Since we were unable to get a large meeting room at either library, have no pressing agenda items or guest speakers scheduled, there will not be a meeting of the Beverly Democratic City Committee this month. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 8th at the Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine Street, at 7:30 PM. For further information, contact Chairman Duane Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-922-2368.
Beverly Democrats to Hold Caucus To Elect Delegates to State Convention
Democrats in the City of Beverly will hold a caucus at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10 AM, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office. Democrats must be registered as of January 31, 2014 and must be signed in no later than 10:15 AM in order to participate in the caucus. The State Convention will be held on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
“This is going to be an exciting year as we build on our recent successes and prepare for the election in 2014,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Senator Tom McGee. “Caucuses are the next step in growing our community organizing strategy for victory. People who were part of candidate campaigns in 2012 and 2013 have the opportunity to become part of their local Democratic Party organizations.”
“We have a lot of great candidates running for statewide office,” Senator McGee added. “Anyone who is interested in getting involved in a campaign for Governor, Lt. Governor or any other statewide office, can attend their local caucus and learn how to get involved.”
The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Beverly, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Please note that you must be present at the caucus in order to be elected as a delegate to the State Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Youth, minorities and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be “add-on” delegates. The Beverly Public Library is handicapped accessible. Details on the rules can be found at www.massdems.org
The Beverly Democratic City Committee normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Beverly Public Library (as available). For more information on the caucus or the committee, please contact Chairman Duane Anderson at email@example.com 978-922-2368 or visit www.bevdems.org. For general information on the convention or Democratic Party, call 617-939-0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that the Beverly Democratic City Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 7:30 PM at the Beverly Public Library. We will be setting a date and making plans for our upcoming Caucus, at which we will select delegates to the State Convention…(see below)
Questions or to add items to the agenda, contact Chairman Duane Anderson at email@example.com or call 978-927-2368.
The State Convention
When: Friday, June 13, 2014 and Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Where: DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
This year the convention is an endorsing convention, where candidates for our statewide offices will seek to earn the nomination of the party delegates. Delegates at this convention will endorse candidates for all constitutional offices and each candidate will need to secure the votes of at least 15% of the delegates voting in order for their name to be on the primary ballot in September. For more info goto http://massdems.org/convention/the-convention/
Despite the change of dates for our party and the new date’s proximity to Christmas, we had a nice turnout and a really good time at Kim Donlon’s beautifully decorated home in Beverly’s Centerville. Congressman John Tierney, his wife Patrice, and numerous candidates running for office, and/or their representatives, attended, along with many members and friends of the Beverly Democratic City Committee.
From our Awards Presentation event on October 6 at Wild Horse Cafe: (click on photo for more)
Invitation to Awards Celebration
We would like to invite you to attend the Beverly Democratic City Committee Awards Presentation and Reception on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 4-6 PM at the Wild Horse Cafe, 392 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
We will be presenting well-deserved awards to the following people:
Marguerite “Peg” Sullivan Outstanding Service Award
Stella and Robert Pierce
John “Jake” and Marguerite Condon Lifetime Achievement Award
Barbara Papish (posthumously)
Raymond MacNeil Award for Contributions to the Democratic Party
John Walsh, former Chairman, Massachusetts Democratic Party
To help defray expenses, the cost will be $10/person or $15/couple
RSVP by 10/2/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-922-7190.