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 (
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  (
There is one Skedaddle bus leaving from Northampton with 3 seats left.
The national website is now live with a FAQ section. Massachusetts will soon follow. In the meantime, feel free to visit:
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.
If you can’t march but want to subsidize another marcher, that option will be available as soon as the MA website goes live.
For march-related questions, please feel free to write to:
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:

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 with your name and address. A donation of $5 to the SH DTC is much appreciated to cover our costs. #StrongerTogether

Saturday, September 3, 2016

South Hadley organizes for Hillary!

Want to knock on doors, hold signs, make phone calls, or take on other volunteer roles to help elect Hillary Clinton as our next President of the United States?

Please join us at our September 15 South Hadley DTC meeting -- the entire meeting will be dedicated to organizing our efforts around the upcoming election. There's a role for everyone!

Date: Thursday, Sept. 15
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: South Hadley Public Library Community Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Help elect Hillary Clinton as President of the United States!

Please join the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee at our meeting on Thursday, August 18, 7:00 pm, as we discuss various ways we can help elect Hillary Clinton as our 45th President of the United States.

Do you like making phone calls? Holding signs? Knocking on doors? Talking to neighbors and friends? We'll be discussing these things and more!

Come on down to the South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street. And bring a friend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A successful fundraiser!

Dear Members and Democratic Friends,

As many of you know, the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee has held a fundraiser every other year since 2012. And, this year was another one of our Miniature Golf and Ice Cream events to help support our organizing work to maximize our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts in a Presidential year like no other. We are delighted to share the news that we have topped our record for attendance and number of sponsors this year, thanks in good measure to all of YOU. Total numbers are not final, as checks are still coming in, but there is clear support for Democratic values, policies, and areas of concern that our legislators are working on every day, both within the Commonwealth and nationally. This year seems more important than ever, so we are very grateful for your backing. For those of you who actually came and played golf, we were glad to see you and hope you enjoyed the day. For those of you who bought tickets or sponsorships and donated your tickets to clients of the South Hadley Food Pantry, we appreciate your generosity and taking care of others. We are grateful to be doing this work together, in community, with all our brothers and sisters who stand for inclusion, justice and respect for all.

We look forward to working with you once a Democratic nominee has been selected at the DNC in Philadephia in July. Be well and look for us in the SH Memorial Day Parade. We'll be waving and cheering to you and for you. :-)

Warmest regards,
Barbara Magnuson, Chair
On behalf of the Officers of the SH-DTC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mini-Golf Fundraiser Saturday, May 21

The South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Mini-Golf Fundraiser is THIS Saturday!
You’re invited to a fun-for-the-whole-family miniature golf event at McCray's Farm on Saturday, May 21st, from 10 am-2 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. A ticket covers at least one round of miniature golf at Stony Falls Miniature Golf and an ice cream cone at McCray’s Country Creamery. Come for a great time and help us raise money for Democratic candidates!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

South Hadley Democratic Caucus this Saturday!

This Saturday, March 12, the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee will host the Democratic Town Caucus at the South Hadley Public Library. Registration begins at 10:30 AM and the Caucus will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. 
Any Democrat who registered to vote in South Hadley before January 31, 2016 can be nominated, and can vote for delegates. We will be electing 10 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2016 State Democratic Convention, to be held at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA on Saturday, June 4.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Western MA Democratic Presidential Candidate Events

A couple of Democratic candidate events are happening this weekend:

Sunday, Feb. 21:
Hillary Clinton - Holyoke Office Open House!
10:00 am
Hillary's Holyoke Headquarters - 295 High Street Holyoke, MA

Monday, Feb. 22:
Bernie Sanders - A Future to Believe In Amherst Rally
Doors open at 4:30 pm
William D. Mullins Memorial Center at UMass
200 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst, MA

Monday, February 15, 2016



Registered Democrats in South Hadley will hold a caucus at the South Hadley Public Library, which is fully handicap accessible, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, to elect ten delegates (five male; five female) and three alternates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Registration begins at 10:30 and closes at 11:00 am, at which time the caucus will begin.

The caucus is open to all Democrats who were registered in South Hadley as of January 31, 2016, and the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee warmly welcomes participants. Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination in writing and must be present at the caucus. 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.

This year’s State Democratic Convention will be held on June 4 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

The South Hadley Democratic Town Committee meets on a regular basis, and meeting dates, time and location are posted at the Town website. For more information about the committee and its work, please contact SH DTC Chair Barbara Magnuson at or Vice-Chair Leonard Finkowski at