July 27, 2018/Weekly Column

100 Days to General Election – 07/27/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

This weekend marks 100 days until the midterm election!

Every week when Matt and I do the Dispatch, I look back at what I was thinking the previous week. And every week something new has happened. So I will repeat the mantra that elections matter. Elections have consequences.

Figure out what you can do to make a difference and do it. Get involved in a primary. Or get involved in the Elizabeth Warren coordinated campaign. Every person who gets involved now helps build capacity for the general election.

I’ll close by congratulating my good friend Karen Spilka on becoming Senate President. I’ve been a supporter of Senator Spilka since she first ran for State Rep. She has always been a doer. She got elected by having a solid record of accomplishment in local politics and more than knocking on door after door. Once she was elected she used her time to help others get elected. I recall a phone bank for a special election shortly after she was elected. Karen showed up and stayed the whole time getting more phone calls done than most of the volunteers. She said she was glad to have the opportunity to help others because of limits on her time during her own reelection. Senator Spilka and her husband have opened their home countless times for gatherings for local Democrats and especially to help the organization EMERGE. I recall arriving to our MetroWest coordinating campaign office and Karen was scrubbing and cleaning as we prepared to occupy the space. Senator Spilka has worked! hard as a legislator, an advocate and a campaigner. Congratulations!

Democratically yours,

Kate Donaghue

PS Please be sure that you use the DDemDispatch-owner e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that Matt and I work hard to try to get the most up to date information, but sometimes things change or there is a miscommunication. Check with the organizer or the webiste if you see something that looks wrong.

Absentee Ballot Applications Available – New Short Form

Absentee ballot applications are in at Town Halls and City Halls across the Commonwealth. And there are new easier to use forms.

People eligible to vote absentee can either request a form or vote in person at city or town hall during regular business hours between now and 5:00 pm on August 31.

Short form:

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2018-Short-Form-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf

New regular form: Cam be used for FAMILY application

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps NEW EVENTS

If you have questions, please contact our Campaign Services Subcommittee Co-Chairs Joe Kaplan joekaplanmansfield@gmail.com and Amanda Smith abs0628@gmail.com.

Below are the Bootcamps currently scheduled. These Bootcamps are free but registration is required.

07/28 12-3pm Waltham, 735 Main Street https://bit.ly/2tPfhZy

08/11 10-1pm Worcester, EAW Building, 397 Grove Street https://bit.ly/2v6rZUl

08/12 01-4pm New Bedford, Greater SE MA Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street https://bit.ly/2uT8kac

08/13 6:30-9:30pm Quincy, Community Conf. Rm (above Stop & Shop), 65 Newport Avenue, North Quincy https://bit.ly/2uQ7MC1

08/16 7:00-8:45pm Westborough, Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street

Bootcamps are currently being scheduled in other communities. Please check https://massdems.org/2018-campaign-bootcamps/ for updates.

Ideas for Committees – Election Planning Meeting

As we get closer to the general election, now is a good time to start planning Democratic activities to gear up for the general election. Having a meeting and publicizing that it is happening is a good way to identify area people who might not be interested in engaging in routine Democratic Committee meetings but who would be ready to engage in campaigns. I repeat the advice I have shared in the past, “Do something and tell people about it.” H/T John Walsh.

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If links do not work scroll down to below event listing.

Summary of events (highlighted items are new or updated):

Fri 07/27

*Walpole House Party with Jay Gonzalez*

Sat 07/28

*Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet in Burlington*

*South End Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*

*Coffee & Conversation with State House candidate Benjamin Bloomentha*

Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Meeting

Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Elections Meeting

Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ

*Provincetown Reception in Honor of AG Maura Healey*

Quentin Palfrey Hamilton-Wenham House Party

*”Kitchen Table with Barbara L’Italien” Meet and Greet in Acton*

Sun 07/29

*Meet & Greet with Alexandra Chandler*

Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

PCDL/Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

Meet Josh Zakim in Holyoke

*Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet in Winthrop*

Framingham Dems Annual Cookout

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Falmouth

Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Tommy Vitolo for State Representative Newton Fundraiser

Senator Ed Markey Holding Quincy Town Hall

Mon 07/30

*Boston Fundraiser for Chelsea Kline for State Senate*

*Meet & Greet for CD3 Candidate Rufus Gifford*

*Fundraising Reception for Treasurer Deb Goldberg*

Plymouth DTC Meeting

Catch the Blue Wave with Jay Gonzalez

Dumplings with Donna Patalano in Weston

Tue 07/31

Annissa Essaibi-George’s Downtown Patio Party

Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Attleboro

28th Middlesex Candidate’s Forum

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Milton

Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

*Flip the House Fundraiser for Tom Malinowski (NJ 07)*

*Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*House Party for State House Candidate Christina Eckert*

Wed 08/01

*Forum with Candidates for the 7th & 8th Cong. Districts and 11th & 15th Suffolk Rep*

Mac & Cheese & Healthcare w/Sabrina Heisey for State Rep

Yes on 2 Campaign Kick off with Attorney General Maura Healey

Beers with Barbara L’Italien: Maynard Meet and Greet

*Yes on 2 Kickoff with Maura Healey and Jim McGovern*

*Discussion with Sabrina Heisey on Health Care*

*”On Deck!” – A fundraiser for Kevin Tagliaferri*

*Lynn Town Hall with Congressman Moulton*

Aubrundale Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Thu 08/02

Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Somerville

*Rep. Natalie Higgins 30th Birthday Celebration*

*Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano*

Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Needham

Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Sat 08/04

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Meet Jay Gonzalez and Rep Jay Kaufman in Lexington

Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue

*Quentin Palfrey & Sabrina Heisey Ice Cream Social*

*Special Evening with Paula Poundstone for Jimmy Tingle*

Sun 08/05

Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Gloucester

Mon 08/06

MNW Alliance

Tue 08/07

*Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser in Newton*

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Medford

Wed 08/08

Pooches for Pressley

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in the South End

Thu 08/09

Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 08/10

Meet Rufus Gifford, Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District

Sat 08/11

Swing Maine 2 Blue – BBQ Bonanza

Sun 08/12

*Waltham Dems BBQ and Picnic*

Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Mansfield

Mon 08/13

*Young Professionals for Marty Walsh*

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 08/14

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Holyoke

Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thu 08/16

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Easthampton

Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle w/musical guests Deborah Henson-Conant, Don White, and Christine Lavin

*Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Fri 08/17

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Sat 08/18

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Harwich Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ

Sun 08/19

Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Mon 08/20

Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Tue 08/21

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Sharon

Pepperell DTC Meeting

Wed 08/22

*Reception in support of Jay Gonzalez*

*Fundraiser for Jay Gonzalez*

Sat 08/25

Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast

Sun 08/26

Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham

Fri 09/07

Rock the Vote Bridgewater

Sat 09/08

Rockport DemsMeeting

*Sen. Anne Gobi Democratic BBQ*

*DSC Meeting in Lowell*

Wellesley Dems Picnic

Tue 09/11

Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

Wed 09/12

*Longmeadow Dems Meeting*

Thu 09/13

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Sun 09/16

Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Wed 09/26

*Natick Dems Committee Meeting*

Thu 09/27

Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.’s Annual “Galway West” Oyster Festival

Tue 10/02

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 10/17

*Longmeadow Dems Meeting*

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Wed 10/24

Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Sun 10/28

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Tue 11/13

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 11/14

DSC Meeting

Tue 12/04

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

George Takei – Overheard: “I’m starting to think that someone who paid $250K to have sex twice may not be the best at making deals.”

OhNoSheTwitnt – The Trump administration will pledge up to $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers hurt by the president’s trade war which, if you’re counting, means he has had sex with approximately 92,300 farmers.

Last weekend’s messages and highlights from our fearless Democratic leaders:

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s video about how important it is to challenge Trump’s border policies: “…we will not permit America to break up families. And that’s how I see this. Donald Trump is not King. The power is with the people.”

https://bit.ly/2tZMyCh

Video of Senator Markey’s remarks at Saturday’s march in Boston: “Donald Trump wants to make America hate again and we are standing up and saying that he will not take our country.

Coverage of Congressman Joe Kennedy’s remarks on Saturday: “We stand up and we say, not on our watch. Not while we have something to say about it…they will stand up and fight for our humanity and the humanity of our neighborhood.”

https://bit.ly/2zi22qa

Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s posts and photos from the Framingham rally: @From MA5 to our nation’s capital and across the country, Americans are taking to the streets to stand in solidarity with immigrant families until they are reunited.”

https://bit.ly/2tYQdAd

Congressman Jim McGovern’s video from the Worcester march: “This is about tearing up families and that goes against our values. That betrays who we are and we need to stand up to that.”

https://bit.ly/2ueIQ78

Attorney General Healey’s video with Alyssa Milano on why she’s suing to stop family separation: “President Trump’s family separation policy isn’t just illegal – it’s immoral. Families remain apart. We can’t turn our back on them.”

https://bit.ly/2ze5r9B

Coverage of Senators Warren and Markey calling on the Trump administration to release the full list of separated families to ensure we are taking steps to reunite all families.

https://bit.ly/2lV2hxQ

Event details:

*07/27/2018 Walpole House Party with Jay Gonzalez*

Friday, July 27, 6 PM

Home of Tina & James Shinnick, 12 Mozart Drive, Walpole

Please join us. This event is free and open to the public.

*07/28/2018 Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet in Burlington*

Saturday, July 28, 10 AM – 1 PM

12 Tinkham Avenue, Burlington

Light Breakfast, Tea, Coffee. RSVP by Thursday, July 26 to jayashree.voruganti@gmail.com.

Host: Jaya & Ram Voruganti, BDTC Chair Chris Campbell, Rosalynn Minassian, Phyllis Neufeld and Larry Cohen & The Burlington Democratic Town Committee.

*07/28/2018 South End Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*

Saturday, July 28, 10 AM – 1 PM

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116

Doors open at 10 AM and the town hall will begin at 11:00 AM.

