March 31, 2017/Dispatch

DDemDispatch Town Halls, Fundraisers, Add-on Deadline and More

Dear Democrats,

Caucus season is over on Sunday! With that comes a few reminders: 
Add-on applications are due by Tuesday, April 4 at 5:00 pm. Minorities, youth 35 and under, and those with disabilities may apply to become add-on delegates. Here’s the link: 
To delegates and alternates attending the 2017 Democratic State Convention, please be sure to pay your convention fee by Friday April 7th. Here’s the link: 

Senator Warren and Senator Sanders are speaking at a rally in Boston at the Orpheum tonight. Partnering with Raise UP Massachusetts, the Jobs Not Jails Coalition, and immigrant rights groups, Our Revolution is taking the next step to organize an unprecedented grassroots effort in Massachusetts around issues such as $15 minimum wage, paid family medical leave, criminal justice reform, immigrants rights and wage inequality. They have posted that they are no longer taking RSVPs as 3500 people have already responded. It’s exciting to see so many people interested!

Details on Platform Hearings and Meetings are listed at . See below for an overview of the platform process.

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

PS Events and schedules change rapidly. Matt and I work hard to get the most up to date information, but sometimes we don’t receive notices of changes. Weather can cause cancellations and postponements as well. If in doubt, watch MassDems calendar and check with the organizers. 

Ideas for Committees – Orientation for New Delegates
With new delegates elected across the state, consider having a meeting for new delegates or of the whole delegation. Maybe schedule coffee together with some old hands and new people. Let folks know what to expect from how to dress and where to find your delegation’s seats.

Click here for a sample press release or scroll down below the calendar. 

Platform Hearing and Meeting Schedule
4/01 10:00am Southampton, Morris School 
4/04 07:00pm Lynn, North Shore Community College 
4/05 06:15pm Acton, Gates School 
4/06 07:00pm Belmont, Town Hall 
4/06 07:00pm Boston, TBD 
4/08 10:00am Springfield, TBD 
4/08 11:00am Framingham, Library 
4/08 02:00pm Pittsfield, Berkshire Athenaeum 
4/09 02:00pm Worcester, Leo’s Ristorante 
4/09 02:00pm Brewster, Library 
4/11 06:30pm Maynard, Town Hall 
4/14 07:00pm Norton, Media Center 
4/18 07:00pm Westborough, Tatnuck Booksellers 
4/19 07:00pm New Bedford, GSM Labor Council 
4/19 07:00pm Reading, Library 
4/22 10:00am Newburyport, Library 
4/24 07:00pm Brookline, High School 
4/25 07:00pm Arlington, Town Hall 
4/27 07:00pm Brockton, Fire Fighters Local 144 
4/27 07:30pm Watertown, Town Hall 
4/30 02:00pm Lowell, Middlesex Community College 
5/06 10:00am Foxborough, TBD 
5/06 02:00pm Plymouth, Main Library 
Every four years the Democratic Party adopts a platform as we go into gubernatorial elections. In addition to the official hearings conducted by the Platform Committee of the state party, Democratic Town and City/Ward Committees, DSC members and Democratic organizations may conduct platform meetings prior to the 2017 Democratic State Convention on June 3rd. The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate dialogue and encourage input from Democrats on the local level to inform the party platform hat will be voted on by delegates at the June convention. 
The Massachusetts Democratic Party platform is a statement of party values and reflects the current policy positions of the party. The Platform Committee will be drafting the proposed 2017 state party platform, which will be voted on by the delegation at the June 3 State Convention. The most recent edition of the Party platform is the 2013 platform. It may be found on our website here: 
Requirements for holding a platform meeting: 
– The Massachusetts Democratic Party must be notified of the meeting five business days prior to its scheduled date. 
– The meeting is open to the general public, regardless of party affiliation or registration status. 
– The meeting location must be ADA accessible. 
– The meeting must be conducted with a clerk who will take notes of participants’ testimony. All notes must be submitted to the state party. 

Mass Senate Community Conversations
Locations and Hosts: 
04/04 METROWEST: Senators Jamie Eldridge, Karen Spilka, Cynthia Creem and Mike Barrett. 
04/11 NORTH SHORE: Senators Joan Lovely, Sal DiDomenico, Jason Lewis, Ken Donnelly and Thomas McGee. 
04/25 CENTRAL MASS: Senators Harriette Chandler, Anne Gobi, Jen Flanagan, Ryan Fattman, and Michael Moore. 

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You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
John Fugelsang – Donald Trump is only afraid of 2 things – Sally Yates testifying under oath, and a strong wind. 

Event details:

*03/31/2017 A Conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders*
Friday, March 31, 2 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate Columbia Point Boston
Senator Sanders will discuss the future of American democracy, and the importance of active citizen participation. The Boston Globe’s James Pindell will moderate. The event is free and open to the public, but please note that advance registration is required. 
Please contact for any questions. 

*03/31/2017 Raise Up Massachusetts Rally with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders*
Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM
Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston
Partnering with Raise UP Massachusetts, the Jobs Not Jails Coalition, and immigrant rights groups, Our Revolution is taking the next step to organize an unprecedented grassroots effort in Massachusetts around issues such as $15 minimum wage, paid family medical leave, criminal justice reform, immigrants rights and wage inequality. RSVPs are strongly suggested. Admission is first come, first served. Doors open at 5:30pm. Event is scheduled for 7:30 pm. 
For security reasons, please do not bring bags, and limit what you bring to small personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. 

