Uh, Where is Worcester & Middlesex?
The communities that make up the senate district are: Bolton, Clinton (Precincts 1,2), Fitchburg, Gardner, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Sterling and Westminster in Worcester County and Ashby and Townsend in Middlesex County. Each senate district is represented by four committee members. 2 men and 2 women. Right now our representatives are from Clinton, Fitchburg and Leominster. My opponent is from Leominster.
I am running for State Committeewoman because I believe in building a stronger Democratic organization on a local level and we do that by working together with all the communities in the senate district. My motivation is to represent all the communities in the senate district, but I also feel that it is important for the smaller communities to have a voice on the state committee as well.
Most of you know me as a blogger, but I am also Chair of the Townsend Democratic Town Committee. I am a member of the Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts and an active member of Democracy for America. I have had the opportunity to work with many gifted democratic activists, and I plan to bring that energy and experience to my work with the state committee.
The key issues of my platform are involvement and accountablility. I pledge to attend as many DSC meetings as I am able to, regardless of location and to learn as much as I can and then I plan to bring that knowledge back to the senate district. I further pledge to attend at least two meetings a year of each town/ward/city committee in the senate district in order to update the local committees on what is going on at the state committee and bring any issues or concerns they may have back to the state committee. I will also maintain a mailing list to share information and events within the senate district.
The Democratic Party works best when it is motivated and organized. I am a true believer in the power of grassroots organizing and I will bring that focus and energy to the state committee and our senate district.
How Can I Vote For You? / What can I do to help?
I would appreciate your support and I need your vote! The election will take place at a Senate District Conference on Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 AM at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg.
Right now across the senate district town/ward/city committees are holding meetings to elect attendees to the Senate District Conference. You need to be a registered Democrat but you do not need to be a member of the town/ward/city committee to be eligible to be elected as a conference attendee.
I was hoping to have a list to post of town/ward/cities and the date of their meetings, but I’m finding that many committees have not scheduled them yet. If you live in the senate district, or know someone who does and would like to help my candidacy,click here to find out who is your town/ward/city committee Chair. Contact them to find out when the meeting to select district conference attendees will be in your area. I will post updates regarding the scheduling of meetings to select conference attendees when I get the information.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank my blogging pals and fellow democratic activists friends who have supported me and encouraged me to run for this seat. Regardless of how this race turns out, and believe me, I am very realistic regarding my chances, it’s been a great experience.