Welcome to the Falmouth Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) Website. To learn more about the FDTC, we encourage you to attend one of our meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Gus Canty Recreational Center or Falmouth Public Library. The meetings feature informative, issue oriented speakers. We also host social events before each meeting with time to discuss the issues of the day, celebrate electoral and legislative victories, meet candidates and elected officials, and air gripes about the extremist fringe.
Recently FDTC members were active in:
- Grassroots campaign to elect Democrats in State and National elections
- Shaping Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Platform
- Attending the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Convention as Delegates
- Participating in activist training workshops
- Sponsoring candidate forums and issue discussions focused on gender inequality and reproductive rights, income inequality and opportunity inequality, race, Mid-East foreign policy, campaign finance reform, climate change and renewable energy, fair labor practices and protection of civil rights, and transportation for Massachusetts
Five Democratic candidates have announced for the open Plymouth & Barnstable District senate seat. Incumbent Senator Viriato “Vinny” de Macedo (R- Plymouth) will not seek re-election, but has yet to submit formal resignation. Special election to fill vacancy will likely be scheduled in winter. The Plymouth & Barnstable District includes towns of Bourne, Falmouth, and Sandwich in Barnstable County and Kingston, Pembroke, and Plymouth in Plymouth County.
Jack Stanton is a commercial fisherman and Sandwich resident. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs. He ran unsuccessfully for the Fifth Barnstable District House seat in 2018 against Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich). For more information, visit Jack Stanton for State Senate.
Susan Moran is a Falmouth Selectman and representative to the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates. She is an attorney with degrees from Tufts University and Suffolk University Law School. She also sits on the Cape Cod Water Quality Collaborative. For more information visit Susan Moran for State Senate.
Falmouth native Thomas Moakley was the inaugural recipient of the Thelma Goldstein Scholarship from the Falmouth Democratic Town Committee. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a student at Suffolk University Law School. He currently works as support staff in the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. For more information see Thomas Moakley for State Senate.
John Mahoney Jr. has been on the Plymouth Board of Selectman since 2002. He has degree in Business Management form Bridgewater State University. He is a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 4. He ran unsuccessfully for the First Plymouth District House seat in 2014 and 2016 against Mathew Muratore (R-Plymouth). For more information, visit John Mahoney for State Senate.
Rebecca Coletta is Chair of the Pembroke Planning Board and former Selectman in Hanson. She is an attorney with degrees from Loyola University, New York University School of Law, and Bridgewater State University School of Social Work. For more information see Becky Coletta Democrat for State Senate.
The Falmouth Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) expresses our shock and sadness at the recent anti-Semitic hate crime directed at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. We condemn this abhorrent crime against the Congregation and, by extension, the entire Falmouth Community.
The FDTC stands firmly against all forms of bigotry and we are alarmed by the trend of violent and disgusting acts in this country aimed at dividing peoples by those who traffic in hate.
This vicious anti-Semitic message directed at our friends, neighbors and family members here in Falmouth deserves our unequivocal response: these acts are repugnant, threatening and unacceptable.
The FDTC will continue to fight against all forms of bigotry, hatred and white supremacism at every level and we will work with our faith-based congregations, community groups and law enforcement to root it out.
Scott Simenas Rosemary Dreger Carey
Chair, FDTC Vice Chair, FDTC
The Falmouth Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) hosted “Affordable Housing on Cape” discussion on Wednesday April 15 at the Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main Street Falmouth. The speakers were Ann Van Vleck, CCYP Executive Director, and Christine Duren, Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod Executive Officer.
Andrew Gordon, Transportation for Massachusetts, spoke at the Falmouth Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) meeting on Wednesday February 18. Transportation for Massachusetts is coalition of Bay State organizations advocating for convenient, efficient, reliable, safe, and affordable transportation, for everyone in Massachusetts. Mr. Gordon said public transportation, highway and bridge repair are woefully underfunded. Gas taxes, ridership fees, tolling, and vehicle mileage taxes are all being considered to reduce the transportation funding gap. Public transportation and the MBTA are critical to continue to grow the Massachusetts economy, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve public health by promoting biking and walking improvements for city streets. Transportation for Massachusetts plan for public transportation can be found at 2015 Transportation for Massachusetts Plan. Attendees suggested the following Cape transportation project priorities: Bourne Bridge flyover, North/South Route 151 and Route 28 connector, Cape Commuter Rail, East/West bike path extension to Mashpee, and offloading island truck cargo traffic from Woods Hole to New Bedford.
The Falmouth Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) hosted “A Community Dialogue on Race” on Wednesday January 21 from 7PM to 9PM at the Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main Street Falmouth. The speakers were Dr. Reverend Kristen Harper, Minister Unitarian Church of Barnstable; Dr. Steven James, Interim Academic Dean Goddard College; and Dr. Dan Gilbarg, Sociology Professor Bristol Community College. The public contributed their personal experiences and engaged in this dialogue.
The Falmouth Democratic Town Committee and Mashpee Democratic Town Committee hosted journalist and foreign policy analyst Stephen Kinzer
talk on “Let Them Be: A New American Approach to the World”.
On Saturday April 12th the Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Committee and the full body of the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Committee unanimously endorsed granting permission for the Upper Cape Democratic Coalition (UCDC) to use the name “Democratic” and approved the By-Laws. The UCDC is a regional group of Democratic town committees and their members for Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich. The UCDC was formed to foster collaboration, cooperation, and mutual support among the town committees; elect Democratic Party candidates to state and national offices; and sponsor issues forums, candidate events, and fundraisers. We solicit your ideas for activities and events for the UCDC to sponsor.