April 5, 2019/Weekly Column

DSC/Chairs Meeting, Many New Events

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

The Democratic State Committee normally meets four times per year. Two of our meetings are evening meetings. Two meetings are held on Saturday in the morning, in conjunction with a Chairs/Officers meeting in the afternoon. 

This Saturday both the DSC and the Chairs meeting will be in Marshfield! Congressman Keating will be speaking and there is a full agenda for both the morning and the afternoon. See details below. 

Marshfield is very historic, a great town to visit. My friend and DSC colleague Jim Cantwell tells me that there are great restaurants in the area as well, both in the historic center and near the ocean. Jim suggests that you bring your walking shoes and plan to spend a few minutes at the nearby Audubon sanctuary or other places in the area where there are some great walking trails! These statewide meetings are a great way to get to know communities throughout the state. 

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 website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Information for Committees – Chairs Meeting
Statewide Chairs’ Meeting 
When: Saturday, April 6th 
12:30: Refreshments 
1:00 – 3:00: Meeting 
3:00 – 3:30: Networking 
Where: Marshfield High School, 167 Forest Street, Marshfield, MA 
What: Discussion and training on the 2019 caucuses, committee reorganization, and the 2020 Census. 
Let me know if you can make it here: http://bit.ly/AprilChairsMeeting 
This meeting is not just for chairs. Anyone in a leadership role, or anyone interested in playing a leadership role is encouraged to attend. Maybe your vice chair wants to learn more? Maybe the chair is stepping down and someone wants to get more of a sense of what is involved? Come join us! 
NOTE: The DSC is meeting at the same location in the AM. Refreshments at 9:00 am; meeting at 10:00 am. 

Caucus Training for Chairs – UPDATED
Watch www.massdems.org for more information. 
4/07 11:00am Anthony’s of Malden 
4/16 06:00am BTU, 180 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
4/20 09:00am Radisson, Chelmsford 
4/27 10:00am Foxborough Public Safety Building 
4/27 01:00pm Beverly Public Library 
4/27 01:00pm Shrewsbury Public Library 
4/28 01:30pm Waltham Public Library 

Mass Alliance Training
Grassroots Campaign Training 
4/06-4/07 9AM-5PM SEIU 509, Marlborough 
5/04-5/05 9AM-5PM SEIU 1199, Quincy 
5/18-5/19 9AM-5PM Falmouth 
Are you or a friend running for office or thinking about running for office? Are you a young organizer contemplating a career managing campaigns? Does your organization have volunteers or activists looking to gain skills and get more involved in electing progressives to public office? If so, check this out! 
RSVP and details: https://bit.ly/2SQ6YXZ 

Free Six Week Training Webinar for Activists – April 16 to May 23
The Association of State Democratic Committees, in conjunction with the new Best Practices Institute (BPI), is excited to launch our 2019 Train the Trainer (T3) Webinar program. T3 is a free six-week, twelve-part course, covering all aspects of grassroots campaigning. This program seeks to expand the skills of progressive activists and volunteers, by ensuring that comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. Register for T3 today, and help us take our country back in 2020! 
https://bit.ly/2IKSKb0 

 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Trump wants the courts to strike down all of Obamacare and says that Republicans will reveal their replacement plan for health care plan after the 2020 election. Tea Pain responds: 
* Trump says the GOP is the “Party of HealthCare”, meanin’ they’ll have it and you won’t. 
* The Republican “Health Care Plan” is so great, you’ll have to wait 2 years to see it. 
* Trump paints Puerto Ricans as “leeches”, accidentally revealin’ a key element of the Republican HealthCare Plan. 

On the Mueller Report: 
* Stephen Colbert – Trump is so scared of the Mueller report being made public, you’d think it was his tax return. 
* Tea Pain – The only way to get Republicans to care about the Mueller Report is change the title to “Benghazi Report.” 
* Karl Frisch – This administration is far better at the comb over than the cover up. 

