John Bonifaz, the Massachusetts Civil Righs Lawyer who has been a leader in the fight to right the wrongs commmitted in Ohio in 2004, is running for Secretary of State of Massachusetts.
Imagine a Secretary of State who is actually for voting rights? The prospect is unimaginable in the era of Katherine Harris and Kenneth Blackwell.
A New York City event is being hosted (the author of this blog is on the host committee) to benefit John's candidacy. The announcement follows:
Please join us for an evening with JOHN BONIFAZ
Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State of Massachusetts.
Come hear about John's plans to create a model for
free and fair elections for the country.
Monday, May 1st -6 - 8 PM
Anne Hess and Craig Kaplan
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Harold and Jeannette Kozupsky
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros
Megan and Russell Wiese
At the home of Anne Hess and Craig Kaplan
214 East 18th Street
New York, New York
Suggested contribution levels:
$100, $250, $500 (Maximum donation is $500 under Massachusetts law)
For more information about John Bonifaz and to make a contribution today,
please visit www.johnbonifaz.com
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
"John has been at the forefront in the ongoing struggle for our democracy here at home. I can think of no better candidate for Secretary of State than John Bonifaz. He will make Massachusetts and the country proud."- Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.
"John Bonifaz has been a remarkable asset to me and to the nationwide movement to hold the Bush Administrationaccountable for its abuses of power. Massachusetts deserves a strong, proven leader like John Bonifaz. Our country needs to elect more principled progressive candidates like John Bonifaz." - Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
"John's extraordinary leadership resulted in his being awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and we are excited to have chosen John as one of only 15 candidates in the country we will be endorsing and working to elect this year. As Massachusetts Secretary of State, John will inspire elected leaders across the country to make it easier for voters to participate in our democracy, count every vote cast in all elections, and reduce the influence of special interest money in government." Kelly Young, Exec. Dir., 21st Century Democrats
- Paid for by the Bonifaz Committee, P.O. Box 300007, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130