November 22, 2019/Dispatch Archive

Upcoming Holiday Parties! Events & More.

Dear Democrats,

The Democratic Presidential Debate earlier this week showed once again that Democrats are focused on issues affecting Americans. Our candidates are ready to get to work on equal rights for all; access to high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare; protecting a woman’s right to choose; a world-class public education system; an economy that works for everyone; environmental and climate justice; and affordable, and reliable public transportation. The next debate will be on December 19th — if your town or ward committee will be hosting a watch party, let us know by emailing events@massdems.org and we’ll list it in the Dispatch!

As December approaches, keep in mind that some town and ward committees do not meet. Instead, they host holiday parties to wrap up the end of the year. Be sure to confirm whether your local committee is meeting or not and let us know if we should change an event or add one so the Dispatch is up to date!

We hope you enjoy Thanksgiving next week!

Sincerely,

Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

P.S. Since next week is a holiday week, please send us your events to events@massdems.org by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26th.  

 

Ideas for Committees: Host a Holiday Party!

Many committees are holding holiday parties to bring together members, raise funds for their work, celebrate the efforts of activists, hear from elected officials, and strategize for 2020. If your committee isn’t already planning an end-of-year holiday party, considering holding one! A seasonal event like this is also a great opportunity to partner with neighboring committees to build connections and draw a larger crowd! If your committee is holding an event, be sure to send it into events@massdems.org so we can promote it in the Dispatch!

 

Holiday Party Announcement from Kate Donaghue – Save the Date

The Westborough Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party will be held on December 8th at the Red Heat in Westborough. It is always a fun gathering of activists, elected officials, candidates, and more! We have moved the event to earlier in the day this year. I usually talk about it in the Dispatch, and it is still one of the perks of having been editor in chief of Donaghue’s Democratic Dispatch for almost twenty years! Details are in the calendar section below. Watch next week’s Dispatch for updated information. 

Kate Donaghue, Editor Emeritus

 

From Kate Donaghue, Sad News – Susan Fargo, Bill Pasquina and Henry Twiggs

We have lost some good people recently. It is with sadness that I share the following information.

Bill Pasquina, the husband of my very dear friend and DSC colleague Kathy Pasquina, passed away on November 9. Bill was an attorney who was proud of his working fighting for injured workers. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30, at 1 p.m., at the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport. You can read more here

Former State Senator Susan Fargo passed away on November 15th. Susan was elected to eight consecutive terms in the Massachusetts State Senate serving the 3rd Middlesex district (the 5th Middlesex district prior to 2003) from 1997-2012. She proudly wore out three pairs of shoes during her first campaign walking the nine towns in her district, introducing herself to her constituents in order to win as a Democrat in a traditionally Republican district. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 3 pm at the First Parish Church, 4 Bedford Road, Lincoln. You can read more here. 

Henry Twiggs, Democratic State Committee Member, passed away on November 21. Henry was a Springfield City Councilor and was active in Democratic Party politics, serving on the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee and was a former chairman of the Springfield City Democratic Committee. I knew Henry for many years, joining him at National and State Conventions. I’ve learned more about him reading the tributes that are appearing throughout the Springfield area. You can read more here.

Kate Donaghue, Editor Emeritus

 

Event details:

11/15/2019 Wayland Dems Breakfast
Friday, November 15, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland
All welcome for this informal monthly event. Stop by anytime between 7-9am for coffee and conversation. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com 

11/16/2019 Billerica, Rowley, and Wenham Townhalls with Congressman Seth Moulton
Saturday, November 16, AM
Billerica, Rowley, and Wenham
Congressman Moulton is hosting three townhalls on Novemeber 16th. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM in Billierica (details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2856014877766457/ ), 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Rowley (details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432306324041248/ ), and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in Wenham (details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586573814813431/ ). 

