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Welcome 2014 Fall NDCC Interns!

The NDCC is proud to announce four interns who will join our work during the fall, 2014 campaign season.

Welcome to:

  • Victoria Rossi (Lasell College)·        
  • Dennis McCormack (Lasell College)        
  • Emily Murphy (returning intern, BC)
  • Peter Laboy (returning intern, BC)


National Update from former NDCC Chair Priscilla Leith

Primaries took place on Tuesday not only in Massachusetts, but all over New England. Priscilla has all the details ... click here for US House data, and here for the Senate.


Draft Agenda for Sept 11 NDCC General Meeting

DRAFT AGENDA - email suggested items or changes to before Wednesday, September 10

Thursday, September 11, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus Street in Newton Highlands

Call of the roll/Sign in (7:30)

Approval of minutes of the previous meeting (7:35 pm)

Reports of officers, ward and standing committees (7:40 pm)

  • Pausing to remember September 11, 2001

  • Treasurer’s and Finance Subcommittee’s report

  • State Committee, Ward and subcommittee reports

Announcements (7:50 pm)

  • 2014 Autumn Fundraising Brunch (Sharon Stout)

  • Pass Mass Amendment - anti Citizens United effort - details here (Laura Bloise)

Recognition of new ward committee members (8:05 pm)

Unfinished business (8:10 pm)

  • Budget: confirming NDCC campaign 2014 fund expenditures

New business (8:25 pm)

  • Motion to endorse proposed Newton transgender rights amendment (Holly Ryan)

  • Consideration of motions for the NDCC to take positions on 2014 ballot questions

Closure of official business (8:45 pm) followed by:

  • Coordinated Campaign Rally with State Representative Ruth Balser

Next Executive Committee meeting:

  • Thursday, October 2, 7:30 pm, room 209 in Newton City Hall


Opportunities to volunteer with Martha Coakley in Newton

A message from Newton Coakley for Governor coordinator Will Tucker

Our big push at the Coakley campaign is GOTV (saturday the 6th through tuesday the 9th), of course. This is the general link for GOTV sign-up:
We'll be following up with anyone who signs up to set specific shifts.
Also, we're making a push to get lawn signs out and encourage voters to make a plan for how they'll vote the day of the primary. This is the link for lawn sign sign up:
This is the link for voter information:

National Update from former NDCC Chair Priscilla Leith

The national election picture continues to change - Priscilla has all the info you need to get the lay of the land - click here for details on the Senate, House and special elections


Newton for Berwick Volunteer Opportunities

A message from Newton for Berwick volunteer Catherine Willinlger to all interested!
Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the home of Catherine and Andrew Willinger, 125 Westchester Road, Newtonville (near Cabot School)
Our Newton Headquarters starting Thursday will be the home of Rebecca Cohan at 1370 Beacon Street, Waban (near Zervas School).  Our shifts are
Thursday: 5:00-8:00 PM
To register:
Friday: 10:00 AM2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
To register:
Saturday: 10:00 AM1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
​RALLY  6:00 PM in Newton Centre (on Centre Street between Beacon and Langley)​
Sunday: 11:00 AM2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
To register:



Berwick To Rally in Newton Centre on Saturday, September 6

All Berwick supporters and friends are invited to join:

Berwick Newton GOTV Rally

Saturday, September 6th

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Newton Centre Green

1241 Centre St
Newton Center

MA 02459

RSVP here if interested



Volunteer with Warren Tolman for AG in Newton!

Contact Bryan Barash if interested at

Upcoming canvasses:
  • Wednesday, 8/27: 6pm - Launching from 47 Gardner St, Newton, MA
Phone Banks:
  • Sunday & Tuesday evenings we need phone bankers! 



Opportunities to volunteer for Deb Goldberg for Treasurer in Newton

Message from Newton Coordinator and Alderman Jay Harney to all those who would like to help! EMail

(1) Lawn Signs.  We still have lots of lawn signs left, so PLEASE, if you haven't gotten back to me, and will be willing to host a lawn sign, please let me know and we'll get you one right away.

(2) Visibilities.  We really need some more volunteers these last two weeks, so please, if you can, sign up.
  • Tuesday, August 26th7:00 to 8:30 AM on the Woodland Road and Lexington Street bridges over the Mass. Pike in Auburndale. 2:30 to 4:00 PM at Farmers Market on Beacon Street. 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the intersection of Needham and Winchester Streets (by National Lumber), and at the intersection of Needham and Oak Streets.  It would be nice to get enough people to cover both locations.
  • Wednesday, August 27th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the intersection of Walnut and Washington Streets in Newtonville.
  • Friday, August 29th from 5:00 to 6:30 we want to do a big one - three bridges over the Mass. Pike - Woodland Road in Auburndale, Washington Street in West Newton, and Walnut Street in Newtonville.  I will have 4x8 signs and bungee chord to hold the signs up on the fences.  All you have to do is wave at the cars on the Pike, and the local traffic as well.  Bring a friend along for company and for extra waving.  Please let me know if you can make this one, so I can figure out how many signs I will need and where to meet people.  This is the Labor Day weekend rush hour traffic, and a good opportunity to get Deb's name out to a lot of people who haven't seen it yet.
  • Saturday, August 30th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Wellesley Dump, 169 Great Plain Avenue.  Park at the parking lot for the Babson Hockey Rink at 150 Great Plain Avenue, next to Boston Sports Club.
(3) Election Day.  We are in high need of people to sign up to hold signs at the polling locations, at the very least from 7:00 to 9:00 AM and from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Can you hold a sign for an hour or maybe two?  
Jay Harney



