June 11, 2018/Weekly Column

Convention Week Issue – Many New Events – 06/08/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats,

Thanks to all who attended the convention. Whether you were a delegate, an alternate, a campaign staffer/volunteer or a MassDems staffer/volunteer you all were part of making the convention work.

It was so much fun seeing Democrats from across the state and friends from across the country. And it was gratifying to hear from so many Dispatch readers who were helped by the Convention Guide. If you forwarded the Dispatch to someone, please invite them to join the Dispatch:
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This Saturday, June 9th, there will be a memorial service held to honor the life of State Committee Member and Framingham State Representative Chris Walsh. The memorial, hosted by the City of Framingham, will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the steps of the Framingham Memorial Building and will include a procession by the Massachusetts National Lancers, a ceremonial cavalry group headquartered in South Framingham. It will be followed by remembrances at 4 p.m. and a reception at 5 p.m. in Nevins Hall.
https://www.framinghamma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1769

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.

RaiseUp Week of Action
6/11 02:00pm Rally with Poor People’s Campaign, State House
6/12 01:00pm Action for a Living Tipped Wage, State House, 3rd Floor
6/13 11:00am Defend Sunday Time-And-A-Half, Downtown Crossing
6/14 04:00pm Oppose a Teen Sub-Minimum Wage, State House
Links: Monday https://www.facebook.com/events/206165170194416/
Tuesday https://www.facebook.com/events/216318105836533/
Wednesday https://www.facebook.com/events/269271316968830/
Thrusday https://www.facebook.com/events/502149363532833/

DNC – “I WILL RUN”
This week the DNC launched a new online hub called “I Will Run” that streamlines all of the tools a candidate might need in order to run a successful campaign. Through this first-of-its-kind hub, Democratic candidates will have access to a list of best-in-class tools and vendors – digital, finance, research, security, training, and voter outreach – that they will need through the life cycle of a campaign, complete with negotiated pricing.
https://bit.ly/2wzCQdi

Office of Campaign and Political Finance (Comm. of Mass) Campaign Finance Seminars
Andover June 13, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall
OCPF’s campaign finance seminars last one hour. All candidates, treasurers and committees are invited, including local party committees. For more see http://www.ocpf.us

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

Sat 06/09 *Coffee with Congressman Jim McGovern in Grafton*
*Mike Capuano and Bay State Stonewall Democrats Pride Breakfast*
Holyoke Democratic City Committee Meeting
Winchendon Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting
*Coffee and conversations Public with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative*
*March with Democrats in Boston Pride*
*Breakfast and March with Joe Kennedy*
Rockport Democratic Town Committee Meeting
*Michelle Wu: Boston Pride Breakfast*
*Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*
*Concord Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting
Elizabeth Warren Fundraiser with Melissa Etheridge
Alex Bezanson for State Representative Comedy Night with Dave Russo
Sun 06/10 *Join Senator Sal DiDomenico for the Bunker Hill Day Parade*
*Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District Forum in Lowell*
*Fundraiser for Jamie Eldridge*
*Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting*
*Bob Massie Celebratory Concert*
Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting
Mon 06/11 Lexington Democrats – Annual Picnic
*Shannon McAuliffe for Suffolk DA Meet & Greet with Sheriff Steve Tompkins & Jeff Ross*
*Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
*Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
*Central Mass Young Democrats June Meeting & Social*
Tue 06/12 Artists for Ayanna Pressley
*Fundraiser for Maura Healey in Medfield*
Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting
Billerica DTC Meeting
Drinking Liberally of Waltham
Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Pat Jehlen Women’s Night
*Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting*
*State Senate Candidates Debate for the Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex District*
*First Franklin District State Rep Candidates Forum*
*Campaign Kickoff for Christina Eckert*
*Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting with Jimmy Tingle*
Dover Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Neponset Valley Young Democrats June Meeting
*Littleton Town Democratic Committee Quarterly Meeting*
Wed 06/13 *Michelle Wu Summer Kickoff Celebration*
*Event Honoring Attorney General Maura Healey*
*Campaign Kickoff for State Senate Candidate John Drinkwater*
Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle in Wellfleet
*third Congressional District Nonpartisan Candidates Debate*
Hudson Dems with Quentin Palfrey
Thu 06/14 *Lori Trahan Breakfast Reception n Littleton*
*Jean Strauss for State Rep Campaign Kickoff*
Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
North Andover Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
1st Franklin State Rep Meet & Greet
Jimmy Tingle Meet and Greet with Barney Frank
Gloucester DCC Meeting
Fri 06/15 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Sat 06/16 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting with Suzanne Bump
*Lincoln “Celebration of Democracy” 2018 convention review and rally*
*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*
*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*
*Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting with Jason Lewis and Candida Sam Hammar*
Mon 06/18 *Celebrating Our Criminal Justice Reform Victory w/State Rep. Mary Keefe*
Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump
Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting
*Senator Jason Lewis Community Conversation: The Future of Work in the Commonwealth*
*A Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis*
South Shore Action Forum Featuring Former Governor Michael Dukakis
Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
*Get Organized for the 2018 Midterm Elections*
Tue 06/19 Getting to the Point with Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Bellingham Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Kick-Off
Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts celebrates 45 years
Wed 06/20 North Shore Reception in Honor of Jay Gonzalez, Democrat for Governor
Westford DTC Meeting
“Democracy Through the Looking Glass”
*Fundraiser for Ed Kennedy, State Senate*
Progressive Mass Summer Soiree and Awards
Melrose Democratic City Committee monthly meeting
Thu 06/21 Dennis Democratic Town Committee’s monthly Blue Drinks
*Kathy LaNatra For State Rep. Campaign Kickoff*
*North Shore Pride with Eileen Duff for Governor’s Council*
South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Carmine Gentile Summer Reception
*Jay Kaufman’s 15th Middlesex District Candidate Forum*
Fri 06/22 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally
Sat 06/23 *North Central Mass Volunteer Workshop*
Mayor Paul Heroux’s Annual Cookout
*Stoughton Democratic Town Committee Annual Fund Raiser Summer Barbeque*
*Congressman Bill Keating Fundraiser in Harwich*
*Beers with Ben Bloomenthal for State Representative*
Somerville Democratic City Committee Picnic
Sun 06/24 Full Day Activist Training in Concord NH
“How Democracies Die” with Dr. Steven Levitsky
*Groton DTC Meeting*
*Annual Cambridge Ward 11 Democratic Committee Cookout*
*Framingham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Annual Cambridge Ward 11 Cookout
Mon 06/25 Plymouth DTC Meeting
Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Tue 06/26 Emerge MA’s Women of the Year 2018
Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Annual Summer KickOff
*Dracut Selectmen Fundraiser for Barbara L’Italien*
Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting
Governor’s Council Forum w/Marilyn Devaney and Nick Carter
Wed 06/27 *Pooches for Pressley*
Greater Boston Campaign to Flip the House NH-1 Kickoff
*Reception for Maura Healey in Salem*
Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thu 06/28 Hosted by Drew Russo for State Representative 37th Birthday Celebration
Sat 06/30 North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Summer BBQ
North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Summer BBQ
Thu 07/05 Jimmy Tingle Meet and Greet Fundraiser with Paula Poundstone and Barney Frank
*Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Sat 07/07 *Yarmouth DTC Annual BBQ*
Mon 07/09 *Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tue 07/10 *Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting*
New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting
*Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sun 07/15 *Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC*
Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Wed 07/18 *Candidate Forum – DA and Governors Council*
Thu 07/19 *South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sat 07/28 Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ
Sun 07/29 *Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake*
*PCDL/Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake*
Thu 08/09 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue
Natick Dems Picnic
Sat 08/18 *Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout*
Sun 08/19 *Wayland Dems Summer Picnic*
Mon 08/20 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic
Sun 08/26 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic
Sat 09/08 *Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic*
Wellesley Dems Picnic
Tue 10/02 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting
Sun 10/21 West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch
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
Thu 06/06 Breakfast Reception for Dan Koh’s Congressional Campaign

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
LOLGOP – Trump will only fire Scott Pruitt if the press discovers Pruitt somehow accidentally protected the environment.
Bill Maher – Roseanne’s tweets were full of racism, conspiracy theories and personal attacks they were described as abhorrent, bordering on presidential.

Event details:

*06/09/2018 Coffee with Congressman Jim McGovern in Grafton*
Saturday, June 9, 9 – 10 AM
Community Harvest Project Inc., 37 Wheeler Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536
Residents of Grafton, Sutton, Northbridge & Upton: Grab coffee with Congressman Jim McGovern to let him know what’s on your mind & how he can better represent you in Congress. All are welcome.

*06/09/2018 Mike Capuano and Bay State Stonewall Democrats Pride Breakfast*
Saturday, June 9, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
City Lights Dance Studio, 1154 Washington St., South End, Boston
To celebrate Pride Week, please join me this Saturday morning for a special Pride Breakfast with the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Representative Liz Malia, and LGBTQ activist (and my nephew) Scott Evans.
https://www.facebook.com/events/706627683062106/

06/09/2018 Holyoke Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St. Holyoke, MA 01040
For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/Holyokedems/ or email holyokedemocrats@….

06/09/2018 Winchendon Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM
108 Ipswich Dr., Winchendon, MA 01475
Finalize plans for our voter registration and candidate information table at the Clark YMCA summer solstice. Looking for volunteers for any part of 9am-3pm on June 16. Democratic candidates can send campaign literature to: Mike D’Intinosanto, Chair, WDTC, 27 Chestnut St., Winchendon, MA 01475. For more info, call (978)297-4086 or (978)270-2007.

06/09/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM
Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St.
Agenda items include 1) Update from Congressman Keating’s Staff, 2) Ron Bergstrom, Candidate for County Commissioner, 3) Report from the 2018 State Convention. For more info see http://harwichdemocrats.com/

*06/09/2018 Coffee and conversations Public with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative*
Saturday, June 9, 10 – 11 AM
Haute Coffee, 12 Walden St., Concord, MA 01742
See https://www.facebook.com/events/1714336801994393/

*06/09/2018 March with Democrats in Boston Pride*
Saturday, June 9, 10:30 AM
Copley Square, Boston
There may be others but these are the ones that found their way to the Dispatch:
Elizabeth Warren: see https://www.facebook.com/events/384135138755374/
Ed Markey: see https://www.facebook.com/events/393492827819650/
Deb Goldberg: see https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-5225863318098411520
Jay Gonzalez: see https://www.facebook.com/events/381217505697553/
Young Democrats of MA: see https://www.facebook.com/events/360802684417580/
Gretchen VanNess for State Rep: see https://www.facebook.com/events/158750604978460/
Ture Turnbull for State Rep: see https://www.facebook.com/events/2045078215732443/
Michelle Wu see above
Mike Capuano see above
Joe Kennedy see above
Ayanna Pressley : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd93-1sdpln21VaMWldLdRigx-AyBnfV0x22EI54Z2W61SBsw/viewform

*06/09/2018 Breakfast and March with Joe Kennedy*
Saturday, June 9, 10:30 AM
Lir Pub & Restaurant, 903 Boylston Street, Boston
March with Joe Kennedy and show your support for keeping these protections alive for our Transgender friends and Family in MA.
10:30 am Breakfast and Check-in
12:00 pm Parade begins in Copley Square and ends in Government Center Contact us at volunteer@… for more information.
RSVP https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-with-joe-kennedy-pride-parade-2018?source=direct_link&

06/09/2018 Rockport Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 9, 10:30 AM
Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966
Agenda: Hear reports from those who participated in the State Democratic Convention, discuss plans for a presence in the town’s Fourth of July Parade, and begin planning for the November elections. All Rockport residents who are registered as Democrats are encouraged to attend. New members are always welcome.

*06/09/2018 Michelle Wu: Boston Pride Breakfast*
Saturday, June 9, 10:30 AM
Clery’s,113 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA
Fuel up with us at my 2nd annual Pre-Parade Pride Brunch. The parade will begin at 12:00PM, and we’ll walk over together from the brunch to line up on Boylston Street near Copley Square. Today’s Supreme Court decision, Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, reminds us that there’s still much at stake.

*06/09/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*
Saturday, June 9, 11 AM
Community Room at the Ayer Police Station, 54 Park St., Aye
Please park across the street in the Aubuchon Hardware parking lot, per request of the police department.
Contact koconnor20@….

*06/09/2018 Concord Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 9, 11 AM
Fowler Library, 1322 Main St., Concord, MA 01742
Featured speakers: Congressional Candidate Juana Matias and Jim Henderson of Ranked Choice Voting. For more visit https://www.facebook.com/ConcordDemsMA/

06/09/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 9, 1 PM
Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

06/09/2018 Elizabeth Warren Fundraiser with Melissa Etheridge
Saturday, June 9, 5:30 – 7 PM
City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St, Boston
Please Join Senator Elizabeth Warren for an evening of music and conversation With Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge.
Suggested donation $100 and up.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/06.09.18wedonaghue

06/09/2018 Alex Bezanson for State Representative Comedy Night with Dave Russo
Saturday, June 9, 6 – 11 PM
The Polish Club, 55 Wales St., Abington, MA 02351
Doors open at 6:00; Show starts at 7:30
Comedy Night with Dave Russo and friends. Tickets $40.00 (all ticket purchased are considered a donation to the Committee to Elect Alex Bezanson). Get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bezanson-for-state-representative-comedy-night-with-dave-russo-tickets-45670002206

*06/10/2018 Join Senator Sal DiDomenico for the Bunker Hill Day Parade*
Sunday, June 10, 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Meet in the Bunker Hill Community College Parking lot (250 Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown)
There will be a trolley, t-shirts, candy and pizza. This is a great tradition and it is always a fun day for everyone. Bring family and friends as well. If you have any questions call (617) 407-1256.

*06/10/2018 Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District Forum in Lowell*
Sunday, June 10, 2 PM
Lowell High School Auditorium, 50 Father Morissette Boulevard
Doors open at 1:30 pm, Forum begins at 2:00 pm.
Street parking in Lowell is free on Sunday. Paid parking is available at the Tsongas Arena parking garage across the street from the Auditorium (300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way).
Hear 12 of the candidates for the 3rd Congressional District answer questions in a moderated forum regarding vital issues facing children and families. Event is open to all and is free of charge. For more see https://www.kathyretickerforum.org

*06/10/2018 Fundraiser for Jamie Eldridge*
Sunday, June 10, 4 – 6 PM
10 Amandrey Way, Ayer
At the home of Kathleen O’Connor & John Betz.
Suggested donations: $100, $250, $500.
RSVP to koconnor20@…
Donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ayer

*06/10/2018 Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting*
Sunday, June 10, 6 PM
Spicepepper Garden Restaurant, 36 Great Rd, Acton
Agenda includes bylaws changes and AVR.

*06/10/2018 Bob Massie Celebratory Concert*
Sunday, June 10, 6:30 – 9 PM
The Regent Theatre 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA
VIP Reception/Meet & Greet at 5:30 PM
Come see legendary performer Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame) and special guests Windborne, Vance Gilbert, and Ben Grossup. Tickets: Rear of House $27/Rear Orchestra $45/Orchestra $75/Premium seating $125/Premium seating plus VIP reception $250/Event co-host $1,000. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/noelpaulstookey4massie

06/10/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Sunday, June 10, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly
Questions, or to add items to the agenda, contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@… phone 978-921-5884.

06/11/2018 Lexington Democrats – Annual Picnic
Monday, June 11, 6 – 8 PM
Home of Marc Saint Louis, 5 Brookwood Road, Lexington
All State-wide and local candidates have been invited.
$20 Individual/$30 Couple/$40 Family.

*06/11/2018 Shannon McAuliffe for Suffolk DA Meet & Greet with Sheriff Steve Tompkins & Jeff Ross*
Monday, June 11, 6:30 – 8 PM
The Home of Jeff Ross, 11 Cumston St., Boston, MA 02118
Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Contributions can be made online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ross611 or send check payable to “The Committee To Elect Shannon McAuliffe” to CTE Shannon McAuliffe, PO Box 15 Boston, MA 02137. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP please email info@….

*06/11/2018 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, June 11, 6:30 – 9 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778
Please RSVP to WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@….

*06/11/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, June 11, 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@….

*06/11/2018 Central Mass Young Democrats June Meeting & Social*
Monday, June 11, 7 – 8:30 PM
Sahara Restaurant & Bar, 143 Highland St., Worcester, MA 01609
A meeting and social to regroup after the MA Dems Convention and discuss next steps. Taking a focused look at races and potential actions for the next few months. See more at https://www.facebook.com/events/200946950424522/

06/12/2018 Artists for Ayanna Pressley
Tuesday, June 12, 6 – 8 PM
Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street floor 3, Boston, MA 02116
An Evening with Ayanna Pressley, artists, and activists from across the 7th Congressional District. To RSVP please contact Gina Christo at gina@… or 617-671-5440.

*06/12/2018 Fundraiser for Maura Healey in Medfield*
Tuesday, June 12, 6 – 7 PM
Maura has served as Attorney General of Massachusetts since 2015, winning an improbable campaign with her commitment to progressive values that protect all citizens and help those who need it most. Maura’s garnered national attention for her work to stop Trump’s immigration ban and her use of the law to stop unconstitutional policies.
Location provided upon RSVP.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20180612_triciahaskins

06/12/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 6:15 – 8 PM
NAGE Office Building, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, MA 02169
More information at https://www.quincydems.com/

06/12/2018 Billerica DTC Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall

06/12/2018 Drinking Liberally of Waltham
Tuesday, June 12, 7 – 10 PM
Margaritas, 211 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453
A haven for like-minded individuals to vent their frustrations with politics, learn more about how to effect positive change in the world, and connect with new friends over drinks and food. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/1589108797816263/

06/12/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM
TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

06/12/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM
Johnson Conference Room, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
Join the BDTC for our June meeting. Our guest speaker, Brianna Wu will discuss cybersecurity. Our meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. For more see https://www.braintreedems.org/events

06/12/2018 Pat Jehlen Women’s Night
Tuesday, June 12, 7 – 9 PM
Janet Axelrod and Tim Plenks, 12 Berkeley Street, Cambridge
The Pat Jehlen Committee invites you to Women’s Night A House Party at the home of Janet Axelrod and Tim Plenks.
Public Transportation: 21 Berkeley St. is 0.6 miles from the Harvard Square T stop.
Parking: Permit parking for Cambridge residents. For all others, parking will be directed from 21 Berkeley St.
To donate online, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/womensnight

*06/12/2018 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM
Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. (Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139
Ward 7 (and possibly others) will meet at 6:30.
Speakers from Raise Up Massachusetts to discuss the Fair Share Amendment as well as paid leave and minimum wage initiatives, and from Freedom for All Massachusetts, seeking to protect the state’s transgender nondiscrimination law. Also taking up the CDCC budget for the coming year. For more info see https://www.cambridgedems.com

*06/12/2018 State Senate Candidates Debate for the Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex District*
Tuesday, June 12, 7 – 8:45 PM
Morse Institute Library Lower Level Meeting Hall, 14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Debate begins at 7 pm.
Hosted by the Democratic Town Committees of Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Wayland, and Wellesley. The debate between Kris Aleksov, Jackie Katz, and Becca Rausch will be moderated by MetroWest Daily News Editor in Chief Anne Brennan, and will provide for questions from the public. Suggested questions may be submitted at the debate or in advance online at http://www.natickdems.org/2018/06/06/state-senate-debate-at-morse-institute-library-june-12/

*06/12/2018 First Franklin District State Rep Candidates Forum*
Tuesday, June 12, 7 – 8 PM
Regional High School, 24 Ashfield Rd., Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
The Shelburne and Buckland Democratic Town Committees invite you to meet the 8 candidates for State Representative in our district! Each candidate will have time to describe themselves and their legislative priorities, and then will take questions. Please come prepared to submit your question(s) pm a 3×5 notecard (which we will provide). First Franklin District towns include: Ashfield, Buckland, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Deerfield, Goshen, Huntington, Leverett, Middlefield, Montague, Plainfield, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Whately, Williamsburg, and Worthington.

*06/12/2018 Campaign Kickoff for Christina Eckert*
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM
Flatbread Pizza, 258 Andover Street, Georgetown
Campaign Kickoff for State House candidate Christina Eckert (2ES).

*06/12/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting with Jimmy Tingle*
Tuesday, June 12, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly
Our special guest speaker will be Jimmy Tingle, candidate for Lt. Governor.
Contact: Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@… phone 978-921-5884.

06/12/2018 Dover Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7:15 PM
Dover Town Library downstairs Community Room, 56 Dedham Street, Dover

06/12/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 – 9 PM
Wrentham Council On Aging, 400 Taunton St., Wrentham, MA 02093, MA 02093
Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected. Come on down – voters (and soon to be voters) are welcome! See https://www.facebook.com/events/849683038537340/ or email wrenthamdems@… for more information.

06/12/2018 Neponset Valley Young Democrats June Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
National Black Doll Museum, 288 N Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Rep Jim Hawkins-2nd Bristol is the guest speaker. Also board elections. Contact Brendan Roche at broche730@… if you are interested in running. See https://www.facebook.com/events/577219992651459/

*06/12/2018 Littleton Town Democratic Committee Quarterly Meeting*
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 – 9 PM
Room 230 of Town Offices Building, 37 Shatttuck Street
Candidates for Third Congressional District Beej Das and Jeff Ballinger will address the group. For more info contact Jane Chrisfield jncrhisfield960@….

*06/13/2018 Michelle Wu Summer Kickoff Celebration*
Wednesday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Explorateur, 186 Tremont Street, Boston
We are so excited to invite you to join us at our Summer Kickoff Celebration with our City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu.
Suggested donation: $50, $100, etc.
https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5700574623944410880

*06/13/2018 Event Honoring Attorney General Maura Healey*
Wednesday, June 13, 6 – 7:30 PM
The Home of Amy and David Burke, 220 Sargent Road, Boxborough
Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20180613_burke or make checks payable to: The Maura Healey Committee. RSVP to: info@… with subject: June 13th Event, Boxborough.

*06/13/2018 Campaign Kickoff for State Senate Candidate John Drinkwater *
Wednesday, June 13, 6 PM
The Old Court, 29-31 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Suggested contribution: Supporter $25/Champion $50/Advocate $100/Change Maker $250/Sponsor $500/Host $1,000. Contribute online and RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/6-13kickoff or by mail to 232 Remington St., Lowell, MA 01852. Address questions to drinkwaterforsenate@… or visit http://drinkwaterforsenate.com

06/13/2018 Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle in Wellfleet
Wednesday, June 13, 6 – 8 PM
Wellfleet Preservation Hall 335 Main St, Wellfleet
Description: Hosted by Sarah Peake, Lise King, Steve Leibowitz, Sheila Lyons, Kevin Rice, Olga Kahn, and Dick Morrill.

*06/13/2018 third Congressional District Nonpartisan Candidates Debate*
Wednesday, June 13, 6 PM
Christ Church United (UCC), 180 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
Candidates running for the third Congressional District will come together to discuss their vision: Democrats Jeff Ballinger, Alexandra Chandler, Abhijit Das, Rufus Gifford, Leonard Golder, Dan Koh, Barbara L’Italien, Patrick Littlefield, Bopha Malone, Juana Matias, & Lori Trahan, and Independent David Richmond. Moderator will be Dr. Marianela Rivera, Vice Chair of the Lawrence School Committee. Submit your questions at https://goo.gl/forms/Wen29qZZMa5JHYkS2 and see https://www.facebook.com/events/169636493880460/ for more info.

06/13/2018 Hudson Dems with Quentin Palfrey
Wednesday, June 13, 7 PM
Aviidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street, Hudson (Park in the lot on Church Street.)
Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Guest: Quentin Palfrey, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

*06/14/2018 Lori Trahan Breakfast Reception n Littleton*
Thursday, June 14, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Il Forno Restaurant, 529 King Street, Littleton
Democrat for U. S. Congress.
Suggested donation: $50, $100, $250.
RSVP to Paul Glavey at 978-486-8001 or pglavey@….

*06/14/2018 Jean Strauss for State Rep Campaign Kickoff*
Thursday, June 14, 6:30 – 8 PM
Charlie’s Diner, 5 Meadow Road, Spencer, MA 01562
Music, Movies, and More. Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar. Special guests: Senators Stephen Brewer and Anne Gobi. $25 suggested donation. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jeankickoff or mail checks to: CTE Jean Strauss, P.O. Box 388, E. Brookfield, MA 01515.

06/14/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center
All sessions formally start at 7:30 pm, with a half hour social time beginning at 7 pm.
7:00pm Social Hour.
7:30pm Business meeting.
8:00pm Speakers to be announced.
See https://www.facebook.com/WellesleyMADems/ for more information.

06/14/2018 North Andover Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Thursday, June 14, 7 PM
North Andover Town Offices
This meeting will include a re-organization, which means there will be elections to fill the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Affirmative Action and Outreach officer.

06/14/2018 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 7 – 9 PM
Sudbury Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
Meeting we will feature a presentation by Voter Choice Massachusetts on Ranked Choice Voting (“RCV”). Voter Choice Massachusetts is a grass roots organizing effort to change the way we vote in Massachusetts to produce better, more democratic outcomes in our state elections. For more info contact SDTC Chair John Riordan at johnriordan51@… or 978-460-1575.

06/14/2018 1st Franklin State Rep Meet & Greet
Thursday, June 14, 7 – 9 PM
Leverett Elementary School, 85 Montague Road, Leverett, MA
Come with questions for the eight candidates running for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Steve Kulik.
Hosted by the Leverett Alliance and Leverett Town Democratic Committee.

06/14/2018 Jimmy Tingle Meet and Greet with Barney Frank
Thursday, June 14, 7 – 8:30 PM
Lincoln Hall, 563 Main St, Boxford
Meet and Greet for Jimmy Tingle! Special Guest Barney Frank.

06/14/2018 Gloucester DCC Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 7:30 – 9 PM
Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers St, Gloucester
See https://www.facebook.com/events/254017775171038/ for more information.

06/15/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, June 15, 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@….

06/16/2018 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting with Suzanne Bump
Saturday, June 16, 8 – 10 AM
Radisson Chelmsford, 10 Independence Dr., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Special Guest: Suzanne Bump
$7 requested donation to cover room and breakfast.
See http://bit.ly/2zht2Bo for more information.

*06/16/2018 Lincoln “Celebration of Democracy” 2018 convention review and rally*
Saturday, June 16, 8:30 AM – Noon
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln MA 01773
Reception 8:30am – 9:00am, Program 9:00am – 12:00noon.
State Senator Michael Barrett and other speakers will attend. Agenda: Review of the 2018 Democratic Convention process, environment, meaning, delegate impressions, voting results, and next candidate campaign phase. Also, review of important campaigns in Masschusetts, New England and across the nation. For information contact Gary Davis, garyddavis04@….

*06/16/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 16, 9 – 10 AM
Kennedy’s Pub upstairs room, 247 Maple Street, Marlborough
Free coffee will be available. Other breakfast Items: bagels ,etc. can be purchased thru the restaurant. For more info see https://www.marlboroughdcc.org or email MarlboroughDCC@….

