June 26, 2013
Barnstable is a red town, but each vote for Ed Markey was added to the total that gave him a double-digit win.
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!
June 25, 2013
Driving by the polls this morning – things seem a bit too quiet.
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:
and this is a list of the current Barnstable precinct locations:
- 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
June 4, 2013
The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee welcomes Rob O’Leary to our June meeting, Wednesday June 12, at 7pm at the Centerville Recreation Building, 524 Main St, Centerville.
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
April 23, 2013
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!
BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY APRIL 30.
March 15, 2013
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 11, 2013
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 email@example.com
March 4, 2013
Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday!
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,
Markey’s Cape Cod Kick-off
Want to get involved in the MARKEY CAMPAIGN EFFORT?
Please see details: http://barnstabledemocrats.com/campaigninformation/
February 23, 2013
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/
February 23, 2013
Storm is not due till late Sat night – early Sunday – and it looks like we’ll get rain.
Stop by the Barnstable Senior Center at 11:30 today (Sat 2/23) to meet Ed Markey – Read the rest of this entry »
February 20, 2013
Congressman Ed Markey is a candidate for US Senate in MA special election this April
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:
Barnstable Campaign Coordinator Sue Truitt: 774-327-7277 or SuTruitt@msn.com
or email BarnstableDemocrats@gmail.com
February 19, 2013
Congressman and Candidate Ed Markey will be on Cape Cod Saturday Feb 23.
Final details will be available tomorrow morning – check back and we will post updates.