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DDemDispatch Brunches, Events, St. Patrick's Day and More

Dear Democrats,

As is usual in Massachusetts, St. Patrick's Day events are happening all month. I noticed that the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee is taking a slightly different approach this year. Chair Sean Caughey says the brunch will honor the Irish and show respect to all who have come to the U.S. for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The keynote speaker is Lawrence State Representative Juana Matias, who is a co-sponsor of a bill to protect the civil rights of immigrants in the state.

On Thursday, AG Maura Healey announced that she is joining with other AGs led by Washington State, to fight the unconstitutional travel ban 2.0. Pu Attorney General has been doing great work in defending civil rights. AG Healey is having a St. Patrick's Day event on Wednesday. Details are in the calendar section below.

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

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. 
 

Ideas for Committees - Platform Meeting
Every four years the Democratic Party adopts a platform as we go into gubernatorial elections. In addition to the official hearings conducted by the Platform Committee of the state party, Democratic Town and City/Ward Committees, DSC members and Democratic organizations may conduct platform meetings prior to the 2017 Democratic State Convention on June 3rd. The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate dialogue and encourage input from Democrats on the local level to inform the party platform hat will be voted on by delegates at the June convention. 
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All platform meetings should take place before May 1, 2017 to ensure the input is considered for the 2017 platform. The Massachusetts Democratic Party platform is a statement of party values and reflects the current policy positions of the party. The Platform Committee will be drafting the proposed 2017 state party platform, which will be voted on by the delegation at the June 3State Convention. The most recent edition of the Party platform is the 2013platform. It may be found on our website here: 
https://www.massdems.org/your-party/party-documents 
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Requirements for holding a platform meeting: 
- The Massachusetts Democratic Party must be notified of the meeting five business days prior to its scheduled date. 
- The meeting is open to the general public, regardless of party affiliation or registration status. 
- The meeting location must be ADA accessible. 
- The meeting must be conducted with a clerk who will take notes of participants' testimony. All notes must be submitted to the state party. 
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LINK FOR SCHEDULING PLATFORM MEETING: http://bit.ly/2mOiEhI 
LINK FOR SUBMITTING TESTIMONY: http://bit.ly/2m6CD6Z 
Note: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a problem with these links. 
 

Caucus Information
LINK: http://massdems.org/caucuses/info-for-chairs 
This page has links to the schedule, the preliminary call and more. 
Note: please read the Method of Selecting Democrats in full. This is not a substitute for the complete document. 

Pre-registered Democrats need to born on or prior to September 11, 2000. Those who are pre-registered and will be 18 on or before primary day in 2018 are eligible to take part in the caucus and run for delegate. Online registration can be done at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ 

NOTE: Caucuses are easy to find on the MassDems website. As a matter of policy, the Dispatch only includes caucuses if they are held in conjunction with a meeting. 
http://massdems.org/caucuses/2017-caucuses 
 

Mass Senate Community Conversations
COMMONWEALTH COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS 2017 
https://malegislature.gov/CC/News 
Locations and Hosts: 
03/14 CENTRAL MASS: Senators Harriette Chandler, Anne Gobi, Jen Flanagan, Ryan Fattman, and Michael Moore. 
03/21 NORTHEAST: Senators Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Bruce Tarr, Eileen Donoghue, and Barbara L'Italien. 
03/28 WMASS: Senators Don Humason, Adam Hinds, Eric Lesser, Jim Welch, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg. 
04/04 METROWEST: Senators Jamie Eldridge, Karen Spilka, Cynthia Creem and Mike Barrett. 
04/11 NORTH SHORE: Senators Joan Lovely, Sal DiDomenico, Jason Lewis, Ken Donnelly and Thomas McGee. 
 

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Event details:

03/10/2017 Senator Lovely's Annual North Shore St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
Friday, March 10, 7 - 9 AM
Finz Seafood and Grill, 76 Wharf St., Salem, MA 01970
Good music, great food, unrestrained humor and wit, and some surprising guests ... Irish or otherwise. Special guest: Jimmy Tingle. Donation levels: $100/$250/$500/$1,000. Committee to Elect Joan Lovely 14 Story Street Salem, MA 01970 
https://www.facebook.com/events/733976326754475/ 

03/11/2017 Malden Democrats St. Patrick's Day Breakfast. 
Saturday, March 11, 9 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden
Enjoy breakfast with fellow Democrats at this popular annual event featuring speeches by elected officials and candidates, live music and dance performance, annual Malden Democratic City Committee awards, and more. Keynote speaker: Congresswoman Katherine Clark. Tickets, $25, can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malden-democratic-city-cmt-st-patricks-day-breakfast-awards-ceremony-tickets-31273687441 or at the door. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Greg Lucey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*03/11/2017 Wellfleet Dems Breakfast Meeting*
Saturday, March 11, 9 - 10:30 AM
PB Boulangerie, 15 Lecount Hollow Road, South Wellfleet
Welcome Wellfleet activists and 2017 Delegates Elspeth Hay of Mass 350 & Mass Power Forward, and Liberty Schilpp of Wellfleet Families for Peace and Justice. Suggested contribution $7. Information: Lydia at 508 237 3133 or visit http://wellfleetdems.org/ 

*03/11/2017 ACA Town Hall with Congressman Richard Neal *
Saturday, March 11, 9 AM
Veritas Auditorium, Berchmans Hall Elms College 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA
Doors open at 8:30AM 
Congressman Richard E. Neal invites you to join him for an Affordable Care Act Town Hall. 
Seating is limited. Please NO food, drink, or signs allowed in the auditorium. 
PLEASE RSVP https://goo.gl/forms/CbVAwlNsN4X9BQC82 

03/11/2017 Marlborough Dems City Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 9:15 AM
Marlborough Library, 35 W. Main Street, Marlborough (Story Hour Room)
After the meeting, at 10:30 am, Carmine Gentile our State Rep covering W1, W2P2, W7P1, will be available to speak to his constituents. For more info see http://www.marlboroughdcc.org 

03/11/2017 Springfield Ward Six Caucus and Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 11:30 AM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield
The Ward 6 caucus will be followed by the caucus will be an informal meeting of the committee to inform caucus goers about the Ward 6 Committee's current activities and how they can participate. 

