Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Global is Local: How climate legislation will impact Holliston and beyond

Global is Local: How climate legislation will impact Holliston and beyond

On April 29 11am-12:30pm the Holliston Democratic Town Committee and Representative James Arena-DeRosa are hosting a talk at the Gilman Room Holliston Public Library on the recently passed Massachusetts major climate and clean-energy bill that contains sweeping policies targeting renewables, transportation and fossil fuels — a move that lawmakers and advocates say is critical to supporting the state's goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Come learn the details of this new legislation and how it will help you and our state and country reach our climate goals from Rep Jeffrey Roy, architect of the new legislation and Matthew Zettek, Holliston Sustainability Coordinator. This event is free but requires registration.

For more information contact Maria Constantinides

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Women's History Month ERA Update

ERA Update

March is Women's History Month! Here's an update from HDTC member Laura Rainsford on the most recent happenings related to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
  • The House and the Senate have introduced new joint resolutions affirming the validity of the ERA (HJ Res 25 and SJ Res 4). Sponsors include Senators Cardin and Murkowski and Representatives Pressley, Bush, Spanberger, Dean, Garcia, and Kamlager-Dove. 
  • The Senate Judiciary committee will hold a hearing on February 28, 2023A live stream is available on the ERA Coalition's Facebook and YouTube pages.
  • There will be an ERA Symposium sponsored by the Alice Paul Institute on 3/24/23. Virtual tickets are available for the LiveStream. One of the speakers, Kate Kelly, has a fascinating new book, Ordinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Rights Amendment.  

Friday, January 6, 2023

A Fond Farewell!

HDTC Celebrates the Amazing Barbara Gardner!

Holliston Dems gathered at our December meeting to celebrate longtime Democratic leader Barbara Gardner. Barbara served Holliston and surrounding communities from 1986 to 2001 in the Massachusetts Legislature and has been an active member of the Holliston Democratic Town Committee. Barbara will be leaving the chilly east for new adventures in balmy California. Former State Rep for the 8th Middlesex District Carolyn Dykema and others shared warm memories. Check out the video below!