04/01/2017 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, April 1, 10 – 11 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
All current or prospective Malden Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Greg Lucey at

*04/01/2017 Platform DIscussion and Breakout Sessions – Southampton*
Saturday, April 1, 10 AM – Noon 
William Norris School, 34 Pomeroy Meadows Road, Southampton
Join your fellow delegates, alternates and other interested Democrats for discussion and breakout sessions to write language and introduce updates for a new Massachusetts Democratic Committee Platform. The platform is our statement of values and the information from the hearings is used by the Platform Committee as they draft the new platform for ratification at the June 3rd convention in Lowell. Host Committee in development. Contact Janet Cain, Southampton Town Committee chair at or Kathy Martin, Westfield City Committee Chair, at to RSVP. 

04/01/2017 Ward 16 Democratic Committee Caucus and Meeting
Saturday, April 1, 11 AM
McKeon Post, 4 Hilltop Street, DOrchester
People should let our Chair, Dan Hunt, know if they are interested in being nominated to become a delegate. There has already been a significant amount of interest in this year’s Issues Convention. 

*04/01/2017 Town Hall Q&A with Cong. Seth Moulton*
Saturday, April 1, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
North Shore Community College, Lynn Campus Gymnasium, 300 Broad Street, Lynn
If you can’t make it in person, you can also join via Facebook live. See 

04/01/2017 Wayland Democratic Caucus and Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 1, 1 PM
Wayland Public Safety Building Community Room, 38 Cochituate Road Wayland, MA 01778
Democratic Town Committee meeting follows adjournment of Town Caucus. Send questions to WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at

04/02/2017 Breakfast Reception for District Attorney Joseph Early
Sunday, April 2, 9 – 11:30 AM
Mezcal Tequila Cantina, 30 Major Taylor Blvd., Worcester
The Committee to Elect Joseph D. Early. Jr. cordially invites you to attend a breakfast in honor of District Attorney Joseph Early. Suggested donation $35 per person. Children are welcomed as our guests. 

04/02/2017 Day to Make a Difference – Ashland
Sunday, April 2, 1 – 4:30 PM
Ashland High School, 65 E Union Street, Ashland
Interested in learning more about how town government works? Wondering how you can influence issues that matter to you? Join the Ashland Democratic Town Committee to hear from local officials and activists and find out how you can make a difference in local government. Topics will include: Volunteering for Boards and Committees; Running for Office; What to Expect at Town Meeting; How to Advocate for Issues and Candidates. More Info at 

04/02/2017 Congressman Kennedy Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, April 2, 2 PM
Newton North High School Lasker Auditorium, 457 Walnut Street, Newton
Congressman Kennedy convenes this Town Hall meeting to report on what’s going on in DC and wants to hear from you. 

*04/02/2017 Help Flip the House – Massachusetts Event for Jon Ossoff*
Sunday, April 2, 5 – 7 PM
12 Valentine Street, Newton, MA
Speakers begin at 5 pm and include: 
U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy 
MA State Senator Cynthia Creem 
MA State Representative Kay Khan 
MA State Representative Ruth Balser 
and special guest Andrea Cabral, former Secretary of Public Safety. 
Speakers will be followed by live bluegrass music and refreshments. 
Suggested donation: $75, $150, $300, $500. 

04/03/2017 Duxbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St., Duxbury, MA 02332
Taking a look at the current MA Democratic Platform – what it says, what it doesn’t say. 

*04/04/2017 Annual MasAlliance Progressive Legislative Breakfast*
Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 – 10 AM
Carrie Nation 11 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02108
Join us as we reconnect for future fights and support our new advocates and candidates! 
Suggested Contribution is: $35 prior to March 31st; $50 after March 31st. 
Sponsorships of $150, $300, $500 or more will be listed in the program. To reserve your spot, please visit and click on the DONATE button or contact Batya by emailing r by calling 617-722-4320. Please RSVP by Friday March 31st. 

*04/04/2017 We March On: Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – Fight for $15*
Tuesday, April 4, 3 PM
Boston Common Parkman Bandstand
Join Fight For 15 Mass, Mass Alliance, 1199 SEIU, and others on the anniversary of MLK’s assassination to march for a $15 Minimum Wage. “In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King led a march that ended at the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand. We will carry his legacy for social justice forward by hearing from movement leaders and workers demanding a livable wage at 3:00PM at the bandstand. At 4:00 PM, we will march to the State House to call on elected officials to support our movement.” 

04/04/2017 Mayor Martin J. Walsh 50th Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, April 4, 6 – 9 PM
Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
A night of comedy and music. Suggested donation: $200/$500/$1,000. RSVP at or make check payable to: The Committee to Elect Martin J. Walsh. 

04/04/2017 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 – 8 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant St., New Bedford
Guest speaker Jay Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Governor. New Bedford Dems meet the 1st Tuesday of the month. For more info call co-chair Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394 or visit 

*04/04/2017 Metrowest Commonwealth Conversations Town Hall Forum*
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 PM
Warren Conference Center, 529 Chestnut Street, Ashland
Hosted by Senator Jamie Eldridge, Senator Karen Spilka, Senator Cynthia Stone Creem, and Senator Mike Barrett, Commonwealth Conversations 2017 is the next step in our ongoing efforts to make your government even more responsive and accessible to you. State Senators from across the state will be listening to what you have to say, and working hard to make sure they carry your voices and your ideas back to Beacon Hill. 

