January 25, 2019/Weekly Column

Breakfasts and Meetings; Many New Events

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

Run for local office. Support other Democrats who are running for local office! 

With municipal elections happening in both cities and towns across the Commonwealth, I am making my push for Democrats to be involved. I have several reasons for this. 

1) Most importantly, good government. You want people who share your values in local office. 
2) Building the farm team; building the bench. Serving on a Board of Selectman or School Committee is great preparation for legislative service. 
3) Keeping the band together. We build organizations for elections in even numbered years. Then people go in different directions when there is not the urgency of a campaign. A local effort allows people to build skills and get experience in areas of campaigns typically done by paid staff in national and statewide campaigns. 
4) Local leaders. A Democrat elected to local office can influence people in partisan elections. Every elected official has a following. An elected official can influence votes in other elections. 

Serving on an appointed municipal board is a great way to prepare for running for local office. 

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 website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Information for Committees – Invite Democrats Running for Local Office
Towns across the Commonwealth are having municipal elections in late winter and early spring. Consider inviting candidates to address your meeting. Such a meeting can be as formal or as informal as fits your Committee style. When setting something like this up, be respectful of candidates’ time and ask them to be respectful of your time. Often people running for municipal office don’t have a lot of experience with speaking. Give candidates time limits and use a timer. If you have several candidates coming to speak over the course of a meeting, try to give guests a specific time. Breaks between candidates give people a chance to interact. 

Listening Sessions on Draft Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulations
The newly-created Department of Family and Medical Leave will be holding public listening sessions across the state on regulations for paid family and medical leave and it’s important that our voices are strong at these listening sessions– see below for the list of events: 
https://www.mass.gov/news/eolwd-to-host-listening-sessions-on-draft-paid-family-and-medical-leave-regulations 
Boston – Wednesday, January 30th 
Springfield – Friday, February 1st 
Lawrence – Monday, February 4th 
Worcester – Tuesday, February 5th 
Greenfield – Friday, February 8th 
Hyannis – Monday, February 11th 
Fall River – Tuesday, February 19th 

From the Chairman
Gus Bickford writes…. 
January 20th marked the halfway mark of the Trump presidency. For that, Americans have over 800,000 federal workers furloughed, two missed paychecks and one failed Presidency to show for it. Our delegation in DC is fighting every day for us, state legislators are navigating solutions to support federal workers in Massachusetts and we need to increase our voice on social media to end the #TrumpShutdown. Looking for facts and figures to share? The DNC prepared a comprehensive document for you here. 
https://medium.com/@TheDemocrats/two-years-of-trump-one-failed-presidency-1ea694acb025 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Rocky Mountain Mike – Trump: SOTU Pelosi: STFU 

Event details:

01/26/2019 ORMA (Our Revolution Massachusetts) General Assembly

Saturday, January 26, 8 AM – 5 PM
MIT Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Join ORMA for its second statewide General Assembly, to plan our strategy and priorities for the next six months, build relationships with ORMA members and allies, and talk about key issues facing progressive politics in Massachusetts. For more info email info@ourrevolutionma.com

01/26/2019 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast

Saturday, January 26, 9 AM – Noon 
Middlebrow Elks, 24 High St., Middleboro, MA 02346

All are welcome to join PCDL for the presentation of the 2018 Thanks Labor Award, and to hear from guest speakers, strategize for 2020 & 2022, and discuss the road ahead. Full Buffet Breakfast Served. $25 per person. Limited tickets at the door. RSVP and purchase tickets at https://www.plymouthcountydems.org/2019chairs 

01/26/2019 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee

Saturday, January 26, 10 AM
Tewksbury Town Hall,1009 Main St

Quarterly Meeting. 
Contact Cathy Dwyer, Chair cathymdwyer@gmail.com 

*01/26/2019 Boston Ward 12 Democratic Committee: Re-Organizational Retreat*

Saturday, January 26, 10 AM – 1 PM
Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren St., Roxbury, MA 02119

Retreat is to define specific roles, officers, Ward Sub Committees and give meeting attendees an opportunity to play a role in Re-Org and map out direction towards future goals. 

