May 14: Caucus for State Conventionarlington
Arlington Democrats to Hold Caucus May 14
Arlington Democrats are invited to attend a caucus on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:15 p.m. in the Community Room on the lower level of Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Ave., to elect 37 delegates and 6 alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.
At this year’s state convention, to be held Saturday, September 14 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections. (Unfortunately, this date is the same as that of Arlington’s Town Day.)
Checkin for the caucus will begin at 6:45 p.m. All registrants who are in line by 7:30 p.m. will be accepted. The Community Room is accessible to the disabled.
The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Arlington. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. The Arlington Democratic Town Committee welcomes participants.
Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.
Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. The caucus will elect 18 male delegates, 18 female delegates, one delegate of any gender, 3 male alternates, and 3 female alternates. You must be present at the caucus to be elected, unless there are not enough candidates present to fill all delegate and alternate positions. If you cannot be present and you notify the chair in advance of your interest in running, two-thirds of those present may move to have your name placed in nomination.
For more information on the caucus or the Arlington Democratic Town Committee, please contact Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339, visit our website at www.arlingtondems.org/, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adtcma.
For general information on the Convention or the Democratic Party, please call 617-939-0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on the caucus rules can be found at www.massdems.org.