Our Leadership Council unanimously agreed in July that the Network should oppose Ballot Question 2, which will appear on the November 2nd ballot. If passed, Question 2 would repeal Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B, a law that is absolutely critical to the continued development of affordable housing across the region and the Commonwealth.
It’s now time to get to work. Andrew Baker, Western Mass. Coordinator of the No on 2 Campaign and Leadership Council member, presented at the Community Engagement Meeting yesterday and summarized the campaign priorities over the next 6 weeks:
- Lawn sign distribution
- Letters to editor
- Sign holding at the polls on election day
Let’s start with lawn signs: please email Andrew as soon as you can to brainstorm ways to distribute signs through your own networks. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 625-8465. Please contact him! Or even better, come to the campaign picnic in Haydenville this Sunday – see details below.
I’ll be in touch with more action steps next week. We have only 6 weeks to protect the most vital tool for affordable housing development. Our combined efforts can make a real difference.
Come to a picnic on Sunday, September 19! See the positive impact of Chapter 40B up close. Read on for details:
The residents of Solar Circle in Haydenville invite you to attend a potluck picnic on Sunday, September 19 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm (see directions below). The picnic is a community celebration of the new homeowners’ third summer in Haydenville and will provide opportunities to learn about and support the Vote NO on Question 2 Campaign. Please RSVP to me if you plan to attend the picnic so we can estimate the numbers.
The picnic will feature food, children’s games, horseshoes, croquet, and tours of the solar homes. There will be a press conference at 2:00 pm to showcase the Solar Circle affordable homes as a compelling reason to Vote NO on Ballot Question #2 in the November 2nd general election. A “NO” vote preserves the affordable housing law that permitted construction of the eleven Solar Circle homes.
See you on the 19th!
Directions: Solar Circle is located half a mile north from the center of Haydenville (at the intersection of Route 9 and High Street where Williamsburg Town Hall and Blue House Cafe are located). Go north on High Street, which becomes Mountain Street heading toward Whately. In half a mile angle right on Laurel Road. Go a few hundred yards and turn right into Solar Circle. Park along the entrance roadside on left.