I have congratulated Smitty Pignatelli on
his victory in yesterday's election. I wish to thank the volunteers,
donors, and campaign team who stepped up to offer voters examples
of political change to empower.
-Lee Scott Laugenour
Medicare for All
Education & Student Debt
Fair Budgets and Taxes
Citizens United / Social
Justice / Rights/ Reforms
Energy and Environment
November 2, 2012:
Solutions yes, not more falsehoods >>PRESS
October 31, 2012:
Response to false statements by Smitty Pignatelli
October 30, 2012:
Promoting conservation as an alternative energy,
setting an example, and promoting legislation to allow municipal
October 23, 2012:
Is Smitty serious on tax fairness? More debating
October 19, 2012:
Beacon candidate profile on taxes, jobs, and political opposition.
October 15, 2012:
Rolling up sleeves and collaborating for better
October 5, 2012:
public transporation hurts the local economy and is a factor
in the region's population decline." Mass DOT Public
October 1, 2012:
$46,000 for Budget and Tax Fairnes >>PRESS
Greeting new volunteers today. Today's
Eagle story on the debate issue leaves
gaps that our Sep
26 press release had covered. We invite comments. We are
finding solutions that will result in more debates that the
public, media, and students can attend.
for debate updates. We expect the Berkshire Record to publish
a story that will be out late today or tomorrow.
Public School Closes Debate to the Public
Scott with Jerry Zinn
Tyringham, MA Sep 24, 2012
Jerry's late brother,
Howard, is the author
of 'Declarations of Independence,' a
book that Scott highly recommends.
It's available at the Lenox Library.
Yes! on Ballot Questions >>PRESS
August 28, 2012
Laugenour pledges to join Rule 28 Coalition to support
popular progressive legislation like the expanded bottle bill.
August 15, 2012
Laugenour endorsed by United Auto Workers over 5-term Democratic
July 2, 2012
Questionnaires from the Nat'l Association of Social Workers
and from the AFL-CIO are published, setting high standard for
June 25, 2012
Scott Laugenour endorses Patsy Harris and Bill Shein for
Register of Deeds and for US Congress. Decries nefarious insider
June 14, 2012
We're appreciative that Peter Vickery blogged about his great
canvassing experience with us in Great Barrington
June 12, 2012
Laugenour campaign active in supporting citizen efforts to place
ballot questions before voters for Better Budgets
and against Citizens United. PRESS
May 29, 2012
Independent and Green-Rainbow Party voters have successfully
petitioned to place Lee Scott Laugenour on the ballot in this
year’s elections in the 4th Berkshire District, making
his State Representative race against incumbent William Pignatelli
the only one in the Berkshire County area where voters
will be given a choice between voting to keep things
the same or voting for real progressive change on Beacon Hill.
OUT TO BE PART OF
THE TEAM - firstname.lastname@example.org
E C O G N I T I O N & F R I E N D - B U I L
D I N G
RECORD (Oct 29, 2010 editorial endorsement)
“With Laugenour, southern Berkshire County residents have
a rare chance to make a real change in the House... Laugenour
actually wants to look at reforming the state income tax, and
balancing the budget without gutting state aid to our towns....We
need to send a message not just to our representatives, but
to the entire Legislature. It's time to demand solutions to
problems – our towns just don't have the tools to solve
them in a sustainable way... Southern Berkshire County is unique.
We need a unique voice.”
BERKSHIRE EAGLE (Oct
28, 2010 editorial)
“Lee Scott Laugenour of the Green-Rainbow Party emerged
as an impressive candidate in the 4th Berkshire District....
Eloquent and enthusiastic, he is the kind of person the county
needs more of in the years ahead.”
O B I L I L I Z A T I O N
2010 elections local greens have continued to be impactful and
have grown into a strong political force. Fellow greens serve
on boards and committees, and have organized town and political
campaign came was within 200 votes of winning the 3rd Berkshire
District seat in the special election in neighboring Pittsfield,
collecting almost double the number of votes of the fourth-place
I am proud
to have joined many fellow supporters canvassing, volunteering,
and contributing to Mark's campaign.
With 2011 now behind us we are getting ahead of the curve, organizing
ourselves to bring about change next year. We'll have double
the resources in 2012 than we had in all of 2010. Thanks to
supporters we'll be able to hit six times as hard this time.
T R O N G E R & H I T T I N G H A R D
at what is happening locally, statewide, and nationally!
in politics is at an all time low. Communities, local businesses,
and people are being hit with service cuts and fee increases
that they cannot absorb. Politicians are more concerned with
currying favor with the moneyed institutions rather than in
the responsible stewardship of public services. We are
not powerless, though. Although we couldn't all be on the bridge
with Martin Luther King in 1965, and we now can't all pitch
a tent on Wall Street, we can all fight back with impact from
here at home.
even harder this year to demand fair taxes and budgets. We need
investments in public health insurance and in public education
systems that do not further increase the personal debt levels
that now stifle individual enterprise. Future green jobs and
the economic development will come from healthy, educated, and
solvent people. Today's unfair regressive taxes and budgets
do not serve these needs while the politics of today is making
this situation worse. Real solutions are not being debated.
We have the solutions; they are part of our American heritage,
but they are well outside established political paradigms and
far beyond the tired uni-partisan or bi-partisan political debates
of today. These solutions, though, are within the reach of a
determined campaign and determined voters.
to the future in setting the course for environment and energy
policies while reducing the influence of corporate money (with
its bias for short-term private profit) in policy-making. We
will call for a major change in budget priorities. This call
is backed with popular power because the ideas behind them are
powerful and popular.
Our 2011 fundraising drive surpassed our goal and we have hired
Suffolk University graduate Kalin Jordan to manage the campaign.
Please contribute to our effort to strengthen us further as
we begin this important 2012 challenge for real change.
accept with appreciation contributions from individual adult
US citizens. We respectfully decline contributions from registered
lobbyists and from officers of corporations that hire lobbyists.
Please provide your full name and address. State law limits
contributions to $500 per year per individual.
Rally for Real Change November 1, 2010.
Photo by Susan Geller