The 2019 municipal election will be held this November and I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I'm running for reelection to serve as your District 6 City Councilor! We've had some great success during my time on the Council and I'm proud of our record of results. But we still have a lot of work to do around climate change and resiliency; strengthening our public schools; traffic, pedestrian, and cyclist safety; small business development; affordable housing; not to mention our focus on delivering top notch constituent services.
My favorite part of campaigning is going door-to-door. This weekend, I'm going to begin our reelection canvassing efforts and I'm looking forward to seeing you at your door. In the weeks ahead, we'll also begin hosting house parties throughout the district, as well as other retail campaigning events (you'll no doubt bump into me at train/commuter rail stops, coffee shops, and supermarkets!).
Next month, I'll be hosting my traditional neighborhood-specific campaign kickoffs (save the dates: We'll be at the Squealing Pig in West Roxbury on 5/15 and Turtle Swamp Brewing in JP on 6/19; both events start at 5:30pm).
For the upcoming campaign, we're going to do something a little bit different. In addition to the typical retail politicking, I'm going to use this election as an opportunity to highlight some of the incredible non-profits in our district and invite you to service projects around them.
In the weeks and months ahead, you might see Team O'Malley supporting the Jason Roberts Challengers League on the field at the Ohrenberger, or volunteering at the Sherrill House in JP. You might see us helping to clean up Lawson's Place in Egleston Square or supporting the efforts of Community Servings. We could be helping to deliver meals with Ethos or manning the grill at Mildred Hailey summer barbecues. Sometimes it may just be me, other times, we'll be bringing several dozen people. There's no shortage of incredible non-profits and service agencies in District 6, and we want to support and highlight as many as possible.
What are some organizations that you'd like us to support? Please let us know in the comment section below.