News & updates

Candidate Town Hall on YouTube

October 18, 2023

The Progressive Blueprint for Greenfield hosted our candidate town hall at the John Zon Community Center on October 17th, 2023. Thank you so much to all the candidates who participated and to all the community members who came out! If you missed it or want to revisit the evening, check out Greenfield Community Television’s recording of the live event: The participants included: School Committee Candidates: Ann Childs and Stacey Sexton. (Amy Proietti and Marina Leonovich declined to participate. ...

Candidate town hall October 17!

October 8, 2023

The Progressive Blueprint for Greenfield is hosting a candidate town hall at the John Zon Community Center on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 from 7-9pm. Come connect with the candidates for School Committee, City Councilor At-Large, and Assessor! Attendees will have the chance to submit questions for candidates and hear their stances on key issues facing the city and its residents. RSVP & Invite your friends and neighbors using the Facebook event link ...

Candidate responses published!

October 2, 2023

At long last, we have now published candidates’ responses to our questionnaire! For more information and to read the responses, see the questionnaire page here.

My Turn - Election an opportunity for change

September 2, 2023

Published in the Greenfield Recorder on September 1, 2023. By Marianna Ritchey. Greenfield is a beautiful city with a lot of potential. It is also a low-income city. Many residents struggle to afford food and housing; our school budgets face perpetual cuts (and a looming cliff in 2024-25 when pandemic aid ends); and much of our important infrastructure is in dire need of updating. Just as with cities across the U. ...

Questionnaire goes to candidates!

August 17, 2023

We’re pleased to announce that our questionnaire is finished and heading out to candidates today! You can preview the questionnaire on Google Docs here. This version of the questionnaire includes all questions in all categories, which is the version of the questionnaire we are sending to candidates for mayor and city council. School committee candidates and assessor candidates have shorter questionnaires tailored to their offices. What’s next? # Tell candidates you want to know where they stand! ...

Interview with organizers on WHMP

August 1, 2023

Organizers from the Progressive Blueprint were interviewed for WHMP’s Panorama radio show and podcast in July, and the episode is now available online. If you’ve wondered, what’s the deal with this platform? What problems is it trying to solve? How’s Greenfield government doing anyway? then this is a great listen. Panorama, July 21 - Progressive Blueprint for Greenfield

Blueprint in the news

July 14, 2023

This week our group was featured in both The Shoestring and The Greenfield Recorder. Read the articles on those websites for more information! “A ‘Progressive Blueprint’ for Greenfield,” The Shoestring, 7/13/23 “We really hope that this is the beginning of members of the community saying what we want from our town government and figuring out how to get it,” Jon Magee, a member of the Greenfield People’s Budget and an organizer of the Progressive Blueprint, told The Shoestring at the event. ...

Join us on the common Saturday, 7/8!

July 7, 2023

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, July 8, at 10am on the Greenfield common for a short press conference. We’ll stay til noon, so please come meet us and chat, pick up a copy of the platform, add your hopes for Greenfield to our Dream Jar, and volunteer for future tabling and canvassing! Hope to see you there.

Press release - platform launch

June 29, 2023

Grassroots groups launch progressive platform for Greenfield elections # Greenfield, MA – Building on years of grassroots efforts to address community concerns, local progressive groups have released a comprehensive policy platform aimed at making Greenfield more affordable, inclusive, and responsive to its residents’ needs and concerns. Organizers of the platform will hold a short press conference at 10am on Saturday, July 8, on the Greenfield common. The group welcomes interested volunteers to sign up and join the effort, in person or through their website. ...

Launching the platform

June 11, 2023

Welcome to our website! We’re eager to share this platform with the Greenfield community and build on the excellent work that so many of our neighbors have been doing, across many domains, to make Greenfield a better place.