“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.
Dear friend, 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. Liz 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.
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
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.
MassDems is holding the following training, which will be key to our voter registration outreach effort. Please sign up and attend. Thank you.
SAVE THE DATE: Vote by Mail Training
On Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6:30p, we’ll be hosting our first vote-by-mail training! Leading up to the September 1, 2020 State Primary and the November 3, 2020 General Election, we’ll be putting on a series of vote-by-mail trainings to teach voters how to submit their applications, fill out their ballots, and return their ballots on time to make sure their vote is counted. All voters, community leaders and others are all welcome to join and learn.
On behalf of MassDems, thank you all for coming together for a day of action to help the Maine Dems.
We are so thrilled to be helping our neighbors flip the Senate and defeat Susan Collins.
We’re getting closer to Maine’s Senate primary, and for the first time in three decades, Maine Democrats have the largest bloc of registered voters in the state.
Susan Collins is key to the Republicans holding the Senate and Trump is targeting CD-2’s electoral vote, so their Party is investing heavily in Maine. A big turnout in their July 14th primary would show Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, and President Trump how fired up Democrats are to flip the Senate and take back the White House–and that they have a lot to lose this November.
Each shift includes training and dial time. Volunteers will go over the plan to win Maine in 2020, the current voter contact script, and how to use Maine’s virtual phonebanking tools. These trainings will be held over a Zoom video conference.