Doing So Sends a Message that Regular People,
Not Just the Super Wealthy, Can Run for Office
Last year, Democrat Jackie Cilley ran a strong campaign for governor. Though she ultimately lost in the primary, she brought many great ideas to the race and even joined up as a general election adviser to her former opponent, Maggie Hassan.
Of all the ideas Jackie brought to the campaign, one of the most important is that one doesn’t have to be wealthy to run for political office. Jackie showed that a powerful voice and strong convictions go a long way in fueling a campaign.
In reality, though, money does play a factor. Simply put, campaigns cost a lot, and Jackie was left with significant campaign debt. Recognizing that, supporters are holding a dinner next Tuesday to help retire that debt.
Helping retire that debt does more than just help Jackie – it sends a message that regular people, not just the super wealthy, can help drive the political discourse in this country. It encourages good candidates to run for office because they have an idea, because they know there are people out there who support candidates who run on the courage of their convictions.
The dinner is set for Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kimball-Jenkins Carriage House, 266 N. Main St., Concord. Special entertainment will be provided by former U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes’ five-piece band, Northern Light. Tickets are $50 each and checks made payable to: Jackie Cilley for NH.
To RSVP, contact Elizabeth Merry by mailing her at 126 Shore Drive, Laconia NH 03246; by emailing her at Lizmerry03246@gmail.com or by calling 286-4897. If you can’t make the dinner but you’d still like to help, you can contribute online through ACT BLUE: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/cause4celebration.