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May Meeting

April 25th, 2018 by secretary

The Beverly Democratic City Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 7 PM at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly. Our special guest speakers will be member of the Governor’s Council, Eileen Duff, and candidate for Lt. Governor Quentin Palfrey. For information on Quentin, go to  https://www.quentinpalfrey.com/

Questions, information, or to add items to the agenda, contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net phone 978-921-5884

Meeting on April 10, 2018

April 3rd, 2018 by secretary
We will have a Reorganizational Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th at the Beverly Farms Library on Vine St. at 7:30 PM.
 
At this meeting, we will elect new officers for the City Committee as a whole (Chair, Vice Chair, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer and Affirmative Action Officer) and officers for the six wards in Beverly (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer & Affirmative Action Officer). We have to have at least three people from each ward present in order to elect the ward officers.
 
As many of you know, Duane Anderson is stepping down as City Chair after serving so well in that position for the past 25 years. We are deeply grateful to him for his leadership, dedication and hard work for more than two decades. (More on that in a later post.) Jim Thompson has expressed a desire and willingness to serve as City Chair. To our knowledge, no one else has come forward to run, but if anyone wants to serve in any of these offices, please contact Duane at duroanderson@gmail.com or call 978-922-2368.

Meeting on March 13th canceled

March 9th, 2018 by secretary
3/12/18 – Due to the dire weather predictions for tonight and tomorrow, we are canceling our meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow night (3/13) at the Beverly Public Library.
A new date, time, location for our next meeting will be announced ASAP.
per Duane Anderson, Chair
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Weather permitting, there will be a meeting of the Beverly Democratic City Committee on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 PM at the Beverly Public Library. Our guest speaker will be candidate for Lt. Governor Quentin Palfrey. (see link below)

Questions or to add items to the agenda, contact Chairman Duane Anderson at duroanderson@gmail.com 978-922-2368

https://www.quentinpalfrey.com


Caucus on March 10, 2018

February 27th, 2018 by secretary
The Beverly Democratic City Committee is holding a Caucus for *registered Democrats on Sat., March 10, in the Barnet Gallery room at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., at 10 AM (please arrive at least 15 minutes early), to elect delegates, by their wards, to the State Convention to be held in Worcester on June 2. Beverly can elect a total of 19 regular delegates, plus alternate delegates at our Caucus. (Alternates get to vote at the Convention if regular delegates are unable to for some reason.) This year delegates will vote to determine which statewide candidates will be on the Democratic ticket in the 2018 Primary Election in September, so we will be choosing nominees for governor and all our constitutional officers. (Note, caucus was originally scheduled for March 3, but was postponed because of the storm.)

In addition to being elected as regular delegates and alternate delegates, it’s also possible to become an add-on delegate in one of these four categories:  Youth (under 35), Disabled, Minority and LGBTQ. While you do not have to attend the Caucus to be an add-on, preference will be given to those who do attend the Caucus. Add-on forms will be available at the Caucus.

The fee to be a delegate or alternate is $75; $50  for senior/student/disabled. Deadline to pay fee is 4/20/18, after which a $25 late fee will apply. Forms will be provided at the Caucus.
If anyone is unable to pay the delegate fee, a waiver can be requested, and such requests are nearly always approved. Fee Waiver application forms will also be available at the Caucus.
Parking at or near the library will be limited, so this is a reminder to feed the meters/kiosks so that you don’t get a ticket. Please allow a couple of hours for the Caucus, and be inside the downstairs meeting room no later than 9:45 AM.

*Although it will be possible to register at the caucus, we urge all who are planning to attend to make sure their registrations as Democrats are in order prior to the caucus. We anticipate a good turnout and want to avoid problems as best we can.

For more information on the Convention, go to massdems.org or contact Chairman Duane Anderson duroanderson@gmail.com phone 978-922-2368.

February 2018 Meeting

January 29th, 2018 by secretary

We regret that Jimmy Tingle is ill and won’t be able to make our meeting. Hope that many of you will still attend.

The Beverly Democratic City Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Barnet Gallery Room at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, at 7:30 PM. Special guest speaker will be Jimmy Tingle, political humorist and activist, who is a candidate for Lt. Governor. For more information on him and his campaign, go to

https://www.jimmytingle4mass.com/

For more information, contact Chairman Duane Anderson at duroanderson@gmail.com or 978/922-2368.

Just a reminder that it’s time to pay your 2018 dues, if you have not already done so. Dues, which are voluntary, are $25 for an individual and $40 for a family. Please send to BDCC, PO Box 186, Beverly, MA  01915.

Thank you!

Another reminder:  Our Caucus to elect delegates to attend the State Convention in Worcester in June will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 in the Sohier Room at the library, 32 Essex St., Beverly, at 10 AM. For more information, contact Duane Anderson.


January 9, 2018 Caucus Training & Meeting

December 12th, 2017 by secretary

There will be a North Shore Caucus Training on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30 PM at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, downstairs in the Barnet Gallery. The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates to the Mass Democratic State Convention in Worcester on June 2nd. Click on the link below for more information on the training. Caucus date is Saturday, March 3 at 10 AM in the Sohier Room of the Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/939711786184712/

Following the training, there will be a meeting of the Beverly Democratic City Committee on Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30 PM. Our special guest speaker will be District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, who will give a presentation on his Drug Diversion Program and the Opioid Crisis. We are grateful to him for taking the time to speak to us, and we hope that many members will attend. 
About District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett

Jonathan Blodgett is serving his fourth term as Essex County District Attorney. Since taking office in January 2003, District Attorney Blodgett has been a leader, in Massachusetts and nationally, in criminal justice reform by confronting issues such as the opioid crisis, domestic violence, gun violence, underage drinking, both through prosecution and partnerships with schools, police, and community leaders.

District Attorney Blodgett currently serves as president-elect of the National District Attorney’s Association and will assume the presidency in July 2018.
For more information on DA Blodgett, click on link below
http://www.mass.gov/essexda/about-the-office/meet-district-attorney-blodgett/

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