July 13, 2018/Weekly Column

Cookouts, Campaigns and More – 07/13/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

Elections have consequences. I know that you have heard it before and I will say it again. Elections have consequences. We are seeing it with the nominee to the Supreme Court.

Campaigns have consequences. It might sound obvious, but a good campaign can change the course of history. There are many ways that people can make a difference, both locally and nationally. There are opportunities to support Massachusetts candidates, as well as people in other states.

Donating money, both here and across the country is important. But many people want to do more.

I am often asked where people can make a difference in other states. If you are looking to be “boots on the ground” I generally suggest NH01, ME02 and NY19. New Hampshire 1 is an open seat that has recently gone back and forth between D and R. It is very close geographically, but still a contested primary. Maine 2 is the only congressional seat in New England currently held by a Republican. There is now a nominee and people can meet him in Newton on Tuesday. And there is New York 19. This is currently a Republican seat that is very winnable by a Democrat. And there are groups that are working to ensure that the Democratic nominee is victorious.

Find something that suits your time and interest and do something. Check out the list of events below. Do something. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

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.

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps

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

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

07/14 12–3pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square https://bit.ly/2t94Pvr

07/21 11-2pm Brockton Main Library, 304 Main Streeton https://bit.ly/2KwhlzW

07/29 10-3pm Waltham, 735 Main Street https://bit.ly/2tPfhZy

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

Stand with Labor

7/13 12pm Rally in support of SEIU Local 509, One Parker Street, Lawrence.

7/14 10am-1on Rally to Support USW Members Locked Out by National Grid, JFK Plaxa. 50 Arcand Drive, Lowell.

7/18 4-6pm Solidarity Rally and March for Locked Out USW Gasworkers, Boston City Hall Plaza.

Ideas for Committees – Invite a Democratic Legislator to Speak

Inviting your Democratic State Rep or your Democratic State Senator to a DTC meeting has many benefits. If your legislator has a Republican opponent please try to arrange an opportunity for him or her to speak. Some think that you are preaching to the choir, but as the say, that’s how you get them to sing. A DTC meeting with a legislator:

– is an opportunity for a press release highlighting the person’s issues.

– provides the general public a chance to hear from the candidate.

– let’s the members hear about how to help.

– allows for the legislator to hear from active Democrats.

– helps the legislator have strong connections with constituents.

– sends a message that the legislator is meeting with constituents.

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

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

Sat 07/14

*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting with Jamie Eldridge*

*Wellfleet Dems Welcome Julian Cyr and Josh Zakim*

*Lieutenant Governor Candidates Forum on Martha’s Vineyard*

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

DA Joe Early Jr’s Headquarters Grand Opening and Day of Action

*Nantucket Meet and Greet with Jay Gonzalez*

*Brewster Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Medway Democratic Town Committee BBQ*

*Franklin Dems Summer Pool Social Picnic BBQ*

Judith Knight for Berkshire County DA Fundraiser

Sun 07/15

*Barbara L’Italien Acton Office Opening with Sen. Jamie Eldridge*

Millis Democratic Town Committee Pot-Luck Picnic

Berlin Dems and Friends Midterm Picnic

Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive

Mendon Dems Summer Mixer

Bolton Democratic Committee Meeting Picnic

Mon 07/16

*Alexandra Chandler for Congress Meet & Greet in Maynard*

*Young Dems of MA Women’s Caucus Interest Meeting*

Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting w/guest Jimmy Tingle

*Sandwich Democratic Town Committee meeting*

*Midterms Organizing Meeting in Wellesley*

*Indivisible-Acton Summer Social with Candidates*

Tue 07/17

*Fundraiser for ME-02 Democratic Nominee Jared Golden*

Pepperell DTC Meeting

*July Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats*

*Political Forum for Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State Candidates*

Newton Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

*Pat Malone for State Rep Summer Celebration*

Wed 07/18

Suffolk County Forum: District Attorney & Registry of Deeds

*Barnstable Democrats Midsummer West End Round Up*

Candidate Forum – Speed Dating Model

*Meet Congressional Candidate Alexandra Chandler in Hudson*

*Candidates Forum with D.A. and Governor’s Council Candidates in Boxborough*

*Melrose Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*

Thu 07/19

South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Westborough DTC Meeting*

Fri 07/20

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

*Fundraiser for Ron Bergstrom for Barnstable County Commissioner*

Sat 07/21

*Pete Capano for State Rep Meet and Greet*

*Cookout With the Candidates – Roxvote*

*Meet Alexandra Chandler in Ayer, MA-03 Candidate for Congress*

Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout

*Meet Josh Zakim in Greenfield*

*Meet & Greet for Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jimmy Tingle*

Sun 07/22

Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic

*Women Political Luncheon with Democratic Women Candidates and Activists*

*Cornhole & BBQ Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra*

*Meet Josh Zakim in Springfield*

*Cambridge-Somerville for Change Casual Sunday with Candidates*

Mon 07/23

*Rep. Frank Smizik and Julie Johnson Retirement Celebration*

Meet Democratic Candidate for Congress, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Progressive W. Roxbury/Roslindale Summer Forum 2018

