Showing posts with label campaign. Show all posts
Showing posts with label campaign. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2023

Pantherbook: "Jennifer O’Malley Dillon speaks with Mr. Walsh’s Class"

"Recently, Mr. Walsh’s class had the fantastic opportunity to speak via Zoom with Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the current deputy chief of staff in the Biden administration and FHS alumnus. O’Malley Dillon talked to the class about her time at Franklin High School, her daily work, important things she has been a part of, advice she has, and of course answered a few questions.

Life as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House is full of bustling days filled with everything from hiring personnel to dealing with international affairs. According to O’Malley Dillon, she runs and oversees daily operations at the White House. This includes helping solve large-scale issues such as problems with Ukraine, climate change, and inflation, traveling with the president to support and plan his visits, and running the military office. Although this seems very stressful to most, O’Malley Dillon loves politics, and being right in the middle of it all seems to be where she is most at home. "
Continue reading the article on Pantherbook ->

Pantherbook: "Jennifer O’Malley Dillon speaks with Mr. Walsh’s Class"
Pantherbook: "Jennifer O’Malley Dillon speaks with Mr. Walsh’s Class"

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Senate Passes Bill Supporting Parents Running for Public Office

Legislation would recognize child care costs as a valid campaign expense

The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed legislation that would support parents running for public office by recognizing childcare as a valid campaign expense.

“Public service is a personal choice made more complicated and daunting for working parents, especially women, who face the added costs of childcare,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “While we’ve made great strides in diversifying our electoral representation in Massachusetts, there is much more we can do to make the decision to run for office easier for people with kids. I want to thank Senator Jehlen for championing this issue and look forward to it advancing in the legislative process.”

“This bill would break down a major barrier to open elective office to people who have traditionally not had that opportunity,” said Senator Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Sommerville), Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “Many of us currently in office would not be here today if we didn't have trusted people taking care of our kids while we knocked doors for our first campaigns. Allowing campaign finances to be used for child care means that more people in our communities can participate than ever before and amplify the voices of those who have previously not been heard.”

Under the bill, a political candidate would be able to expend campaign funds for childcare costs, using money raised in support of a political campaign. The bill tasks the Director of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance with the creation of regulation to oversee the implementation of this change.

The bill now heads to the Massachusetts House of Representatives for consideration.

Senate Passes Bill Supporting Parents Running for Public Office
Senate Passes Bill Supporting Parents Running for Public Office

Monday, November 7, 2022

Representative Jeff Roy rolls out 2022 endorsements for his re-election campaign

Maura Healey has endorsed Jeffrey Roy in his State Representative race in the 10th Norfolk District (Franklin and Medway). “Representative Roy is a passionate advocate who stands for our values and gets things done for Franklin and Medway,” said Healey. “We’ve worked together on many of the most pressing issues facing Massachusetts residents, including the recently passed clean energy and offshore wind bill, and I look forward to continuing to deliver results together. I’m proud to endorse him for re-election.”

In addition to Healey, Roy has been endorsed by Franklin Firefighters Local 2637, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 103), Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, Sierra Club, 350 Mass Action, Massachusetts Nurses Association, and SEIU Local 509. He has also been endorsed by Franklin Town Council Chair Thomas Mercer; Franklin Town Council Vice-Chair Robert Dellorco; Franklin Town Council Clerk Glenn Jones; and Franklin Town Councilors Deborah Pellegri, Melanie Hamblen, Ted Cormier-Leger, Cobi Frongillo, and Patrick Sheridan.

“Chair Roy was central to the passage of the 2021 Roadmap Bill, one of the strongest climate laws in the US,” said Casey Bowers from the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund. “He also crafted the House’s offshore wind bill which will ensure the industry takes off in Massachusetts and provides the clean energy we need to reach our roadmap targets. We're grateful for his leadership in addressing the climate crisis.”

"Representative Roy has quickly become a climate champion for Massachusetts," said Mimi Locke, Political Committee Chair for the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter. "As House chair of the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee, he stewarded the Massachusetts 2022 climate bill into law. The bill will significantly build out our clean energy industries while minimizing ratepayer impact and creating new, good clean energy jobs."

