GLAD

Greater Lowell Area Democrats

Who we are: Greater Lowell Area Democrats is a working coalition of city and town Democratic committees united for political action and dedicated to furthering the ideals of the Democratic Party. GLAD is rooted in the elected area committees with members elected or appointed by their respective committees. In addition to the Chairs, appointed members and alternates, GLAD is supported by an active group of associate members. Membership is also extended to all area members of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee.

What we do: To further its goals of information, advocacy and visibility as well as activism for the Democratic agenda, Greater Lowell Area Democrats hosts and sponsors forums, debates, caucuses, regional meetings and hearings.

What we represent
: As an area of influence, the group has chosen a pattern of towns that are served by local radio, television, cable access and newspaper media rather than the traditional political boundaries defined by ever-changing senatorial and representative districts. GLAD communities include: Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

When we meet: Regular GLAD breakfast meetings are generally scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month. There are no regular meetings scheduled for July and August while other meetings may be a joint session with the Lowell Democratic City Committee or 3rd MAD. Meetings are scheduled for 8:00 a.m. in the Independence Grill at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford. A continental breakfast is always available and a small fee is charged. Elected officials, candidates, activists and other guests are welcome. The Radisson is handicapped accessible and parking is readily available.

Scheduled Meetings:   In 2014: September 13. October 11. In 2015: January 10.  (Tentative) February 21. March21. April 18. May 16. June 20.

Annual Brunch: The 2014 Annual Fall Breakfast Brunch with Distinguished Democrat Awards is scheduled for Sunday October 19, 2014 at 10:00AM at Lenzi’s in Dracut. Tickets for the 2014 Brunch will be $40 per person and will be available from town/ward/city committees.  Tables can be reserved. Our 2014 Distinguished Democrat honoree(s) including a new youth “Rising Star” have yet to be chosen.

Annual Distinguished Democrat Awards: GLAD honors Distinguished Democrats at the Annual Fall Breakfast Brunch. This award is given “in recognition of higher dedication to the Democratic Party and commitment to its ideals, principles and goals.”  Suggestions are accepted at anytime for future honorees. Nominations must be made in writing. To view past honorees, CLICK HERE

Affiliations: Greater Lowell Area Democrats is a duly authorized regional group of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

For more information or to be included on the GLAD e-mail contact list: Contact GLAD chair Marie Sweeney