October 2, 2017 Newsletter

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HDCC Newsletter, October 2, 2017
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Graham Schwass and Chere Bemelmans contributed to this newsletter. Contact hdccnewsma@gmail.com with feedback, corrections, and ideas.
October 2, 2017
THERE’S A SPECIAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 10.  Please excuse us for “yelling,” but the statistics on voter turnout for elections without strong national candidates are terrible, so we want to make some noise about this election. In the municipal election, November 3, 2015, voter turnout was 12%.
In this upcoming special election, we’ve got two strong Democratic candidates vying to challenge Sean Toohey for the state representative seat held by Brian Dempsey: Paul Magliocchetti and Andy Vargas. Both are campaigning their hearts out, both want your vote,  and both need your help and support. (If you’re not sure what parts of Haverhill are covered in this election, check out this map:  statisticalatlas.com/state-lower-legislative-district/Massachusetts/3rd-Essex-District/Overview.) Read more here.
National and Massachusetts Action Items
This week’s action items include  economic issues, campaign issues, and the environment,. Please see our Dems in Action page for the latest action items.
What Our Reps Are Up To
Coming Events
  • Tonight! October 26:30-8:30, Events Committee meeting, Milhendler Room, Haverhill Public Library.
  • October 4, 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. refreshments), Winchester Town Hall, “The Health Benefits of Renewable Energy Choices: A Role for Carbon Pricing.”  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
  • October 10Tuesday  Special Election State Primary for State Representative
  • October 11, Meet the Candidates Night, 7-9 pm, HC Media Studios, Harborplace, 100 Merrimack Street, HaverhillFacebook event. 
  • October 18Wednesday, Last day and hour to register voters for the elections
  • October 19, 7 p.m., Lexington Public Library, “Greening the Grid: Preparing for Our Clean Energy Future.”  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 
  • October 22, Unity Rally to support our Democratic Candidate for State Representative4:30 pm, Barking Dog Alehouse
  • October 23th, Candidates’ Night forum for the School Committee and City Council candidates organized by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill: Haverhill High School, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • October 25, 6:30, book discussion group: Dark Money by Jane Mayer, Home of Rosemary Young. RSVP young01950@yahoo.com.
  • October 30th,  Haverhill State Representative debate between the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate. Details to follow
  • November 7thTuesday  State Election and Municipal Offices Election (receive two ballots because it is a State and a municipal election this year)
  • November 12, Massachusetts Indivisible Statewide Conference — Worcester State University. Registration opens October 8website and  Facebook event: 
  • November 15, 5:30 p.m., post-election social. Barking Dog Alehouse
  • November 206:30-8:30, Action Committee meeting, Milhendler Room, Haverhill Public Library
Important Links and National Action Groups
For action groups acting nationally, see haverhilldems.org/national-action-groups/.
For more action items, see  haverhilldems.org/actions-new/.