News: Oct 16, 7PM , Town Meeting Warrant
After the last SB Meeting, the SB signed off on the Warrant. There is no more discussion. Article 9 is whether to place on the ballot of the next town election whether to make the town clerk an appointed position. For the shift to appointed town clerk to take place, Article 9 and the ballot question must pass. The SB does seem to have heard that this question should be given a little time before a final vote.
National Elections 2024
Is your mailbox filling with requests for 2024 candidate support? Right now, they are looking for donations. Polls are a little early to plan around, and it is too soon for texting and phone banks with Democratic parties which provide coverage by promoting the whole ballot. If you want to get your hand in on texting for whomever is holding texting sessions, here is a recommendation:
The Working Family Party, national level, has been holding text sessions right along for state legislators and other elected positions that pop up. They use the standard tools: Slack and Spoke. And they offer advanced training to handle released replies, which are sometimes stuck at a problem if you like challenges! At the moment, some opportunities may be locally run, using zoom instead of Slack and with small groups. This evening WFP volunteers have been texting a few thousand voters for Philadelphia City Council.
Find Grassroots Work On Your Own
Almost all opportunities with organizations and individual campaigns post their sign up links on Mobilize.us. The best way to use this tool if you are looking for something specific is to:
Select Type of work, e.g., Text banks
Check Show virtual events
Select a date range
Scroll through Campaign or organization and check any of interest.
Tags are qualifiers on your search - it's fine to leave this alone.
Click Apply Filters and you will get the list of links that match your criteria. For instance, a surprise is to find Tuscon, AZ is texting for city elections. Arizona can use every bit of help they can get.
Issues Awareness in Carlisle Center
The CDTC hosts holding of signs in our town center. Join us Fridays 3:00-3:30 - 5:00PM! Drop by for a Friday event, either with your own sign, or a CDTC-provided sign. Bring chair!
Some nice feed back from patrons of the center cicle: A cyclist went round twice and yelled "I love you!" Another stopped to talk and another person filmed.
The person(s) bringing CDTC signs sometimes do not know if they will attend until the last minute. They will let people know if they are NOT going to make it. We anticipate all Fridays, same time, barring storms or extreme heat.
Massachusetts Election Results 2022
Secretary of State
State House 14th
Middlesex Gov Council
Summary of National Results 2022
Here were poll data-based goals for the Senate - with Governor opportunities - set last August-September:
Protect in priority order
1. Cortez Masto (NV)
2. Warnock (GA)
2. Kelly, he's well ahead, possible Gov flip
3. Hassan (NH)
Flip red to blue:
1. WI Defeat Johnson, Protect Gov Evers
1 OH Ryan to flip
2. NC Beasley to flip
2. PA Fetterman flip and flip Gov
Excellent Results! All the Protect candidates won, despite very narrow margins right before the election. In the Flip column, Fetterman had a comfortable win for PA Senator. Three Governors in states where we worked for Senators, either held or flipped red to blue: Katie Hobbs (AZ flip), Tony Evers (WI hold) and Josh Shapiro (PA flip). We lost in both OH and NC Senate races as those candidates slipped quite a bit by the end of October and fell off the recommended list. Ditto for Senate in WI. The priorities were set according to whether the candidate was in or outside the sweet spot polling at 1-4% above his/her opponent. All were tracked and adjusted through late October. This is near-ideal targeting as zero losses would indicate we played it a little too safe.
All are welcome - You need not be a member or even a resident! We have unenrolled volunteers too. The CDTC has member and associate member openings as well as a Friends list. CONTACT us if you would like to talk.