Since 1998 Rich Aucoin has been one of Massachusetts'
busiest antiwar and civil liberties advocates, supporting dozens of local, legislative, congressional, and presidential
campaigns aimed at reducing government abuse of power.
In 2002 Rich was the Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. He ran twice for Waltham
City Council on a platform of taxpayer justice and most recently ran for Board of Health in
Franklin in 2011 on the platform of ending forced fluoride medication
through the town's drinking water.
In addition to government
transparency and accountability, Rich is passionate about restoring peace.
In 2006 he spearheaded a successful legislative ballot measure in the 10th
Middlesex House district which instructed Democratic Representative Peter Koutoujian to sponsor a resolution
demanding Congress bring our troops home from the undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Rich has delivered dozens
of speeches at high schools and colleges across Massachusetts, including the Kennedy School of Government
and the Cambridge School of Weston.
The Advocates for Self Government
twice granted Rich Aucoin the Lights of Liberty award for his commitment to freedom.
Rich lives by the wise words of Rosa Parks in his work towards peace and
justice: "We had no way of knowing that all our hard work and struggle
would eventually pay off; we just kept putting one foot in front of the