Steve Grossman for Governor GOTV in Newton-Volunteers Needed

For those who would like to support Steve Grossman's campaign, please see specific volunteer opportunities below and get involved when and where you can!

Question, to RSVP contact:

Alexa Linn Williams 
Regional Field Director
Steve Grossman for Governor
NECN Debate
Date: Thursday 9/4
Viz 4:00-5:30 
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: NECN, 160 Wells Ave., Newton

Martina Jackson will be coordinating Election Day visibility at the polls 
Shifts are as follows: 
7 AM - 9 AM
9 AM - 11 AM
11 AM - 2 PM
2 PM - 5 PM
5 PM - 8 PM
Phone Banking: September 5th - 9th 
Friday, September 5 - Monday, September 8:
Phone Calls:
11 AM - 2 PM
2 PM - 5 PM
5 PM - 8 PM
Tuesday, September 9:
Phone Calls
7 AM - 9 AM
9 AM - 11 AM
11 AM - 2 PM
2 PM - 5 PM
5 PM - 8 PM

Maura Healey GOTV in Newton

Message from the Maura Healey for AG campaign - if you are interested in helping with the Healey Campaign's pre-primary election GOTV effort in Newton please contact Amy Sangiolo at 


Volunteer for Don Berwick in Newton

Message from the Don Berwick Campaign for all supporters!
Wednesday night, August 27, we will have our weekly phonebank at Rebecca Cohan's house at 6:30 p.m. at 1370 Beacon St. at the corner of Beacon and Allen.
We will have lemonade and desserts.  Please bring a cellphone and charger, and if you have one please bring a laptop as well.  It makes the calling and entering responses much quicker.  But don't worry, if you don't we will have paper calling sheets, as well.

Thursday night, August 28, at 5:30 p.m., we will have canvasses leaving from Catherine Willinger's home at 125 Westchester Rd.

This weekend, in addition to our canvasses, Don will be holding Get Out the Vote (or GOTV) rallies in Needham, Brookline, and Waltham.

We will have one of these rallies on Saturday, September 6th in Newton at 6:30 p.m.  Don will be there to meet folks, to speak and to answer questions - and to inspire us to work extra hard for the last couple of days of the campaign.

You can find out more information about these rallies on the website - and I will make sure to email details as we get them.

As always, in addition to the website, you should feel free to email me or call at: 617-448-6281.


Susan Davidoff for Newton for Berwick

National Update from former NDCC Chair Priscilla Leith

Here is the data! Senate and House.

There were primaries in Alaska and Wyoming.  There was a special Dem Nominating Convention held in Montana to replace Sen. Jack Walsh as nominee (who has no money and is running against a well-funded Republican who's been running for that seat for about 3 years now).  There was a final Primary in Hawaii US Senate race since the hurricane hit part of Is. of Hawaii on Primary Day.

That's all for now,


Volunteer for Warren Tolman for AG in Newton

The Warren Tolman campaign invites all who are interested to help with canvassing on the following days leading up to the Preliminary Election
  • Saturday, 8/23: 10am AND 1pm - Launching from 47 Gardner St, Newton, MA
  • Sunday, 8/24: 1pm - Launching from Panera, 1241 Centre St, Newton, MA
  • Wednesday, 8/27: 6pm - Launching from 47 Gardner St, Newton, MA

Opportunity to meet Steve Kerrigan for LG

Please join Former Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, State Representative Ed Coppinger and Democratic State Committee member Lauren Mattison for a Brookline, Brighton and Chestnut Hill Meet and Greet with Steve Kerrigan, Democrat for Lieutenant Governor.

Sunday, August 24

The Library in the Waterworks Condominiums
2420 Beacon Street
Chestnut Hill, MA

Waterworks is across from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. 2420 Beacon is the second of four buildings on your left when coming from Cleveland Circle, a white building with columns. Come to the entrance on the left side of the building. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Cleveland Circle or Reservoir T stops on the Green Line. There is free parking nearby on Beacon Street and limited visitor parking available on site (make sure the space says visitor and ask for a parking pass when you come in).

RSVP at or