Bruce and I do the same thing every New Year’s Eve: we watch Casablanca for the zillionth time. It’s a movie about love and courage — and also about how people survive, flourish, and fight back. We love it. No matter how you celebrate, have a safe and happy night, and we’ll see you out there in 2018.
Bruce and I loved The Shape of Water, a movie with bad guys, tough women, good vs. evil, and love. But what we loved most of all was seeing at one of our favorite spots: the Capitol Theatre, a classic 1925 movie theater in Arlington, MA that keeps hanging on. All the things we need as we head into 2018.
We had another incredible crowd at Gloucester High School this morning for our last town hall of 2017. I’m deeply grateful for the thousands of people all across MA who have attended our events to speak out and make your voices heard. We make each other stronger.
If we’re going to make real change in this country, we can’t just talk to people who agree with us. So this Thanksgiving, try – just try – to talk to your Fox News-loving brother or uncle. Don’t start the conversation by saying: “That guy you voted for is a…” Talk about an issue that’s important to you, like health care. How it’s really scary that your sister who survived cancer could get priced out of her health care. That you don’t know what would happen if Medicaid wasn’t around to help your cousin’s preemie – or your grandpa who lives in a nursing home. And make sure everyone in your family has health care coverage before the enrollment deadline in your state. I know that it’s a lot tougher to talk to people in-person instead of through tweets or Instagram pics – but it’s powerfully important. #getcovered