350 Mass Action’s Political Director, Cabell Eames stated: "It is with great pleasure that 350 Mass Action proudly endorses Representative Roy for the 10th Norfolk district.

Representative Roy has delivered expansive progress as the chair of the Telecommunications, Utility, and Energy committee, proving that the Commonwealth is ready to be a leader in driving solutions that invigorate our economy at scale and insure a better life for Massachusetts residents in the face of climate change."

“SEIU 509 is proud to endorse Jeff Roy for State Representative in the 10th Norfolk,” said Peter MacKinnon, President of SEIU 509. “Representative Roy is committed to leveling the playing field for every resident of the Commonwealth - from fighting for affordable higher education to championing job growth and creation across our sectors. We look forward to working with him on policies that will continue to uplift our members and the communities they serve.”

Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven A. Tolman stated: “The Massachusetts AFL- CIO Executive Council has officially voted to endorse your campaign for State Representative in the 10th Norfolk District. We are proud to support candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to the values and principles of the Labor Movement. I would like to congratulate you on earning the endorsement of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and our nearly half a million members across the Commonwealth. We look forward to advocating on your behalf and working together to create a brighter future for working people in Massachusetts.”

In his letter announcing the local endorsement, Franklin Union President, Brian Hamann, stated: "The Professional Firefighters of Franklin feel very fortunate to have a friend of your stature representing the 10th Norfolk district. Since your election in 2012 you have stood by our side through triumph and tragedy. Your unwavering commitment to the fire service and our members has been evident.”

In announcing the state level endorsement, PFFM President Richard D. MacKinnon Jr. stated: “During your career as an elected official, you have prioritized the relationships you hold with the firefighters of your district. You understand our issues and are an effective advocate for us on Beacon Hill. We look forward to your next term in office and continued leadership for firefighters.”

"I am absolutely thrilled to receive the support and endorsement from all of these groups and individuals," noted Roy. "In my years in the Massachusetts House I have built strong and lasting relationships and have partnered with them to make Massachusetts and our communities great places to live, work, and raise a family. With their continued support, I am confident we can continue to deliver results for Massachusetts."

Since 2013 Jeff has been part of a legislative team that has addressed the issues of education, economic development, the coronavirus pandemic, health care, substance use disorder, criminal justice, civil rights and social equity, gun safety, climate change, energy, and the environment. In addition, he led efforts to:

Draft and pass the clean energy and offshore wind bill in 2022;
Draft and pass the Genocide Education Act in 2021;
Finalize the Roadmap Bill on climate change in 2021;
Draft and pass legislation on Step Therapy and Patient Safety in 2022;
Draft and pass legislation relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses in 2021;
Draft and pass legislation increasing transparency and financial reporting requirements for higher education institutions in 2019;
Draft and pass legislation that increased transparency and civic engagement by creating a searchable online database of legal notices in 2015;
Pass legislation lowering thresholds on specialty license plates, making them available to smaller charities and causes in 2015; and
Pass legislation to create a Regional Dispatch Center for Franklin, Norfolk, Wrentham, and Plainville in 2013.

He has also led efforts to bring millions of dollars in local aid for schools, roads, infrastructure, public safety, arts, recreation, substance use disorder, economic development, historical preservation, and food insecurity. He has also helped thousands of constituents with issues involving unemployment, health care, human services, and other matters with state agencies.

Roy is seeking re-election as the State Representative for the 10th Norfolk District (Franklin & Medway). He is the Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy and previously served as Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, and the Joint Committee on Health Care Finance. He is also the Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus, which promotes and encourages “Making It” in Massachusetts. Previously, he served as a member of the Franklin Town Council and Franklin School Committee where he held the position of Chair for 9 of his 10 years. He also chaired Franklin's Master Plan Committee from 2012 to 2013.

