Profiles

Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: Indivisible Somerville

Indivisible Somerville, the local chapter of the national Indivisible movement, fosters local activism by helping people mesh social action with their lives.  “I went to a meeting and found myself talking about what really frustrated me about what was happening,” says Steering Committee Co-lead Peter Kollm. “You know, people who individually really care about this […]

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Lee Erica Palmer Inspires State Legislation

While most elected officials can vividly recall the blood, sweat, and tear-soaked path to completing their first campaign for office, Lee Erica Palmer couldn’t have been more prepared for her initial run as school committee representative for Ward 3 in 2015. “Unlike a lot of first-time candidates who can be surprised by what it takes […]


Ben Ewen-Campen Helps Usher In a New Era of Local Politics

Progressive candidates backed by the local chapter of Our Revolution ushered the city into a new political era in November, when all nine candidates who were endorsed by the Bernie Sanders-inspired group took seats on the board of aldermen and the school committee. Ben Ewen-Campen brought to the table a platform rooted in creating affordable […]