Secretary of State William Galvin, who is being challenged by fellow Democrat and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, will speak at Doyle's Cafe on Tuesday night. Galvin was first elected as Secretary of State in 1995. He will be speaking at a JP Progressives meeting, which is open to the public. RSVPing is requested and can be done so by clicking on the Facebook link above. The Secretary of State is a lesser known state elected position, but it is a very important role.
The JP Progressives have chosen to endorse Mayor Marty Walsh for a second term over District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson. JP Progressives, a chapter member of Progressive MASS, provided a lengthy and thoughtful endorsement. In the Sept. 26th preliminary election Walsh took 62 percent of the vote and Jackson received 29 percent. The two will face-off against each other in the Nov.
Gubernatorial candidate and Newton Mayor Setti Warren will be speaking at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday night. Warren will be talking at a JP Progressives monthly meeting that starts at 6:30 pm. Updates from JP Progressives on "resisting Trump's GOP," Raise Up Agenda, criminal justice reform, local elections and more will kickoff the event. A discussion with Warren will be around 7 pm. The two-term Newton mayor is a Democrat who previously worked in the White House when Bill Clinton was president, and also worked for former US Senator John Kerry.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and his main challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson will attend two separate community conversations in Jamaica Plain this week. And you have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions before the events. The JP Progressives are hosting the two public conversations: Tito Jackson on Tuesday at 7 pm and Mayor Walsh on Thursday at 7:30 pm. It is free to attend either event, but registration is requested. Please register here for the conversation with Jackson, and register here for the conversation with Walsh.
Saying the nation is witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency worse than Watergate, the JP Progressives are hosting a conversation on Thursday on impeaching President Donald Trump. "By refusing to divest fully from his business interests, President Donald Trump has been in direct violation of the US Constitution from the moment he took the oath of office," said the JP Progressives via an e-blast inviting the community to the event. "The President is not above the law. We will not allow President Trump to profit from the presidency at the expense of our democracy. Join us for this special presentation to learn more about the campaign and the case for impeachment."