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. 

Sunday
Feb152015

March 12: NDCC General Meeting with guest Steve Kerrigan

The NDCC announces its first general meeting of 2015: Thursday, March 12, 7:30 pm at the Women's Club, 72 Columbus Street in Newton Highlands. All are welcome. We are honored to welcome special guest Steve Kerrigan who will talk with us about Democratic priorities in 2015 and beyond. 

Have something you would like to add to the agenda for this meeting? Email shawn@newtondems.org. 

The NDCC holds four quarterly general meetings per year. The remaining three meetings have been scheduled and will be held at the Women's Club. See www.newtondems.org/events for more information. 

Saturday
Feb072015

2015 Democratic Caucuses

The Massachusetts Democratic Party has announced the 2015 Caucus window to be May 2 through June 28th. The NDCC is currently looking at two dates for the Newton Caucus: Sunday, May 31, late afternoon, or Sunday, June 7, late afternoon. Feedback on dates for the Newton Caucus is welcomed - email newtondems@gmail.com with any suggestions or concerns.

Monday
Feb022015

Help add a Dem to the MA House: Feb 26 Newton Event for Jason Palitsch for State Rep

Please join hosts:

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Steve Grossman, State Senator Cindy Creem, State Representatives Ruth Balser and Kay Khan, Shawn Fitzgibbons and the Newton Democratic City Committee

Sponsors:

Lynne Sweet and Tom Rezendes

Grassroots supporters: Jane Frantz

For an evening in support of Jason Palitsch for State Representative

Thursday, February 26
7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Social Restaurant and Bar
320 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458
(The restaurant for the Crown Plaza Hotel over the Turnpike - ample, free parking with validation in the hotel garage)

Host: $250 ~ Sponsor: $100 ~ Grassroots Supporter: $25
Email shawn@newtondems.org to sponsor 

Jason Palitsch is a talented, energetic School Committee Member and Democratic State Committee Member from Shrewsbury, MA. He is the only Democrat running for an open seat that was vacated recently by Republican Matt Beaton when he was appointed by Charlie Baker to serve as Energy Secretary. Matt has held the seat since Karyn Polito left it to run for statewide office. Learn more about Jason and his campaign here. Congressman Jim McGovern, our AG Maura Healey, all-star State Committee Member Kate Donague and so many others have already lent their support. Why?

Because we can turn this into a Democratic seat and strengthen our majority in the house.

Dems have helped in New Hampsire. We've helped in Maine, and Ohio, and Florida and so many far flung places. Let's turn our attention to Central Massachusetts and turn a district blue! 

Thursday
Jan292015

NDCC Movie Watch: Selma

At the City of Newton's MLK Day Celebration, spritual leaders called on people to take the time to watch Selma, a movie about African Americans' struggle for voting rights in the 1960's. In the spirit of that MLK Day suggestion and in honor of Black History Month, the NDCC is sponsoring a trip to the Embassy Theater in Waltham to see the 1:00 pm showing of Selma on Sunday, February 8. Please join us to view the film and for a discussion following at the Watch City Brewing Company. If you would like to reserve a discount ticket please email shawn@newtondems.org or call (617) 997-2577.

Wednesday
Jan212015

State of the Union: A bold, progressive vision presented by Obama