It is our intent to inform you and to engage you regarding the numerous issues and opportunities that face our great nation, our commonwealth, and our community. Like you, we are citizens and patriots committed to democratic [and Democratic!] ideals and values. If you’re not a Democrat yet, use this site to become informed of what we do and why. I’m certain that you will find much that is consistent and supportive of your ideals and hopes for America. You are always welcomed to our meetings and to participate in our activities.
What makes our democracy work and makes it great? It is your involvement! Democracy is not a spectator sport. It works best and effectively when citizens are involved in identifying problems, finding solutions, running for office, and keeping elected officials responsive and honest. If you are a SDTC member, we need your energy, ideas, and your dues. If you are a Democrat, you will find compatriots willing and ready to join you in developing and advancing our agenda. If you are an Independent, we want to engage you regarding issues and activities where our values correspond and have a dialogue to better understand where we differ. We will gladly work with you to improve the quality of life of our nation, commonwealth, and community. AND if you are a member of another party, let’s talk and exchange ideas. We realize we don’t have a monopoly on insight, creativity, or willingness to work. In consideration of the myriad and complex challenges we face, we truly believe that “Together, We Can!” make a difference.
So, enjoy the website. Let us know how we can make it more useful to you. Come to our meetings and events. Do call or email me at (781) 593-7364 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or suggestions. GET INVOLVED!
Following are few ways that you can get involved with the SDTC in the coming weeks.
Volunteer for the Reduce Hunger Food Drive, on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 a m to Noon. Food pantries in Lynn, Swampscott and Salem report a dramatic increase in demand from families having to choose between the quality/quantity of food and paying bills. Contact Laura – email@example.com to volunteer or for more information.
The next Swampscott Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) meeting is WEDNESDAY, May 16th, 7 p m, at the Senior Center. We’ll discuss the national and local campaigns, Good Governance, and committe projects. JOIN US! Bring a friend.
Congratulations to SDTC members elected as delegates to the State and National Democratic Conventions!
State Convention Delegates:
Catherine Esteverena Donna Taverna Anita Farber-Robertson Naomi Drebeen Vicky Pulos (alternate)
Steve Iannaconne Jim Peterson Alex Esteverena Bill Sneierson Cesar Archilla (alternate)
National Convention Delegates: Margaret Somer Ralph W. Edwards
The SDTC is committed to electing Democrats. Through our Good Governance and Accountability work group, we seek to promote high ethical standards, constructive communications with, and accountability of elected officials and other public servants. For information on how you can become involved, contact Mary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you ready for the Presidential re-election campaign? Many voters know the importance of registering voters, holding house parties, discussing issues, and organizing our community and doing it NOW! If you’re ready to get involved, contact Rich Frenkel – email@example.com
Jim Peterson is coordinating SDTC Coordinator for the John Tierney campaign and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Interested in supporting Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate? Contact Naomi Dreeben at email@example.com
KUDOS to Clinton Bench and Anita Farber-Robertson for an informative and lively Community Forum on Transportation. Senator Tom McGee and Represenative Lori Ehrlich co-hosted the event held at Swampscott High School. Citizens from across Swampscott shared their perspectives and concerns on the impact of planes, trains, and autos as well as roads, trails, sneakers and bikes on the quality of life in our community. The event was filmed by Swampscott H S Cable Club and is periodically broadcast on Channel 41.
THANK YOU – Laura Coppola Spanathas for your inspiring leadership of the Reduce Hunger Food Drive. Under your guidance, tons of food have been collected and distributed to area pantries; stores in Salem and Peabody have joined the effort. AND many, many Democrats and other citizens have had the opportunity to show our love and compassion through rain, snow, and summer’s heat. We look forward to your return to the Drive!
CONGRATULATIONS to former SDTC Chair Margaret Somer and long-time Democratic activist Ted Patrikis for the seat in the Swampscott High School auditorium dedicated in their honor. State Democratic Party Chair John Walsh, Congressman John Tierney, State Senator Tom McGee, State Representative Lori Ehrlich and Nahant DTC Chair Jim Walsh acknowledged their leadership in the party and contributions to the community at the ceremony. Each received a flag flown over the U S Capitol on the day of the dedication.
Laura Coppola Spathanas received a Certificate of Recognition from the Massachusetts House of Representative for her leadership and coordination of the Reduce Hunger Food Drive. Several tons of non-perishable goods are collected each year for food pantries in Swampscott, Lynn and Salem. Congratulation Laura!