Monday, May 29, 2017

We remember

Thanks to all who marched in the South Hadley Memorial Day Parade, and thanks to those who waved from the sidelines! Today, we honor those who served and gave their lives for our democracy and freedoms.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Meet Candidate for Governor, Jay Gonzalez

South Hadley Public Library, Community Room
Friday, March 24, 6:30 p.m (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Open to the Public

Attorney Jay Gonzalez, the first Democrat to enter the 2018 race for the governorship, will introduce himself, discuss his position on issues, and answer questions from the voting public. This program is hosted by the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee in conjunction with the Quabbin Democrats, and is free and open to the public.

Until recently, Mr. Gonzalez served as CEO of the health insurer CeltiCare and he previously was the Massachusetts Secretary for Administration and Finance under Governor Deval Patrick. According to his website, Mr. Gonzalez “believes he has a vision for Massachusetts that Gov. Charlie Baker has not offered to voters.”

Friday, February 24, 2017

SOUTH HADLEY DEMOCRATS WILL HOLD CAUCUS ON MARCH 11 TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION

Registered Democrats in South Hadley will hold a caucus at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 11th to elect seven delegates and four alternates to the 2017 State Democratic Convention. The caucus will be held in the Selectboard Meeting Room at Town Hall, 116 Main Street, South Hadley, MA 01075. Town Hall is handicap accessible. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for caucus registration. Registration ends at 11:15 a.m.

The caucus is open to Democrats who are registered to vote in South Hadley as of the date of the caucus and the Democratic Town Committee (SH-DTC) warmly welcomes participants. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women and, 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. Candidates must be present at the caucus and must consent to nomination in writing.

The State Democratic Convention will be held on Saturday June 3rd, at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA. The Massachusetts Democratic Party platform will be the principal focus of the convention, which also will feature a keynote address by Senator Elizabeth Warren.

For more information about the SH-DTC and its work, please contact SH-DTC Chair Barbara Magnuson at southhadleydtc@gmail.com or Vice-Chair Leonard Finkowski at leonard60@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Women's March on Washington (1/21/17) information

Bus Information
This is the list of Rally/Skedaddle buses that have been booked. Folks are still looking into information on charter buses. More buses can be reserved based on interest but the goal is to fill all current buses. Information about departure times/location are on the respective websites.
 
Rally Buses (http://rallybus.net/womens-march-on-washington)
Here are the number of seats left as of a few days ago:
Amherst (7 seats left)   
Greenfield (32 needed to confirm bus)
Holyoke (34 seats left)
Northampton (2 buses - 14 seats left)
Pittsfield (2 buses – 47 seats left)
Springfield (20 more needed to confirm bus)
Williamstown (37 more needed to confirm bus)
 
Skedaddle  (https://www.letskedaddle.com/events)
There is one Skedaddle bus leaving from Northampton with 3 seats left.
 
Websites
The national website is now live with a FAQ section. Massachusetts will soon follow. In the meantime, feel free to visit:
https://www.womensmarch.com/
 
Volunteers
Organizers need lots of volunteers to make this event work. If you are interested in helping, they want you! They really need help in Hampden/Franklin counties right now but the more hands, the better. They are especially interested in contacts with local organizations to spread the word about the March and to encourage participation.
 
All buses will also need bus captains so organizers can stay in touch as we travel down to DC. If you are already a bus captain or if you are interested in being one for one of the departing buses, please reach out.

They will also plan pre-March meet ups so we can all get to know each other as well as to provide first-time Marchers with information about peaceful protest and what to expect.
 
Donate
If you can’t march but want to subsidize another marcher, that option will be available as soon as the MA website goes live.
 
Questions:
For march-related questions, please feel free to write to:
hampshirewomensmarch@gmail.com
berkshireswomensmarch@gmail.com
hampdenwomensmarch@gmail.com
franklinwomensmarch@gmail.com
 
 
Women’s March in Boston
If you aren't able to make it to D.C. or prefer to march closer to home, there will also be a 1/21/17 march in Boston from 12 – 3:00 pm.  Please see information here:
http://boston.carpediem.cd/events/1758639-boston-womens-march-for-america-at-boston-common/

Sunday, November 13, 2016

South Hadley DTC November meeting

OK, South Hadley Dems. We've clearly got work to do! In the words of Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton, "I'm not giving up, and neither should you!"

Please join us this Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00 pm at the South Hadley Public Library for our monthly meeting. New members are always welcome.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day!
Come join us and hold a sign, or just honk and wave on your way in! Remember, polls are open until 8 pm, and all South Hadley residents vote at the High School. See you there!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lawn signs are here!

 
Look what's here! Want one for your own South Hadley front lawn? Email southhadleydtc@gmail.com with your name and address. A donation of $5 to the SH DTC is much appreciated to cover our costs. #StrongerTogether