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    Rep. Mike Connolly's Re-Election Kickoff!

    Join us at PA's Lounge as Rep. Mike Connolly launches his re-election campaign! Mike has been hard at work serving the people of Cambridge and Somerville during his first term in office, and now he needs our support to continue fighting for our progressive values on Beacon Hill.

    Doors open at 6 pm. A delicious array of food will be served, and there will also has a cash bar.

    A brief speaking program will commence at 6:45 pm. Special guest speakers include newly-elected Boston City Councillor Lydia Edwards, newly-elected Somerville Alderman J.T. Scott, and Cambridge resident Beth Huang, who serves as Director of Mass Voter Table and co-chair of the Boston Democratic Socialists of America.

    Contact Mike's campaign manager, Matt Miller via Matt@MikeConnolly.org with any questions or to inquire about serving on the host committee or volunteering for the event.

    Contributions to the Committee to Elect Mike Connolly will be graciously accepted prior to the event or at the event. Suggested contributions include $27, $100, $250 or $500. All are welcome to attend regardless of the ability to contribute. 

    P.A.'s Lounge is located at 345 Somerville Ave. in Union Square, Somerville. Parking is available on-street and the venue is also accessible via bus lines 86, 91, CT2, 87.

    Thank you!


    May 14, 2018 at 6pm
    P.A.'s Lounge
    345 Somerville Ave
    Somerville, MA 02143
    United States
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    Supporters turn out in droves to celebrate Rep. Connolly's first year in office

    Nearly 200 supporters showed up for State Representative Mike Connolly's Winter Celebration and Fundraiser at Sonia in Central Square on Monday evening.

    The event featured remarks by State Senator Pat Jehlen, State Representative Jay Livingstone, Cambridge City Councilor-elect Sumbul Siddiqui (pictured below, with emcees Nancy Ryan and Frank Gerratana), and Harvard Law professor and political reformer Lawrence Lessig.


    Senator Pat Jehlen spoke about Rep. Connolly's strong constituent services; she told a story about how he was able to help resolve a situation for the seniors at Cobble Hill Apartments in East Somerville when their elevator needed an expedited inspection. She went on to highlight the fact that Rep. Connolly secured funding in the FY2018 state budget (and in a recent bond bill) to help mitigate I-93 air pollution.

    Video from Senator Jehlen's speech is available here

    Rep. Jay Livingstone spoke about how Rep. Connolly has been an active colleague in the House Progressive Caucus, working with other legislators to deliver results for constituents. He also talked about how Mike has been willing to file bold legislation, even when powerful interests are lined up on the other side. 

    Councillor-elect Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about how she played a role on Mike's campaign last year as an active and early volunteer, and how in turn, Mike supported her and other municipal candidates in the city elections this year. 

    And finally, Professor Lawrence Lessig delivered inspiring remarks about the need to get big money out of politics. He made the point that people on the Left and people on the Right are frustrated and disillusioned by the corrupting influence of money in politics, and how grassroots efforts help offer a way forward.

    A clip from Lawrence Lessig's speech is available here.

    The event was also attended by State Representative Denise Provost, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, Cambridge City Councillor Jan Devereux, Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone, Democratic State Committee member and Democratic National Committee Woman Kate Donaghue, Cambridge School Committee Members Patty Nolan and Emily Dexter, former Cambridge City Councillor Minka vanBeuzekom, Somerville School Committee Member-elect Emily Ackman, Cambridge City Councillor-elect Quinton Zondervan, Somerville Aldermen-elect Will Mbah, Jesse Clingan, and Ben Ewen-Campen, Candidate for Governor Bob Massie, and recent Cambridge City Council candidate Vatsady Sivongxay.

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