Thank you for voting

Dear Attleboro: I am both impressed and thankful for the huge primary election turnout, the highest turnout in a long time in Attleboro! I am very proud of our city and our voters! Very proud.

I am also proud that Attleboro voted for Becky Grossman as our first choice for Congress. Becky finished third in the district and Attleboro was her strongest showing in the 4th Congressional District with 25% of the voters in a 9 candidate race. Becky asked me to thank her supporters and told me we will have another chance to vote for her in the future. She was very gracious in accepting her loss and plans to continue serving Newton as a City Councilor and the Chair of Newton’s Finance Committee. I do expect Becky to run for higher public office in a few more years…. she is a lawyer, with master in Business and Law from Harvard. Becky was a Middlesex County assistant district attorney. She has the talent, nice personality, and the drive to be a terrific public servant

I congratulate Jake Auchincloss, who finished second in Attleboro, on his victory in the 4th Congressional District Democratic Primary. I also congratulate Julie Hall for a strong victory in the Republican primary.

I will be honest, however. I personally found Jake to be abrasive and pushy while meeting him last winter. When I told him I was supporting Becky Grossman he called Becky a loser… then he called me a loser! I was shocked. I much preferred Joe Kennedy as my Congressman. Perhaps that will happen again in the future. Who knows?

I want a Congressman who is fighting to expand affordable health care for all our citizens. Good health care is an American RIGHT, not a privilege for those who can best afford it.

I want a candidate who understands and fights the fossil fuel industry that is causing rapid Climate Change, which is going to impact the lives of our children and grandchildren. I fully support the Green New Deal. I am very proud of our City Council and Mayor Heroux for making Attleboro a Green City.

I want a candidate who fights for Public Financing of Congressional Candidates. This concept was being promoted in the 1980’s, when I was the Membership Director of Common Cause, New Hampshire. But today, we still find wealthy citizens have an enormous advantage over average citizens. Jake Auchincloss’ campaign was mostly financed by the medical industry in Greater Boston. He was able to afford lots of TV ads and numerous fliers that you found in your mail box. The other candidates had less money and couldn’t compete on a level footing with Jake. That bothers me.

Public Financing would allow any American citizen to have an equal financial opportunity to run for higher public office. It would also place limits on the spending of public monies. For example, I could afford a few ads on our local radio station…. but not much on local TV, if anything. How many ads could you pay for? Jake had constant ads. That cost a whole lot of money from his wealthy donors. I challenge Jake to fight for Public Financing.

Teachers, social workers, nurses, electricians, plumbers, small business owners may make enough money to own a decent home and two cars. But if a congressional campaign requires two million dollars to run in a Boston area congressional district….. only well-connected, or wealthy candidates, can afford to compete and have a decent chance to win.

So….. Congratulations, Jake.

From the desk of Ty Waterman

Ty WatermanTyWaterman1918
508-455-1918 – Home

Get Ready for the 2020 Democratic National Convention TOMORROW!

TY WATERMAN: DEMOCRATIC DELEGATE, MASS 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT….

To all my social media friends…. I will be a delegate for Bernie Sanders during the next four days, starting August 17th, kicking it off with a virtual breakfast with the Massachusetts delegation at 7:30 pm. I will be participating in the convention but also at City Council meetings this week on Tuesday and Thursday night. Wednesday night we are attending a virtual event at Suffolk Downs in Boston.

To my friends and constituents (or both) in Attleboro… feel free to call me at home this week. I will respond. You may reach me at 508-455-1918 (h) or 508-455-1918 (cell).

I’m not much for creating a social media page. I come from the wrong generation to do much of that. But I will support Joe Biden as my president and Kamala Harris as our vice-president. They are worthy and ready to lead our good old USA. Bernie is supporting them and so am i. However, I was elected as a 4th Congressional District/Mass. Bernie Sanders delegate back in April and campaigned hard for Bernie in NH and Mass before the world shut down. Bernie will continue to be an effective United States senator from my former home state of Vermont.

Medicare for All, climate change legislation to clean up our planet Earth, lower prices on pharmaceutical drugs, more equitable taxation to lift the lower and middle income folks and limit the super wealthy are all part of my personal beliefs.
America needs to be a great gift to the rest of the world with Joe Biden’s leadership!

And finally, please help me support and elect Becky Walker Grossman, Newton City Councilor, to Congress in the Mass 4th Congressional District in 2020! Becky is bright, compassionate, and fully capable to replace Joe Kennedy in this seat.
It is my honor to help her represent Attleboro in Congress.

