Save the dates: Municipal candidate nights

The following dates have been held by the Democratic City Committee for a series of candidate nights:

  • Thursday, October 12
  • Wednesday, October 18
  • Thursday, October 26

These events will provide a forum to hear from the City Council, School Committee, and Mayoral candidates. Details, including time, location, and which candidates will be featured on which night, will be announced at a later date.

September meeting featuring Jay Gonzalez

The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee will take place Wednesday, September 20. Time and location are to be confirmed, but are currently expected to be at 7pm at Medford City Hall’s Alden Chambers the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave.

The guest speaker will be Jay Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Governor. Jay was the Secretary of Administration and Finance under Governor Deval Patrick.

Congratulations to an unsung hero

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!

City Committee meeting May 11

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.

Medford Democrats to host open house, rally support for Hillary Clinton

hc_largeAre 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 max@virtualmax.com. Follow the Medford Democrats on Facebook or MedfordDems.org.

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.