This is what Newton Dems are saying....



Reception for Martha Coakley hosted by Ken and Carol Krems, Kevin Conroy and Howard Goldstein

An evening in support of Martha Coakley's campaign for Governor on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Krems home, 55 St. Mary's Street in Newton.

Invite from Rep. Ruth Balser: Meet Warren Tolman for AG

Details below - all are welcome!


Opportunities to volunteer for Deb Goldberg for Treasurer

All are welcome to join Alderman Jay Harney in volunteering for Deb Goldberg's campaign.
Visibilities.  Join the campaign at the following visibilities in Newton. Here is this week's schedule (including Needham and Wellesley):
  • Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at Newton Farmers Market at cold Spring Playground on Beacon Street.
  • Thursday, July 31st from 7:30 to 9:00 AM at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Gould Street (by Muzi Ford) in Needham.  If coming from Newton, turn left on Gould Street and take your first right on Sachem Street, park your car and walk back out to Highland Avenue.  
  • Saturday, August 2nd from 10:00 to 11:30 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.
  • Saturday, August 2nd from 12:30 to 2:00 PM in Newtonville, at the corner of Walnut Street and Highland Avenue (by the Rox Diner).
Phone Banking. This week, the campaign is making phone calls on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the campaign headquarters, 1242 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls starting at 6:00 PM.  If you can bring your own cell phone, just to be safe, that would be greatly appreciated.  
  • RSVP/Questions contact Jay Harney at



Priscilla Leith's National Report is In

There was activity last week in Georgia. Priscilla reports on that and other races below!

US Senate
US House

     Some good news.  All 3 of the Tea Party affiliated incumbent Members of Congress in Georgia lost their race to win the Republican nomination for US Senate and run against Michell Nunn.  So her opponent is businessman David Perdue.  I believe he is a nephew of KFC founder Frank Perdue.  But replacing one of those is St Senator Barry Loudermilk who sounds worse than Tea Party - downright back to the 1920's and 1930's in bigotry.  He defeated fmr Member of Congress Bob Barr who was supported by moderates in the Republican Primary there.
    Alison Grimes is getting closer in funds raised ($ 11.4M) to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell ($14M).  
     Charts are attached.


Weekly Newton Phone Bank for Don Berwick

Don Berwick's campaign invites any interested volunteers to their weekly Newton phone bank which takes place on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at various locations. Please check for details on the location each week or email


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

Newton volunteers at Waltham Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley
When: July 26th, 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
Newton Phone Bank for Martha Coakley
When: July 30th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Office of Betty Chan, 60 Austin Street Suite 101, Newtonville, MA 02460
Info: Join friends and neighbors in making calls for Martha to reach out to volunteers and build our grassroots team. We will provide a script and training for those who need it. Just bring your cell phone, your charger, and your enthusiasm! Contact David at for more information.

Opportunity to Volunteer with Steve Grossman in Newton

Newton Steve Grossman Canvass

Saturday,  July 19, 2014
11:00 am at the Dains' home
199 Harvard Circle, Newtonville

All are welcome to come and help the Steve Grossman for Governor campaign.  


Opportunities to volunteer with Martha Coakley in Newton

Newton Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley
When: July 19th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Meet outside Peet’s Coffee in Newton Centre (776 Beacon St., Newton Centre, MA 02459)
Info: Join the team in Newton to knock on doors and talk to voters about why they should vote for Martha for the Primary in September. Every conversation we have goes a long way. We'll meet at Peet's Coffee located at 776 Beacon St, Newton Centre, MA 024509 on Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. Training and materials will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Alison Scott at
Newton Phone Bank for Martha Coakley
When: July 23rd, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Office of Betty Chan - 60 Austin St. Suite 101, Newtonville, MA, 02460)
Info: Join friends and neighbors to build our grassroots team. We'll be making calls for Martha to reach out to volunteers and voters. We will provide a script and training for those who need it. Just bring your cell phone, your charger, and your enthusiasm! If you have questions, please contact Alison Scott at



Priscilla Leith's National Report is In

Thank you Priscilla for keeping tabs on the national scene. Her report is below, with links for the data!

US Senate
US House
Off Year elections

     Finally, here are the updates for the US Senate, US House and the Special Elections for 2014.  Attached, I hope!   It took a lot longer than I expected.
       *There are runoff elections in Georgia this coming Tuesday, I believe.  This is where several Tea Party incumbents have been raising money like crazy, trying to beat each other to the US Senate race against Michele Nunn, and they gave up their congressional seats to run for that.
       *Democratic money seems to have gone heavily into Colorado.  It looks like the DNC and the DCCC have decided to try to take back most of the House seats plus retain Udall's seat in the Senate there.  
       * Looks as if the Dems are doing well in Iowa, similar heavy money to what's gone into Colorado.
     Overall, I sense a gain in House seats building, plus retaining the US Senate with a close edge.  We will probably lose West Virginia and South Dakota, but there are opportunities elsewhere like Georgia and Kentucky.  But Alison Grimes in KY needs a lot more money! 

~ Priscilla


Phone Bank for Don Berwick on Saturday

Sunday, July 13th  Canvass for Don Berwick

Meet at Bread and Chocolate at 4:00 pm 

4 Hartford St. off Lincoln St   Newton Highlands

We are less than 2 months from the September 9th primary.  Let's make sure all of our neighbors know about Don, and why each of us wants him to be elected as the next governor of Massachusetts.
If you have an iphone, please bring it.  We will show you how to use it for canvassing!!!
If not, we will have clipboards and pens.

Feel free to email or call me at 617-448-6281 with any questions.



Hear from two great AG Candidates

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is holding a forum with candidates for AG Maura Healey and Warren Tolman at Mt. Ida College on Thursday, August 7 at 8:00 am. More details here. Check it out if you're interested - these are two great, qualified Dems!


Canvass for Martha Coakley for Governor in Newton

Newton Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley

All interested Newton Democrats are invited to help.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Location: Peet's Coffee - Newton CentreTime: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Newton Knocks Doors for Martha Coakley
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Location: Peet's Coffee - Newton CentreTime: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Questions? Contact:

Juanita D. Love Davis
Field Organizer
Martha Coakley for GovernorVolunteer//Contribute
Phone: 617-356-8085
Twitter: @jlovedavis


Joe Kennedy III Hosting a Door a Thon Weekend!

Please help boost support for the Democratic Party in key areas - help the coordinated campaign build momentum.


Steve Grossman Canvass in Wellesley

Supporters of Steve Grossman are invited to canvass this Wednesday, 1:00 pm at 17 Cottage Street in Wellesley. RSVP to Jenna Selden at 781-296-0450.


Don Berwick Events in Newton

Saturday, June 28 at 3 p.m.
Door-to-Door Canvass for Berwick
Meet by Bread & Chocolate (Newton Highlands)
4 Hartford St. at Lincoln St.

Wednesday, July 2nd
7:30 pm - 9 pm
Meet and Greet with Don Berwick
at the home of Deborah Fogel
51 Lake Avenue, Newton Center, 02459

If you know anyone who is on the fence and/or hasn't had a chance to meet Don and ask him questions, please let them know about theWednesday evening event.  We hope you will all join us at Deborah's home.

You can RSVP for both of these events at:
And feel free to call or email me with any questions:

Susan Davidoff