June 17, 2019/Dispatch

Many Summer Events

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

As some of you know I retired from my “day” job last month. In order to free myself more for travel, helping on campaigns and other retirement activities, the Democratic Dispatch will become a collaborative effort. The Massachusetts Democratic Party will be working with me on this venture. We have begun transition planning. I am excited for this new phase for the Dispatch and for my life. 

The Dispatch is in its 20th year! It seems a good time to shift to more of a support role. Matt plans to retire completely from the Dispatch. Matt has been partnering with me since 2008! I could not have lasted this long without him! I am very grateful for his assistance for such a long period of time 

It’s been an interesting almost twenty years! Matt and I have put a lot of time into this and appreciate it when we can connect someone looking to get involved with opportunities to meet candidates and connect with other activists. I’ll continue to be part of the Dispatch team, but at a less time consuming level! 

Please see below for information on how to submit events under our new joint system. 

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

PS Please be sure that you use the events@massdems.org e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that we 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. 


Ideas for Committees – Debate Watch Party
Have some fun together by hosting a debate watch party. Your Democratic Committee can have a debate watch party on either of the two evenings 6/26 and 6/28. Or you can do both. A debate watch party is easy to host. You can do a private home or a restaurant that lets you use the television. 

Ideas for Committees – Kate’s Kanvass Hints
Want to have a meeting and train people on canvassing? 
My document is a comprehensive guide to canvassing. 
You can use it as the curriculum for a meeting or workshop! 
As my schedule permits I will come to your local DTC/DWC meeting and present on best practices. 
Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2MhpJW2 
Contact me at KateDonaghue@aol.com or 508-404-8531. 

Update: Submitting Events to Dispatch
The Massachusetts Democratic Party will be partnering with me on issuing the Democratic Dispatch. It is our hope that the first issue that is sent out by them will be the June 28th issue. Towards that end please keep the following in mind: 
– Please send information to events@massdems.org. This is the best way to get your events listed. 
– If you have a mailing list that you use for events, please include events@massdems.org on your mailing list. As time permit we will look for appropriate events to include.  
– I will continue to look at my facebook invitations and my personal email for events to include, but I anticipate having less time to do this in the future. 
– Please do not use Matt’s personal email address for events (shalias2@mac.com). 
NOTE: If you want your event listed on the MassDems calendar as well, you pretty much need to include an end time for your event. IF you want an event in the Dispatch, but not the MassDems, please say so. Thanks for your patience with this transition. 

ROE Act Hearing
June 17 – 12:00 p.m., Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts Statehouse 
ROE Act Hearing 
The Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hear testimony on the ROE Act. Parents, providers, young people, and advocates agree—no one should be forced to cross state lines for health care. This is our opportunity to show why Massachusetts needs the ROE Act. 

Jimmy Tinge – Comedy Meets Politics
Message from Jimmy Tingle…. 
In my newest one person show “Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision” I tell the story, in a funny way, of the serious issues and circumstances which drove me to run for LT Governor of Massachusetts. In the process, I try to answer the question: “Where do we go from here?”  
JUNE 25, 20/20 VISION; CAMBRIDGE; A.R.T. OBERON; TICKETS (617) 547-8300 FATHER’S DAY DISCOUNT (10% discount w code “Tingle” Good thru Father’s Day 6/16) 
My wonderful wife and photographer Catherine McDermott-Tingle and my equally awesome brother in law and painter Jay McDermott are showing their newest work in Provincetown June 20-25 with a very cool and festive opening on June 21st. Come on by and support the family! 

Recurring Sections and Dispatch Information
To subscribe to the Dispatch – send an email to DDemDispatch-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
How to Send an Event to the Dispatch – click here for info 
Regional and Local E-mail Lists – click here for info 
Contact Info for MDP – click here for info 
Weekly joke – click here to read 
If links do not work scroll down to below event listing. 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
James Poniewozik – I’m not going to believe that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving as White House press secretary until she denies it herself. 

Event details:

06/14/2019 Team Healey PRIDE Celebration
Friday, June 14, 5:30 – 7 PM
Cathedral Station, 1222 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
An event honoring Attorney General Maura Healey. Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1000. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20190614_pride 

*06/15/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting*
Saturday, June 15, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast 
Agenda includes “Fill Every Seat” presentation with DSC member Arthur Powell Guest Speaker: Senator Barry Finegold  
Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu 

*06/15/2019 Grafton Dems Coffee Hour*
Saturday, June 15, 9 AM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 01536
Informal coffee hour, generally the third Saturday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. 

