Update from Team Moulton

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Hello Team Moulton,
First off, a big THANK YOU to all of the supporters who came to join Seth in the North Shore Pride parade last weekend. It was a huge success, and we had one of the largest contingents in the entire parade. (Check out and share Seth’s Pride post here!)
On a more somber note, we know that there is a long, hard fight ahead regarding abortion rights and the Supreme Court’s recent rollback of Roe v Wade. To that end, beyond the legislative and community activism that Seth is committed to doing, we’ve compiled a list of pro-abortion organizations that are doing good work and could use financial assistance. You can find that list here. Please give what you can. 

Coming up, we have two upcoming actions that we need YOU to join us for. Please sign up for one of them below, and share them with your networks.

Team Moulton Canvasses with Teresa in BillericaSaturday, July 2nd, 10am–2pm
Sign up here
Team Moulton Roadtrip to NH
Sunday, July 10th, 2pm
Meetup and send off from Seth at Dunkin Donuts (68 Boston St., Salem, MA)
Sign up here
We are also excited to announce that Seth has made another endorsement, supporting his friend State Rep. Paul Tucker in his race to be the next Essex County District Attorney. You can read more on that here
In case you missed it, Seth was a guest on the Doing the Right Thing podcast, where he talked about his team’s efforts to help our Afghan allies. It’s a short 20-minute interview, and worth the listen!
We also want to give a quick shoutout to our super volunteer, Mark McGlone, for writing this supportive and persuasive letter in the Wilmington Apple on Seth’s foreign policy expertise. Thanks Mark!
Regards,Team Moulton

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Matt Chilliak
Campaign Manager 
Moulton for Congress
Phone:(978) 809-2757

Standout Today June 25 – Dock Sq 11am

From the chair last evening:

Dear fellow RDYC members,

Today was a dark day for our nation, and while it is tempting to place the blame on the Orange pustule that occupied the White House during the last administration we, as a party, must admit our failings and how those contributed to today’s catastrophic SCOTUS ruling. We’ve had 50 years to codify Roe v Wade but we didn’t.  We, at one time, had a supermajority in both the House and Senate and still we failed to codify Roe v Wade. And just last month, in Texas, our Party Leaders came out in force to back Pro-gun, anti-abortion Henry Cuellar VS pro gun controll pro a woman’s right to choose, Jessica Cisneros.  

On a very personal note, if abortion for any reason had been banned here, as it is in Afghanistan and Malta (https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/american-woman-to-be-air-lifted-out-of-malta-after-being-denied-life-saving-abortion/ar-AAYNwmr?li=BBnbfcL) I would be a widow and Pina and Fede would never have been born.  How on earth can those who are celebrating today’s decision claim they are “pro life”??? 

Yesterday’s decision to strike down NY’s gun law that had been saving lives since 1911 and the implication of what SCOTUS may do to our own rights is terrifying. When we see how today’s ruling included a foreshadowing of the next rights to be targeted I fear that this week is only the beginning of the USA’s own dark ages and, given the ages of three Supreme Court Justices, this dark period could last longer than I have on this earth. 

But “could” is a marvelous word and it’s why I’m writing to you today.  It would be easy to give up, it would be easy (and privileged) to move to another nation but, at the risk of sounding overly patriotic, in the flickering light of the figurative flames from our burning constitution I can still catch glimpses of the good so many of us have fought for for so long. My hope is not yet spent and I trust that in each of us there is still some too. We can still fix this but it will not be easy. We must commit to only supporting those with the courage to not only stand for what we believe in but are willing to fight for it. We cannot allow ourselves to be tempted by easy paths like Cuellar, Manchin or Sinema.  I still have some fight left in me and while I do have to leave tomorrow for a difficult trip I am grateful for the passion and constancy of our Naomi and Hope. To not miss my flight, i have to leave at 12 but I will be there at 11:00, tomorrow (Saturday), in Dock Square with Naomi and Hope, I will be there because we can not let them think for a second that we’re defeated, I will be there because Pina deserves to have access to the same lifesaving procedure that saved her mamma, and I will be there with Hope and Naoimi because together we are stronger. I hope you’ll join them too. 

In passionately felt solidarity 

Nat

Chair RDCT

New Districts???

For the long story of why we have new state districts see : Redistricting

‘Special Joint Committee on Redistricting

The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting studied and proposed a new division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional districts under the United States Constitution, 40 Senatorial and 8 Councillor districts under Section 2 of Article CI of the Amendments to the Constitution, as amended, and 160 Representative districts under section 1 of said Article CI. Governor Baker signed the state legislative districts into law on November 4th, 2021 and the Congressional and Councillor districts into law on November 22nd, 2021. These districts will go into effect for the 2022 elections.’

from https://malegislature.gov/Redistricting


from https://malegislature.gov/Redistricting/Summary

‘What is Redistricting?

After the release of the U.S. Decennial Census, Massachusetts is constitutionally mandated to change its House, Senate, Governor’s Council and Congressional district boundaries to accommodate shifts in population and provide equal representation to its citizens. The information below will provide a historical perspective of redistricting in Massachusetts from the early days of paper maps to today’s more sophisticated Geographic Information Systems.’


To find your new district you can use: https://malegislature.gov/Redistricting/FindYourNewDistrict

Swing Left – CRT Postcards to OH, PA and WI.


Over the transom, from Swing Left – CRT Postcards to OH, PA and WI.


