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PEPPERELL — Registered Democrats in Pepperell will be holding their annual caucus at the Margaret A. McGrath Community Center, 1 Hollis Street, on Saturday, Feb. 3, to elect six delegates and two alternates to the 2007 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be equally divided between men and women in accordance with Democratic Party rules. Anyone, at least 18 years old and registered as a Massachusetts Democrat as of Dec. 31, 2006, is welcome to attend the caucus and run for a delegate position.

This year’s Action Agenda Convention will be held on Saturday, May 19, at UMass-Amherst. All Massachusetts Democrats chosen at their caucuses will gather to develop a new action agenda outlining grassroots party-building initiatives to prepare for the presidential election in 2008. This year’s action agenda will incorporate strategies that led to our overwhelming victory in the gubernatorial election and provide recommendations for attracting more people to the Democratic Party.

Candidates for delegate and alternate must be present at the caucus and consent to nomination in writing. Candidates may make a one-minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written, secret and recorded by the caucus teller. Those people not elected as delegate or alternate may apply to be “add-on” delegates in the following categories: Youth (35 and under), minority and disabled.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate-selection process must be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 56 Roland St., Suite 203, Boston, MA 02120 within 10 days of the caucus.

For more information please contact the Democratic State Committee at (617) 776-2676.

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