• Ward 4 is Our Village!

    Ward 4 is Our Village!

    There's no stopping us when we work together. Closed mouths don't get fed. What do we need? What do want? What are the things that will make our communities better? What are the quality of life issues that seem like they should be non-ssues? I want to know what makes your eyes roll when our local leaders and service directors decide how this city will move forward.

    Voting Day is November 2,2021
    Email me!: Kocayne4Holyoke@gmail.com
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  • Local politics at their best! Kocayne4Holyoke@gmail.com

    Local politics at their best! Kocayne4Holyoke@gmail.com

    Who says getting involved has to be stuffy and boring?! It doesn't have to be. It all starts right where you are, with the people you live next to. The best things we can do for each other include being kind and available. I've been so impressed with Holyoke's initiatives and progression as of late. I think many of my neighbors will be pleasantly surprised as they get to know one another, and our changing city. We deserve this progress!

    Have you been to a City Council meeting? If not, why not? This is your city. Come listen in to see what decisions are being made on your behalf. Who knows, you might even find some causes that peak your curiosity and have a direct effect on you and your family.
    https://www.holyoke.org/departments/public-meetings/

    Just a little sampling of things happening through progressive actions in your city:
    -Public pool is open!
    -Fiber optic internet is being considered as an option for us all!
    -Community relations policing board is being established
    -Working on tax rate stabilization through economic development.
    (Notice all the new businesses popping up?!)
    -Indigenous Peoples Day has been adopted in place of Columbus day!
    -Juneteenth is a recognized holiday!
    -Transparency and accessibility at City Hall through bilingual availability of all city business.
    -Farmers Market is back, now on Canal street!

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  • Donate a little so that we can do a lot!

    Donate a little so that we can do a lot!

    Its happening!
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  • I'm confirmed and have a new email address! Kocayne4Holyoke@gmail.com

    I'm confirmed and have a new email address! Kocayne4Holyoke@gmail.com

    It's official, I'll be on the ballot! As we begin to approach this election season, please take a moment to ensure that your vote will count. There's nothing more frustrating than realizing that you are no longer registered or that you are not quite sure which voting location is yours. The only way we can ensure adequate representation on our council is by turning out in droves! I know it's not a federal holiday yet, but I hope you will take the time to make sure your voice is heard. Are you registered? Do you need to register? Are you unsure? No problem. Here are a few sites to help you figure that out, along with important dates to add to our calendars, as well as a list of representation outside of Holyoke:)

    Register to vote:
    https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/
    Find your Voting location:
    https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema//bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

    -Last Day to Register for Preliminary Election September 1, 2021
    -Preliminary Election September 21, 2021
    -Last Day to Register November Election October 13, 2021
    -Election Day! November 2, 2021

    Not quite sure who represents you outside of Holyoke? Well, here ya go!
    Your elected officials are:
    Statewide office holders for the Commonwealth:
    Governor: CHARLES D. BAKER
    Lieutenant Governor: KARYN E. POLITO
    Secretary: WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN
    Auditor: SUZANNE M. BUMP
    Treasurer: DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG
    Attorney General: MAURA HEALEY
    U.S. Senator: ELIZABETH A. WARREN
    U.S. Senator: EDWARD J. MARKEY

    District Representatives:
    Congressional: RICHARD E. NEAL
    State Senate: JOHN C. VELIS
    State Representative: PATRICIA A. DUFFY
    Governor's Council: MARY E. HURLEY
    District Attorney: ANTHONY D. GULLUNI

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  • Signatures!!!!!

    Signatures!!!!!

    Guess what ya'll!!!!! Too bad City Hall is closed:/ I so wanted to hand these in this morning!!!! On a VERY positive note, City Hall is closed in observance of Juneteenth!!!! Now that's really somethin'!

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  • Pushing for the last few needed signatures!

    Pushing for the last few needed signatures!

    Getting so close to confirmation thanks to everyone who has traded their signature for an explanation of my name, and of course an understanding of my thoughts on how to keep the momentum as ward 4 councilor. Trust and believe that your signature makes a difference. Stop by and sign if you can! And of course, inbox me if you'd like an introduction:) I'm happy to answer your questions and commit to addressing your community related concerns:)

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  • Nice meeting you Israel!

    Nice meeting you Israel!

    Thanks for introducing me to more of my neighbors at one of your Mayoral campaign kick off events Rebecca Lisi!!!

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  • Cleanup organized by OneHolyoke CDC!

     Cleanup organized by OneHolyoke CDC!

    It's so easy to throw our trash in receptacles. Oh wait, what receptacles? We need more trash cans on the corners of our highly pedestrian city. Do the chain restaurants in your city add more than tax revenue? I think chains would be doing communities and themselves a service by sponsoring cleanups and adding trash cans throughout the communities they serve! It's time we hold one another accountable for the beautification and quality of life in our awesome city of Holyoke!

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  • Allow me to introduce myself!!!

    Libby Hernandez has endorsed me for this important city role! I hope you will too! Special thanks to our young, talented camera woman, Mega!

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  • Kocayne for Ward 4!

    Kocayne for Ward 4!

    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I announce my intention to translate the needs of Ward 4 residents in order to represent us all on Holyoke's City Council! But first, signatures:) I will be wandering around our neighborhoods Friday afternoon with hopes of meeting and chatting with you. Please feel free to inbox me if you have questions or would like to bring anything specific to my attention. I am so excited for this journey and look forward to continuing the work of Libby Hernandez and others, who have made me feel heard and valued as a Holyoke resident since the 90's. Can't wait to meet ya! Feel free to contact me at kocayne@kocayne.com, or use this link https://kocayne.us/contact.html ~Koco

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