June 1, 2019/Dispatch

June Edition

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats, 

The annual MassDems convention is an important opportunity for Democrats from across the Commonwealth to come together and talk about how we organize and fight to make progress on real issues like climate change, healthcare, education, immigration, and civil rights. 

Our Party’s success hinges on our ability to connect with people. During the convention, we’ll be holding breakout sessions that will allow delegates to work collaboratively to develop strategies for organizing and engagement around critical issues facing our Commonwealth. Helping us set the table for a vibrant grassroots movement in 2019, 2020, and beyond. 

There are many caucuses this weekend! And there is still time to apply to be an add-on delegate. Here is a link for more information: 

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

PS Please be sure that you use the DDemDispatch-owner e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that Matt and I work hard to try to get the most up to date information, but sometimes things change or there is a miscommunication. Check with the organizer or the website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Ideas for Committees – Kate’s Kanvass Hints
Want to have a meeting and train people on canvassing? 
My document is a comprehensive guide to canvassing. 
You can use it as the curriculum for a meeting or workshop! 
As my schedule permits I will come to your local DTC/DWC meeting and present on best practices. 
Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2MhpJW2 
Contact me at KateDonaghue@aol.com or 508-404-8531. 

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 You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Hashtag MusicForRepublicans 
Wake Me Up Before You Mar-a-lago go. 
Misogyny and Ivory 
Who Can Impeach Now 
She Blinded Me with Junk Science 
Fifty Ways To Lose Your Civil Liberties 
Lawyers, Guns, and Hush Money 
Tainted Gov 
Do you believe in MAGA 
Tweet me Lies, Tweet me Lies, Tweet me sweet Little Lies 
Stand By Your Scam 
If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Get Caught 
Treasons in the Sun 
The Kids Are Alt-Right 
Every Little Thing He Does Is Tragic 
Abusing My Religion 
Ain’t no sunshine till he’s gone 
Crime After Crime 
I Dissed a Girl and I Liked It 
Comfortably Dumb 
What’s New Pussygrab? 

Event details:

*06/01/2019 Millis Dems Caucus and Business Meeting*
Saturday, June 1, 10 AM
Town Hall Room 130, 900 Main St., Millis
Business meeting will follow caucus. Contact Lisa Hardin: 508-479-5917. 

*06/01/2019 2019 Amplify Conference: Claiming Our Power*
Saturday, June 1, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Come together and join forces with Latinx leaders from diverse sectors, Latinx-led community organizations and power-building groups from across Massachusetts. This is an opportunity to build new relationships, strengthen existing partnerships and develop the Latinx Power Coalition for the Commonwealth and beyond. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and CNN Political Strategist Ana Navarro-Cárdenas are confirmed Keynote Speakers. For details visit: https://amplifylatinx.co/upcoming-events/amplify-conference/ 
General Admission $50.00/Non-Profit | Government $25.00/Students & Seniors (65+)/$15.00. Purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-amplify-conference-claiming-our-power-amplifylatinx-tickets-57856656818 

*06/01/2019 Young Democrats of America Northeast Regional Conference*
Saturday, June 1
YWCA Cambridge, 7 Temple St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Join the Northeast Region (New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine) to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous biennium and plan for the next. https://www.facebook.com/events/398099220787648/ 

06/02/2019 Senator Becca Rausch Re-election Fundraiser
Sunday, June 2, 3 – 4:30 PM
The home of Auli and Ken Batts, 23 Colgate Rd., Wellesley
Meet the Senator in person, ask questions, and hear about her accomplishments to date and vision for the future. Suggested contribution: $100/$250/$500. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/battsforbecca2019 and contact events@beccarausch.com with any questions. 

*06/02/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Caucus*
Sunday, June 2, 7 PM
Saugus Police/Fire Station,27 Hamilton Avenue, Saugus
Sagus DTC meeting will follow our caucus to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention. 

*06/03/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting*
Monday, June 3, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month. 
Adam Friedman who serves as the Executive Director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, the nation’s largest statewide movement to advance Ranked Choice Voting, will be the guest speaker. 

06/03/2019 Wilmington DTC Meeting
Monday, June 3, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television at 10 Waltham Street

*06/04/2019 Ed Flynn Re-Election Announcement*
Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 – 8 PM
Capo Restaurant and Supper Club, 443 West Broadway, South Boston
I would be honored if you joined me as I announce my candidacy for re-election to the Boston City Council. This will be a great event and I hope you will be able to join us. 

06/04/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting
Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
6 PM doors open for coffee/meet n greet 
6:30 PM Meeting starts 
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, 774-328-0394. 

06/05/2019 Election Day Registration Lobby Day
Wednesday, June 5, 10 AM – Noon 
State House, Boston Mass
Hear from speakers and talk to legislators. 
10:00am Room 428 State House, Briefing and lobbying assignments 
11:00am Meetings with Representatives (we will arrange these meetings) 
11:30an Meetings with Senators (we will arrange these meetings) 
12:00pm Conclusion and reporting back on your meetings 

06/06/2019 Mansfield MA Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
Thursday, June 6, 6 PM
in front of Town Hall, 6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048
LGBT pride flag raising co-sponsored by the Town of Mansfield and the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee. Rain date: Friday, June 7. For more information, call Joe Kaplan at 508-339-4520. 

*06/06/2019 Grafton DTC Meeting*
Thursday, June 6, 7 PM
Grafton Senior Center, 30 Providence Rd, Grafton
Meetings are generally the first Thursday of the month. 
Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. 

06/06/2019 Newton Dems General Meeting
Thursday, June 6, 7:30 PM
Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton, MA 02461
Following recent MA GOP attacks on our Democratic state legislators, we will discuss ways to support the ROE and Safe Communities Acts including a presentation by NARAL Pro Choice Massachusetts. Free and open to the public. For more info contact Shawn Fitzgibbons, Chair, shawn@newtondems.org

*06/07/2019 Get Together with Rep. Kathy LaNatra*
Friday, June 7, 6:30 – 9 PM
Mussels Grille At Kingsbury Club & Spa, 186 Summer St, Kingsto
Catch Up, Unwind & Roll! Get Together with Rep. Kathy LaNatra. 
Join Rep. Kathy LaNatra for a fun night with fellow constituents and catch up on news from the State House! 
RSVP” https://www.facebook.com/events/387932195266725 

*06/07/2019 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally*
Friday, June 7, 7 – 10 PM
Slate Bar & Grille, 899 Central St., Leominster, MA 01453
Please join members of the Town of Sterling Democratic Town Committee to discuss the important issues of our day and to plot strategies for the coming months. Please share with like-minded friends and members of the Leominster, Clinton, Princeton, Lunenburg and Townsend Democratic Committees. Didn’t mention your town ? Get organized and then join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/301777464087672/ 

06/08/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

*06/08/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 8, 9 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA 02148 (free parking, wheelchair accessible)
All members are asked to attend if possible to ensure a quorum for voting on bylaws and election of a new MDCC secretary. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith at abs0628@gmail.com or (339)298-6508. Free parking, wheelchair accessible. 

06/08/2019 Breakfast and March with Joe Kennedy at Pride Parade
Saturday, June 8, 11 AM
LIR, 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Check in breakfast party 11:00am -12:15pm at Lir Pub & Restaurant. 
Host Contact Info: volunteer@joekennedyforcongress.com. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-with-joe-kennedy-pride-parade-2019-check-in-1100am-1215pm 

*06/08/2019 Boston Pride Parade*
Saturday, June 8, 11 AM
Always a fun event! The following have asked that their information be listed here! Many others are marching as well. 
Deb Goldberg: https://bit.ly/2JFohKT 
Maura Healer: https://www.facebook.com/events/2052567165037063/ 
Joe Kennedy: https://bit.ly/2W7GhEJ 
Michelle Wu: https://bit.ly/2VPzJFm 

*06/08/2019 Wayland Dems Caucus and Business Meeting*
Saturday, June 8, 1 PM
Wayland Town Building Large Hearing Room, 38 Cochituate Rd, Wayland
Doors will open at 12:30 PM for registration, and the caucus begins at 1 PM. A short democrat Town Committee meeting will follow. Agenda includes Bylaw revisions and planning for the July 13 picnic. For more information please contact: WDTC Elaine Donnelly at waylanddems@gmail.com

06/09/2019 March with our State Legislative Delegation, Framingham Flag Day
Sunday, June 9, 1 – 3 PM
Saint Stephans Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702
Join Senate President Karen E. Spilka and Reps. Jack Patrick Lewis, Maria Robinson, and Carmine Gentile as they march in this year’s Framingham Flag Day Parade. The parade begins at 2pm but please plan to line up at 1pm in the parking lot at St. Stephens Church. The parade ends at Bowditch Field (approx. 1.3 miles). https://www.facebook.com/events/2250139298568119/ 