11/16/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour
Saturday, November 16, 9 – 10 AM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 0153
Informal coffee hour, generally the third Saturday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info 

11/16/2019 Legislative Coffee with Franklin County Legislators
Saturday, November 16, 10 – 12 PM
Element Brewing Company, 16 Bridge St, Millers Falls
Senator Adam Hinds, Representative Paul Mark, Senator Jo Comerford, and Representative Natalie Blais will answer questions and talk about what’s happening on Beacon Hill. The event is free and open to the public, so please spread the word and feel welcome to bring any burning concerns of your own. Free refreshments! Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Franklin County and the Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407841706526748/ 

11/16/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 10 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

11/16/2019 Springfield Ward 2 Dems Committee Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 11 AM
Cityline Cafe Springfield, 9 Rimmon Ave, Springfield
The Ward 2 committee will be holding biennial elections for officers and adapting the sample bylaws they adopted two years ago when the committee was organized. They’ll also be discussing plans to begin canvassing active Democratic voters in the ward to introduce them to the committee ahead of the 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/990152844650788/ 

11/16/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, November 16, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER. Robert Isadore, Chairman, velore20@gmail.com 

11/16/2019 Campaign Kickoff for Michelle Mullet for State Rep – 20th Middlesex District
Saturday, November 16, 7 – 9 PM
Dos Lobos, 303 Main Street, North Reading
Join Michelle Mullet for a kickoff celebration for her 2020 campaign. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/471432367049186 

11/17/2019 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 – 12 PM
The Residence at Orchard Grove, 258 Walnut Street, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Please join the Shrewsbury DTC this year as they honor Kathleen M. Keohane (The Mary Jordalen Award for Distinguished Service), Mark Adler (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Mary Colby (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Emma Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), Thomas Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), and Max German (Outstanding Youth Award). Individual Event Tickets $40, various sponsorship levels also available. RSVP by 11/3. Tickets, sponsorship details, and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rooseveltshrewsbury 

11/17/2019 Meet and Greet with Jesse Mermell Candidate for MA-4
Sunday, November 17, 12 – 1 PM
Camp Everwood, 125 Lakeview St, Sharon
Join Jesse Mermell for a meet and greet to learn more about her campaign for Congress. Bring your kids, friends, parents, dogs and cats. Contact: info@jessemermell.co 

11/17/2019 Pizza Party with Rep Lori Ehrlich
Sunday, November 17, 2 – 4 PM
Uno Pizzeria 970 Paradise Road Swampscott
Join Rep Ehrlich for pizza and to support her re-election campaign. Secure online contributions to the Committee to Elect Lori Ehrlich can be made at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lori-a–ehrlich-1 or by check at the door. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/668408630350226 RSVP: votelori@gmail.com 

11/17/2019 Somerville Town Hall with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Sunday, November 17, 2 – 3 PM
East Somerville – Address provided upon RSV
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congresswoman-ayanna-pressley-somerville-town-hall-registration-79537174831 No walk-ins, RSVP is required. You can submit a question to the Congresswoman in advance of the event here: https://forms.gle/Poo2JWX3NSs8zdYHA Contact: erina.colombo@mail.house.gov 

11/17/2019 Brookline Campaign Kick Off for Jesse Mermell for MA-4 with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Sunday, November 17, 4 – 6 PM
Washington Square Tavern, 714 Washington St, Brookline
Join Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Jesse Mermell for an event supporting her campaign for the 4th Congressional District. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20191117_tavern Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/395910344630312/ 

11/18/2019 Reception for Senator Brendan Crighto
Monday, November 18, 5 – 7 PM
Lynn Museum 590 Washington Street, Lyn
Please join us for a Campaign Reception featuring food, music, and a cash bar. To donate please visit https://www.brendancrighton.com or mail checks to CTE Brendan Crighton, 9 Purdon Ave., Lynn, MA 01905. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/494113901178613/ 

11/18/2019 Reception for Senator Brendan Crighton
Monday, November 18, 5 – 7 PM
Lynn Museum 590 Washington Street Lynn
Please join State Senator Brendan Crighton for a Campaign Reception featuring food, music, and a cash bar. To donate please visit brendancrighton.com or mail checks to CTE Brendan Crighton, 9 Purdon Ave., Lynn, MA 01905. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/494113901178613/ 

11/18/2019 Reception for Senator Julian Cyr
Monday, November 18, 5:30 – 7 PM
Anejo Mexican Bistro, 599 Main Street, Hyannis
Join Senator Cyr in support of his re-election campaign. If you are interested in joining the host committee or have other questions, please email sharon@durkanconsulting.com. As always, all are welcome to attend. Tickets and details: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/anejocyr19 

11/18/2019 North Shore Young Democrats Board Elections
Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM
Gulu-Gulu Café 247 Essex Street Salem
They will be having their November meeting, including elections for a new chapter board! https://www.facebook.com/events/417645658945459/ 

11/18/2019 Wayland Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM
110 Grill in Wayland, 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
Social 6:30pm/business meeting starts 7pm. Please RSVP to waylanddems@gmail.com 

