July 2, 2020/Dispatch

DISPATCH: Maine Dems X Mass Dems Week of Action, Events, & More!

Dear Democrats,

Winning in 2020 means more than taking back the White House–it’s protecting the House and flipping the Senate too. If we want to stop Mitch McConnell from destroying our democracy, we have to make this Susan Collins’ last term.

The Maine Senator has spent the past four years propping up the Trump agenda. Collins made national headlines when she cast a decisive vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and although she won’t say if she’s supporting Donald Trump this November, he’s 100% behind her. Her silence speaks louder than words ever could.

That’s why, next week, we’re launching a MaineDems X MassDems Week of Action–to help our neighbors check in with voters before their big Senate primary on 7/14. Click here to join us. 

According to recent polls, Collins is in big trouble, but she’s got the Trump/McConnell war chest helping her out. But, for the first time in three decades, Maine Democrats have the largest bloc of registered voters in the state.

High turnout in the primary would show Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, and President Trump how fired up Democrats are to flip the Senate and take back the White House–and that they have a lot to lose this November. Click here to join the team that will make this Mitch McConnell’s last term as Majority Leader.

As always, send your events to events@massdems.org and have a safe and healthy weekend!

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
MassDems Communications Manager

Ideas for Committees

Join the Maine Dems X Mass Dems Week of Action and help us get the word out to your network. After your committee commits to shift of their own, use our Week of Action Toolkit to promote the event via email and social media. Each shift includes training and dial time. After you sign up, you’ll get an email from the Maine Dems with a link to join the Zoom call for the pre-phonebank training. You’ll go over the plan to win Maine in 2020, the current voter contact script, and how to use Maine’s virtual phonebanking tools. If you have questions, contact Erin Buechele at erin@massdems.org.

Event details:

*7/7/2020 Rally for ROE Hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts*

Tuesday, July 7, 12 PM


Join the ROE Coalition for a virtual rally in support of the ROE Act with remarks from elected leaders, an activist story teller, and a spoken word artist. Featuring Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Attorney General Maura Healey, State Rep. Tram Nguyen, and State Rep. Jon Santiago. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/roerally  

*7/7/2020 YDMA Candidate Conversation with Jesse Mermell, MA-04 Candidate*
Tuesday, July 7, 6 PM
The Youth Democrats of Massachusetts is continuing its series of discussions with Democratic candidates for Federal offices in Massachusetts. They will be joined by MA-04 Candidate, Jesse Mermell, to discuss issues facing the commonwealth. Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424560121061226 

7/7/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 7, 7 PM
Agenda and joining information will be emailed a week in advance to our committee and friends list. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078. Focus of meeting on sponsorship of one of the three CD-06 Congressional Debates 

*7/7/2020 CIDC Forum with State Representative Candidates*
Tuesday, July 7, 7 PM
The CIDC is sponsoring a forum to meet and ask questions of the 3 Democrats running for State Representative on Cape Cod: Josh Mason – 1st Barnstable, Kip Diggs- 2nd Barnstable, Jim Dever- Fifth Barnstable. RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/staterep2020 

7/8/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee, Ward 5 Meeting
Wednesday, July 8, 5:50 AM
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2XWWrzG; email Chair Joe Lynch at hendersonhouse10@gmail.com for Zoom link 

*7/9/2020 MA-04 Candidate Jesse Mermell’s Community Conversation: Checking in with Fall River*
Thursday, July 9, 6 PM
Community Conversation for residents of Fall River and surrounding communities on Thursday July 9th at 6 pm with Fall River School Committee Member Paul Hart. Please email info@jessemermell.com to RSVP. 

7/9/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 9, 7 PM
Remote Remote
For information about signing up to attend, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ and click the link for the meeting and event schedule. All interested Democrats cordially invited 

7/9/2020 Springfield Ward 8 Democratic Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 9, 7 PM
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3285428771551900 

*7/9/2020 YDMA Jewish Caucus Hosts Municipal Menschions – Jewish Municipal Leaders*
Thursday, July 9, 7 PM
Featuring Hanna Switlekowski, Sharon Select Board; Sam Fein, Albany County Legislature; Samantha Perlman, Marlborough City Council. Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/948482715590810/ 

*7/10/2020 MA-04 Candidate Jesse Mermell’s Community Conversation: Checking in with Mansfield*
Friday, July 10, 7 PM
Community Conversation for residents of Mansfield and surrounding communities on Friday July 10th at 7 pm with Democratic State Committee Member Joe Kaplan. Please email info@jessemermell.com to RSVP. 

