May 27, 2016/Dispatch

Join Sen. Warren and Democratic Leaders at Next Week’s Annual Convention

We’re just one week out from our Democratic convention, scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Not a delegate? That’s ok, you can still join us! Click hereto purchase your guest pass and join 2500 Democratic activists from across the state.

We’ve got an action-packed morning with speeches from Senator Markey, Mayor Walsh, Congresswoman Tsongas, Secretary Galvin, Attorney General Healey, Treasurer Goldberg, Auditor Bump, Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Rosenberg and more. We’re also proud to showcase the deep talent pool and diversity of our Party with speeches by Democratic legislative and municipal leaders.

And, of course, you won’t want to miss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech! So click hereto join us at the convention.

After the speeches, we are having a series of breakout sessions with a mix of training sessions and on issues, including holding Gov. Baker accountable, the Fairshare Amendment and a special presentation by Senator Warren. But remember, you can only join us by being a delegate or purchasing your guest pass here!

Enjoy the latest edition of MassDems’ weekly talking points and share with your networks recent articles on our leading Democrats and Gov. Baker’s harmful positions. 


Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest takedown of Donald Trump here, as she says, “And while nurses, teachers, and dockworkers pay their fair share to support our military personnel who show courage and sacrifice for us every single day, Trump says he’s more than happy to dodge taxes. Donald Trump has made it perfectly clear that he cares about exactly one person – Donald Trump. And that kind of man can NEVER be the President of the United States.”

Read here about Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’s bill requiring the Defense Department to buy sneakers made in the U.S.  New Balance, headquartered in Massachusetts with an additional 900 employees in Maine, is the only major U.S. manufacturer of athletic shoes.  

AG Maura Healey is continuing her national leadership on important issues, this time on treating gun violence as a public health crisis. Click here for aBoston Globe editorial praising Healey – who spoke at the White House – and 13 other AGs calling on Congress to allocate funding to the CDC to study gun violence.

Holding Gov. Baker Accountable

Much has been made about Gov. Baker’s ethically questionable fundraising practices, including soliciting over $40,000 from individuals and his Party promising access to Baker in exchange for contributions. Common Cause, a good government organization, is hoping to prevent Baker from further exploiting campaign finance laws. Click here for an explanation of the bill and here to read aBerkshire Eagle editorial calling on Baker’s ploys to end.

Read here about Gov. Baker seeking political payback by dismissing 78% of the state’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission after the Commission refused to give a job to a handpicked Baker ally. Baker’s latest maneuver is led the outgoing chairman to warn of “dire consequences on the commission’s ability to objectively perform its duties.”

Gov. Baker is left snake-bitten after his failed attempt to start a rattlesnake island. As the Springfield Republican editorialized here, “Baker is missing the point of the debate over whether to locate a colony of venomous rattlesnakes on a Quabbin Reservoir Island.”