City Committee meeting June 15

Medford Democratic City Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Alden Chambers at Medford City Hall
With the current state of politics in this country, local grassroots activism is more important than ever. We challenge you to not only attend, but also to bring a friend or neighbor who’s interested in getting involved in real change for the city, the Commonwealth, and the country.
The featured speaker at the June meeting will be Michael Ruggiero, who will talk about his efforts to invoke charter review here in Medford. Learn why he and a group of community activists consider charter review critical to democracy and the future of the city. He will talk about the efforts to date, the current state of the initiative, and how people can learn more or get involved.
The complete meeting agenda is as follows:
  1. Introductions & announcements
  2. Featured speaker: Michael Ruggiero, “The fight for charter reform in Medford”
  3. Treasurer’s report
  4. Old business
    1. Massachusetts Democratic Convention
  5. New business

 

Ward caucuses & organizational meetings

Ward caucuses and organizational meetings for all wards will take place on Saturday, March 5, 10am at Medford City Hall.

The ward caucuses will elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention on June 4 in Lowell.

All Democrats are welcome to attend the caucuses. Only those registered as Democrats at an address within the ward as of January 31, 2016, will be eligible to vote in the caucus or to be nominated as a delegate.

Note: These are not the caucuses to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Those will take place on April 9. See MassDems.org for more information.

The organizational meetings will be used to elect officers for each ward committee and for the Medford Democratic City Committee. Again, all Democrats are welcome to attend. However, only current members of the ward committees will be eligible to vote for officers. Those interested in becoming new members of the ward and city committees are encouraged to attend.

 

Introductory meeting February 21

The Medford Ward 1 and Ward 8 Democratic Committees will be hosting an introductory meeting on Sunday, February 21, at 4pm. Come learn how to get involved in your Democratic Party!

Date: Sunday, February 21
Time: 4pm
Location: 57 Ashland Street, Medford

For more information, contact Max Weinstein (781-391-6985, max@virtualmax.com) or Michael Ruggiero (781-866-2191, mcruggs@gmail.com).

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Upcoming opportunities to help elect Martha Coakley

Upcoming Medford canvassing (door knocking) and Hubdialer (phone banking from your own home) dates/times for Martha Coakley and other Democratic candidates:

Saturday 10/18 10 am Door Knocking – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/58943

Saturday 10/18 1pm Door Knocking – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/58913

Saturday 10/18 4pm Door Knocking – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/59633

Saturday 10/18 4pm Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56318

Sunday 10/19 5pm Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56328

Monday 10/20 6pm Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56358

Wednesday 10/22 6pm Women to Women Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56288

Thursday 10/23 6pm Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56418

Saturday 10/24 4pm Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56398

Sunday 10/26 5pm Hubdialer – http://marthacoakley.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/56408

Medford ward caucuses on Feb. 22

On February 22 at 10:00am, the Medford ward committees will hold their caucuses to select delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The convention will take place Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the DCU Center in Worcester. This year the convention is an endorsing convention, where candidates for our statewide offices will seek to earn the nomination of the party delegates.

Ward caucus locations vary by ward:

Ward 1: Medford City Hall, Room 207, 85 George P. Hassett Drive
Ward 2: Medford City Hall, Mayor’s Office/Conference Room, 85 George P. Hassett Drive
Ward 3: Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Regis College Nursing & Radiography Programs, 170 Governors Ave
Ward 4: Tufts University, Halligan Hall, Room 111 A, 161 College Ave
Ward 5: South Medford Fire Station, 0 Medford St
Ward 6: West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington St
Ward 7: Medford City Hall, Alden Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive
Ward 8: Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave

Additional locations will be posted as they become available. [Update 1/26/14: All locations are now listed.]

All are welcome to attend the caucuses. Any individual registered as a Democrat as of January 31, 2014, may vote in the caucus for the ward in which he or she is registered. Only those present may vote or be nominated as delegate candidates. (Members of the U.S. armed forces that are unable to attend may request to be eligible for nomination by writing to the ward chair prior to February 8.)

Election Day!

Please remember to vote today in the municipal elections for City Council, School Committee, and Mayor. Polls will be open 7am to 8pm. To find your polling location, visit WhereDoIVoteMA.com.

Candidates’ opening statements from the recent Medford Democratic City Committee Candidates’ Forums can be found on YouTube:

Mayoral candidates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rhTq2dX7SY&feature=youtu.be

City Council candidates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW4RJ8EgEN0&feature=youtu.be (part 1) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHuU76-bd-U (part 2).

An independent citizens’ group, South Medford Residents Together, created an issues survey for City Council candidates. The candidates’ responses are available at http://www.smrto.org/election-2013.html.