Tuesday, February 20, 2024

2024 Democratic Town Caucus


2024 Democratic Town Caucus

Holliston Democratic Town Committee (HDTC) members are hosting the 2024 Democratic Town Caucus to select delegates to attend the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The caucus will convene at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 16, at Holliston Town Hall. All Democrats registered to vote in Holliston are invited to participate and are encouraged to run for convention delegate. The convention will take place June 1 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

The caucus is open to the public and press, but only Holliston's registered and pre-registered Democrats are eligible to run and vote. Pre-registered Democrats must be at least 16 years old on the caucus date. Same-day registration is allowed. Those running as a delegate or alternate should be present at the caucus to be elected. However, if there are not enough candidates present to fill all delegate and alternate positions, two-thirds of those present and voting may move to have a candidate's name placed in nomination despite the candidate's absence, provided that the candidate has notified the Chair of their interest in running. 

Holliston Democrats will vote to elect 10 delegates and 4 alternates to represent Holliston at the convention. Those not selected as a delegate or an alternate, and who meet the qualifications, can apply separately to be an add-on delegate in the following categories: youth, minority, disabled, LGBTQ+, or ask about being a convention volunteer. Access the 2024 Call to Convention here: https://massdems.org/massdems-convention.

Registration will open at 10:00 AM. The caucus will begin at 10:30 AM. The caucus doors will close at 10:45 AM. Everyone waiting in line to register at 10:45 AM will be admitted to the caucus. Anyone admitted after 10:45 AM will be designated as a guest and will not be able to run for delegate or to vote.

While not required, if you plan to run for a delegate or alternate seat, please fill out this form: https://bit.ly/HDTC-Caucus. This will help volunteers plan ahead for an efficient caucus.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

2024 Tri-Town Blue Fundraiser

Local Dems Unite and Party!

We're thrilled to share the success of last weekend's fundraiser for Ashland, Hopkinton, and Holliston's Democratic Town Committees! The event was a blast, filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a strong sense of community. Packed to the brim, the hall echoed with the positive energy of everyone involved.

Thanks to the support of ticket purchasers and attendees, coupled with the generosity of sponsors Rep. James Arena-DeRosa, Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, and Sen. President Karen Spilka, we had a great time and reinforced our war chest moving into one of the most consequential elections of our time. 

Special gratitude goes out to those who played pivotal roles, including Amy and David, chairs of Hopkinton and Ashland DTCs, whose collaborative spirit has strengthened our working relationship. Heartfelt thanks extend to our dedicated volunteers, including Lynn, Brett, Maria, Pat, Laura, Joan, Rich, and Lee, whose efforts in various roles contributed to the event's success.

A big shout-out to Kim from the Marconi Event Center and our wonderful entertainer, Jimmy Tingle. As we head into 2024, let's carry this energy forward. With key events on the horizon, including the our local caucus, Spring event on affordable housing, and Holliston's 300th Anniversary, we're gearing up for an exciting year. Your help is invaluable, and we invite you to join us on this journey. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved. 

Together, let's make 2024 a year of shared enthusiasm, optimism, and fun!