The 30th annual Acton Boxborough Democratic Town Committee Picnic will take place on Sunday September 10th from 2-5 PM at the home of Clare Siska, 14 Stow Street in Acton. Please help us support the Acton Boxborough Food Pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item to the picnic. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ellen Valade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about our upcoming events, which are a great way to get involved in local organizing. We do our best to update event information regularly, but errors and last-minute changes can occur, it's always safe to check with an event's host to make sure.
The Acton Dems regularly do community service events. The next one focuses the Trail Through Time, a heritage trail through town-owned conservation lands in North Acton. The Trail includes sites and stone structures representative of two distinct cultures, the colonial and the Native American, that existed both serially and concurrently within a relatively small geographical area. The task is to clear a viewscape from the Indian Kiosk, where a bench will soon be located, toward the Nashoba Brook marshlands. Please RSVP to Linda McElroy at email@example.com or Bob Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be meeting about 1:00pm near the Trial Through Time entrance and also having a lunch beforehand about 11:30 at Julie’s Place at 208 Main St. in Acton.
State Senator Jamie Eldridge and the Acton Democratic Town Committee aresponsoring a Massachusetts Democratic Party platform hearing on Wednesday, April 5th, from 6:15 to 9:00 pm, in the Gates Elementary School cafeteria, at 75 Spruce Street, Acton. This hearing affords local Democrats to speak about what the Massachusetts Democratic Party should stand for, including its values, its positions on issues, and what policies it should be fighting for. We can provide local input to inform the party platform that will be voted on by delegates at the June 3rd convention in Worcester. The most recent edition of the Party platform is the 2013 platform, which can be found at https://www.massdems.org/your-party/party-documents.
Registered Democrats in Acton will be holding a caucus at Congregation Beth Elohim at 133 Prospect Street on Sunday, February 12 at 4pm to elect 13 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, to be held next June. And a regular Acton Democratic Town Committee meeting will be held immediately after the Caucus.
All registered Democrats in Acton are welcome to become a delegate. It is a great way to get involved and learn about the process. 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 alternates may apply to be add-on delegates.
Place: Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street, Acton
Speaker: Dorothy Dawson Burlage. Dr. Burlage is the co-author of Deep in Our Hearts, a book describing the lives of nine young women who worked for issues of racial equality and justice in the 1960s. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and earned her doctorate in psychology and public policy at Harvard University.
Dr. Burlage has devoted her life to civil rights advocacy and will share her early experiences in the south as a member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the period of lunch counter sit-ins and voter registration drives. In addition, she will also share her more recent efforts: participating in the women’s movement, organizing consciousness raising groups, doing research and giving lectures. She has had a private practice as a clinical psychologist in Newton, MA, since 1980.
All are invited to this annual event that promises good food, interesting conversation, and a stimulating presentation by Ms. Burlage. Transportation needs: Contact Lisa Franklin at 978 263-2579 or . For other information about the Breakfast: Contact Sal Lopes at 978 263-4178 or email@example.com
From 4 to about 6PM, we will have our Holiday Party at the Red Raven Restaurant & Pub in Nagog Mall (off Route 2A/119) with our friends of the Boxborough Democratic Town Committee. This location worked out well last year. We will have an abbreviated regular Acton DTC meeting right afterward about 6PM at the Red Raven.
Make sure to vote! Be counted! Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM.
Afterwards, we are gathering at the Boxborough Holiday Inn (Rt 111 near 495) with our Boxborough friends and others around Sen. Eldridge's district, to watch election returns and celebrate what should be a very good day for Democrats and the country.
We will meet at the Acton Arboretum just of Route 27 in Acton about 11:15. Bettina Abe of the Town of Acton is inviting us and possibly other groups to help in the demolition of an old boardwalk. We have worked with Bettina and many water chestnut clearing and other projects and she is a joy. If you can help, please contact Bob Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-263-8642.
The next regular Town Committee meeting will also include election of new officers. The meeting will be at 6PM on Sunday, April 17 at the home of Deena & Bob Ferrara at 10 Wachusett Drive, Acton. For questions, please contact Bob Ferrara at email@example.com or 978-263-8642.