For more information on Jeffrey Roy, please visit http://jeffreyroy.com/.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Franklin Town News runs correction on October issue with political spotlight appearing as an endorsement instead of a paid ad

Raymond D Milici (@raymilici1199) tweeted on Tue, Nov 01, 2022:

SAFE Coalition starts their Annual Giving Campaign - SAFEgiving

SAFEgiving started November 1st - Day 1 of their annual giving campaign!

IMPACT
Annually, SAFE serves over 3,000 community members! We connect with folks through support programs, direct clinical care, teen and adolescent wellness classes, Narcan and CPR training, treatment referrals, community events, and MORE.

In 2022, we at SAFE saw a 230% increase in support calls alone!

WHY
SAFE is the ONLY non-profit organization locally that provides completely free care to ANYONE impacted by mental health, substance use, domestic violence, and sexual assault. What does that really look like?
  • Free clinical therapy
  • SAFE Coalition starts their Annual Giving Campaign - SAFEgiving
    Annual Giving Campaign - SAFEgiving
    Free counseling
  • Free support groups
  • Free Narcan & test strips
  • Free Legal Advocacy
  • Free Section 35 support
  • Free diapers, wipes, food
  • Free transportation to services
  • Free benefits planning
  • Free consults for higher level care
  • Free suspension alternative prgm
  • Free bi-lingual support
  • Free at-home medication disposal

Your gift today, can continue these amazing programs tomorrow!


YOUR SUPPORT!
With your help, SAFE can continue its mission of listening to the needs of the community and developing programing together that is free, accessible, and honest.

Your tax deductible gift today will impact the opportunity for support that your family, friends, and neighbors have tomorrow.

We recognize that the topics of substance use, mental health, domestic violence, and sexual assault are sensitive and that is why we at SAFE take pride in making sure that all those involved in programming stay anonymous.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Voices of Franklin: Colin Cass - "Democrats for Dooley" half true

We received a letter in Franklin this week titled “Democrats for Dooley” and signed—“sincerely”—by two people, Dan Fallon and Daniel Ranieri.

Ranieri may be for Dooley, but he’s not a Democrat.  He’s a registered Republican.

Ooops.  I’m sure he’s sorry if he confused anyone.

When you claim to be a Democrat and you’re actually a Republican, this is called LYING.


Colin Cass
Franklin, MA 02038



To add your voice to the discussion, please follow the guidelines

Voices of Franklin: Colin Cass - "Democrats for Dooley" half true
Voices of Franklin: Colin Cass - "Democrats for Dooley" half true

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Conversation with State Representative Shawn Dooley, candidate for State Senate (audio)

FM #865 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 865 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with State Representative Shawn Dooley, candidate for State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District. We had our conversation in the Franklin Public Radio studio.


Our conversation started with Shawn providing his ‘short story’ by way of introduction to the community. We also cover what issues or trends he is picking up as he makes his campaign rounds. 


Links to Rep Dooley’s campaign page, contact information, and blog are provided in the show notes.  


Our recording runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Shawn Dooley. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-865-representative-shawn-dooley-10-13-22



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Representative Dooley’s legislative page -> https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/S_D1 


Dooley 4 Senate campaign page ->  https://dooley4senate.com/ 


Shawn’s ‘blog’ or news ->  https://www.repdooley.com/news


Email -> Shawn.Dooley@mahouse.gov   or   shawn@repdooley.com 


Phone # -> 774.469.0609



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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Monday, September 12, 2022

CommonWealth Magazine: "Opposing camps evenly matched on millionaire tax fight"

"IT’S UNIONS VERSUS businesses in a high-stakes and so far evenly matched battle to raise the tax rate on high-income earners. 

This November, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment that would raise the tax rate by 4 percentage points on income over $1 million. If the initiative passes, the extra tax money would be earmarked for education and transportation. 

A coalition made up primarily of unions has raised nearly $10 million this year so far for its campaign to pass the amendment, while a group of mostly business people opposing the tax hike has raised over $9 million. 