Elizabeth Warren will discuss her work standing up for working families of Massachusetts against powerful corporate interests, and her efforts to address Puerto Rico’s economic future in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Come learn how you can get in this fight in 2018. Snacks will be provided. Note that signs/posters will not be permitted inside the event.

RSVP at http://my.elizabethwarren.com/southendtownhall-fb but though this event is free and open to the public, admission is first come, first served. If you are in need of ADA seating or any other accommodation please make note in the comment section of the RSVP form and every effort will be made to make the event as comfortable as possible for you.

*07/28/2018 Coffee & Conversation with State House candidate Benjamin Bloomentha*

Saturday, July 28, 11:30 AM

Haute Coffee at 12 Walden Street in Concord

07/28/2018 Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Meeting

Saturday, July 28, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

The agenda includes discussion of campaigning opportunities and organizing down ballot events ahead of the primary. Speakers on one or more of the ballot questions are also possible. All are welcome. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/276315596469542/ or email ward6demsspfd@gmail.com

07/28/2018 Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Elections Meeting

Saturday, July 28, Noon

El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

07/28/2018 Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ

Saturday, July 28, 1 PM

Home of Ray & Andrew Drewnowski, 27 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke

Please bring a side dish to share. For more info look for updates at https://www.facebook.com/Holyokedems/ or email holyokedemocrats@comcast.net.

*07/28/2018 Provincetown Reception in Honor of AG Maura Healey*

Saturday, July 28, 1 – 2:30 PM

the Home of Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, 41 Pleasant Street, Provincetown,

Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1,000. Contribute online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20180728_ptown or make checks can be made payable to: The Maura Healey Committee. RSVP to: info@maurahealey.com With Subject: July 28 Provincetown.

07/28/2018 Quentin Palfrey Hamilton-Wenham House Party

Saturday, July 28, 1:30 – 3 PM

6 Bittersweet Ln., South Hamilton, MA 01982

Contributions are appreciated, but not required. See https://www.facebook.com/events/274405953304352/

*07/28/2018 “Kitchen Table with Barbara L’Italien” Meet and Greet in Acton*

Saturday, July 28, 4 PM

85 Stow Street, Acton

With the primary for the 3rd Congressional District only a little over a month away, I’d like to invite you to a “Kitchen Table with Barbara” meet and greet, at my mom Betsy Eldridge’s home. This will be an opportunity to meet Barbara, learn more about her ideas and vision for our district, and ask any questions that are on your mind. With voters of the 3rd CD looking to learn more about congressional candidates before the Democratic primary!

*07/29/2018 Meet & Greet with Alexandra Chandler*

Sunday, July 29, 11 AM

Rosoff residence at 26 Lawrence Street in Pepperell

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-alexandra-chandler-for-ma-congress-in-pepperell-tickets-48161350897#tickets

07/29/2018 Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

Sunday, July 29, Noon – 4 PM

Onset VFW Post, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd., East Wareham, MA 02538

Tickets are $35 for Lobster dinner, $25 for chicken dinner. To purchase tickets call John Donahue at 508.295.1544 or Brian Dunn at 508.333.9759. Info will also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2027446440910577/

07/29/2018 PCDL/Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

Sunday, July 29, Noon

Onset VFW Post Events, East Wareham

Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake.

Tickets are $35 for Lobster dinner, $25 for chicken dinner. To purchase tickets call John Donahue at 508.295.1544 or Brian Dunn at 508.333.9759. Info will also be posted on:

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/warehamdemocratic/

https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthCountyDems/

07/29/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Holyoke

Sunday, July 29, 3 – 5 PM

Home of Rob Burke and Lauren Bence, 717 Northampton St Unit 50, Holyoke

Please RSVP to Jonathan@joshzakim.com and see more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/487555741675691/

*07/29/2018 Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet in Winthrop*

Sunday, July 29, 3:30 PM

53 Prospect Ave Winthrop MA

Meet Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor endorsed by the Democratic Party. Meet Jay at the home of Winthrop School Committee Chairman Valentino Capobianco.

Following the Meet and Greet people will have the opportunity to talk to voters by going door to door in Winthrop.

RSVP to capobianco@gmail.com or josh@jay4ma.com .

07/29/2018 Framingham Dems Annual Cookout

Sunday, July 29, 4 – 7 PM

Eastleigh Farms, 1062 Edmunds Road, Framingham.

Annual summer cookout. Please join us and chat with various elected officials and candidates from across the region and state.

07/29/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Falmouth

Sunday, July 29, 5 – 7 PM

360 W Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth, MA 02540

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

07/29/2018 Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Sunday, July 29, 6 PM

Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Road, Acton.

Business meeting: covering issues and plans, specifically the AB Picnic.

07/29/2018 Tommy Vitolo for State Representative Newton Fundraiser

Sunday, July 29, 6 – 8 PM

1548 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468

https://www.facebook.com/events/389199758150463/

07/29/2018 Senator Ed Markey Holding Quincy Town Hall

Sunday, July 29, 6 – 7:30 PM

Quincy High School, 100 Coddington St., Quincy, MA 02169

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Ed invites you to join him in the City of Presidents for a town hall discussion on immigration, health care, job creation, the Supreme Court, and more. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quincy-town-hall-tickets-48137545695

*07/30/2018 Boston Fundraiser for Chelsea Kline for State Senate*

Monday, July 30, 8:30 – 10:30 AM

6B Lounge, 6 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Please join Senator Barbara L’Italien, Senator Michael Moore, Senator Jamie Eldridge, and AFT Massachusetts for a breakfast fundraiser in support of Chelsea Kline’s campaign for State Senate. Chelsea Kline is a progressive Democrat and higher education leader running for State Senate. She is the only candidate on the ballot in the race to fill the vacant Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District seat.

Suggested Donation: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/chelseakline or by check to Committee to Elect Chelsea Kline, P.O. Box 896, Northampton, MA 01060. To join the host committee or with any questions, please contact Alex Pratt at team@chelseakline.com.

*07/30/2018 Meet & Greet for CD3 Candidate Rufus Gifford*

Monday, July 30, 6 PM

The Jacques at 183 Indian Hill in Carlisle

*07/30/2018 Fundraising Reception for Treasurer Deb Goldberg*

Monday, July 30, 6 – 8 PM

Private Home in Waban

Suggested Contribution: $1000/$500/$250/$125. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/7_30_18 and to RSVP please contact Ellis Brewster at 508-728-1510 or email at ellis.j.brewster@gmail.com.

Address provided upon RSVP.

07/30/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, July 30, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

Meetings are generally held on the last Monday of each month.

07/30/2018 Catch the Blue Wave with Jay Gonzalez

Monday, July 30, 7 – 9 PM

Deli After Dark, 545 High St., Dedham, MA 020226

Free admission (donations are welcome). Live Music from Joe Rich. Cash Bar. Hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Dedham-Westwood-Norwood for Jay Gonzalez. See https://www.facebook.com/events/229905167640212/

07/30/2018 Dumplings with Donna Patalano in Weston

Monday, July 30, 7 – 9 PM

Dumpling Daughter Restaurant, 37 Center St, Weston

Join hosts Diane Sherlock & Al Lewis for a Meet and Greet. Donna will speak about her progressive vision to bring accountability, transparency, and meaningful reform to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

07/31/2018 Annissa Essaibi-George’s Downtown Patio Party

Tuesday, July 31, 5 – 7 PM

Sterling’s, 60 State St., Boston, MA 02109

Please join Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George at her Summer Celebration Fundraiser & Downtown Patio Party t Sterling’s Outdoor Patio. If the weather doesn’t cooperate the event will move indoors. Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/annissa-essaibi-george-1

07/31/2018 Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Attleboro

Tuesday, July 31, 6 – 8 PM

Morin’s Hometown Bar & Grille, 16 South Main Street Attleboro

Suggested donation $25 or pay what you can. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july31attleboromorinsbargrille or for more information contact the Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle at (617) 441-0522 Info@jimmytingle4mass.com.

07/31/2018 28th Middlesex Candidate’s Forum

Tuesday, July 31, 6 – 8 PM

Village Bar & Grill,

Hosted by Our Revolution Everett. Come hear 28th Middlesex State Representative Candidates Stephen “Stat” Smith, Gerly Adrien, and the incumbent Rep. Joseph McGonagle (pending confirmation) discuss their priorities for the city of Everett and the Commonwealth. The candidates will answer questions that will be provided in advance during this moderated event. The audience will also be able to submit a limited number of written questions. This is a free event. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/489448204831748/

07/31/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Milton

Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

236 Eliot St., Milton, MA 02186

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

07/31/2018 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester

For more information, please contact committee chair Joyce Linehan at joyce@ashmontmedia.com.

*07/31/2018 Flip the House Fundraiser for Tom Malinowski (NJ 07)*

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

34 Dorcar Rd., Chestnut Hill, 02467

Join Cong. Katherine Clark and Force Multiplier in turning the NJ 07 and US House Blue in 2018. Suggested donation: $100/$150/$250/$500/$1,000/$2,700.

Come meet Tom and special guests Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Ambassador Samantha Power.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fmtm

*07/31/2018 Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

Lunenberg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg, MA 01462e

Lunenberg DTC Chair Sharon Jordan will share info about how you can help Swing Left’s national effort to flip the House. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/2123926954518946/

*07/31/2018 House Party for State House Candidate Christina Eckert*

Tuesday, July 31, 7 PM

Gallagher residence at 14 Ashland Road in Boxford

*08/01/2018 Forum with Candidates for the 7th & 8th Cong. Districts and 11th & 15th Suffolk Rep *

Wednesday, August 1, 5 – 8:30 PM

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Boston, MA 02119

Please join Boston’s Ward 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19 Democratic Committees for a joint forum with:

7th Congressional: Rep. Mike Capuano (incumbent) and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley

8th Congressional: Rep. Steve Lynch (incumbent), Christopher Voehl, and Brianna Wu

11th Suffolk Representative: Rep. Liz Malia (incumbent), Charles Clemons Muhammad and Ture Turnbull

15th Suffolk Representative: Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (incumbent) and Nika Elugardo

This event will start with a “meet and greet” with elected officials, candidates for constitutional offices, as well as other candidates for office including races for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and more. The Forum will begin at 6:00pm and be moderated by WGBH Senior Editor, Peter Kadzis. Attendance will be first come first served (tickets will be released at 5:30 pm)

08/01/2018 Mac & Cheese & Healthcare w/Sabrina Heisey for State Rep

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese, 440 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879

Join Sabrina to talk about the state of the Mass healthcare system. You can also just stop by to say hello. Everyone is welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1702885753112091/

08/01/2018 Yes on 2 Campaign Kick off with Attorney General Maura Healey

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

Last week the People Govern Not Money Initiative Petition was certified and added to the 2018 ballot as Question 2. Please join People Govern Not Money and Attorney General Maura Healey, along with special guests Congressman Jim McGovern and Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen to celebrate this win and raise funds to support the Yes on 2, campaign. Come by for some beer, snacks, and celebration. Suggested donation: $25/$50/$100/$250/$1,000. RSVP at http://www.americanpromise.net/people_govern_not_money_yes_on_2_celebration or send questions to wambuig@americanpromise.net.

08/01/2018 Beers with Barbara L’Italien: Maynard Meet and Greet

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Battle Road Brew House in Maynard 20 Sudbury Street, Maynard MA

You’re welcome to bring your friends, family, and anyone else interested in learning more about Barbara, her campaign, and what she wants to achieve for our district.

*08/01/2018 Yes on 2 Kickoff with Maura Healey and Jim McGovern*

Wednesday, August 1, 6 PM

Democracy Brewing at 35 Temple Place in Boston

Join us on August 1st for a night of ice cream, beer, and celebration at Democracy Brewing located in downtown Boston! Come out to learn more about ‘Yes on 2,’ celebrate with the volunteers of People Govern Not Money and help support this effort to get big money out of politics!

http://www.americanpromise.net/people_govern_not_money_yes_on_2_celebration

*08/01/2018 Discussion with Sabrina Heisey on Health Care*

Wednesday, August 1, 6 PM

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese at 440 Middlesex Road in Tyngsborough

Health care discussion with State House candidate Sabrina Heisey (36MI).

*08/01/2018 “On Deck!” – A fundraiser for Kevin Tagliaferri*

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Plaza Mexico, 191 Mechanic Street (Rt. 140), Bellingham

A fundraiser for Kevin Tagliaferri Candidate for State Representative.

Appetizers, cash bar. Suggested donation: $25. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kevin4rep and RSVP to Lisa at 508-341-4876.

*08/01/2018 Lynn Town Hall with Congressman Moulton*

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 7 PM

North Shore Community College 300 Broad Street, Lynn

On Wednesday, August 1st, I’m hosting a town hall meeting in Lynn. I’m looking forward to hearing from you about the issues that are on your mind and answering any questions you have. If you cannot attend, please tune in to the live stream on August 1st.

https://www.facebook.com/events/419651868547913/

08/01/2018 Aubrundale Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Wednesday, August 1, 7 – 8:30 PM

35 Kingswood Rd. Auburndale, MA 02466

Join hosts Ed & Linda Englander, and Allison Sharma for a Meet and Greet in Auburndale. Donna will speak about her plan to improve outcomes for emerging adults and juveniles, reforming our bail system, and using innovative solutions to tackle the opioid crisis.

RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

08/02/2018 Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Somerville

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 8 PM

Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Union Square, Somerville

Suggested donation $25 or pay what you can. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july31attleboromorinsbargrille or for more information contact the Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle at (617) 441-0522 Info@jimmytingle4mass.com.

*08/02/2018 Rep. Natalie Higgins 30th Birthday Celebration*

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 8 PM

435 Bar & Grille, 435 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453

If you are able, you can make a financial contribution at the event, via mail to “Committee to Elect Natalie Higgins” at 41 Lexington Circle, Leominster, MA 01453, or online at https://Bit.ly/Higgins30th

*08/02/2018 Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano *

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 7:30 PM

18 Regency Dr, Dracut

ome to meet Donna Patalano in Dracut on Thursday, August 2nd to hear more about her plan to bring meaningful conviction integrity, juvenile justice policy, and immigration protections to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Join our hosts Sophan Smith and Bobby Tugbiyele for this opportunity to meet with Donna and ask questions about her vision for reform. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

08/02/2018 Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 7:30 PM

18 Regency Dr., Dracut, MA 01826

Join our hosts Sophan Smith and Bobby Tugbiyele for this opportunity to meet with Donna and ask questions about her vision for reform. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com.

08/02/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Needham

Thursday, August 2, 6:30 – 8 PM

73 Stonecrest Dr., Needham, MA 02492

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/02/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 7 – 8 PM

135 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970

08/04/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, August 4, 10 – 11 AM

Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA 02148 (free parking, wheelchair accessible)

Featured speaker: DA Marian Ryan, candidate for re-election. Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaldenDems/ or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.comfor more information.

