Saturday, August 5, 2017

RSVP Now for Bridgewater DTC Clambake

Please join us for a backyard New England clambake in support of the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee.

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 1PM
Location: Marilee & Carlton Hunt's Home (80 Austin Street, Bridgewater)

This traditional New England Clam Bake will feature clams, fish, shrimp, chicken, sausage, potatoes, corn and more! If you are interested in ordering a lobster, tickets are only $5 additional for a lobster to be added.

Beer and wine will be provided and desserts will be available.

We look forward to having you join us! Tickets must be purchased in advance so we can order enough food and can be purchased through the ActBlue link below.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bridgewaterclambake

Tickets can also be ordered by sending a check payable to Bridgewater DTC ($30 per person, $35 per person with lobster) to:

Linda Carp
131 Maple Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Please RSVP by replying to this email and let us know how many tickets you will be purchasing. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Neighborhood Progressive Project

YOU'RE INVITED!

Neighborhood Progressive Project

WHAT: Neighborhood Progressive Project
WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2:00 PM

WHERE: Better Bean Coffee (Central Square, Bridgewater)

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Republicans in Washington are working day and night to pass their radical attack on health care before the August recess. They're doing so without any hearings—and without listening to the voices of their constituents.

That's why between July 18 and July 30, Mobilizers from MoveOn’s Resistance Summer are taking to the doors to have thousands of conversations about health care in our country—and the solutions we need to fix it. These trained MoveOn Mobilizers will be organizing hundreds of door knocking events across the country, including one near you!

Will you join a Mobilizer near you and sign up to canvass with them in your community? Click here to RSVP today.

Can't make it? Click here to search for another Neighborhood Listening Project event near you.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tackling the Issue of Economic Inequality

How We Can Tackle the Issue of Economic Inequality
Raise-Up Massachusetts
Slide Show & Discussion

Wednesday, July 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Brockton West Branch Public Library
540 Forest Ave, Brockton

Sponsored by Coalition for Social Justice and Indivisible SE Mass

The Meeting will consist of an in-depth slide show presentation and discussion on the issue of economic inequality and what can be done to address it. The focus will be on Raise Up Massachusetts (RUM), which is building strong coalitions and campaigns to win big victories on these issues.

Raise-Up Massachusetts (RUM) led the victorious campaigns to increase the Mass. minimum wage to $11 an hour an to win the right to paid sick days for Mass. workers.


Now, Raise-Up Massachusetts is working for:

1. Paid Family and Medical Leave
2. The Fair Share Tax Amendment ("Millionaires tax")
3. A $15/hour minimum wage


For more information, call Dan Gilbarg at 508-982-8157

Monday, June 26, 2017

Massachusetts Democrats: Trumpcare II Just as Destructive to Lives of Millions of Americans

After no public hearings and with no expert input, 13 Senate Republican men have finally released their version of Trumpcare, a bill designed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“Make no mistake about it, the Senate version of Trumpcare is going to destroy the lives of millions of Americans, cruelly strip healthcare from our most vulnerable, and pad the wallets of the wealthy and special interests,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford. “Senate Republicans are trying to force this poisoned pill down our throats before they head home for their July break. We are calling on Governor Baker, a self-proclaimed healthcare expert, to show his fellow Republicans just how deadly this bill is.”

The bill drastically cuts Medicaid, which 40 percent of all poor adults and 76 percent of poor children depend on for healthcare coverage. While it strips healthcare from the needy and makes it harder for middle class Americans to get affordable coverage, it provides generous tax cuts to the wealthy and insurance companies.

Provisions of the Senate bill include:
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood, which over 67,000 people in Massachusetts rely on for healthcare services each year;
  • Handing out tax cuts to the very wealthy, large insurance companies, and special interests;
  • Cutting funding for Medicaid expansion, which helped 300,000 Massachusetts residents get coverage under the ACA;
  • Removing requirements that insurance companies cover essential health benefits, including mental health and substance abuse services, maternity and newborn care, emergency services, and pediatric care;
  • Allowing insurance companies to increase premiums for those with pre-existing conditions; and
  • Slashing funding for opioid prevention and treatment, instead providing a one-time lump sum for services.
“Massachusetts Democrats believe that every person has the right to live a full, meaningful life with equal access to opportunity, security, and inclusion. We will continue our fight to ensure all Americans have access to quality healthcare no matter their age, income, gender, race, or zip code.”

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bridgewater DTC Endorses Coalition for Social Justice


At the monthly meeting of the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee held on Wednesday, June 14th, Anabel Santiago and Dan Gilbarg from the Coalition for Social Justice joined the Bridgewater DTC and shared some background on their organization, discussed issues they are currently working on and explained how dedicated Democrats residing in Bridgewater and across the region can help CSJ.

Upon hearing about the work that the Coalition for Social Justice is doing across the Commonwealth of Masssachusetts and the nation, the Bridgewater DTC unanimously voted to endorse the efforts of CSJ and encouraged members and non-members alike to support the work that CSJ is championing across the region. In addition to the endorsement, the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee voted to donate $250.00 to the Coalition for Social Justice in support of their mission and their activities.

For more information about the Coalition for Social Justice, please visit their Facebook page by clicking here and follow them on Twitter by clicking here.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bridgewater DTC Memorial Scholarship

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee would like to congratulate Daniel McGee, our 2017 recipient of the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Memorial Scholarship.

We wish Dan the best of luck as he pursues his next educational pursuit!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why I'm Running by Bob Massie



You and I know what it means to call Massachusetts our home. We are recognized by the world as a “Commonwealth” because we know that when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

That's why I am running for Governor—because it’s time to renew our commitment to making Massachusetts a beacon of hope.

At this vital moment in history, when we have a president who is actively damaging our constitution, we are charged with fighting for core American values such as freedom, inclusion, and democracy. In the Democratic Party—the party of Roosevelt, Kennedy, and so many other progressive innovators— we must stand shoulder-to-shoulder and confront our state’s deep structural failures. To make progress in the decade ahead, we must face these problems with honesty, lay out a compelling vision of where we want to go, and then act boldly.

This article from the Boston Globe clearly explains why I made my decision to run. Today, inequality of wealth and opportunity continue to damage too many of our communities. Working people are being forced to work harder and harder for less and less. Our dependence on fossil fuels has damaged our ecosystem and cost families, small businesses, and communities billions of dollars that should be put to better use. And our failure to move forward on building truly modern transportation, education, and health care systems is undermining our prosperity.

I spoke about these issues at length with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan in this interview for WGBH Boston Public Radio last week. They are the bedrock issues of my campaign.

Massachusetts needs a Governor who can draw a road map to fix our most complicated problems. I know how to do this. Throughout my life I have brought people together to do things that were thought to be impossible, as the leader or founder of powerful national and international organizations like Ceres, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Investor Network on Climate Risk, and the New Economy Coalition.

This amazing BillMoyers.com profile by Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin chronicles my background and achievements. Working with groups from around the globe, I took on the world's biggest corporations and successfully pressed them to measure and disclose their impacts on workers, human rights, climate change, and the environment. Together we succeeded in driving sustainability straight into the heart of our corporate economy.

My approach to campaigning is simple. I am traveling to every corner of the state. I am listening to your concerns and suggestions. I know that our strength as a state comes not from the decisions of the few, but from the intelligence and creativity of the many.

I am pleased that a good number of Democratic leaders like you have already decided to support me. If you’re ready to help me and my team at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention on June 3 or in the future, please contact me directly at bob@bobmassie2018.com or visit my website — www.bobmassie2018.com — if you would like more information or would like to make a donation.

What we do—or do not do—in the months ahead will determine the health and strength of our Commonwealth long into our children's futures. We owe it to them to give it our all.

Best,
Bob