Event details:

*04/17/2018 Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, April 17, 7 PM
Al Merritt Meeting Room, 600 Market Street, Lynnfi
Dr. Daniel Pomeroy of MIT’s International Policy Las will address Lynnfiled Democrats. For more information on the Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee, find us on Facebook, email us at lynnfield.democrats@gmail.com, or call the chairman Mark McDonough at: 857-919-3764. 
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04/06/2019 2019 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference
Saturday, April 6, 9 AM – 5 PM
Chapin Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075
Open to all self- identifying women of color across the Five­ Colleges alongside faculty, staff, and community members. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Going Beyond Politics”, featuring keynote speakers Jossie Valentin, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and more. This conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Tickets $10; free to Mt. Holyoke College affiliates. Purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-women-of-color-trailblazers-leadership-conference-tickets-53322087800 
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04/06/2019 Democratic State Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM – Noon 
Marshfield High School, 167 Forest Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
9:00am Refreshments served 
10:00am DSC meeting starts 
12:00pm adjourn 
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04/06/2019 College Democrats of Massachusetts Spring Convention
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM – 4 PM
Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610
Join College Dems of Mass at Clark University for a day filled with amazing speakers, exciting EBoard elections, and lots of chapter-building opportunities. The CDM E-Board Elections form is live. File to run anytime between now and 15 days before convention using the link at https://www.facebook.com/events/729425324117642/ 
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*04/06/2019 College Dems of MA Spring Convention*
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM
Clark University at 950 Main Street in Worcester
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04/06/2019 Democratic Town and Ward Chairs Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 1 – 3 PM
Marshfield High School, 167 Forest Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
12:30pm Refreshments served 
1:00pm meeting starts 
3:00pm adjourn 
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04/07/2019 Chair’s Caucus Training in CD5
Sunday, April 7, 11 AM – 1 PM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden, MA 
Conducted by Democratic State Committee Field Service. RSVP to Parwez Wahid at wparwez82@gmail.com
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*04/07/2019 Vicki Danberg for Newton City Council Re-Election Fundraiser*
Sunday, April 7, 11 AM – 1 PM
Rep. Ruth Balser’s Home, 36 Audubon Drive, Newton, MA 02467
RSVP to Ruth Dain, ridain@rcn.com, 617-244-1158 
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*04/07/2019 Coffee and Conversation with State Senator and Majority Leader Cindy Creem*
Sunday, April 7, 3 – 5 PM
Home of Susan Ryan 29 Lincoln Road Wellesley
Host Committee: $250 (write/raise), Sponsor: $100, Friend: $50. 
To RSVP please contact Lisa Pedulla lisa@silverbirch-consulting.com Contributions can be made here or Creem Committee 110 Huntington Road Newton MA 02458. 
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*04/07/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting – NEW DATE*
Sunday, April 7, 4 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com . 
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04/07/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Jewish Caucus Interest Meeting
Sunday, April 7, 6 – 8 PM
1548 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468
Join us as we shmooze with other Jews over munchies and talk about the YDMA Jewish Caucus. We’ll be brainstorming ideas about structure, roles within the organization, and how we can make the caucus a viable part of YDMA. https://www.facebook.com/events/1053773654820951/ 
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04/07/2019 Coffee with Crighton
Sunday, April 7, 7:30 PM
Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant
Please join Senator Brendan Crighton for a coffee meet and greet. We plan on doing these on a monthly basis around the district so that we can connect in person to discuss the many important issues facing our district and Commonwealth. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1210453899112984/ 
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04/08/2019 MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women Legislative Breakfast
Monday, April 8, 9 – 11 AM
Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482
See https://www.facebook.com/events/350252985698013/ 
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*04/08/2019 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, April 8, 6:30 – 9 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778
6:30 social, 7:00 meeting start 
For more info contact WDTC Chair Elaine Donnelly at elainekd1@gmail.com 
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04/08/2019 Arlington DTC Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 8, 7:15 – 9 PM
Common Ground, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA
See https://arlingtondems.org/event/april-2019-meeting/ for details. 
