Next RDTC Meeting 12-17-22 10am Rockport Public Library

The final 2022 (what a year!) meeting of the Rockport Democratic Town Committee will happen on December 17th in the Peggy Brenner room of the Rockport Public Library.

This has been quite an election season and it isn’t over yet. Georgia will have decided our Senate majority by the time of the meeting.

Several different local groups pursuing both big and small ‘d’, Democratic issues have been launched in the past few months.

So much to talk to each other about. Come join us one more time in 22.

We will be meeting in person and on Zoom. Link will be posted on the day of the event.

RDTC Meeting: Zoom link and Agenda

Dear and esteemed members of the Rockport Democratic Town Committee and surrounding community,

We are meeting again today and all are welcome to participate either in person or virtually via Zoom.  This is a key meeting in that it is our last meeting before the Nov 8th election and an opportunity to strategize about how to get out the vote and inform our neighbors about how important it is to participate.

The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am and end just shy of 11:00am to allow all the opportunity to walk to Dock Sq for the Stand Out.  

For those of you who have not yet had a chance to watch out last informative forum 1623’s link to it is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVvs3vtVaHw

Should you wish to join in person we’ll see you at the Fabulous Rockport Library (mask wearing is encouraged) 

Virtually the zoom link is as follows. 

Nathaniel Mulcahy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Oct 29th RDTC meeting 
Time: Oct 29, 2022 10:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Come one, come all, and bring a pal or two 

In Solidarity 

Nathaniel Mulcahy

Chair RDTC


Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Agenda
Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 10:00 a.m.
Rockport Public Library and Remote
10:00: Sign in and welcome by Chair Nat Mulcahy


Old Business:
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report


New Business:
• Standouts
• Update on negotiations with Gloucester Dems
• Review of Fair Share Amendment Forum
• Discussion of endorsement of amendments and candidates by our committee
• Discussion of email from Melanie Waddell, offering us the opportunity to observe testing of the voting
tabulators to be used in the State election in 11/22. Discussion of why we should show up. Observation
date, Tuesday 11/1/22, 9 a.m.
• Barbara Gavin – Summary of the roles and responsibilities of a poll observer




RDTC Meeting 10AM Sat October 29

We will be having the last Rockport Democratic Town Committee Meeting before the mid-term election on Sat Oct 29 at 10am at the Rockport Library.

Come find out what you can do to help Democratic candidates and causes.

Standout against the Dobbs decision at Dock Sq at 11am Sat will continue and add in more campaign signs. Regardless of where the other party may have been in the past, it is clear that only one party is interested in women enjoying full rights to bodily autonomy in the present, and that is the Democratic Party. This election could not be more important.

Zoom link will be published on Saturday.

Can you help elect the whole ticket? Opportunities abound!

Over the transom from the Gloucester City Committee:

——————

Message from the Campaign Friends and Fellow Democrats!

We are currently 16 days from election day here on Cape Ann and Massachusetts.  That’s right, just 16 precious days until we elect a new slate of leadership.  What that leadership looks like is going to depend on what we do in these 16 days.  Do we sit back and hope and pray that Massachusetts gets it right or do we take action to ensure that our voters get out and vote?  With so much on the line we should not take anything for granted.  WE NEED THE WHOLE TICKET ELECTED!!!

Here on Cape Ann we have a put together a headquarters where you can come and get information and lawn signs.  You can also come in and sign up for shifts to canvas and phone bank.  We are set up here to host phone banks.  All you need is a laptop or tablet and a cell phone.  We have a couple of laptops available if needed.  I know that people feel uncomfortable doing this work, but it is necessary to get our voters out to the polls.  The only way we win is if we do the work. 

I know we feel that Healey/Driscoll is going to walk away with this election and that may very well be the case.  As I have mentioned before we are in for the whole ticket!  What happens if Andrea Campbell is not our Attorney General?  What if William Galvin is not our Secretary of State?  This could be a reality if we aren’t pushing the ticket. 

So here is our ask. We are asking you to get involved in the GOTV process starting Nov 5.  This means going out to canvas and calling Massachusetts voters.  This means joining in on our visibility opportunities.  This is who we are and what what we do; we get democrats elected to office.  We cannot do it without you so how will you help?  Please click the following link and take our survey on what you can do to help us win.  https://forms.gle/MnoJJvK5sUgqVwFW8 .  We will contact you based on your responses. We don’t want to wake up Nov 9 asking ourselves what we could have done differently. 