*06/16/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, June 16, 9 AM
Kennedy’s Pub, 247 Maple St, Marlborough

*06/16/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting with Jason Lewis and Candida Sam Hammar*
Saturday, June 16, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA 02148 (free parking, wheelchair accessible)
Guest speaker: State Senator Jason Lewis and candidate for State Senate Sam Hammar. Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2033194033584001or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@… more information.

*06/18/2018 Celebrating Our Criminal Justice Reform Victory w/State Rep. Mary Keefe*
Monday, June 18, 5 – 7 PM
Café Reyes, 421 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Massachusetts has taken a bold step forward with the new criminal justice bill. Let’s pause to celebrate Rep. Mary Keefe’s hard work as well as that of many others. For those able to make a contribution: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/marykeefe and see https://www.facebook.com/events/429239797543206/ for more info.

06/18/2018 Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump
Monday, June 18, 5:30 – 7 PM
UMass Club, One Beacon Street, 23rd Floor, Boston
The Host Committee Invites You To A Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump.
Suggested Contribution Levels: $125, $250, $500, $1000.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdq169u26HOVHqUERwKXlBAxFH6PE32BbUpSwEPgQ5CaPMEvg/viewform

06/18/2018 Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8 PM
Dennis Police Department, Community Room, 90 Bob Crowell Road, S. Dennis
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/DennisDemocraticTownCommittee/

*06/18/2018 Senator Jason Lewis Community Conversation: The Future of Work in the Commonwealth*
Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8 PM
Malden Senior Community Center, 7 Washington St., Malden, MA 02148
Forum will focus on the future of work, discussing our changing economy, evolving workforce needs, and innovative approaches to prepare today’s students and workers for the jobs of the future. Panel will include: Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta and Malden Public Schools Superintendent John Oteri. The event is free and open to the public. Bring questions for the Q&A that will follow the panel discussion. Co-sponsored by Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, State Representatives Paul Brodeur, Paul Donato, and Steve Ultrino, the Metro North Regional Employment Board, and the Malden Teen Enrichment Center. Questions? Contact Jason.Lewis@… or 617-722-1206 and visit http://www.senatorjasonlewis.com/

*06/18/2018 A Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis*
Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Old Ship Meeting House 107 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Sponsored by South Shore Action. Former Governor Dukakis will discuss issues of the day including healthcare, transportation, immigration and elections. He will share his many years of political experience and ways to be involved and affect change. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but kindly follow this link to RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DZ58SV and address questions to Dawn Libor at Dsibor@….

06/18/2018 South Shore Action Forum Featuring Former Governor Michael Dukakis
Monday, June 18, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
Old Ship Meeting House, 107 Main Street, Hingham
Former Governor Dukakis will discuss issues of the day including healthcare, transportation, immigration and elections. He will share with us his many years of political experience and ways to be involved and affect change. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but kindly follow this link to RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DZ58SV

06/18/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St, Lynn
For further information, please contact LDCC Chair Agnes Ricko at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@….
Meetings for the remainder of 2018: 9/17, 10/22.

*06/18/2018 Get Organized for the 2018 Midterm Elections*
Monday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Wellesley Community Center
Join the Wellesley Democrats and Indivisible Group Neighbors United As we organize for the critical 2018 midterm elections! This is our chance to help take back the Congress and move our country in a better direction. We need your input as we organize and strategize about how to best marshal our efforts for maximum impact!
RSVP: chair@…

06/19/2018 Getting to the Point with Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Tuesday, June 19, 8 – 9:30 AM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Congressman Joe Kennedy III will visit the Institute for a wide-ranging conversation on issues facing our communities today. Congressman Kennedy is in his third term representing the Fourth District of Massachusetts in Congress. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he focuses on issues like mental health, energy costs, manufacturing, and STEM education. A breakfast will precede the program. This event is free. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-to-the-point-with-congressman-joe-kennedy-iii-tickets-44984155821