Caucus suspended until further notice

We have received the following from the state committee. Until you hear otherwise, please assume that our March 21 caucus is affected by this announcement. We will post any updates here.

I wanted to let you know, the following statement was just sent out by the Massachusetts Democratic Party:

“In light of guidance provided by state officials at this afternoon’s press conference, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is temporarily suspending all caucuses scheduled to take place. In the event that this temporary suspension must continue for an extended period of time, the Party will develop a replacement to the caucus process. We will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health officials and will make a decision to end the temporary suspension based on that guidance. The Party has informed Senator Markey and Congressman Kennedy of this decision, and each supported the necessary decision by the state party to postpone the caucuses.”

Beginning with tonight’s caucuses, we are temporarily suspending scheduled caucuses. This is an evolving situation, and we’ll be monitoring the recommendations of state officials. I will provide more information in Thursday’s email.

Democratically yours,

Gus Bickford
Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Sample Ballots for Ward 19 for March 3 Primary Election, and Write-In Request

The following file: Ward 19 sample ballots contains images of the ballot you will see. There are 3 ballots, depending on your precinct. They differ only in candidates for State Committee.

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee recommends you vote for the entire slate of committee members. In addition, we strongly request that you write in the following two names and addresses in the write-in spaces, filling in the ovals to the right of their names:

  • Cathleen Prata
    24 St. Peter Street, Jamaica Plain
  • Wayne Yeh
    69 1/2 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain

Please be careful to spell the names correctly. Cathleen has been a member of the committee for several years and is currently doing excellent work as our Clerk/Secretary. Wayne joins us as a member of the Young Chinese Democrats and will provide excellent access to that community. Their names do not appear on the ballot because of problems, since resolved, with their registration.

Early and Absentee Voting for Upcoming Primary Election

Day Date Time Location Address
Monday February 24 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CITY HALL 1 CITY HALL SQUARE BOSTON
Tuesday February 25 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM CITY HALL
Tuesday February 25 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM COPLEY SQUARE LIBRARY 700 BOYLSTON STREET BOSTON
Tuesday February 25 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM EAST BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL 86 WHITE STREET EAST BOSTON
Tuesday February 25 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM JACKSON MANN SCHOOL 500 CAM-BRIDGE ST., ALLSTON
Tuesday February 25 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM JAMES F CONDON SCHOOL 200 D STREET SOUTH BOSTON
Tuesday February 25 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM THE DEWITT CENTER 122 DEWITT DRIVE ROXBURY,
Tuesday February 25 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM THELMA BURNS BUILDING 575 WARREN STREET BOSTON
Wednesday February 26 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM CITY HALL
Thursday February 27 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM CITY HALL
Thursday February 27 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM ALL SAINTS CHURCH 209 ASHMONT STREET DORCHESTER
Thursday February 27 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM ANOTHER COURSE TO COLLEGE 612 METRO-POLITAN AVE HYDE PARK
Thursday February 27 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM MARGARITA MUNIZ ACADEMY 20 CHILD ST. JAMAICA PLAIN
Thursday February 27 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM FIRST PARISH CHURCH OF DORCHESTER  10 PARISH STREET DORCHESTER
Thursday February 27 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM MILDRED AVE COMMUNITY CENTER 1-5 MILDRED AVENUE MATTAPAN
Thursday February 27 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM ROCHE COMMUNITY CENTER 1716 CENTRE STREET WEST ROXBURY
Friday February 28 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CITY HALL

For information on how to vote absentee, see https://www.boston.gov/departments/elections/how-vote-absentee-ballot.

Ward 19 Democrats to Elect Delegates to 2020 State Convention

All registered Democrats are invited to participate in the caucus for the purpose of selecting delegates to the State Democratic Convention. The Convention will include an endorsement vote for U.S. Senator. It will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.

When: Saturday, March 21, 2020. Doors open at 9:30. All persons in line by 10:00 will be registered. Doors close at 10:15.

Where: Painters and Allied Trades DC35 Hall, 25 Colgate Road, Roslindale

Who: Anyone who registers for the caucus can be nominated. All nominees will have a two-minute opportunity to speak in support of their candidacy.

Come Join Jimmy Tingle at Our Fund Raiser!

WEBSITE 20-20 flyer pdfStart the new year with a good laugh!

Ward 19 is hosting Jimmy Tingle on Wednesday, January 15th at The Frogmore in Jamaica Plain.

WHO:

Jimmy Tingle is a comedian and commentator, and was a 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts where he received 41% of the vote in the primary. He has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” CNN, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Veep” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, Sixty Minutes II, MSNBC, and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special.

WHEN/WHERE:

Join us at Frogmore – 365 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain:

6:30-7:30 pm – hors d’oeuvres and general conviviality
7:30 – 8:30 pm – Jimmy Tingle
8:30 pm – hang out with fellow community activists in this cozy local establishment

TICKETS:

Tickets are $30/person – your donation benefits the Ward 19 Democratic Committee. Reserve your seats by contacting Ward 19 Treasurer Mark Preiss at mark.preiss@gmail.com

Due to MA campaign finance laws, our preferred method of payment is a personal check payable to: Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee. We can only accept cash up to $50/person/year.

Also, we must record the name and address of each person purchasing a ticket, so please provide that as well. Payment with names/addresses can be mailed to:

Mark Preiss, Ward 19 Treasurer, 13A Cranston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Wishing you a healthy and Democratic 2020!

Curtis Hall Computer Center Courses: Winter 2020

Dear local resident,

At the Curtis Hall Computer Center it’s important that we do everything we can to serve our community.

We offer a variety of resources including Internet access, computer courses, and other technology related activities for adults, seniors, and youth.

In the following links, you will find detailed information on some of our winter courses starting January 2020:

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Current Curtis Hall / BCYF members may enroll in courses online, using the link below until Dec. 20th:  https://forms.gle/Lv9eWfXZimhZrKhZ9

Curtis Hall Computer Center
20 South St.  Jamaica Plain
617.635.5193  ext.116

City Council Candidate Endorsements

After the multi-ward forum at Boston English High School last night, Monday October 28, members of the Boston Ward 19 Democratic committee met to endorse candidates for the upcoming election. We have endorsed the following candidates:

District 5: Ricardo Arroyo

District 6: Matt O’Malley (unopposed)

At-large: Alejandra St. Guillen, David Halbert, Michelle Wu