06/15/2019 Campaign Office Opening Party: Kim, Michelle and Alejandra
Saturday, June 15, 10 AM – 11:30 PM
195 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, District 7 City Councilor Kim Janey and Candidate for City Councilor At-Large Alejandra St. Guillen will be sharing campaign space. We’ll have food, fun, and a brief speaking program, then–you guessed it!–hit the pavement to knock on doors and connect with voters directly. Please stop by to say hello, join a canvass, then meet us at Franklin Park for Juneteenth celebrations. 

06/15/2019 Congresswoman Lori Trahan Consitituent Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, June 15, 10 AM
Damon Building (McCarthy-Towne and Merriam Schools) at 11 Charter Road in Acton
The meeting will give her an opportunity to update us on her work so far in Washington, and to hear directly from us so she can make sure our voices are heard in Congress. Lori also welcomes questions and comments at her district office (978) 459-0101. 

06/15/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, June 15, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

06/15/2019 Plymouth County Democratic League Family Cookout
Saturday, June 15, 1 – 5 PM
199 Colonel Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351
Please join PCDL for our summer cook out. Burgers, dogs, chicken. Cash Bar. Swimming pool. Bring the kids. Of course there will be lots of politicians. Only $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pcdljun15 

*06/16/2019 Brookline Fundraiser fo Carolyn Bordeaux for Congress (GA-07)*
Sunday, June 16, 5 – 7 PM
Private Home, Brookline
Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/061619walnutsthuddle or make checks payable to Carolyn for Congress, PO Box 301, Suwanee, GA 30024. Please RSVP to Annie Kehler at Annie@Carolyn4Congress.com

*06/16/2019 Fundraiser for Cong. Sean Casten (IL-06)*
Sunday, June 16, 7 – 9 PM
Private Home, Lexington
Help keep the House Blue. RSVP online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/061619casten or with questions contact Chloe at chloe@CastenforCongress.com

*06/16/2019 Newton Fundraiser fo Carolyn Bordeaux for Congress (GA-07)*
Sunday, June 16, 7:30 PM
Private Home, Newton Center
Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/061619walnutsthuddle or make checks payable to Carolyn for Congress, PO Box 301, Suwanee, GA 30024. Please RSVP to Annie Kehler at Annie@Carolyn4Congress.com

*06/17/2019 Breakfast Reception for Elissa Slotkin*
Monday, June 17, 8:30 AM
Private Home, Boston – RSVP for Address
Help keep the House Blue. Contributions are welcome but not required. 
RSVP to Roger at: rogerkrakoff@gmail.com or Kim at: kim.kaiser@elissaforcongress.com

06/17/2019 Lexington Democrats – Annual Picnic
Monday, June 17, 6 – 8 PM
Home of Marc Saint Louis, 5 Brookwood Road, Lexington 02420
Hosted by Co-Chair Marc Saint Louis , Carrie Saint Louis and family. Democratic Elected officials and candidates are invited. 
$20 Individual/$30 Couple/$40 Family. 

06/17/2019 Countdown to Summer Fundraiser for Senator Karen Spilka
Monday, June 17, 6 – 8 PM
Jack’s Abby, 100 Clinton Street, Framingham
Suggeseted donations: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. 
Donations: www.elctkarenspilka.com 

*06/17/2019 South End Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Jeff Ross for Boston City Council*
Monday, June 17, 6 – 7:30 PM
Home of Joan and Ed Tiffany, 19 Braddock Park, Boston, MA 02116
Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1000. Donate online via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jeff-ross-1 or RSVP to: events@teamjeffross.com

*06/17/2019 Western Mass Young Dems Meeting*
Monday, June 17, 6 – 7 PM
Springfield City Library, 220 State St., Springfield, MA 01103
Agenda includes attempting to fill some of the open leadership positions within our chapter. The proposed new structure of our chapter will be: Chair, Vice Chair -Region 1 (Hampden County), Vice Chair- Region 2 (Hampshire/Franklin County), Vice Chair- Region 3 (Berkshire County), Political Director, and Communications Director. https://www.facebook.com/events/421821508399862/ 

*06/17/2019 Fundraiser for Cong. Haley Stevens (MI-11)*
Monday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Post 390, 406 Stuart Street, Boston
To RSVP, please contact Justin Lenz at 847-373-0805 or justinlenz@haleystevensforcongress.com and donate/RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hs061719. Checks can be made payable and sent to: Haley Stevens for Congress, 33717 Woodward Ave #539, Birmingham, MI 48009 

*06/17/2019 Education Roundtable with Sens. Becca Rausch and Jason Lewis*
Monday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Millis Public Library, 961 Main St., Millis
Senator Jason Lewis, the Senate Chair of the Education Committee, will join Senator Becca Rausch at a forum to from you about challenges you’ve experienced with our public education system to date, and your vision and goals for the future of education in Massachusetts. This dialogue is particularly important and timely, as the legislature works on updating the school funding formula. Anyone who works in or is served by public schools in the municipalities of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex (NBM) District (Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham) is invited to attend. Space is limited. Please RSVP by e-mailing Evan.Berry@masenate.gov or calling Sen. Rausch’s office at (617) 722-1555 if you plan to attend so she’ll know how many people to expect and also to reserve your spot. You can also RSVP via facebook. Reserved spots may not be held for late arrivals. 

*06/17/2019 Newbury Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Monday, June 17, 6:30 – 8 PM
Plum Island Coffee Roasters, 54 Merrimac St., Newburyport, MA 01950
Meeting will feature speakers on the conservation of the Merrimack River, Women’s Health Issues, and on State-level Education Funding. Come for coffee and a little activism. https://www.facebook.com/events/312338063042554/ 

06/17/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 17, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

06/17/2019 House Party for Tamika Olszewski, School Committee Candidate, Newton Ward 4
Monday, June 17, 7 – 8:30 PM
24 Bridge Street (at Traverse St.), Newton MA 02458
Desserts, Ice Cream, Beverages. All ages welcomed. (We do have 2 cats.) R.S.V.P. or any questions, 617-448-6281 or email suze4bama@gmail.com

*06/17/2019 Fundraiser fo Carolyn Bordeaux for Congress (GA-07)*
Monday, June 17, 7 PM
Private Hone in Brookline – address on RSVP
Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/061719bourdeaux or make checks payable to Carolyn for Congress, PO Box 301, Suwanee, GA 30024. Please RSVP to Annie Kehler at Annie@Carolyn4Congress.com

*06/17/2019 Meet and Greet with Tamika Olszewski for Newton School Committee*
Monday, June 17, 7 – 8:30 PM
24 Bridge St., Newton, MA 02458

06/17/2019 Come Meet Rep. Elissa Slotkin and Hold the House
Monday, June 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
RSVP for Brookline address
Join Force Multiplier to meet and support Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08). 
Co-hosted by the Needham, Newton, Wellesley Democratic Committees. 
Donations: https://bit.ly/2W4DCq4 
Contact: info@forcemulitplierma.org 

*06/17/2019 Fundraiser for Cong. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)*
Monday, June 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
122 Naples Road, Brookline
Donate/RSVP online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brookline061719 

06/18/2019 Manisha for Mayor Campaign Kickoff Party
Tuesday, June 18, 6 – 9 PM
T’ahpas 529, 529 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176
Contributions not required but please give what you can. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/manisha or write a check to the Committee to Elect Manisha Bewtra. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manisha-for-mayor-campaign-kickoff-party-tickets-61258659299 and for questions/accommodations, contact committee@manishaformelrose.com or 781-462-1570. 

*06/18/2019 Community Conversation with At-Large Candidates Boston City Council*
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 PM
Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkley Street, Boston
We are so excited about the At-Large Candidates forum next Tuesday evening, Note that this event will begin earlier than our usual meeting time to accommodate the many candidates we have attending. After the forum, we will begin our Ward 5 Meeting and consideration of endorsement for At-Large candidates approximately at 8PM – the meeting will be focused on the consideration of endorsement and we will intentionally work to keep it to around 30 minutes. 
RSVP at: bitly.com/BostonALForum if you are attending! We’re expecting a big group based on the RSVP count, so RSVPing ahead of time will help us keep track of attendance. If you have any questions, please write back to this email ward5boston@gmail.com . 

06/18/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

06/18/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Room 210, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information.  
We will hear presentations from Ranked Choice Voting as well as the group advocating Saving the North Atlantic Right Whale. 

06/18/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting with Rep. Jeff Roy
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Rep. Jeff ROy will share with us the agenda and upcoming issues facing public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. 
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com .  

