Since 2003, Dorshei Tzedek has been a member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). GBIO is a broad-based coalition of area churches, synagogues, mosques, unions and community development corporations that have built a loving and action-oriented community on the basis of shared values and a strong commitment to economic justice. GBIO is one of the only organizations in the area that brings people together across racial, ethnic and religious lines in relationships of equality to work together toward a common vision of justice.
Dorshei Tzedek’s institutional commitment to GBIO includes a significant annual financial commitment (1% of our annual operating budget) and an agreement to send significant membership representation to GBIO actions at which key elected officials and leaders of important financial institutions are asked to listen to our leadership and make concrete and specific commitments to our agenda.
GBIO and the Community Preservation Act (November 2016 election)
CDT is working with GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization) on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) for Boston, a ballot initiative to obtain Affordable Housing in Boston on November 8, 2016. The average property owner in Boston would pay $25 per year for the CPA. The CPA would require at least 10% of the money go for Affordable Housing, 10% for Parks/Recreation and 10 % for Historic Preservation. GBIO wants to be at the table to ensure the money goes 80% for Affordable Housing, as it does in Cambridge.
The CPA is the last question, #5, on the ballot in Boston November 8th. You can find #5 by turning your ballot over to the other side.
There are a number of ways CDT members can be involved in this effort and we need your help! Please contact Esther Kohn and/or Lauren Gibbs if you are able to be involved in the following:
- We invite all CDT members to attend the CPA Campaign Action on Wednesday, October 26 at 6.30 pm at Boston City Hall. This GBIO action will be energizing, inspiring, and productive. We invite all who can to attend. This is also a day when all Boston voters can vote YES for CPA for Boston earlier than November 8.
- We would like Boston Voters to tell us by September 29 if you are voting YES for CPA in Boston by November 8th. Please also tell us your precinct and ward, if you can.
- We ask members to contact people you know who are registered to vote in Boston to ask them to vote YES for CPA in Boston by November 8 and please tell Esther or Lauren who is voting YES for CPA in Boston by September 29. Ideally, you would provide us with your contacts’ full name and address as it appears on the voting roster, with phone number and email address. We also ask for precinct and ward information as well, if you have it.
- If you want to work the polls in Boston on November 8, please let Esther or Lauren know.
- Early polling information for Boston on October 24 – November 5 at 5 p.m.is below.
Again, please contact us if you are able to be involved in any of these events.
Thank you for your support for the GBIO campaign for Affordable Housing in Boston on the ballot on November 8th, 2016
Early Voting Schedule and Locations
City Hall Main Early Voting Site Schedule
October 24, 2016 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October 25, 2016 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 26, 2016 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October 27, 2016 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 28, 2016 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October 31, 2016 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
November 1, 2016 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 2, 2016 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
November 3, 2016 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 4, 2016 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Date and Time Early Voting Monday through Friday
Boston City Council Districts and Locations
October 24, 2016, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
District 1 - Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61 Bayswater Street, 02128
District 2 - Metropolitan, 38 Oak Street, 02111
District 7 - Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Avenue, 02118
October 26, 2016, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
District 3 - Dorchester House, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, 02125
District 4 - Codman Sq. Library, 690 Washington Street, 02124
District 5 - Hyde Park Municipal Building, 1179 River Street, 02136
October 28, 2016, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
District 6 - Curtis Hall, 20 South Street, 02130
District 8 - Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich Street, 02215
District 9 - Honan Library, 300 North Harvard Street, 02134
October 31, 2016, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
District 1 - Harvard/Kent, 50 Bunker Hill Street, 02129
District 2 - Benj. Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St, 02116
District 7 - MLK Tower, 280 Martin Luther King Blvd., 02119
November 2, 2016, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
District 3 - Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Road, 02125
District 4 - Morning Star Church, 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, 02126
District 5 - Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Hwy., 02131
November 4, 2016, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dist. 6 - Back of the Hill Apts., 100 South Huntington Avenue, 02130
Dist. 8 - Tobin Municipal Building, 1481 Tremont Street, 02120
Dist. 9- Jewish Community Housing, 30 Wallingford Road, 02135
Saturday Early Voting District Locations
October 29, 2016, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
City Council District and Location
1. Heritage Apartments, 209 Sumner Street, 02128
2. Condon School, 200 D Street, 02127
3. Lower Mills Library, 27 Richmond Street, 02124
4. Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue, 02121
5. Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue, 02126
6. West Roxbury Library, 1961 Centre Street, 02132
7. Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, 02119
8. Copley Square Library, 700 Boylston Street, 02116
9. Jackson Mann School, 500 Cambridge Street, 02134