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The Path to Equal Justice in American Society

January 17, 2021

Join our neighbors in the Boxford DTC for their 4th Annual Speaker Series, Zoom webinar, Tuesday, January 26, 7PM. Register here for access to the event featuring Equal Justice Initiative Attorney Ashley Adams.

Does Representative Brad Hill have the courage to call for accountability?

January 16, 2021

Topsfield DTC joins other North Shore committees to urge State Rep Brad Hill to call for accountability for the events of January 6th.

Read our Letter to the Editor of the Chronicle & Transcript/Wicked Local.

Concerning impeachment

January 12, 2021

Accountability and Reconciliation are not mutually exclusive. Nor should they be partisan. The Vice President has informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he will not invoke the 25th Amendment. The House will proceed with a vote on Impeachment on January 13, 2021. Links to various statements can be found here:

Letter to Speaker Pelosi on 25th Amendment Resolution from Mike Pence

Statement from Rep. John Katko

Liz Cheney: I will vote to Impeach the President

Congressman Adam Kinzinger's Statement on Impeachment

Council for a Livable World calls for Trump's impeachment

A statement from the Topsfield Democratic Town Committee

January 7, 2021

On January 3, 2021, members of the 117th Congress took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic. On January 6, 2021, enemies of the peaceful transfer of power, incited by the President and his enablers, violently disrupted the business of government on behalf of one man. The insurrection by a mob was reinforced by a wayward wing of the Republican party, who attempted to use its power to legitimize the President's claims of a stolen election.

When the Senate reconvened at 8PM, we witnessed bipartisanship as it could and should be – a reflection on the fragility of our Republic, and our obligation to defend it. The acceptance of the incoming Biden-Harris administration, early in the morning of January 7, 2021, illustrated swift corrective actions by a non-partisan majority of the 117th Congress. This is only the first such corrective action needed by this new Congress.

The January 5th Georgia runoff also means a peaceful transfer of power to a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. We expect the Democratic majority to use its power responsibly and in the service of the advancement of justice.

Further Reading:

The definition of insurrection

A sorry spectacle we all knew was coming - What did they think was going to happen?
by Yvonne Abraham Globe Columnist, January 6, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

A Statement from The Lincoln Project

Trump's Reckoning, and America's - Letter from Trump's Washington
by Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, January 7, 2021

What If Neither Political Party Controlled the Senate?

December 11, 2020

The Georgia runoff election has gained national attention because it will determine the political party that will control the Senate. Ultimately, Georgians will elect their Senators, but What If Neither Political Party Controlled the Senate? Our own Vice Chair, Joel Hariton, contributed to this piece, written by his college friend, Fred Unger. With the Senate so evenly divided, perhaps this is the moment to attempt a change like Fred suggests.

Join us in supporting the New Georgia Project!

November 12, 2020

Would you like to join the Topsfield Democratic Town Committee in postcard writing to unregistered African American, Asian American, and Latino voters in collaboration with the New Georgia Project to encourage voter participation in the Georgia runoff races?

The DTC will be purchasing postcards and stamps. We just need your help with writing them! Please email us and let us know how many postcards you will commit to writing so we know how many to order. We will get in touch with you when the postcards arrive and provide you with all you need to get started.

UPDATE - November 17: Thanks to your enthusiastic response, the TDTC has received commitments from community members to send out 1,500 postcards in support of this project!

We will not be taking any more orders, but if anyone still wants to help in some way, please let us know. The deadline for getting the postcards in the mail is November 24.

Get your Biden-Harris Lawn Sign!

October 13, 2020

Lawn Sign

The Topsfield DTC has some Biden/Harris lawn signs that need a home.

Please submit your request to contact@topsfielddems.org, including your address and whether we may stake it on your front lawn or leave it at a designated location. Also let us know if you are able to contribute to cover the $7 cost of the sign, or a little more.

Democratic Unity Event aims to Celebrate Candidates; Motivate Voters

October 2, 2020

The Sixth District Unites, which premieres on the YouTube page on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM, will feature personal messages of unity and hope from more than 16 state and national Democratic leaders. The goal is to bring candidates together to inspire victory in November.

Organized by 20+ Democratic Committees and activist groups in the 6th district, the event is based roughly on the State-by-State Roll Call at the Democratic National Convention this summer. It will introduce and celebrate candidates and officeholders who represent the district, and encourage voters to "WATCH, ACT, VOTE" in the final campaign push to Election Day.

"The sixth district Congressional primary was a bruising three-way race," said David Belsky, Co-chair of the West Newbury Democratic Town Committee. The organizers wanted to unite candidates after that primary and thank the competitors for their willingness to serve. The concept expanded to include Democratic state legislative candidates and party leaders.

"This was not only a chance to unite the candidates, but unify our Democratic Committees," according to Belsky. "It's not often that so many organizations can work together so closely toward a common goal."

The planners hope the event will be informative and uplifting at a time when most voters could use that type of inspiration.

To view the event, which will premiere at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 6th, go to http://bit.ly/MA-6Unites. The Sixth District Unites will remain on YouTube for viewing through Election Day.

More information on the event and the participating candidates.

Topsfield DTC Chairman, Heidi Fox, urges your vote to change the direction of the country in her letter to the editor

October 1, 2020

Read her letter in this week's Chronicle & Transcript or Wicked Local-Topsfield.

Why Conservatives Should Vote for Joe Biden

September 22, 2020

Jeanne Pickering, a Topsfield Democratic Committee member, has outlined some conservative reasons for voting for Joe Biden in the following essay.

Options for voting in the General Election - November 3, 2020 is the last day to vote.

September 21, 2020

In many states, early voting has already begun. Massachusetts will conduct in-person early voting October 17-30. A list of candidates appearing on the ballot can be found here.

Topsfield's ballot will include:

  • Electors of President and Vice President
  • Senator in Congress
  • Representative in Congress for the Sixth District
  • Councillor for the Fifth District
  • Senator in General Court for the Second Essex District
  • Representative in General Court for the Fourth Essex District
  • Register of Probate for Essex County

Ballot questions can be found here.

The Topsfield DTC has not officially endorsed Ranked Choice Voting, but voters may find this video informative.

Build Back Better!

September 13, 2020

Cindy Mapes, friend of Vice Chair, Joel Hariton, shares a song she and collaborators Jan Maier and Mary Dewart wrote called "Build Back Better". They chose the title and theme before Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, but each deserves to be shared as a call to join together to build a better future.

Important Dates

January 20, 2021
Inauguration Day!

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