May 1, 2020/Dispatch Archive

DISPATCH: 18 Days Until E Day, Days of Action, & More!

Dear Democrats,

Last week, you heard from Kate herself how crucial it is to show compassion and comfort right now, and how we can do that by making sure there are people in office that care about their communities during crises like this one. We know that Democrats are the ones fighting to put resources in the hands of working families, so it’s all hands on deck to elect 4 Democrats to the legislature this spring.

There are only 18 days left until the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire and Plymouth & Barnstable head to the polls to elect new State Senators, and we need your help to make sure Democrats John Velis and Susan Moran have all the momentum going into Election Day.

These two Democrats have what it takes to win big: John Velis is a homegrown lawmaker, veteran and active Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He’s served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives 4th Hampden District since 2014. As an activist, business owner, and member of the Falmouth Select Board, Susan Moran has a passion for public service that makes her ready to fight for her district on Beacon Hill.

I hope you’ll join us for at least one phone banking shift before Election Day on May 19th. There are many phone banks coming up over the next week for all the Democrats running in this spring’s special elections, you can view them here. 

Lastly, remember to send your virtual events to events@massdems.org and have a great weekend!

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
MassDems Communications Manager

 

Ideas for Committees

Next Friday, join Dan Sena for State Rep. for their #TeamSena Virtual Day of Action. On 5/8, join the virtual kick-off on Zoom at 5:30 p.m., where you’ll hear from special guest Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Dan Sena himself about why Dan’s ready to work for the 37th Middlesex on Beacon Hill. Want to help promote the #TeamSena Virtual Day of Action? Share the event on Facebook and use the Team Sena Toolkit to reach out to your network. The campaign has graphics, social media posts, emails, and texts ready to help you spread the word about this virtual event.

 

Event details:

5/2/2020 POSTPONED: Third Middlesex Democrats Annual Breakfast

Saturday, May 2, 8 AM

Waltham Hilton Gardens Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham

The Annual Breakfast has been postponed due to the public health emergency. A future date later this year will be announced when the governmental ban on large public meetings has been lifted. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3rdmad/members/  

5/2/2020 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 2, 10 AM
1009 Main Street, Tewksbury
 

5/3/2020 POSTPONED: Wakefield DTC Breakfast – Blue 2020 Vision: What’s at Stake?
Sunday, May 3, 8:30 – 11 AM
Four Points Sheraton, One Audubon Rd, Wakefield
The Wakefield DTC will be recognizing the Wakefield Human Rights Commission. The Breakfast will be held on May 3, 2020 at Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield 8:30 am-11:30 am. Tickets are $28 Students-$15. Guests include Congressman Seth Moulton and State Senator Jason Lewis. 

5/3/2020 Acton DTC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, May 3, 6:15 PM
Remote
Contact actondtc@gmail.com for details.  

*5/4/2020 Young Democrats of Massachusetts State House Update with Reps. Jack Lewis and Maria Robinson*
Monday, May 4, 3 PM
Remote
YDMA will be talking with two great young Democrats from the Massachusetts Legislature, State Reps. Jack Lewis and Maria Robinson from Framingham, about what the State House has been doing in response to COVID-19 and more. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/237001097415016/ 

*5/4/2020 Conversations with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep for the 3rd Bristol, & Friends*
Monday, May 4, 7 PM
Remote
Join Carol every Monday at 7:00pm until Election Day for a discussion and Q+A on the issues that matter most: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499959169169/ 

*5/5/2020 COVID Conversations with Ihssane Leckey*
Tuesday, May 5, 5 PM
Remote
Join Ihssane Leckey, candidate for Congress from Massachusetts, and guest co-hosts to stay up to date on COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, politics, and personal wellbeing: https://www.facebook.com/events/213976193389123/ 

*5/5/2020 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Una conversación sobre el alojamiento durante la crisis de COVID*
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 PM
Remote
Join the YDMA Latino Caucus, legislators, and advocacy groups for a conversation about COVID-19 https://www.facebook.com/events/779390622468563/ 

*5/6/2020 Mother’s Day-ish Let’s Talk Women’s Issues with Congresswomen Katherine Clark and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell*
Wednesday, May 6, 5:30 – 6 AM
Remote
Learn how the House is working to protect mothers, particularly those working

in essential industries, during the Pandemic and how candidates are reaching out to women as the election approaches. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2YpEVVI 

*5/6/2020 College Democrats of Massachusetts X Susan Moran, Candidate for State Senate Day of Action*
Wednesday, May 6, 6:15 AM
Remote
Join CDMA for a phone bank on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:15 pm for Su Moran, a candidate for State State in Plymouth and Barnstable. This will be followed by a conversation with the Democratic State Committee on how to elect more Democrats across MA. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/170184267593810/ 

*5/6/2020 South Shore Young Democrats Chapter May Virtual Meeting*
Wednesday, May 6, 7 PM
Remote
Join SSYD on Wednesday, May 6 for their monthly meeting at 7:00 pm to hear from Susan Moran and discuss how to get involved in her campaign with a special event coming up on Saturday, May 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/218367509408428/ 

5/7/2020 Immigrants’ Day (Virtually) at the State House Hosted by MIRA

Immigrants’ Day (Virtually) at the State House 2020

Immigrants’ Day (Virtually) at the State House 2020
Thursday, May 7, 11 AM
Remote
Join MIRA for a ~45-minute speaking program with built-in digital advocacy opportunities, followed by 45-minute regional “roundtables” with legislators co-hosted by MIRA member organizations. For security, registration is required; go to http://idsh.eventbrite.com.  

