Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Activist

Newsletter of the Massachusetts Republican Party

June 12, 2009

In This Edition

What we're doing
How you can help

Action Alert
Hold Your Lawmakers Accountable

In the wake of the indictment of ex-Democrat House Speaker Sal DiMasi and three co-defendants, Massachusetts Republicans have a great opportunity.

Will you help us seize it?

Together, we need to expose the Democrats who supported Sal DiMasi and who accepted campaign money from DiMasi's three co-defendants. It is critically important that the newspapers and the voters in your area know the truth about the local Democrat legislators.

Here's how you can help. Look at the list of legislators below to see if your local lawmakers took any money from one or more of DiMasi's co-defendants. Then write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and expose his or her connection to the players at the center of the House scandal. If you are the chair of a city, town or ward committee, consider writing a press release from your committee, with the same message, and send to your local media.

Mass GOP Executive Director Nick Connors last week emailed you a list of Democrats who voted in January to re-elect DiMasi as speaker, only to see him resign under a dark cloud. Note in your letter or press release if your local lawmakers voted for DiMasi as well.

Please, express your anger and frustration with the corruption on Beacon Hill as only you can, but if you need some help, here are some points you might make:

- Our legislators took campaign donations from one or more of ex-Speaker Sal DiMasi's co-defendants, according to public records at the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Legislators who took campaign donations from one or more of the three co-defendants should purge the money from their campaign accounts. A donation of the money to charity would make some good come from this sorry scandal.

- Legislators should be held accountable for their coziness to lobbyists and special interests, and for their vote for corrupt leadership. Their closeness to one or more of the co-defendants and their blind loyalty to DiMasi contributed to the situation.

- Urge people to run for office and bring new leadership to Beacon Hill. The entrenched Democrats have been there too long. They are more worried about their own interest than the public's interests. Voters need to restore strong two-party government in Massachusetts.

I need you to lend your voice to deliver this important message. We must inform voters of the actions of their legislators, and we must encourage good candidates to run to bring good, efficient government to the Bay State.

Thank you in advance for your help, and please send a copy of your letter to jennifer@massgop.com. I can't wait to read it!

Yours in Victory,

Jennifer A. Nassour,

What We're Doing
SAVE THE DATE: July 26th. The Mass GOP Summer BBQ is planned for July 26th at the Hudson Elks. We'll be sending more details soon, so save the date and plan on a great family event.

DAY OF SERVICE: Mass GOP staff and interns gathered at DeFilippo Park in the North End to rake, sweep and clean up as part of the Massachusetts Republican Day of Service. Thanks to all who participated.

How You Can Help
We are looking for people who want to volunteer at our Boston HQ. If you are interested, please call us at (617) 523-5005 or email us at info@massgop.com.

Quick Links
MassGOP.com - Our Website
RedMassGroup.com - Online community for Massachusetts Republican activists
Scaling The Hill - Blog for the GOP Senate Caucus - Sen. Richard Tisei, Republican Leader
The Capitol View - Blog for the GOP House Caucus - Rep. Bradley H. Jones, Republican Leader

Get in touch!
The Massachusetts Republican Party
85 Merrimac St., Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 523-5005

The Honorable Jennifer A. Nassour, Chair - jennifer@massgop.com

State Party Staff:

Executive Director Nick Connors - nick@massgop.com
Finance Director Lyndsay Jones - ljones@massgop.com
Finance Operations Brett Kasper - bkasper@massgop.com
Operations Director Kaitlyn Greeley - kgreeley@massgop.com