WDCC December 2022 Newsletter

2022 is almost behind us, but there’s more to do! Georgia actions, MA ballot recount & supporting Community

As we get close to wrapping up the year, let’s celebrate all the successes of the November election and how our WDCC came together in multiple ways to help make it happen! 

The Georgia election is next Tuesday, 12/6, and below are some actions you can take to push the Warnock campaign to a successful finish. 

If you are interested in the nuts and bolts of how elections work, MassDems has a special request for volunteers for a ballot recount in Massachusetts – the 2nd Essex State Representative race is going to a recount and volunteers are needed to monitor the process for the Kassner campaign.  You can find info here.

There are also several community events taking place this month in Woburn and we’ve shared some of them that our members are involved in organizing – we hope you can take part.

Woburn to Georgia – there’s still time to help!

It’s been great watching social media over the last few weeks to see how Woburn Democrats are getting active to help get Senator Warnock re-elected in Georgia!  Postcards and letters and calls and donations – all of it is going to help!  There is still time to make calls and text before the December 6 special election – here are some upcoming opportunities:

Check multiple opportunities here
Some of the special events coming up:

Look for additional calling and texting opportunities here:
Check Mobilize.us for various opportunities

Donate to the Warnock Campaign

Woburn Dems Give Back, Winter Giving

The Woburn Dems Give Back committee has the following local giving opportunities to share for helping area residents during the winter holidays:

“Toys for Local Kids” – Margaret Valentine is collecting unwrapped toys and gift cards for this local drive run by St. Anthony’s, Woburn Fire and Police.  Drop off items at 22 Richardson Street.  Text Margaret with any questions: 617-462-7512.

Help with babies and families in need – Lynch Cantillon Funeral Home collection for Debbie’s Treasure Chest, donate diapers, baby clothes, baby essentials and pre/post natal items.  Bags and Tags available at Lynch Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street Woburn (opposite St. Charles Church) or shop and drop off.

Know Your Neighbor Woburn

12/4, 4-6pm, Studio Cafe, 327 Main Street, Woburn

Chris DiMeo, Ward 7 Chairperson and Elissa Milto, Ward 4 Committee Member, are spearheading this new community event “Know Your Neighbor Woburn” – open to the public, join the community on Sunday, December 4 at Studio Cafe for a light Middle Eastern dinner and learning about winter holiday traditions from around the world.  See the flyer above for complete details.

2022 Vigil of Remembrance and Hope

12/10, 4pm: Woburn United Methodist Church, 523 Main Street, Woburn

On Saturday, December 10th at 4 pm, there will be a community vigil in honor of all victims and survivors of gun violence.

The 2022 Vigil of Remembrance and Hope coincides with candlelit vigils organized nationwide around the date of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 – ten years ago.

There are 110 lives taken by gun violence and over 200 injured daily. Together, we will honor all victims and survivors of gun violence and shine a light on the impact on families and communities.

In honor of Shannon Lee Meara, a victim of gun violence, her mother Arlene Evans Meara-King will share her memories about her daughter and the creation of the Shannon Lee Meara Foundation, a dating and domestic violence program for Woburn Memorial High School students.

Everyone is welcome to join the candlelit vigil on Saturday, December 10th at 4:00 pm at the Woburn United Methodist Church, 523 Main Street in Woburn.   

The vigil will also be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/UMCWoburn

Thank you to Ward 4 member Diane Scinto for her work on this annual remembrance and for sharing it with us.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark –
Democratic Whip for the 118th Congress

News article from The Boston Globe, Tal Kopan

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