One of the things I love most about the USA is our willingness to honor revolutionaries and dissenters and freedom fighters as heroes. Indeed, it’s what many of our holidays are about, from celebrating the patriots of the Revolution on the 4th of July to venerating the organizers of our first unions on Labor Day. […]Read More MLK Weekend
The text of the speech is below: The election of 45 three years ago was more than just a gut punch. It was the long-awaited fruit of a deeply poisoned tree. His occupation of the White House has thus far been a disaster, from the explicit crimes of abuse of power and obstruction of justice […]Read More Yesterday, I made a speech on the Impeachment and what else we have to do
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