Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Primary Elections

Today is the last day to register to vote in the September 19th primary elections.
Primary elections are a great opportunity to elect progressive candidates. Our legislature is filled with Democrats, but that doesn't mean much. Many of the Democrats in our legislature are anti-choice, anti-immigrant, anti-equality representatives. They are so-called "social conservatives". These conservative Democrats must go!
We can use primary elections to unseat these social conservatives and replace them with progressive Democrats. Only a handful of dedicated party voters actually vote in primary elections. Most of these races will be won with just 2000 votes!
The primary election is the best time to fill our legislature with more progressive voices. This is the only time we have this chance. The general election is when we need to protect our progressive voices from their Republican challengers. However, if we don't get progressives elected in the primary election, we can't protect them in the general election.
MassAlliance has a list of progressive candidates that we need to get elected in the September 19th primary elections. Take a minute to look at this list. Find a campaign close to you and ask them what you can do.
This is absolutely the very best way to create a more progressive state legislature. Act now because there is less than three weeks until the election!


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