Watertown Democrats to Elect Delegates for State Convention

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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Democratic Town Committee:

On Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., Democrats will convene virtually and in person at the Watertown Library to elect 27 delegates and 5 alternates to represent Watertown at the 2022 State Democratic Convention.

The caucus will take place in line with public health guidance and attendees may participate remotely by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcuCopj8iG9A6YaiZEHk91FtCwwXl9f9_.

Registered and pre-registered Democrats in Watertown 16 years old by February 4, 2022 may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be add-on delegates at the caucus or by visiting massdems.org/convention.

The 2022 Convention will be a hybrid convention, with in-person proceedings taking place alongside virtual participation options on June 3 and 4 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Delegates will convene to endorse candidates for statewide office ahead of the September Democratic Primary. The MassDems are closely monitoring changes in public health guidance and will update plans accordingly. 

Those interested in getting involved with the Watertown Democratic Town Committee should contact William Pennington at watertowndems@gmail.com.

WHAT: Watertown Caucus to Elect Democrats to the 2022 State Democratic Convention

WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown Saving Bank Room or virtually at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcuCopj8iG9A6YaiZEHk91FtCwwXl9f9_

2 thoughts on “Watertown Democrats to Elect Delegates for State Convention

  1. That’s really strange wording: “Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be add-on delegates…”
    Why is the Watertown Democratic Town Committee implying that these specific people might not be chosen as delegates? And why are these specific groups the only ones encouraged to apply as add-on delegates?
    I would hope all people no matter their age, ability, race or sexual orientation have just as much chance of being elected as the next person. That’s the platform that Democrats run on after all, isn’t it?

  2. No one is implying anything. These are Democratic State Committee rules. Add-on delegates for these traditionally underrepresented categories have existed for years.

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