Ward 19 Delegates Elected to Attend Convention

The following neighbors and friends will attend the 2019 Democratic State Convention in Springfield on September 14.

Rebecca Chapman
Kerry Costello
Judy Coughlin
Henia Handler
Patricia Hudson
Radhika Khetani
Nikki Kong
Marilyn Morrissey
Phoebe O’Mara
Helen Raizen

Alex Auriema
John Broussard
Edmund Crotty
Jeffrey Jacobson
John Riordan
Ruben Rodrigues
Bill Shaevel
John Young

David Ofsevit and Karen Payne, Committee co-chairs, will also attend.

Thanks to all who helped at the caucus on May 18.






Registered Democrats in the Boston Ward 19 Jamaica Plain/Roslindale) will hold a caucus on Saturday May 18, 2019 to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. All Democrats who are registered or pre-registered in Ward 19 are invited to participate.

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee caucus will be held at the Farnsworth House Community Room, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Doors will open at 9:30 am and will close at 10:00 am. Ward 19 Democrats must be inside by 10:00 a.m. to participate in electing delegates and alternates.

This year’s Massachusetts Democratic convention will be held September 14, 2019 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain/Roslindale). Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 years old by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Ward 19 can elect 26 delegates and 5 alternates.

Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at http://www.massdems.org.

Those interested in getting involved with the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee should contactinfo@bostonward19dems.org or check out our website at http://www.bostonward19dems.

Join the Ward 19 Democratic Committee for a Panel: “Walkable, Bikable, Livable Streets”

Our panel is aiming to educate Ward 19 (includes parts of JP and Roslindale) residents about what the city is doing to improve road conditions, transportation, and pedestrian/bicyclist safety. It will occur during our monthly Ward 19 Democratic committee meeting on April 1st at the Roslindale House. The regular meeting will start at 7pm, and this panel will take place at 7:30 and last about 45 minutes. The invited speakers will collectively talk for about 20-30 minutes with time remaining for questions from the audience.

Confirmed speakers include At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, Boston Director of Planning Vineet Gupta, the Executive Director of Boston Cyclist Union Becca Wolfson, and Ari Ofsevit from Transit Matters.

Each of the speakers will field specific questions concerning their area of expertise and how it relates to residents of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale.

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, https://ampr.gs/2EMxeAq.

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)