The Bourne Democratic Town Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay. The featured speaker is Susan Truitt of Osterville , a member of the steering committee for Cape & Islands Stronger Together.
Pocasset resident John Carroll will give an update of Bourne Rail Trail activities, and the agenda also includes discussions pertaining to the upcoming town election and the recent Democratic State Committee meeting.
C&I Stronger Together formed immediately after the November election, Truitt said, in response to a “truly massive cry from folks saying “Let's do something’.”
“Our challenge is to channel the energy of the hundreds of people who have come to us out of sadness, anger and fear to bring about positive change,” she said. Many of these people have never been connected to advocacy or campaigning, she said.
“It is our aim to amplify the work of many groups on the Cape that are already engaged in promoting the values and goals we share on issues,” Truitt said, citing environment (in many forms), housing, immigration, poverty, early education, higher education, health and human rights (in many forms) as issues the group cares about. “We are eager to promote activism through the structures of the Democratic town committees as well as those of many independent groups both old and now forming.”
The meeting is open to the public.
More information about the committee may be obtained by calling 617-216-7985 or 508-317-8402 or emailing [email protected].
More information about Cape & Islands Stronger Together may be obtained from the group’s Facebook page.