On September 25, 2021, over 5,000 delegates will gather virtually and in-person at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell to discuss and decide on a Party Platform.
Throughout the summer voters across the commonwealth will caucus at the local level to select the delegates who’ll represent their town or ward at the convention. During platform hearings and through written testimony, delegates and Democratic activists will help the Platform Committee develop a draft of the 2021 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform. Keep scrolling to learn more about the 2021 MassDems Platform Convention and find resources for delegates and alternates, or click the boxes below to find caucus and platform information.
Attending the Convention
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Arcand Dr, Lowell, MA
Attendees will be able to join us in-person at the Tsongas Center or engage remotely, depending on their comfort level, and voting will take place remotely to ensure that every delegate has the opportunity to participate. More information about attending the 2021 Convention will become available in the coming months.
For Delegates and Alternates
Delegates and alternates must submit their $75 registration fee no later than August 13, 2021. The MassDems are committed to ensuring that all delegates are able to attend the convention, regardless of financial standing. A reduced fee of $50 is available for students, seniors, and persons with disabilities. If attending the convention presents a financial hardship, delegates and alternates may complete this form for a partial or full fee waiver.
Payments after the August 13, 2021 deadline will be subject to a $15 late fee.
In addition to caucus-elected delegates, the MassDems selects add-on delegates to represent historically underrepresented populations, including the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, people of color and emerging immigrant communities, and young people. Applications to be considered as an add-on delegate must be submitted no later than August 6, 2021.
Add-on delegates will be selected by the Democratic State Committee at their August 21, 2021 meeting. Click here to complete the Add-on Delegate Application.