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/ .

Lowell Votes is Hiring!!!!

We are seeking a Field Coordinator to manage our 2015 Get‐out‐the‐Vote campaign. The Field Coordinator will help volunteers contact potential voters and increase voter turnout. Creatively approaching this assignment is encouraged, but a major component of the position is ensuring tasks are assigned to volunteers and following up to ensure tasks are completed. The Field Coordinator reports to the Lowell Votes steering committee. The
position is 25 hours a week from August 22, 2015 to November 27, 2015 (14 weeks) with a $400/wk stipend.    Download the job description here:   Field Coordinator – Lowell Votes.

Application Deadlines:  August 10, 2015 @ 5pm.

Public Meeting — June 8th, 6:30pm @ Pollard Memorial Library

Public Meeting will be held on Monday, June 8th at 6:30pm.   We will meet at the Pollard Memorial Library (1st Floor Community Room)

We’ll have great progress to discuss and need you for our next steps! Please “join” the Facebook event and invite your friends!

Draft Agenda
  1. General updates
  2. Vote on organizational by-laws
  3. Logo contest winner
  4. Canvassing plan
  5. Action team meetings
  6. Action team report outs

Second Public Meeting a Success

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Lowell Votes convened its second public meeting on May 4th at the Pollard Memorial Library.  About thirty Lowellians started to get down to the business of getting more our our neighbors engaged in the November local elections.  Check out the presentation from the meeting.