According to campaign finance reports submitted to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Friday, the pro-tax committee Fair Share Massachusetts raised $9.9 million this year in cash with another $1.5 million worth of in-kind contributions. "

Continue reading the article online ->
 
For more info on the proposed Fair Share Amendment ->


CommonWealth Magazine:  "Opposing camps evenly matched on millionaire tax fight"
CommonWealth Magazine:  "Opposing camps evenly matched on millionaire tax fight"

Sunday, June 12, 2022

More Perfect Union: 050 - A Conversation With Obama Staffer & MA State Senator Eric Lesser (audio)

"In this episode, the group is joined by MA State Senator Eric Lesser to talk about his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, time as an MA state senator, working with the Obama administration and in the White House, and what he hopes to accomplish as the LT. Governor."

Episode audio link ->  https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/050-a-conversation-with-obama-staffer-ma-state-senator-eric-lesser

Note: The episode was recorded before the State Democratic Convention held June 3-4, 2022.  Lesser is one of three candidates qualified for the Democratic primary ballot in September 2022.

Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)
Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)

Monday, March 21, 2022

Milford Daily News: Franklin Food Pantry completes purchase of new home

"For decades, Edwin's gift store was a staple in Franklin, becoming a community landmark and the go-to place for unique gifts.

Now the former Edwin's will take on a new life, this time providing the staples -- and more -- to residents who find themselves struggling to put food on the table and pay the bills.

After sitting vacant for about four years, Edwin's will become the new home of the rapidly expanding Franklin Food Pantry. The 4,992-square-foot building at 341 W. Central St. was recently sold to the pantry by SVN Parsons Commercial Group, Boston for $950,000. "

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Disclosure: I volunteer for the Franklin Food Pantry Capital Campaign committee which will be coordinating efforts to raise funds to pay for the mortgage and establish support for ongoing operations of the Food Pantry to support our neighbors.

Milford Daily News: Franklin Food Pantry completes purchase of new home
Communications Director Laura Often (left) and Executive Director Tina Powderly (right) in front of Edwin's the new home of the Food Pantry - specific timeline remains TBD (Heather McCarron photo)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

OCPF Reports: Training Classes available for Town Candidates

Training Classes available for Town Candidates conducted by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
To attend, e-mail Jason at jtait@cpf.state.ma.us to request a Zoom invitation to the date of your choice:
Tuesday, Jan. 25, noon / Monday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. / Friday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.  Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. / Friday, March 18, noon / Tuesday, April 5, noon #mapoli https://t.co/FITlQaOKHY


OCPF Reports: Training Classes available for Town Candidates
OCPF Reports: Training Classes available for Town Candidates


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Mass News Items of Note: 'qualified immunity' sharply divides commission; Allen unveils a 'democracy agenda'

 

"A SHARPLY DIVIDED commission established to study qualified immunity – a controversial legal doctrine that shields police officers and other public employees from liability from civil lawsuits – is recommending that lawmakers not change the law for at least two years.  
But the commission did recommend two changes that could make it easier for people to bring civil lawsuits against public employees in state courts, even with the qualified immunity doctrine unchanged. "
Continue reading the article online


"DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL candidate Danielle Allen unveiled a democracy agenda on Wednesday, outlining a host of initiatives to encourage greater voter participation and civic involvement and reduce the influence of money in politics.

Some of the proposals are part of the current debate on Beacon Hill — same-day voter registration, the establishment of Indigenous People’s Day as a state holiday, the creation of a new state flag, and allowing communities to embrace ranked-choice voting and a lower voting age without state approval."
Continue reading the article online

Allen led the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship to produce a report "Our Common Purposehttps://www.amacad.org/ourcommonpurpose/report 

Her gubernatorial campaign -> https://allenforma.com/

Allen unveils a 'democracy agenda'
Allen unveils a 'democracy agenda'


Friday, October 22, 2021

Franklin United campaign Launch - Oct 23, 10 AM

"AMAZING NEWS! Join Franklin United and two CHAMPIONS of strong governance on the Franklin Town Common THIS Saturday at 10AM!
Senate President Karen E. Spilka and State Rep Jeff Roy will join us to share the importance of voting in Town elections, engaging with local government and keeping involved in the happenings at the Franklin Town Hall!
Right after they speak, we will be asking volunteers to drop Franklin United Endorsed Candidate lists throughout town! Even if you cannot volunteer, come and be inspired! Your Voice, Your Community. Franklin United!"

