March 15, 2019/Dispatch

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – New Events and More

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

The Brian Donaghue Simpson Opioid Awareness Day went quite well. Thanks to all who participated. If you didn’t get a chance to see the Globe article which highlighted the story of three families, check it out. 

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day 

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

PS Please be sure that you use the DDemDispatch-owner e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that Matt and I work hard to try to get the most up to date information, but sometimes things change or there is a miscommunication. Check with the organizer or the website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Mass Alliance Training
Grassroots Campaign Training 
3/16 10AM-4PM Christ Church United, UCC, Lowell 
3/23-3/24 9AM-5PM Suffolk University, Boston 
4/06-4/07 9AM-5PM SEIU 509, Marlborough 
5/04-5/05 9AM-5PM SEIU 1199, Quincy 
5/18-5/19 9AM-5PM Falmouth 
Are you or a friend running for office or thinking about running for office? Are you a young organizer contemplating a career managing campaigns? Does your organization have volunteers or activists looking to gain skills and get more involved in electing progressives to public office? If so, check this out! 
RSVP and details: 

Free Six Week Training Webinar for Activists – April 16 to May 23
The Association of State Democratic Committees, in conjunction with the new Best Practices Institute (BPI), is excited to launch our 2019 Train the Trainer (T3) Webinar program. T3 is a free six-week, twelve-part course, covering all aspects of grassroots campaigning. This program seeks to expand the skills of progressive activists and volunteers, by ensuring that comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. Register for T3 today, and help us take our country back in 2020! 


You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Tea Pain: Too bad Trump’s not in the casino business anymore. The SDNY could seize ‘em and finally make ‘em profitable. 

Event details:

03/15/2019 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, March 15, 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. For more info contact Kris Aleksov at 

*03/15/2019 Women in Politics Panel at Brandeis*
Friday, March 15, 4 – 5:30 PM
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room
In honor of International Women’s Day, Brandeis Democrats Club is hosting four admirable women politicians to discuss how they navigate and transform the male-dominated power structures in the political arena. The panelists will address the experiences, journeys, hardships, and importance of women in politics. This panel will feature Becca Rausch, MA Senator; MA Representative Tram T Nguyen; Waltham City Councilor Kristine Mackin; and Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards. 

03/15/2019 Join Elizabeth in Exeter
Friday, March 15, 6 PM
Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833
Elizabeth Warren organizing event. 
Doors open for the event at 6:00 PM. Event begins at 7:00 PM. 

03/16/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, March 16, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at for more information. 

03/16/2019 Ranked Choice Voting Info Session
Saturday, March 16, 10 – 11:30 AM
Eastham Public Librar
CONTACT: Joel Paul 508.280.2718 

*03/16/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee with Senator Julian Cyr*
Saturday, March 16, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Our guest speaker is state senator Julian Cyr. After opening business senator Cyr will go over issues of concern for the Cape & Islands as well as bring us up to date on recent and up coming legislation. There will be a q & a session after the senators remarks I look forward to seeing you, and as always, please feel free to bring a friend. 
Robert Isadore, Chairman . 

03/16/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Meeting
Saturday, March 16, 3 PM
Wicked Big Café at 19 Essex Street in Haverhill

03/17/2019 Arlington DTC at the Arlington Education Foundation Trivia Bee
Sunday, March 17, 3 – 5 PM
Town Hall Auditorium, 730 Mass. Ave
The ADTC is once again fielding a team to support public education in Arlington. 
Please come and cheer us on! 
See for details. 

03/18/2019 Greater Boston Young Democrats March Chapter Meeting
Monday, March 18, 6 – 9 PM
66 Hudson St., Boston, MA 02111 

03/18/2019 Worcester Democratic City Committee March Meeting
Monday, March 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
IBEW Local 96, 242 Mill St., Worcester, MA 01603
Municipal Election Update, Beacon Hill Update and a presentation from Jennifer Davis Carey, Executive Director of the Worcester Education Collaborative. All Democratic Candidates are encouraged to bring their nominations papers for everyone to sign. Refreshments provided. This meeting is open to all Democrats. Questions:

03/18/2019 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, March 18, 7 PM
Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Contact: Janet Cason at

03/18/2019 Arlington DTC Climate Change Forum
Monday, March 18, 7 – 9 PM
Featured speaker: Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet. 
The Arlington Democratic Town Committee and Social Justice Committee of First Parish Church present “Climate Change in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action,” with Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet. 
Free and open to the public. 
See or for details. 