*01/27/2019 Celebrating Freedom: Democracy in Action*

Sunday, January 27, 1 – 3 PM
Koussevitsky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

See https://www.berkshirecc.edu/about-bcc/map-directions-transportation/index.php for map and directions. 
Join the Four Freedoms Coalition to hear words and music of courage and resilience to inspire each other, strengthen each other, celebrate our successes and look our challenges squarely in the eye as we move into 2019. Free and open to all, Celebrating Freedom features inspiring speakers, invigorating music, action items from a variety of partners, and a collaborative art project that everyone is invited to take part in. 
* Congressman Richard Neal on what’s next for Congress & why it’s important to stay engaged. 
* MacArthur “genius” Award winner Deborah Meier on the need to support public education. 
* District Attorney Andrea Harrington on what #21stCenturyJustice looks like. 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/273122553327987/ 

*01/27/2019 MetroWest Young Dems: Kickoff*

Sunday, January 27, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
9 Vernon St., Framingham, MA 01701

Please join MetroWest Young Democrats at the district office of Representatives Jack Lewis & Maria Robinson for the 2019 kickoff. https://www.facebook.com/events/341259039803458/ 

01/27/2019 Groton Dems Meeting

Sunday, January 27, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton

All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

*01/27/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee*

Sunday, January 27, 7 PM
Saugus Police/Fire Station at 27 Hamilton Avenue in Saugus.

Contact: lincoln66in56@verizon.net . 

*01/27/2019 Progressive Dems of MA Fund Our Future Forum*

Sunday, January 27, 7 PM
University Hall, UNIV Room 3-094, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Speakers: Senator Pat Jehlen, Vice Chair of Joint Committee on Education; Colin Jones, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center; Andre Green, Somerville School Committee Member. Moderator: Mary Ann Stewart, Member Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more info see https://www.progressivedemsofmass.org 

01/29/2019 Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Annual Meeting & Reception

Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 – 7 PM
Suffolk University School of Law, 5th Floor, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Attendees can meet MWPC Board members to learn more about the many benefits to joining our organization, which include up close and personal access to thought leaders shaping business and policy-making in Massachusetts. For more info see https://www.mwpc.org/upcoming-events-1 

01/29/2019 Resistance Speaks – Sponsored by Beverly Dems

Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
pin Gentile Brewing Company 59 Park St, Unit 1, Beverly,

Resistance Speaks is a series of speakers and conversations on the issues of the day starting with immigration. Beer can be purchased from Gentile’s Brewery. Some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Please join us! Sponsored by the Beverly Democratic City Committee. 

*01/29/2019 Dark Money Film Showing*

Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Pelham Library, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham, MA 

Dark Money is a political thriller and documentary that examines the role of untraceable dark money in our politics and elections. Film will be followed by a discussion led by Reed Shimmelfing of W. Mass Represent Us and Karen Ribeiro, Pelham Select Board member. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided. 

*01/30/2019 Safe Communities Act Lobby Day*

Wednesday, January 30, 1 – 3 PM
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Hosted by MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition and UU Mass Action. The Safe Communities Act is back before the Mass. Legislature, as SD.926 (Sen. Jamie Eldridge) and HD.1520 (Reps. Ruth Balser and Liz Miranda). On this lobby day, with just two days to go before the Feb. 1 cosponsor deadline, Safe Communities Coalition members will fan out across the State House, visiting legislators to urge them to sign on and to fight to pass the Safe Communities Act in this session. Visit https://p2a.co/YKJwyre to use MIRA’s form to send emails, look up their phone numbers, and/or join the Jan. 30 lobby day. 

01/30/2019 National Association of Social Workers MLK, Jr. Forum on Racial Justice

Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 – 8 PM
Boston University, George Sherman Union East Balcony Room, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Join us for the Annual MLK, Jr. Forum on Racial Justice. This year’s event, “Dismantling Racism: Where Do We Go From Here?” aims to answer one of MLK, Jr.’s final questions. CEUs and a light dinner will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and you must register to attend. More details and registration is at https://www.naswma.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1184809 

01/30/2019 Young Professional Cocktails with Congressman Seth Moulton

Wednesday, January 30, 6 – 8 PM
The Point, 147 Hanover Street, Boston

Please join Michael Petit, Emily Cherniack, Jamie Engel, Sam Raymond, Nick Simmons, Dennis Magnasco, Liisa Nogelo-Kerr, and John Ellersick for a Young Professionals Cocktail Reception with Congressman Seth Moulton. 
Donations: $50, $100, $250, $500. 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cocktailswithseth 
Questions: Contact Caitlin Quinn at quinn@sethmoulton.com

*01/30/2019 Senator Joe Boncore 3rd Annual Winter Reception*

Wednesday, January 30, 6 – 8 PM
Battery Wharf Hotel, 3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109

join Senator Joe Boncore (First Suffolk and Middlesex District) for his Third Annual Winter Reception. Suggested Contribution: Guest $200/Friend $500/Supporter $1,000. https://www.facebook.com/events/345707612697277/ 

01/30/2019 Inside A Detention Center – Immigration Stories and Q&A

Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Sons Of Italy 120 Quarry St, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Hosted by South Shore Young Democrats and OR Weymouth. 

In 2018, two members of South Shore Young Democrats spent a week in Dilley, TX at an immigration detention center helping families seeking asylum in the US. 
First portion of the event will include our two members sharing their first-hand experience of what goes on in these institutions. 
The second portion of the event will be a Q&A with an expert panel, including: 
(1) a community activist organization – Liza Ryan from MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition 
(2) a legal expert – Liz Goss of Goss & Associates, Immigration law firm 
(3) a legislative expert – State Senator Jamie Eldridge 
https://www.facebook.com/events/237035937192838/ 

01/30/2019 Worcester Norfolk District.Democratic Meeting

Wednesday, January 30, 7 PM
Uxbridge VFW, 13 Cross Road, Uxbridge

7:00 Meetings of individual towns 
7:30 Group agenda with discussion 
Congressman Jim McGovern will be joining us. 

01/30/2019 Ashland Dems Meeting and Election of Delegates to District Conference

Wednesday, January 30, 7 – 9 PM
WACA TV Studio, 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland

At this meeting we will elect delegates to attend and vote at the District Conference, which will be held on February 9th, to elect a new member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee. Any registered Democrat may run to be a delegate to the District Conference, but ONLY town committee members or associate members can vote for delegates. We encourage all who are eligible to participate in the caucus. Following the caucus, we’ll hold our regular monthly meeting. More information here: http://www.adtcmass.org/upcoming-events/januarymeeting 

01/30/2019 Bedford Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 30, 7 PM
Town Hall, Bedford

Contact: bedfordmassdems@gmail.com 

*01/30/2019 Andover DTC Meeting*

Wednesday, January 30, 7 PM
Andover Baptist Church

Agenda includes reorganization. 

*01/31/2019 E. Henry Twiggs 80th Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser*

Thursday, January 31, 6 – 8 PM
350 Grill Steak House, 350 Worthington Street, Springfield

The friends and family of E. Henry Twiggs, Springfield City Councilor, cordially invite you to an 80th birthday celebration in his honor. 
Suggested donation $100. 
RSVP 413-737-7306. 

01/31/2019 Littleton Town Democratic Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 31, 7 – 9 PM
Littleton Town Hall, Room 230, 37 Shattuck St.

Contact Rob with questions: rob@rghpc.com

02/01/2019 New Year, New Congress – Jim McGovern Event

Friday, February 1, 5:30 PM
Fiddler’s Green, 19 Temple Street, Worcester

Let’s kickoff the New Year & New Congress with Congressman Jim McGovern Chairman, House Committee on Rules. 
Tickets: $25. 
Kindly RSVP: seth@jimmcgovern.com or 508-795-1998. 

