UMass Democrats

UMass Democrats The Official Voice of the Democratic Party at UMass Amherst Meetings: Wednesday @ 8:00PM [email protected] for info! http://umassdems.weebly.com/

We are registered charter within the larger networks of College Democrats of America and College Democrats of Massachusetts. We a organization of college students who have an interest in politics and seek to actively help Democrats up and down the ticket, and promote the ideals of the Democratic Party.

Mission: The UMass Democrats are a registered student organization that empowers students to make an impact on campus, regional, and national politics. We seek to strengthen the Democratic party through educating our members on the issues, cultivating motivated individuals into leaders, and providing a forum for students to network and socialize. We work to increase student participation in the political process with lobbying, grassroots activism, campaigning, and contributing to the political dialogue by facilitate the open exchange of ideas.

Don’t miss this exciting event!
06/17/2020

Don’t miss this exciting event!

We know young people are the largest and most diverse generation that can mobilize to the polls this November.

We help students get #voteready w/ http://studentvote.org & are launching #DemocracySummer2020 with
Rock the Vote ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Voto Latino and MORE.

Join us this Thursday as we join Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas NE-YO and others to kick off a movement to the polls.

Big shoutout to UMass Democrats Alum, Mayor David Narkewicz, for battling COVID-19 and helping his community stay safe f...
05/05/2020
Northampton mayor has personal experience with COVID-19 - CommonWealth Magazine

Big shoutout to UMass Democrats Alum, Mayor David Narkewicz, for battling COVID-19 and helping his community stay safe from it at the same time.

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/government/northampton-mayor-has-personal-experience-with-covid-19/

Sixth in a series on municipal leaders across Massachusetts and how they’re contending with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are previous stories on Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, a second on Morse, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone. NORTHAMP...

To UMass Democrats club members, alumni, and students from other colleges, we ask you to please sign the letter to Massa...
04/01/2020
Letter to MA State Leaders

To UMass Democrats club members, alumni, and students from other colleges, we ask you to please sign the letter to Massachusetts State Leaders on the attached google document. This letter, written by students, is asking the state government to please provide emergency financial assistance for higher education institutions. Universities and colleges are trying their best to accommodate everyone but they can only do that with the appropriate funding!

Once you sign, we also ask that you share this with your friends and peers!

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fdocument%2Fd%2F1c0Tn0v49nH7Ahtp6CYWCJJLty_kvx9nLqm1AJ2TCjV4%2Fedit%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2VQNugq6D6Inqc_ygDy4thocpT_PsKbbZ9z5jfTsVxCl-ZZKfWOF1G2So&h=AT13G1rEm2hLj7pcHBTYhRgwABxJg9Z2HPoQ4Q-1VU2AfFg2Tc3b_csiXvDPdgLhqBrM4lglW-KSNA3TfpFOnOfysjORGdmSozZYbuHaaPPvwkVerTbEl2mAih8T-p4aKbCf8Jcr2w

[Scroll down to next page to sign under the section that makes sense for you; please do not edit or delete] Dear Commissioner Santiago, the Committee on Higher Education and Massachusetts State Leaders, For college students across the Commonwealth, the COVID-19 Crisis has been particularly diso...

04/01/2020
Barack Obama

Be sure to fill out your Census!

It's Census Day and we all have a crucial role to play. Filling out the 2020 Census determines what the next decade will look like for your community: your roads, health care, schools, representation and more. It takes only a few minutes to complete by mail, phone or online: http://my2020census.gov/

Hi all, you may have seen our previous post detailing how UMass students may receive financial support during this tough...
03/28/2020
FGLI UMass Student Donations organized by Tim Scalona

Hi all, you may have seen our previous post detailing how UMass students may receive financial support during this tough transition.

If you (current student, alumni, family member, or community member) are able to, we ask that you please donate to this Go Fund Me. The funds received will go directly to students who have been effected by the current crisis. Many first generation, low income students have been extremely impacted in the last few weeks, and any amount is appreciated so we can help every UMass student feel safe and financially comfortable.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/fgli-umass-student-donations

Mission Statement: We are reaching out to collect donations for students facing housing insec… Tim Scalona needs your support for FGLI UMass Student Donations

Today is the MA primary! Polls close at 8PM today! If you’re registered to vote on campus, our friends at MassPIRG made ...
03/03/2020

Today is the MA primary! Polls close at 8PM today! If you’re registered to vote on campus, our friends at MassPIRG made a handy list of polling places. Be sure to check http://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA to see where to vote!

Early voting begins today at 4PM ON CAMPUS!
02/25/2020

Early voting begins today at 4PM ON CAMPUS!

Early voting starts tomorrow for the Presidential Primary in Amherst.

Be sure to take advantage of early voting on campus!
02/21/2020

Be sure to take advantage of early voting on campus!

