Thousands of Letters to be Delivered to County Post Offices Today
If you are heading to any of the following post office locations this morning, you may come up against some heavy traffic as Berkshire County volunteers will be delivering thousands of hand-written letters to the Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Williamstown locations today (Oct. 17) at 10am as part of a nationwide initiative to reach under-represented voters in swing states. So far at least one volunteer, Virgina O'Leary, has written over a thousand letters.
The Berkshire Democatic Brigades shared with us in a press release that local volunteers have helped write over 15 million letters to swing state voters to encourage them to vote in the November 2020 election. Over 150,000 volunteers nationwide have taken part in The Big Send.
The Berkshire Democratic Brigades and Greylock Together have been coordinating letter writing locally. The Big Send is organized nationally by Vote Forward, a non-partisan organization, in partnership with Patagonia, Indivisible, Flippable, Swing Left, People for the American Way, Supermajority, Democracy in Color, Hamilton, Women's March Foundation, and other organizations.
About the Berkshire Democratic Brigades
The Berkshire Brigades is Berkshire County's official organization of the Massachusetts Democratic Party created as an ad hoc group in 2004 and formally organized in 2005. The purpose is to promote and actively support Democratic values and candidates of the Democratic Party locally, statewide and nationally. You can learn more about the Berkshire Democratic Brigades by going here.