03/18/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, March 18, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or

*03/18/2019 Wellesley Dems Activist Night*
Monday, March 18, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Wellesley Dems are teaming up with Sister District and Swing Left to help elect Lisa Neubauer to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and Pam Iovino to the Pennsylvania State Senate. RSVP to 

03/19/2019 Commonwealth Commentary Breakfast Feat. District Attorney Rachael Rollins
Tuesday, March 19, 9 – 10 AM
Prudential Center, 101 Huntington Avenue, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02199
Join the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and Blue Cross Blue Shield in our upcoming installment of the Commonwealth Commentary Breakfast Series, featuring Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. She will discuss her journey to political office and her vision for the future of Suffolk County. This event is free but please register at 

03/19/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell

03/19/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact . 

03/19/2019 Women in Leadership: Massachusetts Trailblazers
Tuesday, March 19, 7 – 8:30 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Doors open and reception begins at 6:00 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m. 
As Massachusetts and the nation see more women than ever serving in government, a panel of political leaders will discuss their pathways to civic leadership, insights from the campaign trail to creating change in public office, and how to increase and diversify women’s political representation at all levels of government in the Commonwealth. Featuring: Boston City Council President Andrea J. Campbell, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, State Reps Hannah Kane (11th Worcester) and Tram T Nguyen (18th Essex), and Chelsea City Council President Damali Vidot. 
Free, with advance registration required. See 

*03/19/2019 Boston Ward 5 Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM
First Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston
Our agenda includes hearing from the final two state legislators who represent Ward 5, Sen. Joe Boncore and Rep. Jon Santiago, about their policy agendas for the session ahead. We will also be voting on proposed amendments to the bylaws and considering the request from Voter Choice MA that we endorse Ranked Choice voting legislation at the State House. 

*03/19/2019 Stow Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM
Randall Library, Stow MA
Guests include Rep. Kate Hogan and Jim Henderson (Voter Choice of Mass). 

03/20/2019 Emerge Fundraiser: Recruit, Train, Win!
Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 – 8 PM
Home of Carole Allen, 95 Beverly Road, Arlington, MA
Meet the 2019 Emerge class and celebrate past, present and future candidates with current leaders in our community. Suzanne Bump. State Senator Cindy Friedman, State Rep. Tami Gouveia. 
Suggested donations: $50, $125, $250, $500, $1000. 
5:30pm Host Reception 
6:00pm General Reception## RSVP: 

03/20/2019 Register of Probate Matt McDonough’s St. Patrick’s Celebration
Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 9 PM
Mia Regazza, 1 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050
6th annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in support of Plymouth County Register of Probate Matt McDonough. There will be great food, Irish music and dance (provided by the Dunleavy, Boyle, Bremer School of Irish Dance). A fun evening of good cheer, Irish craic and laughs with new friends and old. Checks can be sent to “The Committee to Elect Matt McDonough” at 80 Washington Sq., Bldg. K, Norwell, MA 02061. 

03/20/2019 Women for Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards Reception
Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 8 PM
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Pl., Boston, MA 02111
Suggested Contribution: $100/$250/$500/$1000. Contributions may be made by check payable to “The Edwards Committee.” Donate online at and to RSVP or for additional information, please contact Emma Crowley at

03/20/2019 Women for Lydia
Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 8 PM
Democracy Brewing at 35 Temple Place in Boston
Join us for a women for Lydia Edwards reception! 
Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor. 
Suggested donation: $100, $250, $500. 

03/20/2019 Andover Democratic Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 7 PM
Andover Baptist Church
Monthly meeting. 
See for further information. 

03/20/2019 MelroseDems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
Check for updates. 

03/20/2019 Mansfield Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport – Building H, 265 Fruit Street, Mansfield
Presidential Campaign Series. Our Guest Speaker this month: Ayal Pierce of the Andrew Yang for President Campaign. The public is always invited. Mansfield area Democrats are especially encouraged to attend. For more information, contact our Facebook page or, send an email to or call chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. 