06/10/2019 Elected for Choice 2019
Monday, June 10, 6 – 8 PM
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108
Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts in celebrating our 2019 Elected for Choice honorees, Representative Jay Livingstone and City Councilor Michelle Wu. Early Bird Ticket (available until 5/24): $35 Individual Ticket: $45. Sponsorships available. Purchase at https://act1.myngp.com/Forms/3907435626697326592 

06/10/2019 State Rep. Tram Nguyen’s Birthday Event
Monday, June 10, 6 – 9 PM
Palmers Restaurant & Tavern, 18 Elm St., Andover, MA 01810
Refreshments, food, and fun. Kid friendly. Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. To RSVP and to contribute online, use this link: https://bit.ly/trambirthday and to join the host committee or have any questions answered email Jen at Jen@libertysquaregroup.com

06/10/2019 Tram’s Birthday Event 
Monday, June 10, 6 PM
Palmer’s Restaurant 18 Elm Street Andover
Please join us for refreshments, food, and fun! Kid friendly! To RSVP and to contribute online, use this link: bit.ly/trambirthday 
To join the host committee or have any questions? Email Jen at Jen@libertysquaregroup.com 

06/11/2019 State Rep. Andy X. Vargas First Annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser
Tuesday, June 11, 6 – 8 PM
The Garibaldi 86 Washington Street Haverhill
Please join me for my first annual spaghetti supper fundraiser. 
SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $25, $59, $100, $250, $500, $1000. 

06/11/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, June 11, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Main Branch 32 Essex Street Barnet Gallery Beverly
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

06/11/2019 Maya Jamaleddine for Melrose Alderman-at-Large Campaign Kickoff
Tuesday, June 11, 7 – 9 PM
Bobby C’s Ristorante, 20 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176

06/11/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 – 9 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St., Building H, Mansfield

06/12/2019 Chicopee Dems Picnic & Politics
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Moose Club, 244 Fuller Road Chicopee, MA 01020
Eat; talk; debate; inform. Straw poll; games; door prize. Tickets $20 can be purchased at http://secure.actblue.com/donate/chicopee.dems.picnic or purchased at the door. Make check payable to: CDCC, 129 Saratoga Ave., Chicopee, MA 01013. For more info email: Info@chicopeedems.org

06/12/2019 Hudson Dems Meeting and Caucus
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 PM
Avidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street Hudson, MA 01749. Entrance at side door.
Caucus to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention. Doors open for registration at 6 PM.Registration will close at 6:45 PM’ 
Information: janefchertoff@gmail.com

06/13/2019 Kathleen Feldman for Beverly City Council Campaign Kickoff Party
Thursday, June 13, 5 – 8 PM
Evviva Cucina, 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915

*06/13/2019 Spring Reception for David LeBoeuf, State Representative, 17th Worcester District*
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Zorba’s Taverna, 97 Stafford St., Worcester, MA 01603
Suggested Contribution: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500+. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/davidl4rep or for more information contact info@davidleboeuf.org

*06/13/2019 Reception with Senator Ed Markey in Belmont*
Thursday, June 13, 7 PM
Private Hone, Belmont RSVP for Address
In loving memory of Richard Marcus who once again helped bring together a group of activists and friends for a great cause. 
Host Reception 7:00 P.M. Sponsor: $1,000. 
Reception 7:30 P.M. Patron $500, Friend $250, Guest $100. 
Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/06.13.19belmontwatertownarlington 
To RSVP by phone please contact Colleen Coffey at (603) 508-0697. 

06/13/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground, 319 Broadway Arlington, MA 02474
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

06/15/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, June 15, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information. 

*06/15/2019 Campaign Office Opening Party: Kim, Michelle and Alejandra*
Saturday, June 15, 10 AM – 11:30 PM
195 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, District 7 City Councilor Kim Janey and Candidate for City Councilor At-Large Alejandra St. Guillen will be sharing campaign space. We’ll have food, fun, and a brief speaking program, then–you guessed it!–hit the pavement to knock on doors and connect with voters directly. Please stop by to say hello, join a canvass, then meet us at Franklin Park for Juneteenth celebrations. 