04/04/2017 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport – Building H, 265 Fruit Street, Mansfield
We will have guest speaker from the 4th Congressional District Chapter of Indivisible All of our meetings and events are open to the public. Mansfield area Democrats are especially invited. For more information, visit our website send an email to or call Joe Kaplan at 508-339-4520. 

*04/04/2017 Gwendolyn Holbrow for Framingham Selectman Election Night Party*
Tuesday, April 4, 8 PM – Midnight 
Nobscot’s Cafe, 847 Edgell Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
Join Gwen on election night at Nobscot’s Cafe to mingle with your neighbors and watch the results come in. Appetizers provided, cash bar, all welcome. 

04/05/2017 MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women 1st Annual Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
McCarthy Center (FORUM Room), 100 State St, Framingham, MA 01702-2499
Register at 

04/05/2017 Immigrants’ Day at the State House
Wednesday, April 5, 9 AM – 2 PM
State House Hall of Flags
Come join MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) in advocating on behalf of the 1 million foreign-born residents of the Commonwealth–and talking to our legislators about why they should support the Safe Communities Act and other pro-immigration legislation. There will be keynote speakers in the Hall of Flags from 10:00-11:00 am, after which you should meet with your legislator. You can find your legislator at and don’t forget to make an appointment before April 5th. Register at 

04/05/2017 Acton Dems Platform Meeting Hosted by Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Wednesday, April 5, 6:15 – 9 PM
Gates Elementary School cafeteria 75 Spruce Street, Acton
State Senator and DSC Member Jamie Eldridge will chair a forum, hosted by the Acton DTC. All are voters are welcome to come and discuss/submit suggestions for the Mass Democratic Platform in anticipation of the June 3rd Mass Democratic Convention. 

04/05/2017 AG Maura Healey Town Hall Meeting in Brookline
Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM
First Unitarian Church In New Bedford, 71 8th St., New Bedford, MA 02740
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we’ve made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. 
RSVP Here: 

*04/05/2017 North Shore Meeting with Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford POSTPONED*
Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM
Torigian Life Center 79 Central Street Peabody (parking and entrance in rear)
Stay tuned for details. 
For more information, contact Arthur Powell at 978-922-1480 or 

04/06/2017 Progressive Massachusetts Breakfast Fundraiser
Thursday, April 6, 8 – 10 AM
Massachusetts Teachers Association, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston
Guest speakers State Senator Jamie Eldridge Massachusetts and Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni. Hosted by Progressive Massachusetts. Tickets: Supporter $65/Friend $150/Partner $250/Sponsor $500/Champion $1,000/ Hero $2,500. Buy online at 

04/06/2017 Fundraiser Dinner in Support of State Representative Diana DiZolgio
Thursday, April 6, 5:30 PM
Reliefs In,1 Market Street, Lawrence
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Hour 
6:30-7:30 Dinner and Program 
7:30-9:00 Live Music 
Suggested Donation: $25, $50, $100, $250 
Committee to Elect Diana DiZoglio 3 John Street #4 Methuen, MA 01844 

*04/06/2017 Immigrant rights and community resources forum – Framingham*
Thursday, April 6, 6 PM
Woodrow Wilson School, 169 Leland St., Framingham
The office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark presents Know Your Rights, an immigrant rights presentation and community resources forum. 

04/06/2017 Stephanie Martins for Everett City Council Birthday Kick-Off
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 – 8 PM
Oliveiras, 749 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149
Join the Stephanie Martins Committee and Attorney General Maura Healey in support of Stephanie’s campaign effort for Everett City Council and to celebrate her 29th birthday. Suggested contributions: Chair: $1000/Host: $500/Sponsor: $250/Supporter: $100/Friend: $50. You may contribute in advance online at mail checks to the Stephanie Martins Committee at P.O. box 490780, Everett MA 02149. Please RSVP to or by calling Stephanie at 772-828-0474. 

04/06/2017 Hudson Dems Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 7 PM
Hudson Fire Station 296 Cox Street
Hudson Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting. All are welcome. 

*04/06/2017 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting with Mike Capuano*
Thursday, April 6, 7 PM
St. Paul AME Church Christian Life Center Attles Auditorium, 85 Bishop Allen Dr., Central Square, Cambridge
Wards may meet at 6:30 
The Cambridge Democratic City Committee will hold its annual reorganization meeting to elect the CDCC officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Affirmative Action & Outreach Officer, and hear from Congressman Mike Capuano on what’s happening in Washington, followed by conversation with him. Also proposed: a resolution to endorse H. 2500 and S. 373, regarding Automatic Voter Registration. For more info email or visit 

04/08/2017 College Democrats of Massachusetts Spring Convention
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tufts, 62 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA
Join us for a recap of all that we’ve accomplished together this year, political oriented performances, speakers and workshops, and for the election of the 2017-18 CDM Executive Board. The event will be $8.00 for college students and $10.00 for non-college students. Please buy your tickets here, make sure to buy them early, we are expecting 150 people at this event: 
Please park at: Dowling hall garage: 419 Boston Ave. Medford. 

