Did your hard work make the difference in New Hampshire? You be the judge:
- Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire by a margin of 2,732 votes
- Maggie Hassan won New Hampshire by a margin of 743 votes
Campaigns represent the heart of our work as a grassroots political party. We leverage talented volunteer organizers and a strong base of supporters to reach marginal voters – disproportionately young and poor – and turn them out to support Democratic candidates.
In 2010, we mounted a massive get-out-the-vote campaign for Deval Patrick and the Democratic ticket. Using CDCC funds, we opened campaign offices in North Cambridge, Harvard Square, and Central Square. On Election Day, alone we deployed more than 500 volunteers and knocked on 16,000 doors. Deval Patrick carried Cambridge in a 7-to-1 landslide, and with an increased margin from 2006.
In 2012, we used direct, neighbor-to-neighbor personal contact to register and turn out thousands of new and marginal voters to reelect the President and elect a Democratic US Senator. Cambridge, with its progressive and transient population, represents a critical community in this work. In addition, we supported the Obama campaign nationally by arranging transportation to New Hampshire for volunteers and sending our talented organizers to swing states across the country.
In 2016 we worked hard trying to elect a Democratic president and Democratic members of Congress by organizing volunteers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and as far away as Louisiana. As noted above, we had some important successes in the face of a calamitous national result.
Now the work continues, more important than ever.