Thanks to Aaron James for running for 27th Middlesex State Representative. He earned 2635 votes, 13% of the vote, and ably took the baton from First Officer Noelani Kamelamela who ran in 2014.
A big congratulations to the Yes on 4 campaign. Massachusetts is now the 6th state to legalize cannabis and has taking a big step in ending the drug war.
Congratulations also to the No on 1 & 2 campaigns and the Yes on 3 campaign for their wins. For 2016, we are 4 for 4 on the ballot questions.
We aren’t stopping!
We will have a How to run for local elections workshop this Saturday. It will be in the Mandela Room of the Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, from 1:00 – 4:00pm on November 12th. Unfortunately, the Democracy Center is not wheelchair accessible.
If you’ve ever considered running for local office, then this workshop is for you — even if you’re still on the fence. We’ll talk about logistics (filing paperwork and gathering signatures), ideas for running small but effective campaigns, and what happens after you’ve won the election. The schedule is:
- What you can do in local government;
- Running for town meeting;
- Running for other town and city offices;
- Discussion on what a local Pirate platform should look like.
People who’ve served in local office are also encouraged to attend, regardless of party affiliation. We hope you’ll share your experiences, and the things you learned while running.
We would appreciate it if you signed up so we can plan accordingly. If you miss this one, don’t worry, we are working on holding this training in other parts of the Commonwealth. If you want to help by finding a location near you and telling people about it, please email us.