Our Party Platform is a statement of our shared values.
Every four years, thousands of Democrats discuss and vote on an updated platform at the state convention, and many more offer testimony at the platform hearings and meetings that take place in the months prior.
This year’s Platform Convention will take place on September 25, 2021 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Throughout the summer, the 2021 Platform Chairs and Committee will be soliciting testimony from Democrats about what they would like to see in the 2021 Party Platform.
Registered Massachusetts Democrats may submit written testimony, attend a MassDems Platform Hearing, or find or schedule a platform meeting with a local Democratic committee, community building group, or issue advocacy organization.
Attend a Platform Hearing
At Platform Hearings, registered Democrats will offer testimony about what they would like to see in the 2021 Party Platform. These meetings are hosted by the Massachusetts Democratic Party and at least one Platform Chair and members of the Committee will be in attendance.
- CD-1 Hearing: August 2, 6:30 PM: Register here.
- CD-2/CD- 3 Hearing: August 4, 6:30 PM: Register here.
- All Districts Hearing: August 7, 10 AM: Register here.
- CD-4/CD-5 Hearing: August 9, 6:30 PM: Register here.
- CD-6/CD-7 Hearing: August 11, 6:30 PM: Register here.
- CD-8/CD-9 Hearing: August 12, 6:30 PM: Register here.
- All Districts Hearing: August 14 ,10 AM: Register here.
Submit Written Testimony
Registered Massachusetts Democrats unable to attend a hearing or offer testimony at a hearing may submit written testimony as a Word/Pages Document or PDF. Written testimony should include your name, address, and phone number.
Written testimony must be received by 5 PM on August 14, 2021 to be considered by the Platform Committee. Click here to submit written testimony.
Schedule a Platform Meeting
The MassDems provides resources for local Democratic Committees, individuals, and issue advocacy and community groups to host their own platform meetings.
Meetings may take place virtually or in-person and must be submitted at least 5 days in advance. All locations must be ADA accessible. The last date and time to host a platform meeting is August 14, 2021 at 12 PM, with the last day to submit a meeting date being August 8, 2021.
Click here to learn how you or your organization can host a platform meeting. All details are tentative until confirmed by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
|Host||Date||Time||Format||Location Name & Street Address||Town||Contact||RSVP|
|South Shore Young Democrats||7/15/2021||7:00:00 PM||Virtualfirstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP|
|Our Revolution Massachusetts||7/20/2021||7:00:00 PM||Virtualemail@example.com||RSVP|
|Our Revolution Massachusetts||7/22/2021||7:00:00 PM||Virtualfirstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP|
|DSC Disability Outreach Committee||8/1/2021||1:00:00 PM||Virtualemail@example.com||RSVP|
|Scituate Democratic Town Committee||8/3/2021||7:15:00 PM||Virtualfirstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP|
|Cape & Islands Democratic Council||8/5/2021||6:30:00 PM||Virtualemail@example.com||RSVP|
|Parwez Wahid, DSC||8/7/2021||1:00:00 PM||In-person||Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 49 Lexington Street||Framinghamfirstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP|
|Central Mass West Regional DTC Roundtable||8/12/2021||7:00:00 PM||Virtualemail@example.com||RSVP|
|Team Tami||8/12/2021||6:00:00 PM||Virtualfirstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP|
During your meeting, you’ll record testimony to be submitted collectively to the MassDems. Click here to use our notes template.