Long-time Medford Democratic City and Ward 8 Committee member Mimi Gordon was recently awarded as an Unsung Hero by the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Mimi has served as a leader in her union (SEIU Local 509), has volunteered for numerous campaigns, and has been—as the award says—”a tireless organizer and fighter for social and economic justice.”
Congratulations to Mimi from the Medford Democratic City Committee!
The Medford Ward 8 Democratic Committee will have its next meeting Thursday, June 1, at 7pm. It will take place at the home of ward chair Maxim Weinstein, 57 Ashland Street. All are welcome.
Ward 8 includes parts of Medford Square and South Medford. If you vote at the Senior Center on Riverside Ave or the VFW on Mystic Ave, you’re in ward 8. See WhereDoIVoteMA.com to find your ward.
The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee is Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7pm. It will take place at Medford City Hall in the Alden Chambers.
All are welcome as we hear from guest speaker Ed Finn, Medford’s City Clerk. Mr. Finn will discuss the city’s early voting program. We’ll also have an update from the Issues Committee.
The 2017 Medford Democratic Ward Caucuses will be held Saturday, March 25.
The purpose of the caucuses is to elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention, which will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the
Tsongas Center in Lowell DCU Center in Worcester.
Date: Saturday, March 25
Place: Alden Chambers, Medford City Hall
All registered Democrats are eligible to vote at the caucuses.
Registration will open at 9:45am and will continue until all persons presenting themselves by 10:15am are registered.
The next Medford Democratic City Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30pm. It will take place at Medford City Hall in the Alden Chambers.
City Clerk Ed Finn will be speaking about the city’s Early Voting Program.
Polls are open 7am to 8pm today for the primary election. Sample ballots for Medford can be found at http://www.medfordma.org/2016/08/25/sample-ballots-for-state-primary-election-sept-8-2016/.
You can find your polling location at http://wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx.
Per the City of Medford: “If you are voting at any of the Medford Public Schools and Tufts University Gantcher Center, please be aware that schools will be in session and parking could be limited. Try to avoid peak traffic hours before and after the schools opening and closing.”
Are you frustrated by the current tone of American politics? Are you sick and tired of Donald Trump’s irrational, angry rhetoric? Do you want to see the most qualified, level-headed candidate elected to the White House in November? Do you feel that, as a resident of a “blue state,” there’s nothing you can do to change the outcome of the national election?
There are things you can do to make a difference. The first step is showing up.
The Medford Democratic City & Ward Committees invite you to an open house Thursday, September 15, at 7pm, at the Medford Public Library (111 High Street). Party leaders, campaign volunteers, and local elected officials will offer ideas for how you can help Hillary Clinton win this November’s election. You’ll also learn how you can become part of the Medford Democrats’ “Engine of Change” and contribute to ongoing improvement in our city, our commonwealth, and our country.
Again, it all starts with the single step of showing up on September 15!
Questions? Please contact Maxim Weinstein at 781-391-6985 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Medford Democrats on Facebook or MedfordDems.org.
Medford Democratic City Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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:
Introductions & announcements
Featured speaker: Michael Ruggiero, “The fight for charter reform in Medford”
Massachusetts Democratic Convention
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.
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
Location: 57 Ashland Street, Medford
For more information, contact Max Weinstein (781-391-6985, email@example.com) or Michael Ruggiero (781-866-2191, firstname.lastname@example.org).