06/15/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, June 15, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

06/15/2019 Plymouth County Democratic League
Saturday, June 15, 1 – 5 PM
199 Colonel Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351
Please join PCDL for our summer cook out. Burgers, dogs, chicken. Cash Bar. Swimming pool. Bring the kids. Of course there will be lots of politicians. Only $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pcdljun15 

06/17/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 17, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

*06/17/2019 Come meet Rep. Elissa Slotkin and Hold the House*
Monday, June 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
RSVP for Brookline address
Join Force Multiplier to meet and support Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08). 
Co-hosted by the Needham, Newton, Wellesley Democratic Committees. 
Donations: https://bit.ly/2W4DCq4 
Contact: info@forcemulitplierma.org 

06/18/2019 Manisha for Mayor Campaign Kickoff Party
Tuesday, June 18, 6 – 9 PM
T’ahpas 529, 529 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176
Contributions not required but please give what you can. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/manisha or write a check to the Committee to Elect Manisha Bewtra. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manisha-for-mayor-campaign-kickoff-party-tickets-61258659299 and for questions/accommodations, contact committee@manishaformelrose.com or 781-462-1570. 

06/18/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

*06/18/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Room 210, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information. 
We will hear presentations from Ranked Choice Voting as well as the group advocating Saving the North Atlantic Right Whale. 

06/18/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting with Rep. Jeff Roy
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Rep. Jeff ROy will share with us the agenda and upcoming issues facing public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. 
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com . 

06/19/2019 Coffee with Crighton
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Hammersmith Family Restaurant 330 Central Street Saugus
Please join us for a coffee meet and greet. We plan on doing these on a monthly basis around the district so that we can connect in person to discuss the many important issues facing our district and Commonwealth. 

06/19/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176

*06/20/2019 Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Annual Summer Kick-Off*
Thursday, June 20, 6 – 8 PM
City Streets, 411 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Suggested Donation: $1000, $500, $250, $100, or $50. To make a secure online contribution, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/62019 or address questions contact Tsoleen Sarian at 508-561-3697 or tsoleen@peterkoutoujian.com

06/20/2019 Lawrence Dems Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM
Lawrence Public Library (Robert Frost room 3rd floor), 51 Lawrence St. Lawrence
Contact: gary.mannionjr@gmail.com 

*06/20/2019 State Rep. Carmine Gentile Summer Reception*
Thursday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
Bullfinch’s Restaurant, 730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury
Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/gentile or make checks payable to Committee to Elect Carmine Gentile. 

06/21/2019 City Councilor Brian LaPierre Fiesta de Lynn Kick-off
Friday, June 21, 5 – 8 PM
291 Jenness Street, Lynn
Food, friends and fun. Tacos, chips, salsa, dips, beverages. Suggested donation is $25 per person. Donate at http://bit.ly/lapierreforlynn2019 

*06/22/2019 Sterling Democrats Summer Picnic – Keynote Speaker: Jim McGovern*
Saturday, June 22, 11 AM – 3 PM
Barre Falls Dam, Rte. 62, Hubbardston, MA
Speaking program begins at 12:30 PM. Congressman Jim McGovern will speak about the Green New Deal. 
We are welcoming committees close and far to join us. The theme is environmental issues including the preservation of our federal lands, so we will be serving plant based food but you are welcome to bring your own lunches and food to cook on the grills. The area is handicapped accessible with a covered picnic area, grills and ample seating. Dogs are welcome but on 6 ft leashes and pick up bags are requested. There is a 19 hole frisbee golf course, a volleyball court, a horseshoe court along with incredible trails over the 500 plus acres. This is federal land so all federal laws apply. Car pooling is also strongly encouraged. 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/418437375650189/ and any questions please contact Fionuala Dullea at griffonlula@gmail.com 978-333-2348. 

06/22/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 3 PM
El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

06/22/2019 Meredith’s Campaign Kickoff for Braintree Town Council
Saturday, June 22, 5 PM
Home of Meredith and Will Boericke 59 Hobart Avenue Braintree, MA
Please join us for a celebration of Meredith’s Braintree Town Council Campaign Kickoff! 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/meredithbkickoff 
Seniors and children free entry. 
Suggested donations: $25 and up. 

06/24/2019 Medicare for All: Join Senator Jamie Eldridge at Sterling Dems
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Butterick Blding Rm 205, 1 Park St., Sterling, MA 01564
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will discuss Medicare for All at 7:00 PM. We are also having a personal hygiene products drive this night for the Wachusett Food Pantry, so come with toothpaste, shampoo etc … in hand and get to meet and listen to this great Senator. 

