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What's New?  (7/2/2024)

National Government - Impact of Supreme Court Decision

Postcard News

Flag Immediate Action Items

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Jul 18, 700PM 2024

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Members:  Attend meetings! We are in a critical period necessitating votes.  Public opinions need 11 present to pass at the meeting! 7 to pass with email vote followup.

Functions of Local Committees 

"Town, ward and city committees are the foundation of Party organization and have the closest contact with the people...Local committees are intended to be working committees, dedicated to the cause of winning elections..."   - Massachusetts Democratic Party Charter, Article Two, Section I.

Friends:  You need not be a member to help the committee.  In fact some of the grass roots activities you can do entirely independently.  We encourage all to get involved.

Hanscom - Latest News

After hearing input from a number of sources, on July 9 the Select Board approved in principle supporting the Hanscom Expansion Resolution.  The CDTC had already supported this resolution which calls for the halt of private jet expansion at the airport.  (Letter to the editor, Mosquito Jun 28, 2024.)  

Annual Picnic!

Middlesex 3rd District Picnic hosted by the Carlisle DTC is planned for Sunday, August 25 this year.  We are hoping to avoid the worst of the summer heat!  Per usual there will be canopies.  We need volunteers!  

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We are organizing activities such as postcarding, texting, and training to add to sign holding in the town center.   Below is the 2024 strategy with a list of 8 important states and, below that, a few examples of action you can take on your own.   Check the ACTION flags for things you can do now and sign up for something.

2024 Key States and Strategy

From Volunteer Blue data and also partner Swing Blue Alliance, the CDTC now has a list of recommended states in which to work.  Available data, such as candidate names are included.   The eight most important states are (first three are highest priority at the moment):  PA, WI, MI, NY, AZ, NC, OH, MT.  There are additional watch states.  Later, priorities will be set based on number of how many close races each state has as determined by the Cook Report and other sources.

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An experienced committee member is working on an analysis of what are the key states and priorities you can trust.  Polls of the key races will be checked and published - with attention to avoiding politically biased polls.

Write Post Cards 

This year we have two organizers trading off periodically!  One is packaging cards from Reclaim Our Vote aimed at making sure that underserved and minority voters are aware of upcoming votes and how to register to vote.  The other source is Indivisible Concord which has cards for voters in various swing states.   The next batch of Indivisable cards is available now! Work at home on your schedule.

 

So far we and two commitee friends have sent 480 ROV post cards and more Indivisable.

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Volunteer today if you have not already!

Reach Out to Young Voters

This is an elusive demographic, but the NextGen organization has texting, phoning, and post cards to reach them.  This month theya re texting in Texas and Pennsylvania, once each.  Try this on your own, and let us know how it goes, thank you!

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Texting Opportunities with the Working Families Party

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Sign up today and get trained, their hours, but you do it from home on your computer, with help instantly available as you go.  This is the time to become skilled while work is light.  Rewarding!

The Working Family Party, national level, has been holding text sessions right along for state legislators and other elected positions that pop up.  They use the standard tools:  Slack and Spoke.  They have sessions Tuesdays 6-8 EST in swing districts. Super moderators, good scripts, basic training and advanced with more flexible hours!  Coming soon: A brief article on what texting is like, and some of the interesting and humorous responses from voters.

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Issues Awareness in Carlisle Center

After much to-ing and fro-ing, the sign holding rules seem to have been clarified and agreed to by everyone:  one sign held by one person, multiple people, each holding one sign, welcome.  Thanks to a mild winter so far, one or more folks have been holding signs.  Thanks to Frank and Bonnie!  Excerpts from her latest report:

"The highlight of Friday, 12/23, was when a driver of a silver school van slowed and said "Merry Christmas, Love." It warmed the 33F afternoon....On 12/29, it was warmer, 44F, a pretend rain, and only one driver slowed and shook his head. Maybe the holiday spirit? Without some way to count, it's hard to tell the ratio of positive waves and honking horns to "stoney faces," but there is plenty of encouragement to continue, weather permitting."

Get Involved

All are welcome - You need not be a member or even a resident!  We have unenrolled volunteers who support Democrats too.  The CDTC has member openings as well as a Friends list.  Drop into a meeting to see what we are about, or contact us if you would like to talk.

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