The 10th Annual Waltham Democratic City Committee BBQ & Picnic will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015,
5:30PM - 8:00PM at Prospect Hill Park, Totten Pond Road, Waltham. This event is free for members of the Waltham
Democratic City Committee. The cost for guests is $5.00 each. There will be hamburgers, hot-dogs, veggie burgers,
and tonic. Members are requested to bring a side dish or dessert.
All Waltham Democrats are welcomed. Please RSVP so that we know how much food to purchase. It is very important
to RSVP whether you are a member attending for free or a paying guest. Please RSVP by Monday, August 10th, to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate if you are a member attending for free, if you are paying for any guests, or if
you are a paying guest. Payments should be mailed in advance to our Treasurer, Scott OíNeil, at 707 South Street,
Waltham, MA 02453. This is always a great event, so don't miss it! See you there!
The next meeting of the Waltham Democratic City Committee will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street), Waltham. Our Special Guest Speaker will be State Senator Michael Barrett who will speak on his proposal for instituting a carbon tax in Massachusetts. All Waltham Democrats are welcomed to attend.
Waltham Democrats caucused to elect delegates to the 2015 State Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Northeast Elementary School. The 2015 State Democratic Convention will be held on September 19th in Springfield. This yearís Action Agenda Convention will feature forums, organizing workshops, exciting speakers, and more.
Joshua Ostroff, Outreach Director for Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA) was the guest speaker at our March meeting, and spoke to Waltham Democrats about the recent troubles with the MBTA and the need to invest in public transportation. Josh is a Natick Selectman, a past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), and a strong proponent of transportation and public engagement. Josh also serves as the Massachusetts Outreach Director for Transportation for America, a national alliance to support state and federal funding of transportation investment to secure economic prosperity. Josh has a B.A. from Brandeis University in Waltham.
A moment of silence was observed an a number of tributes offered in remembrance of longtime union and Democratic Party activist Karen O'Donnell, at the Waltham Area Democrats annual "Post-Holiday Gathering" on January 12th at the Cafe on the Common. This annual event was first organized many years ago by Karen, who passed away in 2014. A moment of silence was also observed for another union and Democratic Party activist and longtime Treasurer of the WDCC, Rick Scales, who also passed away in 2014. They will both me missed.
Karen would have been happy to see the large crowd for this year's event. Among those in attendance were State Senator Michael Barrett, State Representative and Waltham City Councillor Thomas Stanley, Governorís Councillor Marilyn Devaney, City Councillors Robert Logan and Bill Fowler, and School Committee Member Teddy Tarallo.
The Third Middlesex Area Democrats (3rdMAD) in cooperation with the Waltham Democratic City Committee held an open house to celebrate the opening of their "Coordinated Campaign" office at 689 Main Street in Waltham. The open house was held next door at the Cafe of The Common on Saturday, September 20th. The special guest speaker was United States Senator Ed Markey. The office will be open to all Democratic Party candidates. Volunteers are welcome!