October 18, 2019/Weekly Column

Canvassing Weekend! Election Season & More.

Greetings from Patrick (& Kate)


Dear Democrats, 

Happy Early Birthday (10/19) to the wonderful Kate Donaghue– she has been an inspiration to us all and we cannot thank her enough for all she does for this Dispatch and for the Democratic Party! See her special message below. 

It’s hard to believe that the November 5th Municipal elections are only 18 days away! Although they’re nonpartisan races, we know that these elections are going to have massive implications for our communities. So be sure to take advantage of a free weekend or early evening to canvass or phonebank for a Democrat that you support! The MassDems have created a handout (http://bit.ly/2qirszM) of places to get involved around the state and the country. If there are other races you’re working on or want to get involved with these campaigns this fall, email our MassDems Political Director, Nigel Simon, at nigel@massdems.org 

Have a great weekend! 

Sincerely, 

Patrick Coyne 
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

P.S. If you know of an event that’s not listed, reach out to us at events@massdems.org and we’ll include it in the next edition of the dispatch! If you have events that you would like to include in our weekly Dispatch, please email us at events@massdems.org by Thursday at 5:00 pm so we can include in our Friday email. 

An Invitation From Kate – My Birthday Canvass
Dear Democrats,
I’m making a special guest appearance to shamelessly exploit my birthday and invite people to volunteer in my honor! As Editor Emiritus of the Democratic Dispatch one of the perks is that I still get to promote my activities and causes. Check out my facebook post and join me for canvassing for a candidate or for the Environmental Voter Project. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/375360446697736/ or https://www.facebook.com/KateDonaghue ! 
And it wouldn’t be my birthday without Doors and Drinks. Join me on Friday 10/25 to help Samantha Perlman. 

After nineteen years of working on the Dispatch I’m thrilled that it continues in partnership with the Democratic Party. Five years ago, the Boston Globe profiled my door knocking efforts just in time for my birthday! As I was writing the Dispatch my social media started lighting up as people started reading the article! Here’s the link: 
https://bit.ly/1yJZGZd 

Democratically yours, 

Kate “Ironwoman” Donaghue 

November 5th: 2019 Municipal Elections!
November 5th, 2019 is election day for many municipalities across the Commonwealth! Be sure to make it to the polls if your city/town has an election, and spread the word to your family and friends! And keep in mind that polling locations run on different schedules depending on municipality. Check here to see all cities/towns holding elections and the hours that polls are open for each: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemuniele/munieleidx.htm If you have questions about voting, contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections and Voting Division at this toll free number: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683). You can also email the at elections@sec.state.ma.us If you have further questions, contact the MassDems office at 617-939-0800 or at contact@massdems.org

Ideas for Committees–Nomination Papers!
As a reminder, the deadline to submit nomination papers to your local board of registrars or election commissioners is Friday, November 8th, 2019. Once approved by local officials, you must then file them with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. Looking for more information about the DTC nomination paper process? The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website has a 2020 elections brochure (http://bit.ly/2020TWBrochure) and nomination paper check-list (http://bit.ly/2020TWCheckList) that you can check out! If you have any further questions or concerns about this process, you can call the MassDems office at (617) 939-0800 or email the MassDems Political Director, Nigel Simon, at nigel@massdems.org!

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

Event details:

10/18/2019 Wayland Dems Monthly Breakfast
Friday, October 18, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778

Drop in any time between 7 – 9AM for coffee, breakfast, and informal conversation with local Democrats. Find them in the side room at Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com 

10/18/2019 Middleboro Democratic Town Committee Annual Italian Night
Friday, October 18, 6 – 10 PM
Middleboro Elks, 24 High Street, Middleboro
Tickets are $20 a person or $30 a family. The night will be filled with fantastic home made food, great conversation and the chance to hear and talk with Democratic Candidates.  All proceeds will be put toward efforts for the 2020 Elections!  Help turn the South Shore BLUE! Any questions contact the Chair, Rich Young at 508-944-5933 or email rjy@Comcast.net 

10/19/2019 Woburn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 9 AM
American Legion, 194 Lexington Street, Woburn
They will nominate and vote for City Chair; nominations taken on the floor, vote by current membership. This also will be the last call to sign up for Ward Committees before they appear on March 2020 Presidential Ballot. Local municipal candidates were also invited to attend and give a 2 minute campaign speech – candidates or representatives can contact WoburnDems@gmail.com to be included in the speaking program.  2020 Presidential and Senate campaigns will be offered tables to share information for the purposes of recruiting volunteers (volunteers are welcome to staff tables). Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served. Questions: WoburnDems@gmail.com 

10/19/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 10 AM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden 02148
Please note different location for this month’s meeting!  For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

*10/19/2019 Southbridge Democratic Town Committee October Meeting*
Saturday, October 19, 10 AM
Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St, Southbridge
The meeting is open to all Southbridge Democrats! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227821914174488/ 

*10/19/2019 Town Hall in Andover in Congressman Seth Moulton*
Saturday, October 19, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Doherty Middle School, 50 Bartlet St, Andover
Join Congressman Seth Moulton for a meet and greet. He will listen, take your questions, and share with you what he is working on in Congress. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/502579757141278/ 

*10/19/2019 Worcester Meet & Greet with Congressman Joe Kennedy III*
Saturday, October 19, Noon
Fiddlers’ Green Pub/Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre 19 Temple St, Worcester
Join Congressman Kennedy for a meet and greet in Worcester. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1258183441020891/ 

*10/19/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee*
Saturday, October 19, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
At this meeting they will be taking the first step in the re-organization of the committee. Chair Robert Isadore will have nomination papers, those who wish to run for re-election to the full committee must sign the nomination papers. The dead line to file the papers is November 8 at 5pm. If you are not able to be at this meeting and have any questions or wish to sign the nomination papers, please reach out to Robert Isadore ASAP: velore20@gmail.com 

*10/19/2019 Somerville Meet & Greet with Congressman Joe Kennedy III*
Saturday, October 19, 4 – 6 PM
Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery 25 Bow St, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Join Congressman Kennedy for a meet and greet in Somerville. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/469907363613733/ 

*10/20/2019 2019 Annual Chicopee Democratic Breakfast*
Sunday, October 20, 9:30 AM – Noon 
Munich Haus Restaurant, 13 Center St, Chicopee
9:30am- Coffee and Conversation, 10:00am- Breakfast. Guest Speaker: U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey. Democrat of the Year: Susan Knightly; Democrat of Distinction: State Senator Eric P. Lesser; Activist or the Year: UFCW Local 1459 President Tyrone C. Housey. Purchase tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/chicopee.breakfast Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/403115557052769/ 

10/20/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) Annual Brunch
Sunday, October 20, 10 AM – Noon 
Lenzi’s, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, MA 01826
Tickets: $40 per person or $350 for table of 10. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/2433377630045718/ for more info. 

*10/20/2019 Worcester Meet & Greet with Senator Ed Markey*
Sunday, October 20, 1 – 4 PM
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St, Worcester, MA 01604
Join Team Markey to learn more about the 2020 race and hear directly from Senator Markey. Doors open at 12:45pm. Details and RSVP: https://secure.ngpvan.com/rbK23UQ9n062YfNcrk3OVw2 

*10/20/2019 Brookline Dems Garden Party*
Sunday, October 20, 3 – 5 PM
37 Hyslop Road, Brookline
The Brookline Democratic Town Committee’s most sizzling social event of the year! Come hear from Brookline’s Democratic elected officials and candidates at the Home of State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg! Guests include: Governor Michael Dukakis, State Constitutional Officers, candidates for the 4th Congressional District, Brookline’s State Representatives, and many more yet to confirm! Tickets are only $10.00 each (additional contributions always welcome!). For more info and to RSVP go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gardenparty2019 or send an e-mail to BDTC@BrooklineDems.org to let them know you want to attend! 

10/20/2019 Silent Auction to benefit the Ipswich Democratic Town Committee
Sunday, October 20, 4 – 7 PM
True North Ale, 116 County Road, Ipswich
Silent Auction, Games, Music. Proceeds to benefit Ipswich Town Democratic Committee 2020. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/451718142095072/ 

*10/20/2019 North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, October 20, 5 PM
Haston Free Library, 61 N Main St, North Brookfield
The North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee meets monthly and is dedicated to civic engagement on the local, state, and national level.  They welcome new members, including unenrolled voters who are looking to make a positive impact in their community. Contact: northbrookfielddemocrats@gmail.com 
10/20/2019 Boston District 5 Councilor Candidate Ricardo Arroyo’s Birthday Celebration
Sunday, October 20, 6 PM
The Square Root, 2 Corinth Avenue. Roslindale
General Admission: $32; Friend: $100; Sponsorship opportunities also available. Contact: ctericardoarroyo@gmail.com http://votearroyo.com/ 

*10/20/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, October 20, 7 PM
Saugus Police/Fire Station, 27 Hamilton Avenue, Saugus
Jim Tozza and Debra Panetta will be the guest speakers. Jim is running for a seat on the Saugus Housing Authority and Deb is running for re-election to the Saugus Board of Selectmen. Contact: lincoln66in56@verizon.net 

*10/21/2019 Grassroots Happy Hour with Senator Cory Booker in Boston*
Monday, October 21, 5:30 – 8 PM
Game On Fenwaym 82 Lansdowne St, Boston
Join Team Cory, co-hosted by The Next 50, for a grassroots happy hour with Senator Cory Booker. Doors open at 5:30pm — the main reception begins at 6:00pm. They expect a large crowd and strongly recommend early arrival. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520491965401156/ 

*10/21/2019 Men Partnering to Prevent Domestic Violence Forum with State Sen. Barry Finegold, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, and others*
Monday, October 21, 6 PM
Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover
Speakers: State Senator Barry Finegold, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Former Red Sox player & World Series Champion Manny Delcarmen, Seth Avakian, Harvard University Title IX Program Officer, Diana Mancera, Director of Membership and Programs at Jane Doe, the statewide domestic violence coalition, and Sandy Almonte, Delamano, Inc. Doors: 6:00 pm Speaking Program 6:30-7:30 pm. Questions & Community Discussion 7:30-8:00 pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/621929171545580/ 

10/21/2019 Wayland DTC Meeting
Monday, October 21, 6:30 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
Social hour at 6:30PM, business meeting at 7PM. All welcome! Please RSVP: waylanddems@gmail.com

10/21/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, October 21, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
All are welcome. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

10/21/2019 Sandwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, October 21, 7 PM
Sandwich Council on Aging, 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich
They will collect member’s signatures for 2020 nomination papers. All are welcome. Contact: matthewcubetus@gmail.com 

*10/22/2019 Transforming Our Communities through Civic Engagement*
Tuesday, October 22, 8 – 11 AM
The UMass Club, 1 Beacon St, Boston
Parenting Journey’s second annual Social and Family Justice Institute will reconvene cross-sector stakeholders and partners to focus on Transforming Our Communities through Civic Engagement. Join professionals from non-profits, government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and corporations to address systems in our society that disproportionately affect people of color, low-income families, and immigrants. Tickets are $35. Details and registration: https://parentingjourney.org/social-family-justice-institute/register/ 
10/22/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, October 22, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*10/22/2019 Newton Ward 4 Democrats Meeting*
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 – 9 PM
55 St Mary’s St, Lower Falls
Join the Ward 4 Dems for their October Meeting. Details: https://newtondems.org/calendar/2019/10/22/ward-4-dems-meeting 

*10/23/2019 Get Out The Vote Spaghetti Supper with Mayor Joe Petty*
Wednesday, October 23, 5 – 7 PM
Compass Tavern, 90 Harding St, Worcester
Join the Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Joe Petty for spaghetti supper. Cost: $25, $50, $100. Donate online:  http://www.josephpetty.com/ RSVP: 508-799-4332 or petty4mayor@gmail.com 
10/23/2019 Wellesley Grassroots Fundraiser for DNC Organizing Corps 2020
Wednesday, October 23, 7 – 9 PM
RSVP for Address
Please join Norm and Amy Gorin for a briefing on Organizing Corps 2020 — an unprecedented, multi-million dollar investment to train 1,000 organizers in 7 key battleground states for the eventual Democratic nominee. Meg Ansara, co-founder of Organizing Corps 2020 and president of 270 Strategies will be the keynote speaker. RSVP: https://orgcorps2020.com/Wellesley Contact: sam@organizingcorps2020.com 

*10/23/2019 Natick Democratic Town Committee Meeting featuring Senator Becca Rausch*
Wednesday, October 23, 7 – 9 PM
Natick Town Hall, 3rd Floor, 13 E Central St, Natick
Learn about Senator Rausch’s pending legislation and how we can act now to support Democratic Values in our own backyard. Contact: contact@natickdems.org 

*10/24/2019 Annual Bay State Stonewall Democrats General Membership Meeting & Social*
Thursday, October 24, 3 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton St, Framingham
At their annual meeting, the BSSDs 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. To be a voting member at the annual meetings, you can join at the following levels: $35 – Single, $65 – Couple, $25 – Student/Senior/Youth. Waivers are available by emailing bssd@baystatestonewalldemocrats.org. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402999010637341/ 

10/24/2019 Lawrence DCC Municipal Candidate Forum
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 – 8 PM
Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841
Join for a chance to meet and listen to candidates running for local elected office. There will be candidates running for City Council and School Committee. The event will be broadcast on the Lawrence DCC Facebook page and recorded as well. Details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2474624886154836/ 

10/24/2019 Bev Dems Cocktail Fundraiser
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 PM
John’s Bar and Grill, 392 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
Join the Beverly Democrats for their Cocktail Fundraiser. Catch up with political friends and hear from local candidates. Suggested Donations: Single – $25; Couple – $40; Sponsor – $100; Friend – $250; Champion -$500. Donate online:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cocktailfundraiser Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256603334465568/ 

*10/24/2019 An Evening Honoring Mayor Joseph M. Petty*
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 PM
El Basha, 256 Park Ave, Worcester
Suggested contributions: $150, $250, $500. Donate online: http://www.josephpetty.com/ 

10/24/2019 Fundraiser for State House candidate Deb Busser (1st Middlesex)
Thursday, October 24, 6 – 8 PM
The Groton Inn at 128 Main Street in Groton
Join Deb Busser for her campaign kickoff. Donate and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/debskickofffundraiser Questions: info@debforstaterep.com 

10/24/2019 Reception for New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Candidate for US Senate
Thursday, October 24, 6:30 PM
RSVP for Address
Join Women Engaged for a reception with NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who is running for US Senate in New Mexico. Contributions can be sent to: Maggie Toulouse Oliver for Senate, PO Box 473, Albuquerque, NM 87103 Or online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/women.engage.10.24.19 For more information, directions or to RSVP, please contact Kyra Ellis-Mooreat (505) 604-6751or kyra@maggietoulouseoliver.com 

*10/24/2019 Ashland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, October 24, 7 – 8:30 PM
Ashland Public Library, Shiesske Meeting Room, 66 Front Street, Ashland
Guests and prospective members are always welcome. At each meeting, they collect donations for the Ashland Food Pantry. Contact: ashlanddems@gmail.com 

*10/24/2019 Clinton DTC October Meeting*
Thursday, October 24, 7 – 9 PM
Presentation Apartments, 309 Church Street, Clinton
The Clinton Democratic Town Committee holds monthly membership meetings, any Democrat interested in being a member, an associate member, or participating in our programs and discussions is welcome to attend. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3177972405577872/ 

*10/24/2019 Medford Candidates Forum – City Council*
Thursday, October 24, 7 – 9 PM
Medford City Hall, 85 George P Hassett Dr, Medford
Sponsored by the Medford Democratic City Committee and Medford Ward 6 Democratic Committee. The event will take place at Medford City Hall in the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers on the 2nd Floor. The event is free to the public. All the Medford candidates have been invited. The moderator for the forums is Henry Milorin, who is the Chair of the Ward 6 committee. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2188932281399713/ 

10/25/2019 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner
Friday, October 25, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet
Honoring Esther and Richard Elkin. Hosted by Representative Sarah Peake, Senator Julian Cyr, and Kathryn Smith, 2019 Boston Women’s March leader and Student Activist. Piano music by Noel Tipton. Dinner catered by Van Rensselaer’s. Reserve your tickets today, $50 per person. Purchase online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2019gray Or mail your check to PO Box 27, Wellfleet, MA 02667 and make payable to “Wellfleet DTC” Questions: wellfleetdems@gmail.com or 508-237-3133. 

10/25/2019 Annual Reception in Support of Congressman Jim McGovern
Friday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St, Worcester MA
Suggested donation: $1,000, $500, 250, $100. Please make checks payable to “Re-Elect McGovern Committee” and mail to PO Box 60405, Worcester MA or donate online at https://www.jimmcgovern.com/annual2019 RSVP: 508-795-1998 or rsvp@jimmcgovern.com 

10/26/2019 Ward 20 Boston Democratic Committee Fall Breakfast
Saturday, October 26, 9:30 – 11 AM
Corrib Pub & Restaurant, 2030 Centre St, West Roxbury
Guest speakers Senator Mike Rush and Representative Ed Coppinger. Suggested donation: $25, $50, $100. Contact: w20boston@gmail.com 

10/26/2019 Clam Boil Fundraiser for State Representative Carole Fiola
Saturday, October 26, 1 – 2 PM
Fall River Elks Lodge, 4500 North Main Street
Join a clam boil with State Rep. Carole Fiola and friends. Tickets are $35. Serving from 1-2 and doors open at 12. To purchase tickets and RSVP contact 508-641-0297 or carolefiola@aol.com. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/753756508415147/ 

*10/26/2019 Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Regular Meeting*
Saturday, October 26, 1:30 – 3 PM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Ave, Springfield
The Ward 6 Committee will be holding its October Meeting to continue preparations for the Presidential primary, reelection of the committee, the municipal election and additional committee-building activities. *Note, the library closes at 3:00 so the meeting will adjourn BEFORE then. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1095853140607411/ 

10/26/2019 Mass Alliance Cape & Islands Celebration of Progressive Champions with Sen Cyr
Saturday, October 26, 2 – 4 PM
RSVP for Address
Celebrate progressive champions, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020 with Senator Julian Cyr! Tickets: $30 Email martha@massalliance.org with any questions. Students/activists, contact Martha to receive a reduced ticket rate. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2416184298465781/ Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNjU= 

10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8 – 11 AM
Franco-American Hall, (Franco Amvets Post 161), 535 Western Ave., Lynn
A plentiful breakfast will be provided. Donation per person:$30.00 in advance, $35:00 at the door. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Jane Cahill, LDCC Treasurer, 169 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net 

10/27/2019 2019 Annual Agawam Democratic Committee Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Oakridge Country Club, 850 S Westfield St, Feeding Hills, MA
Join the Agawam DTC for their 2019 breakfast event. Social hour at 9:30am. Suggested ticket prices: $30.00. Purchase here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/adc2019 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/507612443349055/ 

10/27/2019 31st Annual Quincy Democratic City Committee Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 10 AM – Noon 
Quincy Sons of Italy, 120 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA, 02169
U.S. Senator Ed Markey will be the keynote speaker. 2019 Dennis F. Ryan Community Award will be presented to State Senator John F. Keenan. This award, given in the name of an outstanding individual who was passionate in his support and beliefs of the Democratic Party, is being awarded to John who exemplifies those principles through his words and deeds. Tickets are $30 and sponsorship/program book placements are available. More info and ticket details: https://www.quincydems.com/events/2018/10/21/30th-annual-qdcc-breakfast-nxad4 

10/27/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, October 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 

10/27/2019 Acton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 27, 6 PM
Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720
Contact: actondems@gmail.com 

10/28/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 28, 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 their Facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings: https://www.facebook.com/plymouthmassdems/ Remaining meetings for 2019: 11/18, 12/16. 

10/28/2019 Northborough DTC Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 28, 7 – 8:45 PM
Northborough Free Library conference room, 34 Main St, Northborough MA 01532
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. GPS directions are incorrect. 

