care to children in working families.

You can read more about Jim Martin here.

Jim Martin also will be a strong supporter of President Obama's agenda in the Senate.

You can sign up for one of our planned upcoming phone banks using the following links. All of the Phone Banks will be held at HUCTW at 15 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge.

If you can't make it out to one of these phone banks you can always make calls from home using this link.


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
or call us at
(617) 302-7324.

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