September 2010 Archives

A Celebration of Progressive Champions w/ Gov Deval Patrick

Help us celebrate our victories and the victories still to come at our Progressive Champions Event!

November 18th
5:30 - 7:30 pm

52 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111-1332

$50 $200 $500 $1000
Tickets Sponsors Benefactor Champions

A limited number of $35 tickets are available for Activists/Students, etc upon request.

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Pam Richardson

Massachusetts House
6th Middlesex
Result: Loss

Rep. Pam Richardson was an effective and passionate advocate for working families, quality public education, businesses in her community and for integrating the enriching diversity of Framingham. Despite her ability to provide resources for her community and forward thinking in addressing Framingham's problems, she was unable to avoid a tough climate in her district. With Mass Alliance and our allies' support she was able to run a grassroots campaign that reflects her values of engaging and activating her local community in being a part of addressing Framingham's challenges.

Paul Sullivan

Massachusetts House
10th Suffolk
Result: Loss

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Paul Sullivan is a district attorney who worked to protect children and families from Domestic Violence. He also worked to help those hurt by substance abuse to find meaningful solutions to their addictions. Paul knocked on every door in his district, but despite his valiant effort, Paul lost to the son of a popular retired Representative.

David Roulston

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Massachusetts House
2nd Franklin
Result: Loss

David is an attorney who advocates for poor and indigent clients, helping them manage the legal system and government agencies. His years of service to the community led him to run a strong grassroots campaign that focused on accessing those very communities our politicians too often ignore. David ran an inspiring campaign.

Dave Dennis


Massachusetts House
8th Bristol
Result: Loss

Dave Dennis is a veteran who ran for office because, "The purpose of government is to create a fair and just society where opportunity is available to everyone." Dave is a lifelong champion for his community and a tireless advocate for those who go without a voice. With help from the Coalition for Social Justice, Dave ran a strong grassroots campaign that came up just short.

Margot Barnet

Massachusetts House
13th Worcester
Result: Loss

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Margot Barnet is a lifelong grassroots activist and long time community leader in the 13th Worcester District. She is a critical advocate for funding public education, an articulate advocate for fair tax policy, clean elections, and equal marriage. Her years of activism on behalf of progressive candidates in electoral campaigns, and her pioneering leadership work in support of environmental justice, were prevalent in a hard fought primary campaign. Through the help of Mass Alliance and our allies she ran a strong grassroots campaign that came just 140 shy of winning. Mass Alliance is proud to have supported her.

Debbie Silberstein

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Massachusetts Senate
Second Middlesex and Essex
Result: Loss

Debbie is a clear and passionate advocate for the rights of us all. She ran an uphill battle and came close to winning in a tough election cycle.

Ron Patenaude

Massachusetts Senate
Result: Loss


Ron is an accomplished labor leader, community activist, and tireless organizer for working people. Ron ran a strong grassroots campaign reaching voters who are often ignored by candidates for the Hampden Senate seat. With the help of Mass Alliance and our member organizations Ron put up a strong effort in a tough election cycle.

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