READY. SET. LET’s GO🇺🇸

Focused Strategies set for our band of proven activists
as we march (or cycle) toward 2020

Hello Marching Forward Mass Activists

Hoping you are enjoying some Summertime fun with family and friends. We have been restoring and regrouping to be ready for some special elections and then 2020.

Several of our leaders gathered together last week to finalize our strategies with the guidance of Peter Fenn, an experienced D.C. based Democratic Strategist and Summertime Westport, MA resident.

Overall MFM goals/timing are to :

  • Step out of BLUE MA as we did successfully for 2018 Mid terms

  • Target upcoming elections strategically (VA State legislature, Fall, 2019)

  • Defend and add to Congress, win Senate and Presidential races, flip State legislatures to defend against gerrymandering.

  • ME is our key State for all four targets (President, Senate, and ME02, Jared Golden, and the State legislature).

  • NJ 03 Andy Kim

  • Concentrate on Presidential Battleground State of PA in selected Districts

Short term, Fall 2019, we have narrowed our sights on Virginia as VA is one of only four states electing a legislature in 2019 and the only one that is flippable. We are connected with two activist groups in VA: NOPE Neighbors who are supporting twelve candidates (www.nopeneighbors.org) and 31st St Swing Left (www.31ststreet.org) supports six candidates. Candidates need funding early in a campaign's cycle and that timing is now. PLEASE check out candidates detailed on both sites and give to those who appeal to you. Sites have easy donation buttons and recap of campaigns and candidates. For general overview on VA status check out www.ballotpedia.org.

Additional tactics for VA contests will be coordinated with campaigns for post Labor Day actions. Tactics will include Post carding (We are so good at this!), social media sharing/tracking and canvassing for those who want to join us in VA.

Our leader Nancy Train Smith will host a group meeting on August 29, 6-7:30 PM 17 Wadsworth Ln, South Dartmouth, when we will discuss Fall 2019 VA actions and an overview of 2020 plans for execution. In mid October we will host a launch event detailing our longer range plans with team leaders announced and sign ups ready. Know that all actions count -- from postcard writing, to fundraising, to spreading candidates messages to knocking on doors in Districts -- it takes all of this to affect political change. We know it, We have done it, and we are ready to go.

Let’s make 2016 a distant memory.

Pattie Garrahy