Greetings from Kate
The Convention was a lot of fun and really like a family reunion. I met readers from across the state and had a great time.
Over the weekend, Democrats in all 50 states kicked off Resistance Summer with more than 100 events, including town halls, rallies, canvass launches, phone banks, and other organizing efforts to strengthen our state parties and help candidates up and down the ballot.
So now we continue with the important work of electing Democrats. Whether you are phone banking Georgia or hitting the pavement for local Democrats, we move forward with our efforts.
I’ll close by sharing a message from Gus about our convention:
After a robust debate and the adoption of various amendments, delegates voted to approve the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform, our Party’s most progressive Platform to date. This Platform serves as a statement of our values and principles as Massachusetts Democrats and will help us shape the vision we have for the Commonwealth.
To view the platform: https://massdems.org/platform/2017-platform
To answer a survey about the convention: http://bit.ly/2rcw19B
Everyone loves a parade! Enjoy Pride!
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, check with the organizers.
Ideas for Committees: Convention Follow-up Activities
Convention often brings out people who have not engaged previously with the local Democratic Party. New delegates, add-ons, volunteers have all expressed interest in connecting with the MDP. Within the senate district there is the chance to get to know people from neighboring communities. Following Convention stay connected. Add people to your e-mail list. Have a post convention gathering of delegates, possibly as part of your Democratic Town or Ward Committee meeting. Get feedback, but mostly get people connected.
Then do something! Canvass your neighborhood:
– encourage non-voters to register
– persuade voters to become Democrats
– invite Democrats to engage with your Committee.
Flip the House – Mass Dems Helping Take Back Congress
Help “Flip the House” either from your home or by joining folks in person.
Georgia: VPB 10am-9pmET daily – https://action.dccc.org/sign-up
VPB:Virtual Phone Bank: Dial voters directly from numbers displayed for you.
Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change Clean Energy Future Hearings
Senate Chairman Marc Pacheco has described these hearings as part of a state-wide listening tour to receive input from Massachusetts residents about the future of clean energy in the Commonwealth. 6/12 6pm Springfield: Western New England University’s School of Law.
6/19 6pm Pittsfield: host Sen. Adam Hinds at Berkshire Comm. College.
6/20 6pm North Shore: Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.
6/26 6pm Boston: Location TBD.
For more information contact the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, 617-722-1551 or visit https://malegislature.gov/CleanEnergyFuture/
Jimmy Tingle: Humor – Canvassing Video – Fundraisers for Dem Town Committees
Jimmy Tingle is professional comedian who is passionate about the Democratic Party, our issues and candidates. In case you haven’t seen it, here a link to his canvassing video:
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian and commentator and available for private parties and democratic fundraisers. Clean, Funny and On Message. 617-441-0522 http://jimmytingle.com
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Summary of events (highlighted items are new or updated):
Fri 06/09 Wellesley Dems Beer and Pizza Night
Sat 06/10 *Grafton Dems Coffee Hour*
*Matt O’Malley’s West Roxbury Re-Election Kickoff*
*Marlborough Dems Meeting*
Joe Kennedy Pride Party and March
Holden Democratic Town Committee Meeting and “Hate Has No Home Here” Sign Sale
March with Maura Healey in the Boston Pride Parade
Champagne and Chocolate Women’s Event
Sun 06/11 West Springfield Democrat of the Year Brunch
*Backyard BBQ Fundraiser for State Representatives Dylan Fernandes and Juana Matias*
Screening and Discussion of the Documentary “13th”
Mendon Democratic Mixer
Worcester City Committee JFK Awards
Framingham Democratic Town Committee meeting
Mon 06/12 Newton Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff (GA) and Blue Maine 2
Lexington Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic
Mayor Alex Morse Campaign Kick Off
Dartmouth DTC Event – Say What You Wanna Say
Tue 06/13 Pride Celebration & Fundraiser for Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis
Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council Charlestown Campaign Kickoff
Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Discussion of Voting Rights: From Voter Suppression to Gerrymandering to Automatic Voting
Medway Dems Meeting
Billerica Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Kickoff for Drinking Liberally of Waltham
*Grafton Democratic Town Committee meeting*
*Beverly Demorcatic City Committee*
Wed 06/14 Paul Feeney for State Senate Campaign Kickoff & Fundraiser
*Uxbridge Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Thu 06/15 Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council North End Campaign Kickoff
*Hopkinton DTC June Meeting*
