Thank you to the 15,714 people who voted in Tuesday's election to make me the next State Representative for the 26th Middlesex District. It is an honor to be able to serve the public and the neighborhoods I love here in Cambridge and Somerville.
I want to say thank you to my wife Kacy and to the hundreds of friends, supporters, activists, organizations, staff and volunteers who all worked together to help make our people-powered campaign such a big success this year. Thanks as well to everyone who continued working for our successful No On 2 and Yes On 4 campaigns.
That said, these victories are overshadowed by the outcome of the presidential and congressional elections. For my part, I will remain committed as an activist and ally in my opposition to the racism, misogyny, xenophobia, ignorance, abusiveness, and hatred that has largely characterized the Trump campaign. His ascension to the presidency makes the work we are doing on the state-level and in our community all the more important.
We must continue working together to defend the vulnerable, empower the marginalized, organize for the future, and fight for a government that responds to the climate crisis and makes progress for the 99%. We also need to take time to listen to each other and address the failures of mainstream political, economic, and media institutions. I ask for your continued engagement, feedback, and support in the days and weeks ahead as we we prepare to respond to a range of concerns.
The 190th General Court will be sworn-in on January 3, 2017. The swearing-in ceremony is at the Massachusetts State House and is open to the public; please stay tuned for additional information on how you can attend. Also, we will soon be announcing additional opportunities for everyone to get involved with our organizing and policy efforts. In the meantime, please just email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to keep in touch with your ideas, thoughts, questions and requests.