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Call for Canvassing Volunteers in Ward 5: Reach Out to Less Active Democratic Voters

There are so many great candidates in this year's Democratic Primary, it's hard for a supporter to know which one to work for. Well, how about all of them? Remember how John Walsh kept suggesting that our ward committees go out and talk to some of our less active voters? With such a great slate in the primary, this is the perfect time to do that! 

Herb Robinson and other Ward 5 members will be organizing an effort to do that in Ward 5. In order to have something positive to talk about when we visit the voters, the plan is to gather literature from all 22 candidates in the primary and deliver it to the less active voters to see how many of them we get out for the primary and the general election. This is a candidate neutral effort: We will NOT be promoting specific candidates nor will we be gathering IDs for any primary races.
We would like to know how many people would be interested in canvassing for this effort (starting mid­august through the primary). We are also looking for a few people to help collate literature and someone who has a large table we can use for an evening (second week of August). If you would like to help out, please send an e­mail to Ward5Canvass@herbierobinson.com.  

Momentum builds for joint NDCC-Mass Dems happy hour and 'roots raiser in support of the coordinated campaign

Please join us! A great group has formed to make sure Newton can do its part to support the critically-important coordinated campaign. We need hosts ... we need five-dollar donors! (Donate in advance on line here.) Let us know if you can help. And please attend no matter what! 



Update from Representative Kay Khan

Dear Friends - I would like to begin by dedicating this newsletter to my husband Nasir Khan, who was my greatest supporter, and whose unexpected and untimely death in April was a tremendous loss for me and my family.  We are fortunate to live in such a caring community, and I wish to take this opportunity to thank so many of you who have been incredibly supportive these last few months. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the work I've been doing throughout this busy time on Beacon Hill, which includes some legislative successes.  

For many years, I have sponsored a bill to prohibit the shackling of pregnant inmates and more recently, a bill to allow police retirees in the City of Newton to work special details, which were both passed and signed into law by the Governor.  I have also been working on getting the Auburndale Commuter Rail Accessibility Project to 100% design, and MassDOT has recently committed to finish the design phase, an important step toward the construction of this vital transit development.

I hope you’ll take a moment to catch up on what I’ve been working on. 

Representative Kay Khan


Joe Kennedy Visibility in Newton Centre Sat 7/26

Join Team Kennedy's Viz Weekend!

Come meet other volunteers and supporters as we hold signs in support of Joe's re-election campaign, at a location near you, next Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and 27th!
  • Medway on Saturday at the intersection of Holliston Street and Route 109 from 10am-1pm
  • Newton Centre on Saturday from 11am- 2pm (Beacon and Centre)
  • Fall River on Saturday at the intersection of President Ave and Elsbree Street. from 11am-2pm
  • Sharon on Sunday in front of Angel's Cafe from 9am-noon
  • Attleboro on Sunday at the intersection of  North/South Main Street from 11am-2pm.
For questions and to RSVP, Contact James Cody at Joe Kennedy for Congress HQ 617-306-1773

Attention students, recent grads: we're now accepting applications for fall internship program

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NDCC Announces Schedule of General Meetings

The Newton Democratic City Committee will hold four general meetings per year. The agenda and location will be sent out two weeks or more before the meeting. The dates for the next four meetings are below. Please mark your calendars!

  • Thursday, September 11, 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Thursday, December 4, 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Thursday, March 12, 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Thursday, June 4, 7:30 to 9 pm 

Please note: These general meetings will be held in tandem with the NDCC Executive Committee meetings - in essense the NDCC has opened participation in four of its Executive Committee meetings to all members and interested Democrats. This is to give more members a voice in the day-to-day workings of the NDCC. 


Save the Date: Tuesday, August 5 - NDCC Summer Happy Hour and Roots Raiser with Auditor Suzanne Bump

Co-Hosts: Senator Cindy Creem, Representatives Ruth Balser and Kay Khan and Mayor Setti Warren, Shawn Fitzgibbons, Chris Steele and Emily Prenner, Herb Robinson, Allan Cole

Sponsors: Susan Davidoff, Hannah Banks and Howard Shrut, Bryan and Claudia Barash, Carol Fernandez, Frank and Abby Wolpe 

If there is one thing we Newton Dems know it is that we need to do everything possible to keep MA blue this fall. That is why the NDCC is holding it's third annual summer happy hour and roots raiser to benefit the Mass Dems coordinated campaign. We're grateful that Auditor Suzanne Bump will join us, and we anticipate other State elected officials and Democratic Party leaders for this event which will help ensure we have the resources to win this fall.

  • NDCC Happy Hour and Roots Raiser for the Coordinated Campaign with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Tuesday, August 5, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Mick Morgan's pub, 118 Needham St in Newton.
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