*06/18/2019 Dr. Cara Berg Powers for Worcester School Committee*
Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Electric Haze 26 Millbury St., Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
RSVP to Cara’s birthday party here and support her campaign! 
Fore more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/327069284630084/ 

*06/18/2019 Samantha Perlman for Marlborough City Councilor At-Large Campaign Kickoff *
Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company, 19 Weed St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Please join us for Samantha’s kickoff event and birthday celebration as she is turning 24! Contributions not required but please give what you can as we are a grassroots campaign.  
RSVP via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/samanthaperlman 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/482030492534506/ 
For questions/accommodations, contact us at campaign@samanthaperlman.org. You can learn more about Sam and our campaign at samanthaperlman.org

06/19/2019 Coffee with Crighton
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Hammersmith Family Restaurant 330 Central Street Saugus
Please join us for a coffee meet and greet. We plan on doing these on a monthly basis around the district so that we can connect in person to discuss the many important issues facing our district and Commonwealth. 

*06/19/2019 Reception for Mary Olberding*
Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 – 7 PM
Haymarket Cafe – 185 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Suggested Contributions – $50, $100, $250, $500  
Please RSVP to Emma Crowley at emma@mlmstrategiesllc.com 

06/19/2019 Pride with Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff
Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 8 PM
Casa Tequila, 300 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
Suggested Donation: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. RSVP online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/prideweileen2019 or contact voteduff@gmail.com with questions. 

06/19/2019 Reception for Senator Cindy Creem
Wednesday, June 19, 7 – 8:30 PM
Home of Barry and Eleanor White, 106 Summer Street, Newton
Special Guest Speaker: Carol Rose, Executive Director ACLU of Massachusetts. RSVP/Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/creemnewton 

06/19/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176

06/20/2019 Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Annual Summer Kick-Off
Thursday, June 20, 6 – 8 PM
City Streets, 411 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Suggested Donation: $1000, $500, $250, $100, or $50. To make a secure online contribution, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/62019 or address questions contact Tsoleen Sarian at 508-561-3697 or tsoleen@peterkoutoujian.com

06/20/2019 Lawrence Dems Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM
Lawrence Public Library (Robert Frost room 3rd floor), 51 Lawrence St. Lawrence
Contact: gary.mannionjr@gmail.com 

06/20/2019 Hopkinton Democrats June Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM
HCAM Television, 77 Main St. #15, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Newcomers are welcome. It’s time to regroup after the election and plan for next year. For more info see https://hopkintondemocrats.org 

06/20/2019 State Rep. Carmine Gentile Summer Reception
Thursday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
Bullfinch’s Restaurant, 730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury
Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/gentile or make checks payable to Committee to Elect Carmine Gentile. 

*06/20/2019 Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, June 20, 7 PM
Hollis room, 3rd Floor of Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741

*06/20/2019 Waltham Dems Meeting*
Thursday, June 20, 7 PM
119 School Street in Waltham.
Join us next Thursday as we say good-bye to Spring and discuss and plan our Summertime political activities: 
Local Waltham elections with multiple preliminaries likely 
Two Massachusetts Dems running for President 
The WDCC chooses its membership for the next four years. 

06/21/2019 City Councilor Brian LaPierre Fiesta de Lynn Kick-off
Friday, June 21, 5 – 8 PM
291 Jenness Street, Lynn
Food, friends and fun. Tacos, chips, salsa, dips, beverages. Suggested donation is $25 per person. Donate at http://bit.ly/lapierreforlynn2019 

*06/22/2019 Manisha Bewtra for Melrose Mayor Breakfast *
Saturday, June 22, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Bewtra household, 330 Grove St., Melrose, MA 02176
Following breakfast, we will be canvassing! Training will be provided. All ages and abilities welcome. Getting kids involved in campaigns is a great way to teach civic engagement. There are steps at the entrance of the house; if accommodations are needed please contact 781-462-1570 or committee@manishaformelrose.com

06/22/2019 Sterling Democrats Summer Picnic – Keynote Speaker: Jim McGovern
Saturday, June 22, 11 AM – 3 PM
Barre Falls Dam, Rte. 62, Hubbardston, MA
Speaking program begins at 12:30 PM. Congressman Jim McGovern will speak about the Green New Deal. 
We are welcoming committees close and far to join us. The theme is environmental issues including the preservation of our federal lands, so we will be serving plant based food but you are welcome to bring your own lunches and food to cook on the grills. The area is handicapped accessible with a covered picnic area, grills and ample seating. Dogs are welcome but on 6 ft leashes and pick up bags are requested. There is a 19 hole frisbee golf course, a volleyball court, a horseshoe court along with incredible trails over the 500 plus acres. This is federal land so all federal laws apply. Car pooling is also strongly encouraged. 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/418437375650189/ and any questions please contact Fionuala Dullea at griffonlula@gmail.com 978-333-2348. 

