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“We have to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.”
Michelle Obama – 2020 Democratic National Convention
Michelle Obama’s call to action should mobilize us all–to vote ourselves and to make an active effort to get out the vote in communities that have gone unheard for too long. The Affirmative Action Outreach Subcommittee has been devoted to her call to action and has phonebanks to communities of color and emerging immigrant communities to help voters make a plan to vote.
Join Representatives Malia and Elugardo next Tuesday evening in this important action to reach Black/Brown/Latinx voters in Wards 11 and 15 to help them plan to vote and to “Vote healthy.”
Members of the Boston Ward 10, 11, 19, and 20 Democratic Committees will be participating, and we invite community members to join us. This is a virtual phonebank; please register before September 29 using this link. Be sure to join by 6:00 pm to hear introductions from the Representatives, get training on how to make calls, and to get your list of voters.
Dates, web sites, voting locations, and other important information are now available on the Voting Info page.
We have invited our local district councilors and the at-large councilors to discuss what the City Council is doing to further the struggle for racial justice and equity.
All meetings are open to the public. Until further notice, all meetings are virtual. To attend, use the following link in your browser: https://zoom.us/j/92120083604.
We have received the following from Liz:
I’m Liz Malia, State Representative, for the 11th Suffolk which includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester.
I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well.
I am writing to ask for your vote in this year’s Primary Election on September 1, 2020.
Although I am running unopposed, I believe it is important that each of us in elected office reach out directly to our constituents and ask for your support.
The times we find ourselves in are truly overwhelming, but I believe it is critical to continue to fight against racism and forfunding adequate human services, education, health care and criminal justice reform.
Please feel free to contact me on any issue I might be helpful with, including help accessing Early Voting Dates and locations.
Thank you for your support and please stay safe.
Looking forward to a November Victory Vote for ourDemocratic Ticket!
|Thank you for registering to join us this week for our series of hour-long virtual policy roundtables! |
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s schedule:
Monday, August 17
12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT —Protecting the Integrity of the ElectionWith Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Emily Cain of Emily’s List, and Alex Morgan of Progressive Turnout Project
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT — Investing in a Sustainable FutureWith Ivan Frishberg of Amalgamated Bank, Telva McGruder of General Motors, and Lauren Riley of United Airlines
5:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm CT — Ensuring High Quality Health Care and a Strong Caring EconomyWith Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington, Mary Kay Henry of SEIU, Joe Kiani of Masimo, and Jim Skogsbergh of Advocate Aurora Health
You’ll be able to watch these programs at the links above, and you can also find the full schedule of roundtables here.
Finally, be sure to bookmark this link, where our policy roundtables will be taking place all week.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
After the on-line multi-ward forum last night, Wednesday August 12, members of the Boston Ward 19 Democratic committee met to endorse candidates for the upcoming Democratic Primary election on September 1, 2020. We have endorsed the following candidates for contested seats:
Registrar of Probate: Felix D. Arroyo
Member of Congress, District 8: Dr. Robbie Goldstein
U.S. Senator: Edward Markey
We also endorsed the following candidates running unopposed in the primary:
Member of Congress, District 7: Ayanna Pressley
State Senator, 2d Suffolk: Sonia Chang-Diaz
State Representative, 11th Suffolk: Liz Malia
State Representative, 15th Suffolk: Nika Elugardo
Please register for the forum via the URL below. Once you use the URL, you will find further information about the forum.
If you register by Friday, July 31, you will be able to submit a question for the candidates. The forum committee will then combine questions for use by the moderator.
Thank you, and we hope to “see” you on the 12th.
If the URL shown above doesn’t work, please use the following link to register:
In light of the legacy of racism in our country and recent calls to action, we are taking time to reflect on the ways that we, as a ward committee, can do more to both understand and dismantle the persistent systems of oppression in our country. While we seek to educate ourselves on the ways that structural racism has and continues to harm people and our communities, we are also committed to building a more inclusive and representative ward committee. We commit to turning our reflection into action and doing better to keep anti-racist efforts front and center in the work we do now and in the future. To do this work, we are committed to a framework of four types of activities to help us move forward:
- Inward Reflection: Undertake activities designed for members of the Ward Committee along with other interested parties to educate, discuss, reflect and assess.
- Outreach for inclusive and diverse representation: Upon this inward reflection, develop methods to address racial justice and awareness in our community and increase and diversify participation in the Ward Committee.
- Accountability: In addition to community outreach, it is equally important that we hold ourselves and our elected officials accountable for upholding anti-racist ideals. We plan to use a racial justice and equity scorecard to assess legislation and officials we support.
- Actions: In order for progress to be made, we will also be proactive, in identifying places where we can take effective action.