Rockport Dems in the 2019 4th of July Parade

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee will be marching again in the 4th of July Parade. We will be marching with the Issues Lifeboats again.
(See “Be The Lifeboat” https://youtu.be/q53m7cXRQyY for explanation)
We welcome marchers of all ages to come join us and carry an issue lifeboat. Meeting at the Rockport High School at 5pm July 4th.
We have 2 sided signs with the following issues that the Democratic Party fights to save or secure, on them:
Accountability       •     Medicare
Affordable Health Care •   Truth Matters
Protect Voting Rights • Safe Schools
Support Our Troops   • Keep Families Together
Protect Our Values   •  Equal pay
Universal Health Care  •  Prevent Gun Violence
Affordable Housing  •  Principled Leadership
Social Security    •   Living Wage
Support LGBTQ Rights  •  Medicare
Support Working Families •   Debt Free College
Checks & Balances  •  Equal Rights
Support DACA   •  Compassion for Refuges
Fair Taxes   •  Criminal Justice Reform
Fair Voting Districts   •   Support Small Businesses
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Be The Lifeboat (version 2)

This is the updated version of the video which includes:
– Overlaid text mostly spoken and slowed down
– Overlaid text is rendered in a more readable (sanserif) and larger font
– Segues feature clay heads 🙂
– Post- credit ‘easter-egg’ which is a review of the main points

This version is currently running on channel 12 Studio1623.

45* attempts to change “Public Charge” laws

from RDTC member Diane Vella:

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The Trump administration is proposing changes to the Federal “Public Charge” laws.  These changes will prevent any immigrant who has ever received public help (food, housing subsidy, health care subsidy, etc.) from obtaining citizenship.  This applies to ALL immigrants, even those who are here legally.  ECCO feels that this is discriminatory against those with medical issues and those who are dealing with issues of poverty.  The public comment period is now underway, and will be open only until December 10.  We need as many letters and posted comments as possible. Legally, paper letters require a response from DHS to the sender.

letters to : Ms. Samantha Deshommes

                 Office of Policy and Strategy U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

                  Department of Homeland Security

                  20 Massachusetts Ave.,NW

                  Washington, DC 20529-2140

internet:  www.regulations.gov

               DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012

               follow website instructions for submitting comments

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(end Vella)
For more info on this issue, see also:
National Immigrant Law Center’s site Protecting Immigrant Families
NILC main site page on the issue
Kaiser Family Fund on effect on health care coverage and use
Even Forbes explains how this is not good for Corps hoping to retain H-1B workers
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Who would be for such a change????
Center for Immigration Studies – explains what “charge doctrine” is – 2001
They argued even back in 2001 that only ‘qualified’, ‘capable’ people should be able to immigrate.
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I guess all those fans of chapter 18 of Leviticus (you know, the anti-sex-between-two-men bits)  fell asleep before chapter 19
Leviticus 19:34
“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt….”

Corrected Ride to Polls

Rides to the Polls Available!

Ed Hand and Tom Delaney have volunteered to drive Rockport Voters to the polls on Tuesday Nov 6th.  If you know anyone who needs a ride, please let them know.

Ed will be covering Pigeon Cove, precinct 1 and Tom will be covering precincts 2 and 3 (Downtown and South End).

If you would like to volunteer to drive voters, please contact Tom Delaney.

Rides to the Polls – Nov 6

Rides to the Polls Available!

Ed Hand and Tom Delaney have volunteered to drive Rockport Voters to the polls on Tuesday Nov 6th.  If you know anyone who needs a ride, please let them know.

Ed will be covering Pigeon Cove, precinct 1 and Tom will be covering precincts 2 and 3 (downtown and South End).

If you would like to volunteer to drive voters, please contact Tom Delaney.