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
Information for Members of GuidanceForCapeCodAndIslands:
Updated as of May 18, 2020 – Effective through the end of Phase 1 of Governor Baker’s Phased Plan to Reopen Massachusetts.
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.
Information resources about COVID-19.
Federal Small Business Administration Loans
State Tax Relief for Businesses
- The Department of Revenue will waive any late-file or late-pay penalties for returns and payment due for meals and room occupancy taxes between March 20 and May 31, 2020
State Small Business Loan Fund
Changes to Healthcare Licensing
- Qualifying physicians who’ve retired within a year may reactivate their licenses
- Physician licenses that would otherwise be up for renewal will be extended for 90 days after the end of the public health emergency
- Qualifying physicians in other state may obtain emergency licenses in MA to practice in person or through telemedicine
- Access to telehealth services across state lines will be expanded
- Click here to learn more
Changes to RMV Procedures
- Licenses, permits, and IDs expiring between March 1st and April 30th will be given a 60-day extension
- All non-commercial vehicle inspection stickers expiring on March 31st must be inspected by May 31st. All non-commercial vehicle inspection stickers expiring on April 31st must be inspected by June 30th
- You can learn more here
Child Care for Emergency and Medical Personnel
- The Department of Early Education and Care has issued procedures for opening Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs providing priority access for families of emergency personnel and medical staff. You can learn more here.
Confused about the upcoming elections? You’re not alone. Here’s a quick rundown of the election dates in 2020.
- May 19: Town elections for selectmen, elected boards, town meeting members, and overrides
- May 19: In response to the spread of coronavirus, the Massachusetts Senate issued an order Monday, March 23, to postpone the special election to fill the vacant Plymouth & Barnsatble State Senate seat until Tuesday, May 19.
- Sept. 1 : Primary for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and State and County elected officials
- Nov. 3: General for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and State and County elected officials
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Susan Moran (D-Falmouth) won the Democratic Party Nomination for the open Plymouth & Barnstable District senate seat. Special election to fill seat will be on March 31st. The Plymouth & Barnstable District includes towns of Bourne, Falmouth, and Sandwich in Barnstable County and Kingston, Pembroke, and Plymouth in Plymouth County.
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.
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.