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September Primary


Democratic Unity for Fall Campaign

The minute winners are declared in the state primary, the GDCC will swing into high gear to insure that our outstanding Democratic candidates are victorious in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Strategy for the campaign will be unveiled at our Sept. 17 meeting. We will gather informally for light refreshments at 7 p.m. The formal session will begin at 7:30. State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante has generously offered to make her headquarters available for all our fall meetings, including this one. (It’s located in Walgreen’s plaza, on the Rogers Street side.)

Thomas-McGeeOur guest speaker will be State Senator and Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Tom McGee. He will outline the coordinated campaign that has been set up by the State Democratic Committee. The goal is rallying lots of volunteers to spread the message that Democrats work together to promote the common good. We’ll need your help for sure, knocking on doors, distributing literature, making calls, and inspiring people to stand up for themselves, their values, and their communities.

The coordinated campaign on Cape Ann will operate out of Ann-Margaret’s headquarters throughout the fall. As in the past, the GDCC will be working closely with Town Committees from Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport.

There are less than two months between the primary and the general election to mobilize our support. We vitally need your help. We look forward to seeing you at our September 17 meeting—and on the campaign trail in the days and weeks that follow.


GDCC Wine and Cheese Party Sept. 12

Save the date. Mark your calendar! Better yet, buy your ticket now.

The Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s annual Wine and Cheese fundraiser will be on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Over the past few years this has become the best party around. By popular demand we will be holding it at the same private home overlooking gorgeous Magnolia Harbor where he had it last year. Great indoor and outdoor spaces and a great chance to socialize with your fellow Democrats as we gear up for the Fall elections.

Let’s put the “party” back in “Democratic”, again.

Tickets are $75 for the first ticket and $65 for each additional ticket.

Click here to buy tickets online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/wineandcheese14

or mail your check to:

GDCC, PO box 111, Gloucester, MA 01931


Rockport Town Democratic Committee Brunch

We strongly encourage GDCC members and our broader network of Cape Ann Democrats to support the Rockport town committee’s fund-raising event on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Rockport Community House, 56 Broadway.

As you know, the Rockport Community will working closely with the GDCC in the coordinated campaign, so the support you give them will contribute to our overall effort.

This is a great opportunity to meet other politically minded folks on Cape Ann, as well as to become more informed on and committed to the upcoming election. Candidates for state and national office will be invited to speak as well as those who represent views on upcoming ballot issues, such as the casino repeal ballot campaign.  A $20 contribution can be made at the door.  Please RSVP to Martha Morgan (morganottenheimer@comcast.net) or Betty Ann St. Germain (basaint@verizon.net).   We hope to see you there!



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Democratic Dialogue For September

Young Democrat Carson afKlinteberg will chat with her mother Astrid, and grandfather, Sten afKlinteberg, about engaging young people in the political process.

 Each week at three convenient times: Sundays 7 p.m., Thursdays 9:30 p.m., Fridays at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 978-281-3566

 The program may also be viewed on-line at http://capeanntv.org/video. You can view archived Democratic Dialogues as well. So…if you have missed a show, this is a great resource.


A Rousing Success!!! 

Gloucester Democrats Annual Brunch Cape Ann Democrats Go for the Gold

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SONY DSCCandidates for the Democratic Nomination for Governor Steve Grossman (top) and Martha Coakley (right) were among a large number of Democratic candidates and office holders who spoke at the Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s Annual Brunch on Sunday May 4, 2014 at The Tavern on the Harbor in Gloucester.

More than 150 attended the festive event to hear Democratic party hopefuls make their pitches for support at the upcoming state convention in June and in the September primary elections.

Click here for more pictures of the event