We Need A Change in Attitudes on Guns

“It is not good enough simply to show sympathy. You don’t see murder on this kind of scale with this kind of frequency in any other advanced nation on Earth. Every country has violent, hateful, or mentally unstable people. What’s different is not every country is awash with easily accessible guns. And so I refuse to act as if this is the new normal.” — President Obama on the need to take steps to reduce gun violence. Time for Change

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Auditor Suzanne Bump Fundraiser at Weston Golf Club

Suzanne Bump fundraiser will be held on June 24 at the Weston Golf Club at 275 Meadowbrook Road, Weston MA 02493.  The event will be from 6:00 to 7:30pm.  Donation amounts range from $100, $250, $500, $1000{ New yearly limit per individual}

People may donate online at www.SuzanneBump.com or by snail mail at ‘CTE Suzanne Bump’, P O Box 514, Accord MA 02018.  Or they may bring their contribution to the event.

Any questions please contact Vann Snyder at  Vann Snyder’s email or by phone at 617-227-5075

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Meeting Endorses Legislation & Summer Picnic

When the Caucus adjourned, a Weston Democratic Town Committee meeting was held.

Habib and Sandra Rahman offered to host the Summer Picnic at their home [30 Westland Road] Summer Picnic Sunday, Sept. 13th 5-7pm.

John Hennessey introduced Stephanie Lipton the founder of New England Wellspring a non-profit attempting to open a dispensary for medical marijuana in the area.

Weston’s Senator Mike Barrett spoke about his bill [S. 1747] “An Act Combatting Climate Change”, which seeks to introduce a revenue neutral method of pricing carbon. The Commonwealth would become first in the nation to approve such a progressive measure. The WDTC voted unanimously to endorse this bill.

The WDTC also voted unanimously to endorse an “An Act For a U.S. Constitutional Amendment” [H 3127] asserting the rights protected by the Constitution are only the rights of ‘natural persons’, i.e. human individuals. The “We the People Act” puts Massachusetts on record for a convention of the states to purpose the amendment. This would overturn recent Supreme Court campaign finance decisions like ‘Citizens United’.

Official Caucus / Meeting Press Release

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Weston Dems 2015 Caucus & Meet Sunday May 17th

Weston Democrats held a Caucus at the Weston Library on Sunday, May 17th, at 2 pm, to elect six delegates and four alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The convention will be on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Joe Mullin, a lifetime member of the Democratic State Committee, moderated the Caucus. The following people were elected:

Delegates:             Jackie Haas           Quentin Palfrey           Mary Shaw
                                Alex Selvig             Isabella Jancourtz         Alan Orth
    John Carlton-Foss, Stefanie Lipton, John Hennessey, Judy Campos

The caucus was open to all registered Democrats in Weston. Delegates are divided equally between men and women.

Official Caucus / Meeting Press Release

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2015 Town Caucus / Meeting Sun. May 17th 2pm

Attend Your Local Democratic Caucus

This weekend kicks off even more local caucuses to elect delegates to the 2015 State Democratic Convention on September 19th in Springfield!

Sunday May 17th @ 2pm at the Weston Public Library

Any registered Democrat by January 31st, 2015 can vote at their caucus or run for delegate. Every year we have new delegates, and we know that our Party is stronger for every new participant.

Attending or running for delegate at your local caucus is a great way to meet people from your community who share similar values, hear from elected officials and other Democratic leaders around the state, and take the next step to getting involved in the Democratic process.

This year’s Action Agenda Convention will feature forums, organizing workshops, exciting speakers, and more. Caucuses start Saturday, May 2nd and run through Sunday, June 28th.

Thank you for all that you do and hope to see you in September!

Best,      Tom McGee, Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party

There will also be a meeting of the Weston Democratic Town Committee to discuss the legislation introduced by Senator Mike Barrett for “Carbon Pricing“, at 3pm.

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2015 3rdMAD Spring Honorees Breakfast – May 9th

2015 Third MAD breakfast to honor “Worker Bees” will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 440 Totten Pond Road, Waltham. Doors open at 8:30 AM, and a Breakfast Buffet will be start at 9AM.

Waltham mayor, Jeannette McCarthy will greet attendees and Senator Mike Barrett will make the opening remarks. All of this will be over a hearty breakfast … then each towns’ honoree will be feted by the 3MAD

The cost is $40 per head to pay for the event and try to raise funds for party building in  our Massachusetts State Senate District.

Please mail checks ($40/person) to Al Schmertzler (3rdMAD Treasurer). Please send checks in advance of the event (if possible) to: Al Schmertzler, 142 Chestnut Circle, Lincoln 01773.  Or, pay for tickets on line << here .

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3rd MAD Meeting – Jan. 17th, 9:30am – 12:00 noon @ Pierce House

Saturday, January 17th    Pierce House, 17 Weston Road, Lincoln

 9:30am – 10:00am          Refreshments
10:00am – 11:30am     Meeting
11:30am – 12:00noon Senator Michael Barrett

3rd Middlesex Area Democrats Winter Meeting

The agenda will include planning for the annual 3rd MAD breakfast and Summer Picnic. State Senator Michael Barrett will discuss his proposal for a state carbon tax and will request 3rd MAD endorsement. Parking is available in the lot behind the Pierce House. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to RSVP, contact 3rd MAD Co-Chair Robert Wallhagen at rwallhagen@aol.com.

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