Congratulations on a huge victory this week in Senate District 16, proving that progressive grassroots action is alive and well in the Granite State.
This is a major victory on a path to reclaim power in New Hampshire, and across the country, in the 2018 elections and build a true, progressive movement in the Granite State.
Democratic Manchester Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Cavanaugh defeated Republican and former State Senator David Boutin in a special state Senate election on Tuesday by a solid 55-44 margin. Boutin had held the seat from 2010 through 2016 and was better-known districtwide than Cavanaugh, but Cavanaugh’s team built a strong, coordinated get-out-the-vote effort and RAD worked with progressive partners in the state to run a robust field campaign independent of the candidate, and the party, ultimately securing a significant victory.
Voter turnout was 21 percent, a clear indication that the extensive voter outreach and mobilization campaigns run by the candidate and by independent progressive organizations made all the difference.
The Democratic Leadership Campaign Committee, National Education Association (NEA), NEA NH, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund, AFSCME, IBEW 2320, and Rights & Democracy collaborated on an independent expenditure program through America Votes NH.
RAD alone knocked on 6000 doors over 20 days and had 1,648 conversations with voters.
But this is just the beginning. Join the RAD statewide Movement Politics team to be part of setting our progressive road map through 2020. E-mail organizer Maria Fitzsimmons to learn more.
We’ve launched Progressive Manchester NH to mobilize grassroots support to reclaim Manchesterand make it a thriving and vibrant city that works for the people who live here. Or, join the crew in Nashua on July 31 to help stack the school board and board of aldermen with grassroots, progressive leadership.
The municipal elections are on November 7, 2017, so join the effort!