06/22/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 3 PM
El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

*06/22/2019 Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal Town Hall – Cape Cod*
Saturday, June 22, 3 – 4:30 PM
The Cape Playhouse, 820 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis, MA 02638
Doors open at 2:30pm 
Senator Ed Markey invites you to join him at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis for a town hall discussion on the Green New Deal and more. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senator-markey-green-new-deal-town-hall-cape-cod-tickets-62892825133 

06/22/2019 Meredith’s Campaign Kickoff for Braintree Town Council
Saturday, June 22, 5 PM
Home of Meredith and Will Boericke 59 Hobart Avenue Braintree, MA
Please join us for a celebration of Meredith’s Braintree Town Council Campaign Kickoff! 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/meredithbkickoff 
Seniors and children free entry. 
Suggested donations: $25 and up. 

*06/23/2019 Annual Framingham Democratic BBQ*
Sunday, June 23, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
the home of Phil Ottaviani, 630 Salem End Road, Framingham
Parking is available across the street in the Edwards Meeting House lot, on the corner of Badger and Salem End Road.  
Suggested Donation $5.00, Appetizers and dessert donations are also welcome, serving ribs, chicken, burgers and dogs. For more info email Framigham.Democrats@gmail.com

06/24/2019 Fundraiser for Joe Petty, Mayor of Worcester
Monday, June 24, 5:30 PM
El Basha Restaurante, 256 Park Avenue, Worcester
The Committee to Re-Elect Joe Petty invites you to an event in honor of Joe Petty, Mayor of the City of Worcester. Suggested Donation: $125, $250, $500. RSVP 508-799-4332 or petty4mayor@gmail.com.  

06/24/2019 Medicare for All: Join Senator Jamie Eldridge at Sterling Dems
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Butterick Blding Rm 205, 1 Park St., Sterling, MA 01564
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will discuss Medicare for All at 7:00 PM. We are also having a personal hygiene products drive this night for the Wachusett Food Pantry, so come with toothpaste, shampoo etc … in hand and get to meet and listen to this great Senator. 

*06/24/2019 Getting to the Point on Education Reform in the Commonwealth*
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
State and local leaders will discuss the challenges posed by the current state education funding formula and proposals for reform that meet the needs of students and families throughout Massachusetts. Moderated by Steve Brown, State House Reporter/Anchor for WBUR 90.9 FM, the discussion will feature: 
• State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex, Chair, Joint Committee on Education 
• State Representative Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk, Chair, Joint Committee on Education 
• Colin Jones, Senior Policy Analyst, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center 
• James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
• Dr. Lorna Rivera, Director, Gastón Inst. for Latino Community Development & Public Policy, Assoc. Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at U Mass Boston, and Boston School Committee member 
This event is free but you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-to-the-point-on-education-reform-in-the-commonwealth-tickets-62069574769 

06/24/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 24, 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: 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

06/25/2019 Holyoke Democratic City Committee Summer Cocktail Reception 
Tuesday, June 25, 5 – 7 PM
The Wherehouse, 109 Lyman St., Holyoke, MA 01040
Honoring Former Speaker David M. Bartley – Lifetime Achievement and Mayor Alex B. Morse – Democrat of the Year. Tickets: $30.00 at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hdccreception6-25 
More info at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/595045740978253/ or contact HDCC Chair Ray Drewnowski at  rmpd0512@gmail.com

06/25/2019 State Rep. Mike Connolly’s Summer Event 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8 PM
Workbox, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Food, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available. Brief speaking program to begin at 6:30 pm. Contributions to the Committee to Elect Mike Connolly greatly appreciated (www.MikeConnolly.org/contribute). All are welcome to attend, regardless of ability to contribute. https://www.facebook.com/events/262780597903083/ 

06/25/2019 Emerge Women of the Year
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Foley and Lardner, 111 Huntington Avenue, Boston
We are excited to announce our 2019 Women of the Year honorees District Attorney Rachael Rollins and District Attorney Andrea Harrington! 
Join us on as we honor two incredible Emerge Massachusetts alumnae. 
Suggested donation: $100 and up. 

