January 24, 2020/Dispatch

Countdown to Presidential Primary Begins! Events & More.

Dear Democrats,

This year will be an exciting time full of breaking news alerts, impassioned victory speeches, and far too many fundraising emails. Now more than ever, it’s a great time for you to get more involved! Whether it’s for local, state, or national politics, here are a few ideas to get you inspired

  1. Run to be a delegate to the state or national convention! Check out our website for more info.
  2. Volunteer for a local or national candidate or organization that you support! Commit to phonebank or canvass a few times a month or for however much time you’re able.
  3. Work with your town or ward committee to start that new initiative you’ve been thinking about. Now is the time to make it happen!
  4. With the 2020 elections on the horizon, the MassDems are taking the Democratic Campaign Institute on the road again! Participants will learn different elements of successful campaigning including Votebuilder 201, strategic messaging, fundraising basics, and more. If you are interested in attending a Regional DCI, you can sign up here.
  5. If you want to have a larger role in the nominating process, consider running as a delegate to the national convention in Milwaukee! We have some handy resources here on our website, and we have trainings on the DNC delegation selection process all over the state. They’re all listed in the dispatch and on our website here

What are you waiting for? It’s time to get get out there and help get Democrats to win up and down the ballot! 


Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

Ideas for Committees

As you head into the new year, it’s a great time to increase your committee’s social media presence. Having an active social media page can help increase attendance at your meetings/events and raise your committee’s profile! Here are some simple steps you can take to do this: make sure all your members are following your pages, post your meetings on social media, have conversations in the comments, promote other events on your page, encourage interested people to follow, and make sure one or two people are responsible for managing your social media. If you want help or guidance with this, reach out to us at contact@massdems.org.

Event Details

1/25/2020 2020 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast
Saturday, January 25, 9 – 12 PM
Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274, 24 High St, Middleboro
Join the Plymouth County Democratic League to hear from guest speakers, strategize for 2020 & 2022, and discuss the road ahead. Full Buffet Breakfast Served, $25 per person. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/530530771102039 

1/25/2020 Tewksbury DTC Meeting
Saturday, January 25, 10 AM
Tewksybury Town Hall, 1009 Main Street. Tewksbury
Join the Tewksbury DTC for their January meeting. Contact: tewksburydems@gmail.com 

*1/26/2020 Needham DTC Meet & Greet with New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski with special guest former Ambassador Samantha Power*
Sunday, January 26, 2 – 4 PM
30 Edgewater Drive, Needham MA
Rep. Malinowski won a narrow victory in 2018 and faces a tough challenge in 2020. He needs your help. Come hear and speak with Rep. Malinowski, and also hear from former Ambassador Samantha Power. You can RSVP and donate here: https://bit.ly/37oWVBf  

1/26/2020 Needham Fundraiser for Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) with Special Guest Ambassador Samantha Power
Sunday, January 26, 2 – 4 PM
RSVP for Address
Congressman Malinowski won a narrow victory in 2018 and faces a tough challenge in 2020.​ Force Multiplier is hosting a fundraiser with Special Guest Ambassador Samantha Power and Congressman Malinowski to support his re-election campaign. Donate/Register here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier20malinowskiContact: info@forcemultiplierma.org 

1/26/2020 Groton DTC Meeting
Sunday, January 26, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St, Groton, MA
Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com 

1/26/2020 Brookline Fundraiser for Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-7)
Sunday, January 26, 5 – 7 PM
RSVP for Address
Congressman Malinowski won a narrow victory in 2018 and faces a tough challenge in 2020. Congressman Malinowski is joining Force Multiplier for a fundraiser in Brookline to support his re-election campaign. Donate/Register: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier20malinowskibrookline Contact: info@forcemultiplierma.org 

*1/26/2020 Brookline: Meet Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ 07) with special guest Rep. Seth Moulton *
Sunday, January 26, 5 – 7 PM
50 Crowninshield Rd

Brookline, MA
Tom won a narrow victory in 2018 and faces a tough challenge in 2020. He needs your help. Join Rep. Malinowski and special guest Rep. Moulton. To RSVP: https://bit.ly/2TRw24K 

*1/26/2020 Cambridge Democrats Meet & Greet with Massachusetts US Senate Candidates! *
Sunday, January 26, 6 PM
Fitzgerald Theater at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 
Come hear Senator Ed Markey, Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, and Congressman Joe Kennedy share their visions for Massachusetts and the nation. Bring your neighbors, bring your friends, and bring your questions. Note that Google Maps gives the address as 459 Broadway, but the entrance to the Fitzgerald Theater is actually on Cambridge Street, in the school entrance plaza. Eat before, eat after — we will not be serving food at this meeting.   