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04/09/2019 “Be SMART” Presentation on Gun Safety
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 – 8 PM
North Pembroke Elementary School (72 Pilgrim St, Pembroke MA in the LGI room)
Pembroke Democratic Town Committee, in conjunction with the South Shore Chapter of Moms Demand Action, is hosting a “Be SMART” presentation on gun safety at North Pembroke Elementary School (72 Pilgrim St, Pembroke MA in the LGI room). 
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04/09/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
Special guest speaker will be Kate Machet, from Senator Edward Markey’s office, who will address the Green New Deal. 
Newcomers are always welcome! 
https://www.facebook.com/EdJMarkey/videos/363340390918961/UzpfSTY1ODU2NzE2MjoxMDE1NTc2Mjc5MDAyNzE2Mw/ 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 
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04/09/2019 Lexington DTC Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington
Representative Ciccolo will reflect on her first months as our Representative on Beacon Hill and her legislative priorities for this session. The committee will also discuss Ranked Choice Voting and may consider an endorsement of the proposed legislation to enact a Ranked Choice Voting system in Massachusetts. 
Contact: mecoppe@gmail.com 
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04/09/2019 Cambridge Ward 5 Democratic Committee
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 PM
LBJ Apartment Buildings common room, 150 Erie Street in Cambridgeport. 
Contact: Lisa Griffith: lisagriffith@scftin.com 
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04/09/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee “Be Safe Be Smart”
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 PM
National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture, 288 North Main Street, Mansfield
Mansfield Democratic Town Committee’s Affirmative Action & Outreach Committee presents “Be Safe Be Smart” featuring Lisa Kresge of the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of for Gun of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Our events are open to the public and this one is free. Mansfield Democrats are especially invited. For more information, visit our Facebook page or website www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfieldmadems@gmail.com or call Affirmative Action and Outreach Coordinator Sally Fehervari at 508-339-3145. 
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04/10/2019 Gayla Fundraiser for Boston City Council Candidate Helene Vincent
Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7 PM
Club Cafe Boston, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116
An LGBTQ+ celebration. Purchase tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gayla 
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04/10/2019 Paul DePalo for Worcester City Council At-Large Kickoff
Wednesday, April 10, 6 – 7:30 PM
Compass Tavern, 90 Harding St, Worcester, MA
It’s time to kickoff our campaign for Worcester City Council At-Large! Join friends and supporters as we build community, raise some money, and look towards Worcester’s future. Contributions are appreciated- but please join us regardless! Learn more, sign up to help out, and/or donate at pauldepalo.com. Hot apps and cash bar. 
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04/10/2019 Western Massachusetts Young Democrats Chapter Kickoff
Wednesday, April 10, 6 – 9 PM
Forbes Library Watson Room, 20 West St., Northampton, MA 01060
https://www.facebook.com/events/443443192888915/ 
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*04/10/2019 Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 PM
HCAM Television, 77 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748
Newcomers are welcome. It’s time to officially nominate our candidates for the May 20, 2019 Town Election. https://www.facebook.com/events/2191815594212327/ 
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04/10/2019 Wellness for All Forum – “Where’s my Health Care?” 
Wednesday, April 10, 7 PM
Roosevelt Room, Maynard Public Library. 77 Nason Street,Maynard
Join Three Rivers Affinity Groups on a forum to discuss Medicare for All in MA. The panel includes Senator Jaime Eldridge, medical professionals, patient advocate, and local business owners. https://bit.ly/2TJjkGz 
For more information contact Kimberley Connors at aeida26@gmail.com 
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04/10/2019 Swampscott Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, April 10, 7 PM
Swampscott Senior Center, 200 Essex Street Rear, Swampscott
All are welcome. 
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04/11/2019 Mass Alliance Breakfast
Thursday, April 11, 8 – 10 AM
Carrie Nation 11 Beacon Street, Boston
Save the Date for Our Annual Progressive Legislative Breakfast. 
Please join us in honoring progressive legislators at our Annual Progressive Legislative Breakfast! 