04/08/2017 MA Dems Platform Meeting – Framingham
Saturday, April 8, 11 AM
Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 43 Lexington Street, Framingham
The purpose of this meeting is to gather input from attendees on issues they wish to include into the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform for 2017-2021 that will be voted upon at the June 3 state convention. Organized by Framingham area Democratic State Committee members. Open to the general public. 

04/08/2017 Rally to Take Back Health
Saturday, April 8, Noon – 1 PM
Talbot Green (common area) on the Boston Medical Center Campus, 72 E Concord St, Boston, MA 02118-2307
Hosted by Mass-Care as part of a National Day of Action for Improved Medicare for All on the first day of a two-week “April recess” for Congress. Providers and patients speak out about the impact the AHCA would have at that hospital and others, and talk about how single-payer would allow us to control costs while caring for all patients. Co-Sponsoring Organizations: Harvard Medicine Indivisible, Physicians for a National Health Program, Massachusetts Chapter (PNHP-MA), and Students for a National Health Program, Boston University Chapter (BUSM SNaHP). For more info see 

04/08/2017 Rep. Rady Mom Khmer New Year Celebration
Saturday, April 8, 7 PM – Midnight 
You are cordially invited to join Rep. Mom to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster. 
Suggested donation $30. Food included. Live band. 
Information 978-375-0777. 

04/09/2017 State Representative Lori Ehrlich Fundraiser
Sunday, April 9, 2 – 4 PM
Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Swampscott, MA) 970 Paradise Rd, Swampscot
Save the date. 

*04/09/2017 Fake News and Real Consequences*
Sunday, April 9, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Morse Institute Library, 14 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760
The Natick Democratic Town Committee is hosting a forum on fake news, the threat it poses to the mainstream media and the democratic process, and how we can combat it, presented by Rick Holmes, former Opinion Editor at the MetroWest Daily News. Holmes will talk about the importance of media literacy and critical thinking in distinguishing fact from fiction. This forum is free and open to the public; students of all ages are encouraged to attend. For more info see or 

*04/09/2017 Matthew Miller for Newton School Committee Campaign Kick Off*
Sunday, April 9, 4 – 6 PM
15 Harwich Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3022,
Donate on line at 

04/11/2017 MA Dems Platform Meeting – Maynard
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 PM
Lower level meeting room of Town Hall, 195 Main Street
Maynard Democratic Town Committee will hold a Platform Meeting. This is a formal opportunity for residents to comment on the proposed MA Democratic platform. All are welcome regardless of party affiliation. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Co-Chairs Sara Hartman, or Sally Bubier,

04/11/2017 Medway Dems Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM
T. C. Scoops, Medway

*04/11/2017 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee meeting w/ guest Setti Warren*
Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM
Sudbury Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
This is a great opportunity to meet Mayor Warren and learn more about him. The meeting is open to the public. For more info visit 

04/11/2017 Beverly Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Beverly Public Library (Farms Branch), 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Join the Beverly Democratic City Committee for its monthly meeting. Meetings are open to all Democrats in Beverly and our Democratic friends and neighbors. The Beverly Democratic City Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Locations will vary. For more information or to add items to the agenda, please contact Chairman Duane Anderson at or 978-922-2368 or visit 

04/12/2017 Campaign Kick-off for Molly McCullough for Worcester School Committee
Wednesday, April 12, 6 PM
pin Hide Map Worcester Fitness 440 Grove St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605
Campaign for re-election kick-off. Food and a cash bar. Suggested donation $25, $50, $100. 

04/12/2017 Mass-Care Future of Healthcare / Spring Gala
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Save the Date. A night of live music, light refreshments and a conversation of where our healthcare is headed here in the Commonwealth and Nation. Special Guest: Dr. Don Berwick. All donation accepted, all are welcome. Tickets available at 

04/13/2017 Weymouth Dems – Welcome to the Party!
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 PM
Hearth and Kettle 151 Main Street in Weymouth 
Please join Weymouth Democratic Town Committee for meet and greet and to hear about the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform. Speakers will include John Bowes, Chair of the Plymouth County Democratic League, State Committee Member and Chris Matthews, State Committee Member. If you’re Democrat, unenrolled or just interested in learning more, please join us! Appetizers, coffee/tea and a cash bar will be available. 

*04/13/2017 Going Blue in the Greater Blackstone Valley*
Thursday, April 13, 7 PM
Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 S Main St., Uxbridge, MA 01569
The Uxbridge Democratic Town Committee would like to invite you to a meeting with Paul Yorkis and Lisa Mosczynski to re-energize and reorganize this district. We are hoping for a few more speakers that we have put requests out and will update all of you as they confirm. We wanted to get this notice out to you ASAP so that you could put it in your calendar. It is no secret that we are going to have contested seats in the next elections. We need to seize the energy given to us by 45. We need to band together to help all of our communities win the necessary seats in the coming years. We look forward to your participation at this event. 
Information: Secretary

*04/14/2017 Bristol and Norfolk Democratic Party Platform hearing*
Friday, April 14, 7 – 9 PM
184 W Main St. Suite 8, 2nd floor, Norton, MA 02766-1225
Would you like to have a positive impact on your community? You are invited by your Bristol & Norfolk Democratic State Committee members: Jackie Curtis, Paul Jacques, Joe Kaplan, Claire Naughton And Dennis Naughton to a Bristol And Norfolk Democratic Party platform hearing. Come and let the Democratic Party know what you would like included in the platform. 