02/02/2019 Ipswich Democratic Town Committee Annual Awards Breakfast

Saturday, February 2, 10 AM – Noon 
Ipswich VFW, 110 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

The 2018 Community Service Award will go to the Ipswich Museum. Guest speaker will be Bob Markel. Bob was the Ipswich town manager, but most don’t know that he is also a professor of Political Science and has been actively involved with the Democratic Party. He will give us his thoughts on issues facing Ipswich, Massachusetts and the Nation. Please contact Patience Wales for tickets and additional information. Her email address is patiencewales@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/210962566516894/ 

*02/02/2019 Rockport Democratic Town Committee*

Saturday, February 2, 10:30 AM
Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street

The North Shore Coordinator from Representative Seth Moulton’s office will address the group and strategies for success in the upcoming primary season will be discussed. All Rockport residents who are registered as Democrats are encouraged to attend. New members are always welcome! 
Contact: Suellen Wedmore suellenwedmore@comcast.net

02/02/2019 Celebration of Newly-Elected Asian American Trailblazers

Saturday, February 2, Noon – 2 PM
WeWork – Fort Point, 51 Melcher St., Boston, MA 02210

Please join the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI) for a luncheon panel featuring the following recently elected: 
~ Rep. Tram Nguyen, first Vietnamese American woman elected to MA state legislature. 
~ Mehreen N. Butt, Town Councilor, first Muslim American woman elected to MA city or town council. 
~ Rep/ Maria Robinson, first Korean American woman elected to MA state legislature. 
~ Panel moderated by: Jessica Tang, BTU President, first person of color & member of the LGBTQ community elected as president of BTU. 
NOTE: Attendance limited to 75 guests. To reserve your spot, please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y9lbvgnz and for more information and questions, please contact Gianina Chua at gianina@aawpi.org

*02/02/2019 Town Hall with Cong. Jim McGovern and End Citizens United*

Saturday, February 2, 2 – 4 PM
The Deuce (World War II Club), 50 Conz St., Northampton, MA 01060

Let your voice be heard. Join Congressman Jim McGovern for a Town Hall Discussion with Tiffany Muller, President & Executive Director of End Citizens United.This event is free and open to the public, but if you plan on attending please sign up at https://secure.ngpvan.com/dva9016L9UuTpbRBcs3ROQ2 

*02/04/2019 Black Excellence on the Hill*

Monday, February 4, 11 AM – 1 PM
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Hosted by The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. Join elected officials, neighbors, business owners, and other community stakeholders as we celebrate Black culture, excellence, and achievement in the Commonwealth. The MBLLC will host the public as we hear from legislative leaders and honor the unsung heroes that make our communities thrive! Following the speaking program, attendees are invited to enjoy food and network as we celebrate Black History Month. See https://www.facebook.com/events/357968214993992/ 

*02/04/2019 Democratic State Committee Meeting*

Monday, February 4, 6 PM
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605

06:00pm Refreshments and networking. 
07:00pm Business meeting 

*02/04/2019 Haverhill Dems 2019 Kickoff*

Monday, February 4, 6:30 PM
Haverhill Public Library’s Johnson Auditorium

The Haverhill Democratic City Committee will be hosting a 2019 Kickoff meeting. The local legislative delegation, State Senator Diane DiZoglio and State Reps. Linda Dean Campbell, Andy Vargas and Christina Minicucci – has been invited to speak and mingle with members. The Committee will also hear a presentation from Rory Devlin, the North Shore Coordinator for the MA High School Democrats, info on the 2019 Dem. State Convention, and discussions with the Committee’s 3 very active subcommittees about members’ thoughts concerning 2018 activities and plans for 2019. For more info please email Bill Cox, Chairman of the Haverhill Democratic City Committee, at 978.374.6297 or BillCoxLaw@aol.com, or, Rosemary Young at young01950@yahoo.com

02/04/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting

Monday, February 4, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA

The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month. 

02/04/2019 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, February 4, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham Street, Wilmington

Monthly meeting featuring a presentation and mock election from Voter Choice MA (https://www.voterchoicema.org). 
This meeting will be informative and interactive; as always new members & guests are always welcome! 

*02/04/2019 Progressive Dems of MA Fund Our Future Forum*

Monday, February 4, 7 PM
Lexington High School Science Lecture Hall, 251 Waltham St., Lexington

Speakers: Representative Ken Gordon; Dr. Julie Hackett, Lexington Superintendent of Schools; Max Page, Massachusetts Teachers Association; Colin Jones, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Moderator: Mary Ann Stewart, Member Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more info see https://www.progressivedemsofmass.org 

02/06/2019 Bellingham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 7 PM
Arcand Room at Municipal Ctr., 10 Mechanic St.

