100 Days: Live Campaign Blog

On the environment

Tonight is the Climate Action Now debate for the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester State Senate candidates. I have spent that last weeks meeting with environmentalists and advocates across our [...]

The border and what we must do

What’s happening on our southern border is abhorrent. Racist. Immoral. We can and must continue to raise our voices in strong opposition to Trump and the GOP’s policies. There are [...]

The fight isn’t over (fair taxation)

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s ruled to block the Fair Share Amendment from being on the ballot in November. It’s a decision that’s as devastating as it is [...]

Happy Father’s Day

Grateful for my dad, Bob, today. Here he is at a recent campaign debate. I grew up with my dad knocking doors for great candidates and speaking out locally for education reform (he was a social [...]

Thousands of Doors (campaign math)

Primary day is 80 days from today. Our campaign had canvassers out in Northampton, Amherst, and Sunderland. Next week we’re adding Greenfield and a few other towns. In the next 79 days, [...]

‘Cup of Joe with Jo’ kicks off!

Tomorrow is the first ‘Cup of Joe with Jo’ campaign stop. In embracing a time-honored Amherst tradition of ensuring that lawmakers meet with constituents in public forums, I’m [...]

Homelessness in our region

I started this morning at the Annual Western Massachusetts Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers, held at Holyoke Community College. Organizations and legislators from across the region, [...]

The first debate

First of all, the students, our future voters, who organized this evening’s debate are INCREDIBLE. They kicked off the first debate of this sprint to September 4. So grateful for their [...]

Double digits

I interrupt this daily campaign trail blog to get ready for my son Isaiah’s birthday. He’s turning double digits tomorrow. A big one. Isaiah was born an organizer. At four, he [...]

Nurses are badass

Amazing celebration tonight in Greenfield to honor the Baystate Nurses, who won an enormous victory after a 20-month courageous campaign and collective bargaining negotiation which inspired the [...]