Our next meeting will be March 12, 2014 at the Centerville Rec building 524 main street, Centerville, MA. (map below) at 7pm. If you are a registered Democrat and not currently on the mailing list and are interested in the agenda, please send an email to Read the rest of this entry »
BARNSTABLE DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO 2014 STATE CONVENTION
The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) will hold a caucus for registered Democrats in Barnstable at the Centerville Rec Building, 524 Main Street, Centerville on Saturday, March 1, at 9am. All registered Democrats are welcome; participants do not have to be members of the BDTC to either run for delegate or vote in the caucus, but must have registered as a Democrat with the Barnstable Town Clerk by Jan. 31, 2014.
Barnstable will elect 22 delegates,11 women and 11 men and four alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The convention will be held on Friday June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Barnstable delegates will join Democrats from across Massachusetts who will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office.
Candidates for statewide office need a minimum of 15% of the convention vote to be placed on the primary ballot in Massachusetts.
Delegates will be divided equally between Read the rest of this entry »
The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee will hold it’s caucus March 1, at 9am, in the Centerville Recreation Building, Main St. Centerville.
Watch this space for more information, or sign-up for our email alerts in the right-hand column.
Our next regular meeting will be February 12, at 7pm in the same location.
New and improved!! A larger venue, great food, 2014 election candidates and more!
Join the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee for a Morning of Fun, Friendship, and Food!
10:00 AM, Saturday, March 15, 2014
Double Tree Hotel – The Cape Cod Room
(formerly the Raddison)
Route 28, Hyannis
WELCOMING OUR SPECIAL GUEST:
Congressman Bill Keating
Mingle with all of our Cape Legislators and meet some of our 2014 candidates who we will be supporting and volunteering for this year
Entertainment provided by Barnstable’s own
Stand Up Comedian
Tickets are $25.00 for adults $20.00 for students
Mail us a check:
Please make checks payable to the BDTC and mail to
P.O. Box 589
Hyannis Port, MA 02647
pay online with any major credit card using PayPal!
Don’t miss out –make your reservation now!
Or leave a voicemail or send a text: 508-364-4350
Full Breakfast Buffet – Cash Bar
If you are a “unenrolled” aka “independent” or even a registered Republican and you want to be involved in our upcoming caucuses, please visit the town clerk and make the changes. If you are not enrolled in Barnstable and this is your primary resident, you need to visit the town clerk’s office and enroll.
Barnstable’s Town Clerk is located in Town Hall. This is her page: http://www.townofbarnstable.us/TownClerk/.
Directions to Town Hall: http://www.townofbarnstable.us/TownHall/directions200Main.pdf
Please note, Barnstable Democratic Town Committee’s caucus is tentatively scheduled for March 1, at the Centerville Rec Building at 9am.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 :
Don Berwick — http://berwickforgovernor.com — Nancy Ayotte will host Don at 64 Goose pt Rd., Centerville. 4-6pm — call Nancy with any questions, please come by! 617-945-2618
Attorney General Martha Coakley – http://www.marthacoakley.com Diane Parvin and friends will host Martha at The Wianno Green Cafe’, Osterville, 2:45 pm, RSVP and/or for more information contact
Diane Parvin: 508-364-4350
Juliette Kayyem – http://www.juliettekayyem.com (in Falmouth) The Moorings Lodge - 207 Grand Ave, Falmouth, 3pm — RSVP or information: Brenda Joyce 774-223-0846
It’s about time to greet a new face on the political front. Juliette Kayyem is coming to the Cape on December 7th. Susan Truitt and I will host a Meet and Greet at the Schilpp/Pickman house in Barnstable Village on Saturday, December 7, from 2 – 4 pm. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ethics Commission has extended the deadline given to Dan Wolf to resign to September 19th. Between now and then there are hopes for negotiations that will make changes that may affect Wolf others like him.
Therefore organizers have cancelled the rally for tomorrow.
“We do not have a victory for those of us who think the Commission’s ruling is wrong,” said rally organizer Sue Truitt in an email to participants, “but we do have the beginning of what could be a sensible solution. Now is not the time for more heat; let us pray that cool heads prevail.”
In an email supporters, here“Dan Wolf, explains what will happen between now and September 19.
Truitt gives credit to the many people who spoke out, “I honestly believe that the many letters to the Commission, the newspaper stories and editorials, and the sharp criticism of just plain folks like us have been a strong factor in turning a dispute into a negotiation.”
We don’t know what the outcome will be.
“But keep my email and my phone number handy. I’m keeping yours. Who knows what challenges are ahead!” added Truitt. “I’ve heard from so many people who care about our voting rights and about good government. (Yes, we filled the buses!) But freedom doesn’t come free. We have to continue to work for it.”
We need you to help us send important messages to the Ethics Commission and those who appoint them. Join us as we rally at the statehouse and sending letters and emails insisting that this decision be revisited.
We are on the verge of losing our duly elected State Senator, elected by the people to serve the people. Despite the fact that the Ethics commission had all of the same information when he was first elected and then before the subsequent re-election, they have now told him he must resign because of his interest in Cape Air. see Dan’s statement here
We need YOU to write letters and send emails, for information on who to contact see this document.
