Monthly Archives - September 2018

Jay Gonzalez vs. Charlie Baker


Republican Charlie Baker endorses Trump’s MA campaign chair Goeff Diehl for Senator! Diehl has a long history of far right activism including fighting a women’s right to choose and opposing LGBTQ and worker’s rights.

Here’s what has happened under Republican Charlie Baker’s watch:

Economic Prosperity: Standard and Poor’s has downgraded the state’s bond rating for the first time in 30 years.

Transportation: We have the most commuter rail breakdowns in the country and serious overcrowding and delays on the MBTA.

Education: Baker opposed the “millionaires tax,” which would have devoted money to education. He sided with dark money on the defeated ballot question to expand charter schools.

Health Care: Baker tried to remove 140,000 people from Mass Health.

Public Safety: There has been systemic mismanagement of the state police, including payment for overtime shifts not worked and pay for commuting to work.

Immigration: Baker supported the ICE roundup of immigrants and planned to send the Massachusetts National Guard to our borders.

Energy and Climate Change: He continues to support new fossil fuel projects and has weakened the state Department of Environmental Protection through budget cuts.

We need Jay Gonzalez — he will fight for all of us.

Here’s what you can do:

  • VOTE for Jay and the Democratic slate on Election Day Nov. 6th
  • Urge your friends and family to vote as well
  • Share the real story of Republican Governor Baker
  • Volunteer with the Democratic campaign and attend local political events
  • Spread the word:

Forum on Ballot Questions October 2

The Arlington Democratic Town Committee is sponsoring a forum with presentations on the three questions on the Massachusetts ballot. The event, free and open to the public, is on October 2 at Robbins Library at 6:45 p.m.

A B C’s of Ballot Questions 1, 2, 3:
Know Your November Ballot Questions

Tuesday, October 2nd
6:45 – 8:45 pm

Robbins Library Community Room
700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Question 1: This proposed law would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. The maximum number of patients per registered nurse would vary by type of unit and level of care. Donna Kelly Williams, President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Ari Puri, who represents the Coalition to Protect Patient Safety, will discuss this question.

Question 2: This proposed law would create a citizens commission to consider and recommend potential amendments to the United States Constitution to establish that corporations do not have the same Constitutional rights as human beings and that campaign contributions and expenditures may be regulated. Ben Gubits, Director of Political Strategy for American Promise, will review this question.

Question 3: A YES VOTE would keep in place the current law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation. A NO VOTE would repeal this provision of the public accommodation law. Grace Stevens, author and trans activist, will cover this question.