Westborough Democrats to elect delegates to state convention


Westborough Democrats to elect delegates to state conventionWestborough – Democrats in Westborough will be holding a caucus at the Forbes Community House, 9 East Main St., Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. to elect eight delegates and three alternates who will go to the 2012 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Those selected will join delegates from across the state to select candidates to compete for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. It will be held Saturday, June 2, at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield.

Kate Donaghue, chair of the Democratic Town Committee, encourages people who want to get involved in the upcoming elections to attend the caucus.

“Attending the caucus is a great way for people to become involved in Democratic campaigns here,” she said. “If you are interested in working to elect Democrats, especially to the U.S. Senate, please consider stopping by. In addition to the opportunity to vote for delegates, you will have the opportunity to meet candidates and elected officials, sign nomination papers and more.”

John Walsh is the Massachusetts Democratic Party chair.

“This is going to be an exciting year as we build on our recent successes and prepare for the elections in 2012,” he said. “Caucuses are the first step in building a community organizing strategy for victory. They give people an opportunity to become part of the local effort.”

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Westborough, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. 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.

Details of the rules can be found at www.massdems.org.

The committee normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information on the caucus or the committee contact Donaghue at [email protected] or 508-404-8531. For general information on the Democratic Party, go to www.massdems.org.

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