11/18/2019 Lowell DCC Meeting
Monday, November 18, 7 PM
East End Club, 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net 

11/19/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, AM
First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September through July. Contact: Ward5Boston@gmail.com Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/17 

11/19/2019 Reception for Jimmy Coughlin for Norfolk County Sheriff
Tuesday, November 19, 5 – 6 PM
Bella Costa Ristorante, 147 Cochituate Road, Framingham, Massachusetts
Join the MA COA PAC & Fmr. Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis for a reception honors Jimmy Coughlin. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the door. Please make checks payable to CTE James Coughlin for Sheriff, 36 Netta Road, Dedham, MA 02026. Contributions can be made online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-jimmy-coughlin-1 

11/19/2019 Reception for State Rep. Tram Nguyen
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 PM
Tewksbury Country Club, Cypress Room, 1880 Main Street (Route 38), Tewksbury
State Rep. Tram Nguyen was first elected almost a full year ago. Join her for a fall fundraiser to reflect on the past year and prepare for her re-election campaign. Suggested contribution levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. Donate online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tramfallfundraiser19 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000331093650380 

11/19/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Contact: Tom McGrath at tjdem@charter.net 

11/19/2019 MetroWest Democratic Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 7 – 8 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westborough
The MetroWest Democratic Coalition are very excited to welcome Susan Labandibar of SwingLeft to their meeting. Susan will talk about what SwingLeft does to help elect Democrats and how to become involved at multiple levels, in MA and across the country. The MWDems has re-organized to network Democrats and their town committees in and around the Middlesex-Worcester Senate District to support local, statewide, and national candidates. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527268527850055 

11/19/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com . @@ 

11/19/2019 Mansfield Monthly Democratic Town Committee
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Mansfield Public Library 255 Hope St, Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048
Guest Speaker: Former State Treasurer Steve Grossman, representing the Presidential Campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The public is invited to all meetings and events. Mansfield area Democrats are especially welcome. More information: www.mansfielddems.org Contact: mansfielddems@gmail.com or Chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337745350444299/ 

11/20/2019 Andover DTC Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 7 – 8 PM
Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central St, Andover, Massachusetts 01810
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2602538859973311/ 

11/20/2019 Mrs. Belsito Goes to Washington Birthday Bash – Candidate for MA-6
Wednesday, November 20, 7 – 9 PM
The Studio at the International Martial Arts, 30 Main Street, Topsfield
Join Jamie for her Birthday Bash fundraiser. $25 donation suggested. Checks made payable to Belsito for Congress or online payment: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jamiegoestowashington Details: https://www.evite.com/event/018BOPEFZGOJHY2ZIEPJ5HU4L7BJ3Q/rsvp 

11/20/2019 Whitman Democratic Debate Watch Party
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 – 10 PM
Old Colony Brewing, 605 Bedford St, Whitman
Stop by and watch the Democratic Debate with the Whitman Democratic Town Committee. Debate begins at 8pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/549267995836511/ 

11/20/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Debate Watch Party
Wednesday, November 20, 8 – 11 PM
Cape Ann Brewing, 11 Rogers St, Gloucester
The Gloucester City Democratic City Committee is hosting a Democratic Debate Watch Party. All are welcome to attend this community social. Attendees will be able to purchase beverages and something tasty from the Brewery’s menu. Join them for food, drinks, and the debate! Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/984489175283232/ or email vicechair@gloucesterdemocrats.org 

11/20/2019 Debate Watch Party with the Somerville Democratic City Committee
Wednesday, November 20, 8:45 – 11 PM
Jae’s Cafe – Davis Square, 243 Elm St, Somerville
RSVP for the Debate at https://www.somdems.org/democratic_debate_watch_party_11_20_19 This event is sponsored by the Ward 6 and Ward 7 committees and is open to all in Somerville. Contact: info@somdems.org 

11/21/2019 Mass Alliance 2019 Boston Celebration of Progressive Champions
Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 8 PM
TBA
Celebrate progressive champions and victories after the 2019 municipal elections, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020! Keynote speakers: Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, State Senator Becca Rausch, and School Committee Member Lizbeth Deselm. Tickets: $50. Limited number of $35 tickets available for Activists/Students etc. upon request (email martha@massalliance.org to request a ticket). Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNDI= RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/753135768461175/ 

11/21/2019 Falmouth Event For Bill Keating
Thursday, November 21, 6 – 8 PM
The Flying Bridge, 220 Scranton Ave, Falmouth
Host Committee Representative Dylan Fernandes, Commissioner Mary Pat Flynn, Commissioner Leon Brathwaite, Selectwoman Megan English Braga, Selectwoman Susan Moran, Lou Cerrone, Jim Devers, Paul Houlihan, Rafiq Islam, Amy Kullar, Maggie Van Sciver, and Bill Zammer cordially invite you to a reception in support of Congressman Bill Keating. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/falmouthevent Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/559014504846252/ 

11/21/2019 Climate Crisis and the North Shore with the Beverly DCC
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 – 8 PM
Beverly Senior Center 90 Colon Street Beverly
Please join distinguished speakers for this important forum on Climate Change: Emily Flaherty, Director of School to Sea Salem Sound Coastwatch; Noel Healy, Assoc. Professor of Geography and Sustainability at Salem State University; The Beverly High School Democrats. Contact: bhannable@bevdems.org 

11/21/2019 November Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 PM
HCAM Television, 77 Main St, Hopkinton
Newcomers welcome! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421872661321702/ Contact: darlenehayes@yahoo.com 

11/21/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee November Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 7 – 8 PM
239 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA
The monthly meeting of the Bourne Democratic Town Committee. Meetings are open to the public, all are welcome. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709612182883619/ 

11/21/2019 Post-Election Wrap-Up with the Waltham Democratic City Committee
Thursday, November 21, 7 – 9 PM
Waltham Democratic City Committee 52 Tolman Street, Waltham
Come share wrap-up on the latest election cycle and hear from Senate Candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan. Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/19. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362637220579356/ 

*11/22/2019 Campaign Kickoff for Susan Moran for State Senate (Plymouth and Barnstable)*
Friday, November 22, 6 – 8 PM
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Rd, Falmouth
Join Susan Moran as she kicks off her campaign for State Senate. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452832881558926/ 

11/22/2019 Kickoff For John Mahoney for Plymouth/Barnstable District State Senate
Friday, November 22, 6 – 8 PM
Pembroke Country Club, 94 W Elm St, Pembroke
Join John Mahoney as he kicks off his campaign for State Senate for the Plymouth/Barnstable District. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2430619127055377 

11/22/2019 Becky Coletta for State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable District Campaign Kickoff
Friday, November 22, 7 – 10 PM
Three V, 10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 253, Plymouth
Join Becky to help kick off her campaign for State Senate. Donations of any amount gratefully accepted. Please RSVP so they can provide the restaurant with an accurate headcount: https://www.beckycoletta.com/coletta_campaign_kickoff For questions or to volunteer please email Campaign Manager Jessica Rushing at rushingjm@gmail.co 

11/23/2019 Cape and Islands Democratic Council Executive Board Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 10 – 12 PM
CapeSpace, 100 Independence Dr, Hyannis
They will plan lots of time for breakouts into groups, so they encourage everyone to attend if able. Contact: Mark@capedemocrats.org 

11/23/2019 Springfield Ward 8 DCC Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 10 – 11 AM
117 Main St, Indian Orchard, Springfield
The Springfield Ward 8 Democrats monthly meeting will be held on a regular basis every 4th Saturday of the month. Details:https://www.facebook.com/events/488868624985145/ @@ 

*11/24/2019 Middleboro Holiday Brunch with Congessman Bill Keating*
Sunday, November 24, 11 – 1 PM
Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274, 24 High St, Middleboro
Join Congressman Bill Keating for a Holiday Brunch. Please bring a Non-Perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry. Please RSVP to Jim Quigley at (781) 812-8032 Tickets: Sponsor: $50, Friend $25, Guest $15 Purchse tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/middleboroholiday Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/542187009874651/ 

11/24/2019 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Annual General Membership Meeting & Social
Sunday, November 24, 3 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton St, Framingham
At their annual meeting, the Bay State Stonewall Dems will be electing individuals to the following positions: Male-Identifying Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Members of the Board of Directors (Number to be selected by a vote of the General Membership). This event is sponsored by State Rep. Jack Lewis. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402999010637341/ 

11/24/2019 Groton DTC “Friend-raiser” with State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy
Sunday, November 24, 4 – 6 PM
Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main Street, Groton
State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy will be discussing the environmental bills filed this year and what can be done at the municipal level and by local activists to promote environmental issues. This event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com @@ https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ @@ https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee @@ 