Suggested contribution is $35 per person until March 31st – $50 per person after March 31st. Attendance is limited so an RSVP is required. 
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTE1MDY= 
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04/11/2019 Chicopee Dems
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, meghan.balakier@gmail.com 
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04/11/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Topic: A History of America’s Migrations and the 1930s Left. Join Wellesley Dems for a discussion with Dr. Erin Battat about the relationship between art, literature, and social change, with a focus on the U.S. Left in the 1930s. Check out her book, Ain’t Got No Home: America’s Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left at https://www.amazon.com/Aint-Got-Home-Migrations-Interracial/dp/1469614022 RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org
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04/11/2019 Gloucester Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Thursday, April 11, 7 PM
Gloucester House Restaurant 63 Rogers Street Gloucester
Dick Prouty of Gloucester, former CEO of Project Adventure and currently co-chair of TownGreen2025, a non-profit initiative to reduce Cape Ann’s carbon footprint to zero by 2025, will be the principal speaker. 
The monthly meetings are at 7:30 pm, preceded by a social hour at 7. 
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04/12/2019 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Potluck Social/Fundraiser
Friday, April 12, 7 PM
14 Westwood Drive, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Please join the Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) for our Potluck Social / Fundraiser. This social event is open to any local progressives interested in friendly discussion of politics, good food and drink, and listening to our elected officials and guest speakers. SDTC members will provide appetizers, desserts, and beverages for the event. Guests will only be asked to contribute as they feel able. Proceeds support the SDTC academic scholarship funds and political activity. For more information please contact SDTC Chair David Mitchell at waterfront2828@gmail.com
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04/12/2019 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally
Friday, April 12, 7 – 10 PM
Barber’s Crossing North, 175 Leominster Rd., Sterling, MA 01564
Join the Town of Sterling Democratic Town Committee at our local pub to discuss the news of the day. https://www.facebook.com/events/2181074598626791/ 
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04/13/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA
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04/13/2019 Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Spring Issues Forum
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM – 3 PM
Carpenters Training Center, 10 Holman Rd., Millbury, MA 01527
Starting with breakfast at 9:00 a.m., the focus of the Forum will be on three key issues relating to education: Vocational Education, Early Education, and the Foundation Budget. The program will include Grassroots Legislative Action Training, and lunch with Issues Speed Dating. Suggested contribution $25.00 Registrants may pay online, or by cash or check at the event. Sign-up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdm-2019-spring-issues-conference-on-education-in-massachusetts-tickets-58495490587 
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04/13/2019 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting 
Saturday, April 13, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden, MA 02148
For information contact MDCC chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.com or 339-298-6508. 
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04/14/2019 Acton Dems Meeting
Sunday, April 14, 6 – 7:15 PM
Spicepepper Garden Restaurant, 36 Great Rd, Acton
Will be reviewing and voting to approve the revised bylaws developed by the Bylaws Committee. 
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*04/15/2019 Lowell Democratic City Committee Quarterly Meeting*
Monday, April 15, 7 PM
East End Social Club. 15 W 4th St., Lowell, MA 01850
Look for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/1312001862264113/?event_time_id=1312001878930778 
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*04/16/2019 Boston Ward 4 Dems April Meeting: People Before Highways*
Tuesday, April 16, 6 – 8 PM
South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118
Join us as we welcome Karilyn Crockett, author of People Before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making. Senator Will Brownsberger, Representative Jon Santiago, and District 2 Councilor Ed Flynn will update us on their legislative and issues priorities. See https://www.facebook.com/events/315212322472760/ or https://bostonward4dems.org 
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*04/16/2019 Mashpee Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, April 16, 7 – 8:30 PM
MashpeeTV, 168 Industrial Dr., Mashpee, MA 02649
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*04/16/2019 Upton Dems Meeting – Ranked Choice Voting*
Tuesday, April 16, 7 – 9 PM
United Parish 1 Church St Upton
We have a really exciting agenda for this month’s meeting. At our next meeting Tuesday, April 16th a speaker from Voter Choice Massachusetts will talk about Rank Choice Voting. The presentation will include information, a discussion and a mock election to witness first hand how Rank Choice Voting works! We hope you’ll attend (and bring a friend!). 
