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Sheila Murray, Chair

Berkshire Brigades, the countywide Democratic Party Organization, came together in 2004 to elect John Kerry. During that campaign we (1) raised money, (2) held local rallies, (3) worked with local city and town Democratic Committees to send people to New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida and (4) organized local and out-of-state phone calling and letter writing – in short, all the things required in a major campaign. In 2008 and 2010, with the stakes higher than ever, we expanded our role to elect Barack Obama and all Massachusetts Democrats. This year we need to work even harder to reelect President Obama, not only to secure the gains of the last 3 and a half years but also to support President Obama’s efforts to reverse the decline of the Bush years by putting people to work and investing in infrastructure, renewable energy, education, and health care … in short all those things that the Greatest Generation did for us and that we need to do for the next generation.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: To organize our “brigade” of concerned and committed Berkshire Democrats to elect and re-elect Democrats at all levels of government. Our elected officials and candidates are committed to making the changes we need, but they can only do this with your help. We can only bring change if we work together to elect Democratic candidates. Accordingly, Berkshire Brigades is committed to:

·Building the Democratic base in Berkshire County by improving communication, local organization, education, and participation by people of all ages, creeds, color, ethnicity, race and gender

·Organizing Democrats and Independents to support and elect Democratic candidates in Massachusetts

·Working with Democratic organizations in other states to elect Democrats

·Gathering and disseminating information to the general public on critical local, regional, and national issues to promote Democratic principles of fairness, equality, opportunity, and community at all levels of government and civic life

How to Join Berkshire Brigades

You can support President Obama and our state officials by joining Berkshire Brigades. Just email us at:


or contact us by mail at

Berkshire Brigades
55 North Street, Second Floor
Pittsfield, MA 01201

We can be reached as well by telephone at       (413) 358 6626 Office

                                                                                  (413) 822 6218 Mobile