Where's Galvin?

According to the Boston Phoenix (8/3/06) - "... [incumbent Bill] Galvin has ducked [John Bonifaz] on several noteworthy occasions. WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston tried to get the two candidates on together; Galvin took a pass. NECN’s NewsNight with Jim Braude tried as well; Galvin declined. Galvin also skipped a June voting-rights forum sponsored by Mass Citizens for Voting Integrity. And Bonifaz’s request to address the Newton Democratic City Committee was ultimately refused because Galvin refused to participate as well."

Click here to read John's letter challenging Secretary Galvin to a series of debates across Massachusetts.

Bill Galvin is nowhere to be found when it comes to debating John Bonifaz. Galvin currently serves as our chief elections officer, yet he refuses to engage in the most basic part of our democracy -- public debate on the issues. What is he afraid of?

Galvin is the only Democratic candidate in a contested statewide race this year who has, thus far, refused to engage in any debate, despite John's willingness to accept every invitation.

Galvin's repeated debate-dodging is an affront to the voters of Massachusetts. Elections are contests of ideas and candidate debates are critical to informing voters and to encouraging political participation.

The voters of our Commonwealth deserve an open and honest debate on the state of our democracy and the state of our right to vote. John is ready, but ... Where's Galvin?


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