For more info see http://bellinghamdems.org/ 

02/06/2019 Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 7 PM
Centerville Recreation Building, 524 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/306034600260242/ or https://www.barnstable-democrats.com 

02/07/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 7, 7 – 8:45 PM
Thayer Public Library, Program Room, 798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. 02184

Guest speaker: Holly Sullivan, Stand for Children MA. 
https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

*02/09/2019 Politics and Prose Book Club*

Saturday, February 9, 10:15 – 11:30 AM
Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Politics and Prose is a Book Club sponsored by the Beverly Democratic City Committee. Join us for our discussion of our first book, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek. https://www.facebook.com/events/1633451343621140/ 

*02/10/2019 Legal Information for Muslims & Other Immigrants*

Sunday, February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Weston Public Library Community Room, 87 School St., Weston, MA 02493

An overview of the Massachusetts legal system for beginners. You will learn about the District Attorney’s office, including about immigration issues and legal services available for Muslim immigrants and others. This WPL event is organized by the Nazda Alam Foundation. More info can be found at https://www.nazdaalamfoundation.org 

02/11/2019 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, February 11, 6:30 – 9 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778

Gather at 6:30 PM for socializing, meeting convenes at 7:00 after food orders are placed. Guest speaker: State Rep. Carmine Gentile and possibly others to be announced. RSVP to WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com

02/11/2019 Lowell Democratic City Committee Meeting

Monday, February 11, 7 PM
East End Club, 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell

Contact Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net for more information. 

*02/12/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting*

Tuesday, February 12, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell

Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

02/12/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, February 12, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 

For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

*02/12/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, February 12, 7 PM
TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

Contact: Email@medwaydemocrats.org . 

*02/12/2019 Mansfield Dems Panel*

Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 PM
National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture, 288 North Main Street, Mansfield

The Outreach Committee of the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee is proud to present the first event of a very dynamic speaker series – a thought provoking power panel of area elected women representatives who will share their experiences in political life from campaigns, careers, and life balance. 
The panel includes: 
– State Senator Becca Rausch, Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex District 
– State Representative Michelle DuBois, 10th Plymouth District 
– State Representative Maria Robinson, 6th Middlesex District 
– Quincy City Councilor Nina Liang, and EMERGE Executive Director 
We are very excited to host this panel of such extraordinary women. The public is enthusiastically invited. 
For more information visit our Facebook page, our website: www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfielddems@comcast.net or contact Affirmative Action and Outreach Advisor Sally Fehervari at 508-339-3145. 

02/13/2019 Hudson Dems Meeting

Wednesday, February 13, 7 PM
Avidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street Hudson, MA 01749

tate Rep Kate Hogan will be updating us on bills that will be discussed this session. Information: janefchertoff@gmail.com

02/13/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

State Rep. Dave Rogers will be our guest speaker. 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. 

02/14/2019 Chicopee Dems

Thursday, February 14, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013

For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, meghan.balakier@gmail.com 

02/15/2019 Speaker Robert DeLeo at Salem State University

Friday, February 15, 8 – 9 AM
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA 01970

Speaker Robert DeLeo of the Massachusetts House of Representatives will provide an update of the legislative progress and priorities. This event is free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-shore-alliance-policymaker-series-tickets-53311332631 

02/16/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting

Saturday, February 16, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford

$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information. 

02/16/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Saturday, February 16, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.

For more info contact Chairman Robert Isadore at velore20@gmail.com

02/18/2019 Harwich Democratic Town Committee 20th Annual JFK Presidents Day Brunch

Monday, February 18, 10 AM – Noon 
400 East Restaurant, 1421 Orleans Road (Rt 39), East Harwich, MA 02645

Save the Date. This year’s awardees will be Mabel Canto Democrat of the Year: Elizabeth Harder and James Noonan Community Service Award: Chris Joyce. More info to follow. 