08/04/2018 Meet Jay Gonzalez and Rep Jay Kaufman in Lexington

Saturday, August 4, 10 AM

Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington,

Lexington State Representative Jay Kaufman Introduces Jay Gonzalez and explains his support: Why we need Jay Gonzalez to be the next Governor of Massachusetts.

08/04/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue

Saturday, August 4, 1 – 4 PM

Villages of Crane Meadow Clubhouse, 7 Canterbury Way, Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet candidates & members. Children welcome. MDCC will provide the meat for the grill, corn on the cob, some casseroles and drinks and our members would bring some side dishes , salads and desserts to add to our meal. More info will be posted at https://www.marlboroughdcc.org

*08/04/2018 Quentin Palfrey & Sabrina Heisey Ice Cream Social*

Saturday, August 4, 5 – 7 PM

Heritage Farm Ice Cream, 163 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA 01854

Come meet Lt. Governor candidate Quentin Palfrey and State Rep. candidate Sabrina Heisey. Ice cream is free. Bring the kids. Co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of Lowell.

*08/04/2018 Special Evening with Paula Poundstone for Jimmy Tingle*

Saturday, August 4, 5 – 7 PM

Cohasset address on RSVP

Paula, an old friend of Jimmy’s, will bring her hilarious brand of comic relief and sarcasm to a special fundraising event in support of Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor. Tickets are $100 or $1000, which includes a private dinner with Paula, Jimmy and friends. For tickets go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug4paulapoundstone or contact the campaign at Info@JimmyTingle4Mass.com or (617) 441-0522.

08/05/2018 Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Gloucester

Sunday, August 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930

Suggested contribution: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july10thharwich or RSVP to Info@JimmyTingle4Mass.com, or call (617) 441-0522.

08/06/2018 MNW Alliance

Monday, August 6, 7 PM

Restaurant 45, 45 Milford Street, Medway

For more info about the meeting email MNW Chair Paul Yorkis at pgyorkis@gmail.com.

*08/07/2018 Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser in Newton*

Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

1025 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands

You’re invited to join Barney Frank, Steve Grossman, Peter Koutoujian, and City Councilor Brenda Noel at a fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor. Tickets $100, $250, $500 and $1000. Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug7newtownhouseparty or RSVP to Brenda Noel at Brenda@BrendaForNewton.com.

08/07/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Medford

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 – 8 PM

7 Paul Rd, Medford, MA 02155

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/08/2018 Pooches for Pressley

Wednesday, August 8, 6 – 7:30 PM

Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester 02125

Come, sit, and stay with the A-Team for a special dog-friendly event in support of Ayanna Pressley for Congress. Tickets Required: Top Dog $500/Furry Friend $250/Paw Pal $100/Person’s Best Friend/Tail Wagger $25. Purchase on line at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pooches4pressley or Send your check, payable to “Committee to Elect Ayanna Pressley” to: PO Box 240912, 554 Washington Street, Dorchester Center, MA 02124. Questions? Contact Erina Colombo at erina@ayannapressley.com.

08/08/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in the South End

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

11 Cumston St., Boston, MA 02118

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/09/2018 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St., Malden, MA 02148 (Free parking, wheelchair accessible)

Hear from elected officials and candidates in a casual cookout atmosphere. Tickets $15, cash bar. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malden-democratic-city-committee-annual-summer-bbq-tickets-45533534026 or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith at abs0628@gmail.com or (339) 298-6508.

08/09/2018 Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 9:30 PM

hoe of Jay and Erica Ball, 11 Russell Circle, Natick

Meet fellow Democrats, including both local and state-level leaders. Since this is an election year, we’ll undoubtedly have a number of candidates on hand. Dress is casual, and we’ll have plenty of food and beverages.

08/09/2018 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 7 PM

Sudbury Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

08/09/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 7 – 8:45 PM

Johnson Conference Room, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA 02184

Kate Donaghue will discuss canvassing and research around voter contact and motivating people to vote. Kate is a DNC member and a volunteer with the Jay Gonzalez campaign. She will also discuss volunteer opportunities with Jay;s campaign. See https://www.braintreedems.org/events

08/10/2018 Meet Rufus Gifford, Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District

Friday, August 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd., Shirley, MA 01464

Please join the Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee for a fun way to spend a Friday evening with friends, complimentary snacks and drinks (cash bar), and get to know Rufus. Hosted by: State Representative Jennifer Benson, State Representative Stephan Hay, and others. See https://www.facebook.com/events/257094298433408/

08/11/2018 Swing Maine 2 Blue – BBQ Bonanza

Saturday, August 11, 1 – 4 PM

94 Grandview Rd., Arlington, MA 02476

A family-friendly “Flip the House” BBQ. Hot dogs and soda/iced tea provided. Come empty handed or bring a side/dessert/grilling item/preferred beverage. Learn how you can get involved in the campaign and/or make a donation of $5 or $500. Donations can be made at https://swingleft.org/fundraise/swing_maine2_blue and please consider donating today even if you can’t attend.

*08/12/2018 Waltham Dems BBQ and Picnic*

Sunday, August 12, 1 – 4 PM

Prospect Hill Park, 314 Totten Pond Road, Waltham

Stay tuned for more details. Hope to see you there!

Contact watchcitydems@gmail.com

Website https://watchcitydems.com/

08/12/2018 Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Liz and Rep Paul Brodeur, 125 Trenton Street, Melrose

Burgers, hot dogs, beverages, side dishes and dessert. Democratic candidates from around the state are expected. $20 single/ $30 families. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mdccbbq or address questions to mail@melrosedems.org

08/12/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Mansfield

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 4 PM

25 Glen St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

*08/13/2018 Young Professionals for Marty Walsh*

Monday, August 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Publico Street Bistro & Garden 11 Dorchester St. South Boston, MA

Donation: $50, $100.

https://act.myngp.com/el/uG3_p1B3umm4E-FkByYERw==/_xxDX3Xs0LlVvWudXwosVQ==

08/13/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St., Franklin, MA 02038

More information at https://www.facebook.com/franklindemocrats/ or http://www.franklindemocrats.com or contact: Tonya Price, Chair@FranklinDemocrats.com.

08/13/2018 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 PM

Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532

For more see https://www.facebook.com/NorthboroughDems/

08/14/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Holyoke

Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8 PM

27 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/14/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 6:15 – 8 PM

NAGE Office Building, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, MA 02169

More information at https://www.quincydems.com/

08/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM

TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

08/16/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Easthampton

Thursday, August 16, 6 – 8 PM

74 Florence Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/16/2018 Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle w/musical guests Deborah Henson-Conant, Don White, and Christine Lavin

Thursday, August 16, 6:30 PM

Regent Theater 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474

$25 suggested donation (or donate what you can)/$35 includes VIP seating/$50+ includes VIP seating and pre-show meet and greet with appetizers and cash bar.

Pre-show arrival time 6.30pm; Event start time: 7pm. Free Parking.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug16regentmusicevent

*08/16/2018 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thursday, August 16, 7 PM

Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road (corner of Elm Street), Boxford, MA 01921

Park in the lot between the Community Center and the Fire Station, then enter the building from that side and proceed to the main upstairs meeting room. For further information contact: chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078.

08/17/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, August 17, 7 – 9 AM

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)

Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. For more info please contact WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

08/18/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, August 18, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

08/18/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Saturday, August 18, 2 – 4 PM

62 Hart St., Beverly, MA 01915

Donation: $20/person; $30/couple; children free. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks provided. RSVP by August 13 and address questions to Jim Thompson: tactech@comcast.net, (978) 921-5884 or Bonnie Hannable: bhannable@gmail.com, (978) 922-7190. Please bring a chair to make sure there are enough for all. BDCC members are asked to email Bonnie Hannable what side dish or dessert you’ll bring.

08/18/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 3 – 7 PM

Elizabeth And Mark’s House 88 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Come celebrate With the Harwich Democratic Town Committee.

We’ll have lots of drinks and food to grill. Please feel free to bring sides, salads, and desserts!

Mark@Ameres.nettel:508-TAP-MARK.

RSVP BY 8/15 to elizabeth@ameres.net .

08/18/2018 Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 5 – 8 PM

199 Col. Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351

Food Music and Fun. Bring the kids. Donations accepted at http://www.alexbezanson.org/donate.html but not required.

08/19/2018 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 1 – 4 PM

home of Bonnie Gossels, 15 Bennett Rd., Wayland, MA 01778

Save the date. This event is rain or shine. We expect to have the usual offerings of food and drink, plus special guests. For more info contact Wayland Dems Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

08/20/2018 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Monday, August 20, 5 – 8 PM

Gerry No. 5 Veteran Fireman’s Association Function Hall, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead, MA 01945

Fun, food, and frolic as we head toward the midterm elections. Rep. Seth Moulton and other VIPs will be joing in. Menu includes grilled chicken, corn/black bean salsa, potato salad, cole slaw, grilled veggies, and a variety of desserts. Sponsors, $120, Tickets $30, Students $25. For tickets and scholarships contact Picnic Chair Margie Herrick at 781-710-0730 or herrick.margaret@gmail.com. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/595369537502220/

08/21/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Sharon

Tuesday, August 21, 6 – 8 PM

22 Manomet Rd., Sharon, MA 02067

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/21/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 6:45 PM

Lawrence Library 15 Main Street (Rte 113) Pepperell, MA

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

*08/22/2018 Reception in support of Jay Gonzalez*

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 PM

West Newbury – address given upon RSVP

RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/westnewbury082218 or or email Brooks Richon at brooks@jay4ma.com.

*08/22/2018 Fundraiser for Jay Gonzalez*

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 PM

Private Home in West Newbury

Jay is running for Governor because he wants to make Massachusetts a leader again. Under Charlie Baker, our state has been falling behind. Jay offers an ambitious agenda, and has the leadership experience in the public and private sectors to deliver on it.

RSVP for address.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/westnewbury082218?refcode=dispatch

08/25/2018 Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast

Saturday, August 25, 10 AM – Noon

Maria’s Family Restaurant, Galleria Banquet Room, 85 Essex Street, Haverhill

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional Seat, along with Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and other statewide offices, will be attending. 2018 Distinguished Democrats will be awarded and straw poll will be conducted on all contested races. Open to the public and tickets are $25.00. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended as this event will sell out early. For more info contact Breakfast Chairperson Roz McKeon, at rbm521@comcast.net.

08/26/2018 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 3 – 5 PM

Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA 01072

Co-hosted by the Democratic Town Committees of Amherst, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and Wendell. Senator Stan Rosenberg and Rep. Steve Kulik will be honored guests. Meet candidates for Senate and Rep. seats for 1st and 2nd Franklin and 1st Hampshire Districts. Details will be posted at https://www.413stayingconnected.org

08/26/2018 6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham

Sunday, August 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Heritage Senior Assisted Living, 747 Water St., Framingham

Please park at the adjacent Hemenway School. See map at http://framinghamdems.org/heritage-location/

The Framingham Democratic Committee will host a debate among the candidates contesting in the 6th Middlesex Democratic primary. More details will be posted at http://framinghamdems.org/candidates-debate-aug-26/

09/07/2018 Rock the Vote Bridgewater

Friday, September 7, 5 – 8 PM

Bridgewater Music Alley, Central Square, Bridgewater, MA, 02324

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee is proud to bring you a concert at Bridgewater Music Alley featuring The Reprobates. This concert is a free concert but please consider making a donation of $10 per ticket to help offset costs. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rockthevotebridgewater

09/08/2018 Rockport DemsMeeting

Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM

Brenner Room of the Rockport Library.

See https://rockportdems.org/ for more information.

*09/08/2018 Sen. Anne Gobi Democratic BBQ*

Saturday, September 8, Noon – 5 PM

South Barre Rod & Gun Club, 2626 Barre Road, Hardwick, MA 01037

Save the date for State Senator Anne Gobi’s annual barbeque and Democratic get together. Speeches/food usually commence around 1 pm. Further details will be provided when available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1029892940503501/

*09/08/2018 DSC Meeting in Lowell*

Saturday, September 8, 3 PM

VFW Post 662 190 Plain Street, Lowell

At this meeting, we’ll vote on two open State Committee seats: one Affirmative Action male seat and one LGBTQ+ male seat. The qualifications for these seats may be found in our Charter – Article Three, Section II.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

Meeting will be in CD3

09/08/2018 Wellesley Dems Picnic

Saturday, September 8, 4 – 6 PM

Save the Date.

All are welcome.

09/11/2018 Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Save the Date.

*09/12/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting*

Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

Our September meeting will include an update from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign featuring a regional field organizer and State Representative Brian Ashe. Rep. Ashe has served as our State Rep since 2008. He represents the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, and Monson. Rep. Ashe will provide us with an update from Beacon Hill and all of his great work on our behalf.

09/13/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center

7:00 pm – Social Hour

7:30 pm – Business Meeting

8:00 pm – Speakers to be announced

09/16/2018 Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Clare Siska 14 Stow Street, Acton

Great food, Great friends, Great Candidates, Great Elected Officials All for a Great Democratic Party!

$10 per person/$20 per family

Please help us support the Acton Boxborough Food Pantry and bring a non-perishable food item to the picnic!

*09/26/2018 Natick Dems Committee Meeting*

Wednesday, September 26, 7 PM

Save the date.

http://www.natickdems.org/events/

09/27/2018 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.’s Annual “Galway West” Oyster Festival

Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 8 PM

J.P. Ryan’s Tavern, 246 Brockton Avenue (Route 123), Abington

Featuring Irish music, Irish step dancers, and fresh oysters from the Duxbury Oyster Company. Suggested minimum donation: $25.00. Sponsorships: Gold $200/Silver $100/Bronze $75. For directions or further information call Pamela Berry at 781-871-1510.

10/02/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

Contact Chair Richard Drolet 508-801-2881 or Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394.

Meeting dates: 11/13, 12/4.

*10/17/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting*

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

Our October meeting will feature a panel discussion on the ballot questions that will appear on the November ballot. We will also learn how we can help Get Out the Vote for all of our great democratic candidates!

10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Save the date.

10/21/2018 West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Sunday, October 21, 10 AM – Noon

Storrowton Tavern, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089

Save the Date. Hosted by West Springfield Democratic Committee. Details to follow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1785167424839195/

10/24/2018 Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Wednesday, October 24

Watch this space for details.

10/28/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 – 11 AM

The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn

A plentiful breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, fruit, juice, etc. will be provided. Donation: $30.00 per person. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Josh Walsh, LDCC Treasurer, 13 Curtis St., Lynn MA 01905. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net.

11/13/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

Contact Chair Richard Drolet 508-801-2881 or Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394.

Meeting dates: 12/4.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

12/04/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

Contact Chair Richard Drolet 508-801-2881 or Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394.