July 6, 2018/Weekly Column

Elizabeth Warren Cookout in Natick – 07/06/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

Here in Massachusetts we are privileged to have leaders like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and my member of Congress Jim McGovern. As individuals we can make a difference with demonstrations and rallies, and of course talking to voters directly. Check out the events below and get connected to a campaign. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you in getting people to vote for candidates who share your values.

This weekend Senator Elizabeth Warren is having a town hall meeting and cookout in Natick. Please see the details below. RSVPs are high so arrive early to ensure that you can get in. There was some confusion around the timing of the event. Doors open at 2 pm and the event begins at 3 pm. Whether you are already active in the campaign or if you are looking for a way to get involved, this should be a fun event!

Democratically yours,

Kate Donaghue

PS Please be sure that you use the DDemDispatch-owner e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that Matt and I work hard to try to get the most up to date information, but sometimes things change or there is a miscommunication. Check with the organizer or the webiste if you see something that looks wrong.

Message from MDP Chair Gus Bickford.

As we continue to celebrate and reflect this Fourth of July, it is great to see so many Massachusetts Democrats taking to the streets to protect our rights and defend against the destructive and divisive Trump agenda.

Saturday, we saw Democrats across the state lead the charge against Trump’s cruel and inhumane immigration policies – standing up for the families being ripped apart at our southern border and reminding us all that our nation one of inclusion, built upon the hard work of immigrants looking to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

This is what democracy is all about.

We will continue the fight. We will stay on the doors. We will keep holding those in charge accountable for their repeated violations against our rights and the values our nation was built upon – freedom, liberty, and equality.

We need your help. Whether you’re organizing local Democrats, knocking doors, or taking to the streets – let me know what you’re up to so we can share it widely with our networks. Let’s show everyone how united and ready we are to take on the Republicans this November.

Click here or scroll to the end to see Gus’ list of videos and highlights of Senators Warren and Markey, members of Congress Kennedy, Clark and McGovern and AG Maura Healey’s work and messages.

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ideas for Committees – Ice Cream

If you don’t have a speaker for a summer meeting, move it to your local ice cream parlor. Or end your meeting early and discuss Democratic politics over ice cream after your meeting. When people gather informally they get comfortable with each other and are better equipped to work well together.

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

Sat 07/07

*Coffee and Conversation with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative*

Medway Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Meet & Greet with Jay Gonzalez

*Yarmouth DTC Annual BBQ*

*Campaign Barn Bash*

Sun 07/08

*Alexandra Chandler for Congress Fundraiser in Maynard*

*Natick Town Hall and Cookout with Elizabeth Warren*

Josh Zakim Meet and Greet

Mon 07/09

*Rep. Ruth Balser Fundraising Reception with Special Guest Cong. Joseph P. Kennedy III*

*Waterfront Reception on the Pocasset River with Jack Stanton for State Rep and Quentin Palfrey*

Candidate Forum: Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and Nika Elugardo

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Knishes with Katherine Clark

Tue 07/10

Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Harwich

*Reception for State Senate Candidate Diana DiZoglio*

*Latinx Criminal Justice Forum w/Suffolk County DA Candidates*

*Massachusetts Supports Families at the Border*

Jay Gonzalez for Governor Fundraiser

*Mansfield Democrats and Suzanne Bump at Street Fair*

Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

*Meet & Greet with Alice Merkl for Southern Essex Register of Deeds*

*Campaign Kickoff for Erika Johnson*

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Wed 07/11

*Summer Social in Honor of State Senator Joan Loverly*

*Quentin Palfrey Brockton Meet-and-Greet*

*Hudson Democratic Town Committee meeting*

Thu 07/12

*Reception for Tram Nguyen*

*Plymouth Meet & Greet with Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Quentin Palfrey*

*Josh Zakim Meet & Greet in Lawrence*

*Peter Capano for State Rep Summer Kickoff*

State Representative Jim Hawkins Kickoff and Fundraiser

Sat 07/14

*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

*Wellfleet Dems welcome Julian Cyr and Josh Zakim*

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

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

*Judith Knight for Berkshire County DA Fundraiser*

Sun 07/15

Millis Democratic Town Committee Pot-Luck Picnic

*Berlin Dems and Friends Midterm Picnic*

Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive

*Mendon Dems Summer Mixer*

Bolton Democratic Committee Meeting Picnic

Mon 07/16

*Alexandra Chandler for Congress Meet & Greet in Maynard*

*Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting w/guest Jimmy Tingle*

*Midterms Organizing Meeting in Wellesley*

Tue 07/17

*Pepperell DTC Meeting*

July Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats

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

Newton Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Wed 07/18

*Suffolk County Forum: District Attorney & Registry of Deeds*

Candidate Forum – DA and Governors Council

Barnstable Democrats Midsummer West End Round Up

Candidate Forum – Speed Dating Model

Thu 07/19

South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 07/20

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Sat 07/21

*Peter Capano for State Rep Meet and Greet*

Cookout With the Candidates

Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout

Sun 07/22

Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic

Mon 07/23

*Meet Democratic Candidate for Congress, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud*

*Progressive W. Roxbury/Roslindale Summer Forum 2018*

*League of Women Voters Candidates Forum in Concord*

Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Southborough Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge*

Tue 07/24

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

*3rd Congressional District Candidate Debate*

Wed 07/25

Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

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

*Quentin Palfrey Meet & Greet in Framingham*

*Annual Brookline Dems Chinese Buffet Fundraiser*

Thu 07/26

*Hopkinton Dems Meeting*

Sat 07/28

Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ

*Quentin Palfrey Hamilton-Wenham House Party*

Sun 07/29

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

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

*Groton DTC Meeting*

Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Framingham Dems Annual Cookout

Mon 07/30

*Plymouth DTC Meeting*

Tue 07/31

Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

Wed 08/01

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

Thu 08/02

Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Sat 08/04

*Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*

*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue*

Sun 08/05

Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Gloucester

Wed 08/08

*Pooches for Pressley*

Thu 08/09

Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Natick Dems Picnic

Mon 08/13

*Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tue 08/14

*Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 08/17

*Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast*

Sat 08/18

*Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting*

Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Sun 08/19

Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Mon 08/20

Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Tue 08/21

*Pepperell DTC Meeting*

Sun 08/26

Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Sat 09/08

*Rockport DemsMeeting*

*DSC Meeting*

Wellesley Dems Picnic

Thu 09/13

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Sun 09/16

Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Tue 10/02

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Wed 10/24

Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Sun 10/28

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Tue 11/13

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 11/14

DSC Meeting

Tue 12/04

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Thu 06/06

Breakfast Reception for Dan Koh’s Congressional Campaign

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

LOLGOP – [Re NBC News: U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months] In retaliation, Trump is threatening another round of fierce compliments for Kim Jong Un.

Frank Conniff – [Re Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance that called for schools to consider race in admissions.] Trump wants it to be as easy for a person of color to get into college as it was to rent an apartment from him in the 1970s.

John Fugelsang – Guys, all this incivility towards Scott Pruitt, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Alan Dershowitz is making it harder for me to enjoy rising gas prices, rising health care premiums, children stolen from their moms and the “For Sale” sign on the White House lawn.

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

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

https://bit.ly/2tZMyCh

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

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

https://bit.ly/2zi22qa

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

https://bit.ly/2tYQdAd

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

https://bit.ly/2ueIQ78

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

https://bit.ly/2ze5r9B

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

https://bit.ly/2lV2hxQ

Event details:

*07/07/2018 Coffee and Conversation with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative*

Saturday, July 7, 10:30 AM

Haute Coffee, 12 Walden St., Concord, MA 01742

See https://www.facebook.com/events/667867053549218/

07/07/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Saturday, July 7, Noon – 3 PM

Private Home in Medway

Please bring a side dish, and RSVP to Brian by July 7. This event is instead of our July meeting. beadams11@verizon.net. Kids and spouses are welcome.

07/07/2018 Meet & Greet with Jay Gonzalez

Saturday, July 7, Noon – 2 PM

Brazilian Grill, 680 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601

See https://www.facebook.com/events/248145059268351/ or email Carlos Barbosa at colors@meganet.net for more information.

*07/07/2018 Yarmouth DTC Annual BBQ*

Saturday, July 7, 1 – 4 PM

133 Center street, Yarmouth Port

Congressman Keating, Sec. of state Galvin, Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie, Jimmy Tingle, Quentin Palfrey, State Sen. Julian Cyr, State rep candidates Steve Leibowitz, Josh Mason, Paul Cusack,, Yarmouth selectman Mark Forest, and Dennis selectman Chris Flanagan all have indicated they will be attending. $20.00 pp. Please bring a side dish to share. The committee will provide the wine, beer etcWe would appreciate your RSVP with your check mailed to the Yarmouth DTC, c/o Bob Isadore, 133 Center St., Yarmouth Port, ma., along with hot dogs, hamburgers, and lots of great company.

*07/07/2018 Campaign Barn Bash*

Saturday, July 7, 5 – 8 PM

Nutwood Farm, 87 Potash Hill Road, Cummington, MA

Nutwood Farm is excited to host a Meet & Greet with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, progressive candidate for US Congress in the MA-1 district on our neighbor’s farm, 87 Potash Hill Road in Cummington, This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Tahirah, ask questions. Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/189067945119729/ or email us at nutwoodfarmers@gmail.com, or call 413-824-1840 so we know how much food to make! All are welcome, kids as well! Please let us know how we can best accommodate you.

*07/08/2018 Alexandra Chandler for Congress Fundraiser in Maynard*

Sunday, July 8, 11 AM – 1 PM

Address on RSVP

Light refreshments will be served and you will have the opportunity to ask Alexandra your questions about her goals in seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts. This event is open to all but donations are encouraged. Please RSVP to steven.a.mckenna@gmail.com for the address. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/achandler

*07/08/2018 Natick Town Hall and Cookout with Elizabeth Warren*

Sunday, July 8, 2 – 5 PM

Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant St., Natick, MA 01760

Doors open at 2:00 PM, and the event will begin at 3:00 PM. Admission is first come, first served.

Elizabeth Warren will be talking and answering questions about how she’s holding the Trump Administration accountable and fighting for Massachusetts families in the Senate. Come learn how you can get in this fight in 2018, and join her and her team afterwards for family fun and a cookout.

This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at: http://my.elizabethwarren.com/naticktownhall

07/08/2018 Josh Zakim Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 8, 3 – 5 PM

the home of Charles Mccaffrey, 31 Glen Ave., North Falmouth, MA 02556

Please RSVP to Scott Campanella at scott@joshzakim.com.

*07/09/2018 Rep. Ruth Balser Fundraising Reception with Special Guest Cong. Joseph P. Kennedy III*

Monday, July 9, 5:30 – 7 PM

the home of City Councilor Vicky Danberg and John Ficarelli, 30 Chase St., Newton, MA 02459

Fundraiser reception to support Representative Ruth B. Balser as she runs for re-election to the Massachusetts Legislature, representing the people of the 12th Middlesex District in Newton. Suggested Contribution: $50/$100/$200/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/ruthbalser or make checks payable to: The Committee to Elect Ruth B. Balser, 36 Audubon Drive, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. RSVP to ruth@ruthbalser.org.

*07/09/2018 Waterfront Reception on the Pocasset River with Jack Stanton for State Rep and Quentin Palfrey*

Monday, July 9, 5:30 – 7 PM

3 Circle Ln., Pocasset, MA 02559

Meet and ask questions of Jack Stanton, Candidate for State Rep (5th Barnstable District), and Quentin Palfrey, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor. See https://www.facebook.com/events/191268214894895/ for more.

07/09/2018 Candidate Forum: Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and Nika Elugardo

Monday, July 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

JP Progressives, Our Revolution Boston, NAACP Boston, and Amplify LatinX will host a forum with State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez and Nika Elugardo, his challenger to represent the Suffolk 15th District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The Suffolk 15th District includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and Brookline. This event is free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candidates-forum-jeffrey-sanchez-and-nika-elugardo-suffolk-15th-district-mass-house-of-tickets-46430553034

Questions may be submitted in advance of the forum at http://slido.com/ (enter code W353). You can vote on questions as well. First and last names must accompany all questions submitted – no anonymous questions will be accepted.

Lead moderator will be Tanisha Sullivan, President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP. Individuals representing youth and the community at large can apply to serve as co-moderators. If this is of interest to you, please fill out a form at https://goo.gl/forms/lq9eMsyQtvYQEOhC3. The deadline to apply is June 15th. Co-moderators must be neutral or undecided with regard to the candidates in this race. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/250228155551528/

07/09/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, July 9, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

07/09/2018 Knishes with Katherine Clark

Monday, July 9, 7 PM

Cambridge location on RSVP

Fundraiser for JALSA, Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action. Your ticket to this event is a donation of any amount, which will go to support JALSA’s work to create a more just and compassionate society through our progressive advocacy and organizing work. All donations made by June 30 will be matched 1:1 up to $10,000. Donors at the $250 and above level will receive a Jewish cookbook, and the highest donor to the event will get one dozen knishes to take home. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/knishesc

