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2019 State Convention

Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
* Registration will open at 7:30am on the day of Convention

Democrats had a banner year in 2018: We flipped the House of Representatives, elected a diverse, representative slate of candidates, and, right here in Massachusetts, more people engaged in our midterm elections than ever before.

Now, it’s up to us to build on that momentum.

The 2019 MassDems Action Agenda Convention is an important opportunity to come together and talk about how we fight to make progress on real issues like climate change, healthcare, education, immigration, and civil rights. During the convention, you’ll join breakout sessions to work collaboratively with other delegates to develop strategies to organize for critical issues facing our Commonwealth.

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Saturday isn’t the only day to get involved at the Convention: informal events will take place on Friday, September 13th as well. Join friends at parties and other events hosted by elected officials, Democratic activists, and progressive groups. With events like the Big E, and landmarks such as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, this is a great opportunity to explore the City of Springfield!

Hotels

Hotels for the 2019 State Democratic Convention are now open! Don’t delay, and make your reservations before August 1st!

View more information about Hotels here.

Delegate & Alternate Payment

Elected delegates, alternates, and ex-officios can pay their delegate fee online through ActBlue.

  • The Convention fee is $75
  • The deadline is August 9th (after which there is a $25 late fee)
  • A reduced fee of $50 is available for students, persons with disabilities, and seniors

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DELEGATE FEE ONLINE.

MassDems is committed to an open and accessible process. If the cost of the Convention presents a financial hardship, you may apply for a partial or full fee waiver.

Click here to submit a fee waiver application.

Add-On Delegates

MassDems strives to ensure that our delegation is a diverse and representative body. To meet this goal, we have the opportunity for people who are interested can apply to be Add-on delegates in the categories of Disabled, LGBTQ+, Minority, and Youth.  Add-ons will be selected by the Democratic State Committee at the August 10th State Committee meeting.

The deadline to apply for an add-on position is July 8th.

Apply to be an Add-on Delegate here!

 

Convention Guest Pass Now Available!

Guest Passes to this year’s convention are now available! Guests will be seated in guest seating during the main convention program and will be permitted to attend the subsequent breakout sessions. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in attending the convention, please click here to purchase tickets. 

Location:

The Convention will be held at the MassMutual Center at 1277 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103.

Traveling North on I-91, take Exit 6 (Springfield Center), onto East Columbus Avenue. Continue up East Columbus Avenue (about ¼ mile) to Court Street. Take a right onto Court Street and proceed past Symphony Hall, City Hall and Sovereign Bank. The MassMutual Center is located at the corner of Court and Main Street across from Court Square.

Traveling South on I-91, take Exit 7 (Springfield Center Columbus Avenue). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp. Circle under the highway and go straight through one light. Take a right at the second light onto Main Street. The MassMutual Center is located at 1277 Main Street across from Court Square.

Traveling West on Rt. 90, take Exit 6 off the Mass. Turnpike to Rt. 291. From Rt. 291 take Dwight Street Exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow Dwight Street to the MassMutual Center.

Traveling East on Rt. 90, take Exit 4 onto I-91 South.

 

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