It's going to be a fun party here in Westboroughand you are invited. I host an open house at my home so that people can socialize together. Join area Democrats as we look towards the future and celebrate the holiday season together. This is family friendly and football friendly event. Elected officials joining us include US Senator Elizabeth Warren, AG Maura Healey, Secretary Bill Galvin, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, Congressman Jim McGovern, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Newton Mayor Setti Warren and newly elected DSC Chair Gus Bickford. The elected officials come and go just like other guests at the open house.
This year, more than ever, it is important that we keep our connections with each other strong so that we can work together over the next four years. I always enjoy meeting Dispatch readers. Feel free to bring a friend. Although it does tend to get crowded, I encourage folks who are interested in learning about how to get involved in the Democratic Party to join us. Details in the calendar section below or here on facebook; https://www.facebook.com/
Now, more than ever, I encourage people to send Democratic events to the Dispatch. Those of us who are known to be active hear from people outside our own areas asking how to connect with local people. If your Democratic Town Committee meeting or a Democratic gathering is listed here, it is easier for interested people to connect. Send events to DDemDispatch-owner@
With the holidays coming up we may be temporarily adjusting the Dispatch schedule. We'll decide the final schedule depending on what events come in. Please send information as soon as it is finalized.
PS Events and schedules change rapidly. Matt and I work hard to get the most up to date information, but sometimes we don't receive notices of changes. Weather can cause cancellations and postponements as well. If in doubt, watch MassDems calendar and check with the organizers.
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Ideas for Committees - Plan a Democratic Voter Registration Event in January
Registering voters is important work that is easy and fun. I am finding that people are very interested in becoming Democrats. January will be a good time to get people registered. As we near the inauguration people are yearning to do something positive; a voter registration drive gives people the opportunity to do something concrete. There is also high interest among people who we will be asking to register as Democrats. A voter registration drive can be done door to door or in public areas where people congregate. During a Democratic registration drive:
- Recruit registered Democrats to become more active.
- Encourage voters who are not in a party to become Democrats.
- Register those who are eligible to become voters.
- Pre-register sixteen and seventeen year olds. - Invite non-citizens to take part in volunteering in campaigns.
Organizations are encouraged to take part in Martin Luther King Day of Service. https://www.serve.gov/site-
Chairman Bickford writes...
Former Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral and State Committee Member Mark DiSalvo have agreed to Co-Chair the Search Committee. Mayor Dan Rivera, DNC Member and former Executive Director Sue Thomson, and former Mayor Lisa Wong have also agreed to serve. I believe this will help us find the best individual to work with us to elect Democrats in 2018. Anyone interested in applying must have his/her application submitted by close of business on . The five person search committee will interview qualified applicants , and will select up to three finalists. It is my hope that we will be able to announce a new Executive Director by . For more information and a job description: http://bit.ly/2fNo2iG
Message from Mass Dems
"Chairman Bickford asked if there was some way we could keep everyone engaged and help our fellow Democrats in Louisiana win the upcoming run-off election for US Senate. Louisiana's elections are a bit different from what we have and if no candidate wins a majority in November's election, the top two finishers compete in a run-off. This means we still have an opportunity to have an impact and take a step closer to winning control of the US Senate."
Make calls using this link: http://action.lademo.org/page/
Holliston Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746.
Wayland Dems Holiday Party
Saturday, December 10,
Russell"s Garden Center function room, 397 Boston Post Rd. (Rt. 20), Wayland, MA 01778
Please park in the rear. Take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.
MA-06 Organizing Meeting with Congressman Seth Moulton
Peabody Veteran's Memorial High School Lowell St Ct, Peabody
Congressman Seth Moulton along with other organizations will be hosting a meeting for everyone to come together, brainstorm, and organize. The information is below and please share this with your committees, networks, family and friends. All are welcome and wanted!
Social Media: Please use #iCommit2 to share.
Westborough Democratic Holiday Open House - Kate's Party*
Donaghue/Simpson Home, 17 Gary Circle, Westborough
Join area Democrats as we look towards the future and celebrate the holiday season together. This is family friendly and football friendly event. Elected officials joining us include US Senator Elizabeth Warren, AG Maura Healey, Secretary Bill Galvin, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, Congressman Jim McGovern, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Newton Mayor Setti Warren and newly elected DSC Chair Gus Bickford. The elected officials come and go just like other guests at the open house. Street parking goes fast. You can also park at the Middle School 20 Fisher St, Westborough.
Beverly Democratic City Committee Holiday Party
Chianti's Tuscan Restaurant, 285 Cabot St., Beverly
Sharon Democratic Town Committee Welcomes Cong. Joe Kennedy
31 Apple Valley Drive, Sharon
Join the Sharon Democratic Town Committee as we welcome Congressman Joseph Kennedy III to Sharon as he discusses issues of importance and the upcoming Congressional session. He will be joined by joined by State Senator Jim Timilty, Representative Lou Kafka, and Sharon Selectmen Bill Heitin, JJ McGrath, and Joe Roach Questions and Answer session to follow. Suggested donation of $25 per ticket. RSVPs/Questions call/text to DTC Chairwoman Roni Thaler at 781-467-8250.
