The Newton Democratic City Committee
cordially invites you to
Salute Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s Life and Legacy
At a brunch on Sunday, October 25th the Newton Democratic City Committee will honor Senator Edward M. Kennedy for his forty-seven years of service in the U.S. Senate. The Senator fought for those who had no voice. He tirelessly served his constituents—the people of Newton, Massachusetts, and the whole country.
“It’s enormously significant to me that the only description in the Bible about salvation is tied to one’s willingness to act on behalf of one’s fellow human beings. My center of belief is the great Gospel of Matthew, in which he calls us to care for the least of those among us, and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, visit the imprisoned.”
-Senator Edward M. Kennedy, True Compass
At the brunch, local Democrats will recall for us Senator Kennedy’s special connections to the city and people of Newton. Sharing their memories of the Senator and what he meant to all of us will be Congressman Barney Frank, Ward 4; Congressman Michael Capuano; Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray; Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley; Steve Grossman, Ward 7, former Chair of the Democratic State Committee and Democratic National Committee; Phil Johnston, former Chair of the Democratic State Committee; Senate Candidates Stephen Pagliuca and Alan Khazei; Deb Goldberg, State Committee member; Audrey Cooper, Ward 3; and Shawn Fitzgibbons, Ward 6.
Other invited guests include Senator John Kerry; Senator Paul Kirk, former member, Ward 2; Governor Deval Patrick and State Auditor Joe DeNucci, Ward 3.
At the brunch, local Democrats will recall for us Senator Kennedy’s special connections to the city and people of Newton. The Newton Democratic City Committee will make a special presentation in memory of Senator Kennedy. Accepting the presentation will be Joe Kennedy, Jr.
Place: Newton War Memorial
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
(Note - this is an updated location. We moved from the Maguire home due to high interest in this event)
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Time: 12 noon