Upcoming Events from the DNC

From The Democratic National Committee:

Here are some ways you can take action.
Community Event
Danvers Democratic Town Committee Food Drive
Hosted by Erin B.
Danvers People to People Food Pantry
12 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA
Join the Danvers Democrats on November 6th and 7th to give back to the community! We’ll be donating non-perishable food items, personal items or pet food to hel…Show details
Eastern timeSat, Nov 6 · 10–12pm

Peer Outreach Session
Chelsea, MA Voter Registration Friend Bank
Hosted by Susan B.
ChelseaVirtual event · Join from anywhere
Voting rights and registration is more important than ever!
Join us on November 1, 2021 Monday (the day before Election Day) to reach out to the people in our o…Show details
Eastern time
Mon, Nov 1 · 6:30–7:30pm

Community Event
MA Dems Organizing Hub – Phone Banking and More
Hosted by Alex B. and 2 others
Virtual event · Join from anywhere
Saturdays from 3-5 PM
2:45 For first time people.
3:00 Official start time.
4:45 Break for social time and debrief.
Zoom link emailed …Show details
Eastern time
Sat, Oct 30 · 3–5pm
Sat, Nov 6 · 3–5pm
Sat, Nov 13 · 3–5pm
Sat, Nov 20 · 3–5pm

Phone Bank
Hosted by Eileen Z.
Virtual event · Join from anywhere
There are only a few days left and the polls are very tight. the whole country is watching. …Show details
Eastern time
Sun, Oct 31 · 4–6pm
Mon, Nov 1 · 4–6pm
Tue, Nov 2 · 4–6pm

Swing Left/Swing Blue – Environmental Voter Project

Over the transom today from Alex Smullin and the local Swing Left organizers. The work is everywhere. Thanks to all who are participating to save our democracy!


Dear Swing Left North Shore/ Cape Ann – 

We sent about 10,000 postcards to VA – to encourage early voting, get out the vote for Virginia Beach House of Delegate candidates and test a message to motivate voters concerned about climate change to oust their Republican state Delegate who had voted against important climate measures.

Everyone is focused on VA for the next three weeks and there are a lot of great actions to join. While we will have one more postcard project before election day, possibly on the Freedom to Vote Act, please try to join in at least one of the activities below being conducted by the most effective grassroots organizations to make sure we win in VA:


Getting out the core voter is critical in low-turnout elections like Virginia’s upcoming elections on November 2nd. Republicans are working to win back the governor’s seat and the state legislature. Early voting has already started! Swing Blue Alliance is working with Sister District MA/RI to call voters to give them information about early mail-in and in-person voting and recruiting volunteers to canvass.

Join a Sister District MA/RI phone bank Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.


We have postcarded with the Center for Common Ground/Reclaim our Vote – this year in VA and in many places last year. They will end their postcarding for VA next week but will be phonebanking and texting right up to Election Day. If you’re interested in participating in either of those campaigns, you can find all the information you need to get started on the Phonebanking and Texting pages of their website. The platforms they use make both activities very easy to do. The Thursday briefing this week (Thursday, October 14) will include a demonstration of the phonebanking platform and possibly the texting one, in case you want to check it out. 


Here’s why the Environmental Voter Project is making a difference in Virginia:

  • Short-term Results: We’ve been working year-round in VA to turn over 500,000 low propensity environmental voters into consistent voters. Randomized controlled trials show we increased turnout of our targets by +0.7 percentage points in VA’s June 8 primary and we also boosted vote-by-mail sign-ups by +0.2.
  • Long-term Results: By the end of 2020, a stunning 37,225 of the non-voting and seldom-voting environmentalists we’d targeted since 2019 had become consistent voters who now vote in federal, state, and even local elections.
  • Our Targets are Already Voting Early!: Voter file updates show that a stunning 23,026 of the voters we’re targeting have already voted early for the upcoming Nov. 2 election. None of these environmentalists had ever voted in an odd year election before!

With just a few clicks you can make a difference by donating to help mobilize environmental voters in Virginia or signing up for a Get-Out-The-Vote shift


Glenn Youngkin’s extremism stands at stark opposition to the values of Virginia voters, but unless we’re able to increase voter turnout in the upcoming election, he has a chance of beating Terry McAuliffe!

Sign up now to help get out the vote in Virginia by calling or texting voters – the election is just a few weeks away! 

Let me know how it goes – if you send a brief report of your experience I can share them and hopefully that will encourage others to give it a try.   Let’s head in to 2022 with a big win in VA!!

Thanks! Alix


Previous Meeting – Saturday January 23, 2016

The Rockport Saturday January 23, 2016, at 10:30 am at the Rockport Police Station.

In addition to regular business we heard from representatives from both the Clinton and the Sanders presidential campaigns, in advance of the upcoming MA primary (March 1, 2016) as well as Marianne Rutter from Boxford who spoke about how to run to be a delegate to the Democratic National convention which will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 25th-28th, 2016.

More information about the campaigns will be added to the Resources Section.

Meeting Saturday October 17, 2015

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee held a meeting on Saturday October 17, 2015 at 10:30 at the Rockport Police Station, 168 Main Street.  We received excellent reports from our committee members who attended the State Convention in September.  We heard from a supporter of the MA initiative for humane treatment of farm animals.  We also heard from a supporter of the Fair Share Amendment. Both presentations were quite informative.  Attendees had a chance to sign petitions for each.

Fair Share Amendment resource links:
Basic summary on the Fair Share Amendment campaign:  http://raiseupma.org/constitutional-amendment-campaign/

Signature Collection Toolkit (which includes the basic fact sheet on the campaign):  http://raiseupma.org/signature-collection-toolkit/

Mass Budget and Policy Center’s short report on the campaign’s funding goals and tax reforms that improve fairness:  http://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Fair_Share_Tax_Reform_Factsheet.html

Humane Treatment for Farm Animals:  More information on the initiative – http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/massachusetts-ballot-initiative-seeks-curb-farm-animal-confinement

Aug 25th last day to Register for FTM

To vote in the Rockport Fall Town Meeting (FTM), you must be a registered voter in Rockport.  Even if you own a home here, you must be registered to vote here to be able to vote in Town Meeting.  Those who are not registered to vote here will be seated in the ‘visitor’s section’ and their votes at town meeting will remain uncounted.

Tuesday August 25th is the last day on which you can register to be eligible to vote at the FTM.  Town hall will be open until 8pm on that day.

You may also register online, with the same deadline.