Ready, Set, 2020!

Hello fellow political activists

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As we ready to launch events and actions building to 2020, we want to be sure that we are reaching you.  We moved from plain old email to Mailchimp software and have lost some or worse yet end up in spam folders.  PLEASE clear us so we can organize together.  We NEVER share email addresses and our communication is crisp and focused.  We’ve written instructions on how to add Marching Forward emails to your contact list. This prevents our emails from ending up in your spam folder. The directions are very simple and can be found here.

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I find during these unprecedented times it is reassuring to band together with like-minded friends, neighbors, colleagues and mentors to form thoughtful and actionable political strategies to affect change.  Since January 2017, Marching Forward Mass has become a community for our collective voices and actions to make a difference.

Following midterms where we focused on four "swing districts", in addition to state and local work, we took a collective breather (we all need one!). Our targeted work was hard, FUN, enriching and successful.  Three of our four candidates swung their Congressional District blue and they are now part of the most diverse Congress in our history.  We are now regrouping to establish strategies as we gear up for 2020.

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We are all bombarded by campaigns, political action group and causes. Although well intended, it is an onslaught. A reminder that Marching Forward is a group of Pragmatic Progressives from the South Coast of Massachusetts.  We number 400+ strong. Many of us are deeply engaged in actions, some are interested in attending meetings, others are active postcard/letter writers, others travel to crucial districts to register and canvass and some even donate housing for our volunteers in such districts. We choose actions that make a difference. During Mid Term Elections we saw this in increased engagement with issues such as Healthcare, Immigration, Journalism and Environment. At our core, we are political activists. Our convictions are expressed at the voting booths across our nation.  This is our power.

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We are NOT a PAC and do not raise money for campaigns.  We DO gather together to determine best actions for us to undertake given our bandwidth, experiences and intentions. 

Soon we will announce our plans building up to 2020.  It's early now  yet we are planning to concentrate on key must win states winning all "houses". These states are determined based upon analysis of Senate race potential change, previous Presidential voting and gerrymandering impact.   The White House, Senate, Congress, State House and State Legislature are all essential.  This is a concentrated and deep approach where we focus efforts from voter registration (postcards, emailing), to social media and canvassing/physical presence in districts.

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Please "clear us" if need be for communication.  Many of you have asked how friends can join. Just send our website link - https://www.marchingforwardmass.com/join-us - and ask them to complete the form and join us. We look forward to continuing our political action work together.

All my best,

Pattie Garrahy-Robertson