Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Join us November 30th for the 2nd Annual Women for Deb Event

Friday, October 27, 2017

South Shore Dems Honoring Arnie Briggs on 11/5/17

Marshfield is honoring their own Arnie Briggs as Democrat of the Year at 10:30 AM on Sunday, November 5th at the Democrat of the Year Breakfast at South Shore Country Club in Hingham. 

Join the Marshfield Democrats to celebrate Arnie and seven other South Shore Democrats.

Democrat of the Year Breakfast
Sunday, November 5th at 10:30AM
South Shore Country Club
274 South St, Hingham, Massachusetts 02043

Purchase your tickets by 10/27 online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ssbreakfast or RSVP to patriceuk@aol.com to pay by check.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rally and Lobby for Criminal Justice Reform on Nov 1st

Rally and Lobby with CSJ for Criminal Justice Reform 
Wednesday, Nov. 1st – at the Statehouse 

We will have a bus taking us to the Statehouse.
-New Bedford: Pick up at Shaw’s Dartmouth Parking Lot at 8:30 a.m
-Fall River: Pick up at N.Y. Bagel on President Ave at 9:00 a.m.
-Brockton: Pick up in D’Angelo’s Plaza (739 Belmont St.)

A bag lunch and drinks will be served.

Please let us know if you can come on the bus on Nov 1st.

We are advocating for these priorities:
a. Ending the failed and costly program of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes.

b. Reducing the Criminal Offender Record Information laws to allow felony sealings after 7 years instead of 10 and misdemeanor sealings after 3 instead of 5.

c. Raising the amount that triggers a felony charge from $250 to $1,500.

d. Ending unfair probation and parole fees that make cases drag on, trap people in poverty, and cause them to be re-incarcerated.

This rally and lobby day, named in memory of Jefete Robles, an organizer with Neighbor to Neighbor, a sister organization in the struggle for criminal justice reform. Jafete was senselessly murdered recently, leaving 4 young children. Jefete had been heavily involved in trying to pass the Justice Reinvestment Act which contains our priority legislation.

For more information, contact Marlene Pollock at 508-982-8751 or marlenepollock929@gmail.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Open Board Positions and Upcoming Events for YDMA

Open Board Positions!

We have two open roles on the YDMA board that will be voted on at our next board meeting in November. If you are interested in one of the positions, please e-mail YDMA secretary Rebecca Pinn (rebecca.pinn@gmail.com) a 250-word statement with your interest and qualifications in the position as well as a resume for reference.

Young Democrats of America Committeeman
Serving as the male representative to YDMA on the YDA National Committee by attending all three National YDA Committee Meetings, or appointing a proxy to serve in their place
Representing YDMA on all YDA National Committee conference calls
Serving as a liaison between YDMA and YDA

Technology Director (non-voting seat at this time) Knowledge and experience in web development
Knowledge in NationBuilder and Wordpress

Upcoming events!

YDMA Virtual Meeting 10/26 7 pm
Having difficulties getting to chapter meetings? We're proud to kick off our very first virtual meeting this month, Thursday October 26 at 7 pm. We'll fill you in on important topics and upcoming events from all our chapters across the state. You can join by phone or online via Google Hangouts. All are welcome to take part in the virtual meeting. Be sure to check out the Massachusetts Young Democrats events calendar (mayoungdems@gmail.com) for more information!

YDMA October social 10/28 2-4 pm
South Shore Young Democrats are excited to co-host our Fall Social, along with the Neponset Valley Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of Massachusetts.

Join us for some fun at Monster Mini Golf at 1560 Boston Providence Turnpike in Norwood, MA on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. All will receive access to our private room with snacks, a round of mini-golf, a pre-loaded arcade game card, and lunch! Register now to reserve your spot!

Costumes are definitely encouraged. Happy Halloween!

**Transportation: The Franklin Commuter Rail line leaves from South Station and drops off 3 miles away at Norwood Central. Only an 8 minute Ride Share away from Mini Golf! We'll also have carpools from the Braintee Red Line station, so post in the discussion if you would like to connect with others for carpooling! (SSYD will facilitate.) For more information, see our Facebook event.

Upcoming canvassing for November elections!

YDMA Canvasses for Stephanie Martins - Sunday 10/22 1-4 pm
Join the Young Democrats of Massachusetts in supporting Stephanie Martins for Everett City Council - Ward 2. We will be meeting at the Bakery at 173 Elm St in Everett, and going out from there. Please fill out this form if you are interested (especially if you have a car and are willing to help). https://goo.gl/forms/KbUL4TXQFSVbkgYo1 If you are interested in learning more about Stephanie, or want to help her candidacy in any other way, please check out her website https://www.stephaniemartins.co

YDMA Canvasses for Sam Gebru - Saturday 10/28 11-2 pm
Join the Greater Boston Young Democrats, YDMA Black Caucus, and YDMA as we knock doors for Samuel Gebru for Cambridge City Council. Tristan Breaux, Chair of the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America, will be here from Washington, D.C. to help kick off the festivities. The event will begin at 11AM at the Gebru Campaign Headquarters in Central Square: 485 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. We’ll end with food, drinks, and good conversation! If you are interested in learning more about Sam, or want to help his candidacy in any other way, please check out his website: gebruforcambridge.com

YDMA Canvasses for Nina Liang - Sunday 10/29 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Join the Young Democrats of Massachusetts in supporting Nina Liang for Councilor At-Large with Quincy City Council. We'll meet at her headquarters at 2 Williams Street Quincy, MA 02171. From there, we can grab the information and flyers and hit the doors. If you are interested in learning more about Nina, or want to help her candidacy in any other way, please check out her website: http://www.ninaliang.org/
We've got lots of exciting things coming up this month. We hope to see you there!

Young Democrats of Massachusetts

State Auditor Suzanne Bump Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Indivisible Massachusetts Statewide Conference (Nov 12, Worcester)

Something exciting is happening in Massachusetts. It started shortly after the 2016 election, and sparked by an Indivisible guide, millions of people across the U.S. were inspired to act. In Massachusetts alone, over 200 Indivisible groups sprang up in a matter of months. On the heels of the now historic Women’s March, five local groups (Acton, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Westford) banded together to hold a Town Hall style event for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, MA CD-3, that was attended by over 700 people.

In June, we organized our first statewide conference in historic Lexington, the birthplace of our first revolution. We intended it to be a regional conference, but people came from across the state and as far away as New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Attendees demanded more: a bigger conference with more skills training and collaboration opportunities.

Here it is!
Announcing: the Indivisible Massachusetts statewide conference on November 12, 2017 at Worcester State University. This conference is designed to educate and empower members of Indivisible and other like-minded groups to Connect * Affect * Elect, moving toward the 2018 elections.
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Excitement is building, and registration is now open on our website. We will be fine-tuning the workshop schedule based on interest, so register today if you can join us.
Website: https://www.indivisible-ma.org/ (Registration is live!)

Progressive Comedian Jimmy Tingle in Brockton

Come Hear Progressive Comedian Jimmy Tingle in Brockton

Sunday, October 15, 5 -8 p,.m.
VFW Post, 293 North Quincy Street

Tickets: $25 in advance - see link below

($30 at door)

Watching the news get you depressed? Well, Jimmy Tingle has a nice way of helping Democrats get by in the age of Trump: COMEDY, and at the same time RAISE MONEY so that DEMOCRATS can RESIST TRUMP. 

Tickets are only $25 in advance and you can buy them online via ActBlue https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jtinglelivebdcc