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February 13, 2013

Newbury Democrats to caucus Feb. 23

NEWBURY — Democrats in Newbury and Byfield will elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention at their caucus on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Newbury Public Library on Lunt Street in Byfield. All Democrats from Newbury and Byfield who were registered by Dec. 31, 2012, are eligible and welcome to participate.

The Newbury Democratic Caucus will elect four delegates and three alternates to the convention. Those not elected and who meet the qualifications may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. Details on the rules can be found at www.massdems.org.

Those elected will gather at the convention with other delegates from across the state to hear from future party leaders and to vote to ratify a new platform. The convention will be held Saturday, July 13, at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

Also on July 13, immediately following the state convention, the Massachusetts Democratic Party will hold the 2013 Youth Convention at the Tsongas Center. High school students are encouraged to apply.

The monthly meeting of the Newbury Democratic Town Committee will follow the caucus. The committee meets monthly at the Newbury Library in fall and winter and PITA Hall on Plum Island in spring and summer. For more information on the caucus or the committee, contact chairwoman Nancy Weinberg at 978-225-0512 or nancy@newburydems.org.

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