10/28/2019 Hanson DTC Meeting
Monday, October 28, 7 PM
Hanson Police Station Community Room, 775 Main St, Hanson, MA 02341
All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/HansonMaHansonDemocraticTownCommittee/ 

*10/28/2019 Marblehead DTC October Monthly Meeting*
Monday, October 28, 7 – 9 PM
The Marblehead Democratic Town Committeem Marblehead Community Ctr, 10 Humphrey St., Marblehead
The first guest will be Dr. Alexandra Pineros Shields, who is currently the Executive Director of ECCO (Essex County Community Organization). She will share her insights on a humane immigration policy and legislation, and give an update on current issues affecting immigrants. The other guest will be Lisa Peterson, Salem City Councilor, who is running for Congress in CD 6. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229967947190711/ 

10/29/2019 Celebration of Rep David Linsky’s 20 Years of Service
Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant Street South, Natick, Massachusetts
Please join in celebrating Rep Linsky’s 20 years of service in the Massachusetts House of Representatives; Donations accepted at https://www.davidlinsky.org/ Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598426527357471/ 

10/29/2019 Quincy Democratic City Committee Candidate Forum
Tuesday, October 29, 6 – 9 PM
Central Middle School, 875 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02170
The Quincy Democratic City Committee is holding a night with the municipal candidates on the November 5th, 2019 ballot. Central Middle School has handicap accessible parking and wheelchair accessible ramps and seating. For specific accessibility related questions please reach out to the Quincy Dems: alicia.gardner6@gmail.com Details: https://www.quincydems.com/events/2019/10/29/candidates-forum 

*11/01/2019 Monthly First Friday Breakfast with the South Hadley Democrats*
Friday, November 1, 7:30 – 9 AM
Tailgate Picnic Deli at the Village Commons, 7 College Street, South Hadley
Join the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee for coffee, conversation and carbs (they supply the pastries). Drop in between 7:30-9:00am-ish; newcomers are welcomed. Park and enter from the rear lot. Details: https://southhadleydemocrats.blogspot.com/2019/09/september-2019.html 

11/02/2019 Get Out The Vote Rally with Congressman Jim McGovern and the MassDems
Saturday, November 2, 11 AM
Rock of Salvation Church, 829 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Congressman McGovern will be hosting a Get Out The Vote Rally with the Massachusetts Democratic Party for this year’s municipal elections in Worcester. Each candidate will be given time to speak at the rally. More detailed information about the rally will be forthcoming. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VtloQo 

11/03/2019 South Shore Dems of the Year 2019
Sunday, November 3, 10:30 AM – 1 PM
South Shore Country Club, 274 South St, Hingham, MA
Please join the South Shore Democratic Caucus PAC for the 2019 Democrat of the Year Breakfast. They will be honoring the following activists for their commitment and contributions to our Democratic values and campaigns: Weymouth: Lee Godbout (in memoriam); Cohasset: Ashley Colleary; Duxbury: Mary Pat Dodge; Hingham: Meg Glazer; Hull: Christine Jauregui; Marshfield: Sean Costello; Norwell: Alison Demong; Scituate: Cynthia Medeiros. Tickets must be purchased in advance and they always sell out ahead of the event – no tickets at the door, sorry! Purchase here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/doy19 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394360590712624/ 

*11/04/2019 Wilmington DTC Meeting*
Monday, November 4, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
Details: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems/ 

*11/04/2019 Town Hall in Ipswich in Congressman Seth Moulton*
Monday, November 4, 7 – 8 PM
Winthrop Elementary School, 65 Central St, Ipswich
Join Congressman Seth Moulton for a meet and greet. He will listen, take your questions, and share with you what he is working on in Congress. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3041167255899439/ 

*11/05/2019 Young Dems Meet and Greet with Sen Becca Rausch*
Tuesday, November 5, 7 – 10 PM
Eagle Brook Saloon 258 Dedham St, Norfolk
Q&A with Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex Senator Becca Rausch. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2566403143381172/ 

*11/05/2019 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 – 9 PM
Wrentham Senior Center, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093
All voters (and soon to be voters) are welcome! Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected. Those who are thinking about running for office as a Democrat, who want to meet Democrats running for office, or who are concerned about specific issues are encouraged to attend. Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/10. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/761063740913682/ 

