The following neighbors and friends will attend the 2019 Democratic State Convention in Springfield on September 14.
David Ofsevit and Karen Payne, Committee co-chairs, will also attend.
Thanks to all who helped at the caucus on May 18.
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.
The full newsletter, in English and Spanish, is at this link. It consists of an introduction and a list of Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation.
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!
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.
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)