By John Lynds
Polls in the New England swing state of New Hampshire are close and Mayor Martin Walsh traveled to New Hampshire recently to flex his political might for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton.
Walsh was joined in New Hampshire by members of East Boston’s Ward I Democratic Committee, which has become more active around the region since the beginning of the Presidential Election. The group spent a recent Saturday canvassing in the Granite State for Clinton, knocking on doors and urging voters to support Clinton over Republican Nominee Donald Trump.
“We need to make sure that we win this office,” Walsh told a New Hampshire crowd. “We can’t just expect to think that Donald Trump is going to implode. I feel deep down inside of me that he can’t be elected president of the United States of America for a whole host of reasons. Number one he doesn’t respect the office. There is a lot at stake in this election. We’ve never had anyone in the history of our country who on day one is able to go into that office and understand what the responsibility of being President of the United States is.”
Walsh is also traveling to Pennsylvania and Ohio to stump for Clinton.
“It was great to see Ward Committee members and other East Boston residents making the trek to New Hampshire to support Hillary Clinton and other New Hampshire candidates,” said Ward I Democratic Committee President Michael Sulprizio. “I would like to thank Mayor Walsh for organizing this canvas and for his leadership during this very important campaign. We will continue to advance the Ward Committee and be active as a group in supporting democratic candidates.”
Rep. Adrian Madaro and his fiancee, Ariel Glantz also joined the Mayor and the Ward I Democratic Committee on the trip.
“This is the most important Presidential Elections in my lifetime,” said Madaro. “We came to New Hampshire to help our fellow democrats swing the state in favor of Secretary Clinton. With a week to go we can not leave anything to chance and have to work hard not only in New Hampshire and Massachusetts but across the country to elect a candidate that shares our values.”
Lydia Edwards, the head of Boston’s Office of Housing Stability added that she was, “Happy to see Ward 1 have such a strong showing in New Hampshire.”
“It really speaks to the organization and growth of the committee over the past year,” said Edwards.
Vice President of the Ward I Democratic Committee, Joseph Ruggiero III said he was proud to support Hillary Clinton.
“It’s important to help any way we can, wherever we can, get the vote out for Hillary Clinton in this important Presidential Election,” said Ruggiero.
Ward I Democratic Committee members join Mayor Martin Walsh in New Hampshire to canvass for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. From left, Cathy Orlando, Gina Fiandaca, Joseph Ruggiero III, Mayor Martin Walsh, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Ariel Glantz, Lydia Edwards, Michael Sulprizio and Jason Ruggiero.