11/05/2019 2019 Municipal Elections!
Poll location hours are dependent on municipality
Be sure to make it to the polls if your city/town has an election, and spread the word to your family and friends! Polling locations run on different schedules depending on your municipality. Check here to see all cities/towns holding elections and the hours that polls are open for each: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemuniele/munieleidx.htm If you have questions about voting contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections and Voting Division: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) (toll free number) or at elections@sec.state.ma.us If you have further questions, contact the MassDems office at 617-939-0800 or at contact@massdems.org 

*11/06/2019 Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, November 6, 7 – 8:30 PM
Hyannis Youth and Community Center 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis
Join the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee to discuss local, state, and national issues that relate to the Democratic Party. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/928802870817384/ 

*11/07/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, November 7, 7 – 9 PM
Grafton Municipal Center, Room E, 30 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519
Business meeting, generally the first Thursday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. Additionally, the Grafton DTC Coffee Hour on 10/19 has been cancelled. 

*11/07/2019 Newton Dems Exec Committee Meeting*
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 – 9 PM
Women’s Club, 72 Columbus Street, Newton
Regular meeting of the Newton Dems executive committee whose members include Ward and City Committee officers. All are welcome. Open to the public. Details: https://newtondems.org/calendar/jul2019-meeting-fcm67-2z9jd 

11/09/2019 Progressive Mass All-Member Meeting: Making Massachusetts Progressive Again
Saturday, November 9, 12:30 AM – 4 PM
Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Save the Date! Join with other activists from across the state for the first Progressive Mass all-member meeting in several years. Speakers for the panels include: Sen. Becca Rausch, Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Tami Gouveia, Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, Merrie Najimy (Mass Teacher Association), Deb Pasternak (Mass Sierra Club), Mare-Frances Rivera (MassBudget), and Dalida Rocha (SEIU 32BJ). 
The Congregational Church of Needham offers free parking. It is also a short walk from the Needham Center commuter rail stop and accessible via a 15-minute bus ride on the 56 from Newton Highlands MBTA stop. All are welcome. Dues-paying members will vote that morning on new bylaws and new board members. Contact: issues@progressivemass.com Details and registration: https://www.progressivemass.com/2019-member-meeting 

*11/09/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, November 9, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/426144781299838/ 

*11/09/2019 Coffee with Upton Dems!*
Saturday, November 9, 9 – 10 AM
Breakfast at Stephanie’s, 3 Farm Street, Upton
Join the Upton Democratic Town Committee for breakfast and coffee in town. Come for informal chats, to make connections and to have fun with members of our community. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402239197328632/ 

*11/09/2019 Concord DTC Meeting: Featuring State Senator Mike Barrett*
Saturday, November 9, 10 AM – 11 PM
Concord Library-Fowler Branch, 1322 Main St, Concord
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/705029946629912/ 

*11/10/2019 Meet Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) with Congresswoman Katherine Clark in Lincoln*
Sunday, November 10, 2 – 4 PM
Home in Lincoln
A former CIA agent, Congresswoman Spanberger was one of the seven “Security Democrats” whose Washington Post op-ed was influential in launching the House impeachment inquiry. She has already been targeted by the Republican Congressional Committee. Help her hold this important seat and maintain the Democratic majority in the House! Donate and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier19spanbergerlincoln 

*11/10/2019 Meet Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) in Newton*
Sunday, November 10, 5 – 7 PM
Home in Newton
A former CIA agent, Congresswoman Spanberger was one of the seven “Security Democrats” whose Washington Post op-ed was influential in launching the House impeachment inquiry. She has already been targeted by the Republican Congressional Committee. Help her hold this important seat and maintain the Democratic majority in the House! Donate and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier19spanberger 

*11/11/2019 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, November 11, 7 – 8:30 PM
The Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin
The meeting lasts from 7 PM to 8:30 PM with networking from 8:30 PM to 9 PM. All are welcome. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/722887531410982/ 

*11/11/2019 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting with Congresswoman Katherine Clark*
Monday, November 11, 7 – 9 PM
University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Description:Congresswoman Katherine Clark talks to the CDCC about impeachment. Note the change of date! Contact: cambridgedems@gmail.com 