06/25/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, June 25, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

06/26/2019 An Evening with State Senator Becca Rausch
Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM
6B Lounge, 6 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Please join YDMA Jewish Caucus and Young Democrats of Massachusetts and meet Senator Rausch, currently serving the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1997212777050771/ 

*06/26/2019 Senator Nick Collins’s June Fundraising Reception*
Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM
Exchange Conference Center, 212 Northern Avenue, South Boston Seaport
Please join Senator Nick Collins at his June Fundraising Reception! 
Donations: $100, $250, $500, $1,000. 
RSVP https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nickcollinsjune2019exchange# 

*06/26/2019 Women for Etel for Worcester*
Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM
Padavano’s Place, 358 Shrewsbury St.,Worcester
Please join Worcester-area women to support Etel Haxhiaj in her bid for at-large City Council. Special guests include Rep Mary Keefe and Councilor Saria Rivera. 
Entertainment by Lucelia DeJesus. 
Suggested Contribution: $25, $50, $100, $250. 

06/26/2019 Debate Watch Party in Arlington
Wednesday, June 26, 8 – 11 PM
Common Ground Function Room, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474 
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

*06/26/2019 Walpole Dems Debate Watch Party*
Wednesday, June 26, 8 PM
Mick Morgan’s, 973 Providence Hwy, Sharon, MA 02067
The Walpole Democratic Town Committee will be hosting a Debate Watching Party for the first night of presidential primary debates. We’ll be in the back, private dining room. 
Here is a Facebook listing for the event: 

*06/27/2019 Presidential Debate Watch Party*
Thursday, June 27, 8:30 AM
TJ Callahan’s at 1475 Main Street (Route 38) in Tewksbury

*06/27/2019 Meet and Greet with Matt Cox for N. Carolina State Senate*
Thursday, June 27, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
Visit – https://www.mattcoxforncsenate.com for more info about Matt. See https://www.facebook.com/events/200873800793190/ for more info about this event. 

06/27/2019 It’s Time to Celebrate! with Rep. Jack Lewis
Thursday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Join State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis for a fun evening for the entire family. In addition to ice cream and local brews, we will also be sampling treats from one of Framingham’s newest establishments, Mini Bites Factory. Build your own sundaes! Locally brewed refreshments! Great conversations! Can you think of a better way to celebrate Pride Month and Jack’s election to co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus? RSVP and donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/celebrate2019 
Parking spots can be found in front of the venue, as well as in the lot behind the building. Some additional free parking is also available on Waverly, Willis, and Morton. 

*06/27/2019 Politics & Pints with Cong. Jim McGovern*
Thursday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, 55 Millbrook St., Worcester, MA 01606
Come out for an informal gathering to talk politics & drink a pint with Jim, friends & neighbors. Complimentary appetizers. Cash bar available. https://www.facebook.com/events/1173097322876186/ 

*06/27/2019 Needham Dems Meeting on Abortion Rights in MA*
Thursday, June 27, 7:30 PM
Needham History Center, 1147 Central Avenue
Join the Needham Dems and Tricia Wajda, VP of External Affairs for the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund will speak about abortion rights in Massachusetts — what they are now, and what they could be under the pending ROE Act. The ROE Act refers to Senate bill S.1209, “An Act Removing Obstacles and Expanding Abortion Access”, and State Sen. Becca Rausch, a cosponsor of S.1209, will also be available for questions. For more details see https://www.facebook.com/NeedhamDems/posts/2270831269901543 

*06/27/2019 Join the Wellesley Dems for a Watch Party*
Thursday, June 27, 8 PM
Home of Ellen Burns 4 Croton Street, Wellesley
Note: Wellesley Dems are not endorsing a candidate in the primary. 

*06/28/2019 Breakfast Reception with Congresswoman Lori Trahan*
Friday, June 28, 8 – 9:30 AM
Il Forno Restaurant, 529 King Street, Littleton
Please join Nashoba Valley friends on Congresswoman Lori Trahan at a breakfast reception. RSVP to Paul Glavey pglavey@verizon.net 978-486-8001.  
Please make donations online https://loritrahan.com/ 

06/28/2019 Jimmy Pereira For Mayor of Brockton – Boston Fundraiser
Friday, June 28, 7 – 10 PM
Lincoln Plaza Lofts, (Next to South Station) Boston, MA 02111
Suggested Donation: $50/$100/$250/$500. https://www.facebook.com/events/588300938333757/ 

06/29/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, June 29, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com.  
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted.  

*06/29/2019 Stoughton Dems Summer Barbecue*
Saturday, June 29, 1 – 4 PM
Home of Marylou Giordano 43 Marjorie Road, Stoughton
Stoughton Democratic Town Committee Annual Fund Raiser Summer Barbeque. 
We have invited a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials. 
Enjoy a full backyard barbeque with fresh burgers, (veggie too!), all beef (Kosher) hot dogs, and a variety of tasty salads, side dishes, desserts and great conversation. Bring a chair or two if you can. Soft refreshments will be available. BYO Beer or Wine. If you would like to bring your special dish appetizer, dessert or side dish to share, please do! Donation $20 per Person – $1. for Children and Grandchildren Please RSVP by Friday June 21st we have to know how many to expect Please call or email John Kavin, Home/Text: 781-344-6748 johnkavin@USA.Net / 

*06/29/2019 North Brookfield Dems Community BBQ*
Saturday, June 29, 1 – 4 PM
Misty View Farm, 9 Ashley Rd., North Brookfield
Come hear from and mingle with a range of local, state, and national office holders, including Cong. Jim McGovern and Sen. Anne Gobi. Everyone is welcome to this event, including children of all ages. Tickets include food and non-alcoholic beverages. The day’s festivities will also include: Cash donation bar with Rapscallion Beer and Ragged Hill Cider; Live Music from Spooner Well; Silent Auction/Raffle to Benefit NB DTC Scholarship Fund; Pony Rides ($3). 
Purchase tickets online at https://www.nbdemocrats.org/events by June 25th to get the best rate. Please contact us at northbrookfielddemocrats@gmail.com if finances are an issue and you would to attend. 

*06/30/2019 Brunch with Joe Kennedy in Support of Rep. Tom Vitolo*
Sunday, June 30, 10 AM – Noon 
Private home, Washington Square, Brookline
Music by O Slole. Featuring remarks from both Congressman Joe Kennedy and State Rep Vitolo, and plenty of time to mingle. 
Siggested donation: $100 and up. 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2019tjvjk3fischerjason 

06/30/2019 Shrewsbury Democrats Summer Cookout
Sunday, June 30, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Shrewsbury address on RSVP to ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com
You’re invited to join the Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee for our annual Summer Cookout. This event is free, and open to anyone who RSVPs; guests are asked only to bring a lawn chair! New folks interested in getting involved and learning about the Democratic Town Committee are encouraged to attend. Full Members of the Democratic Town Committee are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert; please let us know what you’ll be bringing with your reply. 

06/30/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, June 30, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 

07/01/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Charter Convention
Monday, July 1, 6:30 – 8 PM
Massachusetts Democratic Party HQ, 11 Beacon St. Suite 410, Boston, MA 02108
Time to update our charter to be more inline with how we work. Please email mayoungdems@gmail.com to submit any suggested charter changes. https://www.facebook.com/events/1630849157059779/ 

*07/01/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting*
Monday, July 1, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month.  

*07/02/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, July 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. 

*07/06/2019 Annual Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee BBQ*
Saturday, July 6, 1 – 4 PM
133 Center street, Yarmouth Port
Good food, great conversation and wonderful friends. 
Suggested donation $20/person. 
RECP velore20@gmail.com or call Bob at 508-362-1696. 

*07/09/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting *
Tuesday, July 9, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

*07/13/2019 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic*
Saturday, July 13, 1 – 4 PM
Home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Please park on the slope, facing the road. 
Food, drink, and special guests. Rain date TBD. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com

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 alfredricko@comcast.net

*07/16/2019 Ranked Choice Voting Lobby Day*
Tuesday, July 16, 11 AM – 2 PM
MA Statehouse Great Hall of Flags, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133
Join us as we gather with other electoral reform advocates and meet at the State House with legislators and representatives from across the state, urging them to support ranked choice voting. Hear from our expert speakers, then meet with your own representatives and tell them that you want RCV in MA! Ranked choice voting is part of the Mass Dems platform. Learn about it here:  
RSVP: https://www.voterchoicema.org/rcv_lobby_day_july16 
Contact Monica Burke (monica.burke@voterchoicema.org, 978-930-0430) for more info  

07/21/2019 Acton Democrats Meeting
Sunday, July 21, 6 PM
Location TBD. 

