The next meeting of the Waltham Democratic City Committee will be held on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street), Waltham. We will discuss how to conduct the upcoming caucuses (June 6th) and how to run for delegate. (See Notice Below.) All Waltham Democrats are welcomed to attend.
Waltham will hold its Democratic Caucuses to elect delegates to the 2015 State Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00AM at the Northeast Elementary School, 70 Putney Lane, Waltham. All nine Wards (W1-W9) will caucus at that time. Any registered Democrat since January 31st, 2015 can vote at their caucus or run for delegate. Every year we have new delegates, and we know that our Party is stronger for every new participant.
Attending or running for delegate at your local caucus is a great way to meet people from your community who share similar values, hear from elected officials and other Democratic leaders around the state, and take the next step to getting involved in the Democratic process. 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!
The 9th Annual Waltham Democratic City Committee BBQ & Picnic was held on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Prospect Hill Park in Waltham. Members of the Waltham Democratic City Committee and guests enjoyed hamburgers, hot-dogs, veggie burgers, and tonic. The event was attended by many of the Democratic candidates including Mike Lake, Tom Conroy, Peter Koutoujian, Marilyn Devaney, and Michael Sullivan. WDCC Chair Robert Logan and Bill Fowler served as the BBQ pit-masters. A special thank you to Bill Fowler for once again organizing this annual event.
The Waltham Democratic City Committee held it's 9th Annual Heroes Brunch on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Piety Corner Club, 2 Worcester Lane, Waltham. This year's honorees were Nancy Pratt, Rick Scales, and the International Association of Iron Workers Local 7. Among the elected officials who spoke in their honor were State Representative John Lawn, State Representative and Waltham City Councillor at Large Tom Stanley, and State Senator Mike Barrett. The event was well attended and was a great success.
At the meeting of the March 14, 2013, the Waltham Democratic City Committee voted to endorse our Congressman Ed Markey for United States Senator
in the special election to replace John Kerry. The Waltham Democratic City Committee urges all of it's members to work to elect Ed Markey as our next U.S. Senator!