As mentioned during Our own inauguration day, the focus this year is local:
…. at the state and local level we can, and have been, very effective. That will be a focus of the Legal Insurrection in the coming year — changing what we can change, protecting what we can protect, undermining what we can undermine, acting locally.
We can’t get involved in every local race, but we can give people we know or who know us a hand. In local races, even a few hundred dollars can make a difference.
Seekonk, Massachusetts, on the Rhode Island border, is one of the saner towns in MA. It gave Scott Brown 53% of the vote against Elizabeth Warren, and Obama won by a similar margin which was far tighter than the rest of the state.
Unfortunately, Paul Buckley, one of Legal Insurrection’s readers who my wife met during the 2010 Scott Brown election, lost his race for Seekonk Selectman by just 32 votes.
Paul is running again in a special election in April, and he could use our help. If you could throw him a few bucks, it could make a difference.
We can’t change the world overnight, but we can win battles on the ground, one by one.