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!
Dems meeting with Ed Markey a huge success!
Posted 4/12/13 by Jacob Carrel
Cambridge, MA – On Friday, the Harvard Dems met with Rep. Ed Markey, in a great meeting that featured a discussion of clean energy, the environment, new telecommunications standards, and responsibilities of different generations. “I am so happy that Rep. Markey came and spoke to us today,” Campaigns Director Daniel Ki said. “He reminded us once again of all that we stand for.”
For information on how to join Rep. Markey’s campaign for senate, please email Campaigns Director Daniel Ki.
Harvard Selected as Location of 2013 College Democrats of Massachusetts State Convention
Posted 2/22/13 by Jacob Carrel
CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Harvard College Democrats, after tirelessley campaigning last fall for eleven different campaigns, all of which were successful, have been chosen by the College Democrats of Massachusetts to host the organization’s 2013 convention. The event will be April 6-7 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Massachusetts State Treasurer and potential 2014 gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman will speak, and additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Large attendance is expected, and the Harvard Democrats currently working to find student hosts to house non-Harvard students for the weekend. “We are honored to have been chosen for this exciting event, and we look forward to opening up our campus to other Massachusetts Democrats and to working together to keep Massachusetts blue,” said Simon Thompson ’14, the president of the Harvard Democrats.
Harvard students who are interested in hosting a student during the weekend should fill out this form. Thank you!