Join the Ward 19 Democratic Committee for a discussion on Voter Rights and Transparency

Greetings from Boston’s Ward19 democratic committee!

We are excited to invite you to our monthly meeting on March 4th at 7:00 PM for a panel discussion on voter rights and transparency. The meeting will be held at Farnsworth House on 90 South Street in JP.
Our panelists are two JP residents and voter rights’ activists:
  • Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts
  • Martha Karchere, Speaker for Voter Choice Massachusetts
We will hear from Pat and Martha about important legislation making its way through the Massachusetts legislature, including a bill proposed by JP Rep. Liz Malia and co-sponsored by JP Rep. Nika Elugardo on election day voter registration.
The strength of our democracy is measured by whether voters have full access to the ballot box and by the processes that govern our elected officials. At a time when the integrity of elections is at risk across the nation by voter suppression, gerrymandering, and foreign interference, we want to make sure Massachusetts is leading the way in pro-voter policies and practices. We took a significant step forward last session with the passage of automatic voter registration, but we are still behind the curve as seen in this report by the Center for American Progress,

The public is invited AND encouraged to attend!

Ward Committee Plans for Boston 2019 City Council Election

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee is now planning its activities for the upcoming City Council Election. We will make time available at our May, June, and July meetings for candidates who have obtained nomination papers and who which to introduce themselves. Our Issues Committee is planning a full forum for candidates.

The full 2019 Boston election calendar is found at this link. The key dates are the Preliminary Municipal Election on Tuesday, September 24, and the Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 5.

Meeting Schedule for 2019

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee has published its calendar for the year. Please note that our Roslindale venue has changed. This schedule is always available on this web site at this page.

Monthly committee meetings alternate between
Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain, and
Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale

Meeting Schedule for of 2019

January 7, Jamaica Plain (Farnsworth House)
February 4, Roslindale (Roslindale House)
March 4, Jamaica Plain (Farnsworth House)
April 1, Roslindale (Roslindale House)
May 6, Jamaica Plain (Farnsworth House) (DSC Caucus to be Scheduled)
June 3, Roslindale (Roslindale House)
July 1, Jamaica Plain (Farnsworth House)
August: No meeting
September 9, Roslindale (Roslindale House) (September 2 is Labor Day)
October 7, Jamaica Plain (Farnsworth House)
November 6, Wednesday – Roslindale (Roslindale House) (this is the day after the election)
December: No meeting, holiday party (Details TBD)

Jamaica Plain – 2018 Unity Weekend September 8th & 9th

From: Nigel Simon <>
Date: August 29, 2018 at 11:48:56 AM EDT
Subject: RE: Jamaica Plain – 2018 Unity Weekend September 8th & 9th

After the voting this September 4th in Democratic primary races, across the Commonwealth, we will be supporting the coordinated campaign by canvassing for the unified Democratic ticket and encouraging Jamaica Plain voters to join us and vote the ticket on November 6th!

As chairs of the Neighborhood of Jamaica Plain Dems, you are cordially invited to join in and are welcomed to help kick off the JP Unity Canvass!

Can you please share the following information with:

  • All your committee members
  • Affiliated local individual activists and activists groups
  • Getting the word out networks including listserv email groups
  • Community bulletin boards (flyers)
  • Social media platforms that highlight community events
  • Ask if they can do the share with similar groups also?

Canvass Date:  9/9/2018
Canvass Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Canvass Launch Location: JP Pond – 507 Jamaicaway

Regional Field Contact
Maya Getter

Ward 19 Democratic Committee Endorses Candidates for state and national offices

After the candidates’ forum on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 the committee met and voted the following additional endorsements. The primary election is on Tuesday, September 4.

Representative, Eleventh Suffolk District: Liz Malia

Statewide candidates (unopposed in primary):

  • State Auditor: Suzanne Bump
  • State Treasurer: Deb Goldberg
  • Attorney General: Maura Healy
  • U.S. Senator: Elizabeth Warren

Ward 19 Democratic Committee Endorses Candidates for Suffolk County Offices, Plans Next Forum

After the candidates’ forum on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 the committee met and voted the following endorsements. The primary election is on Tuesday, September 4.

For Register of Deeds: Katie Forde

For District Attorney: Rachael Rollins

The next forum will be in two weeks: