Welcome to the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee!

© Keiko Hiromi

© Keiko Hiromi

The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Commitee conducts the official business of the Massachusetts Democratic Party in Boston’s Ward 4, which includes parts of Back Bay, Fenway, and the South End. We advocate for the election of Democrats at the local, state, and national level and for public policies that are important to the neighborhoods in our ward, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the nation. Our goal is to reflect the diverse voices of our community through grassroots political engagement.

Our meetings are free and open to the public and take place on the third Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join to stay informed via discussions with candidates, elected officials, and advocates. Interested in becoming a member? The first step is to attend our monthly meetings.

RESOLVED!  The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee has endorsed the adoption of ranked choice voting for state and federal elections, with the exception of the Presidency, and calls upon our delegation in the Massachusetts State House to work toward its passage.  For the September, 2019 Boston City Council preliminary election, we have endorsed Ed Flynn (District 2), Kim Janey (District 7), Kenzie Bok (District 8), Michelle Wu (At-Large), Alejandra St. Guillen (At-Large), and Julia Mejia  (At-Large). In the November, 2018 election, we endorsed Jay Gonzalez (Governor, MA), Quentin Palfrey (Lieutenant Governor, MA), Ayanna Pressley (US Congress, MA 7th Congressional District), Jon Santiago (State Representative, 9th Suffolk District), and Rachael Rollins (District Attorney, Suffolk County). We also endorsed the “YES on 3” Anti-Discrimination Ballot Question.

Next Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 pm

LOCATION: Union Church, 485 Columbus Avenue

Join us for a panel on the housing crisis in Boston with Richard Giordano from the Fenway CDC, Mike Leyba of City Life/Vida Urbana, and Karen Chen from the Chinese Progressive Association. We'll also have a presentation on the Driving MA Forward campaign from our own Julia Schlozman. See you there!

Please note the change of location for the next few months while the South End Branch of the BPL undergoes renovation.


SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Ward 4 Dems Holiday Party on December 17th at 6 pm at Shun's Kitchen, 520 Columbus Avenue. Back by popular demand: the Ward 4 Dems Holiday Bake-off, featuring delectable goodies, ranked choice voting, and prizes! More details to follow.

Regular Meetings

We meet on the third Tuesdays of the month.

Boston Public Library South End Branch (second floor): 685 Tremont Street in Boston, from 6-8 pm.

The City Council election is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Preliminary election: September 24

Our Mission

Boston’s Ward 4 Democratic Committee advances the progressive policy initiatives of the Massachusetts Democratic Party platform by promoting economic and social justice, leadership accountability, and broad community involvement. The Committee also endorses candidates for public office and encourages voter engagement and registration. The Ward 4 Democratic Committee is elected pursuant to Chapter 52 of the Massachusetts General Laws.



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