May 22, 2020/Dispatch Archive

DISPATCH: Special Elections, a Day of Action, Events, & More!

Dear Democrats,

Over the past few weeks, many of you have spent hours on the phones talking to voters about candidates in this spring’s special elections. Well, on Tuesday, Democrats John Velis and Susan Moran flipped their districts blue and became the newest members of the Massachusetts State Senate!

All your hard work paid off, but we’re not done yet. We have less than two weeks to make sure that Democrats Dan Sena and Carol Doherty win their races is Worcester & Middlesex Counties and Taunton & Easton.

Dan and Carol are fighting back against Trump loyalists handpicked by the MassGOP. But more importantly, they’re ready to bring their bright vision for the future to each of their districts and work for them on Beacon Hill. There are phonebanks (with exciting special guests) listed below–sign up and help our final push to Election Day!

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

Next Thursday, on May 28th, join Attorney General Maura Healey for a Virtual Day of Action to support Carol Doherty, candidate for State Rep. in the Third Bristol District!

Try recruiting 5 members of your committee for this night of conversation and calls. CLICK HERE to sign up

You can also use the Team Carol Toolkit to help promote the day of action online and with your committee! There are sample posts, emails, and graphics for you to use, so check it out!

 

Event details:

*5/27/2019 Wakefield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Monday, May 27, 7 PM

Remote

Contact mehreennb@gmail.com for details.  

*5/23/2020 Coffee with Courtney Madden, Candidate for Register of Probate, Norfolk County*
Saturday, May 23, 9 AM
Remote
Join Courtney Madden Candidate for Register of Probate, Norfolk County, for a weekly meeting and conversation. RVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/242648347059436/  

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 Phone Bank for Dan Sena, Candidate for State Rep. in the 37th Middlesex District, with State Rep. Tami Gouveia*
Tuesday, May 26, 5 PM
Remote
RSVP here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/ATI7aOcrPE2h7QobTBDDXQ2 

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/ 

*5/27/2020 A Virtual Town Hall with Ben Sigel, MA-04 Congressional Candidate: Disparities & Inequalities Being Exposed & Exacerbated*
Wednesday, May 27, 12 PM
Remote
Join Ben Sigel, candidate for Congress in the 4th Congressional District, and Derrick Young Jr., Betty Francisco and Leverett Wing for an important discussion on the disparities and inequalities being exposed and exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/691800801637555/  

*5/27/2020 Virtual Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren and Indivisible to Demand Safe Voting*
Wednesday, May 27, 5 PM
Remote
RSVP to join a virtual town hall & livestream with Elizabeth Warren, Indivisible, and special guests on how to take action in every state to demand safe voting during the pandemic: http://ewar.ren/TownHall-RSVP 

*5/27/2020 Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision: “EveryDistrict” Co-Founders Nicole Hobbs and Drew Morrison*
Wednesday, May 27, 7 PM
Remote
Comedy & Conversation as Jimmy performs and interviews “EveryDistrict” Co-Founders Nicole Hobbs and Drew Morrison. EveryDistrict was founded in early 2017 to rebuild the Democratic party from the states up. RSVP here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/everydistrict-jimmytingle 

*5/28/2020 Virtual Day of Action with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep. in the Third Bristol District and Attorney General Maura Healey*
Thursday, May 28, 5 PM
Remote
Join Team Carol and AG Maura Healey for a virtual kick-off on Zoom and a night of calls. RSVP here: bit.ly/TeamCarolDayofAction 

*5/28/2020 Phone Bank for Dan Sena, Candidate for State Rep. in the 37th Middlesex District, with State Rep. Jon Santiago*
Thursday, May 28, 6 PM
Remote
RSVP here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/sNlbA8ZYE0qxd9raKvTa_w2 

*5/28/2020 A Force Multiplier Online Screening: Capturing the Flag and a Conversation About Voter Suppression in North Carolina*
Thursday, May 28, 7 PM
Remote
Join Force Multiplier for Popcorn & Politics: Online Screening of Capturing the Flag. A panel and Q&A with producer Laverne Berry and Advocate Steve Miller will follow the film. Admission is $15.00. All funds will benefit. Democracy NC and You Can Vote. RSVP/donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier2020capturingtheflag 

*5/28/2020 Mental Health in Greater Lowell: A Virtual Town Hall with Lisa Arnold, Candidate for State Representative in the 17th Middlesex District*
Thursday, May 28, 7 PM
Remote
In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, join Lisa Arnold, candidate for State Representative in the 17th Middlesex district of Massachusetts, for a Virtual Town Hall on Mental Health in Greater Lowell. Featuring panelists from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC), the Social Emotional Learning program at Lowell Public Schools, and more. RSVP to: https://bit.ly/mentalhealthlowell 

*5/29/2020 Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision: Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District.*
Friday, May 29, 6:30 PM
Remote
Comedy & Conversation as Jimmy performs and interviews Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. RSVP here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tingle520 

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/ 

*6/3/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Virtual Meeting*
Wednesday, June 3, 7 PM
Remote
This meeting will be held by Zoom. Agenda and joining information will be emailed a week in advance to our committee and friends list. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078.  

*6/4/2020 GraftonDems Virtual “Meet the Candidates” Event*
Thursday, June 4, 8:30 PM
Remote
Meet Grafton’s candidates for Select Board and Town Moderator. Candidate will address the entire audience, then split up into breakout rooms, each with one candidate and a handful of attendees.

RSVP to chair@graftondemocrats.com for Zoom meeting link. 

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