*11/12/2019 Wellesley DTC November Meeting*
Tuesday, November 12, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Needham resident and DTC member Heather Yountz was part of a team of five legal professionals who traveled to Tijuana for five days early this year to provide legal services through Al Otro Lado. She will talk about her time in Tijuana as well as her work as an immigration lawyer in MA. 7pm Social Hour, 7:30pm Business Meeting, 8pm Presentation. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/immigration-law 

*11/12/2019 Stow Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 PM
Randall Library,19 Crescent St, Stow, Massachusetts 01775
Monthly meeting of the Stow DTC. https://www.facebook.com/events/476714259588319/ 

*11/13/2019 Fall Democratic State Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM
IBEW Local 103: 256 Freeport St Dorchester, Boston
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee is holding their Fall meeting. Refreshments are at 6:00 pm and the meeting begins at 7:00 pm. More details and information: https://massdems.org/your-party/state-committee/ 

*11/13/2019 Belmont DTC November Meeting*
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 PM
Belmont Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Select Board Room, 455 Concord Ave. Belmont, MA
Refreshments at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7:00pm. Guest Speaker Greg Dennis from Rank Choice Voting with mock election to further educate folks on Rank Choice Voting more info: https://www.voterchoicema.org/. Contact: http://belmontdemocrats.org/contact/ Details: http://belmontdemocrats.org/event/november-13-bdtc-meeting/ 

11/14/2019 Mass Alliance Celebration of Progressive Champions Western MA with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
Thursday, November 14, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP for Address
Celebrate progressive champions, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020 with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa! Tickets: $30. We can’t wait to see you there! Please email martha@massalliance.org to RSVP, receive the location, or with any questions. Additionally email Martha to receive a discounted student or activist ticket rate. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/514896122415166/ Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNjY= 

*11/14/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, November 14, 7 – 8:45 PM
Logan Auditorium of Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree
Join the Braintree Dems for their monthly meeting. They will be discussing the results of the local election and introducing candidates running for Norfolk County offices in 2020.  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

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. 

11/17/2019 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 AM – 12:30 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 

*11/19/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, November 19
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 

11/21/2019 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! 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 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/ 

12/01/2019 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.  

*12/17/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, December 17
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 

Submitting Events
Please send us your Democratic events. We want to publicize what you are doing. We usually go to press on Friday PM, so make sure you send your info no later than Thursday evening to get into that week’s issue. 
1) Use subject line “For the Dispatch” 
2) Put your event information in text format in the body of the email. Please include start time, end time (if any), location (with street address for GPS), event description (it’s good to mention food/drink/donations/RSVP), and a link to more info. 
3) Send to events@massdems.org 

Ideas for Committees – Preview of Reorganization Timeline – Advice
08/01/19 Last day for city and ward committees to notify the Secretary of Commonwealth of the number of members to be elected to each ward and town committee. 
08/06/19 Nomination papers available at the Election Division in the Office of the Secretary of the Common wealth and some city and town clerks’ offices for ward, town and state committee. 
11/08/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to submit ward, town or state committee nomination papers to Registars of Voters for certification of signatures. 
11/15/19 Last day and hour (5PM) for Registrars of Voters to complete certification of signatures on nomination papers for ward, town and state committees. 
11/19/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to file ward, town and state committee nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
OVERVIEW AND NOTES 
Every four years Democratic Town and Ward Committees need to reorganize. 
Check the calendar above and think about either scheduling meetings that allow you to take the actions listed above or if your current meeting schedule allows you to accomplish what needs to be done. 
In brief the process starts with each committee choosing the potential number of members to be elected on the ballot. Generally I encourage committees to “Fill Every Seat. Legally, each committee can set the number between 3 and 35. I mention this now to encourage people to think about this issue now so that you can have a vote in time to get the information to the SOC on or before 08/01. 
Between 8/6 and 11/9 nomination papers need to be circulated and signed. It’s prudent to have a meeting during this time as well as a plan to connect with people who might not attend a meeting. 
Finally, it’s good to schedule time to get the papers into the SOC.