Bernadette Merenda
Volunteer Coordinator-Coordinated Campaign

 WORKING TO WIN IN NOVEMBER!
Below is a list of all the events that you can sign up for to help us win in November. DO NOT TAKE VICTORY FOR GRANTED. Please sign up for at least one action today! Mobilize links provided!  IN-PERSON CanvassTeam Healey/Driscoll Gloucester Canvass
Meet at Cape Ann Coordinated Campaign Headquarters
44 Commercial St., Gloucester(Between St. Peter’s Square and Mom’s Kitchen, with a large gravel parking lot )  Sunday, October 23, 20222 – 5 p.m.
Register here:https://www.mobilize.us/maurahealey/event/505824/
   IN PERSON Phone Bank OpportunitiesTeam Healey/Driscoll Cape Ann Phone BankCape Ann Coordinated Campaign Headquarters
44 Commercial St., Gloucester(Between St. Peter’s Square and Mom’s Kitchen, with a large gravel parking lot) Thursday, October 27, 2022
5 – 8 p.m.
Register here:https://www.mobilize.us/maurahealey/event/517291/ Thursday, November 3, 2022
5 – 8 p.m.
Register here:https://www.mobilize.us/maurahealey/event/517291/ Please bring your laptop/tablet and phone to the HQ for phone banking.
Public Service Chair, Mary Kingsley, would like to remind all of our followers and friends that we are still collecting goods for The North Shore Health Project/One Stop program, focusing on supporting housing-insecure folks in our community. Outdoor gear, gloves/mittens/jackets and coats and other items are sought to help folks living rough this winter survive and live with dignity while seeking treatment and care.

Join Team Moulton to flip 2nd Essex State Rep seat

Over the transom from the Moulton Campaign:


This weekend, there are several volunteer events with the coordinated campaign that we hope you can join. 
You can help Kristin Kassner flip the state rep seat in the 2nd Essex.Sat, 10/22 10am–12pm in Topsfield. Meet in the downtown parking lot behind Zumi’s.Sun, 10/23 1pm–3pm in Newbury. Meet at the Upper Green near the baseball backstop. Park on Hanover Street. 
Or if door-knocking isn’t your thing, join a standout for Kristin in Georgetown. Sign up here.
You can also sign up for one of the many other events happening throughout the Sixth District. 
You can also sign up to help campaign in Maine, where Serve America endorsee Jared Golden is facing a tough re-election. This race is critical for the Dems to hold the House, and we want to make it happen! Sign up to help Jared here
Finally, thank you to Chris Fuccione and Haven Doud for writing to the Gloucester Times and Salem News about why you are supporting Seth’s re-election. If anyone is interested in joining our letter-writing campaign, please reply to this email.
Regards,Matt Chilliak
Campaign Manager 
Moulton for Congress
Phone:(978) 809-2757


Zoom link for Ballot Question 1 forum

In our continued effort to educate the voting public the Rockport Democratic Town Committee is proud to be hosting a forum on Ballot Question 1.

Ballot Question 1 is also known as the Fair Share Amendment and millionaire’s tax. If passed it will tax earned income over $1 Million an additional 4% which would be used to fund education, transportation and infrastructure.

In contrast to a bill, ballot question one would result in a change to Massachusetts’ Constitution. 

Speaking in favor of the amendment will be Yousif Abdallah of Fair Share for Mass while in opposition to ballot question 1 will be Charles D. Chieppo of the  Pioneer Institute. 

We’re looking forward to yet another informative and substantive discussion. Special thanks to the participants and to 1623 Studios, the Gloucester Daily Times and the Manchester Cricket who will be covering the event. 

Nathaniel Mulcahy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RDTC Forum on Ballot Question 1
Time: Oct 20, 2022 7pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Note from Gus Bickford: Post this video! No Diehl

Geoff Diehl is a threat to reproductive health care access in Massachusetts. As we get closer and closer to the general election we can’t take anything for granted. We need your help to spread the word about Diehl’s extreme vision for the state.
 
Can you please share this digital advertisement on social media so that your friends, neighbors, and other networks understand the threat that Geoff Diehl poses to our basic rights?
 
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
 
Diehl supports radically dismantling abortion rights. He celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and pushed to ban abortion while serving in the Legislature. With our reproductive freedom on the ballot this year, we can’t allow a candidate in our Governor’s Office who will threaten our basic rights. We need to stop Geoff Diehl to ensure a brighter future for Massachusetts.
 
Thankfully, we have Maura Healey – a champion for reproductive rights, who will stand up for patients and providers. We need a Governor who will defend our rights, not eliminate them. That’s where you come in.

Can you share this digital advertisement about Geoff Diehl and his radical views on Trump?

We can’t afford a Governor like Geoff Diehl

https://youtu.be/eTgqNszM8Vk


Thank you for your help.
 
Sincerely,

Gus Bickford
Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party
 

RTDC Meeting 10•1•22 10 am Library and Zoom

Dear and esteemed members of the RDTC and extended community,

Just a short note to remind you all that tomorrow (Oct 1) we will be having our next monthly meeting.  As usual the meeting will be held in the Brenner room of our town’s fabulous library (mask wearing is encouraged by the library staff).  For those who would rather participate virtually the zoom link can be found at the end of this email.

I look forward to seeing you all and feel free to bring a friend.

The meeting will end promptly at 11 (or a smidge sooner) to allow all who wish to participate at the weekly standout at Dock Sq to have time to get there. 

In Solidarity

Nathaniel Mulcahy 

Chair RDTC

Nathaniel Mulcahy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: October meeting of the RDTC
Time: Oct 1, 2022 10:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
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