Honoring Rev. Howard Haywood with Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Thank you to lead sponsors Senator Cindy Creem, Rep. Ruth Balser, Rep. Kay Khan, Shawn Fitzgibbons, Maria Manning, Sharon Stout, Lynne Sweet and Tom Rezendes and Frank Wolpe.


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 amanda@joekennedyforcongress.com 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: 

Volunteer Summit This Weekend


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! 


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!