Tuesday, October 23, 2018

14 Days Until the Midterm Election - Make a Difference!

As you know, the midterm elections are two weeks from today, and our candidates need our help! See below for ways to get involved in their campaigns. Together we can make a difference and continue the Blue Wave in Andover!

Early voting began yesterday and will continue until November 2nd. See the following link for Andover's early voting hours (note extended hours on Tuesdays and Saturday voting hours): https://andoverma.gov/351/Early-Voting

Mass Dems Coordinated Campaign:

Mass Dems Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 24th: 4-8PM
Lawrence Coordinated Campaign Office
225 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA
**Bring a computer and cell phone if you can!**

Early Vote Rally/Canvass Kick Off with Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Congressional Candidate Lori Trahan
Saturday, October 27th: 9:45AM
Lawrence Coordinated Campaign Office
225 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA

Saturday Canvassing for Coordinated Campaign
Saturday, October 27th: 10AM, 1PM, and 4PM
203 Turnpike St, Suite 203, North Andover, MA

Sunday Canvassing for Coordinated Campaign
Saturday, October 27th: 10AM, 1PM, and 4PM
203 Turnpike St, Suite 203, North Andover, MA

Questions/RSVP contact Jona Rivera: (978) 382-0471

Lori Trahan for Congress Campaign:

Visibility: Congressional Debate
Tuesday, October 23rd: 5:30-7:00PM (followed by debate)
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliot Street, Haverhill, MA

Visibility: Morning Commute
Thursday, October 25th: 7:15-8:30AM
Corner of Parker and Merrimack Streets (Next to 65 Merrimack Street), Lawrence, MA

Questions/RSVP contact Joe Thibodeau: (978) 886-8089

Barry Finegold for State Senate Campaign

Upcoming Visibility:
  • Tuesday, 10/23: Visibility outside Lowell Sun Debate (Harmony Hall Dracut) 5-6pm.
  • Friday, 10/26: So. Lawrence Visibility 5-7pm.
  • Saturday, 10/27: Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury Visibility: 10am-Noon. Staff/Volunteer So. Lawrence Lit Drop to follow.
  • Sunday, 10/28: Staff/Volunteer Andover and/or Tewksbury Lit Drop.
  • Monday, 10/29: Visibility outside League of Women Voters Debate (Andover High School) 5:30-7pm.
  • Friday, 11/2: So. Lawrence Visibility 5-7pm.
  • Saturday, 11/3: Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury Visibility: 10am-Noon. Staff/Volunteer So. Lawrence Lit Drop to follow.
  • Sunday, 11/4: Staff/Volunteer Andover and/or Tewksbury Lit Drop.
***Questions? Contact Tom Mahoney from Barry's Team: tom@barryfinegold.com


Tram Nguyen for State Representative Campaign:

Daily Canvassing: 10AM-7PM
Daily Virtual Phone Banks: 10AM-8PM

***For Tram's full campaign calendar and to sign up to volunteer, see the following link:

Indivisible Andover Volunteer Opportunities:

Check out ways to get involved with another local partner organization:


Post-carding every Wed 6:30-7:30 and Sun 3:00-4:00 @ Panera
- Text-banking every Tue 6:30-7:30 @ Cafe Nero
- Sign holding every Sat 10:00-11:00 at Shawsheen plaza

The following site lists each of the events between now and the election and includes a sign-up sheet with an RSVP link:

Saturday, October 6, 2018

October Andover Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Next Tuesday, we will be holding our October Andover Democratic Town Committee meeting to discuss the upcoming midterm elections, sign up for volunteer shifts with local campaigns, and vote on donating ADTC funding to our candidates.

Meeting details are below - please let me know if you have any questions!

Andover Democratic Town Committee meeting
Tuesday, October 9th at 7PM

Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central Street, Andover, MA

Friday, September 7, 2018

John Kerry Interview and Book Signing


Andover Bookstore is hosting John Kerry at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday September 23rd at 4PM. The event will be an interview and book signing for his new book, Every Day is Extra

The event details can be found by clicking here.

This is a unique opportunity to attend an event with someone who has been a vital part of both world and Massachusetts politics. So come join us. It's sure to be a revelatory and exciting event.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Andover DTC Meeting

We will be hosting an Andover Democratic Town Committee meeting this coming Wednesday, June 27th at 7pm at the Andover Baptist Church (7 Central Street, Andover, MA). The full agenda is still in the process of being developed and we will provide you with an update on the meeting early next week.

During this meeting, we will also be taking a vote to re-elect positions for chair, treasurer, and secretary of the ADTC.

Look forward to seeing you there! RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

GOTV for Andover Local Elections - Phone Bank Information

This is the final push - Election Day in Andover is this coming Tuesday, March 27th. Over the past few months, we have heard from some great candidates at our ADTC meetings. Now its time to get out the vote!

Andover Local Election GOTV Phone Banks:

Today (Sunday 2/25) 2-6pm
Monday 2/26 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday 2/27 10am-7pm

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Jim Blatchford:
jrwblatchford@gmail.com

Information on the Candidates:

Annie Gilbert (Board of Selectmen): annieforandover.org
Chris Huntress (Board of Selectmen): huntressforselectman.com
Susan McCready (School Committee): susan4andoversc.com/
Tracey Spruce (School Committee): spruceforandover.org/

Thanks and we hope to see you on the phones. Let's get out the vote!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Local Elections Phone Bank

Please see below information on a phone bank TOMORROW night for our upcoming local elections. There may be some additional opportunities this weekend/next week. Stay tuned!
This is a great opportunity to get involved at the local level. Over the past few months, we have heard from each of these candidates at our monthly meetings and events. Hope to see you tomorrow night supporting these great candidates!

