THE NEWTON DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE
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The Newton Democratic City Committee welcomes you to our website and to political activism in Newton. The NDCC is a vital part of the political scene in Newton and brings together people who are interested in politics and who are committed to the values of the Democratic Party. There is an active Ward Committee in each of the eight wards in Newton which needs you to join their team.

The NDCC consists of the members of each of the eight Democratic Ward Committees in the city of Newton. Members of each ward committee are either elected every four years as part of the Democratic presidential primary, are appointed in the interim to fill vacancies, serve ex officio as elected officials or are emeritus members after twenty years of service. Every ward committee invites Democrats from their ward to get involved, serve as a member of the ward committee or as an associate member. The ward committees are the grass roots foundation of the Democratic Party in Newton as they are around the country.

Being involved in your ward committee has many benefits. You will meet many new, interesting people in your community. You will get to know the local elected officials from City Hall, the State House and Congress. You will have the opportunity to learn how your democracy works at every level of organization. You will find out about pressing issues and you can express your opinion about them. In addition to these personal benefits you will help weaving the fabric that creates a vibrant community.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NDCC

Are the Newton Democratic City Committee and the Newton Democratic Party the same thing?

Yes!  The U.S. Democratic Party is organized around the country by state, city, town and ward committees.  The Newton Democratic City Committee is the Newton branch of the national Democratic party, and can also be called "Newton Dems" or the "Newton Democratic Party."

What is the difference between the Newton Democratic City Committee and the Democratic Ward Committees?

Think of the relationship between the U.S. and its states - the U.S. population is made up of residents of states.  It is the same with the Newton Democratic City Committee.  The NDCC is made up of the members of its eight ward committees.  For more information, click here.

What is the purpose of the Newton Democratic Party?

Local Democratic Committee activists form the base of local, statewide and national political campaigns.  People involved with the Newton Democratic Party work to support the election of Democratic candidates to public office.  They work to maintain an active membership whose members are willing and able to make their voices heard on Democratic policy issues and lend a hand during political campaigns.

How can I join the Committee?

We have many open seats and welcome your interest.  For information about joining, please click here.

How frequent are meetings and other activities?

Each Ward Committee generally meets six to eight times annually.  The NDCC meets as a whole up to four times a year.  In between, there are often lots of events and (depending on the year) campaign activities in which you can participate.  Take a look at our events calendar to see what's going on this month.

Can I participate even if I am not a member?

YES!  All meetings are free and open to the public.  We welcome your participation.  If you are not a member, the only thing you can not do is vote on motions put forward during meetings.  However, if you are coming to meetings, why not join?!

Does it cost anything?

No. However, committee members are asked but not required to pay annual dues to their Ward Committee.  Also, the NDCC usually holds an annual fundraiser where contributions are encouraged but not required.  It's a good cause, and we hope you can help.


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