Monthly Archives - April 2022

Longtime ADTC chair appointed Chair Emerita

At the Arlington Democratic Town Committee’s April 11 virtual meeting, Aimee Coolidge stepped down from her role as Co-Chair after 18 years at the helm of the committee. Once the election of officers was complete, she was then unanimously designated as the committee’s first ever Chair Emerita, in honor of her many years of service as Chair.

Beginning as Chair in 2004, Aimee has given countless hours of her time in service to the Arlington Democratic Town Committee. She has worked to create an inclusive, positive, and active Democratic Party in town, helping to make Arlington a progressive powerhouse and a stronghold of Democratic votes. Aimee organized many coordinated Democratic campaigns over the years, increased committee membership, and connected the Arlington Democratic Town Committee to many other like-minded organizations across the Commonwealth.

The Arlington Democratic Town Committee would like to thank Aimee for her years of service and looks forward to continuing to work together in the years ahead!


At Last: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

At last! After 233 years, a black woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has been confirmed as a justice of the Supreme Court. She will be sworn in at the end of the term in June.

Judge Jackson brings to the Court deep experience with American life as it is really lived, joining predecessors like Louis Brandeis, Thurgood Marshall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor. Add to that experience her unquestionable brilliance, judgment, and dignity, and you have a justice with the stature to lead the Court out of the extremist wilderness.

Just imagine a having a Supreme Court that once again stands up for human rights, supports the weak and oppressed, and protects our democracy. It will happen someday, and Judge – soon to be Justice – Jackson will lead the way.

What can we do? First, rejoice! And then remember that Judge Jackson will need help, and only a Democratic president and Senate can provide it. It is an election year. We have to dedicate ourselves to the struggle too.