03/11/2017 Mass Alliance 2017 Grassroots Campaign Training
Saturday & Sunday, March 11th & 12th, 9:00AM - 5:30PM both days
Educational Association of Worcester, 397 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605
This intensive two-day training introduces future campaign leaders, activists, and candidates to the theory and practice behind successful grassroots campaigning. Campaign workers with all levels of experience and potential candidates for any level of government and at any stage in the process (from curious to ready to take the plunge) are welcome. Attendees will learn from some of the best progressive campaign operatives in Massachusetts. Sessions will include field organizing, message development, working with the press, and other time-tested tactics for winning campaigns. The workshop is great training for full-time paid work on campaigns, people wanting to volunteer for campaigns, leaders thinking of running for office, or issue and neighborhood activists who are hoping to enhance their understanding of how to influence the outcome of campaigns. Food and materials for the two-day training are provided. You can register by downloading the signup form at http://www.massalliance.org/training.html and emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information you can call 617-722-4320 or email Jordan Berg Powers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

03/12/2017 March with Dems in the Worcester St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 12, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Meet at Zoots Dry Cleaning parking lot 633 Park Ave. (cor. Mill St.), Worcester, MA 01603
Join Congressman Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe Petty, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, Senator Mike Moore, State Rep. Jim O'Day, State Rep. Mary Keefe, State Rep. Dan Donahue and the McInerney School of Irish Dance in the 2017 Worcester County St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

03/12/2017 Missy Hollenback for Shrewsbury Selectman - Campaign Kick-Off
Sunday, March 12, 3 - 5 PM
Maironis Park, 52 S. Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Appetizers will be provided. A cash bar will be open for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. To help families who may not otherwise be able to attend, child watch will be provided though on a limited basis. Registration is encouraged for the kids but not required. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of kids and ages attending for planning purposes. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/ElectMissyHollenback/ 

03/12/2017 Berlin Town Dem Caucus and Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, March 12, 4 - 6 PM
19 Carter St., Berlin, MA 01503
Meeting to vote in new members, select state delegates, and discuss next steps. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/BerlinDems/ 

*03/12/2017 Kickoff: Gwendolyn Holbrow for Framingham Selectman*
Sunday, March 12, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Jack's Abby Springdale Barrel Room, 102 Clinton St., Framingham, MA 01702
Enter at the other end of the block from the regular Jack's Abby door, and take stairs or elevator to the second floor. Guests must be 21 or older, except that infants in carriers are permitted. 
Come and meet the candidate, graze on some snacks from the beer hall kitchen (provided), and enjoy a local craft beer or soda (cash bar). Free admission, donations welcome. More info and RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1232282583516266/ 

03/13/2017 Shrewsbury DTC Meeting - With Gus Bickford
Monday, March 13, 7 PM
Community Room at Southgate, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury.
Our Special Guest at our March meeting will be the new Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Gus Bickford. 

03/13/2017 Arlington Democratic Town Committee
Monday, March 13, 7:15 PM
Lyons Hearing Room, Second Floor Town Hall 730 Mass. Ave.

*03/14/2017 Immigration Community Forum & Know Your Rights Presentation*
Tuesday, March 146 - 8 PM
St Narcissus Parish, 562 Waverly St., Framingham, MA 01702
Please join Senator Karen Spilka, Rep. Chris Walsh, Rep. Carmine Gentile, and Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis in hosting an extraordinary panel of experts from different non-profit organizations to speak about the Trump Administration executive orders and their implications. We will also complete a Know Your Rights Presentation and overview of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act. We will have representatives from the following agencies: ACLU Massachusetts, MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and MetroWest Legal Services. If time permits we will end the event with an answer & question session. The forum will be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/1895705347379239/ 

03/14/2017 Billerica DTC Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall, Room 110

03/14/2017 Candidate Conversation with Jay Gonzalez for Governor
Tuesday, March 147 - 9 PM
First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Join JP Progressives for a Candidate Conversation with Jay Gonzalez. Jay is a progressive Democrat running for Governor in 2018, and was the Administration and Finance Secretary in Governor Deval Patrick's administration. If you have questions for Jay Gonzalez - please submit them via www.slido.com (Event #3480). Register for tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candidate-conversations-jay-gonzalez-tickets-32242406907 

03/14/2017 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 147 - 9 PM
the Senior Center at the Fairbank Community Center, 40 Fairbank Road Sudbury, MA 01776

*03/15/2017 AG Maura Healey St. Patrick's Day Celebration. *
Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 - 7 PM
The Black Rose, 160 Milk St., Boston
Suggested Contribution: $1000, $500, $250, $125, $50. Contribute online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/stpats_3_15_2017 or by check payable to the Committee to Elect Maura Healey and RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

03/15/2017 Jaime Figueroa for Lynn City Councilor At-Large Campaign Kick-off
Wednesday, March 15, 6 - 8 PM
Trio's Mexican Grill, 70 Market St., Lynn
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/356107174766716/ 

03/15/2017 Worcester Democratic City Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 PM
Leo's Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester
We will have a discussion and an education forum as it relates to immigration. Lawyers will be present to answer questions and provide accurate information about definitions and how you can help spread accurate information and resources throughout our community. 

