Saturday, May 22nd
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met Saturday May 22nd at 10:00 AM on Zoom. We heard from Alix Smullin on the efforts to improve transparency in the MA Legislature process, and Chuck Francis on the End-of-Life Options legislation in MA. We also got an update from Tom Mikus on the town Green Community committee’s work over the last year.
Our next full committee meeting will be in Sept, details TBD.
Black Lives Matter
The Massachusetts Democratic Party stands with Black and Brown communities, here and everywhere, in their call for justice and accountability, and in their demand to end racism, inequality and brutality. Take action.
Other Organizations of Interest
- Massachusetts Democratic Party, our state organization
Mass Dems main web page
Mass Dems calendar of events
- North Shore Democratic Update, publication created to help Democratic activists become better aware of issues and events throughout the North Shore and MA.
Facebook: North Shore Democratic Update
or email NorthShoreDemocraticUpdatefirstname.lastname@example.org
- Swing Left, a nationally coordinated effort to increase the number of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives by channeling local groups to nearby swing districts. Rockport members are working to keep a Democrat in NH-01.
Rockport Swing Left: no web presence yet
- Rockport Women’s March Symposium, a local group that was initiated following shared Women’s March experiences, and an interest in generating “next steps” groups; full group meetings at Rockport Library
Facebook: Women’s March Symposium, Rockport
- Indivisible, grass-roots groups guided by the experience of Congressional Democratic staffers
North Shore Indivisible
Facebook: North Shore Indivisible meets first Tuesdays 7:30 PM.
- Cape Ann Local Action (CALA), a local group
Facebook: Cape Ann Local Action
North Shore Chapter (new)
- Women’s Equality Cape Ann (WECANN), a strictly local group
Facebook: Womens Equality Cape Ann
- Essex County Community Organization, an affiliate of the Massachusetts Community Action Network
- Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of groups
Facebook: SURJ Boston
- Action Together, a national network of local groups
Action Together Network
Facebook: Action Together North Shore, MA
- Network for Neighbors
Democratic State Convention!
Rockport 4th of July Parade!
Postcards from Cape Ann Sent to Voters
General Election Tuesday November 3, 2020
Congratulations to President Biden, Vice President Harris, U.S. Senator Markey, U.S. Representative Moulton, Governor’s Councillor Duff, State Representative Ferrante, and Register of Probate O’Brien!
Saturday October 10, 2020
Interested Rockport Democratic Town Committee members met online on Saturday, October 10th at 11:30 AM to share information about how to campaign for this general election. We welcomed all Democratic supporters to attend.
Saturday September 12, 2020
Due to COVID-19 policy, the Rockport Democratic Town Committee met online on Saturday September 12th at 11:15 AM with a full agenda about the general election in November.
Thursday April 9, 2020
Due to COVID-19 policy, the Rockport Democratic Town Committee met online on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 PM to reorganize (elect officers). A majority of members attended and voted for the slate of officers who had volunteered.
Saturday January 11, 2020
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, January 11th, at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library. We had three speakers:
- Charles Francis speaking about compassionate choices, the Mass Act relative to End of Life Options – House and Senate bills: H.1926, S.1208
- Keith Sonia (Regional Field Director for Representative Kennedy)
- Shannon Liss-Riordin (Candidate running for Senator Markey’s seat)
The general meeting included brain storming about how to raise money for the RDTC.
Saturday February 2, 2019
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. In addition to old and new business we watched Be The Lifeboat – Not The Storm a video about the power of positive visions of the future to shift beliefs. (updated version shown below.)
Next meeting Saturday, May 11th, Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library.
Congratulations, Democrats! Job well done.
Rockport Election Results from November 6, 2018
Saturday October 6, 2018
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, October 6th at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. The meeting included a conversation with Essex County Registrar John O’Brien, a visit with our State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, and a talk by Governor’s Council member Eileen Duff.
Members: To get signs for standouts and pass out literature contact Christine D.
Saturday September 8, 2018
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, September 8th at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. We reviewed recent activities and plans for upcoming election campaigning.
Saturday June 9, 2018
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, June 9th at 10:30 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport library. We elected a Corresponding Secretary and a Member at Large for our executive committee. Members shared their impressions of the recent state convention. Victoria Nadel spoke for Secretary of State candidate Josh Zakim in the September primary election, and we discussed plans for the November general election.
Saturday April 14, 2018
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 AM in the Community Room of the Rockport police station. We heard from a candidate for Selectman, and had a demonstration of this website. We elected officers to two-year terms, and voted two new members onto the committee. Finally, we discussed several ways to increase visibility and participation.
Saturday February 10, 2018
Registered Rockport Democrats held a caucus on Saturday, February 10th, beginning with candidate registration at 10:15 AM in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. This year’s state convention will be held on June 1 and 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The caucus was followed by short announcements.
Saturday September 16, 2017
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 16th in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library.
Our guest speakers were
- Bruce Cohen on amending the Constitution against Citizens United
- Victoria Ireton from Seth Moulton’s campaign, and
- Matthew Murray, an alumnus of Rockport High School who is Chair of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts.
Discussion included event plans, outreach, voter identification, and collaboration with Gloucester Democrats.
Saturday June 17, 2017
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 17th in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters. We had an update from the new Community Outreach and Education Committee and reports from the recent state convention.
Saturday March 18, 2017
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 18th in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters. We voted to create an Education and Outreach Committee, and the newly formed Tech Committee made their first report. We elected a slate of additional members from the many new people now attending our meetings. (If you have not already done so, please let us know if you are interested in becoming a member.)
Saturday February 25, 2017
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee met at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 25th in the Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters. We discussed post-election planning and held the caucus to elect delegates and alternates for the State Democratic Convention to be held on June 3rd in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Successful Local Elections November 8, 2016
Democrats Kevin Coppinger and Eileen Duff won the only contested local election races. Congratulations to Sheriff Coppinger and Governors Council Duff.