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04/17/2019 MelroseDems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
Check https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ for updates. 
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04/18/2019 Jimmy Pereira for Brockton Mayor Campaign Kickoff
Thursday, April 18, 6 – 9 PM
Tommy Doyle’s at Sidelines, 235 East Ashland St., Brockton, MA
You are invited to attend Jimmy Pereira’s Campaign Kickoff Party along with friends, neighbors, and family members. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/sykgzJqiufZ8xrVl1 or if you can’t make it but would like to support Jimmy donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-jimmy-pereira-1 
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04/18/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
Bourne Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Speaker TBD 
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04/20/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, April 20, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information. 
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04/20/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, April 20, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com
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04/22/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 22, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 
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04/23/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 
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04/23/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, April 23, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 
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04/24/2019 Crazy-skee Campaign Kickoff Party for Kristen Strezo for Somerville City Council At-Large
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Dark Horse Tavern, 499 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Talk about the future of Somerville and maybe compete in a skeeball match or two. Donations can be made ahead of time at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-kristen-strezo-1 or visit https://kristenstrezo.com/ 
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04/24/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 7 PM
Room 110, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information. 
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04/24/2019 Andover Democratic Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 7 PM
Andover Baptist Church
Monthly meeting. 
See http://www.andoverdemocrats.org/ for further information. 
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04/24/2019 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, April 24, 7 – 8:30 PM
Grand View Farm and Marion Tavern 55 Center St, Burlington
April Meeting/explanation of upcoming BDTC Caucus. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/346183455999367/ 
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04/25/2019 Felix D. Arroyo Birthday Celebration
Thursday, April 25, 6 – 9 PM
Doyle’s 3484 Washington Street Jamaica Plain
Host Committee includes U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins Ways & Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz. 
Suggested Minimum Donation: $71. 
https://bit.ly/2UjSwvX 
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*04/25/2019 The Legacy of State Rep. Jim Miceli: A Panel Discussion*
Thursday, April 25, 7 PM
Tewksbury Public Library at 300 Chandler Street
https://tewksburypl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/the-legacy-of-state-rep-jim-miceli-a-panel-discussion/ 
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04/25/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St., Building H, Mansfield
Guest Speaker: Former New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes, representing the Presidential Campaign of Marianne Williamson. We will have representatives from the Presidential campaigns at our meetings leading up to the MA Presidential Primary. All of our meetings and events are open to the public. Mansfield area Democrats are especially invited. For more information, visit our Facebook page or website: http://www.mansfielddems.org/ , send an email to mansfieldmadems@gmail.com or call chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. 
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*04/26/2019 Littleton DTC Social and Happy Hour*
Friday, April 26, 6 PM
Tavern in the Square at 810 Constitution Avenue, Littleton
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04/27/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, April 27, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted. 
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 
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04/27/2019 Cape and Islands Democratic Council Kennedy Legacy Dinner Honoring the Women in Politics
Saturday, April 27, 5 – 10 PM
Hyannis Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave (West Rotary), Hyannis, MA 02601
5-6 PM VIP Reception; 6-10 PM Dinner (choice of Baked Sole, Chicken Cacciatore, or Vegan Stew) 
Regular tickets for the event are $60 and VIP tickets are $110. Tickets can be purchased online at http://capedemocrat.com/ or mail checks to CIDC, P.O. Box 1114, South Dennis, MA 02660. 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/300382837323250/ 
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04/27/2019 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, April 27
Tewksbury Town Hall,1009 Main St
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*04/27/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting*
Saturday, April 27
Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus at 61 Market Street in Lowell
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04/28/2019 Longmeadow Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast 
Sunday, April 28, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road Longmeadow, MA 01106.