*03/15/2017 Uxbridge Dems Meeting*
Wednesday, March 15, 7 PM
Town Hall, Uxbridge
Next meeting is Wednesday March 15th at 7pm lower Town Hall. 

03/15/2017 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 PM
Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly
For information, contact Chairman Duane Anderson at 978-922-2368. 

*03/16/2017 Mayor Dan Rivera St. Patrick's Day Party Fundraiser*
Thursday, March 16, 6 - 8 PM
The Claddagh Pub, 399 North Canal St., Lawrence
Honoring Tom Cuddy. Music - Food - Fun - Cash Bar. Suggested Contribution: $25/$50/$100/Families $35. Sponsor a table: $1,000. To RSVP email or call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 978-771-6304. 

*03/16/2017 Downtown Boston Progressives Kickoff Meeting*
Thursday, March 16, 6:30 - 8 PM
Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
6:00 PM (refreshments); 6:30 PM (meeting starts) 
RSVP: http://downtownprogressives.eventbrite.com/ 

03/16/2017 AG Maura Healey's Post- Election Town Hall - Malden/Melrose
Thursday, March 16, 7 - 8:30 PM
First Parish Malden, 2 Elm Street, Malden
(2 blocks from MBTA Orange Line Malden Center stop, parking on street) 
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers with Metro North Democrats (a joint project of the Malden, Melrose and Wakefield Democratic City/Town Committees) for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we've made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. RSVP https://goo.gl/forms/IJAaoyahZ7X5M2zR2 

*03/16/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Thursday, March 16, 7 PM
the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street)
For more info see http://watchcitydemocrats.tripod.com 

03/17/2017 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, March 17, 7 - 9 AM
Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)
Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Candidates who wish to speak please contact WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Address questions to same or for more info visit https://www.facebook.com/waylanddems 

03/18/2017 Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Saturday, March 18, 8 - 10 AM
Independence Bar & Grill, 10 Independence Dr., Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
$7 requested donation to cover room and breakfast. GLAD member communities: Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

03/18/2017 Stockbridge Dems Caucus and Meeting
Saturday, March 18, 10 AM
Meeting Room, Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge
This is the chance for Stockbridge Democrats and friends to get together, to discuss our town, to share our views of the political scene(s), and to consider a path forward. The issues are manifold - with Republican control of government at most all levels. We will be holding three consecutive meetings - State Caucus, Town Committee, Town Caucus; And all Stockbridge Democrats are urged to attend. 

03/18/2017 Bellingham DTC Caucus and Meeting
Saturday, March 18, 10 AM
Municipal Bldg., 10 Mechanic St.

*03/18/2017 Rockport Town Democratic Committee Meeting*
Saturday, March 18, 10 AM
Community Room of the Rockport Police Headquarters, 168 Main Street
Discussion of post-election issues. Proposals for the creation of an Education and Outreach Committee and the creation of a Coordinated Resources Committee will be considered. All registered Democratic voters in Rockport are invited to attend. For more information call 978-546-3754. 

*03/18/2017 Onward Together: MA-5 Volunteer & Advocacy Fair*
Saturday, March 18, 10 AM - Noon 
Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St., Lexington, MA 02421
Congresswoman Katherine Clark will be hosting. This will be an opportunity to learn more about progressive efforts on the local, state, and national levels and how you can get plugged in to start taking action now. 

*03/18/2017 Barnstable Dems St. Patrick's Day Brunch *
Saturday, March 18, 10 AM
DoubleTree by Hilton in Hyannis
Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Chair Sean Caughey says the brunch will honor the Irish and show respect to all who have come to the U.S. for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The keynote speaker is Lawrence State Representative Juana Matias, who is a co-sponsor of a bill to protect the civil rights of immigrants in the state. The brunch is open to everyone and reservations are advised. Tickets are $25 and $10 for students. For reservations contact Mary Mohan by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

03/18/2017 Yarmouth Dems Meeting and Caucus
Saturday, March 18, 1 PM
Selectmen's Room, Town Hall, Yarmouth
Monthly meeting of the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee. All Yarmouth Democrats are invited to attend. Entrance will be from the side door. Questions: contact Bob Isadore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Meeting dates:4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18. 

03/18/2017 Maynard Dems Caucus and Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 18, 2 PM
Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room, 77 Nason Street
The Maynard Democratic Town Committee will meet immediately following the Caucus. With a quorum present, the group can vote-in new members. The Maynard DTC normally meets once a month at a location and date posted on its Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/MaynardDemocraticTownCommittee/ and in the Beacon-Villager and Action Unlimited. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Sara Hartman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 978-897-2032. 

03/19/2017 Framingham Democratic Town Committee Annual Candidates' Breakfast Forum and Monthly Meeting
Sunday, March 19, 10 AM
Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
Please using parking at 1071 Worcester Road, at Maynard Rd. Do not park in the apartment complex. 
The Framingham DTC's annual breakfast meeting is one of the Committee's most popular events featuring a tasty breakfast of scrambled eggs, bagels, coffee, orange juice and more. This event draws a large turnout and includes a forum where Democratic candidates contesting in the Framingham municipal elections will give presentations on their candidacies. The forum is followed by the Committee's regular business meeting. Suggested donation is $5.00 for the breakfast. 

03/19/2017 What YOU Can do NOW - MetroWest Activism Training
Sunday, March 19, 12:30 - 4 PM
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton
Many people are seeking specific ways to respond to election 2016--ways to be involved and protect the progress society has made. This training will connect activists and leaders with a key takeaway: practical, clear action steps to take to help at the local, state and federal level. No financial commitment required - costs are covered for this event. See http://newtondems.org/calendar/what-you-can-do-now for schedule, sponsors, and registration info. 

*03/20/2017 A Progressive Conversation with Dan Wolf & Jamie Eldridge*
Monday, March 20, 6:30 - 8 PM
Cohasset Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA 02025
South Shore Progressives is honored to welcome State Senator Jamie Eldridge and former State Senator Dan Wolf to the South Shore for a conversation about the future of progressive politics. Come hear the thoughts and insights of two of Massachusetts' most progressive leaders. Discussion will include the current state of affairs in both the Commonwealth and the country as well as future plans and goals for dealing with our current political climate. Program will include plenty of time for Q & A from the audience. All are welcome. Free admission. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/339243129804343/ 

03/20/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee 
Monday, March 20, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA

03/22/2017 Young Dems Event with State Senator Tom McGee
Wednesday, March 22, 5 - 7 PM
Market Lounge, 21 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109
Join the YDMA Disability Caucus to welcome former Democratic State Party Chair and State Senator Tom McGee to honor him for all he has done for Disability Rights. He will talk about the future as he speaks about what the legislature is doing on behalf of the disability community in Massachusetts. Topics will include public transportation, housing rights, and health care, as well as other issues related to accesability facing the Commonwealth. 

03/22/2017 Plymouth County Register of Probate Matt McDonough St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Wednesday, March 22, 6 - 9 PM
Cask 'n Flagon, 804 Plain Street (Rte. 139), Marshfield, MA 02050
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Plymouth County Register of Probate Matt McDonough. Enjoy music, song and the dancers of the Dunleavy Boyle Bremer School of Irish Dance. Suggested contribution: $25/$50/$100. Checks to: Committee to Elect Matt McDonough, 80 Washington Sq., Bldg. K, Norwell, MA 02061. 

03/22/2017 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 7 PM
Natick Town Hall, 13 E. Central Street, Natick MA 01760 3rd Floor Training Room
For more information visit http://www.natickdems.org/ 

03/23/2017 MA Women's Political Caucus PAC Fundraiser w/ Attorney General Maura Healey
Thursday, March 23, 5:30 - 7 PM
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108l
This event will act as a fundraiser for the MWPC PAC. Suggested donations: $25, $50, $100, $250. One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds go to MWPC PAC qualified, pro-choice endorsed candidates. For info and tickets go to https://www.facebook.com/events/295570627529021/ 

*03/23/2017 Needham Dem Meeting with Guest Speaker Jay Gonzalez*
Thursday, March 23, 7 PM
Needham Historical Society, 1147 Central Ave, Needham
Needham DTC meeting will take place after the caucus. Scheduled Speaker: Jay Gonzalez, candidate for governor. For more info see http://needhamdems.org 

03/24/2017 Congressman McGovern & Take Back the House Party
Friday, March 24, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
62 Main Street - Bldg #3, Hatfield, MA 01038
Please join hosts David & Deborah Mager to be inspired by Congressman Jim McGovern (D), partake in dinner and drinks, and be entertained by River Rhapsody Band. By working together and starting now, we can make sure that in 2 years the House of Representatives and/or that the Senate has a Democratic majority. Suggested contribution: $50 per adult (all amounts are welcome). Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/239869976460303/ 

*03/25/2017 Attleboro Southeastern Mass Unity Brunch*
Saturday, March 25, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro
Attleboro 20th Annual Southeastern Massachusetts Democratic Spring Unity Brunch. 
$20 per person, $15 for students. 
CONFIRMED GUESTS: Attorney General Maura Healey; Secretary of State Bill Galvin; Congressman Joe Kennedy; Former State Treasurer and Former DNC Chair: Steve Grossman; District Attorney: Tom Quinn; State Representative: Paul Heroux; Governors Councilor: Robert Jubinville; Candidates for Governor, Jay Gonzalez; Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Bob Massie; Mass Dems State Party Chair: Gus Bickford; State Party Treasurer Paul Yorkis. 
Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets can be also purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Attleboro Democratic City Committee Treasurer, Jackie Romaniecki, 120 Augsburg Drive Attleboro MA 
Further Details This event is hosted annually by the Attleboro Democratic City Committee. For further information Ellen Parker at 508-222-3062 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

03/25/2017 Boston Ward 20 Democratic Committee Spring Breakfast
Saturday, March 25, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Corrib Pub and Restaurant, 2030 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132
Guest Speaker: Mayor Martin Walsh. Suggested Donation: $20.00. Checks should be made payable to the Boston Ward 20 Democratic Committee. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1792663824393066/ or visit https://www.facebook.com/Ward-20-Democratic-Committee-Boston-184353658581645/ 

03/25/2017 Clinton Dems Caucus and Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 25, 2 PM
Presentation Senior Apts, Main Building, 309 Church Street, Clinton
Clinton DTC Business Meeting will follow the conclusion of the Town Democratic Caucus. For more info contact Mary Richards, Secretary at 617-930-2727 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*03/25/2017 Progressive Politics in the Era of Trump*
Saturday, March 25, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Mahar Auditorium, UMass Amherst
The event will be an evening discussion with the new DNC Deputy Chair, Congressman Keith Ellison and Congressional Progressive Caucus member, Congressman Jim McGovern on progressive politics and what can and needs to be done in this uncertain era of the Trump Administration. The Doors will open at 5:30 and will be first come first served for seating and admittance. 

