“One Everett” Kicked off its 2014 Citywide Voter Registration Campaign in front of Everett City Hall. This event was co-sponsored by La Comunidad, Everett Haitian and Children Services Community Center, Tri-Cap, Cambridge Health Alliance and SEIU 32BJ – Jobs with Justice. The primary focus of the alliances assembled was to inform the community of their support for good jobs, public education and voter registration. Of course, one of the most important issues presented was voter registration. Residents that are eligible to register to vote will have by registering the ability to let their voices be heard in the upcoming September 9th primary and November elections.
Guest speaker State Representative, Wayne A. Matewsky was enthusiastically received by the crowd assembled. Matewsky, is recognized in his capacity as a Representative of the State House Labor and Workforce Development Committee and for the recent passage of legislation increasing the states Minimum Wage. Matewsky has consistently stood on the side of labor throughout his career as an elected official and his voting record demonstrates his concern for all working families throughout the Commonwealth.
Matewsky explained that the voter registration drive will provide an expanded voter base and cohesion within communities that are ethnically diversified. “This drive certainly demonstrates the advancement of the immigrant communities to become one in part with the greater community.” Councilman Fred Capone, in addressing the crowd also encouraged “One Everett” efforts to perform voter registration drives and offered his support.
Antonio Amaya, Director of La Comunidad, Inc. expressed his heart felt sentiment: “We want to bring all the communities together, especially the immigrant communities. We want them to know that their vote counts and to understand that there are capable and qualified candidates that represent our issues, we will become informed registered voters as part of the greater communities. The immigrant communities will and must show their strength in the upcoming elections”. Reverend Myrlande DesRosiers, of Everett’s Haitian Family and Children Services Community Center shared in Mr. Amaya’s sentiment and further outlined the following dates for the voter registration drive.
Meet at La Comunidad, 471 Broadway, Everett
Wednesday August 13th 3pm – 5pm / Saturday August 16th 10am – 12 noon
Wednesday August 20th 3pm -5pm/Saturday August 23rd 10am – 12 noon
Revere Flea Market: Sunday, August 17th (If you would like to attend)