03/21/2019 Women’s Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, March 21, 9 – 11 AM
Nurses Hall, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Join the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Senate President Karen Spilka and Speaker Pro Tempore Pat Haddad at the first annual Women’s Legislative Breakfast in celebration of Women’s History Month in March. Celebrate the many strides women made toward gender parity across the Commonwealth and the nation this year, and honor the strong women who came before us, whose legacies we carry on. All 57 female legislators have been invited, as well as all four female Constitutional Officers in MA. With many women appointed as Chairs of committees in this new legislative cycle, this is a great opportunity to meet many of them. Individual Ticket: $250. Purchase online at and for sponsorship opportunities, contact or call (617) 451-9294 

03/21/2019 Meet and Greet with Governor Bullock of Montana
Thursday, March 21, 6 – 8 PM
Carrie Nation 11 Beacon Street, Boston
Jamie Hoag and Patrick Roath Invite you to a reception with Governor of Montana Steve Bullock. 
*No donations required to attend. 
RSVP to 
For more information about the Governor, visit 

03/21/2019 Lawrence Democratic City Committee Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
3rd floor Board of Trustees Room, Lawrence Public Library, 52 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA 01841

03/21/2019 Hopkinton Dems Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St, Hopkinton
This month, we will hear from some of the newer Democratic and Unenrolled candidates. 

03/21/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting
Thursday, March 21, 7 PM
Bourne Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Speaker: Elizabeth Goss, of Goss Associates presenting Immigration 101, a presentation in reaction to the current conversation and propaganda surrounding immigration. 

03/21/2019 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 7 PM
Bridgewater Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater
Join the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee for our monthly meeting. RSVP to or on Facebook at 

*03/21/2019 Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, March 21, 7 PM
Hollis room, 3rd Floor of Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741.
Topic: Climate change action, town elections, and more. For more info please contact Co-chairs: Nancy Kronenberg, or Bob Wallhagen,

03/23/2019 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting 
Saturday, March 23, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden, MA 02148
For information contact MDCC chair Amanda Smith, or 339-298-6508. 

*03/23/2019 Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Town Caucus*
Saturday, March 23, 10 AM
Stockbridge Town Offices, Selectboard Meeting Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge
The Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee will endorse candidates for town offices at their meeting on Saturday March 23, 10 a.m. in the Town Offices Select Board Meeting Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge MA. The meeting is open to all.. For more information: email or visit our web site . 

03/23/2019 Congressman Moulton’s Town Hall 
Saturday, March 23, 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Danvers Senior Center

03/23/2019 Rep. Tommy Vitolo Spring Social
Saturday, March 23, 2 – 4 PM
Veteran’s Post #864, 386 Washington St., Brookline
The 2019 Brookline Spring Social will be buzzing! We will hear from Brookline High School junior Saya Ameli about the implications of the Green New Deal, both nationally and locally. Every Town-wide candidate in attendance will be introduced. 
Suggested donations: $25, $50, $100. 

03/23/2019 Force Multiplier Community Event
Saturday, March 23, 3 – 5 PM
37 Osborne Road, Brookline
With your help Force Multiplier raised almost $700,000 in 2018 and helped elect 13 Flip-the House candidates. Now it’s time to turn the 2018 Blue Wave into the 2020 Blue Tsunami! 
Hear about our plans for 2019 and 2020. Get more involved. Let’s work together to hold the House, flip the Senate and invest in “States that Matter” in the Presidential race. The Blue Tsunami needs you! 

*03/24/2019 Worcester St. Patrick’s Parade with Jim McGovern & Joe Petty – NEW DATE*
Sunday, March 24, 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Corner of Mill Street and Park Ave., 633 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
Join Congressman Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe Petty and the McInerney School of Irish Dance in the 2019 Worcester County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Meet on the corner of Mill Street and Park Ave around 11:30 AM. You can sign up ahead of time at 

*03/24/2019 Cape and Islands Democratic Council Activist Training*
Sunday, March 24, 1 – 4:30 PM
Cape Space, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601
This opportunity will give you access to trainings, resources, and first-hand experience from some of Massachusetts most seasoned political operatives to become the best local activist you can be and start making a difference on a local level. If you are motivated by change, big or small, and are eager and fired up to get started, this is the training for you. 
To RSVP and confirm your attendance, please fill out this Google Form by March 15th, 2019: 

03/24/2019 Forum: Immigrant Experience in our Communities
Sunday, March 24, 2 – 4:30 PM
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St.,Newton
What are the challenges that confront immigrants in our communities? What can we do to help? The Waltham and Newton Democratic Committees have teamed up to host an important forum that is free and open to the public. For more see 

