We believe the political revolution starts at home, in our communities. That’s why we have created a candidate pipeline to develop local leaders to run for office. We are part of a national strategy to transform our country from the ground up, taking back our City Councils, our State House, and the federal government one seat at a time.
For 20+ years, Neighbor to Neighbor Action Fund has brought unique leadership, strategy, and vision to the political landscape.
N2N Action Fund burst onto the scene in 2000, when we elected State Representative Jim Leary with the largest-ever margin of victory against an incumbent in Massachusetts history. We sent shock waves through the State House and have been at it ever since.
Each year, we build a massive base of volunteers and voters across the state and, in the process, create a pipeline of deep leadership running from the local to the state and national levels. We are training local leaders to run, win, and govern, supporting them and holding them accountable to the new majority’s agenda each step of the way.
There are 3 stages to the candidate pipeline:
- Joining a chapter & getting engaged in the issues
- Learning how to run & win a campaign
- Learning to govern
Victories: What We’ve Won
Three N2N Members Elected and Re-Elected
Three N2N members elected (and re-elected) to office: Zaida Govan (Ward 8 City Councilor, Springfield), Victor Davila (Ward 6 City Councilor, Springfield), and Jose Maldonado Velez (At-Large City Councilor, Holyoke).
Progressives and Allies Win in Key Cities
Elected progressives and allies in key cities, including Jared Nicholson (Mayor, Lynn), Joshua Garcia (Mayor, Holyoke), Kocayne Givner (City Councilor, Holyoke), and Etel Haxhiaj, Khrystian King, and Thu Nguyen (City Councilors, Worcester).
Adam Gomez elected to State Senate
N2N Action Fund member Adam Gomez defeated five-term incumbent Sen. James T. Welch during the September Democratic primary. On Tuesday, he secured 28,965 votes in an uncontested race. Adam is the first Afro-Latino to represent the district, and the first Puerto Rican to be elected in Massachusetts.
Victor Davila wins Ward 6 Springfield City Council seat
Neighbor to Neighbor Action Fund endorsed candidate, Victor Davila, wins Ward 6 City Council race in Springfield.
Adam Gomez elected to Springfield City Council
N2N Action Fund member Adam Gomez made his first run for City Council & won with 55% of the vote. In Lynn, Maria Carrasco won her 3rd term on the School Committee and Marven Hyppolite, another member, ran for City Council, increasing turnout in his district by 160%.
Re-elected State Reps Mary Keefe & Aaron Vega
We had 6,500 conversations with voters to build progressive power and re-elect State Representatives Mary Keefe in Worcester and Aaron Vega of Holyoke, both champions for the New Majority.
Elected New Slate of Champions Across MA
To City Council, we elected Orlando Ramos in Springfield, Hilda Ramirez in Worcester & Ayanna Pressley in Boston. We also re-elected Mayor Alex Morse in Holyoke, Lynn School Committee member Maria Carrasco, and Worcester Mayor Joe Petty.
Elected Elizabeth Warren to U.S. Senate
We ran the largest electoral operation of any community organization in the state to swing the election for Elizabeth Warren. We also elected 2 new champions to the House of Representatives: Aaron Vega of Holyoke & Mary Keefe in Worcester.
Elected Maria Carrasco to Lynn School Committee
We elected N2N Action Fund member, Maria Carrasco, to Lynn School Committee, making her the first Latina ever to serve in Lynn city government.
Elected Jim Leary as Worcester State Rep.
We elected Jim Leary as Worcester State Representative & won the largest margin of victory against an incumbent in leadership in Massachusetts history, sending shock waves through the State House.