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January 28, 2013

Info Meeting About Markey On Tuesday

by at 12:50 pm.

Dick Howe and Marie Sweeney are hosting an informational meeting on Ed Markey Tuesday night, at the Pollard Library first floor at 7pm. The purpose is to:

learn about Ed Markey’s background, position on the issues, and voting record in Congress. We will also discuss the likely timetable for the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by John Kerry.

First, I have to say, way to jump in there Markey people - that’s being on the ball. Second, it’s a huge plus in Markey’s favor that Dick Howe is already on that bandwagon. I respect and admire Dick a lot on matters both issue-oriented and on electoral horserace stuff. He doesn’t always pick a favorite in a Democratic primary (and it does appear we’ll have one) so I feel that’s actually somewhat significant.

He also says:

Ed Markey has represented Massachusetts in Congress since 1976. He has a long and distinguished record but few outside his Congressional District, which is centered in his home town of Malden, know him very well. I’ve studied Ed Markey’s record very closely and I like what I see. I will be enthusiastically supporting him in this race. As I’ve talked about his candidacy, many people in Greater Lowell have told me they would like to know more about him. That’s the purpose of this meeting. Even if you’re on the fence, please join us and listen to what we have to say. There’s no commitment and everyone is invited.

If you are interested in the campaign, please go to the “Lowell for Ed Markey” page on Facebook and “like” us. That’s the best way to get information and to follow events. If you want to communicate with me directly, send an email to DickHoweJr[at]gmail.com. Thanks, and I hope to see you Tuesday night.

I’ll probably see folks there, if my other project (and the reason that Jack and I have been a bit too busy to post a lot lately) is finished and ready to launch. Yeah, that’s right, pay attention to this space later on this week, we have a really cool announcement!

3 Responses to “Info Meeting About Markey On Tuesday”

  1. Andrew Says:

    When and where can I buy some Ed Markey for Senate yard signs! I’m right on a busy intersection near Brighton center and got a LOT of honks (and some drunken screams) about my Warren signs. I need some Markey signs SOON!

  2. Paul@01852 Says:

    Unfortunately there does not seem to be a whole lot of activity in grass-roots organizing for the Markey campaign. http://bluemassgroup.com/2013/01/the-amazing-invisible-grassroots-campaign/
    Her’s hoping that once John Kerry is confirmed and Markey formally announces his entry things will heat up.

  3. Lynne Says:

    Actually I call bullshit on that post by David. Now, maybe “biggest grassroots campaign EVAH!” might be a bit of an overreach, for what can even BE accomplished in a special election, but I attended last night’s meeting for a bit, and it was a pretty full room. It seemed like there was enough of a pre-plan in place to get info for Dick Howe to run the meeting, and speaking of which, if you have people like Dick Howe pulling others in, it’ll be a lot more than a whole lotta nothing.

    And Ariella was involved. You all KNOW what she can make you do.

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