03/24/2019 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Stonewall 50th Anniversary Event
Sunday, March 24, 3 – 5:30 PM
dbar, 1236 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02125
Join the Bay State Stonewall Democrats as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. We will also be honoring Rep. Liz Malia with the Hoffman-Barbera Beacon of Equality Award. Your donation will be instrumental in supporting LGBTQ+ candidates and causes. Tickets: $50/$100/$200/$300/$500. Purchase at 

*03/24/2019 Women for Ricardo Arroyo *
Sunday, March 24, 3 – 5 PM
16 Liszt Street in Roslindale
HOST COMMITTEE Rep. Willie Mae Allen, Rep. Nika Elugardo, Clerk Magistrate Maura Hennigan, City Councilor Kim Janey and Melida Arrendondo, Kelly Bates, Jennifer Calcano, Ava Callender-Concepcion, Denella Clark, Elsa Montano, Aileen Montour, Heather Perez, Colette Phillips, Michelle Pierre, Anne Rousseau, Nancy Sableski. 
Suggested minimum donation: @50. 

*03/24/2019 Ed Markey Green New Deal Town Hall*
Sunday, March 24, 6 – 7:30 PM
Northampton High School, 380 Elem Street, Northampton
Doors open at 5:30pm. 
Last night we learned from our panel of speakers that passing a Green New Deal in Congress will require each of us to help build this movement. This Town Hall will be a great opportunity to learn how we can support Senator Markey during this critical time. If you have any questions about this town hall, please call Senator Markey’s Boston office at 617-565-8519. 

03/25/2019 Annual Women for Maura Event
Monday, March 25, 5:30 – 7 PM
The Library at the Explorateur Cafe, 186 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Please join us for the Annual Women for Maura Event Co-Chaired by Honorable Martha Coakley, Honorable Evelyn Murphy, Honorable Shannon O’Brien, Auditor Suzanne Bump, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, Senate President Karen Spilka, Beth Boland, Barbara Lee, Colette Phillips, and Bennie Wiley. Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/Young Professionals: $50. RSVP to: Checks can be made payable to the Maura Healey Committee. To donate via secure contribution please visit 
Host: $1,000. If you’re interested in joining the host committee for this event, please email 

03/25/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, March 25, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see 

03/25/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, March 25, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

03/26/2019 Beverly Dems: Resistance Speaks!, A Speakers Series On The Issues Of The Day 
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Gentile’s Brewing Co., 59 Park Street, Beverly
The Beverly Democratic City Committee is sponsoring this series to offer people a chance to mingle and discuss the issues in a neighborhood setting. Admission is free and all are welcome. 

*03/26/2019 Ashland DTC Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, March 26, 7 – 9 PM
WACA TV Studio, 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland
Join us for our regular monthly meeting. 
Guests and prospective members are always welcome. 
See for details. 

*03/27/2019 Natick Dems Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, March 27, 7 PM
Natick Town Hall – 3rd Floor – School Committee Room
“Transportation Trauma: the Cause and the Cure”, guest speaker Josh Ostroff. 
Steve Roche, Chair, 

*03/28/2019 Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Town Hall*
Thursday, March 28, 6 – 8 PM
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury, MA 02119
DA Rachael Rollins will be hosting a quarterly community session where she and members of her Executive Office will attend to share reports out of the office and then there will be a Q&A session. There will be a table present at the event where we will record suggestions or ideas regarding anything you want us to do better with or see more of. 
This event is opened to the public and those with Eventbrite tickets will have priority entry. Go to 
This event will be livestreamed on social media so if you cannot make it and have a question you want answered, use the hashtag #AskDARollins on Twitter or Instagram and tag @DARollins. 

03/28/2019 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 28, 7 PM
Presentation Apartments, 309 Church Street, Clinton, MA 01510
All registered Democrats are welcome to attend. Please park on Church Street. For more info, visit or contact us at Find more local events at 

03/30/2019 Democratic Campaign Institute
When: March 30th at 7:30am to March 31st at 2pm 
Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center
The Democratic Campaign Institute brings together campaign managers, candidates, town committee members, and activists from across the Commonwealth to learn from one another and leading political experts to hone their political strategy and grassroots organizing skills. Everyone is encouraged to attend, no matter their level of experience or skills – from those just becoming active to the most seasoned campaign leaders. This two-day program will feature top political operatives and activists from Massachusetts and across the nation. Participants will receive hands-on training on all elements of successful campaigning including campaign plan development, strategic messaging, fundraising basics, and more. Tickets are $75. Financial assistance for tickets is also available here. 

03/30/2019 Attleboro 22nd Annual Southeastern Massachusetts Democratic Spring Unity Brunch
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
This event is hosted annually by the Attleboro Democratic City Committee. Confirmed to Date: Congressman Joe Kennedy, Mayor Paul Heroux, Rep. Jim Hawkins, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, Former State Treasurer and Former DNC Chair Steve Grossman, State Senators Becca Rausch and Paul Feeney, Governor’s Councilor Bob Jubinville. 
$20 per person. Tickets will be available at the door or purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to: Attleboro Democratic City Committee, c/o Jackie Romaniecki, Treasurer, 120 Augsburg Dr., Attleboro, MA 02703. For further information contact Ellen Parker at 508-222-3062 or

03/30/2019 Annual Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Scholarship Breakfast
Saturday, March 30, 10 AM
Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living, 92 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887
Enjoy a full breakfast spread and hear from your local elected officials. Tickets are $25 and available at the door and in advance by RSVPing to Chair Erika Johnson at

03/30/2019 Westford DTC Open House
Saturday, March 30, 10 AM
Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street, Westford
Special Guest: State Rep. Jim Arciero 

03/30/2019 Brewster Democrats 2019 Andrew Kamarck Award Luncheon
Saturday, March 30, 11:30 AM
The Captains Golf Course, 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster
The Kamarck Award recognizes contributions to the community and Democratic Party here on Cape Cod. The keynote speaker will be Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey. $35.00 per person. Tickets are available thru ActBlue at or direct questions to

*03/30/2019 Town Hall with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III – POSTPONED*
Saturday, March 30, 1 – 3 PM
Please note – this event is being re-scheduled. Stay tuned for a new date and time. 

03/31/2019 Democratic Campaign Institute
When: March 30th at 7:30am to March 31st at 2pm 
Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center
See above. 

03/31/2019 Milford Democratic Town Committee Annual Brunch
Sunday, March 31, 11 AM – 2 PM
The Crystal Room, 49 Cedar St., Milford, MA 01757
Tickets are $25. This year honoring Milford Police Chief Tom O’Loughlin. Special guests: Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Reps. Brian Murray and Jeff Roy, and newly elected Framingham City Councilor Margareth Shephard, the first Brazilian immigrant elected to this office in the US. 

03/31/2019 State Sen. Becca Rausch Campaign Reunion
Sunday, March 31, 3 – 4:30 PM
Needham History Center and Museum, 1147 Central Ave., Needham, MA 02492
Come back to where it all began, where the campaign officially launched. Catch up with friends, enjoy ice cream, and hear some Beacon Hill updates. Becca is eager to see you and say thank you in person. This is a family-friendly event. Host committee in formation. Special guests to be announced. Stay tuned for details. 

03/31/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, March 31, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: 
Agenda includes discussion of ranked choice voting 

04/01/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 1, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month. 

04/02/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
6 PM doors open for coffee/meet n greet 
6:30 PM Meeting starts 
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, 774-328-0394. 

04/03/2019 Progressive Mass Lobby Day
Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
State House, Boston Mass
Several weeks ago, we released our 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda, and we’re ready to get to work. We’ll keep you posted throughout the next year and a half, but for now, we have a simple request. 90% of politics is just showing up. An email matters. A phone call matters more. But showing up in person has an even greater impact on your legislators. 

04/03/2019 Mayor Martin J. Walsh Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, April 3, 6 PM
Exchange Conference Center , 212 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210 
Please join us for a birthday celebration in honor of Mayor Martin J. Walsh. 

04/04/2019 Mass Dems 2019 Chinatown Banquet
Thursday, April 4, 6 – 8 PM
The China Pearl 9 Tyler Street Boston
Tickets $150 and up. 
Mayor Walsh, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and MassDems Chair Gus Bickford cordially invite you to attend the second annual Chinatown Banquet. Please join us for an evening of great food and even better company to support the party’s outreach efforts to millennial and young voters. 

