June 26, 2020/Dispatch

DISPATCH: The Democratic National Convention, Volunteer for Biden, & More!

Dear Democrats,

We live in uncertain times. In a world that’s been changed by coronavirus while inequalities that have persisted for hundreds of years have worsened, it’s critically important that we take back the White House in November.

In less than two months, we’ll officially nominate Joe Biden for President of the United States and launch him to victory. Since day one, Democrats have been committed to planning a convention that’s both successful and safe.

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be anchored in Milwaukee, but it’ll go beyond our expectations, and engage Democrats in ways we never thought possible. This year’s convention will happen in every corner of the country, in person and online, and engage more people than it ever has. Democrats will be conducting official business without risking public health, state delegations will vote remotely, and the team in Milwaukee has on boarded infectious disease experts to help plan in person components.

In the coming weeks, the convention host committee will be rolling out new and exciting ways for Democrats to share their stories and ideas during the convention. You can sign up for updates from the Democratic National Convention Committee here.

We’ll be organizing and mobilizing like never before, and demonstrate just how adaptable and innovative we are as a Party–that’s how we’re going to win in November.

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

This is the most important election of our lives, and the road to November is getting shorter and shorter. That’s why the MassDems are challenging every committee to set up a recurring weekly phonebank for Joe Biden.

The Biden Action Center has tons of resources to help get you started, especially the Biden Organizer Toolkit. If you need help, fill out this form and the MassDems will connect you with a local Biden organizer.

Event details:

*6/26/2020 Pride Weekend of Action in Support of Alex Morse, MA-01 Candidate*

Friday, June 26, 4:30 PM


Alex Morse, MA-01 Congressional candidate, is holding a weekend-long Pride celebration, which consists of standouts, as well as phonebanking, in support of his Congressional run! Details to sign up for shifts are linked in the Facebook event. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/262624868160462 

*6/26/2020 Building an Anti-Racist Movement in the 4th District, Hosted by MA-04 Candidate, Ihssane Leckey*
Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM
Hear Ihssane and anti-racist activists speak about racial justice and learn how a campaign centered on racial justice is critical, viable, and transformative for the 4th District; contact action@ihssane.org with questions. RSVP: https://bit.ly/31tL44P 

*6/27/2020 Chatham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 27, 10 AM
If you would like to participate, send an email to Bill Bystrom at: bbystrom@yahoo.com and he will put your name on the list to receive the code. 

*6/27/2020 Pride Brunch with Congressman Joe Kennedy III*
Saturday, June 27, 11 AM
Join Joe and Team Kennedy to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and activists and discuss the work that still must be done. RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/kennedyforma/event/281279/ 

6/27/2020 Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) Meet and Greet for Andrew Flowers, Candidate for State Rep. 8th Norfolk District in Sharon
Saturday, June 27, 4 PM
RSVP by emailing info@andrewflowers.com. 

*6/28/2020 Framingham Democrats Meeting*
Sunday, June 28, 7 PM
Open to the public and the Zoom link may be requested from framingham.democrats@gmail.com 

*6/28/2020 ORMA Summit with Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Senator Ed Markey*
Sunday, June 28, 7 PM
Join Our Revolution UMass Amherst, Boston City Councillor Lydia Edwards, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and US Senator Ed Markey for a conversation about what matters most to progressive voters. RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/268040/ 

6/30/2020 Virtual Fundraiser for Paul DePalo for Governor’s Council
Tuesday, June 30, 6 PM
Special guests include Jimmy Tingle, Quentin Palfrey, and Rep. Natalie Higgins. RSVP: https://facebook.com/events/s/pauls-birthday-fundraiser-with/1203006356711018 

6/30/2020 27th Middlesex Candidate Forum, Somerville Democratic City Committee, Ward 6 Meeting
Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 PM
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2YqQeve; forum with candidates for State Representative, Erika Uyterhoeven and Catia Sharp 

*6/30/2020 Virtual Town Hall with Steve Owens, candidate for the 29th Middlesex District House seat, and Quentin Palfrey, Chair of the Voter Protection Corps*
Tuesday, June 30, 7 PM
Join candidate for the 29th Middlesex District House seat, Steve Owens, and Chair of the Voter Protection Corps, Quentin Palfrey, for a virtual conversation on issues surrounding voter protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/282139/ 

7/1/2020 File Your Letter of Intent with the MassDems
Wednesday, July 1, 7 PM
Currently, there are two vacancies to be filled on the State Committee: two male seats, one caucus seat in the Hampden Senate District and a ballot seat in the First Essex and Middlesex Senate District. To run for either of these seats, candidates must file a letter of intent by 7pm on July 1st by emailing Executive Director Veronica Martinez at veronica@massdems.org. 

7/1/2020 8th Norfolk District Debate Night Hosted by Democratic Town Committees
Wednesday, July 1, 7:30 PM
Debate hosted by DTCs of Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, and Mansfield; Guests include candidates Andrew Flowers and Ted Philips. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/646562305929768/ 

*7/2/2020 State Senator Julian Cyr Virtual Summit*
Thursday, July 2, 5:20 PM
Virtual Grassroots House Party Hosted by Fran Schofield. RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cyrschofieldvirtualhp2020 

*7/2/2020 Town Hall with Angus McQuilken, MA-06 Candidate: A Discussion on Affordable Housing*
Thursday, July 2, 7 PM
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/574868363436484 

*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 

7/8/2020 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 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 

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

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 

*7/14/2020 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 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/ 

*7/20/2020 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 Youth 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 

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