02/19/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting

Tuesday, February 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 . 

02/24/2019 Groton Dems Meeting

Sunday, February 24, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton

All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

*02/25/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Monday, February 25, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 

*02/25/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting*

Monday, February 25, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 

Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaining meetings for 2019: 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

02/25/2019 South Shore Action Meeting

Monday, February 25, 7 PM
Hingham Public Library

Save the Date. 
Contact Ellen Whalen ellenwhalen@verizon.net

*02/26/2019 Protecting our Immigrant Neighbors: A Conversation w/Legislators*

Tuesday, February 26, 7 – 9 PM
First Parish in Wayland, 50 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778

Four local legislators will join together to discuss immigration issues on both the national and the local level, and to take your questions. State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Becca Rausch, along with State Representatives Carmine Gentile and Alice Peisch, will participate in a conversation moderated by Laura Wagner, Executive Director of UU Mass Action. Learn about the Safe Communities legislation and how you can support humane immigration policies. Plan to take advantage of this rare opportunity to talk with four legislators who are working for change. All are welcome. Brought to you by First Parish’s Immigration Justice Committee and the Uganda Project. https://www.facebook.com/events/2031265196966119/ 

*03/04/2019 Immigrants’ Day at the State House*

Monday, March 4, 10 AM – 2 PM
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Join MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition) for Immigrants’ Day, the biggest lobbying day of the year for immigrants, refugees and allies. Top of the agenda is the Safe Communities Act. Details on the speaking program will be announced soon. Please register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigrants-day-at-the-state-house-2019-tickets-54927627011 

*03/10/2019 Presentation on Ranked Choice Voting*

Sunday, March 10, 3 – 5 PM
Bemis Hall Second Floor Auditorium, 15 Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773

Hosted by the Lincoln Democratic Town Committee. Jim Henderson, Board Member and Legal Counsel for Voter Choice Massachusetts, will be presenting. Open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/1308594375947523/ 

*03/14/2019 Brockton Democratic City Committee – Legislative Reception*

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 – 9 PM
Tommy Doyle’s at Sidelines, 235 East Ashland St., Brockton, MA

Brockton Democratic City Committee presents the 2nd Thomas P. Kennedy Legislative Reception, with special guest speaker and honoree receiving the Kennedy Memorial Award to be announced and awarded that evening. 
Ticket price: $25. Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250. Please RSVP by March 4 at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brocktondems.org 

03/23/2019 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Stonewall 50th Anniversary Event

Saturday, March 23, 3 – 5:30 PM
Location TBA

Save The Date: Join the Bay State Stonewall Democrats as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Your donation will be instrumental in supporting LGBTQ+ candidates and causes. 

03/30/2019 Attleboro 22nd Annual Southeastern Massachusetts Democratic Spring Unity Brunch

Saturday, March 30, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

This event is hosted annually by the Attleboro Democratic City Committee. This event is open to the public. Join together with city & town committee members for a morning of good food and conversation with like-minded folks. Confirmed to Date: Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, State Rep Jim Hawkins, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, State Senators Becca Rausch & Paul Feeney, Governor’s Councilor Bob Jubinville, and Former Treasurer Steve Grossman. $20 per person. Tickets will be available at the door or purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to: Attleboro Democratic City Committee, c/o Jackie Romaniecki, Treasurer, 120 Augsburg Dr., Attleboro, MA 02703. For further information contact Ellen Parker at 508-222-3062 or Elparker2@gmail.com

*03/31/2019 Milford Democratic Town Committee’s Candidates Brunch*

Sunday, March 31, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The Crystal Room, 49 Cedar St., Milford, MA 01757

Join your fellow Democrats to meet the candidates for local office, and raise money for scholarships and other outreach efforts. https://www.facebook.com/events/770419569981832/ 

05/05/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Brunch

Sunday, May 5, 11 AM
Elks, Gloucester

Save the Date! 
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee has set the date for its annual fundraising brunch. 
Contact: Karen Neva Bell. kbellbassrocks@gmail.com 

09/14/2019 Convention!

Saturday, September 14
Mass Dems State Convention. 

11/12/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, November 12, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 

For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188.