Dear Swing Left North Shore/Cape Ann – 

Thanks to all of you who joined the kickoff of this project with Galvanize Action. For those of you who could not, here is a link to the recording.  (After you see the postcard and message you may well want to listen!!)  

In short, we are writing to traditional conservative women in OH, PA and WI to inoculate them against messages highlighting critical race theory to encourage them to reliably vote for progress.

Packets are of 25 postcards – $3/packet to me – cash, check or Venmo @Alix-Smullin.

MAIL BETWEEN JUNE 21 (not before) AND 28 (no later than)!!!!!

Pickup dates, locations and RSVPs:

IPSWICH Monday, June 6, 10am-6pm, 9 Prescott St, RSVP

SALEM Monday, June 6, 10am-6pm, 45 Essex St (pickup on patio off Hardy St),RSVP

BEVERLY Tuesday, June 7, 10am-6pm, 63 Baker Ave, RSVP

ROCKPORT Tuesday, June 7, 1pm-6pm, 17 King St  RSVP

LYNNFIELD Wednesday, June 8, 10am-6pm, 7 Fletcher Rd RSVP

MARBLEHEAD Wednesday, June 8, 10am-6pm, 10 Surf St RSVP

GLOUCESTER Thursday, June 9, 10am-6pm, 18 Perkins St RSVP

SWAMPSCOTT Thursday, June 9, 10am-6pm, 22 Woodbine Ave RSVP

We have 128 packets so may need to do a few pickups the week of the 13th.

Questions: email alix.smullin@gmail.com or text/call 781-696-6188.

Thanks!! Alix, Barbara, Chris, David, Diane, Elizabeth, Lynn and Ruth 

Bans off our Bodies Rallies, May 14

Over the transom from Swing Left

Please take a minute to contemplate what the press wants us to take as a foregone conclusion: Republican control of the US Senate and House. We cannot let this happen so here a few ways to get involved – if you can, please click on at least one thing below or email me to tell me what you want to do that I am not offering – alix.smullin@gmail.com.  

**May 14 Bans Off Our Bodies Rallies **May 17 Support Rural Democracy Initiative  ** May 22 Swing Blue Alliance Inperson Roundup  **May 24 Kickoff next postcards with Galvanize

Rally for Choice on May 14

Bans off our Bodies Rallies are happening around the state next Saturday, May 14. Find the one near you at BANS OFF OUR BODIES.

Join Force Multiplier

Tuesday, May 17, 7:00-8:00pm ET on Zoom

REGISTER + DONATE  Your donation will support the RDI Rural Victory Fund.  The suggested donation is $100 but please be as generous as possible! For more infohere

COME TO THE MAY 22 ROUND UP with Swing Blue Alliance

The next Swing Blue Alliance All-Volunteer Roundup is in person and outdoors! It is not super close by (in Waltham at the bucolic Beaver Brook Reservation).  But it will be a chance to socialize, write some postcards, play a trivia game created just for us. Beer and delicious food (potluck).  Mark your calendar and RSVP now to help us plan!

NEXT POSTCARDS AND NEW PICKUP SPOT

May 16 -19 – We will continue our work in CO CD-08 with the

New pick up location in Ipswich!!! Signup email will go out May 12, 6am.

June postcards.

We will write to a group of “moveable women” – we cannot win in OH, WI and MI without getting more while women to vote D. 

You won’t want to miss the kickoff for this project on May 24, 7-8pm, RSVP.

Thanks for all you do and will do!!!! Alix

And please join us AND post on Facebook

‘ from  alix.smullin@gmail.com.

May 7, 2022 RDTC meeting moved to Zoom

Topic: Rockport Democrats
Time: May 7, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee Meeting, which had been scheduled to take place in the Rockport Library, has been moved to a Zoom meeting in response to a rise in local COVID numbers.

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GDCC Brunch 2022! Sun May 1, Elks Club

The Gloucester Democratic City Council gathers all Cape Ann Dems for All Hands On Deck Brunch on Sunday May 1, 11 am, a the Elks Club in Gloucester.

from the sign-up page…”

Brunch 2022!

It’s time to come back together for the Gloucester Democratic City Committee Brunch!

The GDCC Brunch is back after a hiatus of three years due to Covid. We’re excited to bring back this event that gathers Democrats from Cape Ann and the whole North Shore to meet, mingle, and support our efforts in the coming midterm election cycle.

Our Annual Brunch fundraiser is a major lynchpin that allows us to organize to win by:

  • Renting office space for our headquarters
  • Order campaign swag and paraphernalia for distribution to supporters
  • Travel expenses for our members to “swing districts” in Mass and nearby states to help Democrats win in “purple” areas
  • $1000 in service-based scholarships to GHS seniors
  • Much much more!

Please note we will be checking Covid-19 vaccination cards at the door for the safety and comfort of our guests.

Sign up at ALL HANDS ON DECK

Rockport Democratic Town Committee Meeting March 26th

The Rockport Democratic Town Committee will meet IN PERSON! on March 26th h at 1:30 PM in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Station,168 Main Street, to elect officers.

All four candidates for Lieutenant Governor: 

Mr. Bret Boro, 

Mayor Kim Driscoll,

Senator Adam Hinds, 

and Representative Tami Gouvela

will address the group.  

There will also be a report from the energetic Net Zero Energy Committee. 

All Rockport residents registered as Democrats are encouraged to attend and new participants are always welcome. 

For questions or for further information click on the website, https://rockportdems.org

We hope to see you there!

Suellen Wedmore

Corresponding Secretary, RDTC