04/06/2019 2019 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference
Saturday, April 6, 9 AM – 5 PM
Chapin Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075
Open to all self- identifying women of color across the Five­ Colleges alongside faculty, staff, and community members. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Going Beyond Politics”, featuring keynote speakers Jossie Valentin, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and more. This conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Tickets $10; free to Mt. Holyoke College affiliates. Purchase at 

04/06/2019 DSC Meeting and Chairs Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM – Noon 
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, 220 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA 02532,
Location: Ninth Congressional District. 
10:00am DSC meeting 
12:00pm Chairs meeting 
02:00pm Adjourn 

04/06/2019 College Democrats of Massachusetts Spring Convention
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM – 4 PM
Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610
Join College Dems of Mass at Clark University for a day filled with amazing speakers, exciting EBoard elections, and lots of chapter-building opportunities. The CDM E-Board Elections form is live. File to run anytime between now and 15 days before convention using the link at 

04/07/2019 Chair’s Caucus Training in CD5
Sunday, April 7, 11 AM – 1 PM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden, MA 
Conducted by Democratic State Committee Field Service. RSVP to Parwez Wahid at

*04/08/2019 MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women Legislative Breakfast*
Monday, April 8, 9 – 11 AM
Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482

04/08/2019 Arlington DTC Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 8, 7:15 – 9 PM
Common Ground, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA
See for details. 

04/09/2019 “Be SMART” Presentation on Gun Safety
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 – 8 PM
North Pembroke Elementary School (72 Pilgrim St, Pembroke MA in the LGI room)
Pembroke Democratic Town Committee, in conjunction with the South Shore Chapter of Moms Demand Action, is hosting a “Be SMART” presentation on gun safety at North Pembroke Elementary School (72 Pilgrim St, Pembroke MA in the LGI room). 

04/09/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at or 978-618-5188. 

04/09/2019 Lexington DTC Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington

04/09/2019 Cambridge Ward 5 Democratic Committee
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 PM
LBJ Apartment Buildings common room, 150 Erie Street in Cambridgeport. 
Contact: Lisa Griffith: 

04/10/2019 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting w/Cong. Candidate Dr. Mohammad Dar
Wednesday, April 10, 7 PM
Bridgewater Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater

04/11/2019 Mass Alliance Breakfast
Thursday, April 11, 8 – 10 AM
Carrie Nation 11 Beacon Street, Boston
Save the Date for Our Annual Progressive Legislative Breakfast. 
Please join us in honoring progressive legislators at our Annual Progressive Legislative Breakfast! 
Suggested contribution is $35 per person until March 31st – $50 per person after March 31st. Attendance is limited so an RSVP is required. 

04/11/2019 Chicopee Dems
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, 

04/11/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Topic: A History of America’s Migrations and the 1930s Left. Join Wellesley Dems for a discussion with Dr. Erin Battat about the relationship between art, literature, and social change, with a focus on the U.S. Left in the 1930s. Check out her book, Ain’t Got No Home: America’s Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left at RSVP:

*04/12/2019 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Potluck Social/Fundraiser*
Friday, April 12, 7 PM
14 Westwood Drive, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Please join the Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) for our Potluck Social / Fundraiser. This social event is open to any local progressives interested in friendly discussion of politics, good food and drink, and listening to our elected officials and guest speakers. SDTC members will provide appetizers, desserts, and beverages for the event. Guests will only be asked to contribute as they feel able. Proceeds support the SDTC academic scholarship funds and political activity. For more information please contact SDTC Chair David Mitchell at

04/13/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

04/13/2019 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting 
Saturday, April 13, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden, MA 02148
For information contact MDCC chair Amanda Smith, or 339-298-6508. 

*04/14/2019 Acton Dems Meeting*
Sunday, April 14, 6 – 7:15 PM
Spicepepper Garden Restaurant, 36 Great Rd, Acton
Will be reviewing and voting to approve the revised bylaws developed by the Bylaws Committee. 

04/16/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact . 

04/17/2019 MelroseDems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
Check for updates. 

04/18/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
Bourne Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Speaker TBD 

04/20/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, April 20, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at for more information. 

04/20/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, April 20, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman

04/22/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 22, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see 

04/28/2019 Longmeadow Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast 
Sunday, April 28, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road Longmeadow, MA 01106.
Join the LDTC for our annual Democrat of the Year Brunch held at Twin Hills Country Club. Tickets will be available soon! 

04/28/2019 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John Buckley’s 2019 Annual Spring Breakfast
Sunday, April 28, 10 AM – Noon 
The Meadow Brook Restaurant, 1486 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson, 02341
Tickets $25.00 per person; Sponsorships: Gold $100, Silver $75, Bronze $50. Guest Speakers: Democratic Candidates for Office. For further information, call Pamela Berry at (781)-871-1510. 

