Friday, May 18, 2018

South Hadley DTC to co-host candidate forum for 2nd-Hampshire District House seat

The South Hadley Democratic Town Committee will be co-hosting a June 21 forum for Democratic candidates vying for the 2nd-Hampshire House seat being vacated by our very own Rep. John Scibak, who is retiring after many years of service to the district.

Moderated by Stephen Linsky, Esq., a member of co-host Climate Action Now Western Massachusetts, the forum will give attendees a chance to meet the candidates, hear about their views on climate and the environment, and ask questions on any topic.

The candidates are:
  • Dan Carey of Easthampton
  • John Hine of South Hadley
  • Clark Johnson of South Hadley
  • Marie McCourt of Granby
The forum will take place from 7 to 9 pm at the South Hadley Public Library, which is located at 2 Canal St. This event is free and open to the public.

Other co-sponsors include the Democratic Town Committees of Easthampton, Granby, and Hadley.

Flyer for candidate form

Monday, February 12, 2018

South Hadley Democrats elect delegates to Democratic State Convention in June

Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday's South Hadley Democratic Caucus and congratulations to the ten Delegates and four Alternates who were elected to represent our town at the 2018 Democratic State Convention on Saturday June 2nd at the DCU Center in Worcester.
South Hadley Democrats will be represented by the following ten Delegates:
  • Vern Blodgett
  • Bill Foley
  • Lucia Foley
  • Allyson Garcia
  • Pat Greenfield
  • Barbara Magnuson
  • John Martins
  • Andrea Miles
  • Charles Miles
  • Robert Pleasure
And our four Alternates are:
  • Debbie Boehner
  • Sarah Etelman
  • Len Finkowski
  • Tom Lake
This year's State Convention will focus on nominating and endorsing candidates for state-wide office, including the U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer and Auditor. Yesterday's local demonstration of participation in the democratic process was an important step on the road to nominating candidates for these positions who can go on to win in the November general election and then lead the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Thank you, again, to all who attended the Caucus and to the many who helped with the set-up and running of the event.
Vern Blodgett
Chair
On behalf of the Officers of the South Hadley DTC

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Join us at our annual caucus!


Registered Democrats in South Hadley are invited to our annual caucus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, where we will elect nine delegates and four alternates to the 2018 Democratic State Convention.
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 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.  Delegates to the convention will vote to determine which statewide candidates will be on the Democratic ticket in the 2018 Primary Election in September.
The Feb. 10 caucus will be held in the Community Room at the South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA 01075.  The library is handicap accessible.  Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for caucus registration, which will end at 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Members of the South Hadley DTC joined other town residents in the statewide #WaveofWomenMA demonstration, where citizens in approximately 85 Bay State communities acted visibly on Saturday, October 14, to support the ideals of the Women's Marches. Tag yourself to show your support for progress, diversity, and leadership opportunities for women!


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.