CONVENTION ACROSS AMERICA
CONVENTION ACROSS AMERICA
Sunday, August 2nd 6–8 PM
CDCC Fundraiser with
Senator Ed Markey &
Representative Joe Kennedy III
– or send a check to –
12 Douglass Street
Cambridge MA 02139-3404
Hey fellow Democrats — do you remember 2016? Of course you do… here's what it looked like in Cambridge:
Above is a picture of volunteers in one of the rooms of our 2016 office. Many hundreds of volunteers worked out of that office, canvassing and phone banking in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and even further away states. Well, guess what — campaigning won't look like that this year!
And this is what our fundraiser looked like in 2016:
Guess what? The fundraiser won't look like that this year, either!
This fundraiser event will be entirely online via Zoom. We'll be alternating time to socialize together and time to hear our speakers. We aren't able to provide food & drinks as usual — so use this opportunity to come up with your own festive delights!
Tickets are $75 per person or $30 for those aged 30 or less. Additional sponsorship levels are $500, $250, and $125.
Help us win in 2020 by contributing financially. Even if you can't make it, we hope you'll make a donation to support our efforts.
Thank you for your support!
Fighting Systemic Racism
Photo by munshots
Today Congressional Democrats introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. In the midst of worldwide outrage at the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, this is one of the first concrete steps proposed in response to these law enforcement atrocities. Although we do not know whether this particular legislation will become law or even if it should, we welcome this action as a step in the right direction.
But police brutality, as egregious and appalling as it is, forms just one piece of the apparatus of systemic racism that stretches to every corner of our society, assaulting Black Americans in every aspect of life. Whether the topic is income, schooling, health care, housing, or simple personal safety, racism is there and in control.
As the face of the Democratic Party in Cambridge, the Cambridge Democrats are here for the long fight. Our most important contributions as political activists will be:
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In order to facilitate the Q&A period, please submit your questions for Juliette using this Google form:
We are delighted that Cambridge's own homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem will be our speaker when the CDCC meets online to reorganize and elect officers on April 7th.
While serving in the Obama administration, Juliette played a pivotal role in the successful handling of the H1N1 pandemic of 2009–2010. No one is more qualified to speak to us about the current pandemic, its impact on political institutions, and the road ahead.
Juliette was President Obama's Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, following her tenure as Governor Deval Patrick's homeland security advisor. Currently she is the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at the Kennedy School, where she is faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects, a regular on-air national security analyst for CNN, a weekly featured analyst on Boston Public Radio, the CEO of Grip Mobility, and much much more.
The meeting will be a Zoom videoconference that you can attend with your computer, tablet, smartphone, or even by calling in on your landline telephone if you're feeling old-school. Click on the button above to register.
If you don't want to participate in the meeting but want to watch the proceedings, the whole thing will be live-streamed on Facebook, on Instagram, and on our new YouTube channel. We will try to monitor comments on those sites, but no promises…
This is our annual reorganization meeting, and we'll hold officer elections for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Affirmative Action & Outreach Advisor. Not only are CDCC members eligible to vote in these elections, but we encourage all interested members to run for an officer position! After the elections are concluded, Juliette Kayyem will speak to us and take questions starting at 8:00pm.
When and Where:
Tuesday April 7th at 7:00pm
(wards may meet virtually at 6:30 — or even earlier, check with your ward chair)
Location is wherever you happen to be!
I. Approve minutes of previous meeting
II. Officer reports
III. Election rules and procedures
IV. CDCC Reorganization: Officer elections
V. Juliette Kayyem speaks at 8:00pm