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