*Waltham Democratic City Committee Meeting with Setti Warren*
Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting – NEW DATE
*Boston Town Hall Meeting with Maura Healey and Boston Leaders*
*Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Fri 06/16 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Sat 06/17 *Rockport Town Democratic Committee Meeting*
*Yarmouth Dems Meeting*
Mon 06/19 Newton Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff (GA) and Blue Maine 2
*Campaign Kick-Off for Worcester Mayor Joe Petty*
Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
*Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee – Haven for Hunger*
Tue 06/20 Fundraiser for the Environmental Voter Project with Guest Speaker Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Bellingham DTC Summer Kick-Off
Westborough/Northbrough Dems Forum on Single Payer Heath Care
*Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Meeting*
Wed 06/21 Beverly Fundraiser for Senator Joan Lovely
Senator Sal DiDomenico’s Annual Summer Fundraiser
Pizza and Politics Meet-Up for Democrats
Lynnfield Town Dems Meeting with Former State Senator Anthony Petrucelli
Thu 06/22 *Rep. Harold Naughton Summer Event*
Cambridge Democrats Ward 11 Cookout
Shrewsbury Democrats Summer Cookout
Easton Democratic Town Commitee’s 15th Annual Scholarship Event
*Setti Warren for Governor Worcester House Party*
*Cambridge Ward 11 Dems Annual Cookout*
Young Dems of MA Disability Caucus Elections
*Libations with Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards*
Fri 06/23 Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff Red, White and Blue Party
*Chicopee Democratic City Committee Picnic*
Sat 06/24 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Paul Heroux for Mayor of Attleboro Campaing Kick-Off Cookout
Sun 06/25 Whitman Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Groton Town Committee Meeting
Groton Democrats Monthly Meeting
Mon 06/26 Marblehead DTC Monthly Meeting
Tue 06/27 *State Rep Jerry Parisella Fundraiser*
Kate Clinton Event honoring Attorney General Maura Healey
*Alex Bezanson for State Rep Meet & Greet*
Meet and Greet with Setti Warren in Braintree
Fundraiser in Newton with Barney Frank: Maine 2 – Make it Blue Again
*Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee*
Wed 06/28 Ashburnham Democratic Committee Monthly Business Meeting
Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thu 06/29 *Sheriff Peter Koutoujian Annual Summer Kick-Off*
*Nicole LaChapelle for Easthampton Mayor Kickoff Fundraiser*
Sat 07/08 Yarmouth Dems Annual Barbecue
Sun 07/09 Lynn Democratic City Committee Cookout and Food Drive
Fri 07/14 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sat 07/15 Middleboro Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Picnic
Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Fri 07/21 Duxbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting With Special Guests
Mon 07/31 *Somerville at Democratic City Committee Meeting with Setti Warren*
Wed 08/02 Barnstable DTC Anual Summer Bash
Thu 08/10 Waltham Democratic City Committee Annual BBQ & Picnic
Sat 08/19 Carver Democratic Town Committee Craft Fair
Thu 08/24 Malden Democrats Annual Summer BBQ
Sat 08/26 Beverly Democratic City Committee Cookout
Mon 08/28 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic
Sat 09/09 DSC Meeting
Sun 09/10 30th Annual Acton Boxborough Barbecue
Sat 10/07 Annual Breakfast & Straw Poll
Sun 10/29 Lynn Democratic City Annual Unity Breakfast
Tue 11/14 DSC Meeting
Sun 05/13 Massachusetts Uprising: Launch Boston
You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Charles David Young – Wonder Woman beat out Captain Underpants this weekend. Too bad that didn’t happen in the election.
06/09/2017 Wellesley Dems Beer and Pizza Night
Friday, June 9, 7 – 9 PM
Address provided on RSVP; Private Home in Wellesley
Join the WDTC for a beer and pizza night1 Come for a relaxed evening among fellow Democrats. All welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP prior to 06/09.
*06/10/2017 Grafton Dems Coffee Hour*
Saturday, June 10, 9 – 10 AM
the Daily Grind, 79 Worcester Road, North Grafton
Held the second Saturday of each month. For more info email Democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com.
*06/10/2017 Matt O’Malley’s West Roxbury Re-Election Kickoff*
Saturday, June 10, 9 – 11 AM
Corrib Pub and Restaurant, 2030 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132
Please come by for good food, great people, and minimal political speeches as we gear up for this year’s reelection. All donation levels valued and appreciated (kids & seniors complimentary). Reserve your ticket at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/parkwaykickoff2017
*06/10/2017 Marlborough Dems Meeting*
Saturday, June 10, 9 AM
Fort Meadow Condo Club House at 48 1st Street.
Follow rte 85 toward Hudson.
Take right onto Reservoir Road, just before the Bolton Tavern
Take right onto Lakeshore Drive
Turn left onto 1st Road. Building is at top of hill on the left.
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.
06/10/2017 Holden Democratic Town Committee Meeting and “Hate Has No Home Here” Sign Sale
Saturday, June 10, 10 AM – Noon
Holden Town Hall lawn, 1204 Main St.
