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Former Veolia executive running for Senate -take action
This is Deidre Consolati, water and sewer organizer, in Lee Massachusetts. A former Veolia Corporation general manager is running for the state senate in towns around UMass, Amherst and the primary is a week away!
Is it not ironic that while we hold a forum and share ideas about saving local water from corporate abuse this candidate is stealing it as we speak? Should this Democratic contender win, he will control 48 towns and cities in Massachusetts, the largest of the senatorial districts. And his ties with the water world are still strong.
The candidate, Christopher J Hodgkins, lost a water and sewer battle in the town of Lee in 2004. A million dollars was spent on the Veolia campaign. Yet the corporation lost and the citizens won.
Isn't this a story we can be proud about?
But how proud can we be if in this short week we do not rally to keep him out of office?We will have lost all the gains we made in western Massachusetts.
There has not been a SINGLE story about this former Veolia spokesman and his attempts to sell privatization in any newspapers. My voice has largely gone unheard and I am turning to you. Can you help? These efforts will take only a few minutes of your time:
Email a friend in the area.
Send an email letter of concern to the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton MA- email@example.com Deadline is September 14th
Send an email letter to the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield MA- firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fax it to the Great Barrington office 413 528-5722 Deadline is September 15th
Send an email letter to investigative reporter Jack Dew at the Eagle and urge him to remind his readers about the attempt to privatize water and sewer in Berkshire County by the former Veolia spokesperson- email@example.com call or email (sorry, don't have the email address) WAMC Public Radio 413 528-5722 and tell them your concern and urge them to do a story
North Adams Transcript Fax 413 662-2792
Shelburne Falls Independent Phone: 413 625-8297 firstname.lastname@example.org
Urge Mayor Ruberto of Pittsfield not to endorse this candidate: 413 499-9321
It takes just a second!
When we gather at the UMass forum we will have done some grassroots organizing of our own.
In the struggle
Senatorial District: all BERKSHIRE COUNTY towns and cities. IN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg. IN FRANKLIN COUNTY: Ashfield, Charlemont, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Rowe.