Samara O'Shea

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The Results are In…

Friday, November 10th, 2017

…and I did not win. I am disappointed but not defeated. I received 1,594 votes and my opponent received 1,684 votes. I lost by only 90 votes! I’m glad to have come so close. In good news: The 3 commissioner candidates I was running with won. The township I live in has its first democratic majority (4 out of 5 commissioners) in the township’s history. Thank you President Trump =).

I am grateful for this experience. Going door to door. Making phone calls. Meetings in church basements. Hashtag democracy! Proud to be one of the many women who stepped up to the plate. I might even run again for something someday. For now, I’m going to rest well into the New Year.

Wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving and stress-free holiday season to all!

5 Calls

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Two weeks ago I downloaded the free app 5 Calls (just like Michael Moore told me to :). I’ve called senators Toomey and Casey every day since. This app makes it insanely easy! The app gives you a script (you choose the issues important to you) and dials the number. If the line is busy, the app provides alternate office numbers for your senators. My fellow citizens, please consider this. Now is not the time for complacency!