03/26/2017 Meet and Greet Open House for Rep. Jack Lewis
Sunday, March 26, 3 - 5 PM
42 Bay Colony Dr., Ashland
Join Diane & Marty Ring at their home for an informal open house for Jack Lewis, newly elected Representative for the Seventh Middlesex District, consisting of Ashland; and Framingham Precincts 8, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18. Join friends and neighbors to speak with Jack, and hear about his first 3 months in office. All are welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required. For those who would like to donate to Jack's campaign, please visit http://www.electjacklewis.com/donate and more info, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

03/26/2017 Becky Walker Grossman for Newton City Councilor Campaign Kickoff
Sunday, March 26, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Woman's Club, 72 Columbus St., Newton, MA 02461
Parking: There is plenty of street parking nearby. In addition, there is a municipal parking lot located at 16 Hartford St, Newton, MA 02461, which is free on Sundays. 
Join Becky as she formally kicks off her campaign for Newton City Councilor-at-Large, Ward 7. This event is kid-friendly and light refreshments will be served. Please see the formal invitation and RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/becky-walker-grossman-campaign-kickoff-registration-32457239477 

*03/28/2017 Discussions of Difference - Brockton*
Tuesday, March 28, 6 - 8 PM
Brockton Public Library Main Branch, 304 Main St., Brockton
Join co-hosts State Rep. Michelle DuBois and Brockton City Councilors Shaynah Barnes, Moises Rodrigues & Robert Sullivan for Discussions of Difference: Building Empathy, Understanding, & IN elusion in the Greater Brockton Community. Panel discussions start at 6:30 and will focus on how race, gender, disability and economic class affect how we see each other. 

*03/29/2017 Cape and Islands Democratic Council Memberhip Meeting*
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 PM
Union Heritage Museum, 276 North St, Hyannis
SAVE THE DATE! 
CIDC General Membership meeting / Election of Officers 

*03/31/2017 A Conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders*
Friday, March 31, 2 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate Columbia Point Boston
Senator Sanders will discuss the future of American democracy, and the importance of active citizen participation. The Boston Globes James Pindell will moderate. The event is free and open to the public, but please note that advance registration is required. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions. 

*04/01/2017 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, April 1, 10 - 11 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
All current or prospective Malden Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Greg Lucey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*04/01/2017 Platform DIscussion and Breakout Sessions*
Saturday, April 1, 10 AM - Noon 
William Norris School, 34 Pomeroy Meadows Road, Southampton
Join your fellow delegates, alternates and other interested Democrats for discussion and breakout sessions to write language and introduce updates for a new Massachusetts Democratic Committee Platform. The platform is our statement of values and the information from the hearings is used by the Platform Committee as they draft the new platform for ratification at the June 3rd convention in Lowell. Host Committee in development. Contact Janet Cain, Southampton Town Committee chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kathy Martin, Westfield City Committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. 

*04/02/2017 Breakfast Reception for District Attorney Joseph Early*
Sunday, April 2, 9 - 11:30 AM
Mezcal Tequila Cantina, 30 Major Taylor Blvd., Worcester
The Committee to Elect Joseph D. Early. Jr. cordially invites you to attend a breakfast in honor of District Attorney Joseph Early. Suggested donation $35 per person. Children are welcomed as our guests. 

*04/04/2017 Mayor Martin J. Walsh 50th Birthday Celebration*
Tuesday, April 4, 6 - 9 PM
Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
A night of comedy and music. Suggested donation: $200/$500/$1,000. RSVP at http://bit.ly/MayorWalsh/50 or make check payable to: The Committee to Elect Martin J. Walsh. 

*04/04/2017 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport - Building H, 265 Fruit Street, Mansfield
We will have guest speaker from the 4th Congressional District Chapter of Indivisible All of our meetings and events are open to the public. Mansfield area Democrats are especially invited. For more information, visit our website http://www.mansfielddems.org/ send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Joe Kaplan at 508-339-4520. 

04/05/2017 AG Maura Healey Town Hall Meeting in Brookline
Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM
First Unitarian Church In New Bedford, 71 8th St., New Bedford, MA 02740
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we've made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. 
RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/XYPlbSKpmMoDg36g1 

*04/05/2017 North Shore Meeting with Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford*
Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM
Torigian Life Center 79 Central Street Peabody (parking and entrance in rear)
Join Democrats from across the North Shore as we hear about plans for victory in 2018, 2020 and beyond. For more information, contact Arthur Powell at 978-922-1480 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/251298008663371/ 

*04/06/2017 Fundraiser Dinner in Support of State Representative Diana DiZolgio*
Thursday, April 6, 5:30 PM
Reliefs In,1 Market Street, Lawrence
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Hour 
6:30-7:30 Dinner and Program 
7:30-9:00 Live Music 
Suggested Donation: $25, $50, $100, $250 
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dianadizoglio 
Committee to Elect Diana DiZoglio 3 John Street #4 Methuen, MA 01844 

*04/06/2017 Stephanie Martins for Everett City Council Birthday Kick-Off*
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 - 8 PM
Oliveiras, 749 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149
Join the Stephanie Martins Committee and Attorney General Maura Healey in support of Stephanie's campaign effort for Everett City Council and to celebrate her 29th birthday. Suggested contributions: Chair: $1000/Host: $500/Sponsor: $250/Supporter: $100/Friend: $50. You may contribute in advance online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/stephanieforeverett mail checks to the Stephanie Martins Committee at P.O. box 490780, Everett MA 02149. Please RSVP to stephanie.martins@stephaniemartins.com or by calling Stephanie at 772-828-0474. 

