February 7, 2020/Dispatch Archive

On to New Hampshire! Registration Deadline, Events & More.

Dear Democrats,

On to New Hampshire! 

Well, it’s certainly been quite the week, but we made it to the end. Now, our candidates are off to a state a little bit closer to home. With another #DemDebate tonight at 8 PM (you can stream it live on any of ABC’s digital platforms, including their website), there are plenty of things happening in the Granite State over the next few days. If you’re interested in getting involved in New Hampshire before the 2/11 primary, check with your preferred candidate’s campaign for upcoming events!

With the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, we just wanted to remind you: February 12, 2020 is the last day to register to vote before Massachusetts’ March 3rd Presidential Primary. (Fun Fact: 2/12 is also the last day to register as a Democrat if you’re thinking of running for delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention–and this weekend is the last weekend of Delegate Selection Trainings. Find more information in the Dispatch below, and here.) You can register to vote, update your registration, view your ballot, and find your polling place all on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

No matter who you’re supporting on Super Tuesday, get involved! Knock doors, call voters, or host a house party for your candidate–you’re not going to want to sit this election out. 

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

 

Ideas for Committees

Host a registration drive! With the deadline to register to vote in the 3/3 Massachusetts Presidential Primary right around the corner, consider registering voters at a local event or canvass unregistered voters near you. Check out our “Check the Box” handout for tips and tricks for registering voters in your neighborhood. Make sure you’re ready with pens, clipboards, and plenty of voter registration forms (which you can find here) in multiple languages. 

 

Upcoming Events

2/8/2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Chelsea

Saturday, February 8, AM

Chelsea Public Library, 569 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

569 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

Attendees will learn about the process to become a delegate to the National Convention. The training will also include presentations on the 2020 Census and “Check the Box,” our voter registration initiative. RSVP here: bit.ly/ChelseaDNCDel  

*2/8/2020 Marlborough DCC Meeting*
Saturday, February 8, 9:15 – 10 AM
New Horizons Assisted Living, 370 Hemenway St, Entrance Door C-Dining area, Marlborough
 

2/8/2020 2020 MassDems State Convention: Chair’s Caucus Training
Saturday, February 8, 10 AM
Remote
Join Chair Gus Bickford and Executive Director Veronica Martinez for an online training regarding the state convention caucus process. Learn how to run your caucus from start to finish and ask questions during an in-depth review of the new process to run your caucus on one ballot. Join the webinar here: bit.ly/28CaucusTraining  

2/8/2020 Holliston DTC Monthly Meeting
Saturday, February 8, 10 AM
Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington St
Join the Holliston DTC for their monthly meeting. 

*2/9/2020 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Campaign Kick-Off*
Sunday, February 9, 2 – 6 PM
Lost Shoe Brewing Co, Weed Street, Marlborough
Meet, greet and kick-off MDCC’s activities for the 2020 elections. Meet some candidates, their representatives, and recharge to begin election activities. Ticket donation of $10.00 at the door. RSVP to B. Allen at barbarapallen@comcast.net or (508) 341-5881  

2/9/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Newton
Sunday, February 9, 5 – 7 PM
Social Restaurant, 320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2snEtsX Contact: (617) 939-0800  

*2/10/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, February 10, 7 – 9 PM
FranklinTV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St, Franklin
 

2/11/2020 Billerica Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall, Room 110, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Join the Billerica DTC for their February meeting. Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com 

2/12/2020 2020 MassDems State Convention: Chair’s Caucus Training
Wednesday, February 12, 6 PM
Remote
Join Chair Gus Bickford and Executive Director Veronica Martinez for an online training regarding the state convention caucus process. Learn how to run your caucus from start to finish and ask questions during an in-depth review of the new process to run your caucus on one ballot. Join the webinar here: bit.ly/212CaucusTraining  

2/13/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 7 – 8 PM
Thayer Public Library, Logan Auditorium, 798 Washington Street, Braintree
Join the Braintree DTC and guest speakers Dr. Robbie Goldstein, candidate for MA 8; and Matt O’Brien, field organizer for Kennedy for Senate. Details: https://www.braintreedems.org/events  

2/13/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 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. 

2/15/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, February 15, 8 AM
10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Join the Greater Lowell Area Democrats and special guest State Rep. Ken Gordon for their meeting on 2/15. Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information.  

2/15/2020 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour
Saturday, February 15, 9 AM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 01536
Join the Grafton Democratic Town Committee for their informal coffee hour, generally the third Saturday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info.  

2/15/2020 Taunton Democratic Campaign Institute
Saturday, February 15, 10 AM
The District Center For The Arts, 15 Court St, Taunton, MA 02780
Regional DCIs provide candidates, campaign staff, and activists with opportunities for attendees to ask questions, receive hands-on training, and network with other local Democrats and campaign experts. RSVP here: bit.ly/DCITaunton 

2/17/2020 The Harwich Democratic Town Committee 21st Annual JFK President’s Day Brunch
Monday, February 17, 10 AM
1421 Orleans-Harwich Rd, Harwich MA 02645
The Harwich Democratic Town Committee invites you to the 21st Annual JFK President’s Day Brunch. During the breakfast they will honoring the 2019 Award Recipients: Judith Underwood, the Mabel Canto Democrat of the Year, and Harwich Conservation Trust, receiving the James Noonan Community Service Award. Seating is limited, please RSVP by 2/11 to madawaskamarvel@gmail.com or call (415) 420-6706. $25 per person. 