04/28/2019 Chair’s Caucus Training in CD5
Sunday, April 28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St., Waltham
Conducted by Democratic State Committee Field Service. RSVP to Parwez Wahid at

04/28/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM
Bertucci’s, 15 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Save the date. Check for updates at 

05/04/2019 Mass Alliance Grassroots Campaign Training
Saturday, May 4, 9 AM
1199 SEIU Massachusetts, 108 Myrtle Street Suite 400, Quincy, MA 02171
Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5 9:00am-5:30pm each day. 
Note: You must apply for this training. See or visit the Mass Alliance website at 

05/05/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Brunch
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM
Elks, Gloucester
Save the Date! 
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee has set the date for its annual fundraising brunch. 
Contact: Karen Neva Bell. 

05/05/2019 Celebration with Democrats in Worcester Norfolk District
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM – 3 PM
Polish Hall, 167 Mendon Street, Uxbridge MA
Celebrat Cinco de Mayo with Democrats in Worcester Norfolk District. Food, Margaritas, cash bar. 
Tickets $25. 

05/11/2019 3T&2C Breakfast 
Saturday, May 11, 8:30 AM
Nicholson Hall 9 Harris St. Newburyport 
3 Towns & 2 Cities Breakfast: Amesbury,Newbury,Newburyport,Salisbury,West Newbury Democratic Committees. 
8:30 coffee; 9:00 breakfast. 
Tickets: $35 In Advance; $40 At Door. 
Contact: Kathy Pasquina 

05/11/2019 3T&2C Breakfast (Three Towns and 2 Cities)
Saturday, May 11, 9 AM
Nicholson Hall, 9 Harris St., Newburyport
8:30 coffee, 9:00 breakfast 
Tickets: $35 In Advance, $40 at the door. Contact: Kathy Pasquina at

*05/18/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Convention*
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
The High School Democrats of America is thrilled to announce their second annual New England Summit, a premier gathering of high school progressives from the Northeast. All high school students (including graduating seniors) and younger are encouraged to attend. There will be workshops on canvassing and activism, a lineup of high-profile political speakers, and plenty of time to connect with other young, progressive activists. This event will be free of charge and accessible to everyone. Pizza will be provided. MA HS Dems will try to arrange carpools for those who request it. 
Register at or see for more info. Please contact MAHSD Chair Amanda Westlake at with any questions. 

05/20/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

07/14/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Sunday, July 14, 2 – 5 PM
Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington St., Lynn
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. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or

09/14/2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, September 14, 8 AM
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
2019 Convention: September 14, MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA 
Watch for details. 

10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8:30 – 11 AM
Franco-American Hall, (Franco Amvets Post 161), 535 Western Ave., Lynn
A plentiful breakfast will be provided. Donation per person:$30.00 in advance, $35:00 at the door. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Jane Cahill, LDCC Treasurer, 169 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or 

Ideas for Committees – Scheduling your Caucus
As an experienced chair I have run a number of caucuses. Choosing the date and the venue is the first step. The venue must be ADA compliant. When picking the date in a nominating year, I work hard to pick a date that is available to as many people as possible, since typically people have to be present to run. In an issues year, with certain restrictions, usually you can run even if you are not present. When there is a month long caucus window, committees that meet monthly would likely have a meeting date within the window. Many committees find it helpful to do the caucus in conjunction with their regular meeting. Depending on the size of your delegation and how competitive it is, this is usually doable. When scheduling a caucus in conjunction with your meeting, the caucus must be at a time certain. You can schedule your meeting “immediately following adjournment of caucus” but not the reverse. If you prefer to have your meeting first, that’s fine, but the caucus mu! st be at a time certain. The time submitted to the MassDems must be the time of your caucus. Doors must open at least a half hour in advance, but that is not the time you should use in the MDP listing. Local publicity should be clear; if you list the doors open time then also list the caucus start time. 
April 19th: Deadline for submitting caucus date and location to Mass Dems. 
May 11th to June 16th: Caucus window. 
September 14th: State Convention, MassMutual Center, Springfield 
OTHER CHANGES: This is the third year in which pre-registered Democrats can take part in our caucuses and run for delegate. Under state law citizens who are 16 and 17 can pre-register to vote. This year, as long as a person is 16 years of age or older on May 11th, and is a registered or pre-registered Democrat as of the day of the caucus the person can participate in a local caucus. 
Watch for information.