Well...that was fun.
To everyone who made it out to the polls yesterday (and/or to Morin’s), we simply cannot thank you enough.
The decisive mandate delivered by the people of Attleboro will echo throughout our community for decades. It will take a long time before we are able to appropriately thank everyone individually who contributed to yesterday’s victory, but we plan to do so.
To the door knockers, endorsers, check signers, letter writers, and everyone else who had a hand in this historic moment for the city, thank you.
To Former Mayor Dumas and the Attleboro Municipal Council for their unequivocal and unwavering support, thank you.
To the residents who warmly greeted our volunteers on the streets and in the neighborhoods with a honk or a thumbs up, thank you.
No one individual gets to define a community or say what we are about. Yesterday, with a strong turnout and in convincing fashion, the people of Attleboro collectively expressed our values and our priorities.
For those who voted “No,” the Attleboro Public Schools and those who advocate on behalf of APS stand ready to earn their trust and confidence. As the superintendent stated last night, the expectations of our school system have now been heightened, and the district will raise its standards to fulfill its new responsibilities.
There will be additional challenges in the months and years ahead. And there will be cynics who doubt our chances of overcoming these challenges. We look forward to those fights.
The Sun Chronicle will have additional media coverage of the campaign in the coming days, including a guest essay from the superintendent this weekend on the implications of yesterday’s landslide. For now, we are going to give your inbox a rest, but we encourage you stay informed and to stay active.
In the next few weeks we will be announcing a “thank you” event for all the volunteers and contributors at another fine Attleboro establishment whose support was invaluable.
Until then, thanks for reading along these past couple months.
See ya soon.