04/15/2017 Yarmouth Dems Meeting
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
Selectmen’s Room, Town Hall, Yarmouth
Monthly meeting of the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee. All Yarmouth Democrats are invited to attend. Entrance will be from the side door. Questions: contact Bob Isadore at
Meeting dates: 5/20, 6/17, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18. 

04/15/2017 Tax Day March Boston
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
City Hall Plaza, Boston 
ALL ARE WELCOME. We encourage anybody and everybody who demands to see Trump’s tax returns to join us. 

04/18/2017 Westborough Dems Platform Meeting
Tuesday, April 18, 7 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough
In conjunction with the April meeting of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee, we will be holding a Party Platform meeting. This is an opportunity to share input into the Party Platform. 

04/19/2017 Peabody Fundraiser for Senator Joan Lovely
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7 PM
Black Sheep Pub & Grill, 5 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960
Light Appetizers, Cash Bar. Suggested Donations: $20, $50, $100. 

04/19/2017 Jesse Lederman for Springfield City Council At-Large Campaign Kickoff
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7 PM
Nathan Bill’s Bar&Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Rd., Springfield, MA 01118
Join Jesse Lederman to formally announce his candidacy for the Springfield City Council At-Large in 2017. Free food, a cash bar, and a great line up of speakers will be included. Donations appreciated but not required. Suggested Donations Levels: $20, $50, $100, $250. Donate online at or make checks payble to The Committee to Elect Jesse Lederman. Please don’t hesitate to contact Jesse directly at 413-351-6785 with any questions. 

04/19/2017 Candy Mero-Carlson – Worcester City Councilor District 2
Wednesday, April 19, 6 PM
Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester

04/19/2017 Somerville Speaks: Conversation with Jay Gonzales
Wednesday, April 19, 7 – 8:30 PM
The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Indivisible Somerville is hosting a talk and Q&A with candidate for Governor Jay Gonzales to learn about his plans and platform, ask questions about state and Beacon Hill matters, and make our voices heard. This event is open to the community. Note: This site is not wheelchair accessible. 

04/20/2017 Melrose Day at the State House
Thursday, April 20, 11 AM – 2 PM
Massachusetts State House
Representative Brodeur cordially invites you and your family to Melrose Day at the State House. All families are invited during the Thursday of school vacation week for a free behind the scenes tour of the Massachusetts legislature. Come and learn how a bill becomes law. All ages are welcome. RSVP by April 14 to 617-722=22015. 

04/20/2017 AG Maura Healey’s Post- Election Town Hall – Worcester
Thursday, April 20, 7 – 8:30 PM
First Unitarian Church 90 Main Street, Worcester
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we’ve made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. RSVP 

04/20/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 7 PM
the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street)
For more info see 

04/21/2017 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, April 21, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)
Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Candidates who wish to speak please contact WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at Address questions to same or for more info visit 

04/22/2017 Progressive Democrats of MA Issues Conference
Saturday, April 22, 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Carpenter’s Union Training Center, 13 Holman Road, Millbury MA 01527
Save the date. PDM will be running an organizer training and update session. 
The morning (9-12) will be dedicated to relational organizing and grassroots techniques used in Obama’s and other grassroots campaigns with Margaret Post, an experienced trainer and former teaching fellow for Marshall Ganz, who draws from many organizing traditions. 
Lunch (12-1:30) will include our popular “Issues Speed Dating” event – get caught up on several issues in a short period of time. 
The remainder of the afternoon (1:30-3:30) will include two plenaries, with expert speakers and Q & A, on “Protecting the most vulnerable” and “Press Freedom”. 
Look for updates at 

04/22/2017 March for Science – Worcester and Boston
Saturday, April 22, Noon
Worcester: Institure Park; Boston: Boston Common
Boston and Worcester rallies being held in parallel to the Scientists March on Washington DC. 
11:00 am Institute Park. March begins at 11 and goes to Elm Park, down Highland, up West St and back to Institute Park. 
12:00 pm Boston Common 

04/23/2017 Twelfth Annual Waltham Heroes Brunch
Sunday, April 23, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Rhino Lounge, 11 Cooper St., Waltham, MA 02453
This is an event to honor three local heroes: Long-time education advocate Ann O’Halloran, No On 2 campaign coordinator for 3rd MAD Max Parish, and Local LBGT Veterans group OUTVETS. Cash bar. Site is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Seating is limited. Advance checks should be made out to the “Waltham Democratic City Committee” and mailed to: Scott O’Neil, 707 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Send any questions to

04/23/2017 Acton Dems Meeting
Sunday, April 23, 6 PM
10 Wachusett Drive, the home of Deena/Bob Ferrara.
ADTC meeting, 10 Wachusett Drive, the home of Deena/Bob Ferrara. In addition to our regular agenda of ideas and announcements, we will be voting whether to endorse the We the People Act, H.1926 and S.379, a bill sponsored by Jamie Eldridge challenging Citizens United and related topics. 

