Monthly Archives: April 2011

Our first fundraiser!

We are proud to announce that we will have Lt. Governor Tim Murray as the keynote speaker for our first fundraiser: When:  Thursday, May 26, 2001 at 7:00 PM Where: Polish American Club, 167 Mendon St (Rt 16) in Uxbridge … Continue reading

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Kate Donaghue Day – Sunday, May 1, 11:30 in Southbridge

Just a quick post to let everyone know that we’re holding the third annual Kate Donaghue Day this Sunday, May1, starting at 11:30 at Alicea campaign HQ in Southbridge: Campaign HQ (@ 11:30 A<) & Pub (@ 4pm) 3 Central … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #7

Obama is Out Maneuvering Both Opponents and Allies Ref: Newsweek Apr. 25 2011 issue The Republicans have been all over the President, particularly at the beginning of 2011. The progressives have been crying, “Where is Obama?”  So disappointed. Well, this … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches # 6

Dispatch #6                MESSAGING                                             Corey Robin (+)  The Nation, 4/25/2011  ‘Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom”  Reviewed by Jay Gilchrist Several of us have identified Democratic Party messaging as flawed and seek a cogent series of messages to the voter.  The above short article purports to … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #5

Dispatch #5            Handling The Glenn Beck Believers            Jay Gilchrist  GBVD  You mention Beck to most progressives and they make a face and a dismissive gesture.  We never bother to listen to anything he says. You mention Beck to a progressive … Continue reading

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Get Out The Vote – for Paula Brouillette!!

For those who aren’t aware, GBVD member Paula Brouilette is running for another term as Selectman in Douglas.  Election day is May 10, and while I’m sure we’re all wishing her luck in her election, there’s nothing like making your … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatch #4

BV Dispatch #4       Griftopia, by Matt Taibbi Reviewed by Jay Gilchrist, GBVD I have only read a lengthy review of this book in the 12/27/10 edition of The Nation, but maybe that’s OK.  It’s easier to pick out the points … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatch #3

BV Dispatch #3 Neal Delivered for His Constituents Jay Gilchrist, GBVD Ritchie has done his list of personal accomplishments I asked for (Oct 2, 2010) He did it in a better way than I suggested.  He ran it as a … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #2: ISSUE FRAMING

Several members attending the GBVD meeting in December agreed that Democrats do a poor job of issue framing.  Conservative (dare I say rabid?) Talk Radio does not seem to have this difficulty, at least for a significant minority of potential … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #1

Dispatches from Jay Gilchrist of the Greater Blackstone Valley Democrats Since I have the time and since people tell me I’m the scribe of the group, I hope to put some information together and pass it on between meetings for … Continue reading

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