Amesbury Democrats officially kicked off the election cycle with a grand opening event at their new downtown headquarters located at 15 Friend St. The office is a grassroots effort being sponsored locally by the “3T&2C” committee, which consists of the Democratic committees of Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury.
Addressing the crowd, Amesbury chair Rebecca Jordan noted that a strong grassroots effort is needed as national Republicans have poured numerous resources into Merrimack Valley. The new office will coordinate campaign volunteers throughout the area, serve as a candidate information center, and be the distribution point for lawn signs and other campaign materials.
“We are neighbors. We live here, we work here, we send our kids to school here,” Jordan said, while urging attendees to volunteer for sign holding shifts, phone banking hours, as well as hours to staff the office.
More than 200 democrats showed up for the event, including State Rep. candidate Ed Cameron, State Senate Candidate Katie O’Connor Ives, Eileen Duff, candidate for the Governor’s Council, and Seth Moulten, candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat in Congress.