*04/23/2017 Framingham Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Sunday, April 23, 7 PM
Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
Park in the lot at the corner of Maynard Road and Route 9 at 1071 Worcester Road. 
For more info see 

*04/24/2017 Suzanne Bump Spring Reception*
Monday, April 24, 5:30 – 7 PM
UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street, 32nd floor, Boston, MA 02108
After 5pm, parking is available at a reduced rate in the building’s garage. Entrance is on Tremont Street. 
Suggested Contribution: $125/$200/$500/$1000. Please R.S.V.P. to You may donate online at or by mail to: Committee to Elect Suzanne Bump, P. O. Box 514, Accord, MA 02018. 

04/24/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee 
Monday, April 24, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA

04/24/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting with Jay Gonzalez
Monday, April 24, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 104 Federal St., Lynn 
Future meeting dates: 5/22, 6/19, 9/18, 10/23. 
Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor will be the Guest Speaker. Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor will be the Guest Speaker. For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko., 781-599-9347. 

04/24/2017 Brookline Democratic Town Committee Platform Meeting
Monday, April 24, 7 – 9 PM
Brookline High School Cafeteria
The Massachusetts State Democratic Party Public Policy Committee will conduct a 2017 Platform Meeting in Brookline. 
Here’s a link to the most recent Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform: 
Join us to testify on behalf of issues you would like to have included in this year’s Massachusetts Democratic Platform, and hear what your friends and neighbors think are the most important issues confronting us today. For more information, contact 

04/24/2017 Worcester Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, April 24
Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester
Time TBA 
Focus on Municpal Elections 

04/25/2017 Discussions of Difference – Brockton
Tuesday, April 25, 6 – 8 PM
Brockton Public Library Main Branch, 304 Main St., Brockton
Join co-hosts State Rep. Michelle DuBois and Brockton City Councilors Shaynah Barnes, Moises Rodrigues & Robert Sullivan for Discussions of Difference: Building Empathy, Understanding, & IN elusion in the Greater Brockton Community. Panel discussions start at 6:30 and will focus on how race, gender, disability and economic class affect how we see each other. 

04/25/2017 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Chocolate Madness 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 9 PM
The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston
For the 34th year in a row, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts will welcome more than 500 pro-choice chocolate lovers to raise funds in support of reproductive freedom in the Commonwealth. Over 25 Boston restaurants, bakeries, and pastry chefs will served bite-sized portions of their delicious chocolate desserts alongside samplings of local beer, wine, spirits, and cheese. Please note this event is 21+. Tickets/Sponsorships $50 and up. Purchase at 

04/25/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee
Tuesday, April 25, 7 PM
10 Humphrey St,, Marblehead

04/26/2017 LGBT Community Celebration for Doug Arbetter for Worcester City Council
Wednesday, April 26, 6 – 9 PM
Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St., Worcester, MA 01610
Airspray Worcester is proud to host an LGBTQ Community Celebration in support of Doug Arbetter for City Council – District 5 at Electric Haze. We are excited to have Ms. Nikita Le Femme as our MC for the night. Come ready to dance, eat, and talk with Doug about your ideas to make Worcester better. A contribution of $25 is suggested, but any affordable contribution is welcome. Donate online at 

*04/26/2017 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, April 26, 7 PM
Natick Town Hall, 13 E. Central Street, Natick MA 01760 3rd Floor Training Room
Special guest: Wade Blackman, District Counsel for Congresswoman Katherine Clark. For more information visit 

04/27/2017 Brockton Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 PM
Brockton Fire Fighters Local 144 80 Perkins Ave, Brockton
The Brockton Democratic City Committee is pleased to welcome Steve Tompkins, Suffolk County Sherriff as our keynote speaker. Steve brings a fresh perspective on the role of the Democratic Party in the age of Trump. We will be holding Ward Committee Meetings from 6:30 to 7:00 PM and the General Meeting will start at 7:00 PM All Democrats are welcome to attend. Join us as we develop the Democratic Party in Brockton. 

*04/28/2017 Senator Karen Spilka house party to benefit Emerge Massachusetts*
Friday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM
Ashland, MA (exact address to be provided upon RSVP)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Host Reception 
6:00 – 8:00 PM House Party 
Senator Karen Spilka welcomes you to her home to celebrate the Emerge class of 2017. House Party ticket $50, Host Reception ticket $150. Sponsorships: Friend $250, Co-Host $500, Host $1000. Buy tickets at 

04/29/2017 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Kennedy Breakfast
Saturday, April 29, 9 – 11:30 AM
Mansfield Elks #2633, 140 N Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Have breakfast with your Congressman Joe Kennedy. Tickets are $20 per person Call Lisa 508-3379320 or Kevin 508-339-9520 

04/29/2017 DSC Meeting
Saturday, April 29, 10 AM
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School at 200 Sandwich Road in Bourne
Agenda will include approving the slate of add-on convention delegates. 
Refreshments served at 11am. Meeting will start at noon. Visit for details as they become available. All Democrats are welcome. 

*04/29/2017 Metrowest Immigration Forum: A Call to Action*
Saturday, April 29, Noon – 2 PM
Heritage at Framingham Senior Living Center 747 Water St. Framingham
This event, hosted by the DTCs from Natick, Framingham, Sudbury, Hudson, Holliston, Ashland and Wayland will bring together grassroots organizations, political activists and concerned citizens to address the concerns of immigrant communities under a new administration. There will be a panel discussion with representatives from organizations that support immigrant communities, as well as opportunities to connect with them to discuss ways to help. Visit Metrowest Immigration Forum Facebook page for details and to RSVP. 