 

Shared from Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/670245643891824


Franklin United campaign Launch - Oct 23, 10 AM
Franklin United campaign Launch - Oct 23, 10 AM

Friday, August 13, 2021

State Rep Jeff Roy: Join me on September 8th!


State Rep Jeff Roy

Hi Friend,

I hope you've been enjoying your summer and are taking advantage of the warm weather. As we move towards fall, I'm hopeful that we can continue to enjoy the outdoors and get involved in our communities.

I'm excited to invite you to my annual community gathering at La Cantina on Wednesday, September 8th from 5:30-7:30pm. More details are below. It'll be a fun time, with great wine, food, and company! I hope to see you there.

Please register online by clicking here  (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jr_9_8_21or RSVP directly to Kate at katem@reservoirstrategies.com or (617) 286-4757.

Sincerely,

Jeff

RSVP and Register


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

"The current state of unpredictability has would-be candidates already feeling out plans"

A blockbuster showdown for governor. A wide-open race to be the state’s top prosecutor. A primary between a secretary of state on the verge of history and a fellow Democrat trying to unseat him.

As summer unofficially dawns, each scenario is possible as Massachusetts’s 2022 state election cycle quietly hums to life. It’s greased by uncertainty, and fueling the potential for a gamut of history-making races and possibly, widespread change at the top of state government.

The prospects depend heavily on the decisions of the six statewide constitutional officers. Five, including Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Secretary of State William F. Galvin, have not said whether they’ll run again, and many in office remain undecided on whether to seek reelection, according to advisers and the officeholder themselves.

Continue reading the article online (Subscription may be required)

Saturday, March 27, 2021

MA State News: “The nature of the controversy could not be more public”

"A politically powerful Massachusetts couple is asking a judge to temporarily stop the state’s top campaign finance regulator from referring an investigation into them to state prosecutors, marking an extraordinary turn in what had been a private state probe.

The request from state Senator Ryan Fattman and Worcester County Register of Probate Stephanie Fattman, both Sutton Republicans, is an unusual one. The couple, as well as their family members and the Sutton Republican Town Committee, last week sued Michael Sullivan, the head of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, and sought an injunction against him. The move effectively pushed Sullivan’s probe — which would typically be kept under wraps at this stage — into public view."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required) 


Thursday, January 21, 2021

FM #440 Justin Bates - Empowering Candidates 01/13/21 (audio)

FM #440 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 440 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Justin Bates, one of the leaders of the Franklin Area Against Racism (FAAR) Group. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Justin.

Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HVt0bVZS

 

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING: SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 @ 3:00 PM

Follow the Facebook event for the connection info
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2587147061543240/permalink/2776472175944060/

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
 
How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
 
For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ 

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #440 Justin Bates - Empowering Candidates 01/13/21 (audio)
FM #440 Justin Bates - Empowering Candidates 01/13/21 (audio)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Can you identify signs of labor trafficking?

Mass. Municipal Assn (@massmunicipal) tweeted on Tue, Jan 19, 2021:
.@MassAGO @maura_healey's office launches new training video & digital toolkit to help people identify signs of labor trafficking & generate referrals to her office for potential investigation & prosecution.

MMA article to provide context for the new awareness campaign https://t.co/dMFDXPzpZx

Friday, December 4, 2020

OCPF Reports: FAQ on campaign treasurer role (video)

via The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance  https://www.ocpf.us/
 
"FAQ: I'm running for office. Can a family member be my campaign treasurer? #mapoli "

Shared fromTwitter:https://twitter.com/OCPFReports/status/1334455154310049794?s=03
 
Direct video link -> https://youtu.be/w0vkEUQgviQ