James Hugh Powers, Needham’s Longest-Serving Town Meeting Member

“The Town Meetings of New England were where the American Revolution was born,” said Powers. “When the moderator brings his gavel down and calls the Town Meeting to order, he’s also reconvening the American Revolution.”

Town Meeting, he said, has a duty to stand up for the rights of the people.

“I feel like the Ole Man Mose. You have to be the fellow who speaks out from the cave, and says,

‘This is your tradition, live up to it.’”

–J. H. Powers, as quoted in The Boston Globe on our “Citizens United” resolution before Town Meeting

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