Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee Endorsements for upcoming election

On Tuesday evening, October 26, 2021, the Committee voted to make the following endorsements for the municipal election on November 2, 2021:

For Mayor: Michelle Wu

For At-Large City Council: David Halbert, Julia Mejia, Carla Montiero, Ruthzee Louijeune

Ballot questions: Yes on 1 (City Council budget authority), No on 2 (East Boston power station, No Endorsement on 3 (Elected School Committee)

Boston Voting Information

Find your polling place: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema//bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

Early voting: https://www.boston.gov/news/early-voting-locations-boston-2021-municipal-election

Early voting and dropbox locations: https://www.boston.gov/news/early-voting-locations-boston-2021-municipal-election#map–626701

Absentee ballot info: https://www.boston.gov/departments/elections/how-vote-absentee-ballot

Immediate Opportunity to Comment on New House and Senate Districts

The following information is important to all residents of Ward 19. The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting of the Massachusetts House and Senate has proposed new districts.The opportunities to comment on these districts, either at an open hearing or via submission from a web page, are only within the next few days, until Monday, October 18:

Click here for information on the redistricting. The proposed new House districts have Ward 19 divided among new 6th, 10th, 14th, and 15th Suffolk districts. The proposed new Senate districts have Ward 19 divided between new “Norfolk and Suffolk” and “Second Suffolk” districts.

On Friday, October 15, at 1:00 pm, The Special Joint Committee will hold a hearing to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the draft State Senate and State House maps. Click here for meeting details.

The Committee will accept public comment on the proposed House and Senate Districts until 5:00PM on October 18, 2021. Click here to submit comments on either House or Senate Districts

Boston At-Large City Council Candidates Forum

 Sponsored by Boston Ward 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 19 and 20 Democratic Committees

October 19, 2021 at 5:30 PM on Zoom

Ward 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 19 and 20 Democratic Committees will jointly host a Forum on October 19, 2021 with At-Large City Council candidates in advance of the Election on November 2, 2021. The Candidates Forum will be held as a Zoom Webinar from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

All eight At-Large City Council candidates have been invited. Michael Flaherty, David Halbert, Ruthzee Louijeune, Julia Mejia, Carla Monteiro, Erin Murphy, and Bridget Nee-Walsh have confirmed their participation; Althea Garrison pending.

The Forum will be moderated by Jacquetta Van Zandt, Vice President of Engagement at The Partnership, Inc:

5:30 pm – Greetings and Opening Statements
5:45 pm – Q and A
6:45 pm – Closing Statements 

This Forum will provide an opportunity to learn more about the candidates on issues of importance to voters citywide. Voters can vote for up to four At-Large City Council candidates.  These seven Boston Democratic Ward Committees are collaborating to ensure that voters are aware of their choices in the final election on November 2nd, 2021. 

Attendees can register to attend the Zoom Forum at this link – https://bit.ly/Oct19BostonForum

This Candidates Forum is sponsored by Wards 8 (Lower Roxbury, South End), 9 (Roxbury, South End), 10 (Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain), 11 (Jamaica Plain, Roxbury), 15 (North Dorchester, South Dorchester), 19 (Jamaica Plain, Roslindale) and 20 (Roslindale, West Roxbury). 

The same Boston Democratic Ward Committees are planning a Zoom Forum with the two Mayoral Candidates – Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George – tentatively scheduled for October 26th.  Check https://bostonward19dems.org for updates.

Upcoming Boston Election Forums

The Committee is planning virtual forums for the slate of at-large candidates and for mayor. The at-large forum will be on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5:30-7:00 pm; click here to register for the webinar. The mayoral forum is tentatively scheduled for October 26; time and link will be posted when planning is complete.

In addition, Ethos is holding two forums, focusing on key issues around aging and older adults in Boston. The District 6 candidates forum will be Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. The mayoral candidates forum will be Friday, October 15, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Register here for either of these forums.

National Voter Registration Day

Dear Friends,

National Voter Registration Day is tomorrow! We would love for you to join us in expanding the voting base across the country. You can make a difference by amplifying the voices of your community through the ballot box. We invite you to join Chair Jaime Harrison and youth activists across the nation for the DNC National Voting Registration Day Kickoff Event on Tuesday, September 28th! You can sign up for this event here. 

Below, you will also find tools and resources that can ensure that those close to you can exercise their right at the polls in the upcoming elections. Let’s make sure that we’re registered and ready to turn out in 2022!

Thanks,

Brencia Berry
Director of Coalitions and Community Engagement
Democratic National Committee

Boston City Council District 6 Candidates Forum, August 31, 7 pm, sponsored by Wards 11 and 19 Democratic Committees

Please come to this on-line Candidates Forum to learn more about each of the three candidates running for Boston District Six City Councilor in the Preliminary Election on September 14th. We plan to focus on questions that are of particular concern to District 6. Through this Candidates Forum, we will provide an opportunity for Ward Committee members and residents of Boston District Six, as well as anyone else who is interested, to learn more about the candidates in this race.

The candidates running in this race are: Winnie Eke, Kendra Hicks and Mary Tamer. Via a Zoom webinar format, you will get to hear each candidate give opening statements, answer both yes/no and open-ended questions and give closing statements.  

Here’s the link to register.