Honoring Rev. Howard Haywood with Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Thank you to lead sponsors Rep. Ruth Balser, Rep. Kay Khan, Shawn Fitzgibbons and Frank Wolpe.

Monday
Sep222014

Newton Dems Weekend of Action: Sat, Coord Canvass, Sun, Org meeting with JKIII and Canvass!

Newton is a key city for the Democrats - we need to make sure we reach out to voters about the Coakley-Kerrigan campaign and the additional Dems on the ticket this year. We're grassroots - we know it is key to talk to people one on one. Please join us this weekend!

Coordinated Canvass
Saturday, October 27, 10:30 AM

Newton HQ-360 Watertown St, Newton
Please join - walk lists, lit, scripts, training will all be provided!
Click here to sign up! 

Organizing meeting with Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Followed by canvassing and lawn sign assembly

Doors open at 11:30 AM
Meeting at noon, canvass launch at 1 pm
Click here to sign up! 

Wednesday
Sep172014

Vote No on Question 1 This November

We’ve all driven on roads and bridges in this state that could use some serious updating and fixing. In Newton alone there are seven structurally deficient bridges.

Problem bridges in Newton

That’s in addition to half the bridges in Massachusetts that are already structurally deficient (map). It’s hard to believe that there are some people who think this is not a problem. There is a question on this November’s ballot that if passed, would take away the funds needed to improve our streets, bridges and could put the public’s safety at risk and our transportation infrastructure in jeopardy.

But the Committee For Safe Roads and Bridges is fighting hard to make sure Question 1 does not pass, and they need our help. Consider some of these facts:

  • According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than half of all bridges in the state are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete – ranking us second-worst among the 50 states.
  • There are 27 bridges that have been closed because they are unsafe and another 447 that can only carry reduced traffic loads.
  • One out of five major roadways in the state is classified as being in poor condition.

Sign up here and to help the Committee for Safe Roads and Bridges defeat Question 1. To learn more about why these funds are so important to keeping roads safe and in good condition go here.

Wednesday
Sep172014

Coordinated Campaign: Opportunities to Help!

Please mark your calendars for two important upcoming events!

Newton HQ and Canvassing Kickoff
With Mass Dems Party Chair Tom McGee and Representative Ruth Balser
10:30 am on Saturday, September 20
Coordinated HQ - 360 Watertown Street, Newton 

Coordinated Campaign Regional Strategy Meeting and Canvass
With the Joe Kennedy for Congress Campaign Team
12 noon to 1 pm on Sunday, September 28
And then canvass at noon!
Coordinated HQ - 360 Watertown Street, Newton 

Tuesday
Sep162014

Great Chance to Support Martha for Gov with Elizabeth Warren on Friday

If you can donate, please consider attending a reception in Boston on Friday featuring the Senator and candidate for Governor Martha Coakley!

Saturday
Sep132014

NDCC Makes Endorsements on MA Ballot Initiatives, City Equal Rights Law

During their September 11 general meeting the NDCC voted to endorse on MA ballot initiatives and urges all voters to:

  • Vote No on Question 1 (gas tax)
  • Vote Yes on 2 (bottle bill)
  • Yes on 4 (earned sick leave)!

We also endorsed City of Newton ordinance to include transgender people in Newton equal rights law. Thanks to all who participated.

Friday
Sep122014

Sept 20: Coordinated Campaign Kickoff Canvass Event with MDP Chair Tom McGee, Rep. Balser

Please join the Newton Dems with Mass Dems Party Chair Tom McGee, State Representative Ruth Balser and other elected leaders as we kick off the first official canvass for the coordinated campaign!

  • Saturday, September 20, 10:30 am
  • Newton Coordinated HQ, 360 Watertown Street, Newton (map
  • Questions or to sign up contact the Newton Dems at newtondems@gmail.com
Wednesday
Sep102014

Congratulations to our nominees

Congratulations to Martha Coakley, Steve Kerrigan, Maura Healey, Deb Goldberg, Marian Ryan and Marilyn Pettiito Devaney for winning their respective primary elections yesterday!