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Watertown Democrats Reschedule Town Caucus

Delegates will be elected for the state convention at the caucus rescheduled because of the blizzard.

The Watertown Democratic Town Committee will host the rescheduled town caucus on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, announced Steve Owen, chairman of the Democratic Town Committee.

Originally scheduled for Feb. 10, the caucus had to be postponed because of the Blizzard of 2013. 

At the caucus, delegates for the Massachusetts Democratic Convention will be elected. The town committee also seeks high school students interested in participating in a Youth Convention.

See the entire release below:

Registered Democrats in Watertown will be holding a caucus in the Watertown Savings Bank Room of the Watertown Library on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. to elect 24 delegates and four alternates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will be held on Saturday, July 13 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. The caucus was originally scheduled for Feb. 10, but was rescheduled due to the blizzard.

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Watertown and the Democratic Party warmly welcomes first-time 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.

Starting this year, the Massachusetts Democratic Party will also hold a Youth Convention for high school organizers. Interested students should contact the Town Committee to apply.

In preparation for the platform convention, the Democratic Town Committee will also be hosting a Party Platform Workshop at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28 in the Lower Hearing Room of the Watertown Town Hall, 149 Main St. Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, member of the Democratic Party’s Platform Drafting Committee will present to take testimony and run the workshop. All Democrats who wish to have a say in the 2013 platform are welcome to attend.

For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact committee chair Steve Owens at watertowndems@gmail.com or 617 216-5577 or visit their website at www.wdtc.us

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