April 28, 2017/Dispatch

DDemDispatch: Climate Mobilization Events, Fundraisers, Forums and Fun Events

Dear Democrats, 

One hundred days… 

So much is going through my mind as I sit here reflecting on what is happening in this country. The Resistance continues. 

People continue to ask what they can do to make a difference. Here is my five point pitch to people: 
– Citizen Activism: contact your legislators, contact other people to contact their legislators, contact other people’s legislators, support the free press. 
– Campaign Activism: volunteer for, and donate to, candidates who share your goals, both in municipal elections here in Mass, as well as partisan elections here and across the country. 
– Party Activism: get involved with your local Democratic Committee and more. Attend the State Convention. 
– Issue Activism: connect with an organization that shares your goals. 
– Voter Registration: the more people vote, the more Democrats win – bring voter registration forms to rallies, talk to neighbors, set up an activity. 

Pick an activity that fits your skills and interests. Don’t try to do everything. Do something. the worse thing you can do is nothing. 

I’ll highlight a couple of things right now. There are Climate Action Mobilization activities across the country on Saturday. Boston or DC and many other places have rallies. Talk with people. Register voters. 

The Democratic Party needs help at our Beacon Street office. Look at the schedule below. Even a few hours can make a big difference. 

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 – Facebook
There are many ways to utilize facebook fro Democratic committees: 
– Have a facebook page or group. 
– Use facebook events to publicize specific activities. 
– Ask others to share events. 
– Encourage members to post about Democratic activities. 
Remember that social media is just one way to publicize your Democratic activities. E-mail, earned media and personal contact all work in conjunction. 
Remember, do something and tell people about it. 

Help the MDP Prepare for the Convention – Office Volunteers Needed
Caucuses have been held and platform hearing are coming to a close. We need volunteers to help prepare for the Convention. Volunteers are always needed at the Mass Dems office on Beacon Street. The party is offering weekend, weekdays and weeknight shifts as we go into these critical days. Wednesday is especially designated as a volunteer day at the office. We always have fun! RSVP here: 
4/28 10:00am-noon 
4/30 05:30pm-9:00pm 
5/01 10:00am-2:00pm 
5/02 05:30pm-9:00pm 
5/03 10:00am-4:00pm 
5/04 19:00am-9:00pm 
5/05 10:00am-2:00pm 
5/07 12:30am-4:00pm 

Flip the House – Mass Dems Helping Take Back Congress
Help “Flip the House” either from your home or by joining folks in person. 
Gerogria: VPB 10am-9pmET daily – https://action.dccc.org/sign-up 
VPB:Virtual Phone Bank: Dial voters directly from numbers displayed for you. 
My DSC colleague John Bowes has a page where he has information on all three upcoming special elections. 
5/02, 6/20 South Carolina 5th 
5/25 Montana 
6/20 Georgia 6th 

Platform Hearing and Meeting Schedule
We’re in the final days of platform meetings and hearings: 
4/29 03:00pm Westwood, Library 
4/30 02:00pm Lowell, Middlesex Community College 
4/30 03:00pm Brookfield, Brookfield Inn 
5/01 07:00pm Pelham, Library 
5/06 10:00am Foxborough, John J. Ahern Middle School 
5/06 02:00pm Plymouth, Main Library 
DETAILS HERE: http://massdems.org/platform 
Every four years the Democratic Party adopts a platform as we go into gubernatorial elections. 
Testimony should be submitted by May 1

Massachusetts Democrats Work to Combat Trump’s Disastrous First 100 Days
From the Democratic Party… 
BOSTON – While President Trump fails to live up to any of his promises during the first 100 days of his administration, Democratic leaders and elected officials in Massachusetts are steadfast in their work on behalf of residents and working families and standing up to the regressive Republican agenda. “We have a President who lies every day so it should be no surprise that his first 100 days have been chock full of broken promised to the American people and working families across the nation,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Luckily, here in Massachusetts, we have a delegation focused on an agenda that actually puts our residents and working families first, not corporate interests.” 

See below for information on what our delegation has been doing. 
Here are some of the promises Trump has broken: 
– Trump promised he would drain the swamp, but instead he’s filled his administration with billionaires, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists and the same Washington insiders he railed against during the campaign. 
– Trump promised better health care that would cost less and provide more benefits, but instead he backed a bill that would have thrown 24 million off of their health care and driven up premiums for older Americans, all while giving tax breaks to the wealthy. 
– Trump promised he would deliver for the “forgotten man,” but his budget would cut funding for vital services like job training, Meals on Wheels, and disease research to finance yet another tax break for the rich. 
– Trump promised he would focus on manufacturing jobs. Instead, he proposed a budget that axes job creation programs, slashes job training, and defunds economic development. 
– Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but instead he’s trying to get U.S. taxpayers to pay for it in the latest government funding bill. 
– Trump promised he would get tough on outsourcing and trade, but he has failed to stand up to China and continues to hire foreign workers at his resorts like Mar-A-Lago. 

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You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Top Conservative Cat – WHITE HOUSE: President Donald J. Trump has watched more cable news in his first 100 days than any other President in history. 

Event details:

04/28/2017 Senator Karen Spilka House Party for Emerge Massachusetts
Friday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM
Ashland, MA (exact address to be provided upon RSVP)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Host Reception 
6:00 – 8:00 PM House Party 
Senator Karen Spilka welcomes you to her home to celebrate the Emerge class of 2017. House Party ticket $50, Host Reception ticket $150. Sponsorships: Friend $250, Co-Host $500, Host $1000. Buy tickets at https://emergema.ngpvanhost.com//content/senator-spilka-house-party 

*04/28/2017 MA Buses to People’s Climate Mobilization in D.C.*
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 10:00 PM – Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT
various pickup sites in Massachusetts
Early bird tickets are $85 through March 24. Ticket price goes up to $110 on March 25
A local coalition of labor unions, environmental justice groups, faith organizations, youth groups, and climate activism groups is coming together to send hundreds of people from the Boston area to the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29 in Washington, DC. Buses will depart around 10PM for Washington D.C. on the evening of Friday, April 28, arriving in Washington D.C in the morning on Saturday, April 29. The buses will then depart Washington D.C. around 8PM on April 29, arriving back in Boston early morning Sunday, April 30. More info and ticket purchase can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massachusetts-goes-to-the-peoples-climate-mobilization-tickets-32448524410 
For questions about the 350 Central Mass bus from Worcester to DC, contact Janet at 508-393-2181 or janetqcason@verizon.net with the subject line “Worcester to DC bus.” 

