Greetings from Kate
Summer! A time to relax with friends and enjoy yourself. A time to enjoy nature and be outside. A time to swim and enjoy our rivers, lakes and ocean beaches.
We can do everything I mentioned, knowing that our current President has put our country at risk. Rivers, lakes and oceans are endagered as our government seeks to dismantle the protections that have been put in place over the last thirty years.
Take some time to relax this summer, but we must continue to resist. There are rallies and other activities that are happening over the summer. Talking to friends and contacting legislators are all ongoing activities.
I’ll highlight one important activity today. There are some municipal elections that are divided starkly on Democrat versus Republican lines, with Republicans who strongly support President Trump and his values. I encourage Democrats to work to elect Democrats to municipal office for the following reasons:
– Good government: we want people who share our values.
– Campaign experience: both new and long time activists have the opportunity to learn and enhance campaign skills.
– Voter engagement: in this political climate we have the opportunity to engage people who might previously have only voted in presidential elections.
Savor the summer, while still planning time to volunteer.
I’ll take my editor’s prerogative and encourage people to attend the forum in Westborough on Tuesday on single payer health care. It’s jointly sponsored by the Westborough and Northborough Democratic Town Committees. Details are in the calendar section below.
REMINDER: To answer a survey about the convention: http://bit.ly/2rcw19B
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: Resistance Summer
Resistance Summer is here. There are many people looking for a way to make a difference. Consider having a “Resistance Summer” event in your community. Activities that you might already be doing, whether it is a summer picnic, or an an event with a speaker, fit in the umbrella of Resistance Summer. Marketing with the Resistance Summer approach is a way to connect with other people who might not otherwise be aware of a Democratic Town Committee event.
MIDWEEK EVENTS: I’m organizing some Resistance Summer midweek events, typically some sort of outreach to voters or activists. If you are interested in taking part in events that will typically run from about 10:30 am to 3:00 pm occasionally during the week, e-mail me at KateDonaghue@aol.com .
SUMMER COOKOUT: Moveon has a program – have a cookout with a few friends. Connect with other like minded folks:
Flip the House – Mass Dems Helping Take Back Congress – JUNE 20 GOTV!
We have two specials coming up that we need your help with. On June 20th, special elections will be held in Georgia and South Carolina. If you have the time, please consider making calls for Jon Ossoff in Georgia and Archie Parnell in South Carolina.
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 Winthrop: Robert DeLeo Center, 35 Harvard St.
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 06/16 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Sat 06/17 *Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting*
Rockport Town Democratic Committee Meeting
*Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Mon 06/19 Newton Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff (GA) and Blue Maine 2
Campaign Kick-Off for Worcester Mayor Joe Petty
*Rally 4 Rail in Western MA*
*Figueroa At-Large Summer-Raiser*
*Sett Warren at Dennis Democratic Town Committee*
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
*Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Bellingham DTC Summer Kick-Off
Westborough/Northbrough Dems Forum on Single Payer Heath Care
Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Meeting
*Dighton Democratic Town 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
*Melrose Democratic City Committee Meeting*
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
*Senator Joe Boncore Birthday Celebration*
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
*Reception Honoring State Rep. Sarah Peake*
*House Party with Jay Gonzalez in Medway*
Sat 06/24 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Paul Heroux for Mayor of Attleboro Campaing Kick-Off Cookout
*Adriane Musgrave Campaign Kickoff for Cambridge City Council*
Sun 06/25 Whitman Democratic Town Committee Meeting
*Inaugural Massachusetts Indivisible Conference*
Groton Town Committee Meeting
Mon 06/26 *Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser for Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini*
*Sterling Democratic Town Meeting*
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
*Reception for Sen. Barbara L’Italien*
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 *Cheryl Tully Stoll for Framingham City Council At Large Kick-off Party*
*Khrystian King for Worcester City Council At Large Campaign Kickoff*
*Ashburnham Democratic Committee Monthly Business Meeting*
*Boston District 7 City Council Candidate Forum*
Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thu 06/29 Sheriff Peter Koutoujian Annual Summer Kick-Off
Nicole LaChapelle for Easthampton Mayor Kickoff Fundraiser
*Franklin DemocraticTown Committee 4th of July Booth*
Wed 07/05 *Barnstable DTC Monthly Meeting*
Sat 07/08 *Grafton Dems Coffee Hour*
*Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Annual Barbecue*
Sun 07/09 Lynn Democratic City Committee Cookout and Food Drive
Tue 07/11 *Grafton Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Thu 07/13 *Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Fri 07/14 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sat 07/15 Middleboro Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Picnic
Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Sun 07/16 *Mayor Ted Bettencourt Campaign Get Together*
Fri 07/21 Duxbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting With Special Guests
Sun 07/23 *Acton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tue 07/25 *Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting*
Mon 07/31 Somerville at Democratic City Committee Meeting with Setti Warren
Wed 08/09 *Natick Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Cookout*
Thu 08/10 Waltham Democratic City Committee Annual BBQ & Picnic
*Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting*
Sun 08/13 *Mayor Ted Bettencourt “Mayor’s 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
Mon 09/04 *Harwich Democratic Town Committee Picnic*
Sat 09/09 *DSC Meeting/Town and Ward Chairs Meeting*
Sun 09/10 *Eastern Pioneer Valley Regional Dems Fall Picnic*
30th Annual Acton Boxborough Barbecue
Sat 09/23 *Spaghetti with Teddy*
Sat 10/07 *Methuen Annual Breakfast & Straw Poll*
Sun 10/22 *Greater Lowell Area Democrats Annual Brunch*
Sun 10/29 Lynn Democratic City Annual Unity Breakfast
Tue 11/14 DSC Meeting
You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Congresswoman Maxine Waters – So Comey told Jeff Sessions he didn’t want to be alone with Trump. Women across the country can relate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Address questions to same or for more info visit https://www.facebook.com/waylanddems
*06/17/2017 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting*
Saturday, June 17, 8 AM
Independence Grille, Chelmsford Radisson at 10 Independence Drive
Independence Bar & Grill/Radisson, 10 Independence Dr., Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824 $7 requested donation to cover room and breakfast. GLAD member communities: Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. For more info Contact: email@example.com.
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 Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 17, 1 PM
Selectmen’s Room, Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 Rt. 28, S. 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 Rally 4 Rail in Western MA*
Monday, June 19, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Union Station, 66 Lyman Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Join State Senator Eric Lesser at Springfield’s new Union Station for a rally in support of East-West Rail in Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public, and we invite you to bring your friends. You can sign up at https://t.co/EDM8am6sah or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-4-rail-tickets-35437711148
*06/19/2017 Figueroa At-Large Summer-Raiser*
Monday, June 19, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Rincon Macorisano, 350 Washington Street, Lynn
Suggested donation: $10, $25, $50, $100.
Refreshments. Cash bar.
*06/19/2017 Sett Warren at Dennis Democratic Town Committee*
Monday, June 19, 7 PM
Dennis Police Station Community Room, Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis
Meet Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, and hear him speak about his campaign for Governor of MA. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Dennis Democratic Town Committee. For more info or to RSVP visit http://cidc-strongertogether.nationbuilder.com/ddtc-setti or call 508 385-2366.
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 Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, June 20, 5:45 – 7 PM
Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell, MA 01463
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.
*06/20/2017 Dighton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
Dighton Town Hall, 979 Somerset Ave., Dighton, MA 02715
The Dighton Democratic Town Committee will recap the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention, discuss fundraising strategies, and discuss organizing a regional meeting with the Taunton Democratic City Committee and the Berkley Democratic Town Committee to host the Democratic candidates for Massachusetts Governor: Mayor Setti Warren, Jay Gonzalez, and Bob Massie.
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 )
*06/21/2017 Melrose Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 – 9 PM
Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176
This monthly meeting will be focusing four strategic committees in preparation for the November municipal election. For more details, head to http://melrosedems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/MelroseDemocrats/
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 Senator Joe Boncore Birthday Celebration*
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Logan Airport, 100 Boardman St., E. Boston, MA 02128
Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2017birthday and RSVP to Melissa Morel at email@example.com. For more info see http://www.boncoreforsenate.com
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/
*06/23/2017 Reception Honoring State Rep. Sarah Peake*
Friday, June 23, 6 – 7:30 PM
Truro Vineyards 11 Shore Rd., N. Truro, MA
Suggested Contribution: $1000, $500, $200, $125, $50. Donate Online at http://www.sarahpeake.org/donate o or make checks payable to: Committee to Elect Sarah Peake. For more info see:
*06/23/2017 House Party with Jay Gonzalez in Medway*
Friday, June 23, 6:30 PM
Private Home in Medway
RSVP for address to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (508)533-4909
After about 10 minutes of prepared presentation, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez will spend time on questions and conversations.