*5/7/2020 Western Massachusetts Young Democrats Trivia Night*
Thursday, May 7, 6 PM
Remote
Join the Western MA Young Democrats on May 7th for a night of socially distant trivia: https://www.facebook.com/events/3079791052078106/  

*5/7/2020 Women Engaged Virtual Event with Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator from ME Sara Gideon*
Thursday, May 7, 6 PM
Remote
Join Women Engaged in a virtual fundraising event for Democratic Senate Candidate Sara Gideon on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Sara Gideon, who is the current Maine Speaker of the House, is challenging Republican Senator Susan Collins for this critical seat. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3bUvqll 

*5/8/2020 Dan Sena, Candidate for State Rep, Virtual Day of Action with State Senator Jamie Eldridge*
Friday, May 8, 5:30 PM
Remote
Join Team via Zoom on 5/8 at 5:30 PM where they’ll kick off a day of action with Senator Jamie Eldridge! After remarks and a quick phone bank training, they’ll be making calls to voters in the 37th Middlesex. RSVP here: bit.ly/SenaDayofAction  

5/9/2020 CANCELED: Three Towns & Two Cities Breakfast
Saturday, May 9, 9 AM
Nicholson Hall, 9 Harris Street, Newburyport 01950
8:30 AM coffee/9:30 AM breakfast. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 when purchased at the door. For more information, contact Kathy Pasquina at kathypasq2@hotmail.com or (978) 270-0529. 

5/9/2020 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 9, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden
For more information, please contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

*5/9/2020 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, May 9, 10 AM
Remote
MDCC will be hosting their monthly meeting remotely, time subject to change. Call Dan Caruso, Chair 508-439-0927 or email mazdasp23@gmail.com for details.  

*5/11/2020 Conversations with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep for the 3rd Bristol, & Friends*
Monday, May 11, 7 PM
Remote
Join Carol every Monday at 7:00pm until Election Day for a discussion and Q+A on the issues that matter most: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499959169169/ 

*5/11/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Dave Cavell*
Monday, May 11, 8 PM
Remote
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Dave Cavell! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/456344371807171/  

5/13/2020 Braintree DTC Meeting
Wednesday, May 13, 7 PM
Remote
Email kathytuffy@braintreedems.org for the link to join  

5/16/2020 Democratic State Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 16, 10 AM
Remote
DSC Meeting to elect PLEO and At-Large Delegates to the 2020 National Convention. Ways to watch with be included closer to the date.  

*5/18/2020 Conversations with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep for the 3rd Bristol, & Friends*
Monday, May 18, 7 PM
Remote
Join Carol every Monday at 7:00pm until Election Day for a discussion and Q+A on the issues that matter most: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499959169169/ 

*5/18/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ben Sigel*
Monday, May 18, 8 PM
Remote
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Ben Sigel! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2541749202755943/ 

5/19/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 6:45 PM
The Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
 

5/19/2020 Littleton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM
Littleton Town Hall, Room 230, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton MA 01460.
Join the Littleton Democratic Town Committee for their regular business meeting. Contact Rob Hueston at rob@rghpc.com for more information.  

5/20/2020 Burlington DTC Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 7 PM
Town Hall Annex, 25 Center Street, Burlington
 

5/23/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee Reorganization
Saturday, May 23, 11 AM
Remote
More details will become available closer to the date. Contact Katherine.M.Wallace@gmail.com for details.  

5/24/2020 Progressive Mass Livestream: Reproductive Rights During Covid-19 & Beyond
Sunday, May 24, 7 PM
Remote
Join Progressive Mass and attorney Christine Bonardi for a discission about reproductive rights and the ROE Act during COVID-19. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2651214091794159/  

*5/25/2020 Conversations with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep for the 3rd Bristol, & Friends*
Monday, May 25, 7 PM
Remote
Join Carol every Monday at 7:00pm until Election Day for a discussion and Q+A on the issues that matter most: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499959169169 

*5/26/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Jake Auchincloss*
Tuesday, May 26, 8 PM
Remote
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Jake Auchincloss! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/540746433483280/ 

*6/1/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ihssane Leckey*
Monday, June 1, 8 PM
Remote
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Ihssane Leckey! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/872980836539208/ 

6/6/2020 Young Democrats of Massachusetts 2020 Convention
Saturday, June 6, 5 PM
Pipefitters Local 537, 40 Enterprise Street, 4th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, panels, social events, and more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068707146812805/ 

*6/9/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Becky Grossman*
Tuesday, June 9, 7 PM
Remote
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Becky Grossman! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/654200898749911/  

*6/15/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Candidate Alan Khazei*
Monday, June 15, 8 PM
Remote
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Alan Khazei! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2932492970121581/  

6/16/2020 Emerge MA 2020 Women of the Year Event
Tuesday, June 16, 5:30 – 8 PM
Foley & Lardner LLP, 111 Huntington Ave, Boston

Foley & Lardner LLC, 111 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02199
Save the date and join us in celebrating the inspiring work of Beth Boland, Partner at Foley and Lardner LLP, and State Representative Claire Cronin. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098963913629885/  

6/17/2020 Bellingham DTC ‘Summer Kick-Off’ Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 17, 6 – 9 PM
TBD
Join the Bellingham DTC for their ‘Summer Kick-Off’ fundraiser to support the committee and its scholarship fund. Hot & cold appetizers, cash bar. Tix: $20, contact Chair Kevin Tagliaferri at kevlaw2@verizon.net