The Rockport Saturday January 23, 2016, at 10:30 am at the Rockport Police Station.
In addition to regular business we heard from representatives from both the Clinton and the Sanders presidential campaigns, in advance of the upcoming MA primary (March 1, 2016) as well as Marianne Rutter from Boxford who spoke about how to run to be a delegate to the Democratic National convention which will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 25th-28th, 2016.
More information about the campaigns will be added to the Resources Section.
The Rockport Democratic Town Committee held a meeting on Saturday October 17, 2015 at 10:30 at the Rockport Police Station, 168 Main Street. We received excellent reports from our committee members who attended the State Convention in September. We heard from a supporter of the MA initiative for humane treatment of farm animals. We also heard from a supporter of the Fair Share Amendment. Both presentations were quite informative. Attendees had a chance to sign petitions for each.
Fair Share Amendment resource links:
Basic summary on the Fair Share Amendment campaign: http://raiseupma.org/constitutional-amendment-campaign/
Signature Collection Toolkit (which includes the basic fact sheet on the campaign): http://raiseupma.org/signature-collection-toolkit/
Mass Budget and Policy Center’s short report on the campaign’s funding goals and tax reforms that improve fairness: http://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Fair_Share_Tax_Reform_Factsheet.html
Humane Treatment for Farm Animals: More information on the initiative – http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/massachusetts-ballot-initiative-seeks-curb-farm-animal-confinement
To vote in the Rockport Fall Town Meeting (FTM), you must be a registered voter in Rockport. Even if you own a home here, you must be registered to vote here to be able to vote in Town Meeting. Those who are not registered to vote here will be seated in the ‘visitor’s section’ and their votes at town meeting will remain uncounted.
Tuesday August 25th is the last day on which you can register to be eligible to vote at the FTM. Town hall will be open until 8pm on that day.
You may also register online, with the same deadline.