Thursday, September 6, 2012
One of Boston's delegates to the Democratic National Convention, Kristie Helms, aimed to bring to Charlotte a message of what marriage equality has meant to her and her wife.
A few days before Democratic Party delegate Kristie Helms flew down to Charlotte, N.C. for the convention, she and her wife sat down with JP Patch at The Dogwood to talk about why she got into politics and her hopes for the convention. Helms isn't related to me, but she is a fellow southerner. She grew up in a small town in Kentucky while I was raised in a small town in North Carolina. Helms got into politics when the 2004 Democratic National Convention came to Boston. She served as a "Beantown Buddy" for her home state's delegation. Since then she's become active with Ward 19 Democratic Committee, starting her involvement at the same time as now-Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz. She worked for campaigns including those of Deval Patrick for …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The delegates will take part in the Democratic Party's nominating convention in Springfield on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
[Editor's note: The following is a slightly edited press release from the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Two names were added at the request of a reader.] Jamaica Plain Democrats will be among the more than 5,000 delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Endorsing Convention who will gather on June 2 in Springfield to award the Party’s endorsement to one of the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. In February, Democrats and unenrolled voters gathered at a caucus in Jamaica Plain to elect local representatives to the convention. Additional delegates were appointed by the Democratic State Committee to ensure that young people, minorities and persons with disabilities are adequately represented. They will join together with …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Super Tuesday comes to JP and Massachusetts on Tuesday, as former Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to win the Bay State's GOP presidential primary. But just how many Republicans are there in JP?
[Editor's note: The initial posting included Ward 20 precincts, which are in West Roxbury, not JP. I was working from the District 6 voting records and confused myself. That pretty much invalidates the poll as it was first published. I've removed that poll (starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday) and replaced it with a more accurate one. My apologies!] It's no secret that Democrats outnumber Republicans in JP. But can you can guess how many registered Republicans live here? I've put the poll at the top of the story so most readers will have to scroll way down to get the answer. After you've voted, scroll down and see how you did. I've also included a chart showing how many Republicans there are in each JP precinct. Republicans and unenrolled voters …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The adviser to President Barack Obama is considering a run against Sen. Scott Brown.
Potential Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a well-known adviser to President Barack Obama, filled a Jamaica Plain living room Wednesday night, according to multiple sources on Twitter. Warren, a Harvard law professor and longtime consumer protection advocate, has been making the rounds of houses in the Boston area, including Arlington. "Oh Elizabeth Warren, I'm so in love with you! So grateful for the opportunity to listen to, and speak with you this evening. Run Run Run!" Tweeted JP's Judy Spreckels after Wednesday's event. Warren recently posted a letter, "Coming Home," on Blue Mass Group. The post was widely received as an indication she is strongly considering a Senate run against Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican. Huffington Post, …