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.

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.

Medford Democratic Candidates’ Night Forums

The Medford Democratic Party will be holding two Candidates’ Night Forums with a local focus on the Mayoral, School Committee and highly contested City Council races.

The Mayoral and School Committee forum will be held on October 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alden Chambers at City Hall.  Candidates will be asked questions by guest panelists, including a representative from the Medford Transcript, Robin Baker, a Medford parent of a recent MHS graduate and Manager of Community Performances & Partnerships at the Celebrity Series of Boston and panelist Doreen Wade, owner of New England Informer newsmagazine.

The City Council forum will be held on October 23rd beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alden Chambers at City Hall. Guest panelists will include the Medford Transcript, a member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs committee and William Young, retired labor union organizer and Chairman of the Medford Housing Authority.

Both events will be televised live on the local Educational Channel.

This year’s moderators for the event are Democratic City and Ward Committee members Michael Lungo, Henry Milorin and Carolyn Rosen.

The public is invited to attend these informational events to see and hear the candidates running in the general election on the November 5th ballot.