Odd number years are generally sleepy times at a party caucus. I am an annual participant at these events in Arlington, when anyone with the audacity to show up would be rewarded with the opportunity to pay $75 to spend a pleasant summer day in some distant arena, leaving several seats unclaimed.
Until this year.
At Arlington’s caucus yesterday (Saturday, February 11), we had 98 people in attendance, lots of new faces, and a contested race for our 37 delegate seats. We broke out the paper ballots, and spent the entire moning and an hour into the afternoon awarding delegates and alternates with an opportunity to make the coveted trip to Lowell.
It should be a fun time in Lowell this year! Lots of energy, lots of passion for progressive ideals, and the chance of energizing meaningful change in the elections of 2018.