June 26, 2015: proud to be Democrats today

June 26, 2015

POTUS on marriage equality

The following passage from the Supreme Court ruling went viral Friday morning following the announcement:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their pleas is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. The Constitution grants them that right.
Later in the day, President Obama took us to church, turning tragedy into amazing grace.
See the entire eulogy of Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney here:

Another successful caucus! with strawberries

June 14, 2015

Caucus RoomFifteen Boxford Democrats caucused at the Boxford Community Center on Saturday afternoon, June 13, to elect the town’s delegation to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s September convention in Springfield.

The caucus elected Mark Beckett of Silverbrook Road, Ruthann Budrewicz of Olde Farms Road and Terri Teleen of Main Street as delegates and Ken Thompson of Herrick Road, Kerry Stickney and Judi Stickney of Lawrence Road as alternate delegates. In addition, the committee’s chair, Marianne Rutter of King John Drive, will serve as an ex officio delegate.

The newly-elected Boxford delegation then voted Mark Beckett the fourth annual Franklin Pierce Pomroy Honorary Delegate, honoring the memory of deceased committee member Frank Pomroy of Mill Run Road. Pomroy, a decorated veteran of World War II, had been an active member of the committee and an enthusiastic member of its delegation for several years until his death in June, 2012.

The convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

After the caucus, the committee held a brief business meeting and elected three new members to its ranks.  At the post-caucus social hour, committee members enjoyed a summertime treat — strawberry shortcake.

The Committee’s next meeting will be on Thursday evening, October 19, at 7:30 pm at the Community Center. All Democrats are welcome.


Boxford Democrats to hold caucus on June 13

June 13, 2015

rock the caucusBoxford’s Democrats will hold their annual caucus on Saturday, June 13.  Registration will begin at 12:30 with the caucus being called to order promptly at 1 pm.  A delegation of three delegates and three alternates will be elected to represent Boxford at the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s annual convention in September in Springfield. All Democrats are welcome to attend; those registered as Democrats before January 31, 2015 are eligible to vote. A brief business meeting will follow the caucus, at which time new members will be voted onto the committee. A social hour with strawberry shortcake will conclude the festivities.