PLEASE CONSIDER taking some time to join us this Thursday as we come together to rally to keep our Senator:
Did you ever think that right here in Massachusetts we’d have to wage a voting rights battle?
Cape and Islands voters have put Dan Wolf in the State Senate not once, but twice. After almost 3 years of his unblemished service, the Massachusetts Ethics Commission has suddenly found Dan out of compliance. And the Commission “solution” is not only nonsensical, it is draconian. It is highly likely that next Thursday, August 29th Dan will be forced to resign from the Senate. That means the Commission will have successfully taken OUR ballots and thrown them out.
Come rally to support reform of this flawed system and to seek justice for Dan.
1. You can join the bus group by reservation. First come, first served. Donations for bus fare will be appreciated but are certainly not required.
2. If you want to drive, please try to carpool.
3. Bring your own signs—this IS really just us plain folks working it out!
4. Bring some water and a snack.
Make no bones about it….. we need numbers.
WE NEED YOU!
Let us know you’re coming. If you need a ride, let us know in time to help you get one.
At this writing the best way to reserve a bus slot or ask a question is to email
email@example.com or phone 774-327-7277.
We’ll have more contact folks in the next few days and pass them along.
This is not how I planned to spend the last days of summer — but if we do it together we can make a difference.
Volunteer, Rally Organizer
Pundits are analyzing, calling Markey an incumbent. He wasn’t an incumbent anywhere but his own congressional district.
Comments like; “the machine pushed him over the edge…” “Scott Brown – Coakley turn-out vs today’s turnout,” the heat, the Bruins, schools out …. blah blah blah – every election has its own circumstances. Democrats don’t fall in line, swear to a pledge or do as they are told. That’s what makes us Democrats.
And MA relies heavily on the swing vote provided by unenrolled voters. We all did our part, from knocking on doors and making calls to contacting our own personal lists of friends family and neighbors to just getting to the polls and voting. The mid-Cape is red, that has wavered and wiggled just a little bit over the years. But when we move among the voters and have honest discussions we get results. Even though there are months until the next elections we need to keep talking about the issues, national and local.
Thank You to Sue and all of her hard-working volunteers!
… and Congratulations!
So here is a challenge:
Get out and vote and make sure that at LEAST two other people you know who will vote for Ed Markey also get out and vote. Don’t just tell them – FOLLOW UP. Ask them to let you know what the count was when they voted – give them something to report back to you.
Today, make yourself responsible for more than your own vote. Remember 2010?
Leave a comment – tell us how, even if you haven’t been part of a team making calls or knocking on doors, you were responsible for more than your own vote today!
Wondering where to vote? This form tells you what precinct you live/vote in:
- Precinct 1 Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School, Route 6A, Barnstable
- Precinct 3: Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis
- Precinct 4: Our Lady of Victory Church Hall, South Main Street, Centerville
- Precinct 5: Osterville Fire Station, 999 Main St, Osterville
- Precinct 6: Gym of Christ Chapel, 2C Oak St., Centerville
- Precinct 7: Freedom Hall, Main Street, Cotuit
- *Precinct 8: Hyannis Youth & Community Center/Rink, Bassett Lane, Hyannis
- *Precinct 9: Hyannis Youth & Community Center/Rink, Bassett Lane, Hyannis
- Precinct 10: Horace Mann Charter School, 730 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills
- Precinct 11: West Barnstable Community Building, Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable
- Precinct 12: Horace Mann Charter School, 730 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills
- *Precinct 13: Hyannis Youth & Community Center/Rink, Bassett Lane, Hyannis
Rob, former state senator for Cape Cod, has been speaking to groups throughout the Cape about our collective waste-water issues and possible regional solutions.
This meeting is open to the public.
The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee regular meeting will be held prior to Rob’s visit, at 6:15 pm, and is open to all registered Democrats. We will be discussing important issues regarding membership, endorsements and elections.
For more information – email firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER: Our May meeting will be
Wednesday May 15, at 6 pm
Our regular meetings are open to all registered Democrats in the town of Barnstable -
Steve Grossman will join us at 7pm – his visit will be open to the public – see you then!
The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee welcomes State Treasurer Steve Grossman May 15, 2013 at 7pm at the Centerville Rec. Building on 524 Main St. in Centerville. Link to map
Steve was elected treasurer in 2010, since then Steve has delivered on his promise to put all Treasury contracts out to competitive bid, Grossman saving taxpayers over $11 million in reduced service fees and administrative costs. He has established the Small Business Banking Partnership, which has deposited over $250 million of Treasury cash reserve funds in community banks to help grow Massachusetts small businesses and promote job creation. And by reforming management practices and utilizing innovative marketing approaches, Grossman oversaw a record-breaking fiscal year in 2012, with the Massachusetts State Lottery earning an unprecedented $981 million in net profit for taxpayers and the Unclaimed Property Division returning over $93 million worth of cash, stock and mutual funds to their rightful owners.
