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Candidates Night – Kocot and Rosenberg’s Former Seats

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


2018 is a high stakes year for midterms and gubernatorial races across the country. In the 1st Hampshire district, the stakes are even larger. Voters in our district will be deciding on entirely new representation to send to Beacon Hill; State Representative Peter Kocot and Senator Stan Rosenberg’s former seats.

Whoever we send to Boston will shape our future as a state and as a community, making this election key for young people. We aren’t yet represented by a vote, however, we can help our community decide who is best fit to represent our values on Beacon Hill, which is why students will lead the discussion.

You’ll hear from the following candidates running for the 1st Hampshire State Representative position:
-Diana Szynal
-Lindsay Sabadosa

You’ll also hear from the following candidates running for the Senate seat representing Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester:
-Chelsea Kline
-David Murphy
-David Morin
-Jo Comerford
-Ryan O’Donnell
-Steve Connor

Are you interested in having your question answered by the candidates? Anyone, including adults, can submit questions here (questions will be asked by students):

We want all district voters to have the chance to decide who they’ll vote for in Septemeber! Make sure everyone knows about the Candidates Night by sharing the poster:

Want your organization to become a cosponsor? We ask cosponsors to inform their networks of our event. You can register by filling out this simple form:

Student Group Cosponsors:
Northampton High School Democrats
Northampton High School Environmental Club
Northampton High School Feminist Collective
Northampton High School Gender Sexuality Alliance
Pioneer Valley Students For Gun Control
Youth Rise Together

Amherst Democratic City Committee
Amherst Pelham Education Association
Badass Activists in the Pioneer Valley
Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution
Greater Northampton Our Revolution
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Western MA
Northampton Community Television
Northampton Democratic City Committee
Our Revolution UMass Amherst
Our Revolution Youth Caucus
Pioneer Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Pioneer Valley Resist Coalition
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Raging Grannies of Western Mass
Represent Western Mass
Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
St. John’s Episcopal Church
South Hadley Democratic Town Committee
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
Voter Choice MA
Western Mass CodePink
Western Massachusetts Young Democrats
Young Democrats of Massachusetts


June 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Pioneer Valley Students For Gun Control


Northampton High School
380 Elm St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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