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum in Concord

Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Southborough Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Tue 07/24

*Lesley Phillips for State Representative Campaign Kick-Up and Birthday Fundraiser*

*Cookout Meet & Greet with Josh Zakim for Secretary of State*

Forum with Candidates for Middlesex County District Attorney & Governor’s Council

*3rd Congressional District Candidate Debate*

Wed 07/25

Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

*Sterling Dems Social with Lt. Gov. Candidate Jimmy Tingle*

Quentin Palfrey Meet & Greet in Framingham

Annual Brookline Dems Chinese Buffet Fundraiser

Thu 07/26

Hopkinton Dems Meeting

*Fundraiser for Bill Sweeney, Candidate for State Rep*

Sat 07/28

*Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Meeting*

*Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Elections Meeting*

Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ

Quentin Palfrey Hamilton-Wenham House Party

Sun 07/29

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

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

*Meet Josh Zakim in Holyoke*

*Framingham Dems Annual Cookout*

Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Mon 07/30

*Meet & Greet for CD3 candidate Rufus Gifford*

Plymouth DTC Meeting

Tue 07/31

Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

Wed 08/01

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

*Yes on 2 Campaign Kick off with Attorney General Maura Healey*

Thu 08/02

Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Sat 08/04

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

*Meet Jay Gonzalez and Rep Jay Kaufman in Lexington*

Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue

Sun 08/05

Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Gloucester

Mon 08/06

*MNW Alliance*

Wed 08/08

Pooches for Pressley

Thu 08/09

Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

*Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Sun 08/12

*Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ*

Mon 08/13

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tue 08/14

Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 08/17

*Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast*

Sat 08/18

*Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting*

Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

*Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ*

Sun 08/19

Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Mon 08/20

Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Tue 08/21

Pepperell DTC Meeting

Sat 08/25

*Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast*

Sun 08/26

Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

*6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham*

Fri 09/07

*Rock the Vote Bridgewater*

Sat 09/08

*Rockport DemsMeeting*

*DSC Meeting*

Wellesley Dems Picnic

Tue 09/11

*Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting*

Thu 09/13

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Sun 09/16

Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Thu 09/27

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

Tue 10/02

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Wed 10/24

Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Sun 10/28

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Tue 11/13

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 11/14

DSC Meeting

Tue 12/04

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Thu 06/06

Breakfast Reception for Dan Koh’s Congressional Campaign

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

LOLGOP – [Re Palin saying Sacha Baron Cohen (AKA Borat) tricked her into interview while wearing disguise] So Sacha Baron Cohen fooled Sarah Palin into thinking she was helping a veteran, something that has not happened to her since 2008.

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

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

https://bit.ly/2tZMyCh

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

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

https://bit.ly/2zi22qa

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

https://bit.ly/2tYQdAd

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

https://bit.ly/2ueIQ78

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

https://bit.ly/2ze5r9B

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

https://bit.ly/2lV2hxQ

Event details:

*07/14/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting with Jamie Eldridge*

Saturday, July 14, 9 – 10:30 AM

New Horizons Wayside Conference Room 400 Hemenway Street Entrance, Marlborough, MA 01752,

Please park at the 370 Hemenway St. entrance and walk over to the 400 Hemenway St. entrance.

Agenda includes a speaker on Ranked Choice voting.

Jamie Eldridge will be joininng us and that we will be doing a canvass with him in Marlborough beginning at 11:00 from New Horizons.

For more see https://www.marlboroughdcc.org/

*07/14/2018 Wellfleet Dems Welcome Julian Cyr and Josh Zakim*

Saturday, July 14, 9 – 10:30 AM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA

Join the Wellfleet Democratic Town Committee for coffee and bagels as they welcome Cape & Islands Senator Julian Cyr , Boston City Councilor and Candidate for Mass. Secretary of State Josh Zakim, and recently elected Dems Matthew Cubits, Lise King, Joshua Mason, and others. This event is free. For more information please contact Lydia Vivante at 508-349-6619 or visit http://wellfleetdems.org/

*07/14/2018 Lieutenant Governor Candidates Forum on Martha’s Vineyard*

Saturday, July 14, 9:30 AM

Howes House, Up Island Council on Aging, 1042 State Road, West Tisbury 02575

Jimmy Tingle and Quentin Palfrey presenting. Contact: Holly McKenzie , West Tisbury Democratic Committee, (508) 326-1518.

07/14/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, July 14, 10 – 11 AM

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

Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaldenDems/ or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.comfor more information.

07/14/2018 DA Joe Early Jr’s Headquarters Grand Opening and Day of Action

Saturday, July 14, 10 AM

258 Park Ave., Worcester

Join Joe in opening his Worcester headquarters and a canvass in Worcester. For more information or to RSVP please contact Ryan Early at (508) 688-7375 or info@JoeEarlyDA.com.