*1/27/2020 Northborough DTC Monthly Meeting*
Monday, January 27, 7 PM
Northborough Free Library large meeting room, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. GPS directions are incorrect. Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net 

1/27/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee January Meeting
Monday, January 27, 7 – 9 PM
The Cafeteria in the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St, Somerville, MA 02145
The US Senatorial Candidates have all been invited to come to the January and February meetings and Candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan has RSVP’d for January. They will also be holding a forum for the candidates for 2nd Middlesex District Representative to the Democratic State Committee. Justin Klekota and Lucas Schaber are both running for this seat and will both speak at this event. They will also talk about what we are doing to support Democrats running for office this year. RSVP and details: https://www.somdems.org/1_27_2020_general_sdcc_meeting 

1/28/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting: EngagingYouth in the Political Process
Tuesday, January 28, 7 – 9 PM
Boxford Town Hall, 7 Spofford Rd, Boxford, MA, 01921
State Representative Andy X. Vargas, 3rd Essex district, will speak on Engaging Youth in the Political Process. Teens and young adults who are on the cusp of voting, are the generation who will be impacted most by decisions that are being made by politicians now. Parents are encouraged to bring their middle and high school students. The event is free and open to the public. Discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. For additional information contact Deborah Schildkraut: ViceChair@BoxfordDems.org 

1/28/2020 Climate Change Response Forum
Tuesday, January 28, 7 – 9 PM
Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect St., Acton
Join in a discussion about 100% Renewable Energy, Net Zero Building Code,Gas leaks, Carbon Pricing and more. State Senator Jamie Eldridge & Representative Tami Gouveia will speak on statewide legislative, local and regional solutions to the “Climate Crisis.” Panelists include representatives from: Mothers Out Front, Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter. Q&A will be at the end of the program. Details: http://bit.ly/39WmEmf Contact: liebman.matt57@gmail.com  

1/29/2020 Bay State Stonewall Dems Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 – 8 PM
Newton City Hall and War Memorial, Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Meeting will be held on the second floor in Room 204. Contact: bssd@baystatestonewalldems.org Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2218837815083944/ 

1/31/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Winter Meetup and Fundraiser
Friday, January 31, 7 – 10 PM
Widowmaker Brewing, 220 Wood Road, Braintree
Join Braintree Dems for a casual evening of conversation. There is no cover charge, but a donation is requested. Details:  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

2/1/2020 Central MA Democratic Candidates Forum
Saturday, February 1, 10 – 12 PM
Salem Cross Inn, 260 W. Main Street West Brookfield 
Hosted by: The DTCs of West Brookfield, North Brookfield, and Brookfield. Come hear from representatives from the presidential and congressional campaigns in advance of Super Tuesday. This is a free event & coffee and muffins will be served. Contact: northbrookfielddemocrats@gmail.com 

2/1/2020 Ipswich DTC Annual Breakfast
Saturday, February 1, 10 – 12 PM
Ipswich VFW, 110 County Road, Ipswich
Featuring an appearance by Secretary of State William Galvin. They will be honoring Meryl Baier and the Committee who brought Americans Who Tell the Truth to Ipswich. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast catered by The Wooden Spoon. For tickets email Sherry Hurley, hurley13@aol.com or buy them online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ipswich2020 Tickets: $40; Sponsors: $60. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/475109109865130/ Questions: hurley13@aol.com or 978-500-0694  

*2/1/2020 West Brookfield, North Brookfield, Brookfield and Sturbridge DTCs Team up: Democratic Presidential & Congressional Candidate’s Forum*
Saturday, February 1, 10 – 12 PM
The Salem Cross Inn, 260 West Main Street, West Brookfield, MA 01585 
On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Democratic Town Committees of West Brookfield, North Brookfield, Brookfield and Sturbridge are teaming up to co-host a forum for presidential and congressional candidates and campaigns at the historic Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. Event is free and open to the public. In addition to campaign surrogates for Biden, Sanders, Warren and Yang, several campaigns for the U.S. Senate and Congressional seats have also committed to participate. Representatives from the U.S. Senate campaigns of Sen. Ed Markey, Congressman Joe Kennedy and attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan will be on hand, as well as the campaigns of Alex Morse, former mayor of Holyoke who is challenging Congressman Richard Neal, and Congressman Jim McGovern. County and district candidates are also expected.