Please join the Holden Democratic Town Committee in this non-partisan community launch of our Hate Has No Home Here sign campaign. You may purchase lawn signs for $6 each, 2 for $10 and posters for $2 each. Cash or checks will be accepted. HHNHH is a nationwide project that promotes just and inclusive communities where all are welcome. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/HHNHHWorcCty/
06/10/2017 March with Maura Healey in the Boston Pride Parade
Saturday, June 10, 11 AM
Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNl3M3PRKzKbun2lltKOG4R7HCrX2Q4VHOm84Pqfy4hB_GbQ/viewform
06/10/2017 Champagne and Chocolate Women’s Event
Saturday, June 10, 3 – 5 PM
62 Persis Place, Holliston, MA 01746
We marched. Now what? Hosted by Holliston Dems, Emerge MA Executive Director Ryanne Olsen will speak about women and politics after the 2016 election. Emerge works to tackle the problems exhibited by the under-representation of women in government. The premier training program for Democratic women, Emerge inspires women to run and helps hone their skills to win, to increase the number of Democratic women in public office. Tickets $20 ($25 at the door). Purchase tickets online at https://hdtc.yapsody.com or contact Lisa Kaplan at email@example.com or 508-208-5491.
06/11/2017 West Springfield Democrat of the Year Brunch
Sunday, June 11, 10 AM
The Carriage House, Storrowton Tavern, 1305 Memorial Avenue, W. Springfield, MA 01089
Please join the West Springfield Democratic Committee for the Seventeenth Annual West Springfield Democrat of the Year Brunch. This year’s program will include: 2017 Democrat of the Year Elizabeth Fleming Pearce, State Treasurer of Vermont; Democrat of Distinction Debra Kozikowski, Vice Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Committee, Vice President, Association of State Democratic Chairs, Member, Democratic National Committee. Community Award Recipients: Rose & Mike Desrosiers, Directors, Ecumenical Outreach Program. Master of Ceremonies: John Sweeney. $28.00 per person. RSVP by May 31, 2017 by sending a check with the names of the people attending payable to the: “West Springfield Democratic Committee” to: Lauren Werman, 893 Dewey Street, West Springfield, MA 01089. Address questions to Anna Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*06/11/2017 Backyard BBQ Fundraiser for State Representatives Dylan Fernandes and Juana Matias*
Sunday, June 11, 12:30 – 2 PM
25 Bar Neck Road, Falmouth MA
Fundraiser for State Representatives Dylan Fernandes and with special guest Rep. Juana Matias. Hot Dogs, Turkey Dogs, Beer & Wine. Juana Matias is the only Latina in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and she is the chief sponsor of the Safe Communities Act. Juana lives in Lawrence and is a newly elected Representative. Suggested Donations $35/$50/$100/$250/$500. RSVP/donate on line at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dylanjuana or email email@example.com.
06/11/2017 Screening and Discussion of the Documentary “13th”
Sunday, June 11, 3 – 6 PM
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA
Please join the Lincoln Democratic Town Committee for a special showing of 13,th a documentary exploring the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. State Senator Mike Barrett will join us to discuss current criminal justice reform legislation in MA. Clarence Blevins, a reformed ex-felon and advocate for justice reform will speak about his personal experience of incarceration and adjustment to life after prison. This is a free event. Donations to support criminal justice reform appreciated. Sponsored and supported by the Lincoln Democratic Town Committee. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-320-9749.
06/11/2017 Mendon Democratic Mixer
Sunday, June 11, 3 – 7 PM
home of Kathleen Murphy, 28 Lovell St., Mendon, MA 01756
parking is available across the street at the Vandervalk Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm.
The Mendon Democratic Town Committee is hoping to grow it’s membership. We’re hosting this event to engage Mendon Democrats in local, state, and national politics. It’s also a fundraiser to help us support like-minded political candidates. We’ll serve hot dogs, hamburgers, lemonade, and wine from the Vandervalk Winery. All Mendon residents welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/275093379618304/
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.
06/11/2017 Framingham Democratic Town Committee meeting
Sunday, June 11, 7 – 9 PM
Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Rd., Framingham, MA 01701701
NOTE: Attendees are asked park their vehicles using the lot located at the corner of Maynard Road and Route 9. Visit http://www.framinghamdems.org/agenda.html to see the meeting’s agenda.