08/10/2019 DSC Meeting
Saturday, August 10
Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027
Location: First Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

*08/11/2019 Waltham Dems Summer Barbecue*
Sunday, August 11, 1 PM
Save the date! 

08/11/2019 Melrose Dems: Summer BBQ
Sunday, August 11, 4 – 7 PM
111 Vinton St., Melrose, MA 02176
Burgers, hot dogs, beverages, side dishes and dessert. We also anticipate that a number of Democratic candidates from around Melrose & the state. $20 for individual/$30 for family. Tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mdccbbq and please contact mail@melrosedems.org with any questions. 

08/12/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic 
Monday, August 12, 5 – 8 PM
Gerry # 5 VFA 210 Beacon St. Marblehead, MA 
Contact Renee Ramirez Keaney, Chair of the MDTC  reneekeaney@gmail.com 781-962-6577. 

*08/14/2019 Natick Dems Picnic*
Wednesday, August 14

*08/24/2019 Neponset Valley Young Democrats Cookout*
Saturday, August 24, 4 – 7 PM
12 Mozart Dr., Walpole, MA 02081
Save the Date. Hosted by and Walpole Democratic Town Committee. For updates check https://www.facebook.com/events/335192517155635/ 

*08/24/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Ice Cream Social*
Saturday, August 24
Obear Park Livingstone Ave Beverly
Featuring Russ Treadwell’s ice cream. This is a free event. 

08/28/2019 North Shore Delegates Dinner
Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Brothers Taverna, 283 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Delegates for the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention will join for an informative Pre-Convention dinner. Topics will include how to prepare for the convention and what to expect at the convention. Meet fellow delegates (and friends) from across the North Shore before the convention. Local and statewide officeholders will be invited to speak at this event. Your $20.00 donation will include a great meal, which will include steak tips, fish, or a vegetarian option. This is not a fundraiser. https://www.facebook.com/events/486040351937080/ 

09/08/2019 Wellesley Dems Annual Picnic
Sunday, September 8, 4 PM
private home in Wellesley
Save the Date. Join Wellesley Dems for good food, drinks, live music, and a chance to hear from our elected officials as well as local activist organizations! More details TBA. RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org 

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 MassDems.org for details.  

09/28/2019 Danvers Democratic Town Committee Oktoberfest – SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 28

09/29/2019 Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast
Sunday, September 29, 9 AM – Noon 
Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. (Rt 20), Westfield, MA 01085
Save the Date. Details to follow.  

10/20/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) Annual Brunch
Sunday, October 20, 10 AM – Noon 
Lenzi’s, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, MA 01826
Tickets: $40 per person or $350 for table of 10. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/2433377630045718/ for more info. 

10/25/2019 Barbara Gray Dinner in Wellfleet
Friday, October 25
Save the date!! 

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 alfredricko@comcast.net 

11/13/2019 DSC Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM
Location: Eighth Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

Ideas for Committees – Preview of Reorganization Timeline – Advice
08/01/19 Last day for city and ward committees to notify the Secretary of Commonwealth of the number of members to be elected to each ward and town committee. 
08/06/19 Nomination papers available at the Election Division in the Office of the Secretary of the Common wealth and some city and town clerks’ offices for ward, town and state committee. 
11/08/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to submit ward, town or state committee nomination papers to Registars of Voters for certification of signatures. 
11/15/19 Last day and hour (5PM) for Registrars of Voters to complete certification of signatures on nomination papers for ward, town and state committees. 
11/19/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to file ward, town and state committee nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
Every four years Democratic Town and Ward Committees need to reorganize. 
Check the calendar above and think about either scheduling meetings that allow you to take the actions listed above or if your current meeting schedule allows you to accomplish what needs to be done. 
In brief the process starts with each committee choosing the potential number of members to be elected on the ballot. Generally I encourage committees to “Fill Every Seat. Legally, each committee can set the number between 3 and 35. I mention this now to encourage people to think about this issue now so that you can have a vote in time to get the information to the SOC on or before 08/01. 
Between 8/6 and 11/9 nomination papers need to be circulated and signed. It’s prudent to have a meeting during this time as well as a plan to connect with people who might not attend a meeting. 
Finally, it’s good to schedule time to get the papers into the SOC. 

Submitting Events
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