Progressive group looks forward after campaign loss
The volunteer community group Cambridge-Somerville for Change is hosting a meeting called “Debrief, Regroup and Go Forward” on Tuesday at the Central Square YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
In case the context wasn’t clear, the name of the meeting refers to the distress progressives and Democrats may be feeling since the Jan. 19 election of Republican Scott Brown to the seat left vacant when U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died. Among other things, Brown’s election may mean the end of the health care reform bills languishing in Congress.
But not if this group — self-described as being “dedicated to harnessing the grassroots energy and spirit of change inspired by the Obama campaign” — has anything to say about it.
“With the special senate election behind us, we are faced with significant challenges and opportunities for change at the local, state and national level,” said Mellissa Knowles, a member on the group’s communications team.
The agenda for the evening will be to be discuss the hard lessons learned from the Martha Coakley campaign and how to raise our progressive voices within state and national politics this year. We will also hear updates from our issue campaign teams: Health Care; Energy and Environment; and Immigration Reform. Finally, we will discuss the concrete next steps we need to take for 2010 to be a breakthrough year for progressive politics.
The meeting is planned for between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
For information on the group, click here.