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©2019 by Braintree Democratic Town Committee.

We Are Democrats

New England boasts a proud tradition of self-government in service to the common good.  The Braintree Democratic Town Committee is dedicated to keeping that legacy alive and putting it to work for the benefit of all.  We reject the un-American notion of government as some distant, interfering entity, and embrace instead the conviction that government is all of US - united in our responsibilities to each other, our families, our community, our state, and our nation - doing together what individuals cannot do so well by themselves.  The Democratic Town Committee works together in pursuit of two main goals:  electing Democratic officials who take seriously the responsibilities of good government, and implementing Democratic principles in service to a thriving Braintree. 

Membership

Thirty-five Braintree Democratic Town Committee members are elected for four-year terms.  The last election took place on the presidential primary ballot in March, 2016.  New members can be added to fill any vacancies between elections.  

In addition to elected members, the Democratic Town Committee has 20-year, or Lifetime Members, and Associate Members. Lifetime members have full voting privileges.  Any registered Democrat who lives in Braintree may join as an Associate Member.  Sixteen and seventeen year-olds are encouraged to pre-register to vote as Democrats and become Youth Members. Come to a meeting and speak to one of the officers to add your name to the Braintree Democratic Town Committee.

Membership Dues: 

Voluntary dues of $10 per member 

is collected by the Treasurer once per calendar year.   

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform

MANY VOICES|SHARED VALUES

WE DEMAND

  • That all people be treated equal, no matter their race, religion, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation;

  • A more equitable economy with broadly shared economic growth;

  • Free, high-quality public education from preschool through college, including vocational education and training programs, for every person, no matter their zip code, ethnicity, or socio-economic background;

  • Equal treatment for women and people of color in the workplace and an increased effort to recruit Democratic women, people of color, and millennial candidates to seek office;

  • Good paying jobs, improved transportation systems and infrastructure, and a world-class public education through investments that grow our economy from the bottom up;

  • Aggressive action to prevent and mitigate the effects of climate change and protect our environment;

  • Transparent, ethical government that builds confidence in good government;

  • A single-payer healthcare system that delivers healthcare as a basic human right, and fully-funded addiction prevention and recovery programs to combat the deadly opioid crisis;

  • Affordable, high-quality housing for all;

  • Fair and sensible immigration policies that prevent the exploitation of immigrants and refugees and ensure we remain a welcoming state;

  • Equal justice under the law for all, and an end to discrimination;

  • Living wages, benefits that support working families, and the right to organize and collectively bargain for all workers;

  • Safe and crime-free communities along with comprehensive criminal justice reform to improve public safety and protect civil rights;

  • A progressive tax system that asks the wealthy to pay their fair share;

  • Essential investments in our roads, bridges, ports, and public transportation;

  • Continued support for our veterans, who have made sacrifices on our behalf;

  • Expansion and enforcement of the right to vote, especially among underrepresented communities including rural communities and communities of color;

  • Stand with our immigrant, refugee, and minority communities;

  • Protect journalists from intimidation and resist efforts by the administration to marginalize mainstream media;

  • Protect judges from intimidation and resist efforts by the administration to marginalize the judiciary; and

  • Work with the Democratic Party at the national level to resist the current administration's efforts to erode the fundamental institutions of our democracy.

Preamble, 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform