REMINDER: Tonight Barnstable Democrats Host the CIDC meeting at 7pm

September 10, 2014

reminder Barnstable Democrats will host the Cape and Islands Democratic Council meeting Wednesday September 10, at 7pm

at the Centerville Recreation building, 524 Main St. Centerville (map below)

Please join us as we welcome Mark Forest and other candidates the day after the September primary election.

“The C.I.D.C. is the Democratic Party’s organization for the constituency in all of Cape Cod including Dukes and Nantucket Counties. We are the meeting place for activists, candidates, elected officials and all citizens who support the ideals of the Democratic Party.”

We will conduct an abbreviated regular meeting of the BDTC at 6:30

Dan Wolf Campaign Kick-off POSTPONED

July 1, 2014

Due to a lengthy Senate debate and expected vote on an omnibus economic development bill, which will keep Dan in Boston into the evening, tonight’s re-election event for Dan Wolf at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum must be POSTPONED.
We regret the short notice, and will reschedule as soon as possible.

Dan Wolf

Come and Support our State Senator’s re-election campaign!

Tuesday, July 1
5:30-7:30 pm

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South Street, Hyannis

Map: Read the rest of this entry »

Meet 3 Gubernatorial Candidates in Barnstable (and close by) Saturday!

December 20, 2013

Berwick PortraitTake a few minutes out of your busy day to Meet and Greet these candidates for governor 


Don Berwick — Nancy Ayotte will host Don at 64 Goose pt Rd., Centerville. 4-6pm  — call Nancy with any questions, please come by!  617-945-2618

marthaAttorney General Martha Coakley —  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

jkJuliette Kayyem –  (in Falmouth) The Moorings Lodge –  207 Grand Ave, Falmouth, 3pm — RSVP or information: Brenda Joyce 774-223-0846

RALLY FOR DAN WOLF Thursday – CANCELLED – for now.

August 28, 2013

DAN-WOLF-630x419The 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.”

Stay tuned.

RALLY at the STATEHOUSE for State Senator DAN WOLF – JOIN US!!

August 26, 2013

DAN-WOLF-630x419We 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:

Dear Friends,

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.

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 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.

Susan Truitt
Volunteer, Rally Organizer

Steve Grossman to speak at our next meeting

May 1, 2013

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)
BDTC- 0r Contact Janet Joakim or 562-546-2632 for more information.

Ed Markey kicks off grassroots campaign on Cape Cod Saturday 2/23

February 20, 2013
Congressman Ed Markey is a candidate for US Senate in MA special election this April

Congressman Ed Markey is a candidate for US Senate in MA special election this April


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

or email

Ed Markey


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