06/12/2017 Newton Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff (GA) and Blue Maine 2
Monday, June 12, 5 – 8 PM
Home of Jason Paul, 1548 Beacon Street, Newton
Make calls to either help Democrat Jon Ossoff win in Georgia (and flip a seat from R to D) or help the Maine Dems prepare to win back the Maine 2nd Congressional District. Training, scripts provided. Please bring a laptop/tablet and phone to make calls. (Though you can just use a laptop if you can connect a headset to the computer directly). Sign up at http://newtondems.org/calendar/2017/6/12/phone-bank-jon-ossoff-and-blue-maine-2
06/12/2017 Lexington Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic
Monday, June 12, 6 – 8 PM
Home of Marc & Carrie Saint Louis, 5 Brookwood Road, Lexington
Elected officials and candidates invited. All are welcome. If you would like to help with organizing the picnic, please contact Margaret Coppe at email@example.com. Cost: $20 Individual/$30 Couple/$40 Family. Pay in advance at https://fs4.formsite.com/lexingtondtc/picnic/index.html
06/12/2017 Mayor Alex Morse Campaign Kick Off
Monday, June 12, 6 – 8 PM
The Delaney House, 3 Country Club Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040
Join Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse in kicking off the campaign for his 4th term, which will be the city’s first 4-year term in its history. Suggested donation: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donations of any size are accepted and appreciated. Donations can be made at the event, online at http://www.morseformayor.com/ or sent via mail to Morse for Mayor Committee, P.O. Box 182, Holyoke, MA 01041.
06/12/2017 Dartmouth DTC Event – Say What You Wanna Say
Monday, June 12, 7 – 9 PM
Fay’s Restaurant, 613 Dartmouth Street, South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Dartmouth (and Southcoast) Massachusetts Democrats! Let’s help develop a winning plan for the Nation. We need you to keep this country great. Let’s be brave together. Children & Families are welcome! Pizza will be served 🙂 Hosted by the Dartmouth Democratic Town Committee.
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 Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council Charlestown Campaign Kickoff
Tuesday, June 13, 6 – 8 PM
Warren Tavern 2 Pleasant St., Charlestown, MA 02129
Stephen is running for Boston City Council District 1 to represent the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/1982745348627596/ or call Adam at (617) 733-3751. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/the-friends-of-stephen-passacantilli-1
06/13/2017 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/13/2017 Discussion of Voting Rights: From Voter Suppression to Gerrymandering to Automatic Voting
Tuesday, June 13, 7 – 9 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 email@example.com or visit http://newtondems.org/calendar/2017/6/13/voting-rights-event-hosted-by-the-ward-6-dems
06/13/2017 Medway Dems Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 7 PM
T. C. Scoops, Medway
We will discuss our goals moving forward. With several new members, and a new “era”, we want to improve our effectiveness. New Dems always welcome!
06/13/2017 Billerica Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 7 PM
Rm. 110 Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA
For more info see http://www.billericademocrats.com
06/13/2017 Kickoff for Drinking Liberally of Waltham
Tuesday, June 13, 7 – 10 PM
Rhino Lounge/Restaurant 11 Cooper Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Drinking Liberally of Waltham provides a haven for like-minded individuals to vent their frustrations with politics, learn more about how to effect positive change in the world, and connect with new friends over drinks and food. DLW meets the second Tuesday of each month. People of all ages (above 21) are welcome. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/drinkingliberallywaltham/
*06/13/2017 Grafton Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Tuesday, June 13, 7 PM
Grafton Senior Center, 30 Providence Road, Grafton
Held the second Tuesday of each month. For more info email Democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com.
*06/13/2017 Beverly Demorcatic City Committee*
Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Main Branch of the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly
Our guest speaker will be Julie Flowers, candidate for City-Councilor-at-Large. Questions or to add items to the agenda, contact Chairman Duane Anderson at 978-922-2368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/14/2017 Paul Feeney for State Senate Campaign Kickoff & Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 14, 6 – 8 PM
Jake n JOES, 25 Foxborough Blvd., Foxborough, MA 02035
Appetizers and Cash Bar. Admission is complimentary but contributions are always welcomed. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/votefeeney and for more info see http://www.votefeeney.com
*06/14/2017 Uxbridge Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Wednesday, June 14, 7 PM
New Gia Ristorante Italiano, 785 Quaker Hwy., Uxbridge, MA 01569
See it at https://www.facebook.com/events/263938004075601/
06/15/2017 Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council North End Campaign Kickoff
Thursday, June 15, 6 – 8 PM
Filippo Ristorante & Cafe, 283 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114
Stephen is running for Boston City Council District 1 to represent the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/785920518243792/ or call Adam at (617) 733-3751. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/the-friends-of-stephen-passacantilli-1
*06/15/2017 Hopkinton DTC June Meeting*
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Private Home, 5 Meadowland, Hokinton
Check the link below for update:
*06/15/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Meeting with Setti Warren*
Thursday, June 15, 7 PM
the Auditorium at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street (Corner of Lexington Street)
Our special guest speaker will be Newton Mayor and Candidate for Governor Setti Warren. Spread the word! Bring a friend!
For more info see http://watchcitydemocrats.tripod.com
06/15/2017 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting – NEW DATE
Thursday, June 15, 7 PM
Program Room at Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184
For updates check https://www.facebook.com/braintreedems
*06/15/2017 Boston Town Hall Meeting with Maura Healey and Boston Leaders*
Thursday, June 15, 7 – 8:30 PM
The Great Hall at Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk St., Dorchester, MA 02124
Attorney General Maura Healey, along with Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Representative Russell E. Holmes, City Councilor-at-Large Ayanna Pressley, and District 4 City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell and the Communities of Color, invite you to a Boston Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 15, to discuss current issues facing our community and our country. Free Admission but space is limited. Please RSVP in advance at http://bit.ly/2sOFvJA
*06/15/2017 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, June 15, 7:30 PM
Boxford Community Center second floor meeting room (Council on Aging), 4 Middleton Road, Boxford
The meeting’s agenda will be short but important: elections for committee officers and hear reports from our delegation to the 2017 convention. Strawberry shortcake will be served.
06/15/2017 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 7:30 – 9 PM
Wellesley Community Center
06/16/2017 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, June 16, 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 email@example.com. Address questions to same or for more info visit https://www.facebook.com/waylanddems
*06/17/2017 Rockport Town Democratic Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 17, 9:30 AM
Community Meeting Room of the Rockport Police Station, 168 Main Street
There will be an update from the new Community Outreach and Education Committee and members will report on the recent state convention and other area happenings. All Rockport residents registered as Democrats are encouraged to attend. Please call 978-546-3754 for more information or visit https://rockportdems.org
*06/17/2017 Yarmouth Dems Meeting*
Saturday, June 17, 1 PM
Selectmen’s Room, Town Hall, Yarmouth
Our guest speaker will be Bob Massie, Democratic Candidate for Governor. Both Jay Gonzalez and Setti Warren will also be addressing our committee at future meetings. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting dates: 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18.
06/19/2017 Newton Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff (GA) and Blue Maine 2
Monday, June 19, 5 – 8 PM
Home of Jason Paul, 1548 Beacon Street, Newton
Make calls to either help Democrat Jon Ossoff win in Georgia (and flip a seat from R to D) or help the Maine Dems prepare to win back the Maine 2nd Congressional District. Training, scripts provided. Please bring a laptop/tablet and phone to make calls. (Though you can just use a laptop if you can connect a headset to the computer directly). Sign up at http://newtondems.org/calendar/2017/6/19/phone-bank-jon-ossoff-and-blue-maine-2
*06/19/2017 Campaign Kick-Off for Worcester Mayor Joe Petty*
Monday, June 19, 5:30 PM
El Basha, 256 Oark Ave., Worcester
Suggested donation: @25, $50, $100.
RSVP email@example.com or 774-314-7586.
06/19/2017 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, June 19, 7:15 PM
Main Room, Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St., Arlington, MA 02476
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit http://www.arlingtondems.org or http://www.facebook.com/adtcm, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.
06/19/2017 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 19
Hibernian Hall, 104 Federal St., Lynn
Meeting dates: 9/18, 10/23.
For further information, please contact Chair Agnes Ricko. firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-599-9347.
*06/19/2017 Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee – Haven for Hunger *
Monday, June 19
Volunteer with town dems at Haven for Hunger. For more information, contact Mark McDonough- email@example.com .
06/20/2017 Fundraiser for the Environmental Voter Project with Guest Speaker Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Ned Devine’s Irish Pub Faneuil Hall, Quincy Marketplace Building, 1 N. Market St., Boston, MA 02109
Come learn about and support The Environmental Voter Project – a non-partisan nonprofit using cutting-edge tools to get more environmentalists to vote. Suggested contribution: $200/$100/$50. To contribute online go to https://environmentalvoter.ngpvanhost.com/donate/boston2017 or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and make checks payable to Environmental Voter Project, PO Box 962002, Boston, MA 02196.
06/20/2017 Bellingham DTC Summer Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 20, 6 – 9 PM
Plaza Mexico, 119 Mechanic St.,Bellingham
5th Annual ‘Summer Kick-Off’ hosted by the Bellingham DTC. Join us, elected officials, candidates and activists to welcome Summer 2017! Hot and cold appetizers, cash bar and lots of mingling. Tix $25/pp. Call 965-0975 or e-mail email@example.com.
06/20/2017 Westborough/Northbrough Dems Forum on Single Payer Heath Care
Tuesday, June 20, 7 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough
Patricia Downs Berger, MD, Eastern Massachusetts Co-Chair of MassCare will be speaking on Single Payer legislation that has been proposed in Massachusetts. Rep. Danielle Gregoire, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, will provide a legislative update on health care related issues. The Forum is co-sponsored by the Northborough and Westborough Democratic Committees.
*06/20/2017 Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, June 20, 7 PM
First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in the Back Bay
This month we will be hearing from candidates and taking endorsement votes in the preliminary races for Mayor of Boston and District 2 City Councilor. We will also be hearing from City Councilor Josh Zakim who will be providing a special legislative update from the City Council to help frame our discussion with the candidates. Finally, as always, we will be considering membership matters. This will be an exciting – and busy – program, so I hope you will all attend! *Please note: This is the last meeting before our summer break.
06/21/2017 Beverly Fundraiser for Senator Joan Lovely
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
E J Cabot’s, 282 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915
Suggested Donations: $20/$50/$100. Light Appetizers, Cash Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/231172754035240/
06/21/2017 Senator Sal DiDomenico’s Annual Summer Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 21, 6 – 9 PM
Kowloon Restaurant, 948 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
This is always a fun night at Kowloon – bring family and friends. Special guests include Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Congressman Mike Capuano and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg. There will also be a special performance by members of the internationally renowned group the Platters. Suggested donation: $125/$250/$500/$1000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sal-didomenico-1 or mail checks made out to Committee to Elect Sal DiDomenico, 127 Clarence Street, Everett, MA 02149. For more info call (617) 387-3327 or visit http://www.senatordidomenico.com/
06/21/2017 Pizza and Politics Meet-Up for Democrats
Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Zedas, 65 Laurel St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
Join other North Central Mass Dems for an evening of fellowship and planning. Growing our local Democratic party — voter registration — event-planning are just a few of the events on the agenda. Open to all Democrats living in Worcester/Middlesex county cities and towns. Let’s get together and make a difference. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/677721212414133/
06/21/2017 Lynnfield Town Dems Meeting with Former State Senator Anthony Petrucelli
Wednesday, June 21, 7 PM
Merritt Center, Market Street, Lynnfield, MA
The meeting will feature Lynnfield resident and former State Senator Anthony Petrucelli.
NOTE: Please save the date:
June 19: Volunteer with Lynnfield Dems at Haven for Hunger (contact Mark McDonough- firstname.lastname@example.org )
*06/22/2017 Rep. Harold Naughton Summer Event*
Thursday, June 22, 5:30 PM
Clintons Bar & Grille, 27 High Street, Clinton
Please join us for a summer event honoring Representative Harold Naughton. Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000.
RSVP on-line at:
06/22/2017 Cambridge Democrats Ward 11 Cookout
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 PM
13 Hollis Street, North Cambridge
Presentation of the 2017 Tip O’Neill Award to North Cambridge Democrat of the Year.
06/22/2017 Shrewsbury Democrats Summer Cookout
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 PM
Our Annual Shrewsbury Democrats Summer Cookout is a great annual event. It is a great first introduction to the Democratic Town Committee if you know anyone who’d like to get involved, or would like to get involved for the first time yourself! John & Ann Savageau have generously offered to host at their home once again, complete with beautiful lakefront views. For planning purposes, please RSVP to ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com. The address will be provided upon RSVP. Democratic Town Committee members are asked to bring either an appetizer or dessert — let us know what you’re bringing when you reply!
06/22/2017 Easton Democratic Town Commitee’s 15th Annual Scholarship Event
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 9 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Easton Democratic Town Committee’s 15th Annual Scholarship.
*06/22/2017 Setti Warren for Governor Worcester House Party*
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 PM
Moreland St, Worcester, MA 01609
Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/eveznYwjELV3bOWh2
*06/22/2017 Cambridge Ward 11 Dems Annual Cookout*
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 PM
13 Hollis Street, North Cambridge
THIS YEAR’S THEME IS HONORING AND PROTECTING OUR IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORS. Presentation of the 2017 Tip O’Neill Award to North Cambridge Democrat of the Year.
06/22/2017 Young Dems of MA Disability Caucus Elections
Thursday, June 22, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
MA Dems office, 11 Beacon Street, Boston
Positions include Chair, Vice Chair of Communications, and Treasurer. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/702842766585156/
*06/22/2017 Libations with Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards*
Thursday, June 22, 7:30 – 9 PM
VineRipe Grill, Putterham Golf Course, 1281 W. Roxbury Pkwy., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Join host Jack Corrigan for drinks and discussion with Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council District 1. Suggested contribution: $25/$50/$100/ $250/$500/$1,000. Make checks payable to “The Edwards Committee” or donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jackcorrigan To RSVP or for any additional questions, please contact Melissa Morel at Melissa@mlmstrategiesllc.com. or visit http://www.lydiaedwards.org
06/23/2017 Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff Red, White and Blue Party
Friday, June 23, 5 – 9 PM
Ancient Order of Hibernians, 58 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960
Old fashion BBQ with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Bean, Salads & Desserts. $20 per person $30 per family. Cash Bar. There will be activities for kids, so bring the family. Donate at http://www.voteduff.com/
*06/23/2017 Chicopee Democratic City Committee Picnic*
Friday, June 23, 5 – 7 PM
Moose Family Center, 244 Fuller Rd., Chicopee, MA 01020
Please join the Chicopee Democratic City Committee for our annual picnic at the Family Moose Lodge. $15 per person, free for children 12 & under. This event is always a great time and not to be missed! Music, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks, cash bar. Pamphlet tables available for candidates (no political signs). Please pay at the door. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1384010665021125/
06/24/2017 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 24, 10 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden (free parking, wheelchair accessible)
Featured speaker: Candidate for Governor Jay Gonzalez. All current or prospective Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Greg Lucey, email@example.com.
06/24/2017 Paul Heroux for Mayor of Attleboro Campaing Kick-Off Cookout
Saturday, June 24, 1 – 4 PM
444 Newport Ave., Attleboro
Rain or shine. State Rep. Paul Heroux cordially invites you to his home for a campaign kick-off cookout, volunteer recruitment, and fundraiser.This event will be under a tent. Come rain or shine. Paul will be speaking at 2:30.
06/25/2017 Whitman Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 9:30 – 11 AM
Whitman Police Department Community Room
06/25/2017 Groton Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 4 – 5 PM
Legion Hall, Hollis St., Groton
Regular Meeting of town committee. For more info contact Jennifer Meith at GrotonDTC@gmail.com.
06/25/2017 Groton Democrats Monthly Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 4 – 6 PM
American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St., Groton, MA 01450
Join us for our regular monthly meeting!! All Democrats welcome!
06/26/2017 Marblehead DTC Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 26, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center
*06/27/2017 State Rep Jerry Parisella Fundraiser*
Tuesday, June 27, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
E.J. Cabots, 282 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915
Suggested donation: $50/$100/$250. Checks payable to “Parisella Committee” P.O Box 3344, Beverly, MA 01915.
06/27/2017 Kate Clinton Event honoring Attorney General Maura Healey
Tuesday, June 27, 6 – 7:30 PM
Troy Boston, 55 Traveler St., Boston, MA 02118
Political humorist Kate Clinton is headlining an event in honor of Maura Healey. Space is limited. Tickets: $50 (limited)/$100 Guest/$250 Friend/$500 Supporter/$1,000 Host (Includes photo with Kate & Maura!). Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/june27kateclinton
*06/27/2017 Alex Bezanson for State Rep Meet & Greet*
Tuesday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM
Old Colony Brewing, 605 Bedford St., Whitman, MA 02382
Please join State Representative candidate Alex Bezanson for a Meet & Greet at Old Colony Brewing in Whitman. Pizza and snacks will be provided and a cash bar featuring the amazing craft beers from Old Colony will be available. Suggested donation is $20/person. Checks can be made payable to CTE Alex Bezanson or online donation can be made at https://secure.piryx.com/donate/oHbdN7Yh/Committee-To-Elect-Alex-Bezanson/
06/27/2017 Meet and Greet with Setti Warren in Braintree
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Thayer Public Library Upper Level Program Rm., 798 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184
Join Braintree Dems to meet Democratic candidate for governor Setti Warren. Ask Mayor Warren about issues that are important to your community, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the nation. For updates see https://www.facebook.com/events/115167159040537/
06/27/2017 Fundraiser in Newton with Barney Frank: Maine 2 – Make it Blue Again
Tuesday, June 27, 7 – 9 PM
Home of Shawn Fitzgibbons, 300 Homer Street, Newton
Please save the date: Join former Congressman (and now part-time Maine resident) Barney Frank and Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlet for a reception to support efforts to return control of the Maine 2nd and the Maine state government to the Democratic Party. Visit http://newtondems.org/calendar/2017/6/27/fundraiser-with-barney-frank-maine-2-make-it-blue-again for RSVP and more information oe email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*06/27/2017 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee*
Tuesday, June 27, 7 – 9 PM
Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester,
Parking available rear of building.
Committee chair/contact: Joyce Linehan, email@example.com
06/28/2017 Ashburnham Democratic Committee Monthly Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Stevens Memorial Library Central Library 20 Memorial Dr, Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
Monthly Business Meeting open to Democrats and like-minded individuals [back]
06/28/2017 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 7 PM
School Committee Training Room on the third floor of Natick Town Hall
Natick Democratic Town Committee regular meeting.
*06/29/2017 Sheriff Peter Koutoujian Annual Summer Kick-Off*
Thursday, June 29, 6 – 8 PM
Rhino Lounge, 11 Cooper Street, Waltham, MA
Please join us for Sherrif Peter Koutoujian’s Annual Summer Kick-Off.
Parking available at the Embassy Theater lot.
Suggested contribution $1000, $500, $250, $100 or $50.
Question or RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*06/29/2017 Nicole LaChapelle for Easthampton Mayor Kickoff Fundraiser*
Thursday, June 29, 6 PM
American Legion (190 Pleasant Street, Easthampton)
I’m getting all of my family, friends, and supporters together to celebrate the start of this election season and I would love to have you there. Tickets are $20 per individual or $30 for the family, but no one who wants to attend will be turned away. With your support, I am looking forward to building a strong campaign team. Say you’re with me and RSVP today at the link below:
07/08/2017 Yarmouth Dems Annual Barbecue
Saturday, July 8
SAVE THE DATE!
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, email@example.com, 781-599-9347.
07/14/2017 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 14th
Bridewater Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater
The Bridgewater DTC will host our monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 14th at 7PM. The meeting will take place in Room 201A. Agenda to follow.
07/15/2017 Middleboro Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 15, Noon – 4 PM
Elks, 132 Everett St, Middleboro, Massachusetts 02346
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
(CORRECTION – Rain date: Sunday, July 16)
Save the date. We expect to have the usual offerings of food and drink, plus special guests. For more info contact Wayland Dems Chair Michael Gilbreath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/21/2017 Duxbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting With Special Guests
July 21, 2017
Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
*07/31/2017 Somerville at Democratic City Committee Meeting with Setti Warren*
Monday, July 31, 7 PM
Save the date! Watch this space for updates or check http://www.somdems.org
08/02/2017 Barnstable DTC Anual Summer Bash
Wednesday, August 2, 5 – 7 PM
Friends, in lieu of our usual monthly meeting, please join us for a delightful summer reprise from politics for our annual summer bash. It’s our way to thank you for all of your hard work that you’ve done so far this year and decompress from the political craziness. Come by, have a drink and an app and engage in some great conversation with friends. We hope to see you there!
08/10/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Annual BBQ & Picnic
Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM
Save the date!
08/19/2017 Carver Democratic Town Committee Craft Fair
Saturday, August 19, 9 AM – 3 PM
Shurtleff Park, Carver, MA
08/24/2017 Malden Democrats Annual Summer BBQ
Thursday, August 24, 5:30 – 8 PM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St., Malden
Free parking, wheelchair accessible, 2 blocks from Malden Center MBTA Station (Orange Line).
Save the Date. Hear from elected officials and candidates; meet Democrats from Malden and beyond in a casual cookout atmosphere. $15 admission, cash bar. Online purchase coming soon.
08/26/2017 Beverly Democratic City Committee Cookout
Saturday, August 26, 2 – 4 PM
At the home of Rich and Gail Donlon 9 Oakmont Road Beverly
Donation: $20/person $30 per couple. For more information, contact Chair Duane Anderson at 978-922-2368 www.bevdems.org
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.
09/10/2017 30th Annual Acton Boxborough Barbecue
Sunday, September 10
SAVE THE DATE!
10/07/2017 Annual Breakfast & Straw Poll
Saturday, October 7, 9 – 11 AM
Methuen Senior Activity Center (77 Lowell St, Methuen, Massachusetts 01844)
Hosted by Methuen Democratic City Committee Tickets at link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/methuendems17 $15 donation per person [back]
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; email@example.com.
11/14/2017 DSC Meeting
Tuesday, November 14
Save the date.
Watch massdems.org for details.
05/13/2007 Massachusetts Uprising: Launch Boston
Sunday, May 13, 9 AM – Noon
District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston
From Boston to the Berkshires, citizens are stepping up for a statewide Ballot Initiative in 2018 that says People, Not Money, Not Corporations, Not Special Interests – Govern the United States. Help the Commonwealth join 18 other states and 800 cities and towns that have passed resolutions to overturn Citizens United and return to common sense limits on election spending.
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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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Brockton DCC – https://brocktondems.org
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Hopkinton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson DTC – http://hudsondemocrats.org
Ipswich DTC – http://www.facebook.com/IpswichDemocraticTownCommittee
Kingston DTC – http://www.kingstondems.org
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Westborough DTC – https://www.facebook.com/westborodems/
Weston DTC – http://westondems.org/
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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Massachusetts Democratic Party:
11 Beacon St, Suite 410
Boston, MA 02110