NEAL FOR CONGRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 21, 2012
CONTACT: Matt Fenlon 413-624-6325
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democratic Party, and Ben Downing to work out of Neal’s offices
(SPRINGFIELD) Congressman Richard E. Neal opened two campaign headquarters today, one in Springfield and one in Pittsfield. The Springfield office is located at 24 Island Pond Road and the Pittsfield office is located at 274 Waconah Street. While both offices belong to Neal, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign, the Massachusetts Democratic Party and Senator Ben Downing’s campaign will operate out of Neal’s headquarters.
“As we have seen in the past, Democrats are successful when we work together to achieve common goals,” said Neal. “Once I established the locations for my regional campaign headquarters I knew offering Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democratic Party, and Senator Downing the opportunity to join my Springfield and Pittsfield offices would be beneficial to Democrats of the First Congressional District. I look forward to working closely with Elizabeth and continuing the close relationship I have shared with Ben and the Massachusetts Democratic Party.”
“I’m excited to be opening offices in Springfield and Pittsfield and to continue meeting people throughout Western Massachusetts,” said Warren. “I look forward to working with Congressman Neal to address the unique challenges facing the region and to level the playing field for middle class families across the Commonwealth.”
"It’s great to see the grassroots excitement and organizing that Democrats are committed to across Massachusetts,” said Downing, who previously served as an intern in Neal’s Washington Congressional Office. “I'm looking forward to working with the Mass Democratic Party, Congressman Neal, and Elizabeth Warren to make sure the Berkshires help elect leaders committed to fighting for the middle class.”
Neal’s regional campaign headquarters are both situated in residential areas with high traffic. While the Pittsfield office is a short distance from the downtown business district, the Springfield office is located in the heart of the East Forest Park neighborhood which was decimated during last year’s June 1st tornado.
“Winning campaigns are fueled by volunteers with the buzz and excitement created through an active headquarters,” Neal said. “We are fortunate to have campaign offices in prime locations that will enable our volunteers to mobilize and organize effectively.”