Welcome to the Falmouth Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) Website. To learn more about the FDTC, we encourage you to attend one of our virtual Zoom meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of each month. 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 County elections
- Phone banking, voter registration, and letter writing to Swing State voters for the Presidential elections and Georgia US Senate Runoffs
- 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
The Falmouth Democratic Town Committee hosted fundraiser on Wednesday, February 17, 7PM for the Thelma Goldstein Scholarship Fund. Prominent Democrats who knew Thelma shared reminiscences. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made by check payable to FDTC Scholarship Fund and mailed to FDTC, Box 312, Falmouth, MA 02541.
The scholarship honors the memory of one of Falmouth’s most influential and inspirational Democrats. The scholarship in her name has been awarded since 2014 to a Falmouth High School graduate, accepted at a two-year or four-year college or university, with demonstrated activities and commitment to public service and civic engagement, financial need, and academic achievement.
We condemn President Trump for inciting insurrection against the United States; the 13 Republican Senators and 138 House members who challenged the legitimacy of Biden’s election victory; and the self-proclaimed patriots who ransacked the Capitol.
We commend the members of the U.S. Congress who bravely continued its Constitutional work needed to ensure a peaceful transition of power, and are relieved they are safe.
Nonetheless, we urge Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and Congressman Bill Keating to work within their respective chambers to begin Impeachment proceedings immediately before the President has the opportunity to foment more violence and do more damage to our democratic institutions and norms. There must also be a full investigation and prosecution of those who participated in the seditious acts at the Capitol, and an inquiry into the failure of the Capitol Police to prepare for the well-publicized event. The lack of preparation by law enforcement that allowed domestic terrorists, some armed with rifles, to take over the Capitol with little resistance (compared to the militaristic show of force against peaceful “Black Lives Matter” demonstrators), must also be examined. If citizens are to ever trust that the rule of law prevails, then justice must be equally rendered regardless of station, race or privilege.
The burden of healing the hyper partisan divide does not fall entirely on our elected officials or law enforcement. All of us have a role to play. The FDTC stands ready to work with any groups genuinely seeking to understand opposing perspectives.
Scott Simenas Rosemary Dreger Carey
Chair FDTC Vice Chair, FDTC
The Holiday season is upon us. This year we are especially thankful for the gift of health and the incredible scientific achievement of multiple promising COVID-19 vaccines.
On the political landscape, there are many reasons to be thankful, too. Our hard fought 2020 elections went mostly our way! Blessed with a slate of outstanding candidates and the dedicated support of capable volunteers, we’ve assured that our Democratic values will be championed at the local, state and federal levels. And it appears our four-year nightmare of a Trump White House may soon come to an end.
As we give thanks for myriad blessings in an extremely difficult year, we wish to thank all of our members who helped the FDTC community accomplish much of what we set out to do, and for your friendship and camaraderie along the way.
We wish you and yours a happy, safe Thanksgiving, and thank you for all you do all year long.
Scott Simenas Rosemary Dreger Carey
Chair Vice Chair
Philip Gessen, Falmouth High School Class of 2020, was selected as the awardee for the Falmouth Democratic Town Committee Thelma Goldstein Scholarship. Philip’s brother, Daniel, recruited him for door-to-door canvassing in the 2018 elections. Philip was also volunteer/organizer for the Falmouth Plastic Water Ban and March for Our Lives rally in Hyannis. Philip is President of the Interact Club and a mic carrier at Falmouth Town Meeting. Philip will be attending University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall and majoring in computer science or physics.
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.