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WESTWOOD DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." ~ JFK

 

THE MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY

"Fighting to move our Commonwealth and our nation forward

Massachusetts Democrats believe that every person has the right to live a full, meaningful life with equal access to opportunity, security, and inclusion. We believe that our government exists to empower people by providing high-quality public education, ensuring universal access to healthcare, protecting our environment, reducing income inequality, and guaranteeing equal rights and opportunity for all. We believe that when we empower people to organize their local communities, we can change our Commonwealth and our country for the better."  ~ MassDems

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NEWS & VIEWS

 
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EMPATHY: THE CORE DEMOCRATIC VALUE (DECEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER)

December 5th, 2021

Empathy— the Core Democratic Value

What does the Democratic Party stand for? The most compelling answer I have heard to this question is from George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist. According to Lakoff, “Empathy is a foundation of moral and progressive values.” If we think about the wide range of policy positions that Democrats take in the realms of social, economic and climate justice, they are all deeply rooted in the idea that in a democracy citizens care about each other— they have empathy for each other and act on it.

President Biden’s historic social and physical infrastructure plans are built on this truth. Businesses and individuals depend on public resources like roads, bridges, clean water, clean air, safe communities, education, good health (vaccines!!), quality food and products, satellite communications, internet…the list is long! In a democracy, the private depends on the public. Conservatives are very effective in communicating their core value— freedom. But without these public resources, how can we be free? Democrats are the real party of freedom, and should not be afraid to say it.

Our community strives to inculcate empathy in our children from a very young age. We teach them to put themselves in the shoes of others. As Democrats, this is the value we naturally continue to embrace. Caring, not just about individuals, but whole groups: one's community, one’s fellow citizens, those in other countries, other living beings— especially those groups marginalized, disadvantaged, or threatened.

So let’s wear empathy as a badge of honor and keep fighting for a government that cares about its citizens and has a moral obligation to protect and empower them

2021 MASSDEMS PLATFORM CONVENTION WILL BE AT THE TSONGAS CENTER IN LOWELL!

September 25, 2021

Democrats from across the state will come together to adopt a Party platform, discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections. The event will take place in-line with all federal, state and local health guidelines and will include a virtual option for participation.

1-ON-1 WITH WESTWOOD DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE CEO

June 9, 2019

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LOCAL NON-PROFIT MAKES A SPLASH WITH SUMMER FUNDRAISER

June 9, 2019

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ABOUT WDTC

The Westwood Democratic Town Committee's purpose is to empower you by supporting causes, issues, and candidates who share our common values. Our Town Committee is part of the Massachusetts Democratic Party! We play a vital role in grassroots organizing, supporting local candidates and supporting the state committee. All registered Democrats who reside in Westwood are welcome to attend meetings and vote at our caucuses. Please contact us for information about Committee membership! 

 
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WHAT WE DO

Campaigns, social justice, equity!

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“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

 

CONTACT WESTWOOD DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE

Westwood, MA 02090

781-775-9239

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