On February 3, a sell-out crowd at the Ipswich Democratic Town Committee’s breakfast welcomed Congressman Seth Moulton and John Tierney, Executive Director of Citizens for a Livable World. Moulton spoke of his concerns regarding the current dysfunctional state in Washington and discussed a strategy to make the country sane again. Director Tierney presented a broad plan for nuclear arms control. The Community Service Award went to the Ipswich High School Sustainability Scholars, Johanna Johnson, Chloe Russell, Paula Schneiders, Eva Trainer, and teacher, Lori Lafrance. These students advocate powerfully for sustainability and more intelligent use of resources in Ipswich.
Why not join your progressive friends and neighbors at the Ipswich VFW (110 County Rd # 92, Ipswich) for the Annual IDTC Award Breakfast on February 3rd from 10-12am?
We will be honoring the Sustainability Scholars from Ipswich High School and will gain valuable insights from our former Congressman, John Tierney.
You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with several state party and elected officials. Who knows? Perhaps some of the 2018 candidates will put in an appearance.
Please contact Sherry Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to secure tickets. Guest tickets are $35 and sponsor tickets are $50. But don’t delay. Last year, we were not able to seat those who arrived hoping to purchase tickets at the door.
The next meeting of the Ipswich Democratic Town Committee will be held on Saturday (April 8th) at 9:30 in the Collins Room at the Ipswich Library.
We will be considering new members during this meeting. If you have attended at least two of our previous meetings, which could include the caucus or breakfast, you are eligible for membership. If interested, please reply on this website.
During the meeting, we will have a guest speaker who will talk about the upcoming vote on officially naming Ipswich a Sanctuary Town.
We will continue our discussion about getting involved in local and national issues – as well as considering changes to our bylaws.
Registered Democrats in Ipswich will be holding a caucus at the Ipswich Public Library (lower level) on March 11 at 9:30 am to elect delegates and alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.
“People are excited about politics and want to make a difference. Our caucuses are a great opportunity for those who are interested to get involved,” commented Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair, Gus Bickford. “Delegates will be voting on our Party Platform in Lowell, and we want to make sure that every Democrat has a voice. This is a time to come together and speak to our shared Democratic values.”
The Ipswich caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Ipswich, and the Ipswich Democratic Town Committee welcomes all participants. Also, pre-registered Democrats who will be age 18 by September 11, 2018, the anticipated date of the primary, will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternatives may apply to be add-on delegates, either at this caucus or online at www.massdems.org
The Ipswich Democratic Town Committee normally meets monthly on Saturday morning at 9:30 in the lower level of the Ipswich Public Library. For more information on the caucus or participating in the committee, please contact Casey Wright at email@example.com or via this website.
9:30 am in the downstairs meeting room of the Ipswich Public Library.
Guest Speaker: Kerry Mackin – Proposed Ipswich Water Restriction Bylaw
The Friends of the Ipswich Library were presented the Community Service Award of the Ipswich Democratic Town Committee at their annual breakfast on January 28, 2017. This award is presented each year to a local organization whose service exemplifies Democratic values. The Friends were praised for their support to the library and the Ipswich community. Friends’ president, Mary Graves, accepted the award from Casey Wright, Chair of the IDTC, saying the Friends were very honored to receive it.
You can listen to the first 10 minutes of his talk addressing proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Thanks to Nicole Whitten for taking the video, and to Dr Berwick for giving permission to post it.
5 Depot Square, Ipswich, MA
Near the train station
Monday 10a to 2p
Tuesday 12 noon to 2p
Wednesday 12 noon to 7p
Thursday 12 noon to 2p, and 5 to 7p
Friday 12 noon to 3p, and 4 to 6p
Saturday 12 noon to 2p
Stop by for information about the Democratic candidates, general information or just to chat.
Volunteers wishing to help with the campaign are needed and welcome.
Congratulations to Claire McElwain, winner of the Ipswich Town Democratic Committee’s essay contest.
The contest, opened to Ipswich High School students, offered a $500 prize for the best essay about the meaning of the words, We the People, from the preamble to the US Constitution.
Claire McElwain’s winning essay is posted on NorthShoreLocalNews.com.