Southborough Democrats seeking delegates to help form new state party platform – Saturday

by beth on March 27, 2017

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Southborough Democrats (and those who would like to become one) are invited to the annual caucus. The Southborough Democratic Committee will elect delegates to this summer’s state convention.

This year delegates will be helping to approve a new platform for the state party. Southborough is entitled to send ten representatives to weigh in. The caucus to choose them is this Saturday.

Here are the details:

Southborough Democrats to Elect Delegates to State Convention

Calling all Democrats or would-be Democrats in Southborough! Would you like to have direct input into setting policies for the Massachusetts Democratic party? Our Town Committee will elect 10 delegates to attend the State Convention this June 3rd in Worcester, and we will choosing them at our caucus next Saturday, April 1, at 10:30 AM at the Southborough Library.

All registered Democrats in Southborough are eligible to run for delegate and to vote. In a departure from previous years, you will be able to change party registration at the caucus if you need to do so.

The chief business of the convention this year will be approving a new state party platform to replace the current platform from 2013. We will be examining the party’s policies on issues like the economy, health care, education, the environment, energy, defense, government ethics, immigration, income inequality, and criminal justice. The election of 2016 opened up a lot of dialogue within the state party, and our new chairman, Gus Bickford, is determined to maintain that openness. “People are excited about politics and want to make a difference.” he commented. “Delegates will be voting on our Party Platform in Worcester, 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.”

We should also be hearing from Senator Eldridge and Representative Dykema on state legislative matters at the caucus. The location will be the Eaton Meeting Room on the lower level of the library, 25 Main Street. The caucus should run until approximately 12:00 noon.

If you cannot attend the caucus but would like to learn more about the committee, please contact Rose Mauro at rddmauro@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/southborough.democrats/ If you would like more information on the state convention, state platform, or Democratic Party events, check out the website of the Massachusetts Democratic Party at https://www.massdems.org/.

 

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1 Souse Bro March 28, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Be wary of the Deplorables, there are more than you think. How are the rapes and murders by illegals working out for you? May God forbid it ever comes to Southborough, but neighboring towns/cities are close enough for me and many others. No racism meant, but other countries trash is invading our country and it needs to be stopped. Maybe in the next 8 years we can fix the problem…

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2 em March 28, 2017 at 6:42 PM

“I’m not racist, but I equate people from other countries as trash.” Ummm….

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3 Al Hamilton March 29, 2017 at 8:17 AM

I think that is called a Xenophobe.

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4 Frank Crowell March 29, 2017 at 5:33 PM

em – When putting a person’s words in quotations, you should be sure to quote him or her accurately. What you put in quotes is your interpretation.

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5 em March 30, 2017 at 12:41 PM

It was not meant to be a direct quote. For that reason, I did not credit the source. It was meant to paraphrase a frequently heard utterance of people who think they are not racist and claim to not be racist but then proceed to say things that demonstrate racism (or xenophobia).

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6 Frank Crowell March 30, 2017 at 7:13 PM

So you post a quote that has some of the same words as Souse Bro but since it has no source it’s just a “frequently heard utterance.” It wasn’t meant to be a “direct quote.” If you are going to call him a racist than do it – don’t hide behind a bunch of hooey.

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7 Souse Bro March 30, 2017 at 1:44 PM

I accept and befriend people of all races no matter what their home country is. My problem is with countries opening their jail cells and sending their problems into our country. A sincere, secure vetting of all incomers is needed. I realize weeks or a month means a lot to these people, but our security comes first. Thank Goodness summer is around the corner and the snowflakes will melt, only to come back in a few months to invent a new “problem”…

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8 Anne Jones March 30, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Souse Bro, please identify the specific countries that are “opening their jail cells and sending their problems into our country.” And please cite your source(s) for this statement.
Anne Jones

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9 BBB March 30, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Sounds like Souse Bro is a friendly non racist guy. He and many more of us are worried about the future problems these illegals will create, not to mention the drain on our country.

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