Registered Democrats in Bourne will be holding a caucus at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Road, Bourne Village, on Saturday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. to elect nine delegates and four alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new party platform. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.
“People are excited about politics and want to make a difference. Our caucuses are a great opportunity for those who are interested to get involved,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford.
“Delegates will be voting on our party platform in Lowell, and we want to make sure that every Democrat has a voice. This is a time to come together and speak to our shared Democratic values.”
The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Bourne, and the Democratic Town Committee welcomes participants. Pre-registered Democrats who will be age 18 by Sept. 11, 2018, the anticipated date of the primary, will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at their caucus or online at www.massdems.org.
The Bourne Democratic Town Committee normally meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Building, Main Street, Buzzards Bay. For more information on the caucus or the committee, please e-mail [email protected] or visit www.bournedemocrats.org.