Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Women's March on Washington

Dear Friends,

I am excited to share this great news with you first and ask that you share it with your fellow committee members. Team Moulton has chartered an entire train car to Washington, DC for the Women's March on Washington!

I will be sending an invitation out to my broader network of supporters tomorrow, but I wanted to give you the first shot at reserving seats.


Here are the details:

Friday, January 20th
Depart BOS-South Station 9:30pm
Arrive DC 6:3 am

Saturday, January 21st
Depart DC 10:10pm
Arrive BOS-South Station 8am

Ticket Information
$150 Roundtrip -- food is not included

Seats are limited, so act fast!

-Seth Moulton

Monday, December 19, 2016

Join Senator Barbara L'Italien Wednesday Night

Senator Barbara L’Italien is hosting her Second Annual Free Holiday Party to benefit local veterans (THIS!) Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Attika Restaurant Night Sports Bar, 1 Mill St. in Lawrence.

This holiday party is open to all - we will have complimentary food and refreshments. We are also once again asking everyone who comes to consider bringing a donation in the form of a personal care item that Sen. L'Italien will deliver to New England Veterans Liberty House, which serves veterans in need throughout the Merrimack Valley. A list of needed items follows at the end of this post.

Sen. L’Italien's office will also be collecting personal care donations this month for veterans in need in each of her four communities (Lawrence, Andover, Dracut and Tewksbury). Those who want to make a donation are encouraged to bring them to Veterans Services Offices at your community's Town Hall.

Here are some specific items that are needed by Liberty House/veterans:
Hygiene supplies (regular and travel/hotel sizes)
Combs and brushes
Shave cream
Hand sanitizer
Bed linens
Feminine products
Weather gear (ponchos, mittens, gloves)
Writing paper

Sunday, December 11, 2016

January Andover DTC Meeting

The Andover Democratic Town Committee will be meeting on January 18, 2017 at 7PM at the Andover Baptist Church. 

The meeting is open to all registered Democrats residing in Andover and new members are welcome!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Organizing Meeting with Congressman Moulton

Congressman Moulton will be holding an organizing meeting on Sunday, December 11th about what we can do to organize for future races from 1-3 pm in Peabody. Invitation below. I hope you can make it. They have asked all the committees to be a co-host to the event.

MA-06 Organizing Meeting
Sunday, December 11th
Veteran's Memorial High School
Lowell St Ct,
Peabody, MA 01960

Friday, December 2, 2016

ADTC Potluck Next Wednesday, December 7th

Just a reminder Remi and I will be hosting the ADTC end of the year potluck at our house, 264 Andover St at 7 pm on December 7th. Please come to socialize and plan for the future. Spouses and children welcome. 

If you would like to bring a dish to share that would be much appreciated. Our address is 264 Andover St. Our driveway is accessed by the dirt road access to Pomps Pond. 

Feel free to park in the driveway and along the dirt road. South Elementary is across the street if needed.

-Kate Machet 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Camargo for State Representative Lawn Signs Available

The Camargo Team has a new batch of lawn signs on their way and we're looking for some good homes for them in Andover.

If you're willing to help out by posting a lawn sign please email andoverdemocrats.org.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

L'Italien was a leader in fight against Kinder Morgan pipeline

I write in support of Sen. Barbara L’Italien’s re-election. I worked very closely with Barbara and her staff during the almost two years that we were involved with the proposed Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas pipeline.

Knowing that the proposed pipeline went right through her district, Barbara took the time to listen to her constituents in Andover, Tewksbury and Dracut to find out what impact it would have. The first Kinder Morgan open house in Andover was scheduled during a vacation week. Realizing that many people would not be able to attend the hearing, she rallied other legislators to ask that the meeting be rescheduled to a non-vacation date. It showed that she is willing to speak out to assure that citizens have an open process regarding activities that affect them.

Barbara recognized that one aspect of the proposed pipeline included a provision that would override Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. This article protects open space that has been set aside for conservation. She spoke against overriding Article 97 at a Statehouse hearing. Many citizens were opposed to the pipeline because it would destroy natural habitats, degrade the quality of drinking water, rip up people’s backyards and endanger many of our residents who would be living near an extremely high-pressure pipeline.

After researching the facts, Barbara spoke out against its completion at public hearings and organized other legislators to be Intervenors.Barbara L’Italien works with and for her constituents. I encourage your readers to vote for Barbara L’Italien.

John Hess

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sen. L'Italien Announces Re-election Campaign

I want all my friends, supporters and constituents to know that I am running for re-election for the Second Essex & Middlesex District!

I turned in 597 certified signatures – double the amount required – to the Secretary of State’s Office and will appear on the Democratic Primary Ballot and November 8th General Election Ballot.

It has been an incredible honor and pleasure to represent the communities of Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury in the Massachusetts Senate for the past 18 months.

As many of you may already know, I will have a Republican challenger in the fall.

I am going to need the help of all my friends and supporters to make sure I can continue delivering for our communities and representing the issues and values that I believe are important to us, including supporting small businesses, increasing funding and resources for public schools and public safety, and protecting and advocating for vulnerable and under-served residents such as children and the elderly.

I will officially kick off my re-election campaign on Wednesday, June 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Chateau restaurant in Andover. We will have more information on that coming soon, and you can also visit my website at www.TeamBarbara.com for more about the campaign and about the kick-off event.

I welcome the coming campaign as an opportunity to talk about my record representing each of the four communities in the district and what I have been able to accomplish in the past 18 months through working with local leaders and community groups.

To me, this work is about building community by working together to improve quality of life for residents, being accessible and bringing resources to my cities and towns.

Through meetings and tours of more than 100 businesses, nonprofits and community groups since taking office, I have listened to and brought the concerns of my communities to the State House.

In addition to getting to know and helping constituents, I also intend to run on my record of delivering for my communities. A few highlight include:

-- $1 million for Lawrence to retain and hire new police officers and $360,000 shared by nine nonprofits in the city. I am working to get the city more money for more police officers in the new state budget as well as funds to help a number of nonprofits that help vulnerable and underserved people in Lawrence and other communities in my district.

-- $235,000 for a media center study and baseball field upgrades at Andover High School.

-- Saving jobs and treatment beds at Tewksbury State Hospital in addition to $90,000 for Tewksbury’s Fire Department to buy life-saving equipment.

-- Worked to bring a MassWork grant to Dracut, including $960,000 for a 78-bed assisted living facility and medical office to assist with local economic development efforts.

--Opened and staffed a district office in Lawrence City Hall on a daily basis to be closer to my constituents.
-- Statewide, I helped to deliver $6.3 million for services for adults with autism and an additional $2.1 million for local Councils on Aging for elders programming.

-- My position on 10 legislative committees, including vice chairing three and chairing the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure and Municipalities & Regional Government.

Most recently, I stood with and worked with concerned residents in my district to help beat back Kinder Morgan’s unwanted proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of Dracut, Tewksbury and Andover. The Texas-based energy announced just yesterday that it has officially killed the pipeline proposal. Many people fear Kinder Morgan or another energy company could return with another pipeline proposal, so this is an issue we must keep an eye on and remain vigilant.

I hope to see many of you at my upcoming campaign kickoff and, again, I can only continue to do this important work with your support! We cannot – and I do not intend to – take anything or anyone for granted as we prepare to campaign on my strong record of working together for Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury.