Thursday, March 23, 2017

YDMA Charter Amendments


The Young Democrats of Massachusetts will be holding a charter convention starting at 6pm on April 11th, 2017 at the Massachusetts Democratic Party's Headquarters (11 Beacon St., Suite 410, Boston, MA).

Amendments that have been submitted to the YDMA Secretary, Zachary Agush, between the initial announcement on March 15th, 2017 and 5pm on March 21st, 2017 have been compiled into the following Google document for review by the membership-at-large:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ip2CWdozpQkmfWasQ52QjPO14PaDo9o7xRzEOB1hd4M/edit?usp=sharing. 

 This review period will last until the charter convention is called to order on April 11th.

All amendments proposed in the Google doc will be brought to a vote at the convention and require a 2/3rd's vote to pass. Any amendment brought to the convention without being previously submitted to the Secretary for consideration can only be taken up by those present at the meeting by a 3/4ths vote.

If you have any comments or questions about the amendments under consideration, please contact the YDMA Secretary, Zachary Agush (zachary.agush@gmail.com)

Monday, March 13, 2017

How We Can Fight Back Against the Trump Agenda

Coalition for Social Justice Action Alert
Meeting

Indivisible Southeast Massachusetts
How We Can Fight Back Against the Trump Agenda

Thursday, March 16th, 6:00 p.m.
East Branch, Brockton Public Library
54 Kingman St, Brockton


Indivisible is a national movement created by former progressive congressional staffers who saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda.
They see the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda, and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that.
We are using this guide, making it our own, and we are ready to get to work, how about you?

Please attend our meeting to discuss how we can work together to fight back against the Trump agenda.

For more information, please call Coalition for Social Justice Organizer Carlha Toussaint at 774-274-6483 or e-mail carlhatoussaint@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fight for Equality

Women make up over half of the world’s population and today, International Women’s Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made and highlight the obstacles women still face around the globe. This Women's Day is particularly important because women and men, together in solidarity, are celebrating "A Day Without a Woman" action, to highlight women's economic power and its importance to our world's stability.

However, I believe in order to truly have gender equality we must make women's equality a priority every day of the year.

Long before taking office as your Treasurer, I believed that for society to be equal and just, we must empower all women and girls. As Treasurer, I have committed to creating programs and policies that would help erase the gender gap, break down barriers, and create opportunity.

From establishing the first of its kind, Office of Economic Empowerment to launching www.EqualPayMA.com, we have laid a foundation in the Massachusetts Treasurer’s office to provide women with the information and tools to aide them in achieving equal pay for equal work.

We have hosted Regional Wage Equality Roundtables and a Women in STEM summit, launched a Women’s Economic Empowerment Series, and created the Women in Finance Fellowship – All with the goal of wage equality and financial independence.

I was determined not just to talk the talk, but walk the walk. From leadership positions, where 3 out of 5 of my Deputy Treasurers are women, to every office within Treasury, women are being hired and are advancing. And our 12 week paid parental leave is just one example of the policies that support women and families. We even conducted an internal audit to ensure men and women are paid equally, and piloted a flex time schedule too.

I am proud of what we have done in the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office to fight for gender equality, but our fight is far from over.

It is up to all of us to continue to move forward toward the goal of equality. We may take a small step or a large leap, but we must continue to move forward. Each woman we empower, each playing field that is leveled, each young girl who doesn’t see a glass ceiling, but sees an open door is a victory.

Please join me in continuing this fight for all of our mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters.

In solidarity,

Deb Goldberg

State Treasurer

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Dorothy Landry St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

The Dorothy Landry St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 6:00PM
The Polish Club
55 Wales Street, Abington

$29.95 per person until February 25th - $35 per person thereafter
Pay Online: Click Here

or mail check to PCDL 834 Nantasket Ave #4 Hull MA 02045

Please join the Plymouth County Democratic League and emcee Jim Cantwell as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the memory of committed Democratic activist Dorothy Landry. With Irish entertainment from Sean McLaughlin and The Suzanne Dunleavy Irish Step Dancers this is always a fantastic event!

Catering provided by the talented Lisa Bezanson.
Salad | Full Boiled Dinner | Macaroni & Cheese | Dessert | Cash Bar

RSVP: Click Here

**Note: All tickets purchased after February 25th, including at the door will be $35**

Monday, February 20, 2017

Annual Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Breakfast


Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 10AM to Noon
Location: The Meadow Brook Restaurant (1486 Main Street, Hanson)

Join Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley, Jr. for his Annual Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Breakfast. 

Guest speaker: Secretary of the Commonwealth Wiliam F. Galvin.

Tickets for the event are $25/person. 


Tickets can be purchased online through ActBlue by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bridgewater Democratic Caucus

Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 9AM
Location: Bridgewater Academy Building (Central Square, Bridgewater)

The Bridgewater Democratic Caucus will take place at the Bridgewater Academy Building on Saturday, February 11th at 9AM. The Caucus will take place in the Town Council Chambers, Room 203.

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats residing in Bridgewater. The caucus attendees can run for and will vote for candidates who will attend the Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held in Lowell in June.

Should you have any questions, please email bridgewaterdems@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

South Coast Town Hall



Tuesday, February 7 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720

The SouthCoast is bringing Beacon Hill back to you as a part of this session's Commonwealth Conversations tour.

Hosted by Senator Michael RodriguesSenator Marc Pacheco, Senator Mark Montigny, and Senator Jim Timilty, Commonwealth Conversations 2017 is the next step in our ongoing efforts to make your government even more responsive and accessible to you. State Senators from across the state will be listening to what you have to say, and working hard to make sure they carry your voices and your ideas back to Beacon Hill.

Commonwealth Conversations won’t work without you. We hope you will join us for the Town Hall Forum on February 7th at 6:00pm at BCC.

We want know what issues are most important to you! Don't forget to tweet at us using #MAConvos and #SoCoConvos

See the full agenda for the day's events and take the survey on our website: www.malegislature.gov/cc