Today I am going to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. I was elected as an alternate but I will actually be serving as a delegate because some of the elected delegates are not going.
In 1992 I went to the State Convention because I was involved in the Jerry Brown for President campaign. Our local campaign produced buttons with the slogan “one moonbeam outshines 1000 beams of light.” This years convention will adopt the state party platform; a process that happens every four years.
I was very involved in the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. After the election he formed Our Revolution to continue promoting activism around his campaign ideals. Our Revolution Massachusetts is involved in the state convention and is proposing several amendments and resolutions.
I wanted to be a delegate to help move the Democratic Party to the left and closer to Bernie Sanders positions on education, healthcare, and income inequality as well as other issues. I plan to support the Our Revolution Massachusetts agenda. I will let you know how it turns out.