Mark your calendars for the Presidential Primary Election & Presidential Primary Early Voting - Town Hall and Presidential Primary Early Voting at UMass Amherst

🗓️ Early Vote: Amherst Town Hall, 2/24-2/28 8a-4:30p
🗓️ Early Vote: UMass Amherst Bartlett Hall 316A, 2/25-2/27 4p-7:30p
🗓️ Primary: Tues. March 3rd

Congressman Jim McGovern
02/17/2020

Congressman Jim McGovern

On #PresidentsDay we honor Washington and Lincoln, but we should also commit to demanding from our leaders now the same decency, character, and respect for our constitution that has made us the nation we are today.

Jim McGovern
02/12/2020

Jim McGovern

Today is the LAST day to register to vote in order to be able to vote in the upcoming Massachusetts Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 3!

Confirm your voter registration status even if you think you are registered. Check in with your family and friends and encourage them to do the same. This election is too important. Let your voice be heard!

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

02/05/2020
NowThis Politics

The facts are clear: The President abused his power to get a foreign country to investigate a political opponent and he should be removed from office for it. While we disagree with him on most issues, Senator Romney should be commended for putting country over party and respecting the rule of law, unlike every single one of his fellow Republican Senators. History will not look kindly on those who stood bye and refused to convict this president.

Mitt Romney said he will vote to convict Trump of abuse of power, becoming the first U.S. senator in history to convict a president of his own party

With the Democratic Primary elections approaching fast, don't forget to send in your request for an absentee ballot! You...
01/28/2020

With the Democratic Primary elections approaching fast, don't forget to send in your request for an absentee ballot! You can use this website to fill out an absentee ballot request, check your states election dates/deadlines, and to find out what voting methods are available to you: https://www.usvotefoundation.org/

Tonight, past and present UMass Dems members were able to witness our former President City Councilor-Elect Jack Eccles ...
01/14/2020

Tonight, past and present UMass Dems members were able to witness our former President City Councilor-Elect Jack Eccles being inaugurated into Melrose City Council. It was exciting and humbling to watch one of our own being inaugurated into public office, and we are wishing Jack a successful 2020!

We’re wishing you and your family a very merry christmas and happy new year!
12/25/2019

We’re wishing you and your family a very merry christmas and happy new year!

From the Obama family to yours, Merry Christmas!

12/18/2019
House Democrats

Be sure to tune into the Impeachment vote today!

Today, the House of Representatives holds a historic floor debate and vote on the articles of impeachment brought against President Donald John Trump. #DefendOurDemocracy

Michelle Obama
11/27/2019

Michelle Obama

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

The crimes have been laid out and confirmed by both Trump appointees and career officials. Donald Trump used the powers ...
11/20/2019
The New York Times

The crimes have been laid out and confirmed by both Trump appointees and career officials. Donald Trump used the powers of his office to extort an ally to investigate his political rival using taxpayer-funded military assistance. Congressional Republicans can speak out against the crimes the President committed or forever be remembered as co-conspirators in the annals of history.

Gordon Sondland testified that President Donald J. Trump directed the Ukraine pressure campaign, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off, and Vice President Mike Pence was told about an apparent link between Ukraine’s military aid and investigations.

What a great night for Democrats across the county! Our former President Jack Eccles won in his race to serve on the Mel...
11/06/2019

What a great night for Democrats across the county! Our former President Jack Eccles won in his race to serve on the Melrose City Council! We’re so proud of his campaign and all the work he is going to do for all Melrose residents.

Thanks to everyone who helped get me to this point. Let’s get to work Melrose!

11/06/2019
Kentucky Democratic Party

Congratulations to Governor-Elect Andy Beshear! Democrats have flipped this seat in a state Trump won by THIRTY! We're just getting started!

Congratulations to Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman!

11/05/2019

Happy Election Day! Be sure to hit the polls and make your voice be heard. Three campaigns we’ll be watching are Mayor Joyce Craig’s re-election in Manchester, NH, where our former political director is an organizer, City Councillor Alanna Mallon in Cambridge where our former President is her campaign manager, and our former President’s campaign for City Council Jack Eccles for Melrose Alderman-at-Large. We’re so proud of the work these three campaigns have done and we wish them all the best this Election Day!

10/30/2019

The UMass Democrats stand in solidarity with all affected by the recent drawing of swastikas on the Fine Arts Center. Hate, of all kinds, is on the rise around America. We recently marked the first anniversary of the deadliest Anit-Semitic attack in American history this Sunday. We’ve seen white supremacist hatred fuel violence towards the Latino Community in El Paso, the Muslim Community in Christchurch, the LGBTQ community in Orlando, and the Jewish Community in Poway and Pittsburg. It is incumbent on all of us, regardless of race, gender, religion, or political affiliation to condemn acts of hate and be an ally to affected communities on campus, in our state, and around the world.

