May 15, 2020/Dispatch Archive

DISPATCH: GOTV Weekend, Virtual DTC Meetings, & More!

Dear Democrats,

We have a little over 4 days to flip the Republican-held State Senate seats on the Cape & South Shore and in western Massachusetts bright blue. Democrats John Velis and Susan Moran have what it takes to win big on Election Day, Tuesday, May 19th, but they’re counting on you to propel them over the finish line.

Both candidates are taking on Trump-loyalists in these purple districts, and it’s so important that we have Democrats in office during times like these. So, here are 5 things you can do right now to make sure Democrats win on Election Day:

  1. Sign up for a phone banking shift. What do we do when we can’t knock doors? We make calls! This is the most important thing you can do to make sure folks vote by Tuesday, CLICK HERE to view upcoming phone banks.
  2. Try a little relational organizing. Live in the district? Know people that do? Just want to help recruit volunteers? Take out your phone right now and text 5 people about getting involved before Election Day.
  3. Help folks vote safely. Especially if you live in-district, educate your friends and family on vote-by-mail and social distancing at the polls, (Yes, they will be open with extra precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.)
  4. Show your support on social media. Tell us why you’re supporting Su Moran and John Velis on Twitter and Facebook! Nothing tells your story better than a quick, selfie-style video. Remember, if your tweet doesn’t have #mapoli, it doesn’t exist.
  5. Make a contribution. We’re in the final stretch, and a small contribution can go a long way. The campaigns have had to make a lot of adjustments over the past few months, and could use your support. Make a donation to Su Moran or John Velis today.

Right now, making calls to voters is our top priority. Not only is it the best way to reach voters and talk about our incredible candidates, it’s also a way to check-in on folks during a time that can feel a little lonely. It’s not just about votes, it’s about showing compassion and providing comfort as well.

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

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
MassDems Communications Manager

Ideas for Committees

The best way to make sure Democrats win on Tuesday is to recruit 5 members of your committee to commit to a phone banking shift before Election Day on May 19th. We might not be able to knock doors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk to voters. Phone banking is the next best thing, and you can do it safely from your home.

Want to host a phone bank of your own? Contact MassDems Special Elections Coordinator Erin Buechele at erin@massdems.org. Don’t stop at sending the virtual phone bank link around–schedule a virtual kick-off and hangout on Zoom for your committee! Encourage folks to share their experience in the chat as they make calls.

Event details:

*5/15/2020 Virtual Fundraiser with Congressman Seth Moulton and Gina Ortiz Jones*

Friday, May 15, 6:30 PM

Remote

Join Congressman Seth Moulton & Serve America PAC for a virtual fundraiser with special guest, Gina Ortiz Jones (Candidate, TX-23). RSVP here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sapgoj043020 

5/16/2020 Grafton Dems Socially Distant Coffee Hour
Saturday, May 16, 9 AM
Remote
Informal social event, generally the third Saturday of the month. Chat about politics and other topics with fellow Democrats. RSVP to chair@graftondemocrats.com for Zoom meeting link. 

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.  

*5/16/2020 Eastham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, May 16, 10 AM
Remote
Eastham Dems will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Saturday, May 16 at 10 AM. For information about how to register to attend our Zoom meeting, email easthamdems@gmail.com  

5/16/2020 High School Democrats New England Summit
Saturday, May 16, 3 PM
Remote
The Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire High School Democrats are excited to announce the 2020 New England Summit! Register at this link: bit.ly/NEsummit 

5/17/2020 Force Multiplier Meet and Greet Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) with an introduction by Gov. Deval Patrick
Sunday, May 17, 4 PM
Remote
Join Force Multiplier for a meet and greet with Rep. Lauren Underwood with an introduction from former MA Gov. Deval Patrick. RSVP for the link: https://bit.ly/2L8klkG 

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 City Committee Reorganization Meeting*
Saturday, May 23, 11 AM
Remote
SDCC will be electing a Chair, Female Vice Chair, Male Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Diversity/Affirmative Action Chair. If you’re interested in running, email current Chair Diane Masters at Diane.Masters@gmail.com. For more information or the Zoom link, email katherine.m.wallace@gmail.com  

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/ 

5/30/2020 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 30, 10 AM
Remote
Contact cathymdwyer@gmail.com for the link. 

5/31/2020 Virtual Meet and Greet with Carolyn Bourdeaux for Congress, Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
Sunday, May 31, 3:30 PM
Remote
Carolyn will be joined by her sister Margaret, a medical doctor at the Harvard Kennedy School specializing in public health, who will help answer questions about COVID-19 and contact tracing in MA. RSVP for the link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wel2020 

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/ 

6/6/2020 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Convention Happy Hour
Saturday, June 6, 5 PM
Remote
Join YDMA convention (virtual) happy hour! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/243449300064037/ 

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/  

*6/9/2020 Wrentham DTC Meeting with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ihssane Leckey*
Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 PM
Remote
Join Wrentham DTC’s monthly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ihssane Leckey. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/829410607583016/  

*6/13/2020 Holliston Democratic Town Committeee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, June 13, 10 AM
Remote
Contact Chair Lisa Kaplan at lisabbk@verizon.net for details 

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/  

6/17/2020 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  

*7/11/2020 Holliston Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, July 11, 10 AM
Remote
Contact Chair Lisa Kaplan at lisabbk@verizon.net for details