04/29/2017 Women Moving Our Community Forward – a Discussion on Public Advocacy
Saturday, April 29, 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Join JL Boston for a unique training and dialogue experience with Junior League members, advocates and women from our neighborhood to discuss how we can move our community forward with public advocacy. Be a part of a three-panel discussion featuring many amazing community leaders including our keynote speaker Victoria Budson, Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Register today for this event to be a part of the discussion of positive and impactful change in our community! #JLBostonImpact110 #JLBostonForward 
Registration: $50. Details and RSVP https://www.jlboston.org/jlbostonforward/ 

04/29/2017 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Kennedy Breakfast
Saturday, April 29, 9 – 11:30 AM
Mansfield Elks #2633, 140 N Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Have breakfast with your Congressman Joe Kennedy. Tickets are $20 per person Call Lisa 508-3379320 or Kevin 508-339-9520 

*04/29/2017 Amesbury Democratic City Committee Quarterly Meeting*
Saturday, April 29, 9 AM
Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm St., Amesbury, MA 01913

*04/29/2017 Mass Alliance 2017 Grassroots Campaign Training Grassroots Campaign Training*
Saturday, April 29, 9 AM
Picknelly Adult And Family Center, Holyoke, MA 01040
Apr 29 at 9 AM to Apr 30 at 5:30 PM 
This intensive two-day training introduces future campaign leaders, activists, and candidates to the theory and practice behind successful grassroots campaigning. 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. To apply for this event, please visit http://www.massalliance.org/training.html and download the registration form. 

*04/29/2017 DSC Meeting*
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 AM
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School at 200 Sandwich Road in Bourne
All Democrats are welcome. 
10am DSC Meeting – Agenda Items Include: 
Convention Report: Vote: Add-On Delegates; Vote: Convention Rules 
DNC Member Report 
Subcommittee Reports 
Unfinished Business 
New Business: Vote: Judicial Council; Vote: MassDems logo 
12pm Breakout Sessions:A)Communications; B)New Members; C)Resistance School: Mobilizing and Organizing 
02pm Chairs’ Meeting 

04/29/2017 Metrowest Immigration Forum: A Call to Action
Saturday, April 29, Noon – 2 PM
Heritage at Framingham Senior Living Center 747 Water St. Framingham
This event, hosted by the DTCs from Natick, Framingham, Sudbury, Hudson, Holliston, Ashland and Wayland will bring together grassroots organizations, political activists and concerned citizens to address the concerns of immigrant communities under a new administration. There will be a panel discussion with representatives from organizations that support immigrant communities, as well as opportunities to connect with them to discuss ways to help. Visit Metrowest Immigration Forum Facebook page for details and to RSVP. 

*04/29/2017 Boston People’s Climate Mobilization*
Saturday, April 29, Noon – 4 PM
Boston Common and SEIU 32BJ (26 West St, Boston, next to the Common)
12:00-1:00pm – Rally for jobs, justice and bold action on climate on Boston Common 
1:00-3:30pm – Action tables, activities, and art-making on Boston Common 
1:00-3:30pm – Teach-ins on the connections between the climate fight and other struggles for justice, including racial justice, immigrant justice, worker justice, and more at SEIU 
More info about the Boston rally is at https://www.facebook.com/events/114630515717476/ (including how to volunteer and/or co-sponsor) and https://actionnetwork.org/events/boston-pcm-hub and nationally at https://peoplesclimate.org including FAQ at https://peoplesclimate.org/faqs/ 

04/29/2017 Joel McAuliffe for City Council Campaign Kickoff
Saturday, April 29, 1 – 3 PM
McAuliffe & Bryskiewicz Home, 143 Deslauriers St, Chicopee
Senator Eric Lesser and Nick Cocchi For Sheriff will serve as co-hosts for our kickoff! 

04/29/2017 Activist Training: How to Ask Questions
Saturday, April 29, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
Presented by Jackie Katz, candidate for State Senate in Norfolk/Bristol/Middlesex district. This training will help attendees learn how to talk with people about political issues in respectful ways. This will be helpful if you intend to canvass for the next election, be involved with political campaigns or enjoy talking to people about political issues. First 30 minutes training, second 30 minutes Q&A and practice. Free and Open to the Public. Email katzforstatesenate@gmail.com with any questions. 

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 LongmeadowDemocrats@gmail.com

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

*04/30/2017 Tauton Deomcratic Breakfast*
Sunday, April 30, 10 AM
Bar 88, 88 Wales street, Taunton, Massachusetts 02780
Donation $25 pp. For tickets, please call Barbara Travers 508-823-0583 no later than April 23, 2017. 

