Meet the LaMarche for Governor Canvassing Team
The LaMarche Field Team (see bios below) is knocking on doors, making phone calls, meeting voters on street corners, and greeting motorists as they drive to work with "LaMarche for Governor" signs.
"Once I tell voters about Pat's policies they often go from being undecided about Pat to being enthusiastic supporters."
— Dan Jenkins
LaMarche Team Member
They are working all over the state to find voters and volunteers for Pat, so look for them in your neighborhood between now and November 7th. Two of Maine's last five governors were neither Democrats nor Republicans, and our goal is to improve that record to three out of six!
Even if you have never participated in a campaign before, we welcome your participation. People of all ages, all parties, and all geographic locations are welcome. You'll have a great time with a great team, and you'll feel like you have made a difference for your family and for Maine. Call 221-0263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Matt Sidar, Rep. John Eder (Field Director), and Kathleen Worcester
Paul Brown, Erin Cianchette (Deputy Field Director), and Dan Jenkins (Field Manager)
Erin discusses Pat's common sense agenda with a voter
Please take a minute and check out Pat's common sense plan to lower taxes while implementing universal healthcare in Maine. If you agree with Pat's plans, then please help us to get Pat elected on November 7th.
Pat's daughter Becky pitches in
LaMarche Calls for a Living Wage for Working Families
On the day after Labor Day, Pat joined supporters and other activists in calling for a Living Wage for working families at a rally at Portland's Casco Bay Bridge. Since minimum wage isn't sufficient to cover a family's basic expenses, Pat supports raising the minimum wage to a Living Wage.
"Going door to door for Pat is inspirational. This experience has helped me realize that the choice for change is really in people's hands. It makes me hopeful that anything is possible."
— Paul Brown
LaMarche Team Member
"A Living Wage would benefit all of us," says Pat, and would "greatly reduce or eliminate the need for welfare. This, in turn, is a common sense way to lower our overall tax burden."
Covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as a reporter, Pat got to see first hand how disaster affects minimum wage earners. "People who work for minimum wage face disaster all the time. Except with most people, it happens every day and it's not as noticeable as a hurricane."
Roy Ulrickson and Nathaniel Goddard in white medical scrubs to publicize the LaMarche healthcare plan
Dan Jenkins speaks with a voter
On to victory in November!
Team LaMarche Bios
John Eder is the State Field Director for the LaMarche for Governor Campaign, and a Representative to the Maine House of Representatives from Portland. He brings extensive grassroots experience to the campaign and, as the nation's highest elected Green Party legislator, he's proud to be getting the word out about Pat.
Paul Brown is a 25 year old folk rocker who has been composing songs in his head about grassroots activism while canvassing for Pat. If you walk past him on the street, you might hear him humming a tune. Paul sings about social justice at his regular gig at Acoustic Coffee in Portland on Monday nights.
Erin Cianchette is the Canvass Director. Before this campaign she worked as an assistant canvass director for Save the Children, PennEnvironment and the DNC, and as a canvass director for Environmental Action. She has worked as a field organizer for MoveOn PAC, Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, Environment Maine, and Maine People's Alliance. She is very excited to be working with Pat LaMarche on this very important campaign.
Nathaniel Goddard, a computer wizard and graphics specialist, was our go-to person for database issues throughout 2006. His can-do attitude and ability to juggle multiple tasks with ease have made him an invaluable member of Team LaMarche
Dan Jenkins is the campaign's Field Manager. He is 23 years old, and recently returned to Maine after double majoring in political science and history at Goucher College in Baltimore. He begins his studies in public policy at the Muskie School this fall. Dan is a Red Sox fan who saw 25 games between the Red Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards (where a college student can still afford a ticket).
Becky Russell, aside from being Pat's daughter, was one of our hardest-working Team LaMarche members this past summer. She was at the opening of "An Inconveniennt Truth" in Waterville, handing out flyers to environmental activists, and walked all over Portland to spread the word about Pat's candidacy. A French major in college, she directed the translation of some of our campaign materials into French.
Matt Sidar, who is recent graduate of Yarmouth High School, comes to your door straight off the Alaskan trail, where he was on a month long trip with the National Outdoor Leadership School. While in Alaska, Matt was charged by a grizzly. So, go ahead and ask him tough questions about Pat. He does not scare easily.
Roy Ulrickson, III, who now serves as Office Manager of Pat's Bangor office, is a registered Republican who joined Pat's campaign after Chandler Woodcock won the GOP nod as their gubernatorial candidate. Roy is an insurance professional who understands and appreciates Pat's deep knowledge about health care issues, and supports her call for universal healthcare for all Mainers.
Kathleen Worcester is a writer and performance artist who is into genealogy and is passionate about changing the world. She attended the University of Maine at Orono and lives in Portland with her cat Zack and her Dog honey. As a child, she spent her summers downeast working in the field picking blueberries with her folks. Fear the biceps!