Town Day 2017: Politics and Puzzles

At our Town Day booth Saturday, September 16, we welcomed Arlingtonians interested in getting involved with the Democratic Party for 2018. Our State Representatives and State Senator stopped by, along with at least one candidate for Governor. Thanks to everyone who visited!

This year we offered a political fun facts quiz with raffle prizes: books for children as well as books by Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, and Hillary Clinton. Congratulations to the winners! If you'd like to play along, here are the questions:

  1. 50% of all registered voters in Arlington are Democrats. True or false?
  2. You can pre-register to vote in Massachusetts at age 16. True or false?
  3. Eleanor Campobasso is the only female Arlington resident ever elected State Representative. True or false?

Here are the answers.

Quiz prize books Drawing a winner

The quiz entry box
and some of the prizes

Paulette Schwartz and Sen.
Cindy Friedman reading a winner's name

ADTC Supports Automatic Voter Registration

At its May 18 meeting, the Arlington Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously in favor of a resolution supporting automatic voter registration legislation. Eight states and the District of Columbia now have automatic voter registration. For more information, see the Automatic Voter Registration Fact Sheet (slightly out of date) and a short summary of the bill. Our representatives, Sean Garballey and Dave Rogers, support the bill, as did the late Sen. Donnelly. See the information about the Senate bill for full details.

Our Democratic Elected Officials In Washington

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Senator
Elizabeth Warren

Senator
Ed Markey

Congresswoman
Katherine Clark

Our Democratic Elected Officials On Beacon Hill

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Senator
Cindy Friedman

Representative
Sean Garballey

Representative
Dave Rogers