“On the Health of Our Democracy” event tonight (Thursday)

“Perspectives On the Health of Our Democracy”, a discussion with award-winning Boston Globe columnists Joan Vennochi and Jeff Jacoby will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves Street.

The discussion, moderated by the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann, will explore the impact on American democracy of such concerns as freedom of the press, the influence of social media, voter participation and voter suppression, campaign financing and wealth inequality.

It is part of the “Daring Democracy” event series, presented by the League and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport.

Admission is free.

Canvass in Gloucester this Weekend

Jay Gonzalez to kick off canvassing effort
in Gloucester on Saturday

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez will be in Gloucester on Saturday, Oct. 6, to lead help kick off a canvassing effort on Cape Ann. Gonzalez is scheduled to appear at the Cape Ann Coordinated Campaign headquarters, 2 Duncan St., Gloucester, at 10 a.m.

Door-to-door contact is vital to our success this fall. If we can get people who don’t usually vote in off-year elections to turn out, we have a very good chance of winning up and down the ticket.

To volunteer for Saturday’s canvass, click on this link:

Upcoming Cape Ann canvasses

Saturday’s canvass begins an intensive effort to reach out to as many voters as possible between now and Election Day.  Canvasses are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 6.
The list below shows individual canvasses that you can sign up for. Please click on one or more of the links. It’s a great time to meet your neighbors and share experiences with fellow Democrats.

If you this schedule doesn’t work for you, but you have some time to spare you can reach out to Alice Janigro, our field office coordinator, who will work with volunteers on a case-by-case basis to send them walk lists and materials.

In addition, Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) canvassing begins on Oct. 22. From then until election day canvasses will be happening every day. We will alert you when the schedule is finalized.
GOTV (Get-Out-The-Vote) Training will be held at coordinated campaign headquarters at 2 Duncan St., Gloucester, on Monday Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. To sign up for this specialized training and canvassing, click on the link below:

Phone banks

   Phone banks to recruit volunteers are scheduled every Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Coordinated Campaign headquarters from 5 to 7 p.m. To volunteer, email Alice Janigro or Clara Sandrin  You may also call headquarters at 978-865-3699 to volunteer.

Reference:  https://mailchi.mp/a414418bbc31/t39m9xn85v-1519085

Warren canvass in Gloucester tomorrow (Saturday)

There will be a canvass for Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Canvassers should meet at Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road.

Join Team Warren in Gloucester to knock on doors for Sen. Warren and Democrats down the ballot!

We’re only THIRTEEN weekends away from election day – and we need your help! To volunteer for the canvass, click on the following link: https://secure.ngpvan.com/aX9CX9wtaU6nR2iZqnjw5w2

Demonstrating in Grant Circle

Rockport Dems stood to demonstrate with Cape Ann Local Action (CALA) in Grant Circle last Thursday, using the lifeboat signs that we made for the Independence Day parade in Rockport. Join us this Thursday (July 26) from 5 to 6 PM.

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