Massachusetts North Shore Democrats
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Democratic Town Committees

What are Democratic Town Committees?

Democratic Town Committees (DTCs) and Democratic City Committees (DCCs) are official entities recognized by the Massachusetts Democratic Party and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Several hundred local, community-based Democratic Committees function in Massachusetts cities and towns. Their responsibilities include organizing local Democrats, working to elect Democrats to public office, and increasing Democratic registration in their respective neighborhoods.

The North Shore region of Massachusetts has no fixed definition. It may be considered as the region north of Boston, extending to the New Hampshire border, encompassing the communities that border the Atlantic Ocean and including several inland communities This portion of the Massachusetts Cities and Towns map shows the North Shore region.

Most of these cities and towns have Democratic City or Town Committees that hold regular meetings, often with guest speakers, and engage in various activities that promote Democratic values. Committee meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be a member to attend meetings, and you are welcome to volunteer to participate in activities that fit your interests.

This Website is a gateway to the North Shore Democratic City and Town Committees. The DTCs section has links to the Democratic Committee Websites and Facebook pages, and we encourage you to contact a local or nearby Committee to learn what is going on in your community. We also include information on current officeholders and we provide links to many national organizations.

News

Project 2025: Presidential Transition Project

Also known as Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise, this 920 page manifesto is the Republican plan to transform the United states, courtesy of the Heritage Foundation.
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Commentary from the Biden for President Campaign

Project 2025 is the plan by Donald Trump’s MAGA Republican allies to give Trump more power over your daily life, gut democratic checks and balances, and consolidate power in the Oval Office if he wins. Trump’s campaign advisors and close allies wrote it — and are doing everything they can to elect him so he can execute their playbook immediately.
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Democrats focus attacks on right-wing Project 2025 pushed by Trump allies

By Josh Dawsey and Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post, July 8, 2024

The group’s website, anchored by the Heritage Foundation, includes 30 chapters — written by more than a dozen former Trump appointees and others — that come from dozens of leading conservative groups.

The exhaustive plan calls for, among other things, dismantling the Education Department, passing sweeping tax cuts, imposing sharp limits on abortion, giving the White House greater influence over the Justice Department, reducing efforts to limit climate change and increasing efforts to promote fossil fuels, drastically cutting and changing the federal workforce, and giving the president more power over the civil service.
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Trump’s Second Term: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses Donald Trump’s plans for a second term, why it could be much worse than his first term, and what Trump has in common with a hamster. (June 20, 2024)
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U.S. Representative Seth Moulton discusses the presidential race and the Supreme Court immunity ruling

July 2, 2014

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 14, 2:00–4:00 PM

3rd Annual Lynn Democratic City Committee Ice Cream Social

ice cream sundaes

Join us for a Sunday of sundaes, speeches, socializing, and the popular dessert contest — be the best and win a prize!

Location: Lynn Museum & Arts Center, 590 Washington Street, Lynn

$15 per person or $25 per family or $50 as a Sponsor
Note: if coming as a family, please send the number of people in your family to:
davidbowen1949@gmail.com.

This information will allow us to plan for the proper number of people attending the event. Thank you.

Tickets available through Act Blue

For more information, visit Lynn Democratic City Committee on Facebook.

Vote For Democracy: 9 States That May Decide The Senate

While the presidential election gets the most attention, also of major significance is the election of U.S. Senators. This November 5, thirty-four Senate seats will be on the line. The numbers favor the Republicans: seats currently held by Democrats number 20, seats held by Independents number 3, and seats held by Republicans number 11.

Let’s look at the math. The U.S. Senate currently has 51 Democrats (including the 3 Independents) and 49 Republicans. With Joe Manchin (D) retiring, the Republicans almost certainly will pick up a seat in West Virginia. If Democrats retain all the remaining states that they (and their allied Independents) hold, it will be a 50-50 Senate, with Democrats getting a tie-breaking vote from the Vice President with a Biden-Harris victory. If Democrats lose just one more state, which could happen in a “swing” state or a “toss-up” state, they will lose control of the Senate—unless they gain a victory in a “leaning Republican” state (Texas or maybe Florida).

While every Senate race is important, the control of the Senate may very well be determined by the results in 9 states that could go either way. Democrats looking to contribute, or volunteer, should especially consider these Senate races:

Arizona

Primary: July 30
Incumbent Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema is retiring. Election denier Kari Lake is running in the Republican primary. Democratic U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego is running in the Democratic primary.

Ruben Gallego

Florida

Primary: August 20

Republican Senator Rick Scott is running for re-election. Democratic primary candidates are Matt Boswell, Stanley Campbell, former U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson, Rod Joseph, Bernard Korn, Josue Larose, former U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Chase Anderson Romagnano, Brian Rush, and Matthew Sanscrainte.

Stanley Campbell

Rod Joseph

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Brian Rush

Michigan

Primary: August 6
Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow is retiring. Democratic primary candidates are Representative Elissa Slotkin, Hill Harper, and Nasser Beydoun.

Elissa Slotkin

Hill Harper

Montana

Democratic Senator Jon Tester is running for re-election and was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary.

Senator Jon Tester

Nevada

Incumbent Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen is running for re-election.

Senator Jacky Rosen

Ohio

Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is running for re-election.

Senator Sherrod Brown

Pennsylvania

Incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr. is running for re-election.

Senator Bob Casey, Jr.

Texas

Democratic Congressman Colin Allred will oppose incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the November 5 general election.

Congressman Colin Allred

Wisconsin

Primary: August 13
Incumbent Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin is running for re-election and is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Senator Tammy Baldwin

For a listing of all Senate Elections on November 5, Go to
U.S. Senate Elections 2024