2/18/2020 Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Join the Pepperell Democratic Town Committee for their monthly meeting. Contact tjdem@charter.net for more information. 

*2/21/2020 Drinking Liberally, Co-hosted by the Fitchburg Democratic Town Committee*
Friday, February 21, 7 – 9 PM
River Styx Brewing, 166 Boulder Drive, Suite 112, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Join the Fitchburg DTC, Zachary Bos, and Aidan Horgan for Drinking Liberally, a night for Dems and allies to gather in person, have some drinks, and build community. Find more information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/194076661978657  

2/22/2020 Salem Democratic Campaign Institute
Saturday, February 22, 10 AM
135 Lafayette Apartments, 135 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
Regional DCIs provide candidates, campaign staff, and activists with opportunities for attendees to ask questions, receive hands-on training, and network with other local Democrats and campaign experts. RSVP here: bit.ly/SalemDCI 

2/23/2020 College Dems of MA Winter Leadership Summit
Sunday, February 23, 11 AM
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
This year, the College Dems of MA annual Winter Summit will focus on building leadership skills. They’ll have trainings, discussions, and speakers focused on leading the charge towards a successful 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/959959051056066/ 

*2/23/2020 Action Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Sunday, February 23, 6 PM
Spice Pepper Garden, 36 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720
 

2/24/2020 Lowell Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, February 24, 7 PM
East End Club, 15 W 4th St, Lowell, MA 01850
Join the Lowell Democratic City Committee for their general meeting. Contact Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net for more information. 

*2/24/2020 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Activist Night*
Monday, February 24, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481
Join the Wellesley Dems, Needham Campaigns, and Vote Forward for a night of activism. After their 7:00 pm business meeting, write letters and hear from candidates for state office and Act On MA about pending pieces of legislation at 8:15 PM. RSVP here: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/activist-night-6  

2/26/2020 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 26, 7 PM
Grand View Farm, 55 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803
 

2/26/2020 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting with State Senator Becca Rausch
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 PM
Natick Town Hall, 13 E Central St School Committee Training Room, Natick, MA 01760
Join the Natick Democratic Town Commitee and State Sen. Becca Rausch for a conversation about the Roe Act. This meeting is open to the public. 

*2/27/2020 Meet the Candidates for 37th Middlesex*
Thursday, February 27, 7 – 9 PM
Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough
Meet Danillo Seena and Dina Samfield, candidates for State Rep. for the 37th Middlesex district. Sponsored by the Boxborough and Acton DTCs. 

2/29/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee General Meeting
Saturday, February 29, 10 AM
East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St, Somerville, MA 02145
Join the Somerville Democratic City Committee for their general meeting. Contact info@somdems.org for more information. 

*2/29/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, February 29, 3 PM
Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road, Boxford (corner of Elm Street)
Agenda will include the election of representatives to the upcoming First Essex & Middlesex Senate District Conference. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078. 

*2/29/2020 Jimmy Tingle’s 2020 Vision: Why would a comedian run for office?*
Saturday, February 29, 8 PM
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge
Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision is a funny, thought provoking, and hopeful look at current politics through the experience of critically acclaimed comedian and two-time Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” winner, former commentator for 60 Minutes II, and 2018 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. 2 for 1 Discount good thru 2/14 with the code MassDems at JimmyTingle.com or 617-496-2222. 

3/3/2020 Massachusetts Presidential Primary
Tuesday, March 3, 7 – 8 PM
Find your polling location at bit.ly/MDPPollingPlace
Register to vote, update your information, or find your polling place at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm  

*3/7/2020 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, March 7, 10 AM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629 

*3/8/2020 Senator Pat Jehlen Re-election Kickoff with Songs of Resistance*
Sunday, March 8, 5 – 7 PM
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Light refreshments and conversation at 5 and between sets. Suggested donation: $25-$50 Sponsorships: $500-$250-$100 Contribute online at Electpatjehlen.org/donate or: CTE Pat Jehlen Committee, 67 Dane St., Somerville 02143 

*3/9/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, March 9, 7 – 9 PM
FranklinTV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St, Franklin
 

*3/14/2020 Malden Democrats Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony*
Saturday, March 14, 9 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden 02148
Details to come — please stay tuned, save the date, and make plans to join us for a hearty breakfast, bad jokes, rousing speeches, and awards for hardworking Democrats. For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

3/17/2020 Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Join the Pepperell Democratic Town Committee for their monthly meeting. Contact tjdem@charter.net for more information. 

*3/21/2020 A Call to Action on Housing: Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Conference*
Saturday, March 21, AM
Lasell University, Newton
This year’s conference kicks off with a panel of experts on housing, including Rep. Mike Connolly and Eric Shupin from CHAPA. Then we’ll break into working groups to sharpen advocacy skills for use on a range of topics (not just housing), including one on effective grassroots strategies for lobbying for legislative action. At lunch we’ll network with activists to get up to speed on crucial policy issues before us during rounds of our popular Issue Speed Dating program. Then, we’ll wrap up with a lively discussion on winning the fight for progressive leadership in the State Legislature — with retired State Rep. Jay Kaufman and Jordan Berg Powers of Mass Alliance. Suggested donation $25. Buffet lunch included. 

3/21/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, March 21, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Join the Greater Lowell Area Democrats and special guests Candidate for Congress (CD-6) Jamie Belsito and State Sen. Ed Kennedy for their meeting. Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu.