Lowell Votes 2016 News!

We’ve got three exciting things to share this week!

The 2016 Primary Guide, a collaboration between Lowell Votes, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, and Coalition for a Better Acre, is here! Check it out if you live in the 18th Middlesex District: In Spanish, Khmer, and English!

Our first public meeting is Monday, August 22, 2016, at 6:30 pm, at the Pollard Memorial Library. Be there for food and workshopping our 2016 program. We can’t do it without you!

The 2016 Rally for Civic Engagement is coming September 2, 2016! We still have tables left for groups or nonprofits that want to collect signatures, share information, get volunteers, and most importantly meet the 2016 candidates for local and state offices!

Click on the images below for the high-resolution PDF version!

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Save the Date for July 26 Fundraiser!

Save the date! We are kicking off our 2016 season with a Spaghetti’n Out the Vote fundraiser at UnchARTed Gallery, starting 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26. We’ll feature speakers, pasta, and some other fun stuff. Please email info@lowellvotes.org if you’re interested in helping us organize.

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Polls open today, 7 am to 8 pm!

Today is the day to vote! Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. Visit the following link to learn your polling place: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

Know the candidates! Read our Candidate Guide, check out other sources of info, or visit this Facebook group full of discussion and links.

Know your rights! If you need help, you may bring a voter guide, an assistant, or any other notes in to vote with you. Find out more here: http://massvote.org/voterinfo/your-rights-as-a-voter/

Know you’re helping! We still need volunteers to remind people to vote and assist them if they need help. You can phone bank from home or join us in the field and be entered to win a $25 gift card. Email info@lowellvotes.org if interested!

Finally, check out this youtube video from our Rally for Civic Engagement!

Lowell Votes 2015 Candidate Guide

We’re happy to release our 2015 Candidate Guide. Please note that the most up-to-date guide will be found on this website – if additional candidates respond or if we have corrections or changes, you’ll find it here!

These questions were developed by the Lowell Votes Education Committee after collecting nearly 100 survey responses that asked residents of Lowell to rank their most important issues and suggest questions to ask City Councilors. We asked candidates to limit answers to 300 characters to fit in the guide. Minor edits for spelling and grammar were made, but minor typos may have occurred when typing written responses.

Feel free to print out the guide and bring it into the voting booth on November 3rd! Thanks to all the candidates who sent us thoughtful responses.

Click Here for the 2015 Candidate Guide

Come Get out the Vote with Us!!!!

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Join us for training and a paired up walk to canvass in Lowell’s neighborhoods.  Refreshments will be provided for canvassing teams.

Please join us or tell your friends, family, colleagues or neighbors about this important opportunity to increase voter turn out in Lowell.

Upcoming Canvass Days
9/19 – Centralville  – 10am – 12:30pm – Meet at  McPhearson Park
9/26 -Centralville  – 10am – 12:30pm – Meet at  McPhearson Park
9/26 – The Acre – 2:30pm – 5:30pm – Meet at North Common
10/10 – Highlands – 9:30am – 1:30pm – Meet at Roberto Clemente Park 
10/17 – Back Central, and South Lowell –  9:30am – 1:30pm – Meet at South Common
10/17 – The Highlands –2:30pm – 5:30pm – Meet at Hadley Park, (Middlesex  St. and Pratt Ave.) 

Just show up or email us at info@lowellvotes.org to find out more.

We are also looking for folks to table at events registering new voters.  Want to hold up signs and banners at high traffic and visibility locations in the city?  We are looking for folks to do that too.  Just contact us – http://www.lowellvotes.org/contact/ .