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.


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.


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 


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!


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.


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

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!


2014 Brunch on October 5 - Sponsorships, tickets now available

NDCC 2014 Autumn Fundraising Brunch with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III 
honoring Reverend Howard Haywood


(Or scroll down to register now but donate by check
or in-person at the event) 

Featuring: Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III 
and other elected Democratic leaders

Honoring: Reverend Howard Haywood 
Pastor Emeritus, Myrtle Baptist Church

Sunday, October 5, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 440 295 California Street, Nonantum

Your support will help benefit the 2014 Newton Dems Victory Fund which will be critical as we work to re-elect Ed Markey and ensure that all our executive offices in Massachusetts remain blue. Thank you for your support.