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Our Public Schools – public forum hosted by the EDC

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The Easthampton Democratic City Committee is pleased to invite community members and residents of nearby communities to an informational gathering to celebrate public education and to learn how charter schools, school choice, and other possible changes to public education policy impact funding and the future of our public schools. We will hear from fellow residents and friends about how great our public schools are despite the adversity felt in tight fiscal times. This event will provide an opportunity to hear about the history of public education in Massachusetts, to learn how reduced funding is adversely affecting our municipalities, to receive an update from a teacher from the ‘front line’, and also about how a proposed ballot initiative to raise the charter school cap might impact the quality of education in Easthampton and across the State.

 

Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni will be the featured speaker. Her words will include a ‘call to action’ to further protect our public schools. Additionally, the event will feature words and comments from municipal elected officials, teachers and other supporters of our public schools. The event details are as follows:

Title: “Our Public Schools”

Where: The Community Room at Eastworks. 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

When: April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm (entertainment and light refreshments at 6:15 pm)

Who: The Greater Easthampton Community and neighbors.

The event is free and open to the Easthampton community and residents of nearby communities. Easthampton is one of many communities that have recently seen school budget cuts due to unforeseen costs associated with charter and school choice. No RSVP is required. Members of the public who have questions about the event are encouraged to contact us at easthamptondems@gmail.com or at 413-529-9462.

 

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EASTHAMPTON DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

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Easthampton, MA ­ – Registered Democrats in Easthampton will be holding their annual caucus on the top floor of the Easthampton Municipal Building at 50 Payson Avenue. The event will be held on March 5, 2016 at 10:00am and the Easthampton Democratic City Committee will help facilitate the election of 11 delegates and 3 alternate delegates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. This year’s slate of Democratic delegates from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Action Agenda at this year state­wide convention to be held on Saturday, June 4th at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

“There is much at stake in 2016 as big, outside money targeting our Democratic legislators has already been pledged,” said Chairman Tom McGee. “Our June convention will focus on building up our Democratic Party’s grassroots around the values and ideas that improve the lives of working Bay Staters – ensuring we send strong Democrats to Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill and the White House.”

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Easthampton and the Easthampton Democratic City Committee welcomes participants. 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 “add­on” delegates.

The committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Easthampton Safety Complex ­ please sign up for our newsletter to receive meeting notifications. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact the committee Chair, Laurie García, at easthamptondems@gmail.com or keep up to date with via thier facebook page at: facebook.com/easthamptondems.

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Easthampton Democratic City Committee Distinguished Speaker Series presents. . .

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Joseph P. Kennedy III
U.S. House of Representatives
Massachusetts’s 4th Congressional District

Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III represents the 4th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law, Joe worked as an Assistant District Attorney for several years in Massachusetts before running for office.

Please join us on Saturday, October 3rd at 9:30AM
atop beautiful Mt. Tom.

The Easthampton Democratic City Committee cordially invites you to a brunch at the
Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House
500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke Ma, 01040

Individual tickets are $30.00 each and can be purchased via Act Blue or by sending a check made out to the EDCC, address below. You can also sponsor our event for an additional $50 and be listed in our program.

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