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Columnist Lindsay Sabadosa: On the importance of transparency — and transformation | Lindsay Sabadosa | 01.18.19

“I recently came across my notebook from AP Government where I had written down and answered a variety of questions on the first page: Have you ever worked on a political campaign? Yes. Have you ever donated to a candidate? Yes. Have you ever written a letter to the editor in support of a candidate? Yes. Have you ever voted? No.”


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Columnist Lindsay Sabadosa: The value of kids' voices | Lindsay Sabadosa | 12.21.18

“How do we get more young people involved?” This seems to be the perennial question of most organizing efforts. It makes sense: We fight for issues that are so important we expect to see an uprising of young people demanding universal health care, debt-free education, climate change mitigation and public transportation that connects them to school, work and home. After all, as the clichéd phrase goes, these issues should matter more to young people because it’s “their future.”


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Columnist Lindsay Sabadosa: What I learned canvassing my own town | Lindsay Sabadosa | 11.16.18

“At the recent Friends’ of Children Advocacy Dinner, a woman came up to me and said, “You probably don’t remember me but you knocked on my door …” That’s something I have heard a lot in recent months. It is true that I don’t always remember faces, and I am terrible at remembering names, but I generally remember conversations. In this case, I certainly remembered her. I had broken the cardinal rule of canvassing at her house: I sat on her porch to talk with her for well over 20 minutes.”


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Columnist Lindsay Sabadosa: Bring voice of people into government  | Lindsay Sabadosa | 8.8.18

"The people of the 1st Hampshire District have a crucial decision to make on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Our country — and our district — are at a crossroads. Our current political climate encourages and celebrates intolerance, but here in Massachusetts, we have the opportunity to be leaders for the rest of the country. Massachusetts has led in the past, and we can lead again, but only if we elect representatives who share our values and have a compelling vision for the future."