Democratic Town Committee of Rockport, Massachusetts

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Town Election

Rockport has rescheduled our municipal election to June 30th. The only contested race has five candidates running for two Board of Selectmen positions. The Cape Ann League of Women Voters recorded a debate/forum that you can view online. To avoid any COVID-19 exposure, request an early/absentee ballot by downloading this form, or by contacting the Town Clerk.

Upcoming Events

Democratic State Convention!

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Rockport 4th of July Parade!

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The Rockport Democratic Town Committee marched again in the Rockport Firemen’s 4th of July Parade. We marched with the Issues Lifeboats.

Postcards from Cape Ann Sent to Voters

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Other Organizations of Interest

Thursday April 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19 policy, the Rockport Democratic Town Committee met online on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 PM to reorganize (elect officers). A majority of members attended and voted for the slate of officers who had volunteered.

Saturday January 11, 2020

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, January 11th, at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library. We had three speakers:

  • Charles Francis speaking about compassionate choices, the Mass Act relative to End of Life Options – House and Senate bills: H.1926, S.1208
  • Keith Sonia (Regional Field Director for Representative Kennedy)
  • Shannon Liss-Riordin (Candidate running for Senator Markey’s seat)

The general meeting included brain storming about how to raise money for the RDTC.

Saturday February 2, 2019

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library.  In addition to old and new business we watched Be The Lifeboat – Not The Storm a video about the power of positive visions of the future to shift beliefs.  (updated version shown below.)

Next meeting Saturday, May 11th, Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library.

Congratulations, Democrats!  Job well done.

Rockport Election Results from November 6, 2018

Saturday October 6, 2018

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, October 6th at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. The meeting included a conversation with Essex County Registrar John O’Brien, a visit with our State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, and a talk by Governor’s Council member Eileen Duff.
Members: To get signs for standouts and pass out literature contact Christine D.

Saturday September 8, 2018

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, September 8th at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. We reviewed recent activities and plans for upcoming election campaigning.

Saturday June 9, 2018

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, June 9th at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. We elected a Corresponding Secretary and a Member at Large for our executive committee. Members shared their impressions of the recent state convention. Victoria Nadel spoke for Secretary of State candidate Josh Zakim in the September primary election, and we discussed plans for the November general election.

Saturday April 14, 2018

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 AM in the Community Room of the Rockport police station. We heard from a candidate for Selectman, and had a demonstration of this website. We elected officers to two-year terms, and voted two new members onto the committee. Finally, we discussed several ways to increase visibility and participation.

Saturday February 10, 2018

Registered Rockport Democrats held a caucus on Saturday, February 10th, beginning with candidate registration at 10:15 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. This year’s state convention will be held on June 1 and 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The caucus was followed by short announcements.

Saturday September 16, 2017

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 16th in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library.

Our guest speakers were

  • Bruce Cohen on amending the Constitution against Citizens United
  • Victoria Ireton from Seth Moulton’s campaign, and
  • Matthew Murray, an alumnus of Rockport High School who is Chair of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts.

Discussion included event plans, outreach, voter identification, and collaboration with Gloucester Democrats.

Saturday June 17, 2017

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 17th in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters. We had an update from the new Community Outreach and Education Committee and reports from the recent state convention.

Saturday March 18, 2017

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 18th in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters. We voted to create an Education and Outreach Committee, and the newly formed Tech Committee made their first report. We elected a slate of additional members from the many new people now attending our meetings. (If you have not already done so, please let us know if you are interested in becoming a member.)

Saturday February 25, 2017

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 25th in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters. We discussed post-election planning and held the caucus to elect delegates and alternates for the State Democratic Convention to be held on June 3rd in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Successful Local Elections November 8, 2016

Democrats Kevin Coppinger and Eileen Duff won the only contested local election races. Congratulations to Sheriff Coppinger and Governors Council Duff.


Voter Registration

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