Coordinated campaign headquarters open!
Our new campaign headquarters for Cape Ann communities (Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester) is now open. The Gloucester Democratic City Committee has rented space for the coordinated campaign at 201 Main Street, in Walgreen’s Plaza in Gloucester.
We’ve alreadHQ is openy had several people drop by to see how they could help all our candidates get elected in November.
We have a lot planned for the HQ,
It will serve as a base for canvassing–mostly in New Hampshire.
It will be our main phone-banking site. We will be calling all over the country, to help elect Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Don’t forget how important it will be for President Clinton to have a Congress she can work with come January.
Finally, our presence is important on Cape Ann. Yes, Massachusetts is firmly “blue” state, but we need to think about the long term. As the 2014 gubernatorial election proved, we can’t take anything for granted. Your presence and efforts are building the organization not just for this year, but for the future as well. Congressman Moulton, for example, has no opposition this year, but he understands how important it is to have more Democrats in Congress to break the logjam the Republicans have foisted on the nation in recent years.
We would like to be open every day starting right after Labor Day.
Among the jobs we have are:
- Welcoming at the headquarters. This includes greeting visitors, handing out literature, registering new voters, fielding phone inquiries. Too many people have heard the opposition’s “Crooked Hillary” fable. It’s easy to say that it’s laughable, but it’s also clear that some people have been fooled by it. We need to tell her record of accomplishment and her vision of a New America–one where everyone has opportunity–not just the super rich.
- Data entry. We have a lot of records to keep. You don’t have to be a computer programmer. If you’re a person who likes to work quietly on your own, but with the support and companionship of good friends, this could be for you.
- Canvassing. We’ll be working with the Clinton campaign to target voters–mostly in New Hampshire, but perhaps other battleground states as well.
- Phone-banking. We’ll be making calls all over the country. in support of Democratic candidates. To those of you who have already volunteered to help: Thank you! We’ll be in touch to help you find a way to It’s important that we maintain a constant presence there.
If you are available starting next week, please contact GDCC Vice Chair Paul McGeary at email@example.com. Indicate the kind of work you’d like to do and when, specifically or generally, you would be available to help.
Furnishings for headquarters
We could still use a few things to round out our headquarters:
- Folding chairs
- Desktop computers
- Step ladder
- Coffee maker
If you can spare any of these for a couple of months, please let us know.
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s public access television show, Democratic Dialogue, will air on Cape Ann TV, Ch. 12, on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 9:30 p.m. and repeat on Fridays at 4 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m., and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Host Mike Wheeler will chat with State Democratic Committee member Marianne Rutter about her experience as a delegate to the national Democratic Convention.
The program may also be viewed on-line at http://capeanntv.org/video.
For more information, call 978-283-2511.
Working for Hillary
While we wait for our Cape Ann marching orders, there are plenty of opportunities to help the national ticket. We have been asked to focus on NH, which is a battle ground state, so we are knocking on doors there every weekend.
HillaryClinton.com has details on the upcoming canvasses.
Want more information about Hillary? Here are some “talking points” created by the Town Committee of Arlington. Good to have at hand…
Don’t forget: There’s a Primary Sept. 8
(it’s a Thursday!)
We received this letter this week from State Party Chairman Sen. Tom McGee:
We are two weeks away from the State Primary and I want to personally ask you to vote on Thursday, Sept. 8. We have the right and responsibility to take part in the democratic process of this great Commonwealth.
Our foremothers and forefathers have fought for all of us to have the right to vote. Voting at each stage of the political process is one of most meaningful actions we can take to impact our community.
With your vote, you have the power to elect leaders that will advocate for your values and needs. You have the power to continue shaping our changing political landscape.
We value your input, because every voice and every vote is important.
I look forward to joining you at the polls.
Massachusetts Democratic Party
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Paying your dues online
You can now pay your annual dues online. Click on the link below before you forget: