Congratulations to Our New State Senator!

The Arlington Democratic Town Committee heartily congratulates Cindy Friedman for her victory in the general election July 25 for the 4th Middlesex District State Senate seat left vacant by our loss of Sen. Ken Donnelly.

Cindy has been sworn in and is already at work on behalf of the people of our district. We wish her well!

Kicking Off Resistance Summer: Build, Engage, Activate, and Resist

From Gus Bickford, Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party, (617) 939-0800

Since the announcement of our Massachusetts Resistance Summer initiative, we have solicited input from several of State Party subcommittees, formed Youth Advisory and Activist Advisory councils, and brought on a new Resistance Organizing Fellow, Lindsay Kenney. Earlier this month, we joined 125 Democratic organizers from across the nation at the DNC Resistance Summer conference in Washington D.C. and collaborated on ways to organize and win through grassroots initiatives.

Through these collaborative efforts, we are proud to launch a Massachusetts Resistance Summer program that channels the energy we have seen since Election Day and is focused on engaging and activating Democratic stakeholders and activists from across the Commonwealth.  We will continue to solicit input and feedback on our program to ensure we are united, as a Party, throughout the process.

This Saturday we will engage in our first day of Grassroots Action in Lynn.  State Senator and former Party Chair Tom McGee is running for Mayor against a Republican incumbent and we will be knocking on doors in the neighborhoods surrounding the McGee for Mayor Campaign headquarters (47 Myrtle Street) this Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Let us know if you can make it by signing up here. Also, please share this information with your networks.

These are the first of many grassroots campaign activities we will be helping to organize as part of Resistance Summer. Many of you have been organizing tirelessly already, and we know that organizing starts with you. To connect with other activists in your area or post an event to our calendar, please visit www.resistma.com. We will be using this site to engage activists with organizations in their area, publicize events and updates and support progressive activism throughout the Commonwealth.

Finally, the Resolutions Subcommittee will be hosting a hearing on submitted resolutions on Monday, August 28th at 6 p.m. at the Plumbers Local 12 hall (1240 Massachusetts Avenue, Dorchester 02125). The resolutions that will be taken up will be posted online ahead of the hearing. Those in attendance that are interested in testifying in favor or against a resolution will be given 2 minutes to do so and must sign in upon arrival.

ADTC Supports Automatic Voter Registration

At its May 18 meeting, the Arlington Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously in favor of a resolution supporting automatic voter registration legislation. Eight states and the District of Columbia now have automatic voter registration. For more information, see the Automatic Voter Registration Fact Sheet (slightly out of date) and a short summary of the bill. Our representatives, Sean Garballey and Dave Rogers, support the bill, as did the late Sen. Donnelly. See the information about the Senate bill for full details.

Our Democratic Elected Officials In Washington

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Senator
Elizabeth Warren

Senator
Ed Markey

Congresswoman
Katherine Clark

Our Democratic Elected Officials On Beacon Hill

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Senator
Cindy Friedman

Representative
Sean Garballey

Representative
Dave Rogers