Weston Democratic Town Committee http://WestonDems.org Weston, MA - Democratic Party Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:29:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weston Democrats To Elect Delegates To State Convention http://WestonDems.org/2017/03/weston-democrats-to-elect-delegates-to-state-convention/ http://WestonDems.org/2017/03/weston-democrats-to-elect-delegates-to-state-convention/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:41:34 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3146 Registered Democrats in Weston will be holding a caucus at the Weston Community Center Great Room, 20 Alphabet Lane on Sat Mar 11, 2017 at 1 pm to elect 4 delegates and 4 alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

“People are excited about politics and want to make a difference. Our caucuses are a great opportunity for those who are interested to get involved,” commented Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Delegates will be voting on our Party Platform in Lowell, and we want to make sure that every Democrat has a voice. This is a time to come together and speak to our shared Democratic values.”

Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Delegates will be voting on our Party Platform in Lowell, and we want to make sure that every Democrat has a voice. This is a time to come together and speak to our shared Democratic values.”

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Weston, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Pre-registered Democrats who will be age 18 by Sept 11, 2018, the anticipated date of the primary, will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at their caucus or online at www.massdems.org

The Weston Democratic Town Committee meets periodically throughout the year. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact John Hennessey at John.H@wonk.com / 781-894-1918 or check out more of this  website at www.Westondems.org.

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Post-election 3rdMAD Meeting http://WestonDems.org/2016/11/post-election-3rdmad-meeting/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/11/post-election-3rdmad-meeting/#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:21:55 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3118
Third Middlesex Area Democrats     Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Meeting Announcement and Invitation for post-election meeting of 3rd MAD
Host: Lincoln Democratic Town Committee
 
November 19, 2016
 
Reception 9:30am – 10:00am        Meeting 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Agenda:
Opening Remarks
Acknowledgement and Impact of the Election
Election to fill open Treasurer position
2017 Schedule and Goals
Town Meeting Host rotation
 
All Town Committee Officers and members are encouraged to attend.
 
Important:  Please submit nominations for Treasurer prior to the meeting.  Al Schmertzler has served 3rd MAD extremely well for years.  He has advised us that it is time for him to retire.
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The Long Haul http://WestonDems.org/2016/11/the-long-haul/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/11/the-long-haul/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2016 23:49:14 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3112 Paul Krugman, 11 Nov 2016 NY Times

As I said in today’s column, nobody who thought Trump would be a disaster should change his or her mind because he won the election. He will, in fact, be a disaster on every front. And I think he will eventually drag the Republican Party into the abyss along with his own reputation; the question is whether he drags the rest of the country, and the world, down with him.

But it’s important not to expect this to happen right away. There’s a temptation to predict immediate economic or foreign-policy collapse; I gave in to that temptation Tuesday night, but quickly realized that I was making the same mistake as the opponents of Brexit (which I got right). So I am retracting that call, right now. It’s at least possible that bigger budget deficits will, if anything, strengthen the economy briefly. More detail in Monday’s column, I suspect.

On other fronts, too, don’t expect immediate vindication. America has a vast stock of reputational capital, built up over generations; even Trump will take some time to squander it.

The true awfulness of Trump will become apparent over time. Bad things will happen, and he will be clueless about how to respond; if you want a parallel, think about how Katrina revealed the hollowness of the Bush administration, and multiply by a hundred. And his promises to bring back the good old days will eventually be revealed as the lies they are.

But it probably won’t happen in a year. So the effort to reclaim American decency is going to have to have staying power; we need to build the case, organize, create the framework. And, of course, never forget who is right.

It’s going to be a long time in the wilderness, and it’s going to be awful. If I sound calm and philosophical, I’m not — like everyone who cares, I’m frazzled, sleepless, depressed. But we need to be stalwart.

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Final Days in NH http://WestonDems.org/2016/11/final-days-in-nh/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/11/final-days-in-nh/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:45:31 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3106 We’ve gotten a lot of interest from people like you who are signing up to volunteer during the last four days of the campaign — but we still need to fill a few more volunteer shifts.

Click here to sign up for a shift: hillaryclinton.com/gotv!

We need your help to make sure Hillary and Democrats up and down the ticket are elected here in New Hampshire.

Let me know if you have any questions — see you soon (hopefully)!

Collin GatelyNew Hampshire Together

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CANDIDATE FORUM – For Chair, Massachusetts State Democratic Committee http://WestonDems.org/2016/10/candidate-forum-for-chair-massachusetts-state-democratic-committee/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/10/candidate-forum-for-chair-massachusetts-state-democratic-committee/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:31:12 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3099 CANDIDATES FOR CHAIR, Massachusetts State Democratic Committee
 
Gus Bickford,   Steve Kerrigan,   Steve Tompkins
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00pm

 

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CAMPAIGN BULLETIN – Get Out The Vote (GOTV) http://WestonDems.org/2016/10/campaign-bulletin-get-out-the-vote-gotv/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/10/campaign-bulletin-get-out-the-vote-gotv/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:26:03 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3090 Clear your calendar! 