07/10/2018 Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Harwich

Tuesday, July 10, 5 – 8 PM

Harwich location on RSVP

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

*07/10/2018 Reception for State Senate Candidate Diana DiZoglio*

Tuesday, July 10, 5 PM

Carrie Nation at 11 Beacon Street in Boston

Host: State Senator Karen Spilka

Suggested donations: $100-$1000

RSVP: diana@dianadizoglio.com

*07/10/2018 Latinx Criminal Justice Forum w/Suffolk County DA Candidates*

Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

The Chelsea Collaborative, 318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

Join Amplify Latinx, The Chelsea Collaborative, East Boston Progressive Democrats, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Mijente Boston, and Our Revolution Boston for a conversation with the candidates for Suffolk County DA. They will discuss how they will use the office to defend and uphold justice in the Latinx community. Childcare and Spanish interpretation available. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suffolk-county-latinx-criminal-justice-forum-tickets-47304545168

*07/10/2018 Massachusetts Supports Families at the Border*

Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

The humanitarian crisis happening at the border has left thousands of families with an uncertain future. While we wait for the administration’s next steps on their reunification, we must all rise together to meet the moment. Join a coalition of immigrant rights groups for a fundraiser to support reunification efforts, legal fees, and support for families affected by the border separation policy. Tickets are $100/$40 Student or Young Professional or be a sponsor for $250/$500/$1,000. Buy tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july10

07/10/2018 Jay Gonzalez for Governor Fundraiser

Tuesday, July 10, 6 PM

the Home of Rosalind Cross, 7 Blue Heron Drive, Osterville, MA

Suggested contribution: Activist $100/Friend $250/Investor $500/Sponsor $1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/osterville071018 or RSVP to Emma Crowley at emma@jay4ma.com and mail check payable to “Committee to Elect Jay Gonzalez” to Committee to Elect Jay Gonzalez, 180 Fawcett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

*07/10/2018 Mansfield Democrats and Suzanne Bump at Street Fair*

Tuesday, July 10, 6 – 9 PM

North Main Street, Mansfield

Come visit the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee table or help us staff booth. State Auditor Suzanne Bump will be joining. For more information visit http://www.mansfielddems.org/ send an email to mansfieldmadems@gmail.com or call Chair Deborah Snyder at 508-261-7189.

07/10/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 6:15 – 8 PM

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

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

07/10/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

Meeting dates: 8/7, 9/11, 10/2, 11/13, 12/4.

*07/10/2018 Meet & Greet with Alice Merkl for Southern Essex Register of Deeds*

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 PM

Village Tavern, 168 Essex St. Ste 100, Salem, MA 01970

You will have the opportunity to speak with Alice about issues that concern you and hear her vision for the Registry of Deeds. Light appetizers and desserts will be served. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1036629746506198/ for more.

*07/10/2018 Campaign Kickoff for Erika Johnson *

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 PM

Woodbriar at 90 West Street in Wilmington

Join candidate for 19th Middlesex State Representative, Erika Johnson.

07/10/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 7 – 9 PM

Wrentham Council On Aging, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham

Come on down – voters (and soon to be voters) are welcome!

Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/849683038537340/?event_time_id=849683095204001 for more information.

*07/10/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, July 10, 7 PM

Beverly Public Library FARMS BRANCH, 24 Vine Street, Beverly Farms, MA

We will have a speaker from Freedom Massachusetts to talk with us about the ballot question regarding the public accommodations bill for transgender people, and we will be discussing the cookout and other agenda items. Hope you will join us! Questions, contact Chair Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net phone 978-921-5884.

*07/11/2018 Summer Social in Honor of State Senator Joan Loverly *

Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 – 7 PM

Stonewood Tavern,139 Lynnfield Street, Peabody

Suggested Donation: $50 $100 $250 $500.

*07/11/2018 Quentin Palfrey Brockton Meet-and-Greet*

Wednesday, July 11, 6 – 8 PM

50 Prince St., Brockton, MA 02302

*07/11/2018 Hudson Democratic Town Committee meeting*

Wednesday, July 11, 7 – 9 PM

Jim’s Malloy’s house, 52A Lincoln Street, Hudson

Weather permitting. Please park across the street on Hapgood Street.

If you would like, bring an appetizer or dessert to share-finger foods. Jim has a large yard, big deck, and two dogs. Agenda: Socializing. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1584814171646052/

*07/12/2018 Reception for Tram Nguyen*

Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM

Verrill Dana LLP at 1 Boston Place, Suite 1600 in Boston

Join Tram Nguyen, candidate for State Rep.

