Registered Democrats in Watertown will be holding a caucus at the Watertown Savings Bank Room of the Watertown Free Public Library on Sunday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m to elect 24 delegates and four 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,” said 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 Watertown, and the Democratic Committee welcomes first-time 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 Watertown Democratic Town Committee normally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in the Lower Hearing Room of the Watertown Town Hall. Our next upcoming meeting will be on Feb. 23, where we will host a discussion on sanctuary cities around Massachusetts. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Steve Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 216-5577 or check out their website at www.wdtc.us.