In spite of what you hear/see in the media and polls, 

EVERY VOTE is needed for Clinton-Kaine, Maggie Hassan, 

and all the other NH Democratic candidatesNashua, 291 Main Street

NH Canvassing Schedule October 15 – November 8

All the rest are canvassing Democratic voters to turn them out to vote.
Check on the NH registration rules (http://sos.nh.gov/VoterRegFAQ.aspx).

Dry Run 2: October 29-30 
Saturday: 9:00am, 12:00pm. 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm, 3:00pm. 6:00pm

October 31-November 4 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri)
9:00am, 12:00pm. 3:00pm, 6:00pm 

GOTV: November 5-8  
Saturday: 9:00am, 12:00pm. 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm, 3:00pm. 6:00pm
Monday: 9:00am, 12:00pm. 3:00pm, 6:00pm

Election Day:
Yes, there will be thousands of other volunteers throughout NH on Election Day to encourage voters to go the polls and vote.
8:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm (polls close at 7:00pm)

 

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NH ACTIVITIES FOR PRESIDENT, SENATE AND CONGRESS http://WestonDems.org/2016/10/nh-activities-for-president-senate-and-congress/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/10/nh-activities-for-president-senate-and-congress/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2016 22:53:18 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3084 Help elect Hillary Clinton, Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea Porter and Annie Kuster in New Hampshire. Talk to voters face to face, one-on-one. We know people talking directly to other people is the most effective way to encourage people to vote. 

Salem, 15 Ermer Road
Portsmouth, 125 Brewery Ln
Nashua, 291 Main Street
Manchester, 379 Elm St

These offices are open and ready to go. There are wonderful staffers in all these offices who are very accommodating to Massachusetts volunteers.

Standard canvass launch times are Saturday 10am and 1pm, and Sunday 11am and 2pm. Use this link to find or post an event: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/

Hillary Clinton carpools to NH are happening across the state. If you are looking for a carpool from MA use this link. Carpooling is fun and a way to get people involved who do not have their own transportation. Going up on your own is also an option. This allows you to have a car as you canvass, which can be very helpful. It also allows you to control your own schedule.

There are regular phone banks in the Boston office at MDP HQ on Beacon Street. Check the list for a carpool or phone bank near you. If you don’t find something convenient, or start one!

Weekday opportunities are available too! 

To help by making phone calls from home:
https://www.hillaryclinton.com/calls/

* Borrowed from Dems Dispatch
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FUNDRAISER- NH Exec. Council Dan Weeks http://WestonDems.org/2016/09/fundraiser-nh-exec-council-dan-weeks/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/09/fundraiser-nh-exec-council-dan-weeks/#comments Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:52:25 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3078 WED 28-SEP-2016 DAN WEEKS FUNDRAISER
9-28-DanWeeks-Fundraiser

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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FORUM – Lincoln http://WestonDems.org/2016/09/democratic-candidate-forum-lincoln/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/09/democratic-candidate-forum-lincoln/#comments Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:08:14 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3071
Featured speakers will be State Senator Michael Barrett and State Representative Thomas Stanley.
 
Sponsored by:  Lincoln Democratic Town Committee
 
Saturday, September 24, 9:00am – 11:00am
Bemis Hall Auditorium 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln
Senator Barrett and Representative Stanley have qualified to stand for re-election in the General Election to be held on Tuesday November 8th. Because they represent different constituencies and districts, they will speak separately. The public from towns around Lincoln such as Bedford, Lexington, Concord and Weston for Senator Barrett; and, Waltham for Representative Stanley are invited to join for the times of interest for their respective candidates.
 
Senator Barrett will speak from 9:00am – 9:50am, 
Representative Stanley from 10:10am – 11:00am.  
Questions from the audience will be accepted.
Parking is available at the Stone Church across the street.
Refreshments will be served starting at 8:30am.

 

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Metrowest Tacos on the Corner http://WestonDems.org/2016/09/metrowest-tacos-on-the-corner/ http://WestonDems.org/2016/09/metrowest-tacos-on-the-corner/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 18:13:28 +0000 http://WestonDems.org/?p=3063 Grand Opening of Metrowest Coordinated Campaign Office
FRI, SEP 9, 2016, 6:00PM – 8:00PM EDT

931 Worcester Road West of the old round library Framingham Center, Massachusetts 01701
(508) 879-2016

Join the Framingham Democratic Town Committee as we kick off our new Coordinated Campaign Office on Friday Evening, September 9th from 6 to 8 P.M. at our new office at 931 Worcester Road in Framingham. In support of the rights of immigrants, and the movement to persecute various ethnic groups, our theme for the evening will be “Tacos on the Corner.” Out of respect to our Muslim brothers and sisters, we will include a Hallal option for making your tacos! This is in the plaza near Cafè Fresh Bagel and Super Liquors, and is 2 doors to the east of the liquor store. All Democrats are welcome to join us, and we will be signing up workers for all Democratic campaigns in the area.

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