SAVE THE DATE 
Join the LDTC for our annual Democrat of the Year Brunch held at Twin Hills Country Club. Tickets will be available soon! 
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04/28/2019 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John Buckley’s 2019 Annual Spring Breakfast
Sunday, April 28, 10 AM – Noon 
The Meadow Brook Restaurant, 1486 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson, 02341
Tickets $25.00 per person; Sponsorships: Gold $100, Silver $75, Bronze $50. Guest Speakers: Democratic Candidates for Office. For further information, call Pamela Berry at (781)-871-1510. 
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04/28/2019 Chair’s Caucus Training in CD5
Sunday, April 28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St., Waltham
Conducted by Democratic State Committee Field Service. RSVP to Parwez Wahid at wparwez82@gmail.com
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04/28/2019 Groton Dems Friendraiser
Sunday, April 28, 2 PM
Groton Library
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
Special Guests: State Sens. Ed Kennedy and Jamie Eldridge 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 
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*04/28/2019 Groton DTC Friendraiser*
Sunday, April 28, 2 PM
Groton Library
Special Guests: State Sens. Ed Kennedy and Jamie Eldridge. 
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04/28/2019 North Reading and Tewksbury Democratic Town Committees Wine and Coffee Social
Sunday, April 28, 3 – 6 PM
At the home of Vintner Pat Gamelin, 89 Park Street, North Reading
Suggested donation $20. Meet fellow Democrats and officials while enjoying the award winning wine of Vintner Pat Gamelin. 
RSVP to Dianne Heeley at dmheeley@gmail.com or tewksburydems@gmail.com 
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04/28/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM
Bertucci’s, 15 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Save the date. Check for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/497482030780526/ 
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04/28/2019 Framingham Democratic Committee Business Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 7 – 8:30 PM
Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Check http://framinghamdems.org/event/fdc-business-meeting-5/ for updates. 
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04/29/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 29, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 
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04/29/2019 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 29, 7 PM
Northborough Public Library Large Meeting Room, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net
NOTE: GPS directions are incorrect. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. 
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*05/01/2019 Youth Football Forum for Parents with Sen. Barry Finegold*
Wednesday, May 1, 7 PM
Memorial Hall Library at 2 North Main Street in Andover
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*05/02/2019 Methuen City Councilor Eunice D. Zeigler Campaign Kick Off*
Thursday, May 2, 6 – 8 PM
Tekila’s Methuen, 126 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 01844
Suggested donations: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500. Donations will be accepted at the door or mailed to: Committee to Elect Eunice D. Zeigler, 25 North Street, Methuen, MA 01844. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/365613717380717/ and donate on line at https://eunicezeigler.com 
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05/04/2019 3rd MAD Brunch with Katherine Clark
Saturday, May 4, 8:30 AM
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Join Democrats from across Senator Michael Barrett’s 3rd Middlesex District for the annual brunch get together. This year’s special guest speaker will be Fifth District Congresswoman and Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus Katherine Clark. Tickets: $40 at the door. 
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05/04/2019 Mass Alliance Grassroots Campaign Training
Saturday, May 4, 9 AM
1199 SEIU Massachusetts, 108 Myrtle Street Suite 400, Quincy, MA 02171
Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5 9:00am-5:30pm each day. 
Note: You must apply for this training. See https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwuNSt0BxFNbeyTQ7H1hgyJGLW4j0Ini4ymHMZlQSAaeJ1Mw/viewform or visit the Mass Alliance website at www.massalliance.org/ 
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05/05/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Brunch
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM
Elks, Gloucester
Save the Date! 
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee has set the date for its annual fundraising brunch. 
Contact: Karen Neva Bell. kbellbassrocks@gmail.com 
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05/05/2019 Celebration with Democrats in Worcester Norfolk District
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM – 3 PM
Polish Hall, 167 Mendon Street, Uxbridge MA
Celebrat Cinco de Mayo with Democrats in Worcester Norfolk District. Food, Margaritas, cash bar. 
