Posted 6/13/13 by Jacob Carrel
I hope everyone’s summer is going well.
I’m writing with urgent news: the Senate special election in Massachusetts is now startlingly close. According to a poll published in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, progressive Democrat Ed Markey is only polling 1% above his Republican opponent.
The campaign needs your help now. Whether you’re in Cambridge or Hong Kong, there are ways to help:
- Regardless of where you are, if you are registered to vote in Massachusetts then request an absentee ballot. The process is simple and you can print off an absentee ballot request here. Since only 13 days remain until the election, you should do this now if you are planning to vote absentee.
- Currently in Massachusetts? Sign up to knock on doors or make phone calls for Ed. If you’re currently in the Greater Boston area, you can find the full list of volunteering events, and sign up for them, here. If you’re in Massachusetts elsewhere, sign up on the Markey campaign’s website here.
- If none of these apply to you, or if you want to help out either further, consider supporting the campaign by making a contribution online or even writing in support of Ed on Facebook or Twitter. Since the expected turnout for special elections is always low, every vote and dollar goes a long way.
Thank you for your support. And, if you need any additional convincing for why Ed deserves your vote, I encourage you to check out the op-ed that a few of us wrote in support of Markey for The Crimson. Feel free to email me with any questions!
Markey: A Vote for Our Future – the Dems’ Op-Ed in The Harvard Crimson!
Posted 4/29/13 by Jacob Carrel
“Think back to November 6, 2012. Harvard’s campus was full of energy. We marched and carried signs and wore stickers, and we voted: An overwhelming number of students registered in Massachusetts went to the polls on Election Day. We held our breath with the entire nation as Massachusetts played host to one of the most anticipated elections in recent memory with Elizabeth Warren challenging Scott Brown for his Senate seat…”
Read more at The Harvard Crimson!
Harvard Dems Chat with Senator Tim Wirth!
Posted 4/12/13 by Jacob Carrel
Former Senator Tim Wirth (D-CO) has been a leader on advancing bipartisan Cap-and-Trade regulation and working together to stop climate change. A graduate of Harvard College, he has worked for decades for liberal causes, including being National Chair of the Clinton-Gore campaign. He is now the Vice Chair of the United Nations Foundation.
Come join us as we meet with him and learn about Senator Wirth’s work!
Thursday, April 18
7:45pm, Boylston Hall 105
More details on the Facebook event!
Harvard Dems Lunch with Charlie Cook!
Posted 4/12/13 by Jacob Carrel
Top notch political analyst and creator of the Cook Political Report Charlie Cook will join the Dems for a private discussion on Wednesday, April 17, at noon in the Kirkland Private Dining Room! Join us for a lively discussion of polls, prospects, and how the best campaigns are run from the man The Washington Post calls “the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races.”