*04/08/2017 College Democrats of Massachusetts Spring Convention*
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tufts University, 62 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA 02155-5813
Please park at Dowling hall garage, 419 Boston Ave., Medford 
Join College Democrats of Massachusetts for a recap of all that we've accomplished together this year, political oriented performances, speakers and workshops, and for the election of the 2017-18 CDM Executive Board. For updates see https://www.facebook.com/events/634746543388342/ 

*04/12/2017 Mass-Care Future of Healthcare / Spring Gala*
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Save the Date. A night of live music, light refreshments and a conversation of where our healthcare is headed here in the Commonwealth and Nation. Special Guest: Dr. Don Berwick. All donation accepted, all are welcome. Tickets available at http://masscare.org/event/future-of-healthcare-spring-gala/?event_date=2017-04-12 

04/15/2017 Yarmouth Dems Meeting
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
Selectmen's Room, Town Hall, Yarmouth
Monthly meeting of the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee. All Yarmouth Democrats are invited to attend. Entrance will be from the side door. Questions: contact Bob Isadore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Meeting dates: 5/20, 6/17, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18. 

04/15/2017 Tax Day March Boston
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
City Hall Plaza, Boston
http://taxmarch.org/marches/ 
https://www.facebook.com/taxmarch/ 
ALL ARE WELCOME. We encourage anybody and everybody who demands to see Trump's tax returns to join us. 

04/20/2017 AG Maura Healey's Post- Election Town Hall - Worcester
Thursday, April 20, 7 - 8:30 PM
Worcester location TBA
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we've made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. RSVP https://goo.gl/forms/x72ONgj1fIFxvlB42 

04/21/2017 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, April 21, 7 - 9 AM
Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)
Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Candidates who wish to speak please contact WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Address questions to same or for more info visit https://www.facebook.com/waylanddems 

04/22/2017 Progressive Democrats of MA Issues Conference
Saturday, April 22, 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Carpenter's Union Training Center, 13 Holman Road, Millbury MA 01527
Save the date. PDM will be running an organizer training and update session. 
The morning (9-12) will be dedicated to relational organizing and grassroots techniques used in Obama's and other grassroots campaigns with Margaret Post, an experienced trainer and former teaching fellow for Marshall Ganz, who draws from many organizing traditions. 
Lunch (12-1:30) will include our popular "Issues Speed Dating" event - get caught up on several issues in a short period of time. 
The remainder of the afternoon (1:30-3:30) will include two plenaries, with expert speakers and Q & A, on "Protecting the most vulnerable" and "Press Freedom". 
Look for updates at http://progressivedemsofmass.org/item/1106071 

04/22/2017 March for Science
Saturday, April 22, Noon
Boston Common
This is the Boston, MA rally being held in parallel to the Scientists March on Washington DC. This page is simply an event page so you can get time, date, and location updates. Please JOIN OUR GROUP for discussion calls to action, volunteering opportunities, and other ways to be involved. 

*04/23/2017 Twelfth Annual Waltham Heroes Brunch*
Sunday, April 23, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Rhino Lounge, 11 Cooper St., Waltham, MA 02453
This is an event to honor three local heroes: Long-time education advocate Ann O'Halloran, No On 2 campaign coordinator for 3rd MAD Max Parish, and Local LBGT Veterans group OUTVETS. Cash bar. Site is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Seating is limited. Advance checks should be made out to the "Waltham Democratic City Committee" and mailed to: Scott O'Neil, 707 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Send any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

04/24/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee 
Monday, April 24, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA

04/24/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, April 24, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 104 Federal St., Lynn 
Future meeting dates: 5/22, 6/19, 9/18, 10/23. 
For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 781-599-9347. 

04/25/2017 Discussions of Difference - Brockton
Tuesday, April 25, 6 - 8 PM
Brockton Public Library Main Branch, 304 Main St., Brockton
Join co-hosts State Rep. Michelle DuBois and Brockton City Councilors Shaynah Barnes, Moises Rodrigues & Robert Sullivan for Discussions of Difference: Building Empathy, Understanding, & IN elusion in the Greater Brockton Community. Panel discussions start at 6:30 and will focus on how race, gender, disability and economic class affect how we see each other. 

04/25/2017 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Chocolate Madness 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 - 9 PM
The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston
For the 34th year in a row, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts will welcome more than 500 pro-choice chocolate lovers to raise funds in support of reproductive freedom in the Commonwealth. Over 25 Boston restaurants, bakeries, and pastry chefs will served bite-sized portions of their delicious chocolate desserts alongside samplings of local beer, wine, spirits, and cheese. Please note this event is 21+. Tickets/Sponsorships $50 and up. Purchase at http://www.chocolatemadness.org 

04/26/2017 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 7 PM
Natick Town Hall, 13 E. Central Street, Natick MA 01760 3rd Floor Training Room
For more information visit http://www.natickdems.org/ 

04/27/2017 Brockton Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 PM
Brockton Fire Fighters Local 144 80 Perkins Ave, Brockton
The Brockton Democratic City Committee is pleased to welcome Steve Tompkins, Suffolk County Sherriff as our keynote speaker. Steve brings a fresh perspective on the role of the Democratic Party in the age of Trump. We will be holding Ward Committee Meetings from 6:30 to 7:00 PM and the General Meeting will start at 7:00 PM All Democrats are welcome to attend. Join us as we develop the Democratic Party in Brockton. 

04/29/2017 DSC Meeting
Saturday, April 29
Barnstable County
Watch massdems.org for details. 

