November 15, 2019/Weekly Column

Democratic Debate! Parties & More.

Dear Democrats,

Next Wednesday, November 20th is the 5th Democratic Presidential Debate! Ten of our Democratic candidates will take to the stage in Atlanta to share their visions for America and discuss the most pressing issues we’re facing. The debate will be from 9 pm to 11 pm and it will be hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post. You can watch it on MSNBC or by live-streaming it on MSNBC.com, washingtonpost.com, or on the NBC and Washington Post apps. To find a watch party near you, look in the Dispatch, reach out to your local town or ward committee, check presidential campaigns’ websites, or host your own!

This debate isn’t the only Democratic event happening in the latter half of November! Candidates for 2020 elections are starting to announce and hold kickoff events across the Commonwealth. Take a look at the Democrats who are running to represent you! Now is a great time to hear about their priorities and plans for your communities. Town and ward committees, consider inviting candidates to your next meeting or planning how you’ll help local Democrats in 2020!

Enjoy the debate and as always, please send any relevant events you’d like to promote to events@massdems.org so we can share them in the Dispatch!

Sincerely,

Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

Ideas for Committees: Host a Holiday Party!

Many committees are holding holiday parties to bring together members, raise funds for their work, celebrate the efforts of activists, hear from elected officials, and strategize for 2020. If your committee isn’t already planning an end-of-year holiday party, considering holding one! A seasonal event like this is also a great opportunity to partner with neighboring committees to build connections and draw a larger crowd! If your committee is holding an event, be sure to send it into events@massdems.org so we can promote it in the Dispatch!

Fri 11/15 Wayland Dems Breakfast
Sat 11/16 *Billerica, Rowley, and Wenham Townhalls with Congressman Seth Moulton*
  Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour
  *Legislative Coffee with Franklin County Legislators*
  Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
  Springfield Ward 2 Dems Committee Meeting
  *Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee*
  *Campaign Kickoff for Michelle Mullet for State Rep – 20th Middlesex District*
Sun 11/17 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch
  *Meet and Greet with Jesse Mermell Candidate for MA-4*
  *Pizza Party with Rep Lori Ehrlich*
  *Somerville Town Hall with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley*
  *Brookline Campaign Kick Off for Jesse Mermell for MA-4 with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley*
Mon 11/18 *Reception for Senator Brendan Crighto*
  Reception for Senator Brendan Crighton
  *Reception for Senator Julian Cyr*
  North Shore Young Democrats Board Elections
  Wayland Dems Monthly Meeting
  Lowell DCC Meeting
Tue 11/19 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
  Reception for Jimmy Coughlin for Norfolk County Sheriff
  Reception for State Rep. Tram Nguyen
  *Pepperell DTC Meeting*
  *MetroWest Democratic Coalition Meeting*
  *Westborough Dems Meeting*
  Mansfield Monthly Democratic Town Committee
Wed 11/20 *Andover DTC Meeting*
  Mrs. Belsito Goes to Washington Birthday Bash – Candidate for MA-6
  Whitman Democratic Debate Watch Party
  *Gloucester Democratic City Committee Debate Watch Party*
  *Debate Watch Party with the Somerville Democratic City Committee*
Thu 11/21 Mass Alliance 2019 Boston Celebration of Progressive Champions
  Falmouth Event For Bill Keating
  Climate Crisis and the North Shore with the Beverly DCC
  *November Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
  Bourne Democratic Town Committee November Meeting
  Post-Election Wrap-Up with the Waltham Democratic City Committee
Fri 11/22 Kickoff For John Mahoney for Plymouth/Barnstable District State Senate
  Becky Coletta for State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable District Campaign Kickoff
Sat 11/23 *Cape and Islands Democratic Council Executive Board Meeting*
  Springfield Ward 8 DCC Committee Monthly Meeting
Sun 11/24 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Annual General Membership Meeting & Social
  Groton DTC “Friend-raiser” with State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy
Mon 11/25 Pizza and Politics with the Sterling Democrats
  Marblehead DTC’s How to Disagree—With Civility: A Workshop
  Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Democratic Alliance Meeting
  *Reading Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sun 12/01 *3rd Annual Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Rep. Higgins*
  Belmont DTC Jingle with Tingle Fundraiser
Mon 12/02 *State Rep Jack Lewis’ Birthday Celebration*
  *Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting/Holiday Party*
Wed 12/04 Breakfast w/ Speaker DeLeo hosted by Rep. Cutler & Rep. LaNatra
  Mayor Martin Walsh’s 6th Annual Holiday Party
Thu 12/05 *Mayor Dan Rivera’s Annual Holiday Party*
  *Medway Democratic Town Committee December Meeting*
Sun 12/08 *Westborough Democrats Holiday Party*
Wed 12/11 **
  *Fmr Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis’ Annual Christmas Party*
  *Western Mass Young Dems Jingle and Mingle Ugly Christmas Sweater Party*
Thu 12/12 2019 Bridgewater DTC Holiday Party
  *Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Fri 12/13 *Medway Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party*
Sat 12/14 Save the Date: Wayland Dems Annual Holiday Bash
Tue 12/17 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Wed 12/18 *Rep. Josh Cutler’s “Ho-Ho-Holiday Party”*
Fri 12/20 *Special Reception for MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020 with Senate President Karen Spilka*
Sat 12/21 *CIDC/Dennis Democratic Town Committee Pot Luck Holiday Party*
Sat 1/25 2020 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast

Event details:

11/15/2019 Wayland Dems Breakfast
Friday, November 15, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland
All welcome for this informal monthly event. Stop by anytime between 7-9am for coffee and conversation. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com [back]

*11/16/2019 Billerica, Rowley, and Wenham Townhalls with Congressman Seth Moulton*
Saturday, November 16, AM
Billerica, Rowley, and Wenham
Congressman Moulton is hosting three townhalls on Novemeber 16th. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM in Billierica (details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2856014877766457/ ), 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Rowley (details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432306324041248/ ), and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in Wenham (details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586573814813431/ ). [back]

11/16/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour
Saturday, November 16, 9 – 10 AM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 0153
Informal coffee hour, generally the third Saturday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info [back]

*11/16/2019 Legislative Coffee with Franklin County Legislators*
Saturday, November 16, 10 – 12 PM
Element Brewing Company, 16 Bridge St, Millers Falls
Senator Adam Hinds, Representative Paul Mark, Senator Jo Comerford, and Representative Natalie Blais will answer questions and talk about what’s happening on Beacon Hill. The event is free and open to the public, so please spread the word and feel welcome to bring any burning concerns of your own. Free refreshments! Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Franklin County and the Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407841706526748/ [back]

11/16/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 10 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. [back]

11/16/2019 Springfield Ward 2 Dems Committee Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 11 AM
Cityline Cafe Springfield, 9 Rimmon Ave, Springfield
The Ward 2 committee will be holding biennial elections for officers and adapting the sample bylaws they adopted two years ago when the committee was organized. They’ll also be discussing plans to begin canvassing active Democratic voters in the ward to introduce them to the committee ahead of the 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/990152844650788/ [back]

*11/16/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee*
Saturday, November 16, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER. Robert Isadore, Chairman, velore20@gmail.com [back]

*11/16/2019 Campaign Kickoff for Michelle Mullet for State Rep – 20th Middlesex District*
Saturday, November 16, 7 – 9 PM
Dos Lobos, 303 Main Street, North Reading
Join Michelle Mullet for a kickoff celebration for her 2020 campaign. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/471432367049186 [back]

11/17/2019 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 – 12 PM
The Residence at Orchard Grove, 258 Walnut Street, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Please join the Shrewsbury DTC this year as they honor Kathleen M. Keohane (The Mary Jordalen Award for Distinguished Service), Mark Adler (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Mary Colby (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Emma Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), Thomas Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), and Max German (Outstanding Youth Award). Individual Event Tickets $40, various sponsorship levels also available. RSVP by 11/3. Tickets, sponsorship details, and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rooseveltshrewsbury [back]

*11/17/2019 Meet and Greet with Jesse Mermell Candidate for MA-4*
Sunday, November 17, 12 – 1 PM
Camp Everwood, 125 Lakeview St, Sharon
Join Jesse Mermell for a meet and greet to learn more about her campaign for Congress. Bring your kids, friends, parents, dogs and cats. Contact: info@jessemermell.co [back]

*11/17/2019 Pizza Party with Rep Lori Ehrlich*
Sunday, November 17, 2 – 4 PM
Uno Pizzeria 970 Paradise Road Swampscott
Join Rep Ehrlich for pizza and to support her re-election campaign. Secure online contributions to the Committee to Elect Lori Ehrlich can be made at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lori-a–ehrlich-1 or by check at the door. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/668408630350226 RSVP: votelori@gmail.com [back]

