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Wenham & Hamilton Residents Form "Enough Is Enough" Committee

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

A large, and growing group of residents from the Massachusetts towns of Hamilton and Wenham have recently formed a Political Action Committee under the name ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (EIE).

Six weeks before the town elections in Hamilton and Wenham in May 2008, Jim Kent, a Hamilton resident, wrote a letter to the editors of the Hamilton/Wenham Chronical and the Salem News asking for citizen participation in a group aimed at defeating the $1.8 million school funding override.   A group got together and decided to call themselves "Enough is Enough", a battle cry to stop the budget busting pending override.

It was an exciting six weeks, with members walking the streets talking to neighbors, volunteers making signs, helping elders with absentee ballots, writing letters to the editor and distributing flyers.

In a very close election, the override was passed, in Hamilton by only 35 votes.  Even with the defeat of their objective, EIE believed that the election result was a tremendous accomplishment considering the short time frame of the group effort.  Most importantly, the group became very cohesive and fast friends.  Over 100 people contributed in some way.

In June of 2008, Enough is Enough reorganized as a political action committee.  Jim Kent, the founder, is now co-chair along with Robert Sica.  The group's leadership also includes Elizabeth Dunbar as Secretary, and Ed Howard as Treasurer.  Several key committees have been formed with many volunteers actively at work.

A website has been launched to provide important information to the citizens of the two towns and the committee is hard at work on activities that will strengthen town government and provide cost effective services to all of the citizens.

View the website at: http://www.EnoughIsEnoughHW.org

Respectfully submitted by Jay Burnham