7/11/2020 Holliston Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 10 AM
Contact Chair Lisa Kaplan at lisabbk@verizon.net for details 

*7/11/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, July 11, 7 PM
For a Zoom invite write Chair@FranklinDemocrats.org 

7/12/2020 Acton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, July 12, 6:15 PM
Contact Chair Ellen Valade at actondtc@gmail.com for the link 

*7/13/2020 MetroWest 2020 Campaign Volunteer Summit*
Monday, July 13, 6:45 PM
The goal of the evening is to present specific and concrete ways you can get involved in the 2020 campaign. Join special guest Ed Markey, local DTCs, and progressive groups in the MetroWest area to focus on what we can do now to make a difference in swing states in November. Coordinated by Together for 2020 and the Framingham DTC. Event: https://www.mobilize.us/togetherfor2020/event/282644/  

*7/14/2020 State Rep. David LeBoeuf’s Summer Kickoff with Congressman Jim McGovern*
Tuesday, July 14, 5 PM
You’re invited to David’s summer kickoff at 5 p.m. on July 14! Special guest Congressman Jim McGovern. This event will be held virtually on Zoom and will support David’s re-election. RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/summer-kickoff  

7/14/2020 South Shore Virtual Event for Congressman Bill Keating
Tuesday, July 14, 6 PM
Moderated by Deb Cornwall; discussion on how to organize successful grasroots movements to elect Democrats. RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/southshorevirtualevent 

7/14/2020 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 14, 7 PM
Join special guests State Representative for Ninth Norfolk District candidate, Brian Hamlin; MA-04 Congressional candidate, Becky Grossman; County Commissioner candidate, Richard Staiti; and Register of Probate candidate, Colleen Brierly. Information to RSCP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180067129012588/  

*7/15/2020 MA-04 Congressional Candidate Forum*
Wednesday, July 15, 7 PM
Forum co-hosted by the Wellesley and Needham Democratic town committees; join for an online forum with the Democratic Congressional Candidates vying to replace Joe Kennedy; registration details coming soon.  

7/15/2020 Melrose Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 PM
Zoom sign-in meeting information coming soon. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2639356296389343/ 

*7/18/2020 Grafton Dems Virtual Coffee Hour*
Saturday, July 18, 9 AM
Casual social event to chat about politics and other topics with fellow Democrats. RSVP to chair@graftondemocrats.com for Zoom meeting link. 

7/20/2020 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, July 20, 6 PM
Please email northboroughdems@gmail.com for meeting details. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/308958930138423/ 

7/20/2020 Town Hall on Creating a Just and Equitable Future with State Representatives Tami Gouveia and Nika Elugardo
Monday, July 20, 6 PM
Town Hall on Racial Justice and Building an Equitable Future with special guests: Tami Gouveia, State Representative, 14th Middlesex Kyra Wilson Cook, Acton-Boxborough School Committee Member and Author, Nika Elugardo, State Representative, 15th Suffolk. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/760998678039167/ 

7/20/2020 Greater Boston Young Democrats Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 20, 6:30 PM
Discussion of plans for Summer 2020; elections for open positions, including political director, policy director, communications director, and membership director; RSVP: greaterbostonyoungdems@gmail.com by 6:00pm on 7/20 or keep any eye out for a post with the Zoom link on the day of! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/268461607810676/ 

7/21/2020 Littleton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Contact chair, rob@rghpc.com for details 

*7/27/2020 Plymouth Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, July 27, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street Plymouth, MA 02360
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/189037825737771 

*7/29/2020 Norfolk County Candidate Forum*
Wednesday, July 29, 7 PM
Forum co-hosted by the Wellesley and Needham Democratic town committees; this forum will feature candidates for the Democratic primaries for Norfolk County offices, including: Sheriff, Register of Probate, County Commissioner, and County Treasurer; registration details coming soon. 

8/8/2020 Holliston Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, August 8, 10 AM
Contact Chair Lisa Kaplan at lisabbk@verizon.net for details