Tickets $25. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bmudems 
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05/06/2019 Suzanne Bump Spring Fundraiser
Monday, May 6, 5:30 – 7 PM
U Mass Club, 1 Beacon St., 32nd floor, Boston, MA 02108
Save the date. Very special guest to be announced. 
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05/06/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 6, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month. 
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*05/07/2019 Spring Reception for Senator Diana DiZolglio*
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 PM
Merrimack Golf Course, 210 Howe Street, Methuen
This has been an exciting few months as State Senator Diana DiZoglio works harder than ever on behalf of the Merrimack Valley. This fundraiser in support of her campaign committee will be at the Merrimack Valley Golf Course at 210 Howe St in Methuen from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Pasta dinner will be served. Guests are asked to make a donation to the Committee to Elect Diana DiZoglio. Online donations can be made at http://votedizoglio.com/?page_id=157 This meeting is open to the public and handicap accessible. 
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05/07/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
6 PM doors open for coffee/meet n greet 
6:30 PM Meeting starts 
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, 774-328-0394. 
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05/07/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Topic: Environmental Policy and Climate Change. Join Wellesley Dems for a discussion with Dr. Jay Turner about environmental policy, climate change, and his new book, The Republican Reversal at https://www.amazon.com/Republican-Reversal-Conservatives-Environment-Nixon/dp/0674979974/ RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org
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05/09/2019 Chicopee Dems
Thursday, May 9, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, meghan.balakier@gmail.com 
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*05/09/2019 Carlisle DTC Climate Change Presentation*
Thursday, May 9, 7 PM
Carlisle School at 83 Carlisle Street
Featured Speaker: Naomi Oreskes. 
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05/11/2019 3T&2C Breakfast (Three Towns and Two Cities) 
Saturday, May 11, 8:30 AM
Nicholson Hall 9 Harris St. Newburyport 
3 Towns & 2 Cities Breakfast: Amesbury,Newbury,Newburyport,Salisbury,West Newbury Democratic Committees. 
8:30 coffee; 9:00 breakfast. 
Tickets: $35 In Advance; $40 At Door. 
Contact: Kathy Pasquina kathypasq2@hotmail.com 
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05/11/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 11, 10 AM
Kane Elementary School 520 Farm Rd., Marlborough
Caucus and meeting. 
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*05/11/2019 Bryan Barash for Newton City Council Campaign Kickoff Party*
Saturday, May 11, 6 – 9 PM
The home of Donnalyn Kahn, 66 Highland Ave., Newtonville, MA 02460
This is not a fundraiser, so leave your checkbooks at home and join Bryan for some good food and drinks while he tells you more about his ideas for Ward 2 and Newton. https://www.facebook.com/events/2286426568293873/ 
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*05/13/2019 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, May 13, 6:30 – 9 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778
6:30 social, 7:00 meeting start 
For more info contact waylanddems@gmail.com
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*05/14/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting *
Tuesday, May 14, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 
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*05/15/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 
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*05/16/2019 Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 PM
Location TBD. Watch https://hopkintondemocrats.org/ for details. 
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*05/16/2019 Joint Meeting of Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee, and Sandwich Democratic Town Committees*
Thursday, May 16, 7 – 9 PM
Falmouth Public Library Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, 300 Main Street, Falmouth
Presentation by Stephen Kinzer “Cape Cod, America and the World: How the Bipartisan Foreign Policy Elite in Washington is Failing Us. Stephen Kinzer is currently a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and world affairs columnist for the Boston Globe. 
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*05/18/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting*
Saturday, May 18, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information. 
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05/18/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Convention
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
The High School Democrats of America is thrilled to announce their second annual New England Summit, a premier gathering of high school progressives from the Northeast. All high school students (including graduating seniors) and younger are encouraged to attend. There will be workshops on canvassing and activism, a lineup of high-profile political speakers, and plenty of time to connect with other young, progressive activists. This event will be free of charge and accessible to everyone. Pizza will be provided. MA HS Dems will try to arrange carpools for those who request it. 