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.
*06/24/2017 Adriane Musgrave Campaign Kickoff for Cambridge City Council *
Saturday, June 24, 6 – 8 PM
Christopher’s in Porter Square, 1920 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140
Adriane is expected to bring renewed energy and a fresh perspective to the Cambridge City Council, where she will focus on policies that increase access to opportunity, support families, and maintain the delivery of high quality city services. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and send donations to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/adriane-musgrave or for more info visit http://www.voteadriane.com/
06/25/2017 Whitman Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 9:30 – 11 AM
Whitman Police Department Community Room
*06/25/2017 Inaugural Massachusetts Indivisible Conference*
Sunday, June 25, 12:30 – 5 PM
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School, 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
20 local Indivisible groups are hosting a day of inspiration, education and action. Speakers include Congresswoman Annie Kuster from NH, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and others. There will be breakout sessions so guests from all over Massachusetts working on specific issue campaigns can collaborate and communicate. Each breakout session will be led by an expert on that issue paired with a partner from a local group. The day will end with a panel on how our groups in Massachusetts can keep up the momentum for the long haul and work together statewide to make lasting change. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-conference-how-to-turn-this-moment-into-a-movement-tickets-34987534658
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.
*06/26/2017 Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser for Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini*
Monday, June 26, 5:30 – 8 PM
Tap Restaurant, 100 Washington St., Haverhill, MA on the Deck
Special guests $50/Sponsors $150/Gold sponsors $250. Donate online at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/hermes?token=6BX219669D7551525&useraction=commit&mfid=1497405178764_dbecd30d46e7a or mail checks to: Citizens for Fiorentini, 36 Macon Ave., Haverhill MA 01830.
*06/26/2017 Sterling Democratic Town Meeting*
Monday, June 26, 6:30 PM
Sterling Town Hall, 1 Park Street
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 Reception for Sen. Barbara L’Italien*
Tuesday, June 27, 6 PM
Chateau Restaurant at 131 River Road in Andover
Suggested donations: $35-$1000. RSVP: 978-409-1818.
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 https://goo.gl/qXvhRT or http://newtondems.org/calendar/2017/6/27/fundraiser-with-barney-frank-maine-2-make-it-blue-again for RSVP and for more information email email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
*06/28/2017 Cheryl Tully Stoll for Framingham City Council At Large Kick-off Party*
Wednesday, June 28, 5:30 – 8 PM
La Cantina Italiana, 911 Waverley Street (Rte. 135), Framingham
Suggested donation: $25, $75, $100, $200, $250. Donations can be made online at https://www.tullystoll.com
*06/28/2017 Khrystian King for Worcester City Council At Large Campaign Kickoff*
Wednesday, June 28, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Worcester Fitness, 440 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605
Join Christian as he kicks off his re-election campaign. Suggested donation: $25/$50/$100. Donate on line at http://www.king4worcester.org
*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.
*06/28/2017 Boston District 7 City Council Candidate Forum*
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
United South End Settlements, 566 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118
On Tuesday, September 26, and Tuesday, November 7, the future of Boston will be in your hands. Know your choices! District 7 is one of three open and contested City Council races this year. All 13 verified candidates have been invited to attend. Hosted by the Boston NAACP, the Boston Wards 4, 8, and 9 Democratic Committees, Claremont Neighborhood Association, Fenway CDC, Rutland Square Association, and the South End Business Alliance. Moderator: Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner
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: email@example.com.
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:
*06/29/2017 Franklin DemocraticTown Committee 4th of July Booth*
June 29 – July 4
Franklin Town Common
Encourage people to stop by – see http://july4thfranklinma.com for the schedule – or sign up to help at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ca8a92da4f85-4thofjuly and for more info contact Chairman John May at firstname.lastname@example.org or Webmaster Maxwell Morrongiello at email@example.com.