Giffords
10/27/2019

Giffords

A year ago today, the Tree of Life Synagogue was attacked by a white supremacist who stole 11 beautiful lives and injured six more.

Our hearts are with the Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities today. We'll never stop fighting for the day when love has the final word. #disarmhate

We were so honored to co-host tonight’s town-hall with Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressman Ro Khanna! It was so gre...
10/25/2019

We were so honored to co-host tonight’s town-hall with Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressman Ro Khanna! It was so great to hear their powerful vision for a more just United States. We can’t wait to collaborate more in the future!

Congressman Jim McGovern
10/17/2019
Congressman Jim McGovern

Congressman Jim McGovern

This is a great loss for our country. Chairman Cummings was a fearless champion for civil rights, a fierce defender of our democracy, and a force for good in our world. My heart is with his family, friends, staff, and constituents who loved him dearly. He will be deeply missed.

10/16/2019

No meeting tonight! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our debate watch party last night. Hope to see you all next Wednesday for our meeting with Free the Facts!

We had a great time canvassing for our former President Jack Eccles for Melrose Alderman-at-Large! Join us next weekend ...
10/12/2019

We had a great time canvassing for our former President Jack Eccles for Melrose Alderman-at-Large! Join us next weekend as we head back out next Saturday!

Ensuring that everyone in Amherst is counted in next year’s #census is a big priority of ours going into 2020. We’re so ...
10/11/2019

Ensuring that everyone in Amherst is counted in next year’s #census is a big priority of ours going into 2020. We’re so proud to be on a team with so many great leaders in Amherst working to make sure that our town has a full count!

A great turnout at this afternoon's meeting - over 40 people came - to learn about the 2020 census in Amherst!
Thank you Representative Paul Mark for coming to Town of Amherst, MA to present on the importance of the 2020 census and the significance of an accurate and complete count. Along with a representative from the Census, Patrick Beaudry from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and town officials Athena O'Keeffe and Brianna Sunryd, Rep. Mark gave all of us a great understanding as to why the census is important and how working together we can ensure a safe and accurate count.

Thank you to everyone who came including concerned community members, representatives from a variety of health and human service organizations, UMass Amherst, Amherst College, the Amherst League of Women Voters and a big shout out to UMass Democrats for attending!

Thank you Rep. Mark for joining us! Your leadership & availability on this critical issue is so appreciated.

Stay tuned for the next community conversation on the census! #2020census #census2020 #EveryoneCounts #CountEveryone #GetCountedAmherst

We are so proud of our former president Jack Eccles for running for Melrose City Council! Join us at one of our upcoming...
10/08/2019
Run for Something

We are so proud of our former president Jack Eccles for running for Melrose City Council! Join us at one of our upcoming canvasses coming soon!

Check out this truly spectacular testimonial on Melrose City Councillor At-Large candidate Jack Eccles for Melrose Alderman-at-Large!

P.S. We endorsed him too.

We had a great time at College Democrats of Massachusetts’ Western Regional Kickoff! Thank you to everyone who was able ...
10/06/2019

We had a great time at College Democrats of Massachusetts’ Western Regional Kickoff! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to Holyoke and hear from the great speakers!

For all those celebrating, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year!
09/30/2019

For all those celebrating, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year!

May this new year usher in a time of joy, prosperity and peace for Jewish families in the United States and around the world. Shana tovah u’metukah – may you have a happy, healthy, sweet new year. https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/92719-2

We were so proud to strike for climate along side our amazing state rep!
09/21/2019

We were so proud to strike for climate along side our amazing state rep!

Thank you Sunrise Movement UMass Amherst, Extinction Rebellion Western MA, and UMass Democrats for inviting me to yesterday's INSPIRING AND HOPEFUL UMass Amherst Climate Strike. Thrilled to see Amherst elementary and middle school students and Amherst and Pelham community members join the campus community, and honored to be part of the program. Looking forward to working together to take action and respond to the climate emergency!

P.S. Favorite slogans from yesterday's rally: "Structural Change NOT Climate Change". Check out the pages for the organizations above for more activities all week on the UMass campus and on the Amherst College campus: check out Amherst Climate Strikers, and don't forget Sunrise Amherst for even more local opportunities for action!

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We are registered charter within the larger networks of College Democrats of America and College Democrats of Massachusetts. We are an organization of college students who have an interest in politics and seek to actively help Democrats up and down the ticket, and promote the ideals of the Democratic Party on campus and around the nation. As a group, we organize direct voter contact events like phonebanks, voter registration drives, and canvassing trips to states across the region. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 8 PM in the Campus Center and are open to all students willing to talk about the issues facing our party and country.

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