04/29/2017 MA Buses to People’s Climate Mobilization in D.C.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 10:00 PM – Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT
various pickup sites in Massachusetts
Early bird tickets are $85 through March 24. Ticket price goes up to $110 on March 25. 
A local coalition of labor unions, environmental justice groups, faith organizations, youth groups, and climate activism groups is coming together to send hundreds of people from the Boston area to the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29 in Washington, DC. Buses will depart around 10PM for Washington D.C. on the evening of Friday, April 28, arriving in Washington D.C in the morning on Saturday, April 29. The buses will then depart Washington D.C. around 8PM on April 29, arriving back in Boston early morning Sunday, April 30. More info and ticket purchase can be found at 
For questions about the 350 Central Mass bus from Worcester to DC, contact Janet at 508-393-2181 or with the subject line “Worcester to DC bus.” 

04/30/2017 Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast
Sunday, April 30, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Annual LDTC gala award event. Democrat of the Year: Senate President Stanley Rosenberg. Also to be recognized and congratulated: Congressman Richard E. Neal–Ranking Democratic Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. For more info see or email

04/30/2017 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley’s Annual Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Breakfast
Sunday, April 30, 10 AM – Noon 
The Meadow Brook Restaurant, 1486 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson, MA 02341
Tickets are $25.00 per person, Children free. Sponsorship: Gold-$100; Silver-$75; Bronze-$50. For further information, call Pamela Berry at (781) 871-1510. 

04/30/2017 Gloucester Democrats Annual Brunch
Sunday, April 30, 11:30 AM
The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
Program features several very timely speakers, plus the awarding of the 2017 Charles McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support local work on behalf of Democratic Candidates. Early Bird price: $40 until April 8, $50 thereafter. Or become a sponsor for $125 and up. Order tickets online at or send a check to: GDCC, PO Box 111, Gloucester, MA 01931. For more information, please contact Brunch Chairman, Liz Murray (978)-290-1981 or see 

04/30/2017 NHDP McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner
Sunday, April 30, 5 PM
Manchester Radisson Hotel at 700 Elm Street (US Route 3)
Tickets: $100; higher dollar sponsorships available 
Contact: 603-225-6899 

05/02/2017 Groton Democratic Town Committee Cocktails and Candidates Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA 01464
End your week on a high note, join the Groton Democratic Town Committee for a fundraiser. There will be candidates, cocktails and hors ‘oeuvres. Cost: $25. RSVP online at or for more info contact: or Carolyn Perkins at 978-448-9946. 

05/02/2017 AG Maura Healey’s Post- Election Town Hall – Mid-Cape
Tuesday, May 2, 7 – 8:30 PM
Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we’ve made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. RSVP Here: 

05/06/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Campaign Kickoff
Saturday, May 6, Noon – 2 PM
Shoppers Cafe, 731 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
David Perelman is kicking off his campaign for Waltham City Council, Ward Eight. Join him just five days after papers come out to hear his shared vision for a better Waltham. Donations greatly appreciated. Donate online at 

05/06/2017 Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Saturday, May 6
Doubletree Hilton, Rt 28, Hyannis

05/07/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Campaign Kickoff
Sunday, May 7, 2 – 4 PM
Shoppers Cafe, 731 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
Donations greatly appreciated. Donate online at 

05/08/2017 Somerville Speaks: State Rep. Mike Connolly, and a Party
Monday, May 8, 6:30 PM
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, MA 02143
Hosted by Indivisible Somerville. Mike Connolly is an attorney and community organizer who proudly represents Cambridge and Somerville in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. After Rep. Connolly’s remarks participants will sample the beers. Everyone is welcome. 

05/08/2017 Shrewsbury DTC Meeting
Monday, May 8, 7 PM
Community Room at Southgate, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury.
Our meetings are open to any interested Democrat, not just members! For more information contact 

05/13/2017 3rd Middlesex Area Democrats Annual Spring Breakfast
Saturday, May 13, 9 AM – Noon 
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Themes: Recognizing volunteer success in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Motivation and Means of Moving Forward and Fighting Back in the Trump era. Elected officials serving the Middlesex area have been invited to speak. For information or to purchase tickets contact

05/18/2017 Coalition for Social Justice 22nd Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 18, 6 – 8:30 PM
Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Army Highway (Rte. 6), Swansea, MA 02777
Save the Date. Tickets: $30 each. To order tickets make donation at or mail request and payment to CSJ, 105 William St. # 26, New Bedford, MA 02740. For more info or to request a banquet ad price list email or call 508-982-3108. 

05/18/2017 1st Annual Sen, Tom Kennedy/Brockton Democratic City Committee Legislative Reception
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
The Perfect Place, 2039 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Hosted by Senator Michael Brady (2nd Plymouth/Bristol), Representative Gerry Cassidy (9th Plymouth), Representative Michelle M. DuBois (10th Plymouth), Representative Claire Cronin (11th Plymouth), and Brockton Democratic City Committee Chairman Steve Kelley. The Reception will feature Steve Tolman as keynote speaker, Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 

05/20/2017 Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 8 – 10 AM
Independence Bar & Grill/Radisson, 10 Independence Dr., Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
$7 requested donation to cover room and breakfast. GLAD member communities: Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. For more info email