Register at http://www.bit.ly/NESummit2 or see https://www.facebook.com/events/390229705142211/ for more info. Please contact MAHSD Chair Amanda Westlake at awestlake@hsdems.org with any questions. 
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*05/18/2019 High School Democrats of America New England Summit*
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM
Lexington Community Center at 39 Merritt Road
Contact: Amanda Westlake at awestlake@hsdems.org 
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05/18/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Caucus
Saturday, May 18, 7 – 9 PM
Cahill Auditorium, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree
The BDTC May meeting will immediately follow the Caucus. https://www.braintreedems.org/events 
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*05/18/2019 Littleton Town Democratic Committee Meeting*
Saturday, May 18
Town Offices, Room 230
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*05/18/2019 Littleton Town Democratic Committee Meeting*
Saturday, May 18
Town Offices, Room 230
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*05/19/2019 Groton Dems Meeting*
Sunday, May 19, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 
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*05/20/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 
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*05/20/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting*
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 
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*05/20/2019 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Caucus and Meeting*
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Northborough Public Library, 34 Main St,
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net
Northborough Free Library large meeting room. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. GPS directions are incorrect. Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net
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*05/20/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net
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*05/20/2019 Northborough Democratic Caucus and Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Northborough Public Library Large Meeting Room, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Room opens at 6:30 PM; Caucus starts at 7:00; Democratic Town Committee meeting starts immediately after caucus ends. Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net
NOTE: GPS directions are incorrect. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. 
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*07/13/2019 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic*
Saturday, July 13
Home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Save the date for food, drink, and special guests. Rain date TBD. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com
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07/14/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Sunday, July 14, 2 – 5 PM
Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington St., Lynn
Please join us for 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. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net
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*07/27/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group*
Saturday, July 27, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted. 
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 
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08/12/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic 
Monday, August 12, 5 – 8 PM
Gerry # 5 VFA 210 Beacon St. Marblehead, MA 
Contact Renee Ramirez Keaney, Chair of the MDTC reneekeaney@gmail.com 781-962-6577. 
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*08/31/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group*
Saturday, August 31, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted. 
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 
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09/14/2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, September 14, 8 AM
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
2019 Convention: September 14, MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA 
Watch MassDems.org for details. 
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09/28/2019 Danvers Democratic Town Committee Oktoberfest – SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 28
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10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8:30 – 11 AM
Franco-American Hall, (Franco Amvets Post 161), 535 Western Ave., Lynn
A plentiful breakfast will be provided. Donation per person:$30.00 in advance, $35:00 at the door. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Jane Cahill, LDCC Treasurer, 169 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net 
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Ideas for Committees – Preview of Reorganization Timeline – Advice
08/01/19 Last day for city and ward committees to notify the Secretary of Commonwealth of the number of members to be elected to each ward and town committee. 
08/06/19 Nomination papers available at the Election Division in the Office of the Secretary of the Common wealth and some city and town clerks’ offices for ward, town and state committee. 
11/08/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to submit ward, town or state committee nomination papers to Registars of Voters for certification of signatures. 
11/15/19 Last day and hour (5PM) for Registrars of Voters to complete certification of signatures on nomination papers for ward, town and state committees. 
11/19/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to file ward, town and state committee nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
OVERVIEW AND NOTES 
Every four years Democratic Town and Ward Committees need to reorganize. 
Check the calendar above and think about either scheduling meetings that allow you to take the actions listed above or if your current meeting schedule allows you to accomplish what needs to be done. 
In brief the process starts with each committee choosing the potential number of members to be elected on the ballot. Generally I encourage committees to “Fill Every Seat. Legally, each committee can set the number between 3 and 35. I mention this now to encourage people to think about this issue now so that you can have a vote in time to get the information to the SOC on or before 08/01. 
Between 8/6 and 11/9 nomination papers need to be circulated and signed. It’s prudent to have a meeting during this time as well as a plan to connect with people who might not attend a meeting. 
Finally, it’s good to schedule time to get the papers into the SOC.