Friday, December 4, 2009

This Tuesday, December 8th, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to select the Democratic and Republican nominees for the Special Senate Election

by Kate Moore

I have looked up to Senator Kennedy my entire life. His passion, determination, and unwavering commitment to fighting for people whose voices often are not heard has always inspired me. The Democratic candidate chosen on Tuesday will hold this special Massachusetts seat for decades, and will make important decisions for both the citizens of the Commonwealth as well as for all Americans. This is why the Smith Democrats have committed so much of our time this semester to working for all four extremely qualified Democrats seeking Ted Kennedy's seat.

The Dems have had the honor of hosting Congressman Mike Capuano and City-Year Founder Alan Khazei at Smith this semester and we were able to meet Attorney General Martha Coakley in South Hadley this week. We have hosted phone banks for Capuano, Coakley, Khazei, and Steve Pagliuca. In addition, we have canvassed in Northampton for Khazei and Coakley and gathered as a group to watch the debates.

With 4 days left until the election, the Dems are in GOTV mode. Join us at the Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton this Saturday where we will be doing visbility for all four campaigns. We will also be phone banking for all four candidates this Sunday from 12-3 and during our weekly meeting on Monday in CC 103/104. For more information about these upcoming events, contact Kate at

For more information about the four candidates please see their websites: