December 13, 2019/Democratic Dispatch

December Presidential Debate! Events & More.

Dear Democrats,

Next Thursday is the December Democratic Presidential Debate! The debate will be co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, and it will be held at the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. You can watch the debate on all local PBS stations, CNN, CNN International, and CNN En Español. It will also be streaming on PBS.com, Politico.com, and CNN.com and will air on your local PBS radio station.

Our Democratic Presidential nominee is selected at the Democratic National Convention on July 13-16, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by a body of Democrats from every state, called delegates. Leading up to the Convention,  MassDems is committed to ensuring an inclusive, welcoming and representative delegation. To do that, we need to make sure that anyone who wants to be a delegate has the chance to run and be elected. To that end, we have arranged a series of local trainings that will clearly and concisely run through the nuts and bolts of our process. During this training, attendees will learn about the process to become a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and hear from past delegates about their experiences.

This Saturday, December 14th there will be two trainings: One in Springfield and one in Framingham. Don’t worry if you can’t make either of these trainings, there will be 16 more throughout the state in January. If you are interested in attending either one of these Saturday trainings or any trainings in January, we have provided a full list of trainings on our website, which you can view here. For more information on how to become a delegate, view the “How to Run for Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention” handout.

 

Saturday’s Trainings:

Springfield Delegate Selection Training

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE: Springfield City Library 765 State St, Springfield, MA 01109

Click Here to RSVP

 

Framingham Delegate Selection Training

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE: Framingham Public Library (Costin Room) 49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA 01702

Click Here to RSVP

 

Have any questions? Please feel free to reach out to the MassDems Political Director, Nigel Simon at nigel@massdems.org

Have a great weekend, and we hope to see you all at these trainings! 

Sincerely,

Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party 

 

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Ideas for Committees

As we approach the end of the year and look towards 2020, be sure to send in your meeting schedules for the new year, once they’re finalized. We’re hoping to streamline the process next year, so that the Dispatch is more helpful to all of you! When sending in your meetings, be sure to list them as dates (as opposed to something like “the second Tuesday of each month”) so we can correctly account for holidays. Please also include an email that we can reach out to in case we need to confirm that the meeting is still happening!

 

Event details:

12/13/2019 MA-Worcester-National Gun Violence Vigil
Friday, December 13, 6 PM
UMass Med School Rm S1-607 Lazare Conference Room, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 55 Lake Ave N Worcester, MA 01655
Please join us as we honor all victims and survivors of gun violence with our community partners at UMass Medical School. We will hear from survivors, faith leaders, and local legislators. An outdoor candlelight vigil will follow the program in the Lazare Conference Room in the Medical School building. From the main entrance, go straight past the Office of Student Affairs, then take a right. You’ll find the Conference Room on the left, next to the Library. UMass Medical School has ample parking and is accessible via the WRTA’s bus routes 15, 16, 24, and 24A. 

12/13/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Annual Holiday Party
Friday, December 13, 7 – 10 PM
National Black Doll Museum of Heritage and Culture, 288 North Main Street, Mansfield
Holiday refreshments served. All Democrats warmly invited. For more information, visit their Facebook page or website: www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfielddems@gmail.com or call Chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. 

12/13/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party
Friday, December 13, 7 – 10 PM
RSVP for address
RSVP: email@medwaydemocrats.org. Please bring a donation for the food pantry, and/or something to share. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500091926816408 

*12/14/2019 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Framingham*
Saturday, December 14, 10:30 – 12 PM
Framingham Public Library Costin Room – 49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA 01702
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/34dCuVm Contact: (617) 939-0800 

*12/14/2019 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Springfield*
Saturday, December 14, 11:30 – 12 PM
Springfield City Library: Mason Square Branch – 765 State St, Springfield, MA 01109
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2rIGKiu Contact: (617) 939-0800 

12/14/2019 Wayland Dems Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14, 6:30 – 8 PM
Russells Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Join the Wayland DTC for their annual holiday party. Contact noraelaine@yahoo.com for more details or to RSVP.  