*07/12/2018 Plymouth Meet & Greet with Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Quentin Palfrey*

Thursday, July 12, 6 – 8 PM

New World Tavern 56 Main Street Plymouth

Free Pizza & Cash Bar

For More Information or to RSVP Please contact: Zelda MacGregor at zeldamacgregor@gmail.com or 774-269-8867.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/198081917699901/ for more information.

*07/12/2018 Josh Zakim Meet & Greet in Lawrence*

Thursday, July 12, 6 – 8 PM

Cafe Azteca, 180 Common St., Lawrence, MA 01840

Please RSVP at sydney@joshzakim.com. See https://www.facebook.com/events/404824293369461/ for more.

*07/12/2018 Peter Capano for State Rep Summer Kickoff *

Thursday, July 12, 6 – 9 PM

Knights of Columbus 17 Relay Nahant

Please join Pete Capano Candidate for State Representative at his SUMMER KICKOFF CELEBRATION. Come for food, fun, live music, and great views!

07/12/2018 State Representative Jim Hawkins Kickoff and Fundraiser

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Attleboro Industrial Museum 42 Union Street

Special Guests: State Auditor Suzanne Bump & State Senator Paul Feeney. Family Friendly. Snacks & Beverages provided. Contact info: 774-203-8307 or Hawkins4rep@gmail.com.

*07/14/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Saturday, July 14, 9 – 10:30 AM

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

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

Agenda includes a speaker on Ranked Choice voting. For more see https://www.marlboroughdcc.org/

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

Saturday, July 14, 9 – 10:30 AM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA

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

07/14/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, July 14, 10 – 11 AM

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

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

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

Saturday, July 14, 10 AM

258 Park Ave., Worcester

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

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

Saturday, July 14, 3 – 5 PM

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

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

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

Sunday, July 15, Noon

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

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

*07/15/2018 Berlin Dems and Friends Midterm Picnic *

Sunday, July 15, Noon – 4 PM

133 Derby Rd., Berlin, MA 01503

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

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

Sunday, July 15, 1 – 4 PM

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

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

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

Sunday, July 15, 2 – 5 PM

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

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

*07/15/2018 Mendon Dems Summer Mixer*

Sunday, July 15, 4 – 7 PM

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

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

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

07/15/2018 Bolton Democratic Committee Meeting Picnic

Sunday, July 15, 5 PM

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

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

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

Monday, July 16, 6 – 8 PM

Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Rd., Maynard, MA 01754

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

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

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

Monday, July 16, 7 PM

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

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

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

Monday, July 16, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street

Find out which candidates we will be supporting in these 5 groups, and which summer actions are being planned. Flip the House, Flip the Senate, Flip ME, Defend NH, Flip State Legislatures, MA Blue Wave.

We will also be teaming up with Sister District to write postcards for Katie Muth, who is running for State Senate in Pennsylvania, and for MassVOTE.

*07/17/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting*

Tuesday, July 17, 6:45 PM

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

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

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

Tuesday, July 17, 7 PM

First Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston

Councilor Ayanna Pressley at our meeting on July 17th.

Contact ward5boston@gmail.com for more information.

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

Tuesday, July 17, 7 PM

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

Do you know your candidates? Wards 5 and 6 and the Newton Democratic City Committee present an opportunity to meet, greet, and hear from Lieutenant Governor candidates Quentin Palfrey and Jimmy Tingle and Secretary of State candidates Josh Zakim and Bill Galvin (who’s not yet responded affirmatively).

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

Tuesday, July 17, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

07/18/2018 Candidate Forum – DA and Governors Council

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 9 PM

Boxborough Library

Marian Ryan and Donna Patalano, candidates for Middlesex District Attorney.

Marilyn Petitto Devaney and Nick Carter, candidates for Governor’s Council.

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

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 10 PM

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

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

07/18/2018 Candidate Forum – Speed Dating Model

Wednesday, July 18, 7 – 9 PM

Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass Ave, Boxborough

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

07/19/2018 South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 19, 7 – 9 PM

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

07/20/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, July 20, 7 – 9 AM

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

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

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

Saturday, July 21, 9 – 11 AM

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, 61 Munroe Stree,t Lynn

You are invited! Meet Peter Capano, the candidate for State Representative. Free drinks provided by the Capano campaign for those who attend! The purpose of the meet & greet is to give Lynn voters a chance to speak to Pete in person, ask questions, and discuss any issues that are important to them.

