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April 13th Meeting

April 2nd, 2021 by secretary

We are very pleased that School Committee Members Lorinda Visnick and John Mullady have agreed to speak and answer questions at our April Zoom meeting. We hope that many of you will participate. 


Topic: April 2021 BDCC Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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March Meeting 3/9/21 7 PM

March 4th, 2021 by secretary

We are very pleased that City Councilors Stacy Ames (Ward 3) and Kathleen Feldman (Ward 5) will be joining us at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 9th at 7 PM to speak and answer questions. 
We hope that many of you will participate!  Below are the Zoom dial-in details for the meeting.


Topic: March 2021 BDCC MeetingTime: Mar 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Book Club News!

February 18th, 2021 by secretary

The BDCC Book Club is getting ready to launch a new series of meetings for 2021. We hope you will join us via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, at 7 pm, to discuss future plans for the group and share your own ideas. (Zoom link is at the end of this message.)

With great appreciation to Mary Carroll for all the creativity and effort she has put into keeping this book club going, we (Judy Ashkenaz and Tom Jefferson) are going to take on the coordinating tasks and continue in the same spirit. 
We would like to choose a mix of different types of books, including some that are historical or biographical, some analytical (like Reaganland), and some with more of an activist or advocacy focus. As possible examples of each type (with links to a review of each)—Joe Biden by Evan Osnos (one of Mary’s suggestions) might be a good starting point for us as we watch Biden’s agenda take shape in 2021.

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Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy, by Adam Jentleson, is a good (and not too long) analysis of the workings of the modern Senate, notably the rise and use of the filibuster.

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Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change, by Eitan Hersh, focuses on what types of political activism are actually effective, and why. In particular, he has some good thoughts about the value of local involvement.

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How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblattt, from 2018, is a relatively brief book that seems extremely relevant to what’s going on right now in this country.

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Finally, here’s another suggestion carried over from last year’s group:
The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics by John Nichols.

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We hope to see many of you on February 23 at 7 pm
Judy Ashkenaz (jashkenaz@gmail.com)Tom Jefferson (thojefferson@comcast.net)
Topic: BDCC Book Club
Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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February Meeting

February 2nd, 2021 by secretary

This is a notice regarding our February Zoom meeting. We are very pleased that at the meeting we will have Beverly At-Large Councillor Julie Flowers; Ward 2 Councillor Estelle Rand; Ward 3 Councillor Stacy Ames; and Ward 5 Councillor Kathleen Feldman join us for a panel discussion about our City and their work on the City Council. Because we want to have time for this discussion we will plan to use at least an hour and then follow up with a very brief regular meeting.

Please sign in prior to 7PM so that we will be ready to go at 7. I am grateful to all for their willingness to come to our meeting to talk about their work. Below is the zoom link information. Thank you to our Vice-Chair and Zoom master Hannah Bowen, as well as our Corresponding Secretary Bonnie Hannable. 

Democratically yours,

Jim ThompsonChair, Beverly Democratic City Committee


Topic: February 2021 BDCC Meeting
Time: Feb 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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January Meeting

January 1st, 2021 by secretary

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year!

This will be an exciting year, with the inauguration of our new president, the critical votes in Georgia for the control of the Senate, and the ongoing struggle for social justice in our city and throughout the nation. I am glad to welcome everyone back to our regular monthly meetings after a hiatus in December. We will be meeting virtually through Zoom on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7 PM.  This will be a planning meeting to discuss the upcoming year. I am hoping to hear from the Outreach and Inclusion Committee regarding any upcoming plans, and from the State Committee regarding any news about convention and if we will be hosting a caucus this year. 

Although the Governor’s race is not until 2022, I expect that shortly we will begin to hear about candidates for this position and the Lieutenant Governor’s position as well. I look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom! 

Jim ThompsonChair, Beverly Democratic City Committee
Topic: January 2021 BDCC Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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No Meeting in December

December 1st, 2020 by secretary

Hello,

I’m writing to remind everyone that we do not have a meeting in December. In normal times we would gather for friendship, food, and fun at our Holiday Party. Like so many things this year, our get together is not possible.

We will have our next meeting on January 12, 2021.  Our first meeting for the new year will be used to plan for the new year. We will continue to meet using zoom until we can safely meet in person.

I would like to take this chance to thank everyone who has held us together over the last nine months. It really has been a joint effort. I have hope for the future and I know you do as well.

Democratically yours,

Jim Thompson
Chair, Beverly Democratic City Committee


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