*12/15/2019 Hampton and Manchester NH Canvass Kickoffs with Attorney General Maura Healey for NH for Warren*
Sunday, December 15, 9:30 – 2 PM
Hampton and Manchester, NH
Attorney General Maura Healey will be holding two canvass kickoffs in New Hampshire for Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Hampton kickoff with take place from 9:30am -11am. Sign up for the Hampton event here: https://www.mobilize.us/warrenfornewhampshire/event/166805/ The Manchester kickoff will take place from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Sign up for the Manchester event here: https://www.mobilize.us/warrenfornewhampshire/event/166784/  

12/15/2019 Bourne and Sandwich Democratic Town Committees Annual United Holiday Party
Sunday, December 15, 12 – 3 PM
7 Old Snake Pond Rd, Sandwich
All are welcome. They will be having a potluck lunch from noon to 3 PM. Please email sdtcma@gmail.com with your RVSP. 

12/15/2019 Natick Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party
Sunday, December 15, 1 – 4 PM
81 Felch Road, Natick
Join the Natick DTC for a Holiday Party and learn about the many events they have planned for 2020. Contact: karen.schlosberg@gmail.com 

12/15/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, December 15, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com or visit https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ pr https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

*12/16/2019 Holiday Celebration with State Senator Jason Lewis*
Monday, December 16, 6 – 8 PM
Jack’s Ristorante, 655 Eastern Ave, Malden
Join Sen Jason Lewis for a Holiday Celebration. Suggested contribution: $25, $50, $100, $250. Donate online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/12_16_201 Checks may be made payable to: “The Committee to Elect Jason Lewis” and mailed to PO Box 253 Winchester, MA 01890. RSVP: ellis.j.brewster@gmail.com  

*12/16/2019 Newbury DTC Social Get-Together + MA-6 Democratic Candidate Forum*
Monday, December 16, 7 PM
RSVP for address
The Newbury Democratic Town Committee is hosting a Social Get-Together and MA6 Democratic Candidate Forum. Please email info@newburydems.org for more information.  

*12/16/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting*
Monday, December 16, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and their facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings  

12/17/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 17, AM
First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September through July. Contact: Ward5Boston@gmail.com 

12/17/2019 Boston Ward 4 Dems Holiday Party 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 6 – 8 PM
Shun’s Kitchen, 520 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Join Ward 4 Dems members, friends, neighbors, and electeds to celebrate 2019 and get ready for 2020. They’ll be having a BYOD (bring your own dessert) competition. Stay tuned for possible special guests. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1165010793694752/ 

12/17/2019 Newton Dems Holiday Social
Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 PM
Social Restaurant, 320 Washington St., Newton Corner
Free parking (with validation) – apps to be served! Free and open to the public. They will thank Democrats who recently stepped down from positions in local government at this event. RSVP to Sharon Stout 617.955.9881 or Sharonstout3@gmail.com  

*12/18/2019 Brookfield DTC Meeting*
Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 PM
17 River St., Rt. 148, on the Brookfield Common
They look forward to welcoming their DTC nominees and others interested in promoting civic engagement and Democratic values. Join for seasonal treats and strategizing for the 2020 elections. Contact: brookfield.dtc@gmail.com 

12/18/2019 Rep. Josh Cutler’s “Ho-Ho-Holiday Party”
Wednesday, December 18, 7 – 9 PM
Olde Hitching Post Restaurant, 48 Spring St, Hanson
Join State Rep Josh Cutler for his 2019 holiday party. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/394239964816328 

*12/19/2019 Worcester Reception in Support of Jesse Mermell for MA-4*
Thursday, December 19, 5 – 7 PM
Murray & Murray LLP, 688 Pleasant St, Worcester
Suggested Contributions: $125 * $250 * $500 * $1,000 * $2,800 To contribute online visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20191219_worcester_hoag RSVP to: Emily@JesseMermell.com 

12/19/2019 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19, 6 – 8 PM
Old Timer Restaurant, 155 Church St, Clinton, MA 01510
Join the Clinton Dems for their holiday party. A Silent Auction will be held. Invited guests are Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Senator Harriette Chandler, District Attorney Joseph Early and Paul DePalo, Candidate for Governor’s Council. Appetizers will be served. Donation $15.00. Please RSVP to Maryjrichards@gmail.com or 978-365-2318, or online at https://clintonmassdems.org/ 

*12/19/2019 Holiday Blues Night Out: Debate Watch Party with the Wakefield DTC*
Thursday, December 19, 7 PM
The Lakeside Inn, 595 North Ave, Wakefield
Join the Wakefield Democratic Town Committee for a debate watch party. $10 suggested donation to cover food, cash bar. Contact: info@wakefielddems.org 

*12/19/2019 Waltham Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, December 19, 7:30 PM
Clark Government Center Auditorium, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Please bring a holiday dessert or appetizer and email watchcitydems@gmail.com to let them know what you’re bringing. Inviting a friend or two is encouraged as well! Although it’s a social, Senate candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan will be joining them, as will a few candidates for the Democratic State Committee. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.com 

12/19/2019 Framingham DTC Debate Watch Party with the Metrowest Dems
Thursday, December 19, 8:30 – 11 PM
Framingham Town Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Rd. Framingham
Join the Framingham DTC for a Debate Watch Party. Park at 1071 Worcester Road(Rt. 9E) Please bring an item to share for the refreshment table. Questions? FDC Chair Beverly Hugo- (508)259-0431 

12/20/2019 Special Reception for MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020 with Senate President Karen Spilka
Friday, December 20, 5:30 – 7 PM
RSVP for address
Senate President Karen Spilka cordially invites you to a Special Reception on behalf of MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020. Special Guests: Governor Michael S. Dukakis and Founder of OC2020, Meg Ansara. Tickets and sponsorship levels: $50 Guest (Minimum for attendance), $100 Supporter, $250 Bronze Sponsor, $500 Silver Sponsor, $750 Gold Sponsor, and $1000+ Co-host (Introduced and listed on Invitation). Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mwoc2020 Contact: Metrowestoc2020@yahoo.com 

12/21/2019 CIDC/Dennis Democratic Town Committee Pot Luck Holiday Party
Saturday, December 21, 6 PM
The home of Kathy & John Ohman, 12 Thomas Court, Dennis, 02638
Please join the Cape & Islands Democratic Council and Dennis Democratic Town Committee at their Annual Pot Luck Holiday Party. 6:00 PM Appetizers/ 7:00 PM Dinner. RSVP with what you will bring to the event to Kathy, ohmankathy@gmail.com, 508 385-4141 

*12/31/2019 New Year’s Eve Party with State Sen. Diana DiZoglio*
Tuesday, December 31, 8 PM
The Galleria at 85 Essex Street, Haverhill
Join Sen Diana DiZoglio for a Roaring Twenties themed New Years Eve party. Suggested ticket price: $50. Sponsorships available. Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dd2020 

*1/6/2020 Wilmington DTC Meeting*
Monday, January 6, 6 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
Contact: chair@wilmingtondems.org 

*1/6/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Foxborough*
Monday, January 6, 6:30 – 8 PM
Foxborough Police Station McGinty Community Room, 8 Chestnut St, Foxborough, MA 02035
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/36ysFTE Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/6/2020 Needham DTC January Meeting
Monday, January 6, 7:30 PM
Needham History Center & Museum, 1147 Central Ave, Needham
Join the Needham Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Featured Speaker: Michael Morrissey, Norfolk County DA. Contact needhamdems@gmail.com 

*1/7/2020 Wellesley DTC January Meeting*
Tuesday, January 7, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
They will be learning about Swing Left’s efforts in Maine as well as writing postcards with Sister District to help support research on the effectiveness of post cards on GOTV efforts. 7pm Postcards and Social Hour | 7:30 Business Meeting | 8pm Presentation by SwingLeft on Maine. Contact: chair@wellesleydems.org  

*1/9/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Cambridge*
Thursday, January 9, 7 – 8 PM
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38FHBkP Contact: (617) 939-0800  

*1/11/2020 Ipswich DTC Meeting*
Saturday, January 11, 9:30 AM
Ipswich Public Library, 25 N Main St, Ipswich
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763500397450468/ 

*1/11/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Lynn*
Saturday, January 11, 10 – 11 AM
Lynn Housing Authority, 10 Church St, Lynn, MA 01902
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2LSJtww Contact: (617) 939-0800  

*1/12/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Salem*
Sunday, January 12, 12 – 1 PM
135 Lafayette Apartments, 135 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2PHA1gH Contact: (617) 939-0800  

*1/12/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Newton*
Sunday, January 12, 3 – 4 PM
Social Restaurant, 320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2snEtsX Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 Acton-Boxborough Holiday Party and Meeting
Sunday, January 12, 4 PM
Red Raven Restaurant, 3 Nagog Park, Acton
Cash bar and suggested donation of $5 per person to help offset food costs. The party will be followed by the January monthly Acton DTC meeting. Contact: actondtc@gmail.com 

*1/14/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Quincy*
Tuesday, January 14, 7 – 8 PM
NAGE Office Building, 159 Thomas Burgin Pkwy, Quincy, MA 02169
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/35lEyvP Contact: (617) 939-0800 

*1/15/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Worcester*
Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 7 PM
Rock of Salvation Church, 829 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38xCkvo Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/16/2020 Medway DTC January Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 7 PM
T C Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
Join the Medway Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Contact: Email@medwaydemocrats.org 

*1/17/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Boston*
Friday, January 17, 6:30 – 8 PM
Boston Teachers’ Union Hall, 180 Mount Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/34lFhMa Contact: (617) 939-0800 

*1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Lowell*
Saturday, January 18, 8 – 9 AM
Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA 01824
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2EdQNij Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/18/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center at 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu 

*1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Pittsfield*
Saturday, January 18, 11 – 12 PM
Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38APM1K Contact: (617) 939-0800 

*1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Leominster*
Saturday, January 18, 1 – 2 PM
Fidelity Bank Community Room, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster, MA 01453
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2YPlbc3 Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/18/2020 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Saturday, January 18, 6 PM
Yarmouth House Restaurant, 335 Rt 28, West Yarmouth
Keynote speaker: Senator Ed Markey. Tickets are $45.00 per person and net proceeds benefit the Yarmouth DTC/Dennis DTC Scholarship program. Doors open at 6:00pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. Dinner Choices: Baked Haddock, Chicken Piccata, or Pot Roast. Includes soup of the day, apple crisp for desert, coffee or tea. The restaurant will accommodate vegetarian or gluten free requests. Please RSVP with your check and dinner choice to Yarmouth DTC C/O Bob Isadore 133 Center St, Yarmouth Port, Ma. 02675 Info: call 508-362-1696 or velore20@gmail.com or call Bob at 508-362-1696.  

*1/20/2020 Lowell DCC Meeting*
Monday, January 20, 7 PM
East End Club at 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net 

1/21/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, January 21, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

*1/23/2020 Demystifying Healthcare Reform with the Wayland, Wellesley, and Natick DTCs*
Thursday, January 23, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Join the DTCs for a Discussion on Health Care with Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. and Senator Becca Rausch. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/demystifying-health-care-reform Note: this event was originally scheduled for November 20th, 2019. 

1/25/2020 2020 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast
Saturday, January 25, 9 – 12 PM
Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274, 24 High St, Middleboro
Join the Plymouth County Democratic League to hear from guest speakers, strategize for 2020 & 2022, and discuss the road ahead. Full Buffet Breakfast Served, $25 per person. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/530530771102039 

2/3/2020 CD-4 Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by the Wellesley DTC
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
7pm Social Hour and Postcards; 7:30pm Business Meeting; 8pm Candidate Forum. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/congressional-candidate-forum