*11/17/2019 Somerville Town Hall with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley*
Sunday, November 17, 2 – 3 PM
East Somerville – Address provided upon RSV
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congresswoman-ayanna-pressley-somerville-town-hall-registration-79537174831 No walk-ins, RSVP is required. You can submit a question to the Congresswoman in advance of the event here: https://forms.gle/Poo2JWX3NSs8zdYHA Contact: erina.colombo@mail.house.gov [back]

*11/17/2019 Brookline Campaign Kick Off for Jesse Mermell for MA-4 with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley*
Sunday, November 17, 4 – 6 PM
Washington Square Tavern, 714 Washington St, Brookline
Join Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Jesse Mermell for an event supporting her campaign for the 4th Congressional District. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20191117_tavern Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/395910344630312/ [back]

*11/18/2019 Reception for Senator Brendan Crighto*
Monday, November 18, 5 – 7 PM
Lynn Museum 590 Washington Street, Lyn
Please join us for a Campaign Reception featuring food, music, and a cash bar. To donate please visit https://www.brendancrighton.com or mail checks to CTE Brendan Crighton, 9 Purdon Ave., Lynn, MA 01905. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/494113901178613/ [back]

11/18/2019 Reception for Senator Brendan Crighton
Monday, November 18, 5 – 7 PM
Lynn Museum 590 Washington Street Lynn
Please join State Senator Brendan Crighton for a Campaign Reception featuring food, music, and a cash bar. To donate please visit brendancrighton.com or mail checks to CTE Brendan Crighton, 9 Purdon Ave., Lynn, MA 01905. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/494113901178613/ [back]

*11/18/2019 Reception for Senator Julian Cyr*
Monday, November 18, 5:30 – 7 PM
Anejo Mexican Bistro, 599 Main Street, Hyannis
Join Senator Cyr in support of his re-election campaign. If you are interested in joining the host committee or have other questions, please email sharon@durkanconsulting.com. As always, all are welcome to attend. Tickets and details: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/anejocyr19 [back]

11/18/2019 North Shore Young Democrats Board Elections
Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM
Gulu-Gulu Café 247 Essex Street Salem
They will be having their November meeting, including elections for a new chapter board! https://www.facebook.com/events/417645658945459/ [back]

11/18/2019 Wayland Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM
110 Grill in Wayland, 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
Social 6:30pm/business meeting starts 7pm. Please RSVP to waylanddems@gmail.com [back]

11/18/2019 Lowell DCC Meeting
Monday, November 18, 7 PM
East End Club, 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net [back]

11/19/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 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 Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/17 [back]

11/19/2019 Reception for Jimmy Coughlin for Norfolk County Sheriff
Tuesday, November 19, 5 – 6 PM
Bella Costa Ristorante, 147 Cochituate Road, Framingham, Massachusetts
Join the MA COA PAC & Fmr. Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis for a reception honors Jimmy Coughlin. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the door. Please make checks payable to CTE James Coughlin for Sheriff, 36 Netta Road, Dedham, MA 02026. Contributions can be made online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-jimmy-coughlin-1 [back]

11/19/2019 Reception for State Rep. Tram Nguyen
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 PM
Tewksbury Country Club, Cypress Room, 1880 Main Street (Route 38), Tewksbury
State Rep. Tram Nguyen was first elected almost a full year ago. Join her for a fall fundraiser to reflect on the past year and prepare for her re-election campaign. Suggested contribution levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. Donate online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tramfallfundraiser19 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000331093650380 [back]

*11/19/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting*
Tuesday, November 19, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Contact: Tom McGrath at tjdem@charter.net [back]

*11/19/2019 MetroWest Democratic Coalition Meeting*
Tuesday, November 19, 7 – 8 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westborough
The MetroWest Democratic Coalition are very excited to welcome Susan Labandibar of SwingLeft to their meeting. Susan will talk about what SwingLeft does to help elect Democrats and how to become involved at multiple levels, in MA and across the country. The MWDems has re-organized to network Democrats and their town committees in and around the Middlesex-Worcester Senate District to support local, statewide, and national candidates. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527268527850055 [back]

*11/19/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, November 19, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com . @@ [back]

11/19/2019 Mansfield Monthly Democratic Town Committee
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Mansfield Public Library 255 Hope St, Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048
Guest Speaker: Former State Treasurer Steve Grossman, representing the Presidential Campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The public is invited to all meetings and events. Mansfield area Democrats are especially welcome. More information: www.mansfielddems.org Contact: mansfielddems@gmail.com or Chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337745350444299/ [back]

*11/20/2019 Andover DTC Meeting*
Wednesday, November 20, 7 – 8 PM
Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central St, Andover, Massachusetts 01810
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2602538859973311/ [back]

11/20/2019 Mrs. Belsito Goes to Washington Birthday Bash – Candidate for MA-6
Wednesday, November 20, 7 – 9 PM
The Studio at the International Martial Arts, 30 Main Street, Topsfield
Join Jamie for her Birthday Bash fundraiser. $25 donation suggested. Checks made payable to Belsito for Congress or online payment: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jamiegoestowashingtonDetails: https://www.evite.com/event/018BOPEFZGOJHY2ZIEPJ5HU4L7BJ3Q/rsvp [back]

11/20/2019 Whitman Democratic Debate Watch Party
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 – 10 PM
Old Colony Brewing, 605 Bedford St, Whitman
Stop by and watch the Democratic Debate with the Whitman Democratic Town Committee. Debate begins at 8pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/549267995836511/ [back]

*11/20/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Debate Watch Party*
Wednesday, November 20, 8 – 11 PM
Cape Ann Brewing, 11 Rogers St, Gloucester
The Gloucester City Democratic City Committee is hosting a Democratic Debate Watch Party. All are welcome to attend this community social. Attendees will be able to purchase beverages and something tasty from the Brewery’s menu. Join them for food, drinks, and the debate! Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/984489175283232/ or email vicechair@gloucesterdemocrats.org [back]

*11/20/2019 Debate Watch Party with the Somerville Democratic City Committee*
Wednesday, November 20, 8:45 – 11 PM
Jae’s Cafe – Davis Square, 243 Elm St, Somerville
RSVP for the Debate at https://www.somdems.org/democratic_debate_watch_party_11_20_19 This event is sponsored by the Ward 6 and Ward 7 committees and is open to all in Somerville. Contact: info@somdems.org [back]

11/21/2019 Mass Alliance 2019 Boston Celebration of Progressive Champions
Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 8 PM
TBA
Celebrate progressive champions and victories after the 2019 municipal elections, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020! Keynote speakers: Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, State Senator Becca Rausch, and School Committee Member Lizbeth Deselm. Tickets: $50. Limited number of $35 tickets available for Activists/Students etc. upon request (email martha@massalliance.org to request a ticket). Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNDI= RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/753135768461175/ [back]

11/21/2019 Falmouth Event For Bill Keating
Thursday, November 21, 6 – 8 PM
The Flying Bridge, 220 Scranton Ave, Falmouth
Host Committee Representative Dylan Fernandes, Commissioner Mary Pat Flynn, Commissioner Leon Brathwaite, Selectwoman Megan English Braga, Selectwoman Susan Moran, Lou Cerrone, Jim Devers, Paul Houlihan, Rafiq Islam, Amy Kullar, Maggie Van Sciver, and Bill Zammer cordially invite you to a reception in support of Congressman Bill Keating. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/falmouthevent Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/559014504846252/ [back]

11/21/2019 Climate Crisis and the North Shore with the Beverly DCC
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 – 8 PM
Beverly Senior Center 90 Colon Street Beverly
Please join distinguished speakers for this important forum on Climate Change: Emily Flaherty, Director of School to Sea Salem Sound Coastwatch; Noel Healy, Assoc. Professor of Geography and Sustainability at Salem State University; The Beverly High School Democrats. Contact: bhannable@bevdems.org [back]

*11/21/2019 November Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 PM
HCAM Television, 77 Main St, Hopkinton
Newcomers welcome! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421872661321702/ Contact: darlenehayes@yahoo.com [back]

11/21/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee November Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 7 – 8 PM
239 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA
The monthly meeting of the Bourne Democratic Town Committee. Meetings are open to the public, all are welcome. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709612182883619/ [back]

11/21/2019 Post-Election Wrap-Up with the Waltham Democratic City Committee
Thursday, November 21, 7 – 9 PM
Waltham Democratic City Committee 52 Tolman Street, Waltham
Come share wrap-up on the latest election cycle and hear from Senate Candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan. Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/19. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362637220579356/ [back]

11/22/2019 Kickoff For John Mahoney for Plymouth/Barnstable District State Senate
Friday, November 22, 6 – 8 PM
Pembroke Country Club, 94 W Elm St, Pembroke
Join John Mahoney as he kicks off his campaign for State Senate for the Plymouth/Barnstable District. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2430619127055377 [back]

11/22/2019 Becky Coletta for State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable District Campaign Kickoff
Friday, November 22, 7 – 10 PM
Three V, 10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 253, Plymouth
Join Becky to help kick off her campaign for State Senate. Donations of any amount gratefully accepted. Please RSVP so they can provide the restaurant with an accurate headcount: https://www.beckycoletta.com/coletta_campaign_kickoff For questions or to volunteer please email Campaign Manager Jessica Rushing at rushingjm@gmail.co [back]

*11/23/2019 Cape and Islands Democratic Council Executive Board Meeting*
Saturday, November 23, 10 – 12 PM
CapeSpace, 100 Independence Dr, Hyannis
They will plan lots of time for breakouts into groups, so they encourage everyone to attend if able. Contact: Mark@capedemocrats.org [back]

11/23/2019 Springfield Ward 8 DCC Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 10 – 11 AM
117 Main St, Indian Orchard, Springfield
The Springfield Ward 8 Democrats monthly meeting will be held on a regular basis every 4th Saturday of the month. Details:https://www.facebook.com/events/488868624985145/ @@ [back]

11/24/2019 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Annual General Membership Meeting & Social
Sunday, November 24, 3 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton St, Framingham
At their annual meeting, the Bay State Stonewall Dems will be electing individuals to the following positions: Male-Identifying Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Members of the Board of Directors (Number to be selected by a vote of the General Membership). This event is sponsored by State Rep. Jack Lewis. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402999010637341/ [back]

11/24/2019 Groton DTC “Friend-raiser” with State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy
Sunday, November 24, 4 – 6 PM
Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main Street, Groton
State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy will be discussing the environmental bills filed this year and what can be done at the municipal level and by local activists to promote environmental issues. This event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com@@ https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ @@ https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee@@ [back]

11/25/2019 Pizza and Politics with the Sterling Democrats
Monday, November 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, Sterling
Pizza and refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Sterling Democratic Committee and their commitment to serving the community. Bring your family and friends and get to know the committee over their other commitment of serving delicious pizza. Contact: Fionuala Dullea at 978-333-2348 or griffonlula@gmail.com  [back]

11/25/2019 Marblehead DTC’s How to Disagree—With Civility: A Workshop
Monday, November 25, 7 – 9 PM
Marblehead Community Center 10 Humphrey Street Marblehead
In this interactive workshop, the Marblehead DTC will discuss and share tools to support being able to Listen In to Listen To. You will learn how to apply these tools to support you in listening and speaking effectively to people or groups with whom you may disagree. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/424433541559566/ [back]

11/25/2019 Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Democratic Alliance Meeting
Monday, November 25, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford Street, Medway
This meeting will replace the usual December meeting of the MNW Alliance. The guest speaker will be Senator Ed Markey, candidate for re-election and possibly one other candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives. They will be in the second meeting room near the bar. Contact: pgyorkis@gmail.com [back]

*11/25/2019 Reading Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, November 25, 7 – 8 PM
Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading
Join the Reading DTC for an update from State Senator Jason Lewis. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715580355586958 [back]

*12/1/2019 3rd Annual Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Rep. Higgins*
Sunday, December 1, 12 – 2 PM
Leominster Veterans’ Memorial Center, 100 West St, Leominster
Join State Representative Natalie Higgins for her Third Annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus. This year, they’ll be collecting new and gently used children’s & YA books (ages 0 – 18) for Leominster families. Bring a new or gently used children’s book and get a printed photo with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457516317740830 [back]

12/1/2019 Belmont DTC Jingle with Tingle Fundraiser
Sunday, December 1, 5 – 7 PM
TBA
Save the Date! Renowned comic, candidate and actor Jimmy Tingle, will perform at the BDTC’s first annual December fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Belmont High School seniors. Details to come.   [back]

*12/2/2019 State Rep Jack Lewis’ Birthday Celebration*
Monday, December 2, 6 – 8 PM
Springdale Beer Co.,102 Clinton St, Framingham
Celebrate Rep Jack Lewis’ birthday and support his campaign. There will be food, on tap Springdale Beer Co. brews, and birthday cake. This is a family-friendly event! Suggested donation: $25 – $50 – $100 – $250 – $500 – $1,000. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jackbirthday2019 or mail checks to: Committee to Elect Jack Lewis, PO Box 373, Ashland, MA 01721. RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407542916831872/ [back]

