Join Ward 15 for Mayoral Candidate Interviews

In a pubic webinar, the Ward 15 (Dorchester) Democratic Party Committee will interview the first two announced candidates for Mayor of Boston, Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu, at the committee’s monthly meeting:

Saturday, January 16, 2021

10:00 – 10:30 AM Andrea Campbell interview
10:30 – 11:00 AM Michelle Wu interview
(11:00 – 11:30 AM Committee business meeting)

Join the meeting as a guest:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83947623545
Or join by phone: +1 312 626 6799, Webinar ID: 839 4762 3545

(Find these links on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ward.15.dems, Twitter: @Ward15B

After the announcement of the nomination of Mayor Marty Walsh to be the next US Secretary of Labor, the city has become awash in rumors, guessing and speculation about who will become candidates to replace Mayor Walsh.  Councilors Campbell and Wu had already announced that they would be candidates.  It is believed that the Ward 15 interviews will be the first public opportunity to hear from mayoral candidates in the short sprint to the special election in the Spring.

The interview of candidates for public office is part of the annual cycle of activities in the endorsement process of the Ward 15 Democratic Party Committee.

Postcards for Georgia

We have finished writing, stamping, and sending 1000 postcards to Georgia voters, encouraging them for the upcoming special Senatorial election. More than 20 members, family, and friends helped in this important effort. With less than two weeks until the Georgia special election, we hope that we have made a difference. Thanks to all for for taking on and helping with this commitment!

We hope to celebrate 2021 with you at our first meeting, after the election but before Inauguration Day. Until then, we wish you and your families all the best for the holidays and the new year!

Karen Payne and David Ofsevit, co-chairs

Virtual “Make a Plan to Vote” Phone Bank next Tuesday, September 29


“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.

Next Ward Committee meeting to focus on racial justice and equity in Boston.

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.

Help support our neighbor, Liz Malia, in the upcoming election

We have received the following from Liz:

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!

Policy Roundtables from The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and Business Forward

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!