07/21/2018 Cookout With the Candidates

Saturday, July 21, Noon – 4 PM

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

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

07/21/2018 Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 7 PM

12 Mozart Drive, Walpole

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

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

Sunday, July 22, 1 – 4 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 23, 6 – 7 PM

Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, MA

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

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

Monday, July 23, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Monday, July 23, 7 PM

Harvey Wheeler Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord

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

7:45 pm 3rd Congressional District forum.

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

07/23/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, July 23, 7:15 PM

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

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

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

Monday, July 23, 7:30 – 9 PM

17 Harris Dr., Southborough

Support progressive champion State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 24, 7 – 9 PM

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

Seats are first come, first serve.

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

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

Tuesday, July 24, 7 PM

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

Doors open at 6pm

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

07/25/2018 Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 – 8 PM

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

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

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM

Home of Frank Cummings, 196 Newell Hill Road, Sterling

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

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

6:30pm to socialize

7:00pm Jimmy Tingle will speak

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

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

Wednesday, July 25, 7 – 9 PM

9 Louis W Farley Dr., Framingham, MA 01702

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

*07/25/2018 Annual Brookline Dems Chinese Buffet Fundraiser*

Wednesday, July 25, 7 PM

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

7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Guest Speakers

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

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

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

*07/26/2018 Hopkinton Dems Meeting*

Thursday, July 26, 6 – 8 PM

Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton MA

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

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

Saturday, July 28, 1 PM

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

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

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

Saturday, July 28, 1:30 – 3 PM

6 Bittersweet Ln., South Hamilton, MA 01982

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

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

Sunday, July 29, Noon

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

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

Sunday, July 29, Noon

Onset VFW Post Events, East Wareham

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

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

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

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

*07/29/2018 Groton DTC Meeting*

Sunday, July 29, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

See https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ for more information.

07/29/2018 Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Sunday, July 29, 6 PM

Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Road, Acton.

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

07/29/2018 Framingham Dems Annual Cookout

Sunday, July 29

Eastleigh Farms, 1062 Edmunds Road, Framingham.

SAVE THE DATE.

Annual summer cookout.

*07/30/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting*

Monday, July 30, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

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

07/31/2018 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester

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

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

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

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

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

08/02/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 7 – 8 PM

135 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970

*08/04/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*

Saturday, August 4, 10 – 11 AM

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

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

*08/04/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue*

Saturday, August 4, 1 – 4 PM

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

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

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

Sunday, August 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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

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

*08/08/2018 Pooches for Pressley*

Wednesday, August 8, 6 – 7:30 PM

Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester 02125

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

08/09/2018 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

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

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

08/09/2018 Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 9:30 PM

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

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

08/09/2018 Natick Dems Picnic

Thursday, August 9

SAVE THE DATE!

Always a successful and well attended event!

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

Monday, August 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

*08/14/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, August 14, 6:15 – 8 PM

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

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

08/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM

TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

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

Friday, August 17, 7 – 9 AM

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

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

*08/18/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting*

Saturday, August 18, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

08/18/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Saturday, August 18, 2 – 4 PM

62 Hart St., Beverly, MA 01915

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

08/19/2018 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 1 – 4 PM

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

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

08/20/2018 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Monday, August 20, 5 – 8 PM

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

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

*08/21/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting*

Tuesday, August 21, 6:45 PM

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

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

08/26/2018 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 3 – 5 PM

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

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

*09/08/2018 Rockport DemsMeeting*

Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM

Brenner Room of the Rockport Library.

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

*09/08/2018 DSC Meeting*

Saturday, September 8, 3 PM

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

Meeting will be in CD3

09/08/2018 Wellesley Dems Picnic

Saturday, September 8, 4 – 6 PM

Save the Date.

All are welcome.

09/13/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center

7:00 pm – Social Hour

7:30 pm – Business Meeting

8:00 pm – Speakers to be announced

09/16/2018 Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Clare Siska 14 Stow Street, Acton

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

$10 per person/$20 per family

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

10/02/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

Meeting dates: 11/13, 12/4.

10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Save the date.

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

Sunday, October 21, 10 AM – Noon

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 24

Watch this space for details.

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

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 – 11 AM

The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn

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

11/13/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

Meeting dates: 12/4.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

12/04/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

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

Thursday, June 6, 8 – 9 AM

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

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

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