Happy Independence Day weekend, everybody!
Well, a day late at least. This was a crazy weekend for the MPRI, canvassing events all over the state, from Bristol to Glocester and everywhere in between! Very exciting stuff, and we look forward to the updated signature total. The Party website status indicator shows 9%, at approximately 3000 collected, but I'm not sure if that's including this weekend or not.
Margaret Paynich would be the one to ask, and the one up all of last night notarizing signature sheets. Margaret's the Lead Organizer of the canvassing operations for the Party, and she's also signed on to contribute to the debate here at The Moderate!
Also, as mentioned in a previous post, Party Chairman Ken Block will also be contributing, alongside Richard Rodi, a very committed Moderate with plans to run for state house district two in 2010, covering a broad swath of downtown and east side Providence. In 2008, Richard ran as a Democrat, challenging a wealthy and powerful incumbent and still taking 42% of the primary vote. With a strong backing, we can definitely put Richard in the General Assembly next year, to get to work reforming the legislature.
Matthew Lenz, a good friend and fellow CCRI political science geek, not to mention a campaign veteran who has worked with both parties in important elections of the past few years, and has found that, like yours truly, he has a home in neither. You'll see Matt and I frequently arguing theory, so check back in for some fun stuff.