04/30/2017 Gloucester Democrats Annual Brunch
Sunday, April 30, 11:30 AM
The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
Program features the awarding of the 2017 Charles McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award. Speakers include US Sen. Ed Markey, Former State Party chair John Walsh, Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff, State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Gubernatorial candidates Setti Warren and Jay Gonzales. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support local work on behalf of Democratic Candidates. Early Bird price: $40 until April 8, $50 thereafter. Or become a sponsor for $125 and up. Order tickets online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2017brunch or send a check to: GDCC, PO Box 111, Gloucester, MA 01931. For more information, please contact Brunch Chairman, Liz Murray (978)-290-1981 or see http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 

04/30/2017 Senator Jamie Eldridge: What’s wrong with voting in MA?
Sunday, April 30, Noon – 1:30 PM
25 Half Moon Hill, New View Community Building, Acton, MA 01720
What’s wrong with voting in MA? Are voting standards in MA good or are we behind the other states? Share the afternoon with Senator Jamie Eldridge to discuss some of the bills that he and others have introduced in MA legislature with regard to voting rights and fixing our democracy. 
Please carpool if you can! THREE Handicapped spots available by front door. Able-bodied persons should park along the road as you pull onto Half Moon Hill. If you are local, strongly encourage you to park on Elm St by the tennis courts near CT Douglas School. 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senator-jamie-eldridge-whats-wrong-with-voting-in-ma-tickets-33481077805 

*04/30/2017 Massachusetts Democratic Party Official Platform Hearing*
Sunday, April 30, 2 – 4 PM
Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearney Sq., Lowell, MA 01852
Have your say in the drafting of the state party platform which will guide us through the next four years, including the 2018 statewide elections. Free admission. More information, including the current platform, canbe found at http://www.massdems.org/platform. 

*04/30/2017 Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform with Eldridge, Barrett and Gentile*
Sunday, April 30, 2 – 4 PM
First Parish Church, 327 Concord Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776
Senators Mike Barrett and Jamie Eldridge and Representative Carmine Gentile wil speak at Criminal Justice Reform Roundtable sponsored by First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Sudbury and the League of Women Voters of Sudbury. They will speak about the criminal justice reform legislation that they support. Reverend Marjorie Matty of First Parish will speak about the “high school to prison route.” Colleen Kirby of LWV will speak about the reform items that the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports, and letters from a former prison nurse and a prisoner will be read. There will be time for questions and comments from attendees. 

*04/30/2017 Groton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, April 30, 4 – 5 PM
Legion Hall, Hollis St., Groton
Regular Meeting of town committee. For more info contact Jennifer Meith, GrotonDTC@gmail.com

04/30/2017 NHDP McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner
Sunday, April 30, 5 PM
Manchester Radisson Hotel at 700 Elm Street (US Route 3)
Vice President Joe Biden will be joining us at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner on Sunday, April 30th! Tickets: $100; higher dollar sponsorships available 
Contact: 603-225-6899 

*04/30/2017 Screening and Discussion of the documentary “13th”*
Sunday, April 30, 7 – 9 PM
First Parish in Wayland, 225 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Join Wayland Community for Social Justice for a screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary “13th.” The film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” RSVPs are appreciated, though not required, for this free event. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-screening-and-discussion-tickets-34021461106 

*05/01/2017 International Workers Day Fundraiser for Rep. Mary Keefe at Coney Island Hot Dogs*
Monday, May 1, 5 – 8 PM
Conety Island Hot Dogs, 158 Southbridge Street, Worcester
Join State Rep. Mary Keefe at her 5th Annual Fundraiser in celebration of International Workers Day at Coney Island Hot Dogs. Suggester donation $25, $50, $100. Please RSVP to mary@electmarykeefe.com

*05/01/2017 Plymouth Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Monday, May 1, 7 PM
Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth
For more info email billkeohan@gmail.com

*05/01/2017 May Day: International Workers’ Day of Action*
Monday, May 1
12:00 PM Rally @ State House Steps for Safe Communities Act 
5:00 PM Rally @ Boston Common Bandstand 
4:00 PM Gather at Everett City Hall and East Boston Maverick Station/Lopresti Park then march to: 
5:30 PM Rally @ Chelsea City Hall 
On May Day, community and immigrant rights organizations will mobilize thousands to call for an end to the Trump Administration’s mass deportation strategy. We will present a list of statewide demands that include the swift passage of the $15/hour minimum wage law with no carve outs, and leaves no worker behind. To protect immigrants and insure that local law enforcement is not part of the deportation machinery we demand the swift passage of the Safe Communities Act. Governor Baker must choose between the people of the Commonwealth or the Trump Administration. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/1461135840565583/ 

05/02/2017 Brockton Meet & Greet with Setti Warren
Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
George’s Cafe, 228 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301
Light refreshments will be served. For more info visit http://settiwarren.com/ 

*05/02/2017 New Bedford Democratic City Committee*
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council 560 Pleasant St., New Bedford
Standing meetings on the first Tuesday of the month as follows: 
Remaining meetings 6/6, 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 12/5. 
For more info call co-chair Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394

05/02/2017 AG Maura Healey’s Post- Election Town Hall – Mid-Cape
Tuesday, May 2, 7 – 8:30 PM
Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable
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/CX5Klb2TE7ApMn4U2 

05/03/2017 Progressive Mass’s Lobby Day
Wednesday, May 3, 9 AM – 1 PM
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133
Sign up with Progressive Mass for a day of progressive education, organizing, and advocacy. Lobbying training/issues presentations at 9am; Lobby visits thru the morning/early afternoon. More info and RSVP at http://www.progressivemass.com/lobbyday 

05/03/2017 Worcester City Councilor Sarai Rivera Campaign Kick-Off
Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 – 7 PM
BadouxLounge, 802 Main ST, Worcester, MA 01610
Celebrating our victories, music, dancing, food, friends, and fun. Donations can be made online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sarai or mail checks to: Committee to Elect Sarai Rivera, P.O. Box 30722, Worcester, MA 01603. 

*05/03/2017 Brookline Reception in Honor of Maura Healey*
Wednesday, May 3, 6 – 7:30 PM
Home of Elyse Cherry, 46 Cotswold Road, Brookline
Please join us for an evening honoring Attorney General Maura Healey. 
Suggested Contributions: $100, $250, $500, $1,000 
To RSVP please contact Lauren at lauren@maurahealey.com 

*05/03/2017 Fake News and Freedom of the Press.*
Wednesday, May 3, 7 PM
Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Ave,
The Honest Truth about Fake News (Mis)information and How it Spreads A dynamic line-up of media experts tackles the current news landscape: social networks, investigative journalism, information literacy & why it matters to our democracy. Panelists: Dan Kennedy, Takis Metaxas, Melissa Zimdars. 

*05/04/2017 Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, May 4, 7 PM
Hudson Fire Station. 296 Cox Street. 

*05/06/2017 Congressman Seth Moulton Town Hall in North Andover*
Saturday, May 6, Noon
North Andover Middle School Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 495 Main Street, North Andover
For more info email victoria@sethmoulton.com

05/06/2017 Raise Up Massachusetts Progress as Resistance Conference
Saturday, May 6, 1 – 4:30 PM
University Hall at Mass Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts
Come together with members of the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition and activists from across the Commonwealth as we use resistance to make progress on economic, racial, and immigrant justice at home. This event will feature a briefing on how activists can engage in our campaigns and other allied progressive issues against the Trump agenda, including campaigns for a $15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family and Medical Leave, the Fair Share Amendment, labor rights, ending mass incarceration, jobs not jails, protecting public education, immigrant rights, and safe communities. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raise-up-massachusetts-progress-as-resistance-conference-tickets-33467647635 

05/06/2017 Campaign Kick-Off for Jackie Katz’s State Senate Campaign
Saturday, May 6, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
Come to meet Jackie Katz, who’s running for State Senate in the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex district, which includes towns from Norfolk south to Attleboro and north to Natick and Wayland. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Free and open to the public. Email katzforstatesenate@gmail.com with any questions. 

05/06/2017 Cape and Islands JJ Dinner with Congresswoman Katherine Clark
Saturday, May 6, 6:30 PM
Hyannis Double Tree Hilton, 287 Iyannough Rd. Hyannis, MA
6:00pm Doors open 
6:30pm Cocktails 
7:00pm Dinner 
The Cape and Islands Democratic Council cordially invites you to attend the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner with our special guest speaker Congresswoman Katherine Clark. 
Tickets $50/person. Limited seating. Make checks payable to the CIDC, and mail to JJ Dinner Chair, Mark Downey, 50 Sterling Road, Harwich, MA 02645. Due by 4/27. Contact Mark 508-274-4582

*05/07/2017 Sierra Club Activist Training Presentation in Westborough*
Sunday, May 7, Noon – 2:30 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough
Engaging presentation of Sierra Club’s effective activist training. We will get you up to speed on some state clean energy policies, and then give you the tools you need to effectively advocate with your elected officials. 

05/07/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Campaign Kickoff
Sunday, May 7, 2 – 4 PM
Shoppers Cafe, 731 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
Donations greatly appreciated. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/perelman4waltham 

*05/08/2017 Somerville Speaks: State Rep. Mike Connolly, and a Party*
Monday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, MA 02143
Hosted by Indivisible Somerville. Mike Connolly is an attorney and community organizer who proudly represents Cambridge and Somerville in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. After Rep. Connolly’s remarks participants will sample the beers. Everyone is welcome. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/408865002816219/ 

05/08/2017 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Rd. (Rt. 30 at 27), Wayland
Gather at 6:30 for socializing. Meeting begins at 7:00. Advance RSVP required. Email WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at gildell@mac.com

*05/08/2017 Shrewsbury DTC Meeting*
Monday, May 8, 7 PM
Community Room at Southgate, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury.
Our meetings are open to any interested Democrat, not just members! For more information contact ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com. 

*05/08/2017 Brookline Dems Forum on Voting Rights*
Monday, May 8, 7 PM
Brookline High School Cafeteria, 115 Greenough Street
Voting Rights:Standing Up for Democracy 
Our democracy is premised on the principle of “one person, one vote,” yet this core value is under threat. Nationally, we have seen administrative hurdles and voter suppression. Even in Massachusetts, there are many ways we can improve voter registration and the right to vote. 
Guest Speakers: Senator Cynthia Creem, Lead Sponsor, Automatic Voter Registration Bill 
Pam Wilmot, Executive Director, Common Cause Massachusetts 

*05/09/2017 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 PM
Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St.,
The Beverly Democratic City Committee will have a meeting at the Beverly Farms Library. If you have questions or wish to add items to the agenda, please contact Chairman Duane Anderson at duroanderson@gmail.com or 978-922-2368

*05/10/2017 Methuen Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, May 10, 6 PM
Methuen City Hall

05/11/2017 Chicopee Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library 449 Front Street Chicopee, MA 

*05/11/2017 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Thursday, May 11, 7 PM
The Gloucester House Restaurant 63 Rogers Street Gloucester
Agenda and speakers TBA. All Democrats and friends are welcome. Admission is free. Come at 7 p.m. for informal conversation, free refreshments and cash bar. The business meeting begins at 7:30. 

*05/11/2017 North Andover Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, May 11, 7 PM
North Andover Town Hall, 120 Main Street North Andover

*05/12/2017 Campaign Kick Off Sean Garballey for State Senate*
Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM
Arlington Sons of Italy, 19 Prentiss Rd., Arlington, MA 02476

05/13/2017 3rd Middlesex Area Democrats Annual Spring Breakfast
Saturday, May 13, 9 AM – Noon 
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Energize the commitment to Democratic party values at the 3rd Middlesex annual spring breakfast. Special guest is U. S. Congressman Seth Mouton. State senators and representatives from the district, and potential 2018 gubernatorial candidates Setti Warren, Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie will speak. Tickets $40 per person or $350 for table of ten. Send checks made out to 3rd Middlesex Area Democrats to Habib Rahman, 30 Westland Road, Weston, 02493. For information contact garyddavis04@gmail.com

*05/13/2017 Young Dems of MA Annual Convention*
Saturday, May 13, 10 AM
MIT Campus at 77 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge
Tickets: $35/$45 
Contact: Zachary Agush at zachary.agush@gmail.com 

*05/13/2017 Setti Warren House Party*
Saturday, May 13, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
62 Bowman Street, Westborough
You are invited to a meet and greet with Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, hosted by Steve and Kirsten Scott. The Mayor is strongly considering a run for MA Governor in 2018, and is eager to hear your thoughts on your community’s needs and our state’s future. 
R.S.V.P. at https://goo.gl/forms/IGqyIb1lE39ALJHB3 
Questions? Contact Steve at sbowman1952@gmail.com or 978-807-4342 

*05/16/2017 Bob Massie Campaign Kickoff for Governor of Massachusetts*
Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 – 8 PM
The Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave
We invite you to come to share your ideas and creativity, your support and energy, to create the Commonwealth that we know is possible! This will be both a rally and a party and we hope to see you there! 

05/16/2017 North Shore Delegates Dinner
Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Brothers Taverna, 283 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Delegates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention will join for an informative Pre-Convention dinner. Topics will include how to prepare for the convention and what to expect at the convention. Meet fellow delegates from across the North Shore before the convention. Local and statewide officeholders will be invited to speak at this event. Your $20.00 donation will include a great meal. This is not a fundraiser. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1404106859640839/ 

*05/17/2017 Women’s Advocacy Day*
Wednesday, May 17, 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Massachusetts State House Great Hall, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
10:00am-11:00am Breakfast & Registration 
11:00am-12:00pm Speaking Program 
12:00pm-02:30pm Legislative visits 
01:30pm-02:30pm Lunch & Conclusion 
Join the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for the sixth annual Women’s Advocacy Day at the State House. Advocacy Day gives passionate, empowered citizens the opportunity to gather and advocate for change. Make your voice heard and visit with legislators to speak about issues that affect you. Learn about our legislative priorities. Hear from State and Regional Commissioners as well as Elected Officials regarding the status of women’s access to equality and opportunities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bring colleagues, friends, and family; daughters and sons welcome! 
Please submit this form to register: https://goo.gl/forms/MdmKxI4nFYxcIiO23 or for more info contact mcsw@state.ma.us or 617-626-652 

05/17/2017 Campaign Kick-off for Brian LaPierre, Lynn City Councilor At-Large
Wednesday, May 17, 5 – 8 PM
Knights of Columbus, 177 Lynnfield St, Lynn, Massachusetts 01904
There will be food, music, drinks and more. Remarks at 6:30. Suggested donation: $25. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/may2017 

05/18/2017 Coalition for Social Justice 22nd Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 18, 6 – 8:30 PM
Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Army Highway (Rte. 6), Swansea, MA 02777
Save the Date. Tickets: $30 each. To order tickets make donation at http://www.coalitionforsocialjustice.org/ or mail request and payment to CSJ, 105 William St. # 26, New Bedford, MA 02740. For more info or to request a banquet ad price list email dgilbarg@coalitionforsocialjustice.org or call 508-982-3108

05/18/2017 1st Annual Sen, Tom Kennedy/Brockton Democratic City Committee Legislative Reception
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
The Perfect Place, 2039 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Hosted by Senator Michael Brady (2nd Plymouth/Bristol), Representative Gerry Cassidy (9th Plymouth), Representative Michelle M. DuBois (10th Plymouth), Representative Claire Cronin (11th Plymouth), and Brockton Democratic City Committee Chairman Steve Kelley. The Reception will feature Steve Tolman as keynote speaker, Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/tpk_bdcc1 

05/18/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee meeting
Thursday, May 18, 7 PM
the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street)
For more info see http://watchcitydemocrats.tripod.com 

05/19/2017 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, May 19, 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 gildell@mac.com. Address questions to same or for more info visit https://www.facebook.com/waylanddems 

*05/19/2017 Tom McGee for Lynn Mayor Campaign Kickoff*
Friday, May 19, 6 – 9 PM
Lynn Knights of Columbus, 177 Lynnfield Street, Lynn, MA 01904
Suggested Contribution: $25. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/mcgeekickoff 

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 sweeney133@verizon.net

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 kathypasq2@hotmail.com or 978 270-0529 

*05/20/2017 Social Justice Volunteer Opportunities – Niki Tsongas, Jamie Eldridge, Kate Hogan *
Saturday, May 20, 10 AM – Noon 
Unitarian Church, 80 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
TAKING ACTION IN THE COMMUNITY: Get Informed. Get Involved The Hudson DTC hopes to bring concerned citizens together with elected officials and local organizations to learn what they can do to help those in need. Social justice groups who need hands-on volunteers will have tables, and attendees will have the opportunity to talk with these groups and find out how they can get involved. Congresswoman Tsongas, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and State Representative Kate Hogan will all be speaking. For more information: contact janefchertoff@gmail.com

*05/20/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Campaign Kickoff*
Saturday, May 20, 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 after papers come out to hear his shared vision for a better Waltham. Donations greatly appreciated. 
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/perelman4waltham 
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/209850069496629/ 

05/20/2017 David Perelman for Waltham City Council Ward 8 Campaign Kickoff
Saturday, May 20, Noon – 2 PM
Shoppers Cafe, 731 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
Donate on line at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/perelman4waltham 

05/20/2017 Yarmouth Dems Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 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 velore20@gmail.com
Meeting dates: 6/17, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18. 

05/20/2017 American Promise and our Allies for a Citizen Uprising Workshop 
Saturday, May 20, 1 – 4 PM
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester
Join American Promise and our allies for a Citizen Uprising workshop that will provide ALL OF US the training and tools we need to get Massachusetts ready for the 2018 ballot. The Worcester launch event will include: 
Worcester Congressman, Jim McGovern, will lead the speaker panel and outline the stakes of acting NOW; Kellen Arno, of Grandview Campaigns, will lead a training session on citizen engagement; Jeff Clements, President of American Promise and author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money & Global Corporations. 
The Massachusetts Uprising has been building for: 
1) a statewide ballot initiative to give voice to all Massachusetts citizens. 
2) a big push for the We the People Act in this legislative session. 

*05/20/2017 Rally for Public Education*
Saturday, May 20, 2 – 5 PM
Boston Common at Beacon and Charles St.
Event sponsored by the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance. Stand up for students, public schools and colleges; Fight efforts by Trump, DeVos, Baker & Peyser to gut our education system; Demand full funding, debt-free higher education and the schools our communities deserve. More info and RSVP at http://www.massedjustice.org/may-20th-rally-for-public-education/ 

*05/21/2017 Newton Reception with Maura Healey*
Sunday, May 21, Noon – 1:30 PM
Home of Representative Kay Khan, 18 St. Mary’s Street, Newton, MA 02462
Please join Senator Cynthia Creem, Representative Ruth Balser, Representative Kay Khan and others for a brunch honoring Attorney General Maura Healey. Suggested Contributions: $1000/$500/$250/$125. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/5.21.17newton 

*05/22/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee *
Monday, May 22, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA

*05/22/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Monday, May 22, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 104 Federal St., Lynn 
Future meeting dates: 6/19, 9/18, 10/23. 
For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko. alfredricko@comcast.net781-599-9347

05/22/2017 AG Maura Healey Town Hall Meeting in Lowell
Monday, May 22, 7 PM
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/k1anyfdoj0jVbxsG2 

*05/22/2017 1EM Delegate Dinner *
Monday, May 22
15 Walnut Street Hamilton, MA
Save the date. For more information, contact Kathy Pasquina kathypasq2@hotmail.com or 978 270-0529

*05/23/2017 Discussions of Difference – Brockton*
Tuesday, May 23, 6 – 8 PM
St. Edith Stein, 71 E. 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. 

*05/24/2017 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, May 24, 7 PM
Natick Town Hall, 13 E. Central Street, Natick MA 01760 3rd Floor Training Room
For more information visit http://www.natickdems.org/ 

05/25/2017 Newton Dems Delegate Social Featuring Candidates for Governor
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Location TBD
A great chance to 1) have fun 2) meet those representing Newton at the 2017 Dem State Convention 3) meet potential candidates for Gov in 2018 and 4) to help out the NDCC if you can. 
A fun social event – open to anyone and everyone – a chance for all Democratic activists to meet those who were elected to represent Newton at the 2017 The event will feature some or all of the likely and announced Democratic Candidates for Governor. Mayor Setti Warren is confirmed. This is an annual event featuring Newton’s elected delegates to the Democratic State Convention, the presentation of the 2017 Martina Jackson Delegate Award and a low-dollar ‘raiser for the NDCC. On the fundraising component – come no matter what – whether or not you can donate – but if you can donate, we’d really appreciate the help. Donation of $10, $25, $50, $100 welcomed. 

05/25/2017 Maynard Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 PM
Maynard Public Library – Trustees Room, 77 Nason Street
Objectives and action plan for 2017-18 to be discussed. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MaynardDemocraticTownCommittee/ 

*05/31/2017 Roosevelt Awards Dinner, Honoring Jim McGovern and Michelle Wu*
Wednesday, May 31
Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, MA 02108
Save the Date! The Massachusetts Democratic Party has named Congressman Jim McGovern and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu as this year’s recipients of the Party’s Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards. Bestowed annually upon two distinguished Democrats, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards are the highest honors presented by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. 

06/01/2017 Newton Dems General Meeting
Thursday, June 1, 7 – 9 PM
War Memorial Auditorium at Newton City Hall 
All welcome to attend the second quarterly meeting of the Newton Democratic City Committee. 

06/02/2017 Coffee with Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Friday, June 2, 8 – 9:30 AM
Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Coffee and Conversation with Congressman Joe Kennedy III including a Congressional Update and Q & A. Hosted by Brookline Chamber of Commerce. Co-hosted with Town of Brookline and LWVBrookline. $5 paid in advance, $10 paid at door. Tickets: http://www.tinyurl.com/chamberkennedycoffee 

06/03/2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention – NEW LOCATION
Saturday, June 3, 9 AM – 3 PM
DCU Center, 50 Forster St., Worcester
Relocated to Worcester due to time constraints in Lowell. This is the quadrennial platform convention. There will be opportunities to meet candidates considering statewide races in 2018. Lowell will host the Democratic Campaign Institute in January 2018. Meeting will start at noon. For more info visit http://www.massdems.org/ 

*06/06/2017 New Bedford Democratic City Committee*
Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council 560 Pleasant St., New Bedford
Standing meetings on the first Tuesday of the month as follows: 
Remaining meetings 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 12/5. 
For more info call co-chair Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394

06/08/2017 Chicopee Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library 449 Front Street Chicopee, MA 

06/10/2017 Joe Kennedy Pride Party and March
Saturday, June 10, 9:30 AM
Lir Lounge, Boston
Kennedy Pride Party Check-in and Free Breakfast 9:30AM-11AM @ LIR Lounge- details available upon RSVP. 
March with Joe Kennedy for LGBTQ Equality and Justice at the 47th Annual Boston Pride Parade! 
RSVP link : https://goo.gl/forms/4xUCc1zXtE1a6Hij1 
9:30AM-11AM: Kennedy Pride Party Check-in and Free Breakfast LIR Lounge- details available upon RSVP. 
12pm: Parade begins. *MUST be checked in by 11AM to march with Joe and Team Kennedy. 

*06/11/2017 Worcester City Committee JFK Awards *
Sunday, June 11, 6 PM
The Manor, 42 West Boylston Street, West Boylston
6 pm Cocktails; 7 pm Dinner. 
Thirtieth anniversary. The Worcester City Committee cordially invites you to attend the JFK Awards Dinner and join them as they honor: 
Jospeh McEvoy, Cherist Parker, John Trobaugh, Ellen Terese Smith, Antero Amparo, Zoe Magid. 
Tickets $50. Mail to Candy Mero Carlson, 42 Benedict Road, Worcester MA 01604. 

*06/13/2017 Pride Celebration & Fundraiser for Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis*
Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 – 8 PM
Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Please join statewide LGBTQ leaders and allies for a pride celebration and fundraiser for Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis. Suggested Donations: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at http://www.electjacklewis.com/donate 

*06/13/2017 Discussion of Voting Rights: From Voter Suppression to Gerrymandering to Automatic Voting*
Tuesday, June 13, 7 PM
Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus St., Newton Highlands, 02461
Featuring State Senator Cynthia Creem and Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts. For more info email barbaraj.massed@gmail.com

07/08/2017 Yarmouth Dems Annual Barbecue
Saturday, July 8

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. 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. Please bring a non-perishable food item or check made out to My Brother’s Table. For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko, alfredricko@comcast.net781-599-9347

07/15/2017 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 15, 1 – 4 PM
home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
(Rain date: Sunday, August 21) 
Save the date. We expect to have the usual offerings of food and drink, plus special guests. 

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

*08/28/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic *
Monday, August 28, 5 – 8 PM
Gerry VFA # 5, 210 Beacon St. Marblehead, MA 01945
Officials please contact Renee Ramirez Keaney, Chair MDTC at 781-962-6577

09/09/2017 DSC Meeting
Saturday, September 9
Western MA location to be announced
Refreshments served at 11am. Meeting will start at noon. Visit http://www.massdems.org/ for details as they become available. All Democrats are welcome. 

10/29/2017 Lynn Democratic City Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 29, 8:30 – 11 AM
The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn
A plentiful breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, fruit, juice, etc. will be provided. Donation is $30.00 per person. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Joshua Walsh, LDCC Treasurer, 13 Curtis St., Lynn, MA 01905. For additional information, please contact LDCC Chair Agnes Ricko, 781-599-9347alfredricko@comcast.net

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

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Mass Delegation Working for Us
Recent highlights from the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation speaking up for residents and against the Trump Administration: 
SENATOR ED MARKEY, a champion for those struggling with addiction, filed legislation to prevent fentanyl and other deadly opioids from being imported into the United States. 
SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN continued to fight for students against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos agenda to privatize education. 
CONGRESSMAN MIKE CAPUANO continued his fight for internet privacy by making an impassioned speech on the House floor. 
CONGRESSWOMAN KATHERINE CLARK continued her leadership in making quality, affordable child care accessible for all families. 
CONGRESSMAN BILL KEATING authored a piece for his Democratic colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee calling for a thorough investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 
CONGRESSMAN JOE KENNEDY called out Trumpcare for what it is – “an act of malice” that would strip health insurance from 24 million Americans and get rid of addiction and mental health services many rely on. 
CONGRESSMAN STEVE LYNCH spoke out against the federal hiring freeze and how it negatively impacted our nation’s veterans seeking to continue their dedicated public service to our country by entering the federal workforce. 
CONGRESSMAN JIM McGOVERN continued to fight for those in need by being a strong advocate for food assistance programs and the 43 million Americans that depend on them. 
CONGRESSMAN SETH MOULTON advocated for people getting more involved in the public debate surrounding the misinformation campaign of the Trump administration, encouraging voters to continue to protest and stand up for what they believe in. 
CONGRESSMAN RICHARD NEAL introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to help improve access to affordable housing for low-income individuals. 
CONGRESSWOMAN NIKI TSONGAS stood up for science by introducing the Scientific Integrity Act, a bill that will help insulate government-directed scientific research from the influence of political pressure and special interests. 

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1EM Alliance (Gloucester area Democrats) -Contact kathypasq2@hotmail.com 
3rd MAD (Middlesex Area Dems) – http://3rdMAD.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/groups/3rdmad email rwallhagen@aol.com or mara@maradolan.com 
4th MAD (Middlesex Area Dems) listserv – email 4thMiddlesexSenate-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Berkshire area – berkshires4demchange@yahoogroups.com 
Bershire Brigades – email sheila@berkshirebrigades.com 
Cape and Island Democrats – http://www.capeandislandsdemocrats.org/ email: velore20@msn.com 
College Dems of MA – http://macollegedems.org 
GLAD (Greater Lowell Area Democrats) – sweeney133@comcast.net 
Greater Blackstone Valley Dems – http://www.gbvdems.org 
Kids for Democracy – (for kids & teens) contact anitagc@kidsfordemocracy.org 
List for DTC activists – MassDemsGuide-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Merrimack Valley Young Democrats – https://www.facebook.com/YDM.MV 
Middlesex County Democrats listserv – email MiddlesexCountyDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
MNWAlliance (Splika district)-AllianceDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
MWDems (Eldridge District) – MWDems-owner@yahoogroups.com 
North Shore Update – NorthShoreDemocraticUpdate-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Organizing for Action – http://www.barackobama.com – Contact Marianne Rutter, mariannerutter@yahoo.com or Hanna Gerhard, hannagerhard67@gmail.com 
Plymouth County Democratic League – Facebook “Plymouth County Democratic League” contact: PCDL Chairman, John Bowes bowes3@yahoo.com 
South Shore Democratic News – contact jim@jimcantwell.com 
South Shore Democrats – http://www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org contact: newsdesk@southshoredemocrats.org 
South Shore Democratic Caucus – aliceandrob88@gmail.com 

Acton DTC – http://www.actondems.org/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ActonDems/ email Acton_Dems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Amesbury DCC – https://www.facebook.com/AmesburyDems/ 
Andover DTC – http://andoverdemocrats.org/ 
Arlington DTC – http://www.arlingtondems.org/ 
Ashland DTC – http://www.ashlanddems.org 
Attleboro DTC – http://www.attleborodems.org email attleborodemocrats@gmail.com 
Auburn DTC – auburndtc@gmail.com 
Ayer DTC – http://www.ayerdems.org/ email info@ayerdems.org 
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: info@belmontdemocrats.org 
Berlin DTC – https://www.facebook.com/BerlinDems/ 
Beverly DTC – http://www.bevdems.org/ 
Billerica DTC – http://www.billericademocrats.com/ email: info@billericademocrats.com 
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 
Bridgewater DTC – http://bridgewaterdems.blogspot.com/ email bridgewaterdems@gmail.com 
Brockton DCC – https://brocktondems.org 
Brookfield DTC – https://www.facebook.com/BrookfieldDTC/ 
Brookline DTC – http://brooklinedems.org/ 
Cambridge Democratic City Committee – http://www.cambridgedems.com/ 
Cohasset DTC – https://www.facebook.com/CohassetDemocrats/ 
Concord DTC – ConcordDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Duxbury DTC – http://duxburydems.com/ 
Easthampton DCC – http://www.easthamptondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Easthamptondemsemail:easthamptondems@gmail.com 
Easton DTC – http://www.EastonDemocraticTownCommittee.org email eastondemtc@gmail.com 
Falmouth DTC – http://falmouthdemocratictowncommittee.org/ 
Foxborough DTC – http://www.foxborodems.org/ 
Framingham DTC – http://www.framinghamdems.org/ 
Franklin DTC – http://www.franklindemocrats.com/ 
Gloucester DCC – http://gloucesterdemocrats.org email: gdcc@gloucesterdemocrats.org 
Grafton DTC – https://www.facebook.com/Grafton-Democratic-Town-Committee-602223556590785/ 
Great Barrington DTC – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113291355436911/ 
Groton DTC – http://grotondemocrats.com/ email GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
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 Lawrencedcc@gmail.com 
Lexington DTC – http://www.democratsoflexington.org/ 
Lincoln – lincolndems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Leicester – http://www.leicesterdemocrats.org 
Longmeadow DTC – https://www.facebook.com/longmeadowdems email: LongmeadowDemocrats@gmail.com 
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/ 
Marlborough DCC – http://www.marlboroughdcc.org email MarlboroughDCC@gmail.com 
Maynard DTC – https://www.facebook.com/MaynardDemocraticTownCommittee/ 
Medford DCC – https://medforddems.org/ 
Milford DTC – http://www.milforddtc.org 
Millis DTC – https://www.facebook.com/Millis-Democratic-Town-Committee-207551682626693/ email: millisdemocratictowncommittee@googlegroups.com 
Natick DTC – https://www.facebook.com/groups/NatickDemocraticTownCommittee/ 
Needham DTC – http://needhamdems.org or https://www.facebook.com/NeedhamDems/ 
New Bedford DCC – https://www.facebook.com/newbedforddems 
Newton DCC – http://www.newtondems.org/ email: NewtonDems@gmail.com 
Norfolk – https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorfolkDemocrats NDTC-Officers@googlegroups.com 
North Brookfield DTC – https://www.nbdemocrats.org 
Orange DTC – http://www.facebook.com/OrangeDemocraticTownCommittee 
Orleans DTC – email rlhubbard46@yahoo.com 
Peabody DTC – http://www.facebook.com/PeabodyDemocrats 
Pembroke DTC – https://www.facebook.com/Pembrokedemocratictowncommittee 
Plymouth DTC – https://www.facebook.com/plymouthmassdems/ email plymadems@gmail.com 
Reading DTC – contact ReadingDems@aol.com 
Rockport DTC – https://rockportdems.org 
Salem DCC – http://www.facebook.com/salemdemocrats email salemdemcc@gmail.com 
Shirley DTC – https://www.facebook.com/ShirleyDTC/ 
Shrewsbury DTC – http://www.ShrewsburyDemocrats.org email: ShrewsburyDTC@gmail.com 
Somerville DCC – http://www.somdems.org/ 
South Hadley DTC – http://southhadleydemocrats.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/SouthHadleyDTC email: SouthHadleyDemocrats@gmail.com 
Southborough DTC – SbroDems-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
Southbridge DTC – https://www.facebook.com/SouthbridgeDTC 
Southampton DTC – https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonMaDemocraticTownCommittee or email southamptonmadems@gmail.com 
Springfield Ward 6 https://www.facebook.com/Ward6SpfldDems email is ward6demsspfd@gmail.com 
Stockbridge DTC – http://StockbridgeDemocrats.org/ email: StockbridgeDemocrats@yahoo.com 
Stoughton DTC – http://www.stoughtondems.org or https://www.facebook.com/StoughtonDemocraticTownCommittee 
Sturbridge DTC – http://www.facebook.com/sturbridge.dem.town.committee email: sturbridgedtc@gmail.com 
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 
Uxbridge DTC – uxbridgedemtowncommittee@gmail.com Twitter @UDTC2 
Waltham DCC – http://watchcitydemocrats.tripod.com or https://www.facebook.com/Waltham-Democratic-City-Committee-187729917923680/ Tweet@WatchCityDems email: walthamdemocrats@yahoo.com 
Watertown DTC – watertowndems@gmail.com 
Wayland DTC – http://www.waylanddems.org/ email: wdtc@comcast.net 
Wellesley DTC – http://wellesleydems.org/ email: chair@wellesleydems.org and info@wellesleydems.org 
Wellfleet DTC – http://wellfleetdems.org email: wellfleetdems@gmail.com 
West Newbury – http://www.westnewburydems.org email: kathypasq2@hotmail.com 
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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