Tierney Mentions Federal Projects at the Local Level

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Congressman John Tierney, (D Ma-6)  (r) meets with Amesbury Democrats

In their ongoing efforts to expose Amesbury residents to candidates running for state and federal office, the Amesbury Democratic Committee hosted Congressman John Tierney for a visit, where he sat down with more than a dozen residents to talk about local and national issues.

Tierney began the conversation by talking up his perception that government is being viewed in a positive manner.

“There’s a plan to move forward here, and peoples attitudes are improving,” Tierney told the group.

He cited efforts by House Democrats to stop the slide into economic  depression and the fight to recover from the deep recession Continue reading

Iraq War Veteran Seeks 6th District Seat

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Marblehead native Seth Moulton (center, wearing tie) speaks with Amesbury Democrats during an informal gathering at City Hall.

Amesbury Democrats met this weekend with Seth Moulton, a native of Marblehead who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress, representing the 6th District.

Moulton graduated from Harvard in 2001 and promptly joined the Marine Corps. The September 11 attacks occurred shortly thereafter, and Moulton soon found himself leading an infantry platoon into Baghdad as part of the first company of Marines to enter the city. Once established in the Iraqi capitol, Marine commanders tasked Moulton with helping to build an independent Iraqi media, and he was handed the reigns of the the national television airwaves.

Subsequent tours in Iraq included Continue reading

Nine Residents Elected to Delegate Positions

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Democrats gather at City Hall prior to the caucuses.

More than 30 Amesbury Democrats met at City Hall last weekend to caucus and elect delegates for the upcoming convention. The caucus was open to all registered Democrats residing in Amesbury.

“Caucuses that elect delegates to a nominating convention are always exciting,” said Rebecca Jordon, chair of the Amesbury Democratic Committee. “They mark the beginning of the process, and are often well attended by local Democrats, candidates and campaign surrogates.”

Elected delegates attend the convention where they vote to support one of the five declared candidates for governor. A candidate must receive the support of Continue reading

Grossman ties higher-ed investment to job growth

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Councilwoman Anne Ferguson meets with Steve Grossman prior to Saturday’s forum.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and State Treasurer Steve Grossman visited Amesbury yesterday,  greeting more than two dozen residents on a cold and snowy Saturday.

Grossman started his presentation by acknowledging the strong arts presence in Amesbury. Noting the importance of a commitment to the arts, he promised to increase funding to the state arts council, thereby increasing funds that go to individual city arts councils. He amplified his commitment Continue reading

Candidate Kayyem visits Amesbury

Gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem speaks to Amesbury Democrats

Gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem speaks to Amesbury Democrats about local issues.

Cambridge Democrat and candidate for governor Juliette Kayyem recently visited Amesbury, and met with several enthusiastic supporters.

The former state and federal homeland security official talked about her time as a civil rights lawyer, reflected on her grandmother’s influence, and spoke of her vision Continue reading

Don Berwick in Amesbury

Don Berwick spoke to the Amesbury Democratic City Committee in December.  He is a pediatrician who became passionate about equality in health care. He was called in the spirit of public service to head and administer the policies of the Center for Medicare and Meddicaid and was one of the architects of Health Care Reform for CSM, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. He is committed to “being a beacon” for the state of Massachusetts.

He is progressive about his ideological beliefs, and committed to access to early education and improving the quality of education. He may be found on Facebook anddonberwickforgovernor.com for more information.

PRESS RELEASE FOR 3T&2C 2014 BREAKFAST

AREA DEMOCRATS PLAN FOR NINTH ANNUAL SPRING BREAKFAST

2013 3T 2C meetingThe Democratic City and Town Committees of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury, known as The Three Towns And Two Cities ( 3T&2C), are planning their ninth annual spring breakfast to be held at Nicholson Hall in Newburyport on Saturday, April 5, 2014. A coffee/social will start at 8:30 AM followed by a sumptuous buffet breakfast at 9:00 AM. The Three Towns and Two Cities Breakfast Committee has invited Democratic candidates for Governor, other statewide constitutional offices, and important congressional races to speak. The event is an opportunity for area residents to enjoy a great breakfast while meeting the candidates and hearing their positions on important issues. Continue reading