04/30/2017 Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast
Sunday, April 30, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Annual LDTC gala award event. Democrat of the Year: Senate President Stanley Rosenberg. Also to be recognized and congratulated: Congressman Richard E. Neal--Ranking Democratic Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/longmeadowdems or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

04/30/2017 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley's Annual Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Breakfast
Sunday, April 30, 10 AM - Noon 
The Meadow Brook Restaurant, 1486 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson, MA 02341
Tickets are $25.00 per person, Children free. Sponsorship: Gold-$100; Silver-$75; Bronze-$50. For further information, call Pamela Berry at (781) 871-1510. 

05/02/2017 AG Maura Healey's Post- Election Town Hall - Mid-Cape
Tuesday, May 2, 7 - 8:30 PM
Location TBA
SAVE THE DATE! 
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a post-election Town Hall meeting. So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we've made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved. Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. 

*05/06/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Campaign Kickoff*
Saturday, May 6, Noon - 2 PM
Shoppers Cafe, 731 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
David Perelman is kicking off his campaign for Waltham City Council, Ward Eight. Join him just five days after papers come out to hear his shared vision for a better Waltham. Donations greatly appreciated. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/perelman4waltham 

05/06/2017 Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Saturday, May 6
Doubletree Hilton, Rt 28, Hyannis
SAVE THE DATE! 

05/13/2017 3rd Middlesex Area Democrats Annual Spring Breakfast
Saturday, May 13, 9 AM - Noon 
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Themes: Recognizing volunteer success in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Motivation and Means of Moving Forward and Fighting Back in the Trump era. Elected officials serving the Middlesex area have been invited to speak. For information or to purchase tickets contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

05/20/2017 Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 8 - 10 AM
Independence Bar & Grill/Radisson, 10 Independence Dr., Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
$7 requested donation to cover room and breakfast. GLAD member communities: Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*05/20/2017 Twelfth Annual Three Towns and Two Cities (3T & 2C) Breakfast*
Saturday, May 20, 8:30 AM
Nicholson Hall, 9 Harris Street, Newburyport
The Democratic City and Town Committees of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury, known as The Three Towns And Two Cities ( 3T&2C), are planning their annual spring breakfast. 
8:30 Coffee & Social 
9:00 Breakfast 
Tickets $30. For more information, contact Kathy Pasquina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 978 270-0529 

06/03/2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, June 3, 10 AM
Tsongas Arena, Lowell
Watch www.massdems.org for details. 

07/08/2017 Yarmouth Dems Annual Barbecue
Saturday, July 8
SAVE THE DATE! 

07/09/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Cookout and Food Drive
Sunday, July 9, 2 - 5 PM
The Lynn Museum, 590 Washington Street, Lynn
Lynn Democratic City Committee will hold its 18th Annual Family Cookout and 9th Annual Food Drive. Please join us for an afternoon of relaxation, socializing and talking about the common beliefs and values we share as Democrats. Enter our Dessert Contest. Prizes awarded for the best homemade desserts. Cookout donation: $15.00 per person; $25.00 family. Please bring a non-perishable food item or check made out to My Brother's Table. For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 781-599-9347. 

*08/10/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Annual BBQ & Picnic*
Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM
Location TBA
Save the date! 

10/29/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Cookout and Food Drive
Sunday, October 29, 8:30 - 11 AM
The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn
Full breakfast. Donation is $30.00 per person. For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 781-599-9347. 

11/14/2017 DSC Meeting
Tuesday, November 14
Save the date. 
Watch massdems.org for details. 

 

Caucus and Convention Information
The method of selecting delegates was approved on November 14 by the DSC. 
Please refer to this document (once is is posted) for information on the process. Some of the key dates are listed here: 
Deadline for notifying MDP of caucus date: January 27, 2017 
Caucus window: February 4 to April 2, 2017 
Convention date: June 3, 2017 in Lowell 
NOTE: The DSC voted to allow sixteen and seventeen year old pre-registered Democrats to take part in the State Convention and vote on the party platform at the 2017 Democratic State Convention, if they become delegates. Preregistered Democrats who will be age 18 by the anticipated date of the 2018 primary will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate or to apply to become youth add-on delegates. 
PLATFORM: Since it is a platform convention, caucuses usually go fairly quickly. This makes it easier to have a committee meeting in conjunction with your local caucus. A specific time for a caucus is required. For example it it is not allowed to have the caucus follow the adjournment of a committee meeting. But a committee meeting can immediately following the adjournment of a caucus. With the very long window it is easy to schedule a caucus on the same day as a regular meeting. With the provision to have candidates who are absent be able to run under specified conditions, many committees find this to be a practical way to proceed. 
 

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Ideas for Committees - Choosing Your Caucus TIme
The caucus window for 2017 is February 4th - April 2nd. This gives Committees a lot of flexibility. In a platform committee year, the caucus is usually fairly quick. Many committees find that it is helpful to have a committee meeting in conjunction with their caucus. The caucus has to be at a time certain so it is generally best to have the caucus first, immediately followed by a committee meeting. Sometimes committees schedule a meeting first, followed by their caucus an hour later. That is allowed, but has the disadvantage that if your meeting is quick, people are waiting for the caucus to start. Additionally, if non-members come at the published time for the caucus, they may not be aware of a meeting that they might otherwise have attended. 
SUMMARY OF CAUCUS INFORMATION. 
- notify the MDP office of your caucus NO LATER THAN January 27th. 
- eligible young people who PREREGISTER as Democrats may vote at a caucus. 
- Platform Convention is June 3rd in Lowell 
Method of Selecting Delegates: http://bit.ly/2hOPXyq 
Link to post a caucus: http://bit.ly/2hfrWQm 
Town/ward chairs http://www.massdems.org/index.php/your-party/town-and-ward-committees 
If the contact information listed is not accurate, please notify the MDP by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 
 

