Friday, October 18, 2019

Information on Force Multiplier


We had a great visit with Tom from Force Multiplier last night at our meeting.

Force Multiplier is an all volunteer organization that raises funds for Democratic candidates and grassroots groups doing voter empowerment work. In 2019 we may not know all the candidates that we will support but we can begin supporting groups that are registering and organizing voters in high-impact states.

Creating another Blue Wave in 2020 means registering and turning out voters.

To learn more about Force Multiplier and to join their mailing list, please click here.

Be sure to also visit their Facebook page and give them a "Like" by clicking here.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Why State Policy Matters

As 2020 heats up, we'll be hearing a lot about the bold, progressive policies that we could be passing at the national level. However, the most important changes that sweep America--legalizing gay marriage, women’s suffrage, and the movement towards affordable health care--have almost always started in the states. Massachusetts has often led the way. We are not leading now, but we can do it again.

Featuring:
Merrie Najimy, President, Mass Teacher Association
Deb Pasternak, Executive Director, Mass Sierra Club
Mare-Frances Rivera, Executive Director, MassBudget
Dalida Rocha, Political Director of SEIU 32BJ


Event Details:

WHO: You and progressive activists around the state

WHAT: Progressive Mass All-Member Meeting: Making Massachusetts Progressive Again

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 30.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Bridgewater DTC Votes to Endorse the SAVE Right Whales Act



WHEREAS, the North Atlantic right whales have been hunted since the 11th century; and

WHEREAS, once numbering in the tens of thousands, the right whale population has dwindled to 411, with fewer than 100 reproductive-aged females left alive and no new births observed in 2018; and

WHEREAS, the carcasses of more than 20 whales have been found over the last two years; and

WHEREAS, the remaining population of right whales is immediately threatened by human activity; and

WHEREAS, without action, the North Atlantic right whale as a species will be extinct in our lifetime; and

WHEREAS, Federal legislation known as the Scientific Assistance for the Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act, sponsored by Congressman Seth Moulton and co-sponsored by Congressman Bill Keating has been endorsed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare; and

WHEREAS, this act would provide the development and adoption of innovative solutions and technology to reduce the leading causes of right whale deaths: commercial fishing entanglements and collisions with shipping vessels; and

WHEREAS, the act would provide critical funding for whale-safe gear that would ensure an ocean that sustains both the right whale and a viable lobster industry for the hardworking men and women from Gloucester to New Bedford, from Falmouth to Provincetown, who make a living on the water; and

WHEREAS, the permanent loss of an entire species is a blow to the ocean’s ecosystem that our coastal communities will witness firsthand; and

WHEREAS, we have a responsibility as marine stewards to prevent this ecological tragedy; now

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee supports the efforts at the Federal level of the SAVE Right Whales Act.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Immigrants' Rights Day at the State House


When our neighbors' families are under attack, what do we do? 

STAND UP, FIGHT BACK

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
11:00am  - 2:00pm
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street, Boston

Join the Coalition for Social Justice for Immigrant's Rights Lobby Day. Volunteers will be speaking to our legislators about the importance of the following bills and their impact on our immigrant neighbor's lives
Check out the links for more information and fact sheets about the bills. 

Meet us in Boston or join a carpool by contacting Maria at beebeefortes@yahoo.com or at 508-415-8385.

Follow the event on Facebook for more educational resources and information prior to the event!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Congratulations Michael Mischley!

Congratulations to Michael Mischley, our 2019 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committeee Memorial Scholarship recipient. 

Best of luck as you head to Clark University in the fall!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PCDL Annual Cookout

On June 15th PCDL is hosting the Annual Family Cookout, and we want to make sure you are attending! The PCDL is serving burgers, hotdogs, and chicken, along with a cash bar. There is a swimming pool and kids under 12 are FREE.


Here are the event details:
June 15, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
199 Col Hunt Dr, Abington, MA

In addition to all that, the PCDL is excited to announce that Ben Downing is going to be speaking this year. Ben represented the westernmost district - 52 communities in 4 counties - in the Massachusetts Senate from 2006 to 2016. He is currently a vice president at Nexamp, a Massachusetts-based solar energy company, and an adjunct faculty member at Tufts University. Ben is working on how to make policy that addresses the needs of every community in our state - places like Plymouth County. You can check out his commentary on the issues facing our state right here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bridgewater Democratic Caucus on Saturday


'The Bridgewater Democratic Caucus will take place this Saturday, June 1st, at 9AM.

Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 9AM
Location: Bridgewater Academy Building (66 Central Square)

Candidate for US Senate Shannon Liss-Riordan is scheduled to join us for the caucus. The Democratic caucus is open to all registered Democrats living in Bridgewater and caucus attendees will be voting on delegates and alternates to attend this year's Democratic Convention.

Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.