*12/2/2019 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting/Holiday Party*
Monday, December 2, 7 PM
WCTV, 10 Waltham St. Wilmington
Join the Wilmington DTC for their December meeting and holiday party. They encourage attendees to bring something to share (cookies/cake/apple cider etc.) and a toy for Toys For Tots. Contact them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems/ [back]

12/4/2019 Breakfast w/ Speaker DeLeo hosted by Rep. Cutler & Rep. LaNatra
Wednesday, December 4, 8:30 – 10 AM
Tiny & Sons Glass, 575 Washington St, Pembroke
Join Reps Cutler and LaNatra for a great networking opportunity with South Shore business leaders and special guest Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo. Coffee, conversation & a delicious breakfast catered by Fork in the Road catering. Plymouth County Treasurer Tom O’Brien will also be joining to provide an update from his perspective as CFO of the county. TICKETS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE RESERVE IN ADVANCE. More details and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-networking-breakfast-with-speaker-deleo-co-hosted-by-rep-josh-cutler-tickets-76058297415 or here: https://www.kathylanatra.com/breakfast [back]

12/4/2019 Mayor Martin Walsh’s 6th Annual Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 4, 6 PM
Exchange Conference Center, 212 Northern Ave., Boston
Please join Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Lorrie Higgins for a fun filled evening of friends and holiday cheer at the Sixth Annual Holiday Cocktail Party. The Mayor & Ms. Higgins encourage attendees to bring a new of gently used winter coat for all ages to benefit the City of Boston’s Homeless Shelters. Contact: info@martywalsh.orgRSVP here: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-701801449481515827 [back]

*12/5/2019 Mayor Dan Rivera’s Annual Holiday Party*
Thursday, December 5, 6 – 9 PM
The Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal Street, Lawrence
Music * Food * Fun* Cash Bar. Suggested contribution: $25 | $50 | $100 | Families $35 | Table $1,000. Donation may be made on-line at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20191205_riveraholiday or by sending a check, made payable to the Dan Rivera Committee to: The Committee to Elect Dan Rivera, P.O. Box 3135, Lawrence, MA 01842. To RSVP, please email DLM@DLMStrategies.com [back]

*12/5/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee December Meeting*
Thursday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM
T.C. Scoops, 104 Main Street, Medway Shopping Center, Route 109, Medway
Monthly meeting of the Medway DTC, note the unusual date and location. Contact: email@medwaydemocrats.org [back]

*12/8/2019 Westborough Democrats Holiday Party*
Sunday, December 8, 12 – 4 PM
Red Heat Tavern of Westborough, 227 Turnpike Rd, Westborough
Join the Westborough Dems for an annual holiday party. Always a popular event. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/568227193725103 [back]

*12/11/2019 *
Wednesday, December 11, AM

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*12/11/2019 Fmr Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis’ Annual Christmas Party*
Wednesday, December 11, 6 – 9 PM
El Basha Restaurant, 256 Park Ave, Worcester
Join Guy Glodis for his annual Christmas party. There is no RSVP needed, and the event is free and open to the public. If anyone has any questions, they can call 508-479-4520. [back]

*12/11/2019 Western Mass Young Dems Jingle and Mingle Ugly Christmas Sweater Party*
Wednesday, December 11, 6 PM
Taps Sports Bar, MGM Casino, One MGM Way, Springfield
Join WMYD for food, fun, and voter registration. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/545955365951351/ [back]

12/12/2019 2019 Bridgewater DTC Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12, 7 – 9 PM
VFW Post 2125, 40 Orange St, Bridgewater
Join the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee for their Holiday Party! They will be serving pizza and salad at the event. RSVP by ordering your tickets now: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2019dtcholiday Questions: bridgewaterdems@gmail.com or 508-944-0174. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Memorial Scholarship Fund. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591488944327617 [back]

*12/12/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, December 12, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339 [back]

*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 [back]

12/14/2019 Save the Date: Wayland Dems Annual Holiday Bash
Saturday, December 14, AM
Russells Greenery, 397 Boston Post Rd, Wayland
Save the date! Details and timing TBA. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com [back]

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 [back]

*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 [back]

*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 [back]

*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 [back]

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 [back]