Sunday, September 22, 2013

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.

Celebrate Holliston Poll Makes You Think

At this Saturday's Celebrate Holliston field day the Holliston Democratic Town Committee asked passersby to play a game called Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.

Participants were given five important issues to consider.
1. Climate Change/Alternative Energy/ Environmental Issues
2. Gun Violence/Background Checks/Assault Weapon Bands
3. Healthcare Reform/The Affordable Care Act/ Obama Care
4. Education Reform/Affordable Student Loans/ Equitable Education
5. Income Disparity/Poverty in America

Then they were given three ballots in the form of fake money to cast for the issues that were most important to them.

The results were as follows:
1. Education Reform/Affordable Student Loans/ Equitable Education...42 votes
2. Gun Violence/Background Checks/Assault Weapon Bands...32 votes
3. Climate Change/Alternative Energy/ Environmental Issues...30 votes
5. Income Disparity/Poverty in America...27 votes
3. Healthcare Reform/The Affordable Care Act/ Obama Care...22 votes

... a few people put all their ballots in the education pot remarking that that would take care of everything else

... teenagers all voted for gun violence and there was a lot of discussion about this fear, their second concern was climate change

... the healthcare vote was definately influenced by peoples perception that that reform was already taken care of...perhaps living in Massachusetts allows us this luxury?

... many discussions took place about how the economy would be helped by these initiatives

Thank you to the 42 participants who gave us a glimpse at what our community is thinking. Some interesting conversations took place among adults and parents and their children.

What do you think?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Karen Spilka for Congress

Holliston DTC Endorses Karen Spilka

Spilka, of Ashland, has served in the Massachusetts Legislature for 12 years, first elected to the House of Representatives in 2001. In January 2005 she was sworn in to her current position, serving the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk District towns of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick as State Senator. She was promoted to the leadership position of Majority Whip in January 2013 by Senate President Therese Murray. 
DTC chair Beth Greely said, “We have found Karen to be a passionate and effective leader as our State Senator and we look forward to her energy in Washington.”She went on to say, “During her time in the legislature, Karen has been a tenacious fighter, getting results for the residents of the district and Metrowest. We believe Congress needs the tenacity and leadership skills that she can bring to the job. We also think it’s time for the Metrowest region to have a strong voice in the Massachusetts delegation. Karen will be that voice. “ 
District residents will vote in the 5th Congressional District Special Primary Election on Tuesday, October 15. September 25 is the last day to register to vote in the Primary. The chosen Democratic and Republican nominees will face off in the Special Congressional Election to replace former Congressman, now Senator, Ed Markey. That election will take place on December 10.