Standout Saturdays

The weather for last Saturday’s “Stand Up!” standout was pretty lousy, but more than a dozen of us braved the rain and chill and stood out anyway. Plenty of passing motorists honked their support. The organizers — a bunch of individuals, including me, who sometimes refer to ourselves as “the Usual Suspects” — decided to repeat the standout every Saturday till election day: from noon to 1 p.m. at Five Corners. Join us!

This Saturday, our state rep, Dylan Fernandes, will be at Five Corners at noon to kick off a canvass for the coordinated Democratic campaigns. Dylan is running unopposed for re-election, so he’s been working hard to get other Democrats elected (Jay Gonzalez for governor!) or re-elected, like U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Attorney General Maura Healey, and our state senator, Julian Cyr.

Speaking of Julian, some of the Usual Suspects have organized a district-wide postcard-writing campaign to get out the vote for Julian. If you want to help out, let me know.

Julian and Dylan are hosting a fundraiser next Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Quicks Hole Tavern in Woods Hole. It’s a mere stone’s throw (even for someone with no pitching arm) from the boat, so come on over! Sign up or make a donation at ActBlue, and hope to see you on the boat.

About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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1 Response to Standout Saturdays

  1. Hoping for a voter stampede!


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