11/25/2019 Pizza and Politics with the Sterling Democrats
Monday, November 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, Sterling
Pizza and refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Sterling Democratic Committee and their commitment to serving the community. Bring your family and friends and get to know the committee over their other commitment of serving delicious pizza. Contact: Fionuala Dullea at 978-333-2348 or griffonlula@gmail.com  

11/25/2019 Marblehead DTC’s How to Disagree—With Civility: A Workshop
Monday, November 25, 7 – 9 PM
Marblehead Community Center 10 Humphrey Street Marblehead
In this interactive workshop, the Marblehead DTC will discuss and share tools to support being able to Listen In to Listen To. You will learn how to apply these tools to support you in listening and speaking effectively to people or groups with whom you may disagree. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/424433541559566/ 

11/25/2019 Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Democratic Alliance Meeting
Monday, November 25, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford Street, Medway
This meeting will replace the usual December meeting of the MNW Alliance. The guest speaker will be Senator Ed Markey, candidate for re-election and possibly one other candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives. They will be in the second meeting room near the bar. Please RSVP to: pgyorkis@gmail.com 

11/25/2019 Reading Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, November 25, 7 – 8 PM
Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading
Join the Reading DTC for an update from State Senator Jason Lewis. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715580355586958 

12/1/2019 3rd Annual Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Rep. Higgins
Sunday, December 1, 12 – 2 PM
Leominster Veterans’ Memorial Center, 100 West St, Leominster
Join State Representative Natalie Higgins for her Third Annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus. This year, they’ll be collecting new and gently used children’s & YA books (ages 0 – 18) for Leominster families. Bring a new or gently used children’s book and get a printed photo with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457516317740830 

*12/1/2019 Bedford DTC Holiday Social*
Sunday, December 1, 2 – 4 PM
Red Heat Tavern, 152 Great Rd, Bedford
Join the Bedford DTC for their Holiday Social. Appetizers will be provided. Contact: bedfordmassdems@gmail.com 

12/1/2019 Belmont DTC Jingle with Tingle Fundraiser
Sunday, December 1, 5 – 7 PM
TBA
Save the Date! Renowned comic, candidate and actor Jimmy Tingle, will perform at the BDTC’s first annual December fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Belmont High School seniors. Details to come.   

*12/1/2019 Acton DTC Meeting*
Sunday, December 1, 6 PM
Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720
This is the combined November/December meeting for the Acton DTC. Representatives of the town and school communities will make fifteen minute presentations on the proposed North Acton Fire Station and the Douglas/Gates Twin School respectively. Contact: actondems@gmail.com 

*12/1/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, December 1, 6 PM
Saugus Public Safety Building, 27 Hamilton Avenue, Saugus
Join the Saugus DTC for their December meeting. Contact: lincoln66in56@verizon.ne 

12/2/2019 State Rep Jack Lewis’ Birthday Celebration
Monday, December 2, 6 – 8 PM
Springdale Beer Co.,102 Clinton St, Framingham
Celebrate Rep Jack Lewis’ birthday and support his campaign. There will be food, on tap Springdale Beer Co. brews, and birthday cake. This is a family-friendly event! Suggested donation: $25 – $50 – $100 – $250 – $500 – $1,000. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jackbirthday2019 or mail checks to: Committee to Elect Jack Lewis, PO Box 373, Ashland, MA 01721. RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407542916831872/ 

12/2/2019 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting/Holiday Party
Monday, December 2, 7 PM
WCTV, 10 Waltham St. Wilmington
Join the Wilmington DTC for their December meeting and holiday party. They encourage attendees to bring something to share (cookies/cake/apple cider etc.) and a toy for Toys For Tots. Contact them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems/ 

*12/3/2019 A Conversation with Stacey Abrams*
Tuesday, December 3, 6 PM
JFK Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorchester, 02125
Hear from Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House Democratic Leader and 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, about her distinguished career and her continued work on voting rights and social issues. RSVP here (free event): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-stacey-abrams-tickets-74833576241 

*12/3/2019 Holiday Reception for Treasurer Deb Goldberg*
Tuesday, December 3, 6 PM
Copley Room at Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116
RSVP and details: ellis.j.brewster@gmail.com or 508-728-1510 