*07/05/2017 Barnstable DTC Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, July 5, 6 – 7 PM
Zion Union Heritage Museum, 276 North Street, Hyannis
Friends, join us for our monthly meeting to discuss our ongoing plans to support the agenda our democratic officials and how to keep our local community moving forward with positive momentum.
*07/08/2017 Grafton Dems Coffee Hour*
Saturday, July 8, 9 – 10 AM
the Daily Grind, 79 Worcester Road, North Grafton
Coffee and Conversation. Held the second Saturday of each month. For more info email Democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com.
*07/08/2017 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Annual Barbecue*
Saturday, July 8, 1 PM
the Home of Robert Isadore & David Velasco Bermudez, 133 Center Street, Yarmouth Port
Join your fellow Democrats for a fun afternoon filled with good food, great conversation, and wonderful friends. $20.00 per person. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bob at 508-362-1696.
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.
*07/11/2017 Grafton Democratic Town Committee meeting*
Tuesday, July 11, 7 PM
Grafton Senior Center, 30 Providence Road, Grafton
Held the second Tuesday of each month. For more info email Democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com.
*07/13/2017 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, July 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway Arlington, MA 02474
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit http://www.arlingtondems.org or http://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.
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.
*07/16/2017 Mayor Ted Bettencourt Campaign Get Together*
Sunday, July 16, 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Stonewood Tavern, Peabody
07/21/2017 Duxbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting With Special Guests
July 21, 2017
Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
*07/23/2017 Acton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, July 23, 2017
10 Wachusett Drive, Acton MA
The next regular Acton Democratic Town Committee meeting will be on Sunday, July 23 at 6PM at the home off Deena and Bob Ferrara, 10 Wachusett Drive, Acton MA. The home phone is 978-263-8642.
*07/25/2017 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, July 25, 7 – 9 PM
Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester
Committee chair/contact: Joyce Linehan, email@example.com.
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
*08/09/2017 Natick Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Cookout*
Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 PM
home of Jay and Erica Ball, 11 Russell Circle, Natick
Save the date.
08/10/2017 Waltham Democratic City Committee Annual BBQ & Picnic
Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM
Save the date!
*08/10/2017 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting*
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 PM
Salvatore’s Restaurant at 354 Merrimack Street in Lawrence
*08/13/2017 Mayor Ted Bettencourt “Mayor’s Picnic”*
Sunday, August 13, Noon – 4 PM
Kennedy Field, Peabody
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.
*09/04/2017 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Picnic*
Monday, September 4
Save the date. Details to follow at http://harwichdemocrats.com
*09/09/2017 DSC Meeting/Town and Ward Chairs Meeting*
Saturday, September 9, 10 AM
Western MA location to be announced
Although the location is TBA, the DSC meeting will likely be at 10:00am and the Chairs Meeting at 2:00pm.
http://www.massdems.org/ for details as they become available. All Democrats are welcome.
*09/10/2017 Eastern Pioneer Valley Regional Dems Fall Picnic*
Sunday, September 10, 3 – 5 PM
Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendall Road, Shutesbury, MA
Join us as Democrats from the eastern Pioneer Valley, and beyond, gather for an afternoon of conversation and community. Admission is free, donations of side dishes and desserts are welcomed. Burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers being provided by the host committees. Cash bar. Sponsored by the Amherst, Hadley, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, and Shutesbury Democratic Town Committees. For information and to RSVP: call Bonnie MacCracken, State Committee Member, 413-687-9493 or at www.facebook.com/events/124078358173196/
09/10/2017 30th Annual Acton Boxborough Barbecue
Sunday, September 10
SAVE THE DATE!
*09/23/2017 Spaghetti with Teddy*
Saturday, September 23, 6 – 9 PM
Knights of Columbus, Peabody
Committee to Re-elect Ted Bettencourt event.
*10/07/2017 Methuen 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.
*10/22/2017 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Annual Brunch*
Sunday, October 22
Lenzi’s at 810 Merrimack Avenue (Route 110) in Dracut
Tickets: $40.00. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.