...occasionally feature, from the work of our grassroots member activists and our chapters.

Seven Days Out

Hard to believe that in the last 12 months we’ve had elections for Senator Warren (Nov. 2012), Senator Markey (June 2013), and next week for Mayor of Boston. It feels like 12 months of a lot of high-stakes campaigns. Tuesday, November 5, just 7 days from today, is Election Day. Start today thinking about when you can vote.If you will be out of town or otherwise unable to vote on November 5, you can go to the Elections Department at City Hall from 9am-4pm any day this week and vote!Next week’s election is one of the most important elections we face. Our municipal electeds have direct daily impact on the lives and livelihoods of our residents, more even than a U.S. Senator. That is why we don’t take this election lightly, and why we encourage you to find even just 3 hours in the next week to help with a campaign. The Mayor’s race and many of the Council races will be decided by the undecided and by get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts of the campaigns. Volunteer-to-voter direct contact is the most impactful activity on any campaign, next to candidate-to-voter contact.

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Celebrating Our First Milestone!

Celebrate our First Milestone!!

Raise Up Massachusetts Petition Campaign

September – November 2013

 Progressive Newton, Progressive Needham, Middlesex County RaiseUpMA,

& Progressive Massachusetts

Are Happy to Invite You to an Open House and Potluck

Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Children Welcome

RSVP for more information:  progressivenewton@gmail.com or call 617-340-9

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Entering the Home Stretch

Progressive Newton has collected over 3,000 signatures for RaiseUp MA.  Can you help us get another 1,000 on election day, Tuesday, November 5th?

Can you cover one of the 3 busiest shifts by the polling places, early morning, lunch-time, or at the end of the workday as folks are heading out to vote?

Please email us as soon as possible at progressivenewton@gmail.com 

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Newton Highlands and Auburndale This Weekend

This week the RaiseUp MA campaign announced that we have collected over 150,000 signatures on our petitions!!!!  That is awesome, but we have to hang in there and keep going.

This Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, we will be in Newton Highlands.  This should be a lot of fun.  We really haven’t hit the Highlands yet and we’re hoping lots of folks will be out on Lincoln St.  Meet us by Bread and Chocolate on the corner of Lincoln St and Hartford.

On Sunday, October 27 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, we will go back to Auburndale.  We will meet by the Shaw’s Supermarket at 2040 Commonwealth Ave.

To RSVP or if you would like to take petitions to your own weekend events, email us at progressivenewton@gmail.com or call us at 617-340-9527.  You can also find us at our Progressive Newton page on Facebook, and follow us @ProgressiveNewt on twitter.

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After a Spectacular Weekend, We're Ready for the Last Month

We had a wonderful weekend of signature gathering in gorgeous fall weather.  We went to Auburndale for the first time Saturday morning and on Sunday to the Newton Harvest Fair, where we got signatures from over 39 towns and cities in MA!!  By the end of the weekend 680 voters had signed to RaiseUp MA!!!

The RaiseUp campaign has until November 20th to collect signatures to put the minimum wage and earned sick-time leave initiatives on the ballot.  And we need your help!!!

This week we are at the Farmer’s Market at Cold Spring Park today, and then we will hit the busy early morning rush on Thursday from 7:00 – 8:30 am at the Watertown Bus Terminal at for the #59 and #71 buses.  You can meet us there.

This coming weekend, we will go back to Auburndale, Newtonville and Newton Highlands.  If you are available to go out for a couple of hours on Saturday or Sunday, email us at progressivenewton@gmail.com

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