*12/3/2019 Support Voter Empowerment in Battleground States with Force Multiplier*
Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 – 8 PM
Brookline – RSVP for Address
A Fundraiser for the Movement Voter Project’s Movement Engagement Fund with MVP Advisors Tony Mack and Tom Mendelsohn. Help support groups working on the ground in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona. Tickets/RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ttforcemultiplierc3 

12/4/2019 Breakfast w/ Speaker DeLeo hosted by Rep. Cutler & Rep. LaNatra
Wednesday, December 4, 8:30 – 10 AM
Tiny & Sons Glass, 575 Washington St, Pembroke
Join Reps Cutler and LaNatra for a great networking opportunity with South Shore business leaders and special guest Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo. Coffee, conversation & a delicious breakfast catered by Fork in the Road catering. Plymouth County Treasurer Tom O’Brien will also be joining to provide an update from his perspective as CFO of the county. TICKETS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE RESERVE IN ADVANCE. More details and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-networking-breakfast-with-speaker-deleo-co-hosted-by-rep-josh-cutler-tickets-76058297415 or here: https://www.kathylanatra.com/breakfast 

*12/4/2019 State Rep Dan Donahue’s Winter Cocktail Event*
Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 8 PM
Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St, Worcester
Join State Rep Dan Donahue (16th Worcester District) for a winter cocktail reception. Suggested contributions: $50, $100, $200, $500. Donations: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/donahuewinter19 Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/582006295970072/ 

12/4/2019 Mayor Martin Walsh’s 6th Annual Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 4, 6 PM
Exchange Conference Center, 212 Northern Ave., Boston
Please join Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Lorrie Higgins for a fun filled evening of friends and holiday cheer at the Sixth Annual Holiday Cocktail Party. The Mayor & Ms. Higgins encourage attendees to bring a new of gently used winter coat for all ages to benefit the City of Boston’s Homeless Shelters. Suggested donation: $100, $200, $500, $1000. Contact: info@martywalsh.org RSVP here: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-701801449481515827 

12/5/2019 Mayor Dan Rivera’s Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, December 5, 6 – 9 PM
The Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal Street, Lawrence
Music * Food * Fun* Cash Bar. Suggested contribution: $25 | $50 | $100 | Families $35 | Table $1,000. Donation may be made on-line at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20191205_riveraholiday or by sending a check, made payable to the Dan Rivera Committee to: The Committee to Elect Dan Rivera, P.O. Box 3135, Lawrence, MA 01842. To RSVP, please email DLM@DLMStrategies.com 

12/5/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee December Meeting
Thursday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM
T.C. Scoops, 104 Main Street, Medway Shopping Center, Route 109, Medway
Monthly meeting of the Medway DTC, note the unusual date and location. Contact: email@medwaydemocrats.org 

*12/5/2019 Newton Democrats General Meeting*
Thursday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM
72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands
Candidates for MA’s 4th Congressional district will be speaking at this meeting. They will also take up a resolution to support the Newton Teachers Association’s campaign for a fair contract – a resolution that was unanimously passed by the Executive Committee of the Newton Dems earlier this month. Doors open at 7:00 pm for set up and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Contact: shawn@newtondems.org 

*12/6/2019 Ashland DTC Holiday Party*
Friday, December 6, 5:30 – 8 PM
Leah Estate Clubhouse 12 Haven Way, Ashland
Join the Ashland DTC for their annual holiday party as they celebrate a year of hard work by local Democrats, and gear up for 2020. RSVP here: http://evite.me/ajDQ1jTwMc Please use this survey to tell them what you can bring: https://forms.gle/HL4tnHTUXNdY7dwN6 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/429453051281720/ 

*12/7/2019 Chatham Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party*
Saturday, December 7, AM
Chatham
Join the Chatham DTC for their Holiday Party. RSVP for details: edalmolen625@comcast.net 

*12/7/2019 Indivisible Conference 2019 – To 2020 and Beyond with Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley*
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 – 5 PM
Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St, Worcester
Join Indivisible MA for workshops, panels, and speakers, as well as opportunities for statewide networking with other activists. Cost $35, plus optional $10 lunch. More information: https://www.indivisible-ma.org/convening-2019/ To volunteer: https://www.indivisible-ma.org/volunteer/ If your organization is interested in participating, let them know here: https://www.indivisible-ma.org/table-signup Purchase tickets here: https://www.indivisible-ma.org/register/ 

