Monday
Mar302015

Make calls to activists for April 14 Living Wage Rally

Join the fight for $15 per hour - join fellow activists from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 7 at 125 Westchester Rd at a phone bank to increase participation in an April 14 Rally. Learn more by clicking the image below. 

Wednesday
Mar182015

Cancelled: No Phone Bank for Jason today

The event below has been cancelled - sorry for any confusion

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Please join fellow Democrats to help make calls for Jason Palitsch for State Representative. Jason has the strong endorsement of leaders like Steve Grossman, AG Maura Healey, DNC Member Kate Donague and others - he is running for an open seat that was recently vacated by a Republican.

Saturday, March 28, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
300 Homer Street, Newton MA
RSVP: shawn@newtondems.org 

There is a real chance to pick up a Democratic seat in the Massachusetts Legislature and we want to help GOTV in this special election where votes are cast on Tuesday, March 31. Jason is a school committee member in Shrewsbury and a member of the Democratic State Committee. He's a great candidate who we want to help put to work in the State House in Boston! Please come join and make calls. 

Sunday
Mar152015

MA budget analysis by NDCC Secretary Robert Fitzpatrick

Read the article here - great and thoughtful piece.

Sunday
Mar152015

Newton Democratic Caucus Details Announced

On Thursday, NDCC members voted to approve a date of Sunday, June 7 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for the 2015 Democratic Caucus. The Caucus will be held at Newton South High School for all of 8 Newton Democratic Wards. Any Newton resident who was registered to vote as a Democrat as of January 31 of this year is encouraged to participate. The public is welcome as well to observe the process of electing delegates to the 2015 Democratic State Convention on September 19 in Springfield. 

Monday
Mar022015

NDCC General Meeting on March 12 with Steve Kerrigan

General meeting announcement: March 12, 7:30 pm

NDCC Members and members of the public:
 
Please join the Newton Democratic City Committee's first quarterly general meeting of 2015 on Thursday, March 12 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Women's Workshop at 72 Columbus Street in Newton Highlands. All ward committee members are encouraged to attend, participate in the discussion and vote on proceedings.

We are honored that Steve Kerrigan will join us to thank you for your hard work in 2014 and to talk with us about the future of Democratic activism in Massachusetts. We will also seek to formalize a date (Sun., June 7) for the 2015 Democratic Caucus and discuss the movie Selma. The full agenda is below. We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Sincerely,
Shawn Fitzgibbons and Sharon Stout
NDCC

NDCC General Meeting: Thursday, March 12, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Women’s Club, 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands MA

Agenda

Call of the roll/Sign in (7:30)

Approval of minutes (click here to view) of the previous meeting (7:35 pm)

Reports of officers, ward and standing committees (7:40 pm)

  • Treasurer’s report
  • NDCC 2015 General Meeting Schedule (6/4, 9/10 and 12/3)
  • State, Ward and NDCC subcommittee Reports
    • Discussion of the movie Selma following Feb. NDCC movie night

Announcements:

Recognition of new ward committee members (8:00 pm)

Unfinished business (none)

New business (8:00 pm)

  • Resolution to thank Steve Linsky for his service to Newton
  • Motion for the NDCC to donate to Jason Palitsch for State Representative campaign
  • Motion to approve Sunday, June 7, 3-6 pm for 2015 Newton Democratic Caucus

Closure of official business (8:15 pm)

Discussion with Steve Kerrigan, 2014 Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts about the future Democratic activism in Massachusetts

Next general meeting: 

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands
Friday
Feb202015

Ward 2 Dems Meeting on March 1: Honoring Steve Linsky

Thursday
Feb192015

March 2: Conversations with the Commonwealth MA Senate Tour

All are invited to participate in a listening tour organized by Senate President Stan Rosenberg with our own Senator Cindy Creem at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 2 at Newton North High School. To learn more about the purpose of the tour, please watch the video and read the press release below!

PRESS RELEASE ON PUBLIC FORUM AT NEWTON NORTH HS:

The public is invited to join State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) and other Senators next Monday, March 2nd, from 7:00-8:30pm at the Newton North High School cafeteria (located at 457 Walnut Street) for the latest stop on the MA Senate’s “Commonwealth Conversations” Tour.  Members of the public are invited to speak on an issue by signing up, and comments are limited to two minutes to give as many people as possible an opportunity to participate.

Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D- Amherst) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R- Gloucester) have tasked all Senate members with assembling regional days to highlight and showcase their districts and to bring the State House to local communities. They, along with Senator Creem and Metro-West colleagues (Senators Richard Ross, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, James Eldridge, and Karen Spilka) will be attending a full day of events with business and community leaders from Plainville to Lowell, ending with this public forum in Newton. 

These tours allow Senators to hear directly from the public, learn more about the issues of other districts and better understand the needs of the Commonwealth.  Every Senator is also attending events in other districts.