Watertown Democrats Electing Delegates for State Convention

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Democrats in Watertown will be holding a caucus in the Watertown Savings Bank Room of the Watertown Free Public Library on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. to elect 24 delegates and five alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the commonwealth will gather to meet fellow activists and hear from elected officials. The convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

“This convention will be unique as we build on experiences from many competitive elections these past few years and look to strengthen the party for the future,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman, Sen. Tom McGee. “Caucuses are an important step in growing our party engagement at the local level.”

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Watertown and the Democratic Party warmly welcomes first-time participants. 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. In addition, those Democrats seeking to attend the September convention who cannot attend the caucus should contact the Town Committee for information on how to run for delegate in absentia. Full details on the rules can be found at www.massdems.org.

The committee normally meets on the last Thursday of the month in the Lower Hearing Room of the Watertown Town Hall. The next meeting will be 7:30 p.m., May 28. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact committee chair Steve Owens at watertowndems@gmail.com or 617 216-5577 or check out their website at www.wdtc.us. For general information on the Convention or the Democratic Party please contact 617-939-0800 or contact@massdems.org.

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