For more information, visit nbdemocrats.org. 

2/1/2020 Force Multiplier’s 2020 Dance Party for the Movement Voter Fund
Saturday, February 1, 7:30 – 10 PM
Somerville Center for the Arts Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville
Join Force Multiplier for their “2020 KICK BUTT KICK OFF Dance Party…Kiss Donald Goodbye!” They are are putting the FUN in Fundraising and raising money for the Movement Voter Fund which supports voter empowerment groups and their efforts to turn of the vote in their communities. Featuring: Tempo Azul Salsa Band + salsa lessons + Munchies + Cash Bar + Fundraising Fun. $25 Suggested minimum for tickets. Donate/buy tickets to be added to the guest list here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ttforcemultiplierparty
Tickets also available at the door. Details: https://www.forcemultiplierma.org/   

2/3/2020 CD-4 Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by the Wellesley DTC
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
7pm Social Hour and Postcards; 7:30pm Business Meeting; 8pm Candidate Forum. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/congressional-candidate-forum 

2/3/2020 Wilmington DTC Meeting
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St., Wilmington
Join the Wilmington DTC for their February meeting. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems/ 

*2/3/2020 Massachusetts Congressional District Four Candidate’s Forum*
Monday, February 3, 8 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481
Come and meet the candidates running in the 4th Congressional District. Doors open at 7:00PM and forum begins at 8:00PM. To RSVP, click here: https://bit.ly/2RrShgl  

*2/05/2020 5th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu*
Wednesday, February 5, 6 PM
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu invites you to the 5th annual Lunar New Year Celebration! If you would like to be involved or attend, please respond to this email, or email sharon@michelleforboston.com. You can also find more details on the invite here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wulny20  

*2/05/2020 Bellingham DTC Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, February 5, 7 PM
Municipal Center, 10 Mechanic St

2/5/2020 Rowley DTC Meeting
Wednesday, February 5, 7:15 PM
Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St, Rowley
Special Guest: CD6 candidate Angus McQuilken. Representatives from several of the presidential campaigns have been invited attend and give their candidate’s perspectives on how to cure the current healthcare system. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/474787590089074/ 

*2/6/2020 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour*
Thursday, February 6, 7 PM
Grafton Municipal Center, Room E, 30 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519
Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more information on the meeting!  

*2/07/2020 The Harwich Democratic Town Committee 21st Annual JFK President’s Day Brunch *
Friday, February 7, 10 AM
1421 Orleans-Harwich Rd, Harwich MA 02645
The Harwich Democratic Town Committee invites you to the 21st Annual JFK President’s Day Brunch. During the breakfast they will honoring the 2019 Award Recipients: Judith Underwood, the Mabel Canto Democrat of the Year, and Harwich Conservation Trust, receiving the James Noonan Community Service Award. Seating is limited, please RSVP by 2/11 to madawaskamarvel@gmail.com or call (415) 420-6706. $25 per person. 

*2/8/2020 Holliston DTC Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, February 8, 10 AM
Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington St

2/9/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Newton
Sunday, February 9, 5 – 7 PM
Social Restaurant, 320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2snEtsX Contact: (617) 939-0800  

2/11/2020 Billerica DTC Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall, Room 110, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Join the Billerica DTC for their February meeting. Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com 

2/13/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 7 – 8 PM
Thayer Public Library, Logan Auditorium, 798 Washington Street, Braintree
Guest speakers: Dr. Robbie Goldstein, candidate for MA 8; Matt O’Brien, field organizer for Kennedy for Senate. Details:  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

*2/13/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, February 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 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. 

2/23/2020 College Dems of MA Winter Leadership Summit
Sunday, February 23, 11 AM
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
This year, the College Dems of MA annual Winter Summit will focus on building leadership skills. They’ll have trainings, discussions, and speakers focused on leading the charge towards a successful 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/959959051056066/ 

*5/3/2020 The Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s Annual Fundraising Brunch *
Sunday, May 3, 11 AM
Elks Lodge at 97 Atlantic Road, Gloucester.