This meeting will be open to the public, please join us for updates on his initiatives followed by questions and answers.
The BDTC regular meeting will be held prior to Steve’s visit – at 6pm – our regular meeting is open to all Barnstable Democrats.
For more information or questions contact:
Steve Grossman’s campaign- DJ Napolitano – Steve Grossman Committee, 617-967-2065(Cell) email@example.com
BDTC- firstname.lastname@example.org 0r Contact Janet Joakim JanetJoakim@gmail.com or 562-546-2632 for more information.
Looking for your polling place?
Ed Markey will be on the Cape again just 4 days before the Democratic primary election!
Please help us get the word out! – Share with your friends and relatives!
COME AND MEET ED MARKEY
Friday, April 26th at the
Cotuit Center for the Arts
4404 Falmouth Road (route 28) (see map below)
Cotuit, MA. There’s ample parking in the back of the building.
Doors open at 2:30. Be there!
Excellent short video gives you a glimpse of what it’s like to canvass.
This video was done by Sean Caughey our Vice Chair and includes members, associates and friends from our committee:
If you’d like to help in the Barnstable Area -please contact Sue Truitt: email@example.com or 774-327-7277
The Ed Markey for Senate Campaign Team has many opportunities for you to help. The first crucial election, the Democratic primary, is April 30th. Below are some of the scheduled events. We welcome all like minded folks and are happy to train newcomers. To connect with a suitable assignment, call or email Susan Truitt, the coordinator of the Markey Core Team (all volunteers!) in Barnstable. 774-327-7277 or
Saturday March 16 9:30 Door knocking in the Osterville/Centerville Area
Saturday March 16 2-4pm Phone calling from a home in Centerville. Please bring your cell phone.
Sunday March 17 2pm Door knocking in the Osterville Centerville Area
Tuesday March 19 4pm-6pm Phone calling from a home in
Barnstable Village. Bring your cell phone.
Wednesday March 20 6:30-8:30pm Phone calling from a home in West Barnstable. Bring your cell phone.
MARCH MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA:
Meeting Notice and Agenda
Our meeting will be preceded by a Cape Cod Regional Markey Campaign Meeting at 5PM
March 13, 2013 7:00 PM
Centerville Rec Building 524 Main St, Centerville
Chair: Janet Joakim Secretaries: Nancy Ayotte & Bonnie Oliphint
Vice Chair: Sean Caughey Treasure: Sue Helman Good Wishes: E. Madden & Barbara Blume
Affirmative Action: Debra Dagwan Sergeants at Arms: Ralph Dagwan, J.P. Joakim, David .Jones
Speaker- Markey Campaign’s new regional field director: Christina Pacheco Read the rest of this entry »
The Cape’s new energetic Regional Field Director (RFD) Christina Pacheco has set up a strategy/training session for folks interested in organizing and volunteering for the Ed Markey campaign. She will have others around the Cape, but this one is in Centerville before the regularly scheduled Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Meeting. 5PM, Wednesday, March 13 at the Centerville Recreation Center, 524 Main Street, Centerville. (near 4 Seas Ice Cream!) An RSVP would be nice, but is not necessary.
(We’re wondering about the quantity of snacks of course!)
for more information
Markey Campaign Volunteer Team
774-327-7277 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape and Islands Democratic Council Announcement
Please join your fellow Democrats marching in the annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday March 9th, 2013. As always, the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee has reserved a slot for all Democrats in this years parade. Our position is B21 and will be assembling on School St (off Rt 28) Dennisport, 9:45 am. Bring your banners, candidate signs, friends & families, and join Congressman Keating, Senator Dan Wolf, State Rep Cleon Turner, County Commissioners Mary Pat Flynn & Sheila Lyons and other Democratic officials. All candidates have been invited.
We expect the R’s will be out in force. Help us have a strong showing by marching in support of our elected Democrats and candidates.
Please call with any questions,
Want to get involved in the MARKEY CAMPAIGN EFFORT?
Please see details: http://barnstabledemocrats.com/campaigninformation/
Excellent video, professionally done by one of our members:
If the video doesn’t play well from this page, you can see it on Youtube here: http://youtu.be/Esam8SY9VdA
Thank you to everyone who helped and attended.
If you are interested in signing up to help with the Markey Campaign the website is here: http://www.edmarkey.com/
COME AND MEET ED MARKEY!!
Cape Democrats will welcome Rep. Ed Markey this Saturday February 23, at the Barnstable Senior Center , 825 Falmouth Road (ROUTE 28), Hyannis at 11:30am
EVERYONE IS WELCOME to come hear his message of action to protect the environment, women’s rights, jobs in Massachusetts and to curtail the power of the big oil companies.
Markey is running for the U.S. Senate seat just vacated by Sen. John Kerry when he became the Secretary of State. The primary is April 30. The Special Election is June 25.
Markey’s long record of environmental activism is of special importance to Cape residents. Learn more on Saturday.
Contact for More info:
or email BarnstableDemocrats@gmail.com