To my beloved fellow Americans,
Ty Waterman, Attleboro City Councilor

A BECKY GROSSMAN SIGN HOLDING EVENT

BECKY GROSSMAN FOR CONGRESS: ATTLEBORO AND THE 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

With 50 signs up around Attleboro, we will now hold the first sign holding tomorrow (Sat.) from 10 to 11:30 AM at busy County Square (corner of Newport/South Ave and County Street (close to capron Park). Jan is running the sign holding events… we have five or six volunteers and ten signs have been reinforced and then put on poles by Attleboro’s pre-eminent sign holder, Dave Downs…. who has held signs for more WINNERS than anyone in our city. Dave ought to bring wonderful karma to Becky’s campaign.

Anyone reading Ty’s facebook page is welcomed to drive through County Square tomorrow… and feel free to join us. We will park near the County Square pharmacy/Dunkin Donuts.

A vote for Becky is a vote for "Moms and Children’…. a vote for Becky is a vote for strong climate change legislation… a vote for Becky is a vote for a compassionate, sane government, a vote for Becky is a vote for an America that values our immigrants rather than disparage them…. a vote for Becky is a vote for racial justice… a vote for Becky is good news for Attleboro… good news for Newton… good news for Fall River… and lately, a vote for Becky is good news for the stricken town of Plainville.

A vote for Becky is a vote for a better economy, better schools, good health care for all, seniors, children, black and brown folks, LGBTQ, and you.

A vote for Becky is a vote for sanity and compassion.

A vote for Becky is a vote for the Statue of Liberty…. may she light a beacon of democracy and peace in the world.

VOTE FOR BECKY GROSSMAN (Newton City Councilor) – you will be voting for a truly excellent "listener"…. Becky hears your concerns… and she will respond. Trust me on this.

See you in County Square!

Update on Ty’s campaigning

No… I am not running a campaign for myself. My next city council campaign will be the summer of 2021.. thank goodness!

But far more important than my political future… how is your present and future prospects going? How are dealing with our never-ending pandemic. Im especially concerned about senior citizens… although everyone has their struggles these days. If you know someone in Attleboro that can benefit from a friendly call please let me know. If they are 60 or over, I can get them someone to talk with that can offer substantial support from the Council on Aging in Attleboro. STAY ACTIVE…. physical activity is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. Ride a bike, take a walk, ask your dog to give you a walk, rake and mow the yard, tend to your garden, ….. it all helps you deal with the humdrum of self isolation. BE SAFE, BE ACTIVE, BE CARE – FULL.

It really helps to find someone you can help out.

SO … much of my summer has been devoted to helping out the city in my role as a city councilor… and much of the rest of my time is devoted to my wife, my dog, my yard…. and of course, since I love politics…. I have been actively supporting BECKY GROSSMAN in her campaign to be Attleboro’s next congresswoman.

Why do I like Becky so much. She’s energetic, optimistic, an excellent Newton City Councilor, very bright, a terrific listener, a first-rate parent of two grade school children, skilled in the business world, easy to talk with a warm personality, and dealing well with crossing into her 40’s this year. I have never heard Becky say a bad word about anyone other than Donald Trump.

Becky is true to her word… of that i am certain. She wants to take on the NRA and the pharmaceutical companies that charge outragious prices to senior citizens who need meds. Becky wants everyone to receive good medical care and insurance. She wants to help her home city of Newton and my home city of Attleboro rebuild our economy. And as they say in insurance ads on TV…. Becky knows a lot about reviving our economy, which includes a Masters from Harvard from the School of Business.

If you want to learn more about Becky and even get an opportunity to view her on zoom, please let me know. I will find a way for you to virtually meet and talk with Becky. Sen me an Email to tywaterman1918.

All the best… Ty

Ty Waterman: Democratic National Delegate – 2020

I want to thank everyone who recently voted for me as the fourth congressional district male delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, to be held in mid-August. It is an honor and a privilege to be selected. I’ve never been at a National Convention, although this time around it might very well be virtual… watching on zoom in my own house. I’d love to be in Milwaukee but that might not be the wisest place to be unless social distancing is strictly maintained.

I want to elect a progressive Democratic president, presumably Joe Biden.

1. Resolve the coronovirus pandemic while keeping Americans as safe as possible.
2. Resolve the economic crisis and put Americans back to work.
3. Fight for excellent health care for all Americans.
4. Work internationally to resolve the climate change crisis … before it is too late.

While attending the Democratic National Convention as a Sanders delegate, I will help unite Americans around the candidacy of former vice-President Joe Biden. We need a to rebuild a healthier America and get people working again.

Anyone interested in discussing their concerns may contact me at either 508-455-1918 or at tywaterman1918.

All the best,

Ty Waterman, Attleboro City Councilor