Campaign Manager Introduction:
Billy Zeng, a Class of 2021 graduate of Malden High School, joined Nate’s Campaign Team as the Campaign Manager this past week. Having lived in Malden’s Ward 8 for most of his entire life, he is excited to be involved with the campaign and for the opportunity to continue having an impact on his community. Billy developed an interest in community organizing through his experiences at the 2021 Malden Superintendent Search Committee, Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC)’s Youth Organizing Group, and volunteering at Malden’s Immigrant Learning Center. As a rising college freshman, Zeng is committed to exploring the intersections between civic engagement, education, and biopsychology as he joins Tufts University’s Class of 2025 this fall.
“I joined the N8 for Ward 8 Campaign because I believe that we need more inclusive community spaces, increased DEI efforts, and for more municipal leaders to uplift youth voices. The Malden City Council is overdue for an Asian American Maldonian to serve as a city councillor and I believe that with Malden’s large Asian American population, an Asian American city councillor is the first step to having a truly representative local government. I’m excited to see Malden create stronger and more transparent relationships in our community. Nate has the passion and dedication to make all this happen!” – Billy
Campaign Kickoff Event Highlights
On Saturday, June 5th Nate and the team officially celebrated the kickoff of the campaign, shared ideas, and connected with community members! If you missed it, please watch our kickoff highlight video prepared by Communications Director, Becca Zlotowicz.
Volunteer with the Campaign!
This past Sunday, Team Nate hosted another phonebank. Shoutout to Frederika, Sammi, Sarah, and Lindsay for helping us make calls! If you would like to volunteer with the campaign and help out with opportunities like phone banking or canvassing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome, including youth! As we begin to amplify our canvassing efforts, we need YOUR help to spread the campaign message!
Around the Ward and Community
Community events and public events happening in Malden! Check them out!
- MaldenCORE’s Juneteenth Flag Raising & Virtual Celebration
From MaldenCORE’s Facebook:
MaldenCORE’s 4th Annual #MaldenJuneteenth Freedom Celebration from 7:00-8:30pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021 will be simultaneously interpreted into ASL, Arabic, Cantonese, Haitian Creole Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The evening virtual celebration will include spoken word, drumming, singing, dancing, and speeches. Juneteenth “Freedom Day” commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and celebrates Black and African American culture. Register for the evening celebration here: http://bit.ly/MaldenJuneteenth2021! There will also be a morning outdoor flag raising accompanying the virtual celebration at 9 AM outside Malden City Hall Plaza. ASL interpretation will be available at the flag raising.
Facebook Event Links:
9:00am Outdoor Flag Raising: https://www.facebook.com/events/2564780167150320
7:00pm – 8:30pm Virtual Evening Program: https://www.facebook.com/events/757016224964727
- COVID Vaccine Clinics
From the City of Malden Facebook Page:
Walk-in Clinics using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine will be held at 215 Pleasant Street, Malden City Hall, on the following dates and times:
– Wednesday, 6/16/21 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM (TODAY)
– Thursday, 6/17/21 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM
No appointment is needed for any of the Walk-in clinics being held at City Hall. Additionally, the YWCA will be providing a $25.00 Target gift card to the first 50 individuals vaccinated at each of these clinics.
Check out this website for more information: https://www.cityofmalden.org/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=COVID19-Vaccines-available-174&fbclid=IwAR2pLkFbNxcj3_E8qVJRToO5oNLkNN04FC0SXnMiVJtnS6kFa4qO3FJ921g
On Monday, June 21st Malden Catholic is hosting a COVID Vaccine Clinic for ages 12 and up from 11 AM – 7 PM. They are offering the Pfizer vaccine. The clinic is open to everyone in the general public, not just students & parents. Walk-ins are welcome though online registration is encouraged. No cost, no ID, no insurance needed.
Attached is a flyer for more information!
- Malden River Works Community Meeting
From City of Malden’s Calendar of Events:
Malden River Works is a community-driven design for Malden’s new waterfront park. The team has been busy since the last meeting in February – join them to see the updated design on Thursday, June 24 from 6:30-7:30 PM! Come join the Malden River Works to learn more and stay up to date about this exciting project!
Zoom Registration Link: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvcO-rqj0pE9OF0ZONJeAVAaQff3v42BvM