Friday, December 8, 2017

Holliston Dems meeting

Holliston Dems holds our next regular monthly meeting this Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 the Selectmen's Meeting Room in Town Hall.  Guest speaker will be Martha Karchere who will educate us on ranked choice voting. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Holliston Progressives to screen Chomsky film

Our friends in Holliston Progressives are inviting the public to attend their screening of the Noam Chomsky film Requiem for the American Dream Thursday evening, Dec. 14 in the Gilman Room of the Holliston Public Library. See details in flyer below.

Candlelight Vigil to remember shooting victims

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Holliston Dems meeting

Holliston Dems will hold our regular meeting this Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Due to Veterans Day events at Town Hall, we will meet at the home of Lisa Kaplan, 72 Norfolk St. Please don't park on Norfolk St., but on adjacent Vine St., or around the corner from there. Thanks!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Holliston Town Meeting

Holliston folks! Don't forget about the Special Town Meeting Monday evening, Oct. 30 at 7:30pm at the High School. Get a look at the warrant here:
Participate in town government. This is democracy in action in the truest sense!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Immigrant Stories and more

Members of Holliston DTC's immigration advocacy subcommittee are hosting "Immigrant Stories and more" on Saturday, November 4, at 1:30 pm in the Gilman Room at Holliston Public Library.

Holliston friends and neighbors will share their personal immigration stories and perspectives on life in Holliston from an immigrant's point of view.

Attendees will also learn about the arduous pathway from immigrant to citizen from a local immigration lawyer.

The panel will be available for questions and discussion following their presentations.

Seating is limited. In order to secure a spot, please visit the Eventbrite page to obtain a free ticket or contact Lisa at

We love a parade!

Members Bill Wintringham, Marsha Wintringham and Maria Constantinides proudly carry the HDTC banner and lead the group in the 2017 Celebrate Holliston parade on Saturday, September 16. Following the parade, numerous members staffed our booth, sandwiched between Sen. Spilka's and Rep. Dykema's booths, and engaged attendees in conversation.

DTC members meet with Rep. Dykema

Members of HDTC's environmental sub-committee and guests met with State Representative Carolyn Dykema in July to discuss pending environmental legislation: 100% #CleanEnergy, increase in #RPS and #carbonpricing. In photo, L to R: Utah Nickel, Joan Hunter-Brody, Jason Dionne, Dawn Durning-Hammond, Dianna Vosburg, State Rep. Carolyn DykemaMichelle Ceresia, and Elaine Doyle.

Read more about the details of the meeting in this Holliston Reporter article.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thanks to YOU, Our Champagne and Chocolate Women's Event on June 10th was a Great Success!

Ryanne Olsen (standing), addresses the crowd .
Thank you to everyone who came out, and especially to our keynote speaker, Ryanne Olsen of Emerge Massachusetts, as well as to our own Carolyn Dykema, State Rep and Holliston Resident.

We had great weather and an amazing crowd. It was a wonderful afternoon with great women. Approximately 40 women from Holliston and surrounding towns gathered at the home of Ellen George in Holliston. The group enjoyed a sunny afternoon of champagne, chocolate desserts and a spirited discussion about women in politics, 

State Rep and Holliston resident Carolyn Dykema
State Representative Carolyn Dykema opened the discussion by talking about her experience running for office and the importance of women in behind-the-scenes roles of campaigning, as well as being the candidate. 

Rep. Dykema introduced guest speaker Ryanne Olsen, Executive Director of Emerge MA. She spoke about the role of Emerge, training Democratic women to run for office. She also encouraged attendees to get involved. Her suggestions included: run for office; support women running for office (volunteer and/or donate); get involved at all levels of politics, especially local levels; encourage friends to be involved, join progressive groups.

Emerge works to tackle the problems exhibited by the under-representation of women in government. The premier training program for Democratic women, Emerge inspires women to run for office and helps them network and hone their skills to win, to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.  

According to Olsen, the number of Massachusetts women inspired to run for office has increased so much since November that Emerge has doubled the number of students they accepted into their 2017 class!

For more information about Emerge, visit the website:  To learn more about the Holliston Democratic Town Committee contact Lisa Kaplan at 508-208-5491 or

Monday, June 12, 2017

HDTC Members Attend 2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention

The Holliston delegation at the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention at the DCU Center in Worcester on June 3, 2017.

L to R: Utah Nickel, Jason Dionne, Rob Cassidy, Donna Chaplin, Lee DeSorgher, Eva Stahl, Judy Gagnon, Maria Constantinides, Diana Harrington, Bill Dooling, Joshua Straub, Bill Blinstrub, Lisa Kaplan.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Come Join Our Champagne and Chocolate Women's Event on June 10th!

Were you pumped up and energized by the Women's March in January?  

Of course you were!

Stay energized, grab your friends, and come to our Champagne & Chocolate Women's Event!

THIS Saturday, June 10 at 3:00 pm! 

Ryanne Olsen of Emerge MA will talk about women, politics, and what's next.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or from Lisa Kaplan, hollistondems@

Event location is: 62 Persis Place, Holliston, MA.