Natick Dems Holiday Party
6 Langdon Rd, Natick, MA 01760-1305
Join the Natick Democratic Town Committee for good food and conversation with fellow Natick and Metrowest Democrats. Save the date -- more details to follow.
State Representative Paul Brodeur Annual Holiday Fundraiser & Toy Drive
Stearns & Hill's Bistro, 505 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
Please join Congresswoman Katherine Clark at a holiday fundraiser in honor of State Representative Paul Brodeur. Suggested donation: $50, $100, $250 but all are welcome and financial support in any amount is greatly appreciated. Please also consider bringing an unwraaped new toy or other item to benefit the children served by Housing Families, Inc.
Sudbury Dems Holiday Party
home of Betty Thorner, 51 Plympton Rd., Sudbury
Women for Deb Goldberg Holiday Party*
Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, MA 02108
Save the date! Please join Honorary Chairs: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswomen Tsongas and Clark, AG Maura Healey, Auditor Suzanne Bump and Victoria Reggie Kennedy.
Suggested Donation: Co-Chair $2,500/Sponsor $1,000/Guest $500, $250, $125, $50. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/
Tom Sannicandro Farewell Party
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street, Framingham,
Please come to my farewell party. After 12 great years as serving as a State Representative I am leaving the legislature. We have done some great work together and changed Massachusetts for the better. In order to celebrate we are having a Thank You Party. It will be in a new craft brewery one block from where I was born. It is a fitting location for my farewell, in the heart of my State Representative District. Please come and help us celebrate our success. We will have an Italian Buffet and a cash bar. You will be able to taste some tremendous craft beers, brewed right here in Framingham.
Worcester Dems Holiday Party
Leo's Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party
Mario's Cafe, 60 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow
Salem Democrats Platform Brainstorming Session
Brothers Taverna 283 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Members of the Salem Democratic City Committee are interested in creating a platform with a focus on city, state, and nationwide goals. The idea is to capitalize on new member enthusiasm, prioritize issues for the Committee, and build organized, actionable items that we can work to achieve as a group. Please join us if you are interested in brainstorming.
Fundraiser for Khrystian King for Worcester City Council
El-Basha, 256 Park Ave., Worcester, MA 01609
Jay Livingstone End-of-Year Campaign Reception
Lala Rokh Restaurant, 97 Mount Vernon Street, Beacon Hill
Please join State Representative Jay Livingstone at his End-of-Year Campaign Reception.
Suggested Contribution:$50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000.
North Andover DTC Holiday Potluck
179 Coventry Lane, North Andover
Special Guest: MDP Chair Gus Bickford.
Attorney General Maura Healey Year-End Celebration*
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108l
Suggested Contribution: $50/$125/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate on line at https://secure.actblue.com/
Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)
Democrats: Looking Back and Moving Forward*
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA 01040
You are hurting, you are angry, you want to talk, you want to listen. Please join us for a facilitated discussion. Whether you supported Bernie or Hillary, it is time to come out from behind the walls of social media and reflect through civil dialogue, on our experiences within the Democratic Party, from the primary, through the general election. Then we will brainstorm about what we have learned and put a plan together to move forward. Join state committee members Ray Drewnowski, Pat Duffy, Nancy Stenberg, and colleague Peter Dopp for an afternoon of reflection and action.
Dennis Dems and Cape & Island Dems Holiday party
Kathy and John Ohman's home, 12 Thomas Ct., Dennis, MA 02638-2200
Hopkinton DTC Holiday Party
Home of Sandy and Carl Altamura, 33 Elm St, Hopkinton
Feel free to bring something you like to eat or drink and we'll help you eat or drink it!
Newton Ward 6 Dems Holiday Party (All wards welcome)*
Home of Shawn Fitzgibbons, 300 Homer Street, Newton, MA, 02459
Speakers Sen. Cindy Creem will talk about protecting immigrants.
Gretchen Bennett, chief counsel of the Joint Committee of the Judiciary on Beacon Hill and will speak about her experience with voter suppression in Michigan.
Football friendly party.
For this party we are collecting donations for Syrian refugees. If you can, please bring: Clean used coat, Data-free working cell phone/smart phone, Sleeping bag or blanket, and/or Reconstituted baby formula.
Holiday Celebration in Support of State Senator Jason Lewis*
Bobby C's, 20 Main St., Melrose
Suggested contribution: Co-Host $1,000/Benefactor $500/Supporter $250/Friend $100/Guest $50. Donate online at http://electjasonlewis.com/
AG Maura Healy Town Hall Meeting in Framingham*
Heritage Assisted Living Center, 747 Water St, Framingham
Please note that you can park in the neighboring Hemenway Elementary School parking lot (or the shopping center lot across the street).
Attendance limited. Please RSVP http://tinyurl.com/j7s2y59 and watch for additional town halls with Maura Healey around the state in the coming weeks.
Chicopee Democratic City Committee Meeting
Chicopee Library, 490 Front Street, Chicopee
Guest speaker, Nancy Stenberg (topic: Votebuilder).
Watch here for details.
Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Save the date. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/
Shrewsbury DTC Meeting
Monday, May 8, 7 PM
Community Room at Southgate, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury.