March 24, 2017/Dispatch

DDemDispatch Warren, McGovern, Ellison, Kennedy Town Halls, Other Events and More

Dear Democrats,

Senator Warren is in Framingham on Friday and Congressmen McGovern and Ellison are in Amherst on Saturday. Congressman Kennedy is in Newton on Sunday, April 2. Voters in Massachusetts continue to have many opportunities to connect with out legislators.

Caucus season is coming to a close in a little over a week. Interest has been high; caucuses have been well attended across the state.

The MDP recently announced the selection of three members to chair our platform committee: Former Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, and former Massachusetts State Director for Bernie Sanders for President Paul Feeney.

Platform hearings and meetings will begin soon. The exact list of Platform Hearing locations will be finalized in the next few days and publicized on the Mass. Democratic party website. Committees and DSC members are in the process of scheduling platform meetings. Watch for details.

SAD NEWS: State Committee Member Thomas Herrick from the Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester Senate District passed away on Friday, March 17th. Please keep Tom’s family, including his step-daughter, DSC member Patty Perry, in your thoughts.

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 – Publicize Delegate Election
Consider publicizing election of delegates to the state convention. Getting the word out will increase the visibility of your delegates. When you elect delegates, let people know about it. The more names that are out there associated with the Democratic Party, the more likely it is that you will be contacted. Potential members are more likely to contact people that they know. 

Send your release to local weeklies and community bulletin boards. It’s a great way to let people know that Democrats are alive and well in your community!

Click here for a sample press release or scroll down below the calendar. 

Platform Meeting Information
Every four years the Democratic Party adopts a platform as we go into gubernatorial elections. In addition to the official hearings conducted by the Platform Committee of the state party, Democratic Town and City/Ward Committees, DSC members and Democratic organizations may conduct platform meetings prior to the 2017 Democratic State Convention on June 3rd. The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate dialogue and encourage input from Democrats on the local level to inform the party platform hat will be voted on by delegates at the June convention. 
All platform meetings should take place before May 1, 2017 to ensure the input is considered for the 2017 platform. The Massachusetts Democratic Party platform is a statement of party values and reflects the current policy positions of the party. The Platform Committee will be drafting the proposed 2017 state party platform, which will be voted on by the delegation at the June 3 State Convention. The most recent edition of the Party platform is the 2013platform. It may be found on our website here: 
Requirements for holding a platform meeting: 
– The Massachusetts Democratic Party must be notified of the meeting five business days prior to its scheduled date. 
– The meeting is open to the general public, regardless of party affiliation or registration status. 
– The meeting location must be ADA accessible. 
– The meeting must be conducted with a clerk who will take notes of participants’ testimony. All notes must be submitted to the state party. 

Mass Senate Community Conversations
Locations and Hosts: 
03/28 WMASS: Senators Don Humason, Adam Hinds, Eric Lesser, Jim Welch, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg. 
04/04 METROWEST: Senators Jamie Eldridge, Karen Spilka, Cynthia Creem and Mike Barrett. 
04/11 NORTH SHORE: Senators Joan Lovely, Sal DiDomenico, Jason Lewis, Ken Donnelly and Thomas McGee. 
04/25 CENTRAL MASS: Senators Harriette Chandler, Anne Gobi, Jen Flanagan, Ryan Fattman, and Michael Moore. 

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You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Tea Pain: 
* [Last weekend] a crazy feller drove up the White House and claimed he had a bomb. We know he’s crazy cause he thinks Trump works weekends. 
* Trump’s last tweet as President: “Nobody knew treason could be so complicated.” 


Event details:

03/24/2017 EMERGE BootCamp for Candidates and Campaign Managers
3/24 9-5; 3/25 9-7 3/26 9-7
SEIU 509 -293 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Our BootCamp program has been specifically designed to support and train Democratic women who are who are in the middle of their campaigns, and need the nuts and bolts as soon as possible. 
Tuition: $550. 

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

*03/24/2017 Framingham Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren*
Friday, March 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Dwight Performing Arts Center at Framingham State University, 100 State St, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Doors open at 5:30pm. Parking is limited, so please allow time if you are driving to the event. 
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be making remarks and answering questions about what’s happening in the Senate and how she’s fighting for Massachusetts families. This is also a chance to talk with her staff about any questions or concerns you might have, or assistance you may need. 

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

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

03/25/2017 Clinton Dems Caucus and Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 25, 2 PM
Presentation Senior Apts, Main Building, 309 Church Street, Clinton
Clinton DTC Business Meeting will follow the conclusion of the Town Democratic Caucus. For more info contact Mary Richards, Secretary at 617-930-2727 or

03/25/2017 Portsmouth Reception witj Congressman Keith Ellison 
Saturday, March 25, 2 – 4 PM
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. 64 Market Street Portsmouth, NH
Join us and our special guest, Congressman & Deputy DNC Chair Keith Ellison to support New Hampshire Democrats! All donations go directly towards providing resources to our local and county Democratic committees so they have what they need to organize and mobilize supporters all across New Hampshire. If you have any questions or otherwise, please contact Thad Logan at or 603-225-6899. 
Tickets $25. RSVP 

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

*03/25/2017 Discussion with Congressman Jim McGovern and DNC Deputy Chair Congressman Keith Ellison*
Saturday, March 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
UMass Amherst, Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall), 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst, MA 0100
Progressive Democrats of America, UMass Progressives & UMass College Democrats are hosting a discussion with Congressman Jim McGovern and DNC Deputy Chair Congressman Keith Ellison. 
The doors will open at 5:30 PM, and seating and admission will be first-come, first-served. 
Parking is conveniently available in the parking garage off of Commonwealth Ave. Parking is also available behind Stockbridge Hall in lot 65, accessible off of Commonwealth Ave via Holdsworth Way. 

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

*03/26/2017 South Shore Young Democrats Kickoff Event*
Sunday, March 26, 4 – 6 PM
KamaLounge Bistro Chi, 37 Cottage Ave, Quincy, MA 02169
South Shore Democrats under the age of 36 are invited to join in a discussion of how to be active in our community, participate in the electoral process, and advance policies that support our platform. Please RSVP and find more information at 

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

03/26/2017 Sen. Jamie Eldridge – How to Fight for Immigrants’ Rights in MA
Sunday, March 26, 5 – 6:30 PM
Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will join Cambridge-Somerville for Change to talk about efforts to protect immigrants in Massachusetts and how we can take effective action around this important issue. Senator Eldridge is lead sponsor of the Safe Communities Act, which is designed to protect the civil rights of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry. For more info contact or 617-545-3367. 

*03/27/2017 Haverhill Democrats Host Immigration Forum*
Monday, March 27, 7 PM
Haverhill Public Library Auditorium, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
The Haverhill Democratic City Committee will be presenting a forum on “Immigration and Civil Rights” featuring Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, along with several other speakers. Among other things, Councilor Zakim authored and helped unanimously pass the Boston Trust Act in 2014, which prohibits the Boston Police Department from detaining residents based solely on immigration status. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Anyone seeking further information can contact Bill Cox at or 978/374-6297. 

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

*03/28/2017 A Conversation with Governor O’Malley*
Tuesday, March 28, 6 – 7 PM
Ames Courtroom (Austin 200), Harvard Law School
Join the Harvard Law School Democrats, American Constitutional Society, Women’s Law Association, and Harvard Law and Policy Review for a discussion with former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Governor O’Malley will give a short lecture on the future of progressive politics followed by an open Q&A. Don’t miss this chance to ask the governor about his career, running for office, or his thoughts on the future of politics. For more info or 

*03/28/2017 Chicopee City Caucus and March Meeting*
Tuesday, March 28, 6 PM
Chicopee Public Library 449 Front Street Chicopee, MA 
The March business meeting will begin at the conclusion of the caucus. As always, please encourage new people to get involved representing our City of Chicopee by attending the City Caucus, the State Convention, our monthly meetings and various city and local Democratic City Committee events. 

*03/28/2017 Community Immigration Forum & Know Your Rights Presentation*
Tuesday, March 28
St. Tarcissus Parish, 562 Waverly St., Framingham, MA 01702
Hosted by Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis. An extraordinary panel of experts from ACLU Massachusetts, MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition), American Immigration Lawyers Association, and MetroWest Legal Services will speak about the Trump Administration executive orders and their implications. Also: a Know Your Rights Presentation and overview of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act. Q&A follows if time permits. The forum will be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. 

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

*03/30/2017 Ernesto Cruz for Springfield City Council Campaign Kick Off*
Thursday, March 30, 5:30 – 8 PM
Thomas J. Sullivan Banquet Hall, 112 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA 01118
Food and drinks, cash bar. For more info email

03/30/2017 Annissa Essaibi George’s Re-Election Kickoff
Thursday, March 30, 6 – 9 PM
Venezia Restaurant Boston, 20 Ericsson St., Boston, MA 02122
Please join Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George at her first Re-Election Campaign Kickoff. We hope you’ll join your friends and neighbors for a great event filled with plenty of food, fun, and politics. Suggested Contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donations can be made online: 

*03/30/2017 Support Common Cause & Automatic Voter Registration – Special Guest: Senator Eric Lesser*
Thursday, March 30, 6 – 8 PM
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108l
Join friends of Common Cause Massachusetts to support the passage of an automatic voter registration bill this year. Special guest: State Senator Eric Lesser. Suggested contribution: $50. Give at the door or online at (and please choose “I’d like to donate to Common Cause in my state”) or read more at 

03/30/2017 Rep. Josh Cutler – Health Care Policy 101 in Duxbury
Thursday, March 30, 7 PM
Duxbury Senior Center 
How might changes in Washington D.C. impact health care policy here in Massachusetts? That is the focus of this forum. Join us for a discussion hosted by Rep. Josh Cutler with health care expert Brian Rosman of Health Care For All (HCFA) and Mike Jackman of Congressman Keating’s office. There will be a presentation followed by ample time for question and answer and audience discussion. The event is co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Calter and Sen. Patrick O’Connor. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 

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

04/01/2017 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, April 1, 10 – 11 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
All current or prospective Malden Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Greg Lucey at

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

*04/01/2017 Ward 16 Democratic Committee Caucus and Meeting*
Saturday, April 1, 11 AM
McKeon Post, 4 Hilltop Street, DOrchester
People should let our Chair, Dan Hunt, know if they are interested in being nominated to become a delegate. There has already been a significant amount of interest in this year’s Issues Convention. 

*04/01/2017 Wayland Democratic Caucus and Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, April 1, 1 PM
Wayland Public Safety Building Community Room, 38 Cochituate Road Wayland, MA 01778
Democratic Town Committee meeting follows adjournment of Town Caucus. Send questions to WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at

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

*04/02/2017 Day to Make a Difference – Ashland*
Sunday, April 2, 1 – 4:30 PM
Ashland High School, 65 E Union Street, Ashland
Interested in learning more about how town government works? Wondering how you can influence issues that matter to you? Join the Ashland Democratic Town Committee to hear from local officials and activists and find out how you can make a difference in local government. Topics will include: Volunteering for Boards and Committees; Running for Office; What to Expect at Town Meeting; How to Advocate for Issues and Candidates. More Info at 

04/02/2017 Congressman Kennedy Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, April 2, 2 PM
Newton North High School Lasker Auditorium, 457 Walnut Street, Newton
Congressman Kennedy convenes this Town Hall meeting to report on what’s going on in DC and wants to hear from you. 

*04/03/2017 Duxbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St., Duxbury, MA 02332
Taking a look at the current MA Democratic Platform – what it says, what it doesn’t say. 

04/04/2017 Annual Progressive Legislative Breakfast
Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 – 10 AM
Carrie Nation 11 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02108
Join us as we reconnect for future fights and support our new advocates and candidates! 
Suggested Contribution is: $35 prior to March 31st; $50 after March 31st. 
Sponsorships of $150, $300, $500 or more will be listed in the program. To reserve your spot, please visit and click on the DONATE button or contact Batya by emailing r by calling 617-722-4320. Please RSVP by Friday March 31st. 

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

*04/04/2017 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 – 8 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant St., New Bedford
Guest speaker Jay Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Governor. New Bedford Dems meet the 1st Tuesday of the month. For more info call co-chair Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394 or visit 

04/04/2017 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport – Building H, 265 Fruit Street, Mansfield
We will have guest speaker from the 4th Congressional District Chapter of Indivisible All of our meetings and events are open to the public. Mansfield area Democrats are especially invited. For more information, visit our website send an email to or call Joe Kaplan at 508-339-4520. 

04/05/2017 MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women 1st Annual Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
McCarthy Center (FORUM Room), 100 State St, Framingham, MA 01702-2499
Register at 

*04/05/2017 Immigrants’ Day at the State House*
Wednesday, April 5, 9 AM – 2 PM
State House Hall of Flags
Come join MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) in advocating on behalf of the 1 million foreign-born residents of the Commonwealth–and talking to our legislators about why they should support the Safe Communities Act and other pro-immigration legislation. There will be keynote speakers in the Hall of Flags from 10:00-11:00 am, after which you should meet with your legislator. You can find your legislator at and don’t forget to make an appointment before April 5th. Register at 

*04/05/2017 Acton Dems Platform Meeting Hosted by Sen. Jamie Eldridge*
Wednesday, April 5, 6:15 – 9 PM
Gates Elementary School cafeteria 75 Spruce Street, Acton
State Senator and DSC Member Jamie Eldridge will chair a forum, hosted by the Acton DTC. All are voters are welcome to come and discuss/submit suggestions for the Mass Democratic Platform in anticipation of the June 3rd Mass Democratic Convention. 

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

04/05/2017 North Shore Meeting with Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford
Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM
Torigian Life Center 79 Central Street Peabody (parking and entrance in rear)
Join Democrats from across the North Shore as we hear about plans for victory in 2018, 2020 and beyond. For more information, contact Arthur Powell at 978-922-1480 or 

*04/06/2017 Progressive Massachusetts Breakfast Fundraiser*
Thursday, April 6, 8 – 10 AM
Massachusetts Teachers Association, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston
Guest speakers State Senator Jamie Eldridge Massachusetts and Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni. Hosted by Progressive Massachusetts. Tickets: Supporter $65/Friend $150/Partner $250/Sponsor $500/Champion $1,000/ Hero $2,500. Buy online at 

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

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

04/06/2017 Hudson Dems Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 7 PM
Hudson Fire Station 296 Cox Street
Hudson Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting. All are welcome. 

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

*04/08/2017 College Democrats of Massachusetts Spring Convention*
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tufts, 62 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA
Join us for a recap of all that we’ve accomplished together this year, political oriented performances, speakers and workshops, and for the election of the 2017-18 CDM Executive Board. The event will be $8.00 for college students and $10.00 for non-college students. Please buy your tickets here, make sure to buy them early, we are expecting 150 people at this event: 
Please park at: Dowling hall garage: 419 Boston Ave. Medford. 

04/08/2017 MA Dems Platform Meeting – Framingham
Saturday, April 8, 11 AM
Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 43 Lexington Street, Framingham
The purpose of this meeting is to gather input from attendees on issues they wish to include into the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform for 2017-2021 that will be voted upon at the June 3 state convention. Organized by Framingham area Democratic State Committee members. Open to the general public. 

*04/08/2017 Rally to Take Back Health*
Saturday, April 8, Noon – 1 PM
Talbot Green (common area) on the Boston Medical Center Campus, 72 E Concord St, Boston, MA 02118-2307
Hosted by Mass-Care as part of a National Day of Action for Improved Medicare for All on the first day of a two-week “April recess” for Congress. Providers and patients speak out about the impact the AHCA would have at that hospital and others, and talk about how single-payer would allow us to control costs while caring for all patients. Co-Sponsoring Organizations: Harvard Medicine Indivisible, Physicians for a National Health Program, Massachusetts Chapter (PNHP-MA), and Students for a National Health Program, Boston University Chapter (BUSM SNaHP). For more info see 

*04/08/2017 Rep. Rady Mom Khmer New Year Celebration*
Saturday, April 8, 7 PM – Midnight 
You are cordially invited to join Rep. Mom to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster. 
Suggested donation $30. Food included. Live band. 
Information 978-375-0777. 

*04/09/2017 State Representative Lori Ehrlich Fundraiser*
Sunday, April 9, 2 – 4 PM
Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Swampscott, MA) 970 Paradise Rd, Swampscot
Save the date. 

*04/11/2017 MA Dems Platform Meeting – Maynard*
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 PM
Lower level meeting room of Town Hall, 195 Main Street
Maynard Democratic Town Committee will hold a Platform Meeting. This is a formal opportunity for residents to comment on the proposed MA Democratic platform. All are welcome regardless of party affiliation. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Co-Chairs Sara Hartman, or Sally Bubier,

*04/11/2017 Medway Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM
T. C. Scoops, Medway

*04/11/2017 Beverly Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Beverly Public Library (Farms Branch), 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Join the Beverly Democratic City Committee for its monthly meeting. Meetings are open to all Democrats in Beverly and our Democratic friends and neighbors. The Beverly Democratic City Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Locations will vary. For more information or to add items to the agenda, please contact Chairman Duane Anderson at or 978-922-2368 or visit 

*04/12/2017 Campaign Kick-off for Molly McCullough for Worcester School Committee*
Wednesday, April 12, 6 PM
pin Hide Map Worcester Fitness 440 Grove St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605
Campaign for re-election kick-off. Food and a cash bar. Suggested donation $25, $50, $100. 

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

04/13/2017 Weymouth Dems – Welcome to the Party!
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 PM
Hearth and Kettle 151 Main Street in Weymouth 
Please join Weymouth Democratic Town Committee for meet and greet and to hear about the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform. Speakers will include John Bowes, Chair of the Plymouth County Democratic League, State Committee Member and Chris Matthews, State Committee Member. If you’re Democrat, unenrolled or just interested in learning more, please join us! Appetizers, coffee/tea and a cash bar will be available. 

*04/13/2017 Going Blue in the Greater Valley*
Thursday, April 13, 7 PM
Uxbridge Senior Center
The Uxbridge Democratic Town Committee would like to invite you to a meeting with Paul Yorkis and Lisa Mosczynski to re-energize and reorganize this district. We are hoping for a few more speakers that we have put requests out and will update all of you as they confirm. We wanted to get this notice out to you ASAP so that you could put it in your calendar. It is no secret that we are going to have contested seats in the next elections. We need to seize the energy given to us by 45. We need to band together to help all of our communities win the necessary seats in the coming years. We look forward to your participation at this event. 
Information: Secretary

04/15/2017 Yarmouth Dems Meeting
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
Selectmen’s Room, Town Hall, Yarmouth
Monthly meeting of the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee. All Yarmouth Democrats are invited to attend. Entrance will be from the side door. Questions: contact Bob Isadore at
Meeting dates: 5/20, 6/17, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18. 

04/15/2017 Tax Day March Boston
Saturday, April 15, 1 PM
City Hall Plaza, Boston 
ALL ARE WELCOME. We encourage anybody and everybody who demands to see Trump’s tax returns to join us. 

04/18/2017 Westborough Dems Platform Meeting
Tuesday, April 18, 7 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough
In conjunction with the April meeting of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee, we will be holding a Party Platform meeting. This is an opportunity to share input into the Party Platform. 

*04/19/2017 Peabody Fundraiser for Senator Joan Lovely*
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7 PM
Black Sheep Pub & Grill, 5 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960
Light Appetizers, Cash Bar. Suggested Donations: $20, $50, $100. 

*04/19/2017 Jesse Lederman for Springfield City Council At-Large Campaign Kickoff*
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7 PM
Nathan Bill’s Bar&Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Rd., Springfield, MA 01118
Join Jesse Lederman to formally announce his candidacy for the Springfield City Council At-Large in 2017. Free food, a cash bar, and a great line up of speakers will be included. Donations appreciated but not required. Suggested Donations Levels: $20, $50, $100, $250. Donate online at or make checks payble to The Committee to Elect Jesse Lederman. Please don’t hesitate to contact Jesse directly at 413-351-6785 with any questions. 

*04/19/2017 Candy Mero-Carlson – Worcester City Councilor District 2*
Wednesday, April 19, 6 PM
Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester

04/19/2017 Somerville Speaks: Conversation with Jay Gonzales
Wednesday, April 19, 7 – 8:30 PM
The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Indivisible Somerville is hosting a talk and Q&A with candidate for Governor Jay Gonzales to learn about his plans and platform, ask questions about state and Beacon Hill matters, and make our voices heard. This event is open to the community. Note: This site is not wheelchair accessible. 

*04/20/2017 Melrose Day at the State House*
Thursday, April 20, 11 AM – 2 PM
Massachusetts State House
Representative Brodeur cordially invites you and your family to Melrose Day at the State House. All families are invited during the Thursday of school vacation week for a free behind the scenes tour of the Massachusetts legislature. Come and learn how a bill becomes law. All ages are welcome. RSVP by April 14 to 617-722=22015. 

*04/20/2017 AG Maura Healey’s Post- Election Town Hall – Worcester*
Thursday, April 20, 7 – 8:30 PM
First Unitarian Church 90 Main Street, Worcester
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 

04/20/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 7 PM
the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street)
For more info see 

04/21/2017 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, April 21, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)
Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Candidates who wish to speak please contact WDTC Chair Michael Gilbreath at Address questions to same or for more info visit 

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

04/22/2017 March for Science – Worcester and Boston
Saturday, April 22, Noon
Worcester: Institure Park; Boston: Boston Common
Boston and Worcester rallies being held in parallel to the Scientists March on Washington DC. 
11:00 am Institute Park. March begins at 11 and goes to Elm Park, down Highland, up West St and back to Institute Park. 
12:00 pm Boston Common 

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

*04/23/2017 Suzanne Bump Spring Reception*
Sunday, April 23, 5:30 – 7 PM
UMass Ckub, 1 Beacon Street, Boston

*04/23/2017 Acton Dems Meeting*
Sunday, April 23, 6 PM
10 Wachusett Drive, the home of Deena/Bob Ferrara.
ADTC meeting, 10 Wachusett Drive, the home of Deena/Bob Ferrara. In addition to our regular agenda of ideas and announcements, we will be voting whether to endorse the We the People Act, H.1926 and S.379, a bill sponsored by Jamie Eldridge challenging Citizens United and related topics. 

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

04/24/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting with Jay Gonzalez
Monday, April 24, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 104 Federal St., Lynn 
Future meeting dates: 5/22, 6/19, 9/18, 10/23. 
Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor will be the Guest Speaker. Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor will be the Guest Speaker. For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko., 781-599-9347. 

