Get Out the Vote in Medford (or help swing a nearby district)

It’s time to GET OUT THE VOTE! Canvassing and phone banking activities are taking place in Medford multiple times per day from today through Election Day.

Swing Left is also organizing canvassing trips to Congressional swing districts in New Hampshire and Maine.

And, of course, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, if you didn’t already vote early! Polls will be open 7am to 8pm. You can find your polling place here.

Medford Ward 8 Dems announce endorsements

endorsementAt its September 13 meeting, the Medford Ward 8 Democratic Committee voted to endorse the full slate of Democratic candidates for the November 2018 general election:

US Senator: Elizabeth Warren
Governor: Jay Gonzalez
Lieutenant Governor: Quentin Palfrey
Attorney General: Maura Healey
Secretary of State: Bill Galvin
Treasurer: Deb Goldberg
Auditor: Suzanne Bump
US Representative: Katherine Clark
Governor’s Councillor: Terrence Kennedy
State Senator: Pat Jehlen
State Representative: Christine Barber (34th Middlesex) and Paul Donato (35th Middlesex)
District Attorney: Marian Ryan
Clerk of Courts: Michael Sullivan
Register of Deeds: Maria Curtatone

The Committee also voted to endorse the following positions on the state ballot questions:

Yes on question 1 (establishing limits for nurse-to-patient ratios)
Yes on question 2 (establishing a committee to research and recommend a Constitutional amendment establishing that corporations are not people and allowing regulation of campaign donations)
Yes on question 3 (affirming the current law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity)

Image by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images

Primary election Sep. 4

From the City of Medford:

There will be a State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 4th.  There will be three ballots available on Election Day to those registered to vote, a democratic, republican and libertarian ballot.   These will include the race for Governor, Lt. Governors, Congress, State Senator, State Representative, Attorney General, Secretary of State, US Senator, Governors Council, District Attorney, Clerk of Courts and Register of Deeds.Those registered voters that vote at our public schools such as the Roberts, McGlynn, Brooks and Columbus Schools, please be aware that all schools will be in session and parking is limited.  Try to avoid peek traffic times in the morning and afternoon.  The polls will be open at 7AM and close at 8PM.

The last day and hour to register to vote for the September 4th Election is Wednesday, August 15th at 8PM. This can be done at the Registrars of Voters Office in Room 102 at City Hall. For a list of polling locations visit the City website  at medfordma.org. For further information please contact 781-393-2491.

Ed. note: You can find your polling location and see a sample Democratic primary ballot by entering your address at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/

Candidates nights Oct 12 & 18

The Medford Democratic City Committee and the Medford Ward 6 Democratic Committee will be hosting two candidates nights for the upcoming municipal election:

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m.  Mayoral Candidates
8:00 p.m.  School Committee Candidates

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
7:00 p.m. City Council Candidates

Both events will take place at Medford City Hall, in the Alden Chambers.

All candidates have been invited to share their vision for the city and the office for which they are running.

The candidates nights are open to all and will be broadcast on local access channel 22 (Comcast) or 43 (Verizon).

Preliminary election for City Council Sep. 12

There will be a preliminary election for City Council on Tuesday, September 12. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

Preliminary elections are used to narrow the field of candidates for local office prior to the general election. They are held only when they are deemed necessary due to the number of candidates on the ballot. Note that municipal elections are officially non-partisan, so there are no party-specific ballots.

You must be registered to vote in Medford by this Wednesday, August 23, 8pm, to vote in the preliminary election. You can register to vote at Medford City Hall (rm. 102) or online.

To find out where to vote, see http://wheredoivotema.com.

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.

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.

Mayoral and School Committee Candidates’ Night Forum

Reminder! This Wednesday, October 16, please join the Medford Democratic City Committee for a Mayoral and School Committee Candidates’ Night Forum. The forum starts at 7pm and will be held at Medford City Hall, in the Alden Chambers on the second floor. The candidates for Mayor will speak from 7 to 8pm, while candidates for School Committee will speak from 8 to 10pm.