05/20/2017 Twelfth Annual Three Towns and Two Cities (3T & 2C) Breakfast
Saturday, May 20, 8:30 AM
Nicholson Hall, 9 Harris Street, Newburyport
The Democratic City and Town Committees of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury, known as The Three Towns And Two Cities ( 3T&2C), are planning their annual spring breakfast. 
8:30 Coffee & Social 
9:00 Breakfast 
Tickets $30. For more information, contact Kathy Pasquina at or 978 270-0529 

*05/20/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Ward 8 Campaign Kickoff*
Saturday, May 20, Noon – 2 PM
Shoppers Cafe, 731 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
Donate on line at 

05/22/2017 AG Maura Healey Town Hall Meeting in Lowell
Monday, May 22, 7 PM
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we’ve made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. 
RSVP Here: 

06/03/2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention – NEW LOCATION
Saturday, June 3, 9 AM – 3 PM
DCU Center, 50 Forster St., Worcester
Relocated to Worcester due to time constraints in Lowell. This is the quadrennial platform convention. There will be opportunities to meet candidates considering statewide races in 2018. Lowell will host the Democratic Campaign Institute in January 2018. Meeting will start at noon. For more info visit 

*06/10/2017 Joe Kennedy Pride Party and March*
Saturday, June 10, 9:30 AM
Lir Lounge, Boston
Kennedy Pride Party Check-in and Free Breakfast 9:30AM-11AM @ LIR Lounge- details available upon RSVP. 
March with Joe Kennedy for LGBTQ Equality and Justice at the 47th Annual Boston Pride Parade! 
RSVP link : 
9:30AM-11AM: Kennedy Pride Party Check-in and Free Breakfast LIR Lounge- details available upon RSVP. 
12pm: Parade begins. *MUST be checked in by 11AM to march with Joe and Team Kennedy. 

07/08/2017 Yarmouth Dems Annual Barbecue
Saturday, July 8

07/09/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Cookout and Food Drive
Sunday, July 9, 2 – 5 PM
The Lynn Museum, 590 Washington Street, Lynn
Lynn Democratic City Committee will hold its 18th Annual Family Cookout and 9th Annual Food Drive. Please join us for an afternoon of relaxation, socializing and talking about the common beliefs and values we share as Democrats. Traditional cookout fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, various salads, etc. will be served. Enter our Dessert Contest. Prizes awarded for the best homemade desserts. Cookout donation: $15.00 per person; $25.00 family. Please bring a non-perishable food item or check made out to My Brother’s Table. For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko,, 781-599-9347. 

08/10/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Annual BBQ & Picnic
Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM
Location TBA
Save the date! 

09/09/2017 DSC Meeting
Saturday, September 9
Western MA location to be announced
Refreshments served at 11am. Meeting will start at noon. Visit for details as they become available. All Democrats are welcome. 

10/29/2017 Lynn Democratic City Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 29, 8:30 – 11 AM
The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn
A plentiful breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, fruit, juice, etc. will be provided. Donation is $30.00 per person. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Joshua Walsh, LDCC Treasurer, 13 Curtis St., Lynn, MA 01905. For additional information, please contact LDCC Chair Agnes Ricko, 781-599-9347;

11/14/2017 DSC Meeting
Tuesday, November 14
Save the date. 
Watch for details. 



Caucus and Convention Information
The method of selecting delegates was approved on November 14 by the DSC. 
Please refer to this document (once is is posted) for information on the process. Some of the key dates are listed here: 
Deadline for notifying MDP of caucus date: January 27, 2017 
Caucus window: February 4 to April 2, 2017 
Convention date: June 3, 2017 in Lowell 
NOTE: The DSC voted to allow sixteen and seventeen year old pre-registered Democrats to take part in the State Convention and vote on the party platform at the 2017 Democratic State Convention, if they become delegates. Preregistered Democrats who will be age 18 by the anticipated date of the 2018 primary will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate or to apply to become youth add-on delegates. 
PLATFORM: Since it is a platform convention, caucuses usually go fairly quickly. This makes it easier to have a committee meeting in conjunction with your local caucus. A specific time for a caucus is required. For example it it is not allowed to have the caucus follow the adjournment of a committee meeting. But a committee meeting can immediately following the adjournment of a caucus. With the very long window it is easy to schedule a caucus on the same day as a regular meeting. With the provision to have candidates who are absent be able to run under specified conditions, many committees find this to be a practical way to proceed. 

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Registered Democrats in Anytown recently held a caucus to elect delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.

Elected as delegates were Anthony Adams, Betty Bailey, Chris Christopher, Debra Davids and Edward Edwards. Mary Smith, Chair of the Anytown Democrats, will serve as an ex officio delegate. Also serving as ex officio delegates are: Rep. Sidney Samuels, D-Anytown and Mike Martin, Democratic State Committee Man.

The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the DCU Center in Worcester. Democrats from across the state will gather to vote on the Party Platform and hear from elected officials.

“The caucus was very well attended,” commented Ms. Smith. “There has been a heightened interest in political activism over the last few months,” she added.

“It was exciting to see so many people take part,” said Joe Jones, the Outreach Officer for the Democratic Committee. “We are always looking for people who want to get involved,” he mentioned.

The committee normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Anytown Community Building. For more information on the Democratic Party or any of their meetings, please contact Ms. Smith at or check out their website at For general information on the Convention, please contact the Democratic State Committee at 617-939-0800. 

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