06/24/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 24, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

06/25/2019 Holyoke Democratic City Committee Summer Cocktail Reception 
Tuesday, June 25, 5 – 7 PM
The Wherehouse, 109 Lyman St., Holyoke, MA 01040
Honoring Former Speaker David M. Bartley – Lifetime Achievement and Mayor Alex B. Morse – Democrat of the Year. Tickets: $30.00 at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hdccreception6-25 
More info at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/595045740978253/ or contact HDCC Chair Ray Drewnowski at rmpd0512@gmail.com

*06/25/2019 Emerge Women of the Year Emerge*
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Foley and Lardner, 111 Huntington Avenue, Boston
We are excited to announce our 2019 Women of the Year honorees District Attorney Rachael Rollins and District Attorney Andrea Harrington! 
Join us on as we honor two incredible Emerge Massachusetts alumnae. 
Suggested donation: $100 and up. 

06/25/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, June 25, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*06/26/2019 An Evening with State Senator Becca Rausch*
Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM
6B Lounge, 6 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Please join YDMA Jewish Caucus and Young Democrats of Massachusetts and meet Senator Rausch, currently serving the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1997212777050771/@ 

06/27/2019 It’s Time to Celebrate! with Rep. Jack Lewis
Thursday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Join State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis for a fun evening for the entire family. In addition to ice cream and local brews, we will also be sampling treats from one of Framingham’s newest establishments, Mini Bites Factory. Build your own sundaes! Locally brewed refreshments! Great conversations! Can you think of a better way to celebrate Pride Month and Jack’s election to co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus? RSVP and donate athttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/celebrate2019 
Parking spots can be found in front of the venue, as well as in the lot behind the building. Some additional free parking is also available on Waverly, Willis, and Morton. 

06/29/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, June 29, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted. 

06/30/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, June 30, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 

07/13/2019 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 13
Home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Save the date for food, drink, and special guests. Rain date TBD. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com

07/14/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Sunday, July 14, 2 – 5 PM
Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington St., Lynn
Please join us for an afternoon of relaxation, socializing and talking about the common beliefs and values we share as Democrats. Traditional cookout fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, various salads, etc. will be served. Enter our Dessert Contest. Prizes awarded for the best homemade desserts. Cookout donation: $15.00 per person; $25.00 family. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

08/10/2019 DSC Meeting
Saturday, August 10
Location: First Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

08/12/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic 
Monday, August 12, 5 – 8 PM
Gerry # 5 VFA 210 Beacon St. Marblehead, MA 
Contact Renee Ramirez Keaney, Chair of the MDTC reneekeaney@gmail.com 781-962-6577. 

08/14/2019 Natick Dems Picnic
Wednesday, August 14

09/08/2019 Wellesley Dems Annual Picnic
Sunday, September 8, 4 PM
private home in Wellesley
Save the Date. Join Wellesley Dems for good food, drinks, live music, and a chance to hear from our elected officials as well as local activist organizations! More details TBA. RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org 

09/14/2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, September 14, 8 AM
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
2019 Convention: September 14, MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA 
Watch MassDems.org for details. 

09/28/2019 Danvers Democratic Town Committee Oktoberfest – SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 28

10/25/2019 Barbara Gray Dinner in Wellfleet
Friday, October 25
Save the date!! 

10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8:30 – 11 AM
Franco-American Hall, (Franco Amvets Post 161), 535 Western Ave., Lynn
A plentiful breakfast will be provided. Donation per person:$30.00 in advance, $35:00 at the door. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Jane Cahill, LDCC Treasurer, 169 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net 

*11/13/2019 DSC Meeting*
Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM
Location: Eighth Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

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2) Put your event information in text format in the body of the email. Please include start time, end time (if any), location (with street address for GPS), event description (it’s good to mention food/drink/donations/RSVP), and a link to more info. 
3) Send to DDemDispatch-owner@yahoogroups.com 

Note that unlike some other Yahoo groups, replies and other comments sent to us at ddemdispatch-owner@yahoogroups.com come only to us and are not published.

The Democratic Dispatch is a more or less weekly e-mail newsletter for Democratic events across the state. Your editors are Kate Donaghue and Matt Shear. Pace Willisson handles the tech stuff. We edit this as volunteers as our way of promoting the Democratic Party, Democratic candidates and the Democratic Platform. The positions represented in the regular “Greetings from Kate” or “Greetings from Matt” reflect our personal positions, and not those of the Democratic Party.

Thanks! Kate Donaghue (and Matt Shear)