*12/7/2019 Plymouth Democratic Town Committee Coffee with Candidates for State Senator from Plymouth and Barnstable*
Saturday, December 7, 10 AM
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth
Please join the PDTC and candidates for State Senate for Plymouth and Barnstable for a morning of coffee and conversation. This event is a great opportunity to get to know those running and find out where they stand on issues important to you! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/889885338071873/ 

*12/7/2019 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Annual Holiday Party*
Saturday, December 7, 1 – 4 PM
RSVP for Address
Please RSVP by December 1st to Elizabeth Harder at erharder@yahoo.com.com or call 508-NEW-VOTE. Parking is available at the house and also across the street. Please bring canned goods for the family pantry, a fun gift (< $10 Limit) for a yankee swap, and an appetizer or dessert. (Allergen warning, there will be 3 cats in the basement).  

12/8/2019 Westborough Democrats Holiday Party
Sunday, December 8, 12 – 4 PM
Red Heat Tavern of Westborough, 227 Turnpike Rd, Westborough
Join the Westborough Dems for an annual holiday party. Always a popular event. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/568227193725103 

*12/9/2019 Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu’s Annual Holiday Party*
Monday, December 9, 5:30 – 7 PM
Douzo Sushi, 131 Dartmouth St, Boston
Save the date to celebrate the Holidays with City Councilor Michelle Wu. Please RSVP by email to sharon@michelleforboston.com or to 617-334-5771. Make a donation here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wuholiday19 

*12/9/2019 Worcester Democratic City Committee Annual Holiday Party & Meeting*
Monday, December 9, 6 PM
Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester
A full buffet dinner will be served. Admission is an unwrapped toy or gift card that will be donated to the Friendly House for those who are able. All who share Democrats values are welcome, feel free to share the event. RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/747922559006987/ 

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*12/11/2019 Holiday Reception in Support of State Rep Marjorie Decker*
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7 PM
The Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge
Register online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/decker12_11_19 or make personal checks payable to: Friends of Marjorie Decker | PO Box 390431 | Cambridge, MA 02139. To reserve a spot or join the host committee, RSVP to Kate Ramstad at (401) 545-0788 or kate@ramconsults.com.  

12/11/2019 Fmr Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis’ Annual Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 11, 6 – 9 PM
El Basha Restaurant, 256 Park Ave, Worcester
Join Guy Glodis for his annual Christmas party. There is no RSVP needed, and the event is free and open to the public. If anyone has any questions, they can call 508-479-4520. 

12/11/2019 Western Mass Young Dems Jingle and Mingle Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Wednesday, December 11, 6 PM
Taps Sports Bar, MGM Casino, One MGM Way, Springfield
Join WMYD for food, fun, and voter registration. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/545955365951351/ 

*12/11/2019 Sudbury Democrats Holiday Party *
Wednesday, December 11, 7 PM
The Historic Hosmer Home, 299 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury
Join the Sudbury Democrats for their holiday party. RSVP and questions: riordan.massdems@gmail.com 

*12/12/2019 Concord Reception for Attorney General Maura Healey*
Thursday, December 12, 6 – 7 PM
RSVP for Address
Suggested Contributions $125 * $250 * $500 * $1,000. RSVP to info@maurahealey.com To donate online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20191212_concord. Checks can be made payable to the Maura Healey Committee and mailed to The Maura Healey Committee: P.O. Box 15, Boston, MA 02137.  

*12/12/2019 John Mahoney for State Senate Holiday Fundraiser*
Thursday, December 12, 6 – 8 PM
Plymouth Yacht Club, 34 Union St, Plymouth
Join the John Mahoney for State Senate campaign at the Plymouth Yacht Club to celebrate the holidays and special election. Meet John and the team to discuss issues and campaign happenings. Suggested Donation: $20 – $50 – $100 – $200 – $500 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2356318124491357/ 

*12/12/2019 Lawrence Democratic City Committee Quarterly Meeting/Holiday Party*
Thursday, December 12, 6:30 – 8 PM
The back room of Cafe Azteca, 180 Common St, Lawrence
This quarterly meeting will double as the end of the year/holiday gathering. The event is open to the public. This year they will also be giving the Phyllis C. Tyler Lawrence Democrat of the Year award to a deserving local Democrat. Contact: gary.mannionjr@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1151750165028140/ 

12/12/2019 2019 Bridgewater DTC Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12, 7 – 9 PM
VFW Post 2125, 40 Orange St, Bridgewater
Join the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee for their Holiday Party! They will be serving pizza and salad at the event. RSVP by ordering your tickets now: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2019dtcholiday Questions: bridgewaterdems@gmail.com or 508-944-0174. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Memorial Scholarship Fund. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591488944327617 

12/12/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA
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 

*12/13/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Annual Holiday Party*
Friday, December 13, 7 – 10 PM
National Black Doll Museum of Heritage and Culture, 288 North Main Street, Mansfield
Holiday refreshments served. All Democrats warmly invited. For more information, visit their Facebook page or website: www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfielddems@gmail.com or call Chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. 

12/13/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party
Friday, December 13, 7 – 10 PM
RSVP for address
RSVP: email@medwaydemocrats.org. Please bring a donation for the food pantry, and/or something to share. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500091926816408 

12/14/2019 Save the Date: Wayland Dems Annual Holiday Bash
Saturday, December 14, AM
Russells Greenery, 397 Boston Post Rd, Wayland
Save the date! Details and timing TBA. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com 

*12/15/2019 Natick Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party*
Sunday, December 15, 1 – 4 PM
81 Felch Road, Natick
Join the Natick DTC for a Holiday Party and learn about the many events they have planned for 2020. Contact: karen.schlosberg@gmail.com 

12/17/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 17, AM
First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September through July. Contact: Ward5Boston@gmail.com 

*12/17/2019 Boston Ward 4 Dems Holiday Party 2019*
Tuesday, December 17, 6 – 8 PM
Shun’s Kitchen, 520 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Join Ward 4 Dems members, friends, neighbors, and electeds to celebrate 2019 and get ready for 2020. They’ll be having a BYOD (bring your own dessert) competition. Stay tuned for possible special guests. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1165010793694752/ 

12/18/2019 Rep. Josh Cutler’s “Ho-Ho-Holiday Party”
Wednesday, December 18, 7 – 9 PM
Olde Hitching Post Restaurant, 48 Spring St, Hanson
Join State Rep Josh Cutler for his 2019 holiday party. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/394239964816328 

12/20/2019 Special Reception for MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020 with Senate President Karen Spilka
Friday, December 20, 5:30 – 7 PM
RSVP for address
Senate President Karen Spilka cordially invites you to a Special Reception on behalf of MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020. Special Guests: Governor Michael S. Dukakis and Founder of OC2020, Meg Ansara. Tickets and sponsorship levels: $50 Guest (Minimum for attendance), $100 Supporter, $250 Bronze Sponsor, $500 Silver Sponsor, $750 Gold Sponsor, and $1000+ Co-host (Introduced and listed on Invitation). Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mwoc2020 Contact: Metrowestoc2020@yahoo.com 

12/21/2019 CIDC/Dennis Democratic Town Committee Pot Luck Holiday Party
Saturday, December 21, 6 PM
The home of Kathy & John Ohman, 12 Thomas Court, Dennis, 02638
Please join the Cape & Islands Democratic Council and Dennis Democratic Town Committee at their Annual Pot Luck Holiday Party. 6:00 PM Appetizers/ 7:00 PM Dinner. RSVP with what you will bring to the event to Kathy, ohmankathy@gmail.com, 508 385-4141 

1/7/2020 Wellesley DTC January Meeting
Tuesday, January 7, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Speaker and Action TBA. Contact: chair@wellesleydems.org 

*1/12/2020 Acton-Boxborough Holiday Party and Meeting*
Sunday, January 12, 4 PM
Red Raven Restaurant, 3 Nagog Park, Acton
Cash bar and suggested donation of $5 per person to help offset food costs. The party will be followed by the January monthly Acton DTC meeting. Contact: actondtc@gmail.com 

1/23/2020 Demystifying Healthcare Reform with the Wayland, Wellesley, and Natick DTCs
Thursday, January 23, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Join the DTCs for a Discussion on Health Care with Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. and Senator Becca Rausch. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/demystifying-health-care-reform Note: this event was originally scheduled for November 20th, 2019. 

1/25/2020 2020 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast
Saturday, January 25, 9 – 12 PM
Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274, 24 High St, Middleboro
Join the Plymouth County Democratic League to hear from guest speakers, strategize for 2020 & 2022, and discuss the road ahead. Full Buffet Breakfast Served, $25 per person. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/530530771102039 

2/3/2020 CD-4 Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by the Wellesley DTC
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
7pm Social Hour and Postcards; 7:30pm Business Meeting; 8pm Candidate Forum. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/congressional-candidate-forum