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February 4, 2014

Democrats will caucus March 1

AMESBURY — Democrats in Amesbury will be holding a caucus at Amesbury City Hall auditorium, 62 Friend Street on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. to elect eight delegates and three alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office.

The convention will be held on Friday June 13 and Saturday, June 14, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

“This is going to be an exciting year as we build on our recent successes and prepare for the elections in 2014,” Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman Sen. Tom McGee said in a statement. “Caucuses are the next step in growing our community organizing strategy for victory. People who were part of candidate campaigns in 2012 and 2013 have the opportunity to become part of their local Democratic Party organizations.”

“We have a lot of great candidates running for statewide office,” McGee added. “Anyone who is interested in getting involved in a campaign for Governor, Lieutenant Governor or any other statewide office, can attend their local caucus and learn how to get involved.

The caucus is open to all Democrats in Amesbury who registered as of Jan. 31, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be “add-on” delegates. Amesbury City Hall auditorium is handicapped accessible. Details on the rules can be found at www.massdems.org.

For more information on the caucus or the Amesbury Democratic Committee, contact Rebecca Jordan at 978-388-6188 or check out their website at www.AmesburyDemocrats.org.

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