Coakley versus Baker on the issues: Its no contest

Click here for the full comparison! Print it out, take it with you as you canvass. 


Newton Fundraising Program Underway! Three great events coming up, three great chances to help with funding

Coakley-Kerrigan fundraiser with special guest Treasurer Steve Grossman on October 20 at Rep. Ruth Balser's home - click here for details. See below for summary!

Maura Healey for AG fundraiser on October 16 - click here for details.

Deb Goldberg for Treasurer fundraiser on October 21 - click here for details.


Newton Field Program Underway - Please Sign Up To Help

The Coordinated Campaign has put together a full schedule of weekly canvasses and phone banks from HQ in Nonantum and 30 Chase Street in Newton Centre through October. Now is the time to help - the race is close and the field can win the election for the Democratic Party this fall. Click here to see the full schedule - see the upcoming events below and sign up to help!

Upcoming phone banks and canvasses:

  • Newton Makes Calls for Coakley & the Coordinated Campaign
    October 9th, 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    30 Chase St, Newton Center
    Click here to sign up

  • Newton Knocks on Doors for Martha Coakley & Coordinated Campaign
    October 11th, 2014, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Coordinated office, 360 Watertown Street, Newton
    Click here to sign up

  • Newton Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley & Coordinated Campaign
    October 12th, 2014, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Coordinated office, 360 Watertown Street, Newton
    Click here to sign up

  • Newton Hubdials Sunday for Coakley Coordinated Campaign
    October 12th, 2014, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    30 Chase St, Newton Center
    Click here to sign up

2014 Brunch, A Fantastic Event: Thank you to speakers, volunteers, attendees!


Brunch: Schedule, and our Honoree

Click here to respond and RSVP if you haven't already. It's not too late to get a ticket in advance. Below please find the schedule for the event on Sunday. We're expecting a large crowd and great speakers who will energize us for campaign 2014, and recognize the legacy of activism in civil rights and social justice of Reverend Howard Haywood.  

  • Sunday, October 5, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, American Legion Post 440 295 California Street in Newton. Please click here for details.
  • Schedule: 11:30 am - doors open, 12:00 noon - event formally begins and food is served, 12:45 pm - speaking program begins with Congressman Kennedy, Chairman McGee, Mayor Warren and Reverend Haywood
    1:15 pm speaking program ends, 2:30 pm - event ends

Reverend Howard Haywood

Rev. Howard Haywood is Pastor Emeritus of the historic Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton after serving as pastor for 24 years. Over these years Rev. Haywood has guided the church through continued years of growth in membership and outreach programs. Under his leadership an addition was built on the church and the parsonage was converted into two family units.

Myrtle has led the Newton community in raising funds to help rebuild a church in Arkansas that was destroyed in the southern church burnings and supplying food, clothing and Christmas gifts to the victims of hurricane Katrina. The church was also the originator of the annual Citywide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration.
Rev. Haywood has been active throughout the years in many community organizations including the Council on Aging, The Foundation for Racial, Religious and Ethnic Harmony, Newton Community Development Foundation, Board of the YMCA, Newton Clergy Association, Board of the Newton Boys and Girls Club, and the Newton Human Rights Commission in 2005 he was awarded the City’s Human Rights Award. Myrtle has truly been a community church hosting the local Meals on Wheels program, the Newton Head Start program for a number of years, training programs for Evercare Hospice.
Rev. Haywood has worked in the construction industry for over 50 years starting out in the trades as a bricklayer and currently holds the position of principle Engineer at S E A Consultants, Inc. of Cambridge. He retired from the MBTA in 2001 after a 24-year career in the Design and Construction Department where he held the position of Assistant general Manager of Design and Construction where he oversaw the Authorities $500,000,000 capital improvement program.
Howard has been married for 47 years to Karen (Evans) Haywood, who he grew up with, in their beloved “village.” Karen’s family like Howard’s has a long and distinguished history in Newton in fact her ancestors were founding members of Myrtle Baptist Church. They were blessed with three children Georgianna (deceased) Kristen Smith and Howard Jr. both of Newton. They have three granddaughters Julia Haywood, Zoë Smith, Carmen Velez-Haywood and a great grandson Giovanni Morales.

Coordinated Volunteer Recruitment Phone Bank Thursday and Canvass on Sunday

Please join fellow volunteers at the Newton Democratic Coordinated Campaign office for the following activities THIS WEEK:

Volunteer Recruitment Cell Phone Bank: We will be recruiting volunteers for upcoming canvasses and events throughout the district

Thursday, October 2nd
5:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton Coordinated Office
360 Watertown Street, Newton

Joe Kennedy for Congress and Coordinated Campaign Canvass:

Sunday, October 5th
Check in at 2:30 pm, Canvass begins at 3:00 pm

Newton Coordinated Office
360 Watertown Street, Newton

Please RSVP to Amanda Bernardo or 617-306-1773 for any additional information or questions!


Earned Sick Leave Campaign House Party on Tuesday

As many of you know, over 900,000 workers in Massachusetts have no earned sick leave for themselves, their spouses, or their children.  But after a year of organizing across the state, Raise Up MA has put the question on the ballot this Election Day.

On Tuesday September 30, Progressive Newton is hosting an informal house party to learn more about Ballot Question 4 (to ensure workers and their families earned sick leave) and to help plan the last five weeks of the campaign.
At the home of Phyllis Kirschner
20 Gralynn Rd.
Newton Center
(off of Waverly and one block north of Ward St.)
6:30 - 8:00 pm
This is one of many house parties the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition will be holding across the state on Tuesday night. For more information, please call me at 617-448-6281. To RSVP click on this link: