Friday, December 14, 2012

New Year with New Energy

Please join us as we move from the campaign mode into community building and public education mode here in our fair town.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Join the Party
This Saturday at 1038 Washington Street
The True Blue Blues and Bar-b-q
Blues and bar-b-q and politics!
What fun!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back by popular demand!
Please come have fabulous time and help support our grassroots efforts.
$30. gets you a great night out with fun people, great music, dancing and bar-b-q under the stars!
1038 Washington St. Holliston
tickets are suggested in advance but will be available at the door.
Call Beth 508-331-6318, Lisa 508-429-6354 or Megan 508-429-9091 for tickets or info

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Holiston DTC Gets Horrible
Our DTC members made a strong showing at the Hopkinton Horrible's Parade on the 4th of July. We held signs for Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren and our favorite Sate Rep Carolyn Dykema. Spirits were high dispite the humidity.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Holliston Dems are here there and everywhere showing their support for candidate Elizabeth Warren. Judy Gagnon speaks with Ms Warren at a local event.
To get involved with the Holliston grassroots campaign in the fall please call Beth Greely, 508.429.7904 or email

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Holliston DTC Members help with the finishing touches at Good Will Park playground.
Strong community muscle!
Holliston Delegates Attend MA Democratic Convention and throw their support to Elizabeth Warren!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Join the Political Junkies June 6th at 7:00 pm
This months book is Drift by Rachel Maddow
960 Washington Street, Judy Gagnon's house
Jump's a lively discussion with smart folks who are interested in ideas and issues.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Come on down and paint a sign, have a brew and talk politics with others who want to show support to the President.
Friday April 27. 7:00 pm.
781 Washington Street, in our headquarters above the Superette

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Our new headquarters is open and available for politics that are anything but usual.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Join Us for the Elizabeth Warren Kick Off Here in Holliston
Thursday April 12th at 7:00
1038 Washington, Street in the Yellow Barn
Let's get behind this energizing candidate and send someone to Washington who truly represents us.
Call Jugy Gagnon, Holliston's Coordinator for the Warren Campaign. 508-429-9852

Open House for the First Ever Democratic Headquarters in Holliston!

Saturday March 31 from 10:00-5:00 at the Holliston Spring Stroll.

Stop by our new digs at 781 Washington Street, above the Superette.
We will be serving win and cheese, politics and good times.
Headquarters is a great place to get candidate information as well as sign up to get involved in this important 2012 election.
Election of New Officers at Our April 14th Meeting
We will be electing a new chairperson and vice chair, a treasurer and a secretary.
Please join us and get involved.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Don't forget that Tuesday March 6th is Primary Day here in Massachusetts. Please vote. The Republican's have a contested presidential race so they will have their people out. But let's show some numbers in support of our President and our other local Democratic representatives. Show up and cast that vote. It's so American!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Political Junkies Hitting the Books for March and April

Holliston DTC's Political Junkies Book Club has already taken on some challenging issues and thought provoking authors. Religion in politics with E.J. Dionne's "Souled Out" and the America's place in the Global Economy with Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum's "That Used To Be Us —we've had some interesting ideas to consider and some vigorous debate and discussion going on about where those ideas should lead. And we've had an enjoyable time in the process. With our next books selected it looks like we'll be headed for more of the same.

Our selection for March is Bill McKibben's "Eaarth" —a book with some promise to move beyond the sometimes seemingly fruitless debate about who is most to blame and on to the basic facts of climate change —even past the simple sounding of alarm —and on to the more pressing challenge of what now is to be done about it.

Here's how noted essayist Rebecca Solnit describes
Bill McKibben's "Eaarth":

"The terrifying premise with which this book begins is that we have, as in the old science fiction films and tales of half a century ago, landed on a harsh and unpredictable planet, all six billion of us. Climate change is already here, but Bill McKibben doesn’t stop with the bad news. He tours the best responses that are also already here, and these visions of a practical scientific solution are also sketches of a better, richer, more democratic civil society and everyday life. Eaarth is an astonishingly important book that will knock you down and pick you up."

Holliston DTC hosts these gathering, but all are welcome! Holliston's own Coffee Haven stocks "Political Junkie Book Club" books or you can purchase them on (use this link and a portion of the purchase goes to benefit Holliston Public Library).

Our March meeting will be held at the home of Maryanne Placentino at 125 Robert Road, Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00 pm. Please call Judy Gagnon, our book club committee chair, with questions at 508-429- 9852 or email

For those looking ahead to April we will be reading
"Republic Lost, How Money Corrupts Congress —and a plan to Stop it" by Lawrence Lessing.

"With heartfelt urgency and a keen desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at the current crisis... While America may be divided, Lessig vividly champions the idea that we can succeed if we accept that corruption is our common enemy and that we must find a way to fight against it. In REPUBLIC, LOST, he not only makes this need palpable and clear—he gives us the practical and intellectual tools to do something about it."

Come join us!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Protecting Holliston's Environment Brings People Out
More than forty people came out during Saturday's snow storm to talk to and listen to our community leaders talk about the rolls and process of environmental protection in our community. The Q and A was lively and many made connections with others in our town who are like minded and action oriented. Thank you to Representative Carolyn Dykema, Allen Rutberg and Ann Marie Pilch for their time and leadership.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Are you one, too?

"I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat."

~ Will Rogers

Every one has heard that quote, a little piece of self deprecating humor dating back to the 1930's, to a time not so unlike the present when the country faced economic hard times and the world seemed suddenly small and dangerous. Rogers was a humorist of those times. He used to play up his down-to-earth cowboy persona for comic effect, sharing sardonic observation about politics and society, and the occasional rope trick. With that quip about his own party affiliation Rogers no doubt remarked upon the fact that there were Democrats with different ideas about what to do in the face of challenge.

But remembering Rogers' remark, it's also worth remembering what we managed to accomplish with that "no organized political party." Let's see, there was the small matter of The New Deal... the formation of Social Secuty, the FDIC and SEC, the votes to create a federal minimum wage, guarantee overtime compensation and ban child labor. There was working our way out of the Great Depression and facing world wide armed conflict of a scale never before or since seen.

Not bad for a bunch of disorganized Democrats.

And that was just the Democrats Will Rogers was complaining about. Come to think of it, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965 were both the products of "no organized party" —of Democratic majorities in Congress and Democratic presidents in the White House. So was The GI Bill, the formation of Medicare and Medicaid and The Fair Housing Act. Then there's the affordable Care Act of 2010.

You see it turns out, there's actually some worthwhile stuff that comes of bringing people with different ideas together. 2012 seems like it might be a really good time to do so again.

The first important step in that process comes soon with us calling on all local Democrats to attend The Holliston Democratic Caucus, where we will elect our community's delegates to the state's Democratic Party Convention, June 2nd in Springfield. There are a total of eight delegate positions to be filled, as well as alternate seats and information about special at large delegate participation we will be sharing.

The date and time for the Caucus is 10 AM, Saturday, February 11th at Holliston Town Hall's Selectmen's Meeting Room. Please arrive early, we need to close the doors at 10:15 to commence voting. All registered Democrats are invited to participate, be they organized or not. The event is handicapped accessible.

Join us.