CAMPAIGN TO ELECT MELISSA SMITH TO STATE REPRESENTATIVE LAUNCHES, Hingham Anchor, December 10, 2019: https://hinghamanchor.com/campaign-to-elect-melissa-smith-to-state-representative-launches/Read More Press Release: Campaign Launch
Hardly anyone can sit with me for more than 30 seconds and fail to discover that I am a really enthusiastic Democrat. I am super-proud of our party platform, and I am really, really happy to be publicly listed among advocates of that platform in the voter rolls. This, by the way, is how I […]Read More Why I am a Democrat
Campaigns cost money. It’s a major drag, and fundraising is a huge barrier for candidates. Printing costs, postage costs, VoteBuilder costs, and that’s all before you start thinking about hiring paid staff. I’m really lucky in respect to the need for paid staff. Having worked on a lot of campaigns myself in the past few […]Read More Ev tells the straight truth
It’s no secret that I love canvassing and meeting new people. Whenever you’re ready to go out, so am I. Host a coffee or just walk around with me in your neighborhood or someone else’s!Read More Let’s get on out there!
Out canvassing in glorious weather with my good friend Dr. Trevor Davis. I got to know Trevor, his wife (also Dr.) Natalya, and their kids really well through Dr. Katie McBrine’s campaign last year, though I was already familiar with their activism on a wide variety of issues on the south shore. As pediatricians, they […]Read More Talking Compressor Station in Conservatory Park
The Welcome to the Party postcards are in! If you’d like to help me address them, PM me with how many you want, and I’ll deliver. Stamps will be provided by the campaign, so you can mail them at your leisure. Sign up to address postcards via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/429urYXqgR3iSHeL6 Text on the cards […]Read More Let’s Get Mailing!
My dad is a veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired small-business owner, the kind of person who thinks discovering a new fruit or vegetable at the supermarket is a reason to celebrate, and he’s 73 years old today. When I was a little kid, we fished a lot together at my grandparents’ pond. One […]Read More Happy B-Day to my Dad
Originally posted on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/VoteMelissaSmith/posts/142992043748073 As Weymouth debates stepping up to offer free full-day K, it may’ve escaped notice that in the education bill passed several nights ago in the Massachusetts House, there was an amendment by State Rep. Patrick Kearney (D, Scituate/Marshfield) that would’ve provided support for establishing free full-day kindergarten to the […]Read More Everyone in MA Deserves Free Full-Day K
A couple of nights ago, a South Shore friend reached out to tell me that her aunt and cousins are in Syria. They have not been able to escape. And if the current occupant of the White House did what he said he was going to do, they would most certainly be murdered in the […]Read More Politics is not a game
On July 9, 2019, I went to the State House to testify in favor of a bill which would install an air quality monitoring station at the Fore River Basin. Remarks were not recorded, and I handed in my original, marked-up, copy, and I do not know what happened to them once I gave them […]Read More What I said on Beacon Hill re: Air Quality Monitoring Station, approximately