City & State has just published their list of the Westchester Power 100, which they describe as “the movers and shakers who are defining the county’s future.” There are lots of New Rochelleans in the mix, including:
Kathie Davidson, Belinda Miles, Rich Bamberger, Seamus Carey, Bill O’Shaughnessy, Alisa Kesten, and Michael Fosina. (Plus me — listed as number 10, which seems a little too high.) If you count folks who have worked in New Rochelle or represent New Rochelle, then the local connections are much more extensive.
You can read through the whole list to spot friends and neighbors.
It’s exciting to see New Rochelle’s Center for the Arts taking shape on Main Street, as the entire facade at the former Loew’s theater undergoes renovation. (Lots of interior work still to be done.) With a black box theater and gallery space, the Arts Center will become a hub of cultural activity in the heart of our downtown. And because the facility is incorporated into RXR’s first major project at 360 Huguenot, it also reflects a nice marriage of old and new, preservation and development.
This is the last in a five-part series of suggestions for getting involved in the local campaign. We’ve already covered early voting, yard signs, donations, and canvassing. Now, let’s talk about the most important of all: spreading the word among friends.
Suggestion 5: Spread the Word
Professionally-produced mail and digital ads are important to a successful campaign, but the truth is that a personal note from a friend is often more persuasive — and more likely to avoid immediate placement in the recycling bin — than a dozen slick brochures.
So, between now and November 5th, please make a point of reaching out to your friends and neighbors via social media, emails, postcards, or whatever form of communication makes you most comfortable.
Putting things in your own words is usually best, but in case it’s helpful, you can find detailed guidance, along with possible talking points, here: https://noambramson.org/uploads/2019/10/Spread.pdf
Let your friends know that New Rochelle is moving in the right direction, that we need to keep responsible, progressive leadership working on our behalf, and that this election is important to our future.
So that’s it for our five-part series. Whether you vote early, post a yard sign, make a donation, canvass a neighborhood, or spread the word, I am truly grateful for your help and trust.
This is the fourth in a five-part series of suggestions for getting involved in the local campaign. We’ve already covered early voting, yard signs, and donations. Today, let’s talk about neighborhood canvassing.
Suggestion 4: Canvass a Neighborhood
It might seem old-fashioned, but sharing information person-to-person, door-to-door is still one of the most effective ways to persuade and mobilize voters. Plus, it can be fun!
Between now and the election, dozens of volunteers will be out and about, working on my behalf and on behalf of my running mates. If you would like to join this effort and help canvass a New Rochelle neighborhood — and maybe make some new friends in the process — please be in touch with Rhiannon Navin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-886-2724.
The fifth and final suggestion tomorrow.
This is the third in a five-part series of suggestions for getting involved in the local campaign. We’ve already covered early voting and yard signs. So, it’s on to . . .
Suggestion 3: Make a Donation
Campaigns are expensive, even at the local level. Direct mail, digital ads, signs — the price tag for reaching voters with a clear message can run well into the tens of thousands.
So if you haven’t already made a contribution to my campaign this year, please consider donating either online at www.noambramson.org/contribute or by making a check payable to “Bramson for Mayor” and mailing it to PO Box 259, New Rochelle, NY 10804.
Thank you! And another suggestion coming tomorrow.