Local Election Phone Bank 
(Annie Gilbert, Chris Huntress, Susan McCready, Tracey Spruce)
Thursday March 15th, 5:30-8:00pm
Dalton & Finegold LLP, 34 Essex St, Andover, MA 01810

Information on the Candidates:

Annie Gilbert (Board of Selectmen): annieforandover.org
Chris Huntress (Board of Selectmen): huntressforselectman.com
Susan McCready (School Committee): susan4andoversc.com/

Tracey Spruce (School Committee): spruceforandover.org/

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Upcoming Andover DTC Meeting

Andover's local elections are on 3/2 and  over the past months, we have had an opportunity to hear from Board of Selectmen candidates Annie Gilbert and Chris Huntress and School Committee candidates Susan McCready and Tracey Spruce. 

Given that election day is less than a month away, we will be holding a special Andover Dems meeting at 7pm on Monday 3/5 at the Andover Baptist Church (7 Central Street) to discuss the campaigns and get involved.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

REMINDER: Andover Democratic Caucus TOMORROW (2/26) at 7PM!

As a reminder we will be holding our Andover Democratic Town Committee caucus tomorrow night (2/26) at 7pm at Memorial Hall Library, top floor. Registration begins at 6:30pm and closes promptly at 7:15pm so please arrive early! 

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with the caucus. If volunteers could arrive around 6:20 pm that would be tremendously helpful.

In addition to our caucus, we also need to discuss putting forward candidates for the Town's Board of Registrars of Voters. The Board is comprised of one Democrat, one Republican, a person of any party affiliation (could be a Democrat), and the Town Clerk. More information can be found via the town website: https://andoverma.gov/324/Board-of-Registrars

If anyone is interested in a position on this Board, please email the Andover DTC by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New Date for Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus

Thank you all for your patience as we rescheduled our caucus due to last week's snowstorm. The new date of our caucus is MONDAY 2/26 at 7PM at Memorial Hall Library (2 North Main Street, Andover). The meeting will be held in Memorial Hall on the top floor of the library.

Registration for the caucus will begin at 6:30pm and remain open until 7:15pm sharp. If you are not in line by 7:15pm, you will not be permitted to vote in the caucus or run to be a delegate. Please be on time!

During the caucus, we will be electing 8 male delegates, 8 female delegates, 1 delegate of any gender, and 4 alternates. The duty of a delegate is to represent Andover Democrats at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention, which will be held on June 1st and June 2nd at the DCU Center in Worcester.

You must be a registered Democrat in Andover to vote in the caucus or run to be a delegate. If you have recently changed your party registration and believe it will not be accurately reflected in the voter roll, you can obtain a receipt from the Town Clerk and bring it to the caucus. You can also register to vote/fill out paperwork to become a Democrat at the caucus (forms will be available at registration).

*Special note: Seventeen-year-old pre-registered Democrats who reside in Andover and will be 18 on or before September 18, 2018 can take part in the caucus, run for delegate or alternate and vote for delegate or alternate.

To ensure that the caucus runs smoothly and efficiently, please arrive on time. We are required to finish before 9pm when the library closes. If we have contested races for delegate and alternate positions, candidates will be allowed to speak for a very brief amount of time.


For additional information, feel free to consult the Mass Dems Convention Page: https://massdems.org/convention/ It’s my intention to run an inclusive caucus and I will thoroughly explain the rules and procedures that night so that everyone is able to participate. In the meantime, if you have any individual questions, feel free to reach out to me (contact information listed below).

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus

Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus
Wednesday, February 7th, 7pm
Memorial Hall Library, 2 N Main Street, Andover, MA


The Andover Democratic Town Committee will be holding its annual caucus to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts State Party Convention (held in Worcester on June 1st & 2nd). This is a nominating convention, so delegates will have the opportunity to cast votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary of State, and US Senator. I will be sending out a future email with more information on the caucus and convention, but wanted to send out the date so you can mark it on your calendars.  

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus

Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus
Wednesday, February 7th, 7pm
Memorial Hall Library, 2 N Main Street, Andover, MA

The Andover Democratic Town Committee will be holding its annual caucus to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts State Party Convention (held in Worcester on June 1st & 2nd). This is a nominating convention, so delegates will have the opportunity to cast votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary of State, and US Senator.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ADTC Meeting with Jay Gonzalez


ADTC Meeting with Jay Gonzalez (candidate for Governor of Massachusetts)

Date: Wednesday, January 24th
Time: 7PM
Location: Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central Street, Andover, MA 01810

For more information about Jay's candidacy in advance of the meeting, please visit his website by clicking here.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

DCI: Democratic Campaign Institute

The Massachusetts Democratic Party is excited to bring back the Democratic Campaign Institute in Lowell. Starting on the evening of January 19th, the Democratic Campaign Institute invites campaign managers, candidates, town committee members, and activists from across the Commonwealth to come together and hone their political strategy and grassroots organizing skills.

This two-day program will feature top political operatives from Massachusetts and across the nation. Participants will receive hands-on training on all elements of successful campaigning; including campaign plan development, strategic messaging, fundraising basics, and more. There is something for everyone! We welcome all - from seasoned campaign vets to beginners.

Where: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center

When: January 19th 5 PM – January 21st 2PM

Who: You!

To purchase tickets to the Democratic Campaign Institute and learn more about the event here.

Tickets are $75. Financial assistance for tickets is also available here. While many will choose to commute, please contact the UMass Lowell Inn at 978-934-6920 if you're looking to stay overnight.