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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


Volunteer for Coakley in (or near) Newton

All are welcome to help!

Opportunities to volunteer for Deb Goldberg for Treasurer

  • Wednesday, August 20th from 7:00 to 8:30 AM  at the West Newton entrance to the Mass. Pike.
  • Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00 to 11:30 AM join Alderman Jay Ciccone and Alderman Jay Harney at the Dunkin Donuts down the Lake, at the intersection of Watertown and Adams Streets.
  • Contact Jay Harney at
Phone Banking and Canvassing.  
  • Weeknights for phone banking at the headquarters at 1242 Chestnut Street, and  canvassing in Newton on the weekends.  Please contact Pam Tobey at (508) 284-4285 or Steve Moore at (339) 832-2028



Canvass for Steve Grossman for Governor

The Grossman campaign will be launching a canvass from the home of Representative Ruth Balser, 36 Audubon Drive in Chestnut Hill, this coming Thursday (August 21) at 6pm. All are welcome to attend in support of the Steve Grossman for Governor Campaign. 


Invitation from Ward 3 Dem Larissa Hordynsky: Meet Charlie Shapiro for Governor's Council

A messagr from Larissa to all!

Hello Friends,

I am hosting a house party for Charlie Shapiro, candidate for Governor’s Council, on August 21. Please join us.

When:   Thursday, August 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  365 Cherry Street, West Newton

Parking in driveway or across the River Street intersection.

Charlie is the progressive candidate in this race. He is pro-choice and supports equal marriage and adoption rights. Charlie is running against an incumbent who was endorsed by MA Pro Life in a previous race.

The Governor’s Council interviews and approves candidates for gubernatorial appointments, including judges. Currently not all the Council’s meetings are transparent or open to the public. Charlie is committed to ending private sessions and making all meetings accessible.

I believe that Charlie will be a great Governor’s Councilor. Please come hear from the candidate himself on August 21!

Hope to see you then,


Larissa Hordynsky
365 Cherry Street
Newton, MA 02465  


Priscilla Leith's National Report is In - with updated data!

Thank you Priscilla for keeping an eye on the national scene. Following recent primaries and special elections, you can find updated information about elections here for the Senate, here for the House and here for special elections.


Volunteer for Coakley in (or near) Newton

Invitation to all Newton Dems from the Coakley campaign:
This week there's a phone bank on Wednesday and we're exporting volunteers to Waltham for a canvass on Saturday.
The phone bank is from 6:30-8:30pm, the canvass is from 10:00am-1:00pm.
Here's a link for the phone bank event:
Here's the link for the canvass event: 



Maura Healey Fundraiser in Newton on Aug 25


Opportunities to volunteer for Deb Goldberg for Treasurer

(1) Lawn Signs. To host a sign or for more information please contact Alderman Jay Harney at 

(2) Visibilities.  Please let me know if you can join us for any of these dates and times.  The more the merrier.  
  • Wednesday, August 13th from 7:30 to 9:00 AM at the intersection of Great Plain Avenue and Central Avenue in Needham with former State Representative Lida harkins.
  • Thursday, August 14th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in West Newton Square.  We'll meet by Blue Ribbon BBQ and fan out from there.  We'll also have someone on the bridge over the Pike working the westbound traffic.
  • Saturday, August 16th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  in Newton Centre at the intersection of Centre and Beacon Streets. 
  • Saturday, August 16th from 12:30 to 2:00 PM at the West Newton Farmer's Market on Elm Street.  Meet by Blue Ribbon BBQ.
(3) Phone Banking and Canvassing.  Weeknights for phone banking at the headquarters at 1242 Chestnut Street, and  canvassing in Newton on the weekends.  Please contact Pam Tobey at (508) 284-4285 or Steve Moore at (339) 832-2028.  

Opportunities to volunteer with Martha Coakley in Newton (and nearby)

Newton volunteers at Waltham Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley
When: August 9th, 10 a.m - 1 p.m.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts, 876 Lexington Street, Waltham MA 02452
Info: Our Newton supporters are taking a field trip to Waltham this weekend in an effort to increase turnout in our neighboring town. Join the Martha team in Waltham to knock doors and talk with voters! Every door we knock brings us closer to a victory in September and grows our grassroots campaign. Training and materials will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Samantha at
House Party with Martha Coakley
When: August 10th, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Home of the Crohn Family, 9 South Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Info: Come meet Martha at a gathering hosted by Shelley Crohn this Sunday! Talk to her about the issues that are important to you and to us here in Newton. This event is not a fundraiser. Although contributions would be gratefully accepted, all are welcome to come and meet Martha. If you have questions, please contact Samantha at



Maura Healey Event in Newton on August 18

You're invited to participate in an exciting community forum with Maura Healey, candidate for Attorney General, on Monday, August 18th"Corporations are not people: Massachusetts leadership in the era of Citizens United & Hobby Lobby."
Maura will be joined by Jeff Clements, President of Free Speech for People and author of the new book, Corporates are not People. Senator Jamie Eldridge, the leading legislator on the effort to pass a constitutional amendment, will be moderating and soliciting questions from the audience. 
Forum on Citizens United Hobby Lobby
Location: Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn Street, Newton, MA
Time: Monday, August 18th, 7:00pm (arrival, mingle), 7:30pm (forum) 
To RSVP, please contact Margie Pullo at or 774.955.8145

You can also RSVP on Facebook at: Our Event Page!
The forum is cosponsored by Progressive Mass, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund, JP Progressives, MassEquality, and the Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts. 
We hope you'll participate in this forward-thinking dialogue on the role of states and state attorneys general in combating corporate personhood and learn more about Maura Healey and the progressive vision and experience she'll bring to the Attorney General's Office. 



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Ward 6 Dems "Come to our BBQ on Labor Day!"

Hello Fellow Democrats and Ward Members,

I just want  to remind you of the fantastic Labor Day barbecue that we are planning.  I believe that many candidates will be there, but most are hedging their bets until the last minute since it is so close to the primary.  A few have actually replied and said they would definitely come including Barry Finegold (treasurer), Leland Cheung (Lt. Gov), and Michael Sullivan (DA of Middlesex County).  We are hoping for a lot more candidates, but waiting patiently.  We are on all of their schedules, be assured.
So here is a repeat of the invitation:
We would like very much for you to attend our annual barbecue.  Please bring a dish or a drink of some type and $10.00 to contribute to our expenses. 

Day:  September 1st
Time:  4:00 to 6:00 PM
Place:  Home of Shawn Fitzgibbons
           300 Homer St.
           Newton, MA 02459
Rain Location
           The Women"s Workshop
           72 Columbus St.
            Newton Highlands, MA
Please RSVP so we know who to expect



Priscilla Leith's National Report is In

The data are in - Senate, House and Off-Year elections!. Have a look and let us know what you think! Thank you Priscilla for keeping tabs on the national scene.