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Greater Blackstone Valley Dems - http://www.gbvdems.org 
Kids for Democracy - (for kids & teens) contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
List for DTC activists - MassDemsGuide-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Merrimack Valley Young Democrats - https://www.facebook.com/YDM.MV 
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Plymouth County Democratic League - Facebook "Plymouth County Democratic League" contact: PCDL Chairman, John Bowes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
South Shore Democratic News - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
South Shore Democrats - http://www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org contact: newsdesk@southshoredemocrats.org 
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Acton DTC - http://www.actondems.org/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ActonDems/ email Acton_Dems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
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Andover DTC - http://andoverdemocrats.org/ 
Arlington DTC - http://www.arlingtondems.org/ 
Ashland DTC - http://www.ashlanddems.org 
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Barnstable DTC - http://barnstable-democrats.com or https://www.facebook.com/BarnstableDemocrats Bedford DTC - http://www.bedforddems.org/ 
Bellingham DTC - http://www.bellinghamdems.org/ 
Belmont DTC - http://www.belmontdemocrats.org/ email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Berlin DTC - https://www.facebook.com/BerlinDems/ 
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Bolton DTC - https://www.facebook.com/Bolton-Democratic-Town-Committee-125548240803071/ 
Boston Ward 5 DC - http://bostonward5dems.org 
Boxborough DTC - http://www.boxboroughdems.org 
Boxford DTC - http://boxforddems.wordpress.com/ 
Brewster DTC - http://www.facebook.com/BrewsterDems 
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Brockton DTC - Www.brocktondems.org 
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Cambridge Democratic City Committee - http://www.cambridgedems.com/ 
Cohasset DTC - https://www.facebook.com/CohassetDemocrats/ 
Concord DTC - ConcordDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
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Easthampton DCC - http://www.easthamptondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Easthamptondemsemail:easthamptondems@gmail.com 
Easton DTC - http://www.EastonDemocraticTownCommittee.org email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Franklin DTC - http://www.franklindemocrats.com/ 
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Greenfield DTC - http://greenfielddemocrats.org 
Hanson DTC - http://www.hansondemocrats.org/ 
Haverhill DCC - https://www.facebook.com/HaverhillDems 
Holliston DTC - http://www.hollistondems.com/ 
Hopkinton - hopkintondemocrats@googlegroups.com 
Hudson DTC - http://hudsondemocrats.org 
Ipswich DTC - http://www.facebook.com/IpswichDemocraticTownCommittee 
Kingston DTC - http://www.kingstondems.org 
Lawrence DCC - https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceDems email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Lexington DTC - http://www.democratsoflexington.org/ 
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Lunenburg DTC - https://www.facebook.com/groups/44675588185/ 
Malden DCC - https://www.facebook.com/groups/361170660112/ 
Manchester DTC - http://www.demsbythesea.org 
Mansfield DTC - http://www.mansfielddems.org 
Marblehead DTC - https://www.facebook.com/2016-Marblehead-Democratic-Town-Committee-556065501236659/ 
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Millis DTC - https://www.facebook.com/Millis-Democratic-Town-Committee-207551682626693/ email: millisdemocratictowncommittee@googlegroups.com 
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Orange DTC - http://www.facebook.com/OrangeDemocraticTownCommittee 
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Peabody DTC - http://www.facebook.com/PeabodyDemocrats 
Pembroke DTC - https://www.facebook.com/Pembrokedemocratictowncommittee 
Plymouth DTC - https://www.facebook.com/plymouthmassdems/ email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Reading DTC - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Rockport DTC - https://rockportdems.org 
Salem DCC - http://www.facebook.com/salemdemocrats email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Shirley DTC - https://www.facebook.com/ShirleyDTC/ 
Shrewsbury DTC - http://www.ShrewsburyDemocrats.org email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Somerville DCC - http://www.somdems.org/ 
South Hadley DTC - http://southhadleydemocrats.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/SouthHadleyDTC email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Southborough DTC - SbroDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Southbridge DTC - https://www.facebook.com/SouthbridgeDTC 
Southampton DTC - https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonMaDemocraticTownCommittee or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Springfield Ward 6 https://www.facebook.com/Ward6SpfldDems email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Stockbridge DTC - http://StockbridgeDemocrats.org/ email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Stoughton DTC - http://www.stoughtondems.org or https://www.facebook.com/StoughtonDemocraticTownCommittee 
Sturbridge DTC - http://www.facebook.com/sturbridge.dem.town.committee email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Sudbury DTC - http://sudburydemocrats.org/ email: SudburyDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Swampscott DTC - https://www.facebook.com/swampscottdems 
Taunton DCC - http://tauntondems.org/ 
Templeton DTC - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templeton_Democrats/ 
Tewksbury DTC - https://www.facebook.com/TewksburyDemocrats 
Waltham DCC - http://watchcitydemocrats.tripod.com or https://www.facebook.com/Waltham-Democratic-City-Committee-187729917923680/ Tweet@WatchCityDems email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Watertown DTC - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Wayland DTC - http://www.waylanddems.org/ email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Wellfleet DTC - http://wellfleetdems.org email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
West Newbury - http://www.westnewburydems.org email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Westborough DTC - https://www.facebook.com/westborodems/ 
Weston DTC - http://westondems.org/ 
Weymouth DTC - http://www.weymouthdemocrats.com/ 
Wilmington DTC - http://wilmingtondems.org or https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems or Tweet @wilmingtondems 
Winchester DTC - https://www.facebook.com/WinchesterDems 
Worcester DCC - https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterDCC 

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