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Democratic Town Committees

What are Democratic Town Committees?

Democratic Town Committees (DTCs) and Democratic City Committees (DCCs) are official entities recognized by the Massachusetts Democratic Party and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Several hundred local, community-based Democratic Committees function in Massachusetts cities and towns. Their responsibilities include organizing local Democrats, working to elect Democrats to public office, and increasing Democratic registration in their respective neighborhoods.

The North Shore region of Massachusetts has no fixed definition. It may be considered as the region north of Boston, extending to the New Hampshire border, encompassing the communities that border the Atlantic Ocean and including several inland communities (This portion of the Massachusetts Cities and Towns map shows the North Shore region.)

Most of these cities and towns have Democratic City or Town Committees that hold regular meetings, often with guest speakers, and engage in various activities that promote Democratic values. Committee meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be a member to attend meetings, and you are welcome to volunteer to participate in activities that fit your interests.

This Website is a gateway to the North Shore Democratic City and Town Committees. The DTCs section has links to the Democratic Committee Websites and Facebook pages, and we encourage you to contact a local or nearby Committee to learn what is going on in your community. We also include information on current officeholders and we provide links to many national organizations.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 7, 6:00–8:00 PM
The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front Street, Marblehead

Jenny Armini at her Holiday Fundraising Reception

Holiday Fundraising Reception


December 4, 2023

The Danger Ahead

In his first term, Trump’s corruption and brutality were mitigated by his ignorance and laziness. In a second, Trump would arrive with a much better understanding of the system’s vulnerabilities, more willing enablers in tow, and a much more focused agenda of retaliation against his adversaries and impunity for himself. When people wonder what another Trump term might hold, their minds underestimate the chaos that would lie ahead.

A second Trump term would instantly plunge the country into a constitutional crisis more terrible than anything seen since the Civil War… The president would be an outlaw, or on his way to becoming an outlaw. For his own survival, he would have to destroy the rule of law.

From Trump himself and the people around him, we have a fair idea of a second Trump administration’s immediate priorities: (1) Stop all federal and state cases against Trump, criminal and civil. (2) Pardon and protect those who tried to overturn the 2020 election on Trump’s behalf. (3) Send the Department of Justice into action against Trump adversaries and critics. (4) End the independence of the civil service and fire federal officials who refuse to carry out Trump’s commands. (5) If these lawless actions ignite protests in American cities, order the military to crush them.

Excerpt from The Danger Ahead, by David Frum, The Atlantic, December 4, 2023

December 6, 2023

Liz Cheney

To me it was just obvious that we cannot survive as a nation if we have a president who’s going to unravel the foundations of the Republic.

Liz Cheney, on The Beat With Ari Melber, MSNBC, December 6, 2023

Rob Reiner

Donald Trump, he doesn’t have any feelings, he’s not human, he’s a psychopath, and he has the makings…

This may—and he says it—he’s a fascist. He wants to rule as an autocrat, as a dictator, and we have a big choice… We have a choice. We can either choose fascism or democracy, and that is it, and that’s simple.

And, you know, we can argue about issue once we save the democracy.

Rob Reiner, on All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC, December 6, 2023