Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bridgewater Democrats to Elect Delegates to State Convention

Registered Democrats in Bridgewater will be holding a caucus at the Academy Building on January 31, 2009 at 10AM to elect 10 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2009 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women.

The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 6th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to adopt a party platform. David Plouffe, campaign manager for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, will be the keynote speaker. According to Party Chairman John Walsh, “David will share the insights he garnered during the campaign and his vision for where we need to go as a party to build on those successes.”

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Bridgewater. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 56 Roland Street, Suite 203, Boston, MA 02129 no later than ten days after the caucus date.

The committee normally meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Bridgewater Polish Club. For more information on the caucus please contact Kevin Bligh by clicking here.

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