Join us for a Virtual Meet-the-Candidate experience:

Video Chat or Dial-in with town meeting, and select School Committee, Select Board and Housing Authority candidates. These events are open to everyone but we will highlight town meeting member candidates at different events.

Its easy: just click to visit Zoom and you will be connected. Simple and germ-free!

These virtual events are in place of previously scheduled in-person gatherings.

The following town meeting member (TMM) candidates have been invited to join the events as follows: (TMM participants may shift and dates may be added)

Sat, 3/14 11:00 am – noon
Precincts 10 & 16
TMM Candidates Sanjay Newton (P10) and Chris Dimeo (P16), Brooks Harrelson (P16), Sandra Mostajo(P16) to participate

Sun, 3/15 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precincts 1 & 3
TMM Candidates Nada Fouad El-Newahy (P1), Paul Jordan (P3), Asia Kepka (P1), Khaled Mhoktar (P1) and Rebecca Persson (P1) to participate

Wed, 3/18 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precinct 14
TMM Candidates Wynelle Evans, Guillermo Samuel-Hamlin, Shawn Healy, and Mark Rosenthal to participate

Thu, 3/19 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precinct 12
TMM Candidates Robin Bergman, Lynette Martyn, Caroline Murray, and Sanjay Vakil to participate

Fri, 3/20 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precinct 14
TMM Candidate Xavid Pretzer to participate

Sat, 3/21 11:00 – noon
Precinct 4
TMM Candidate Silvia Dominguez to participate

Sat, 3/21 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precinct 19 & 21
TMM Candidates Melanie Brown (P19), Elaine Crowder (19) and Jordan Weinstein (P21) to participate

Sun, 3/22 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precinct 5 & 7
TMM Candidate Brian McMurray to participate

Thu, 3/26 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Precinct 8
TMM Candidates Heather Barber, Bill Berkowitz, and Elizabeth Dray to participate

NOTE VIRTUAL TIMES REPLACE THE SCHEDULED IN-PERSON EVENTS

How to help from a distance

Dear Neighbors,

We care about your health and are evaluating and monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. Arlington Fights Racism (AFR) cares about the safety of our town’s residents as well as our supporters. Making sure our most at-risk community members are not disproportionately impacted by this outbreak is our top priority; this includes individuals and families with elderly members in their household, those with chronic health conditions or who have compromised immune systems, and our economically disadvantaged households for whom missing work to avoid contact or staying home to take care of children may pose obstacles. We will be following the protocols recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Association (WHO), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to keep our community safe. We want to err on the side of caution so we have regrettably decided to cancel our in person events for this week.

How can you support our efforts?

Spread the word and participate in our Virtual Events:

We will instead host virtual events at 8PM tonight, 3/11, and tomorrow, 3/12. The facebook event with dial in info for the call is: https://www.facebook.com/events/835095670299125/

For individuals that may not have access to the technology to participate in a call, please email info@arlingtonfightsracism.com and we will arrange for an individual phone call. We will make a decision on Friday regarding whether or not we will need to cancel our Saturday and Sunday events and update on Facebook.

Write a Letter to the Editor:

One way we are looking to increase support is through letters. Would you consider submitting a letter to the editor at the Advocate for this Sunday in support of Michaiah Healy, Lynette Martyn and/or Jo Anne Preston’s candidacy? We only have two weeks left to submit letters to the editor at the Advocate (they don’t let you submit the week prior to elections).

We advise people to submit their letters to arlington@wickedlocal.com by Sunday night but take them as late as 9AM Monday mornings. They should be 400 words or less, must be signed with your full name and street address and the Subject line should include “Letter to the Editor: (Subject) ex: In Support of Michaiah Healy for Select Board and Lynette Martyn for School Committee

Donate:

We are still raising money in order to fund mailers which will be even more important due to the need to cancel candidate events. If you are able to donate please do so today so we can budget your donation into our print order.

Door knocking:

We have two weeks to knock on doors in 21 precincts. If you can sign up to knock on doors even just one evening or afternoon, it will make a difference. Email info@arlingtonfightsracism.com and we will hook you up with a precinct captain.