CCA has focused on the issues of the town

While those associated with the local political parties have focused on CCA, CCA has focused on the issues of the town

The leadership of the Charlestown Democratic Party may have changed, but its tactics and focus remain the same. In the days since the November election, its only action has been to attack the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) on one small, technical issue.

In the same time period, the CCA organized citizens to write and call our congressional delegation to defeat federal legislation that would have made a casino or other unregulated development possible in Charlestown.

Since the November election, the CCA has added to our 700-plus article news archive at charlestowncitizens.org/pull-news-reports, 33 new links to news stories on local and national issues that affect Charlestown. We have sent 38 new messages to our e-mail list with local news, events or issues. We have allowed our 1,000-plus member e-mail list to engage in lively e-mail debates about beach pavilions and federal Indian policy.

At our Community Bulletin Board at charlestowncitizens.org/events, we have posted over 100 local events in the 70 days since the election. We even created a new page tracking Town Council votes at charlestowncitizens.org/tcvotes/. While those associated with the local political parties have focused on CCA, CCA has focused on the issues of the town. For CCA, it has been a busy and productive 70 days.

In the days ahead, Charlestown will face decisions that affect our environment and long-term finances. No one can stop others from continuing to attack CCA, but it’s clear that for CCA, Charlestown’s environment, future tax rate and quality of life will be our focus.

Bernice Krantz