Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Celebrate Niki’s 10 Years in Congress


Andover Democratic Town Committee Breakfast Honoring
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas for 10 years of Dedicated Service

Andover Country Club
60 Canterbury Street, Andover
September 10 at 10:00 a.m.

State and Local Candidates will be asked to join us and share their vision for our party.

Host Committee is $125.00 for your name to be on the Host Committee and 1 ticket.
$200 for an electronic ad and your name on the host committee and 1 ticket.

Tickets are $35 or $250 for a table of Eight and may be purchased online or by mailing to:

ADTC
P.O. Box 1746
Andover, MA  01810
Your name will be registered at the door.
Questions, please contact Dottie Winn at dmwinn@msn.com or Mary Lyman at lymanmary@gmail.com

Tsongas has convinced us of a core common goal: As long as she is in Congress, the best interests of constituents will always come ahead of party politics. Since 2010, Tsongas has proven she is one of the more independent lawmakers in Massachusetts’ 10 member House delegation. She has shown a willingness to work with Republicans to advance the cause of a stronger economy and military defense system. …by and large Tsongas listens, learns and makes the tough choices based on a multitude of information. We can’t fault anyone who does their homework, and Tsongas does hers. Congress needs more lawmakers like Tsongas who will elevate civil discussion, embrace bipartisanship and stand up for causes that promote the common good.” – The Lowell Sun

Mary Jane (Malicki) Powell


Mary Jane (Malicki) Powell, best known as “MJ," passed away peacefully at age 81 under hospice care, at her son, Andrew’s home on August 21. MJ was an ardent feminist, political catalyst, entrepreneur, adoring grandmother, and lover of dogs and donkeys.

A passionate Democrat born to Republicans in Chicago, young MJ Malicki met naval officer Henry Powell while attending Marquette University. Hank, a native of Lowell, Mass., ferried her east to Andover, where they raised four children and co-founded Powell Corporation, a non-woven manufacturing company in Haverhill.

A longtime political activist, MJ became a lifetime member of the Democratic State Committee and served as Treasurer of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. As a fundraiser for many Democratic candidates on the local, state and national level, MJ sought to elect candidates of integrity. In recognition for her work, she was honored to receive the Agenda Latina, Profiles in Courage Award, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. Electing Democratic women to political office was her primary goal. She would often remark, “I’m doing this for my grandchildren.” Her memberships included various Democratic groups, Emily's List, GEM, Mass Coalition of Democratic Women, Mass Women's Political Caucus, Women's Statewide Legislative Network, League of Women Voters, Agenda Latina, Andover Democratic Town Committee, among others.


Her various outside board positions tended to be business focused, such as the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Mass Co-Chair White House Conference on Small Business, where she received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award. MJ used those channels to promote other special interests, which included money management and pension equity for under-served women.

As a University of Lowell Trustee, and later as Trustee of the Powell Family Scholarships at UMass Lowell, MJ vigorously supported access to college education for students from Lawrence and Lowell. She served as Board Chair, Advisory Council Chair, and promoted the Leadership Givers Group of her favorite charity, The YWCA of Greater Lawrence. 


MJ is survived by her beloved husband, Hank; daughters, Maren and Jenna; daughter-in-law, Lisa; her sons, Andrew and Jason; son-in-law, John; and her five grandchildren, Nora, Burgess, Jake, Ella, and Max.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main St. (Route 125), Bradford, MA. Interment will be private in the Lowell Cemetery. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Bradford - Haverhill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the:

YWCA of Greater Lawrence (ywcalawrence.org), 38 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA 01840

Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org), 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (plannedparenthood.org), 123 Williams St. 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038

Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org), 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Andover DTC Meeting This Week

As a reminder, our next meeting will be held this coming Wednesday, July 19th at 7PM at the Andover Baptist Church (7 Central Street). We will be joined by Jay Gonzalez who is running for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018. Over the next few months, we hope to have some other candidates meet with us so please stay tuned!

As a quick note - we will be holding our election to fill the open committee seat during our September meeting. The vacancy was mentioned in our last meeting's minutes and we will have more information to explain on Wednesday night.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lowell Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Lowell Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Friday June 23, 2017 at 6pm *Doors open at 5:30pm*
UTEC, 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall on Friday, June 23rd at UTEC in Lowell. She will be making remarks and answering questions about what's happening in the Senate and how she's fighting for Massachusetts families. This is also a chance to talk with our staff about any questions or concerns you might have, or assistance you may need.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Message from Seth Moulton

Moments ago, we saw the very worst in Washington. The House’s partisan vote to pass TrumpCare showed a stunning lack of courage, unthinkable hypocrisy, and an abdication of responsibility to our constituents.

Never has the GOP acted with such little information to take so much away from so many to benefit so few. This is a tax cut for the wealthy paid for by the lives and welfare of working Americans. This is a vote that should forever stain their political careers.

You know where I stand. I’ll continue this fight every day because health care is – and always will be – a fundamental human right. And if my colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to propose changes that will actually help Americans live longer, healthier lives, I’m open to working with them. But right now, we need to carry on this fight to protect health care.

Thankfully, the battle is not over. It’s up to the Senate to stop TrumpCare from becoming law. And it is up to all of you to keep fighting.

Please sign up now to volunteer. Together, we can mobilize for the health care fight ahead, and ensure that voters remember this day in November 2018.

Thanks,
Seth

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Hearing - Lowell

In advance of June's State Convention, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is conducting a series of platform hearings throughout the state. More information on the platform hearing process can be found via the following link: https://www.massdems.org/platform This weekend, a platform hearing will be held in Lowell. Details can be found below:


Massachusetts Democratic party Platform Hearing - Lowell
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm: Lowell
Middlesex Community College, Middles Cafeteria, Carole Cowan Center, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell MA 01852

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Phone Banks for Joel Blumstein and Laura Gregory

Joel Blumstein and Laura Gregory need our help with their campaigns for the School Committee and Board of Selectmen. Joel and Laura are both Democrats, have attended our meetings/supported our organization, and will continue to fight for our values. The updated phone bank schedule can be found below. 

Phone Banks for Joel Blumstein and Laura Gregory
All phone banks will take place at Dalton & Finegold Law Firm (34 Essex Street). No prior campaign experience is necessary and all are welcome! We have a limited supply of phones, so if you are willing and able to use your personal cell phone, that would be greatly appreciated.

Virtual phone banks are also an option for people who cannot come in person during the times listed below. Please reach out to Emily Appleton(contact info below) if you wish to make calls remotely – it’s very easy and all you need is a phone and computer!

If you have any questions, feel free to call/text Emily Appleton at (978) 886-8813 or email eapple@comcast.net

Thursday March 23rd – 5:30-8:00pm

Friday March 24th – 5:30-8:00pm

Saturday March 25th 12:00-8:00pm

Sunday March 26th 12:00-8:00pm

Monday March 27th – 1:00-8:00pm

Tuesday March 28th – 10:00am-8:00pm