*04/24/2017 Brookline Democratic Town Committee Platform Meeting*
Monday, April 24, 7 – 9 PM
Brookline High School Cafeteria
The Massachusetts State Democratic Party Public Policy Committee will conduct a 2017 Platform Meeting in Brookline. 
Here’s a link to the most recent Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform: 
Join us to testify on behalf of issues you would like to have included in this year’s Massachusetts Democratic Platform, and hear what your friends and neighbors think are the most important issues confronting us today. For more information, contact 

*04/24/2017 Worcester Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Monday, April 24
Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester
Time TBA 
Focus on Municpal Elections 

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

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

*04/25/2017 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee*
Tuesday, April 25, 7 PM
10 Humphrey St,, Marblehead

*04/26/2017 LGBT Community Celebration for Doug Arbetter for Worcester City Council*
Wednesday, April 26, 6 – 9 PM
Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St., Worcester, MA 01610
Airspray Worcester is proud to host an LGBTQ Community Celebration in support of Doug Arbetter for City Council – District 5 at Electric Haze. We are excited to have Ms. Nikita Le Femme as our MC for the night. Come ready to dance, eat, and talk with Doug about your ideas to make Worcester better. A contribution of $25 is suggested, but any affordable contribution is welcome. Donate online at 

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

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

*04/29/2017 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 DSC Meeting*
Saturday, April 29, 10 AM
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School at 200 Sandwich Road in Bourne
Agenda will include approving the slate of add-on convention delegates. 
Refreshments served at 11am. Meeting will start at noon. Visit for details as they become available. All Democrats are welcome. 

*04/29/2017 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 
For questions about the 350 Central Mass bus from Worcester to DC, contact Janet at 508-393-2181 or with the subject line “Worcester to DC bus.” 

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 or email

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 Gloucester Democrats Annual Brunch
Sunday, April 30, 11:30 AM
The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
Program features several very timely speakers, plus the awarding of the 2017 Charles McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award. 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 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 

*04/30/2017 NHDP McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner*
Sunday, April 30, 5 PM
Manchester Radisson Hotel at 700 Elm Street (US Route 3)
Tickets: $100; higher dollar sponsorships available 
Contact: 603-225-6899 

05/02/2017 Groton Democratic Town Committee Cocktails and Candidates Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA 01464
End your week on a high note, join the Groton Democratic Town Committee for a fundraiser. There will be candidates, cocktails and hors ‘oeuvres. Cost: $25. RSVP online at or for more info contact: or Carolyn Perkins at 978-448-9946. 

*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: 

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

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

*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 

05/08/2017 Somerville Speaks: State Rep. Mike Connolly, and a Party
Monday, May 8, 6:30 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. 

*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 

05/13/2017 3rd Middlesex Area Democrats Annual Spring Breakfast
Saturday, May 13, 9 AM – Noon 
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Themes: Recognizing volunteer success in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Motivation and Means of Moving Forward and Fighting Back in the Trump era. Elected officials serving the Middlesex area have been invited to speak. For information or to purchase tickets contact

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 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 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 

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

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 or 978 270-0529 

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: 

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 

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,, 781-599-9347. 

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

09/09/2017 DSC Meeting
Saturday, September 9
Western MA location to be announced
Refreshments served at 11am. Meeting will start at noon. Visit 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, 781-599-9347;

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


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

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Registered Democrats in Anytown recently held a caucus to elect delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.

Elected as delegates were Anthony Adams, Betty Bailey, Chris Christopher, Debra Davids and Edward Edwards. Mary Smith, Chair of the Anytown Democrats, will serve as an ex officio delegate. Also serving as ex officio delegates are: Rep. Sidney Samuels, D-Anytown and Mike Martin, Democratic State Committee Man.

The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the DCU Center in Worcester. Democrats from across the state will gather to vote on the Party Platform and hear from elected officials.

“The caucus was very well attended,” commented Ms. Smith. “There has been a heightened interest in political activism over the last few months,” she added.

“It was exciting to see so many people take part,” said Joe Jones, the Outreach Officer for the Democratic Committee. “We are always looking for people who want to get involved,” he mentioned.

The committee normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Anytown Community Building. For more information on the Democratic Party or any of their meetings, please contact Ms. Smith at or check out their website at For general information on the Convention, please contact the Democratic State Committee at 617-939-0800. 

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