March 21, 2014/Press Releases

Thousands of Democrats Across Massachusetts Elected at Grassroots Meetings

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2014

Contact: Matt Fenlon
Phone: 617.939.0800


Thousands of Democrats Across Massachusetts Elected at Grassroots Meetings

Delegates will attend convention in Worcester June 13-14

BOSTON – Last week marked the end of the month-long Massachusetts Democratic Party caucus season, a precursor to the 2014 Democratic Convention in Worcester on June 13-14 which will be attended by roughly 5,500 delegates and 2,000 alternates.

“This was a month full of energizing grassroots meetings as the Democratic Party’s robust activist network was in full force at our local caucuses,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Tom McGee.  “We had an unprecedented number of attendees, delegates, and alternates come out and participate this year. This is truly an exciting time to be engaged in the process.”

The Democratic State Committee is still accepting add-on delegate applications for youth, persons of color, and people with disabilities. Over one thousand applications for add-ons have been received, ensuring one of the most highly attended Democratic Conventions in Massachusetts history. The deadline for add-on applications is March 28.

“We have five talented candidates for Governor, five for Lieutenant Governor, three for Treasurer and two for Attorney General, all of whom are working across the Commonwealth talking about Democratic ideas that will continue to move our Commonwealth forward,” said McGee. “Meanwhile, the Republicans are hosting a convention designed to keep out anyone but Republican Charlie Baker by charging $25,000 for candidates to address the delegates.”

The Massachusetts Democratic Convention will be held on June 13-14 at the DCU Center in Worcester, where delegates will nominate candidates seeking the Democratic Party endorsement.

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