Caucus Delegate Meeting Cancelled
In light of guidance provided by state officials on mitigating the threat posed by COVID-19, the MassDems are temporarily suspending all caucuses.
Press Release for 2020
2020 off to a busy start for Spencer Democrats
The Spencer Democratic Town Committee has been busy in the new year! On Jan 12, members attended a Regional Organizing meeting for Congressman Jim McGovern. This meeting lay the groundwork for the signature collection effort needed to place the congressman on the ballot for reelection this year.
On Feb 1, Spencer Dems attended a Central Massachusetts Candidates Forum at the Salem Cross Inn that drew over 100 residents from the Central Massachusetts area. Attendees heard from representatives of the Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, and Deval Patrick presidential campaigns. Speakers also represented thee US Senate campaigns of Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy. The crowd also heard from Congressman McGovern, a representative of Congressman Neal, and Alex Morse (candidate for Congress opposing Congressman Neal in the primary). Spencer’s own Senator Ann Gobi served as master of ceremonies.
On January 30th, the Spencer Democratic Town Committee held a meeting at Spencer McDonalds. The committee have over 20 members. Plans to support signature collection efforts on behalf of Congressman McGovern and Senator Gobi were discussed. Future speaking programs, the upcoming democratic caucus to select delegates to the state party convention, the importance of the upcoming federal census, coordinating efforts with other local democratic town committees and local activist groups as well as potential future community service efforts were also discussed. The enthusiasm of the expanded membership bodes well for upcoming activities.
Up next, the Spencer Democratic Town Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday February 27th at 7 pm at the party room at Spencer McDonalds. Presentations will include information on how to ensure that everyone is counted in the upcoming federal census, local Democratic campaigns for the County positions of Governor’s Councilor and Registrar of Probate, and a discussion involving Mike Potishnak, chair of the State and National Issues Subcommittee of the Belchertown Democratic Town Committee on the Take Back the US Senate Project.
On March 3, all Democrats are encouraged to vote in the presidential preference primary. Polls are open from 7 am to 8pm.
On Saturday March 14th at 10:30 AM in the Miriam McCourt Social Hall on the lower level of Spencer Memorial Town Hall at 157 Main Street the Spencer Democratic caucus will meet to elect 3 delegates and 4 alternates to the Democratic State Convention to be held this year on May 30th at the Tsongas Center in Lowell will be held Thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss party business and celebrate success as they prepare for upcoming elections. The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Spencer. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 18 by Feb 15th will be allowed to participate and run as a Delegate or Alternate. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a Delegate or Alternate may apply to be an Add-on Delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org . Immediately after the caucus, there will be a Spencer Democratic Town Committee meeting/ forum focused on climate change and environmental issues. Dr Gene Fry of the Central Mass Climate Lobby will be our guest speaker. Other topics to be discussed include the Town of Spencer Open Space Plan, the report of the solar bylaw committee for the Town of Spencer, and legislative and advocacy efforts on climate change at both the state and federal levels. Those interested in getting involved with the Spencer Democratic Town Committee should visit its website at www.spencer-democrats.org .
is running for
5th Worcester district
Sam lives in North Brookfield and has recently decided to throw his hat into the race for the Worcester 5th. Sam is an educator and small businessperson. He understands our rural issues and wants to fight for the concerns specific to our communities, such as:
1. Basic services to revitalize rural towns: usable town-to-town public transit, high-speed internet, and rural healthcare facilities
2. Reform of the school funding system to fully support rural schools and relieve the property tax burden
3. Accountability and Transparency in the State House, including public records of every committee vote.
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