*07/14/2018 Nantucket Meet and Greet with Jay Gonzalez*

Saturday, July 14, 10 – 11:30 AM

The Corner Table Cafe, First Floor at Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Contact Teena Loftin (teena@richardloftin.com) if you plan on coming.

*07/14/2018 Brewster Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Saturday, July 14, 10 AM

Brewster Police Station Community Meeting Room, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Brewster Dems meet monthly on the second Saturday at 10 am atthe Brewster Police Station Community Meeting Room. The meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

This month’s guest speakers will be Ron Bergstrom, candidate for County Commissioner, and Sandy Milano, President of Cape and Islands Democratic Council. Any contributions of non-perishable food for Lower Cape Outreach are appreciated. For more information, contact Katie Jacobus at katie.m.jacobus@gmail.com

*07/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee BBQ*

Saturday, July 14, Noon – 3 PM

2 Milford St, Medway

Senator Spilka is planning to join us! PLEASE RSVP right away! We all deserve a fun afternoon after our busy spring! Please bring a side dish, and RSVP to Brian by Saturday, July 7. This event replaces our July meeting. Call Brian at 508-733-5739 or email at beadams11@verizon.net. Kids and spouses are welcome!

*07/14/2018 Franklin Dems Summer Pool Social Picnic BBQ*

Saturday, July 14, Noon – 4 PM

7 Copperfield Ln, Franklin

Potluck and BYOB. John and Laura will be serving pulled pork.

Please RSVP John May, 508 488 9299 and ohntmay55@gmail.com.

07/14/2018 Judith Knight for Berkshire County DA Fundraiser

Saturday, July 14, 3 – 5 PM

Diana Felber Gallery, Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Suggested contribution: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at http://www.electjudithknight.com/ or RSVP to Sheila Murray, sheila.murray1996@gmail.com phone 413.232.4283

*07/15/2018 Barbara L’Italien Acton Office Opening with Sen. Jamie Eldridge*

Sunday, July 15, 11 AM – Noon

130 Main St., Acton, MA 01720

Join Barbara L’Italien and Jamie Eldridge for the grand opening of Barbara’s second campaign office this Sunday and a volunteer day of action for their joint campaigns. Come meet and learn more about the candidates, and then head out to talk to your fellow voters. https://www.facebook.com/events/206852773353776/

07/15/2018 Millis Democratic Town Committee Pot-Luck Picnic

Sunday, July 15, Noon

Oak Grove Farm, 410 Exchange St., Millis, MA 02054

Local Democratic Town Committees are invited to bring a dish and join us. Local Democratic elected officials have been invited as well as candidates for office, including the three candidates for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District Senate Seat (currently held by Republican Richard Ross). All Dems welcome – the road to recovering our democracy has many paths – midterm elections is one of them. For more info contact Lisa J. Hardin at 508 376-5068. and for updates see https://www.facebook.com/events/1695136143904826/

07/15/2018 Berlin Dems and Friends Midterm Picnic

Sunday, July 15, Noon – 4 PM

133 Derby Rd., Berlin, MA 01503

This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to your fellow progressives and some of our 2018 candidates and start getting fired up for Midterms this fall. Friends and family are welcome and official registration as a Democrat is of course not necessary (though we are always happy to help if you’re ready to change your unenrolled status). Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. See https://www.facebook.com/events/149234202611102/ for more information.

07/15/2018 Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC

Sunday, July 15, 1 – 4 PM

Home of Bob & Marcia Wallhagen, 64 Timothy Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741

Great food & drinks, Great friends, and a repeat performance of our great Jazz Band. We expect to have our State Senator Michael Barrett & State Rep Cory Atkins in attendance, along with many candidates for elected office. It should be a Great Democratic Party! $10 per person Suggested donation. Please RSVP to rwallhagen@aol.com or call 978-369-7802 to ensure adequate food.

07/15/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive

Sunday, July 15, 2 – 5 PM

Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington St., Lynn

An afternoon of relaxation, socializing and talking about the common beliefs and values we share as Democrats. Traditional cookout fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, various salads, etc. will be served. Enter our Dessert Contest. Prizes awarded for the best homemade desserts. Cookout donation: $15.00 per person; $25.00 family. In addition, the LDCC will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items. Cookout attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, etc. All donated food will be given to a local food pantry. For those who prefer to make a monetary contribution, checks made out to My Brother’s Table will be gratefully accepted. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net.

07/15/2018 Mendon Dems Summer Mixer

Sunday, July 15, 4 – 7 PM

the home of Kathleen McKenna, 28 Lovell St., Mendon, MA 01756

Parking is available across the street at the Vandervalk Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm.

Hosted by Mendon Democratic Town Committee. Meet and connect with other local Democrats and progressives, plus several Democratic candidates. Wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks will be served. Bring friends and family. See https://www.facebook.com/events/486912765099523/

07/15/2018 Bolton Democratic Committee Meeting Picnic

Sunday, July 15, 5 PM

Bolton Common, Intersection of Rt. 117/Main Street and Wattaquadock Road

All are welcome to join the Bolton DTC for their first annual potluck picnic. Please bring a dish to share, and in order to keep it green, your own reusable plates and utensils. Bring your family and invite your friends. The more the merrier. If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Lynn at 779-6225 or ldischler@comcast.net.

*07/16/2018 Alexandra Chandler for Congress Meet & Greet in Maynard*

Monday, July 16, 6 – 8 PM

LOCATION CHANGE to Maynard Golf Course, 50 Brown Street, Maynard, MA 01754

Join State Rep Kate Hogan, former Rep Pat Walrath, Stow Town Moderator David Walrath, Maynard Selectperson Melissa Levine Piro, Amy Burke, Hugh Fortmiller, Kirk Hurley, and Frances Nolde at this Summer Meet and Greet with their MA-3 candidate, Alexandra Chandler.

Food, Music, Friends. Kids always welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/473307466452800/ for more.

*07/16/2018 Young Dems of MA Women’s Caucus Interest Meeting*

Monday, July 16, 6 PM

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

Join the Women’s Caucus to meet the new board, learn about open positions, and hear about opportunities to get involved. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2206191949666946/

07/16/2018 Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting w/guest Jimmy Tingle

Monday, July 16, 7 PM

Dennis Police Department, Community Room, 90 Bob Crowell Road, S. Dennis

Hear Jimmy Tingle, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, speak about his upcoming campaign to help enact the Democratic Governor’s agenda. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Dennis Democratic Town Committee.

*07/16/2018 Sandwich Democratic Town Committee meeting*

Monday, July 16, 7 – 8:30 PM

Council on Aging/Human Services Bldg, 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., East Sandwich, MA 02537

View the “Straws” film followed by a discussion on the plastic pollution crisis and the “Skip the Straw” campaign. For more information please email aphoulihan@gmail.com.

*07/16/2018 Midterms Organizing Meeting in Wellesley*

Monday, July 16, 7 – 9 PM

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

Join Neighbors United an Indivisible group & the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Members for an Activists evening to help: Flip the House, Flip the Senate, Flip ME, Defend NH, Flip State Legislatures, and MA Blue Wave. Address questions to chair@wellesleydems.org.

*07/16/2018 Indivisible-Acton Summer Social with Candidates*

Monday, July 16, 7 – 9 PM

Blue Coyote Grille, 137 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754

Meet up with your Indivisible friends for some summer fun along with some candidates running for office in these seats: MA-03 (Niki Tsongas’ seat), 14th Middlesex (Cory Atkins’ seat), Governor, Lt Governor, Sec of State, and State Senate. Cash Bar. Light appetizers served. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-acton-summer-social-with-candidates-tickets-47115619085

*07/17/2018 Fundraiser for ME-02 Democratic Nominee Jared Golden*

Tuesday, July 17, 6 – 8 PM

1548 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468

Don’t miss your chance to meet the ME-02 Democratic nominee, Jared Golden. This Marine veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will need your financial support to beat incumbent self-made millionaire, Bruce Poliquin. Suggested Donation Levels: $50 Wild Blueberry (Student/Activist)/$100 Whoopie Pie (Friend)/$250 Lobster (Supporter)/$500 Clambake (Guest)/$1,000 Lewiston Maineac (Co-Host). RSVP/donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/waban071718

07/17/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 6:45 PM

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

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

*07/17/2018 July Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats*

Tuesday, July 17, 7 PM

First Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston

We will be hearing from candidates and considering endorsements in the Suffolk County District Attorney race, the 7th and 8th Congressional races, the 6th District for Governor’s Council, and the 7th Suffolk state representative seat. We’ll also be discussing and planning the Ward’s campaign activities for the balance of the summer.

Contact ward5boston@gmail.com for more information.

*07/17/2018 Political Forum for Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State Candidates*

Tuesday, July 17, 7 PM

Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton, MA 02461

Do you know your candidates? Wards 5 and 6 and the Newton Democratic City Committee present an opportunity to meet, greet, and hear from Lieutenant Governor candidates Quentin Palfrey and Jimmy Tingle and Secretary of State candidates Josh Zakim and Bill Galvin.

07/17/2018 Newton Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Tuesday, July 17, 7 – 8:30 PM

Home of Joshua Bowman and Christina Perez 150 Warren Street Newton, MA 02459

Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/newtonfr2018

*07/17/2018 Pat Malone for State Rep Summer Celebration*

Tuesday, July 17, 7 – 9 PM

Purgatory Beer Company, 670 Linwood Avenue, Bldg. C, Whitinsville, MA 01588

A fun night to celebrate the campaign and discuss the issues that are important to our communities. Free hors d’oeuvres & Soft Drinks – Cash Bar (with some of the finest craft brew around!) Suggested donation: $25/$50/$100. https://www.facebook.com/events/180873919215374/

07/18/2018 Suffolk County Forum: District Attorney & Registry of Deeds

Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

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

5:30pm Doors Open; 6:00 Candidate Forum begins. Attendance is free but will be first come first served (tickets only guaranteed until 5:55pm; waitlist tickets released at 5:55pm). Get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suffolk-county-candidates-forum-district-attorney-registry-of-deeds-tickets-47397406920

Please join Boston’s Ward 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19 Democratic Committees for a joint forum with the candidates running for Suffolk County District Attorney and Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The DA candidates will be moderated by Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program at the ACLU of Mass.

Participants can submit questions in advance at slido.com (for DA: code #1511 for Reg of Deeds: #S469) – we cannot guarantee questions will be asked but this will serve as an important input for the moderator and forum organizing committee.

*07/18/2018 Barnstable Democrats Midsummer West End Round Up*

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 10 PM

The West End, 20 Scudder Ave., Hyannis, MA 02601

FriendRaiser – FundRaiser – FunRaiser in Support of Blue Wave Candidates & Values. Hosted by the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee. Brazilian & American Appetizers; Cash Bar; Silent Auction; Pat Ryan Trio; Dancing. $30 per Person/$35 at the door/Free for Students. Pre-Purchase tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bdtcwestend or mail a check payable to BDTC to: BDTC, P.O. Box 589, Hyannis Port, MA 02647. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/201931473797035/

07/18/2018 Candidate Forum – Speed Dating Model

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 9 PM

Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass Ave, Boxborough

“Candidating” forum (modeled on speed-dating!) Come and meet Marilyn Petitto Devaney and Nick Carter, candidates for Governor’s Council, and Donna Patalano, candidate for Middlesex District Attorney. Marian Ryan, also running for Middlesex District Attorney, is, as yet, unconfirmed. Voters sit in 3-4 circles and candidates go from circle to circle every 10-15 minutes telling each group who they are and what they believe in, followed by Q and A.

*07/18/2018 Meet Congressional Candidate Alexandra Chandler in Hudson*

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 9 PM

7 Felton St., Hudson, MA 01749

Donations are not required for this event but they are encouraged. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. For parking, please park in the the ample and free parking along both Felton Street and on Main Street as well as in the parking lot for Avidia Financial Center at 17 Pope Street. For more info seehttps://www.facebook.com/events/210344019620849/ and donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/achandler

*07/18/2018 Candidates Forum with D.A. and Governor’s Council Candidates in Boxborough*

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 9 PM

Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass Ave, Boxborough

Voters will have an opportunity to learn more about the Democratic candidates vying for these offices at a candidates forum co-sponsored by the Acton and Boxborough Democratic Town Committees. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with: Donna Patalano, a candidate for Middlesex County District Attorney; Marilyn Petitto Devaney, the incumbent candidate for Governor’s Council from this district; and Nick Carter, who is running against Devaney for Governor’s Council. If interested in attending, please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/candidate-forum-governors-council-and-da-tickets-47284762999. Refreshments will be provided. 

*07/18/2018 Melrose Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*

Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 – 9 PM

Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176

Please contact mail@melrosedems.org with any questions or visit http://www.melrosedems.org/

07/19/2018 South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 19, 7 – 9 PM

South Hadley Public Library Community Room, 2 Canal St., S. Hadley, MA 01075, 2 Canal St., S. Hadley, MA 01075

*07/19/2018 Westborough DTC Meeting*

Thursday, July 19, 7 PM

Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough

Coordinated campaign planning meeting. All campaigns are welcome to join us.

07/20/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, July 20, 7 – 9 AM

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

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

*07/20/2018 Fundraiser for Ron Bergstrom for Barnstable County Commissioner*

Friday, July 20, 10 AM – Noon

the home of Robin Hubbard, 41 Defiance Lane, Orleans

Coffee and snacks. Learn more about Ron at his website: http://ElectRonBergstrom.com and donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ronbergstrom

*07/21/2018 Pete Capano for State Rep Meet and Greet*

Saturday, July 21, 9 – 11 AM

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, 61 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901

You are invited! Meet Peter Capano, the candidate for State Representative. Free drinks provided by the Capano campaign for those who attend! The purpose of the meet & greet is to give Lynn voters a chance to speak to Pete in person, ask questions, and discuss any issues that are important to them. For more info see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pete-capano-meet-greet-tickets-46949309649

*07/21/2018 Cookout With the Candidates – Roxvote*

Saturday, July 21, Noon – 4 PM

The RoxVote Coalition, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

The community is invited to meet the candidates running for County, Statewide, and Federal office. There will be grilling and chilling, so come down and hear from the Candidates and Elected Officials. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/200426820602657/

*07/21/2018 Meet Alexandra Chandler in Ayer, MA-03 Candidate for Congress *

Saturday, July 21, 1 – 3 PM

10 Amandrey Way, Ayer

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with Alexandra Chandler, Candidate for the MA-03 Congressional district. Bring your kids, invite your family and friends, and learn about Alexandra, her background and how she will work for us in Congress.

07/21/2018 Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 7 PM

12 Mozart Drive, Walpole

Come by for a backyard cookout and meet candidates running for State Rep, State Senate and even statewide offices. More info and updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/262945397791914/

*07/21/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Greenfield*

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 5 PM

Hawks & Reed Restaurant, 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301

Join Representative Paul Mark and others at this event. Please RSVP to Jonathan@joshzakim.com and see more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1118210084986095/

*07/21/2018 Meet & Greet for Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jimmy Tingle*

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 5 PM

58 Green Road, Bolton MA

For information please contact Kurt Heiden at (781) 223-3799, kheiden@mac.com.

07/22/2018 Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic

Sunday, July 22, 1 – 4 PM

Conant Park Pavilion East Street, Southampton (behind Edwards Library)

Southampton Democratic Town Committee invites you to our Annual Friends and Family Picnic “Remembering Peter Kocot” Democrat of the Year.

Come and enjoy lively conversation and good food with your friends and neighbors from Southampton. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, etc. Play a game of Bocce, Tennis or Croquet. Or chat with a Local/State Candidate for Office.

$15.00 per person/$25.00 per family (under 12 free)

RSVP at southamptonmadems@gmail.com by July 12th.

*07/22/2018 Women Political Luncheon with Democratic Women Candidates and Activists*

Sunday, July 22, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Home of Nazda Alam, 5 Warren Place, Weston

You are invited to Nazda Alam’s Women Political Luncheon with Democratic Women Candidates and Activists.

*07/22/2018 Cornhole & BBQ Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra*

Sunday, July 22, 2 – 6:30 PM

The Upland Club, 76 Upland Rd., Plympton, MA 02367

Join the Committee to Elect Kathy LaNatra for a fun summer afternoon BBQ & Cornhole Tournament in support of Kathy’s campaign for State Representative of the 12th Plymouth District. Tournament starts at 2 PM with 2-Person Cornhole Teams: $75 entry fee (includes BBQ). Open BBQ starts at 4 PM. Adults $25; Youth (6-14 yrs) $10; Kids 5 & under Free. Prizes for winning team, games for kids, music and fun! Register by contacting elect@kathylanatra.com or 617-908-4653 and donate online at http://www.kathylanatra.com/donate

*07/22/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Springfield*

Sunday, July 22, 4 – 6 PM

Home of Councilor Kateri Walsh and Former Councilor Dan Walsh, 42 Magnolia Ter, Springfield, MA 01108

Join Senator Eric Lesser, State Representative Michael J. Finn, and others at this event. Please RSVP to Jonathan@joshzakim.com and see more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/408177453006693/

*07/22/2018 Cambridge-Somerville for Change Casual Sunday with Candidates*

Sunday, July 22, 4 – 6 PM

Remnant Brewing, 2 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Join neighbors, friends and fellow activists to mingle with candidates from the MA-07 Congressional race (Ayanna Pressley) and the Middlesex DA’s race (Donna Patalano). Come listen to the candidates platforms and ask them questions and chat about political campaigns, upcoming elections, and the state of the world. Hosted by Cambridge Somerville for Change (the local branch of Progressive Mass). See https://www.facebook.com/events/2087046994877001/

*07/23/2018 Rep. Frank Smizik and Julie Johnson Retirement Celebration*

Monday, July 23, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

UMass Club 1 Beacon Street, 32nd floor Boston, MA

Rep. Frank Smizik and Julie Johnson Invite You To Celebrate Their Retirements With Them.

A suggested donation of $30 is requested to defray costs. You can contribute through PayPal at: Paypal.me/FrankJulie723 (Paypal charges a $1.17 fee on this donation) or send a check to Hallie Smizik at: 42 Russell Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

07/23/2018 Meet Democratic Candidate for Congress, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Monday, July 23, 6 – 7 PM

Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, MA

Come One & All to meet Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, candidate for U.S. Congress, on Monday July the 23rd from 6-7 pm at the Bushnell-Sage Library in beautiful downtown Sheffield, MA. Hear what she has to say about the Issues of the Day and ask her any questions of Import that come to Mind. Hosted by the Town of Sheffield Democratic Committee. Light refreshments will be served. Questions or for direction contact; Ben Hillman, ben@benhillman.com

07/23/2018 Progressive W. Roxbury/Roslindale Summer Forum 2018

Monday, July 23, 7 – 8:30 PM

Saint John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., W. Roxbury

Meet Progressive Candidates Rachael Rollins for DA, Josh Zakim for Sec. of State, and Katie Forde for Register of Deeds. See https://www.facebook.com/events/215529722409579/

07/23/2018 League of Women Voters Candidates Forum in Concord

Monday, July 23, 7 PM

Harvey Wheeler Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord

7:00 pm 14th Middlesex State Rep District forum.

7:45 pm 3rd Congressional District forum.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle (LWVCC) and League of Women Voters of Acton Area (LWVAA). Because Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and State Representative Cory Atkins are not seeking reelection, these are two very exciting races. All candidates whose name will appear on the September 4 ballots have been invited.

07/23/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, July 23, 7:15 PM

Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway Arlington, MA 02474

All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.

07/23/2018 Southborough Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Monday, July 23, 7:30 – 9 PM

17 Harris Dr., Southborough

Support progressive champion State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

Co-hosted by Rep. Carolyn Dykema. Save the date.

Suggested donation $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

*07/24/2018 Lesley Phillips for State Representative Campaign Kick-Up and Birthday Fundraiser*

Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 – 8 PM

Tavern 730 (formerly Tavern-in-the-Square), 730 Massachusetts Ave, Central Square, Cambridge

Meet the bold, progressive Berniecrat candidate for Cambridge’s 25th Middlesex State Rep District. Food, fun, and special guests! All are welcome – contributions not required, but those who wish are encouraged to contribute at least “the candidate’s age”: $49 (for the most that the candidate will admit to), $39 (“the new 39”), or $27 suggested. To RSVP or for more info contact: 810-814-2613 or Lesley4StateRep@gmail.com, or go to www.facebook.com/Phillips4StateRep. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lesley-phillips-for-state-representative-1. or mail checks to Committee to El3ect Lesley Phillips, c/o 1643 Cambridge St, #52, Cambridge, MA 02138.

*07/24/2018 Cookout Meet & Greet with Josh Zakim for Secretary of State*

Tuesday, July 24, 6 – 7:30 PM

home of Amy and Mark Benjamin, 314 Walnut Street, Wellesley

Ticket includes food and drinks. Guest $25/Supporter $100/Sponsor $250. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jzab18 or mail a check to: Committee to Elect Josh Zakim, 137 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. Questions? Email Fernando at fernando@joshzakim.com.

07/24/2018 Forum with Candidates for Middlesex County District Attorney & Governor’s Council

Tuesday, July 24, 7 – 9 PM

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02476

Seats are first come, first serve.

Participating candidates: District Attorney: Donna Patalano and Marian Ryan (incumbent); Governor’s Council: Nick Carter and Marilyn Petitto Devaney (incumbent). Co-moderators: Patti Muldoon, former criminal justice legislative specialist for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and James Milan of ACMI (Arlington Community Media Inc.). Co-sponsoring organizations: ACLU of Massachusetts, ACMI (Arlington Community Media Inc.), Leagues of Women Voters of Arlington and Winchester, and Mass Incarceration Working Group of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington. See https://dadifference.org/event/middlesex-district-attorney-debate/

*07/24/2018 3rd Congressional District Candidate Debate*

Tuesday, July 24, 7 PM

Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson, MA 01749

Doors open at 6pm

At the conclusion of the debate Jim Henderson, a member of the board of directors of Voter Choice Massachusetts (https://www.voterchoicema.org/), will conduct a straw poll using ranked choice voting to determine the attendees top choice. For more info visit https://www.marlboroughdcc.org

07/25/2018 Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 – 8 PM

Meeting location TBD each month. Contact NorwoodDTC@gmail.com or Joe at 781-269-1076. 6:30 PM Social; 7:00 PM Meeting; Guests Welcome

*07/25/2018 Sterling Dems Social with Lt. Gov. Candidate Jimmy Tingle*

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM

Home of Frank Cummings, 196 Newell Hill Road, Sterling

Social Meet and Greet and Q & A. There will be food and spirits!

Join Jimmy Tingle for an informative and memorable evening of policy discussion, Q & A and socializing.

6:30pm to socialize

7:00pm Jimmy Tingle will speak

This is a potluck! Please RSVP to help us plan Patricia: pjward17@gmail.com or Sherri: Sherri @verizon.net.

07/25/2018 Quentin Palfrey Meet & Greet in Framingham

Wednesday, July 25, 7 – 9 PM

9 Louis W Farley Dr., Framingham, MA 01702

See https://www.facebook.com/events/2127807007249184/ for more.

07/25/2018 Annual Brookline Dems Chinese Buffet Fundraiser

Wednesday, July 25, 7 PM

Sichuan Gourmet Restaurant, 1006 Beacon Street (St. Mary’s T Stop)

7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Guest Speakers

RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sf18

Guest Speaker: The Honorable Michael Dukakis former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Speaking about our current political climate and threats to our Democratic values.

1 Spotlight Issues: Amy Grunder, Immigration Specialist John Rumpler, Environmental Attorney.

07/26/2018 Hopkinton Dems Meeting

Thursday, July 26, 6 – 8 PM

Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton MA

All are welcome. Please bring a donation for Project Just Because (toothpaste, snacks, paper goods, etc., or write a check).

*07/26/2018 Fundraiser for Bill Sweeney, Candidate for State Rep*

Thursday, July 26, 6 – 8 PM

51 Fiske Street Tewksbury, MA, 01876

Marie Sweeney And Bill Sweeney Invite you to a fundraiser for the campaign of their son William J. Sweeney Democratic candidate State Representative for the 15th Middlesex District.

RVSP to sweeney4rep@gmail.com $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

Donate online at sweeney4rep.com.

*07/28/2018 Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Meeting*

Saturday, July 28, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

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

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

*07/28/2018 Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Elections Meeting*

Saturday, July 28, Noon

El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

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

Saturday, July 28, 1 PM

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

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

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

Saturday, July 28, 1:30 – 3 PM

6 Bittersweet Ln., South Hamilton, MA 01982

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

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

Sunday, July 29, Noon

Tickets are $35 for Lobster dinner, $25 for chicken dinner. To purchase tickets call John Donahue at 508.295.1544 or Brian Dunn at 508.333.9759. Info will also be posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/warehamdemocratic/ and https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthCountyDems/

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

Sunday, July 29, Noon

Onset VFW Post Events, East Wareham

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

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

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

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

*07/29/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Holyoke*

Sunday, July 29, 3 – 5 PM

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

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

*07/29/2018 Framingham Dems Annual Cookout*

Sunday, July 29, 4 – 7 PM

Eastleigh Farms, 1062 Edmunds Road, Framingham.

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

07/29/2018 Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Sunday, July 29, 6 PM

Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Road, Acton.

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

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

Monday, July 30, 6 PM

The Jacques at 183 Indian Hill in Carlisle

07/30/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, July 30, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

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

07/31/2018 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester

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

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

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

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

08/02/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 7 – 8 PM

135 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970

08/04/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, August 4, 10 – 11 AM

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

Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaldenDems/ or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.comfor more information.

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

Saturday, August 4, 10 AM

Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington,

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

08/04/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue

Saturday, August 4, 1 – 4 PM

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

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

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

Sunday, August 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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

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

*08/06/2018 MNW Alliance*

Monday, August 6, 7 PM

Restaurant 45, 45 Milford Street, Medway

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

08/08/2018 Pooches for Pressley

Wednesday, August 8, 6 – 7:30 PM

Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester 02125

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

08/09/2018 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

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

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

08/09/2018 Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 9:30 PM

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

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

*08/09/2018 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thursday, August 9, 7 PM

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

*08/09/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thursday, August 9, 7 – 8:45 PM

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

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

*08/12/2018 Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ*

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 5 PM

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

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

08/13/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

*08/13/2018 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Monday, August 13, 7 PM

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

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

08/14/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 6:15 – 8 PM

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

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

08/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM

TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

*08/17/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast*

Friday, August 17, 7 – 9 AM

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

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

*08/18/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting*

Saturday, August 18, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

08/18/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Saturday, August 18, 2 – 4 PM

62 Hart St., Beverly, MA 01915

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

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

Saturday, August 18, 5 – 8 PM

199 Col. Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351

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

08/19/2018 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 1 – 4 PM

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

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

08/20/2018 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Monday, August 20, 5 – 8 PM

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

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

08/21/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 6:45 PM

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

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

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

Saturday, August 25, 10 AM – Noon

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

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

08/26/2018 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 3 – 5 PM

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

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

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

Sunday, August 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Heritage 747 Water St. Framingham

*09/07/2018 Rock the Vote Bridgewater*

Friday, September 7, 5 – 8 PM

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

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

*09/08/2018 Rockport DemsMeeting*

Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM

Brenner Room of the Rockport Library.

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

*09/08/2018 DSC Meeting*

Saturday, September 8, 3 PM

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

Meeting will be in CD3

09/08/2018 Wellesley Dems Picnic

Saturday, September 8, 4 – 6 PM

Save the Date.

All are welcome.

*09/11/2018 Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting*

Tuesday, September 11, 7 PM

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

Save the Date.

09/13/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center

7:00 pm – Social Hour

7:30 pm – Business Meeting

8:00 pm – Speakers to be announced

09/16/2018 Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Clare Siska 14 Stow Street, Acton

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

$10 per person/$20 per family

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

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

Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 8 PM

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

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

10/02/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

Meeting dates: 11/13, 12/4.

10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Save the date.

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

Sunday, October 21, 10 AM – Noon

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 24

Watch this space for details.

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

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 – 11 AM

The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn

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

11/13/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

Meeting dates: 12/4.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

12/04/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

06/06/2019 Breakfast Reception for Dan Koh’s Congressional Campaign

Thursday, June 6, 8 – 9 AM

Verrill Dana, LLP – One Boston Place, Suite 1600, Boston

You are invited to join number of business, professional and community leaders for a Breakfast Reception, supporting our friend Dan Koh’s Congressional Campaign (MA-3rd District).

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gfwy#