September 28, 2018/Weekly Column

Fall Fun – 09/28/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

What we are seeing in DC these past few days reminds me of why I am working so hard to elect Democrats. We will be living with the legacy of this Supreme Court for many years. It reminds me how important it is to have legislators and elected leaders who share our values. Everything we do makes a difference. You don’t want to wake up on November 7th saying to yourself, “I wish I had done more.”

Want to find an opportunity to talk to voters near you? Check it out:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/xqzF1NaKD0uPKJdpdnS2wA2

There are many other places to help. If you don’t find a locations that suits you, please let me know and I will work with you to find something near you! I am KateDonaghue@aol.com at 508-404-8531.

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.

Ideas for Committees – Block Walking

Coordinated campaign canvassing. In Texas they call it block walking. Somehow I like the sound of that. Block walking. I tell people that canvassing is just going for a walk and if you’re lucky you get to talk to a voter.

As we go into these final critical days of the election, now is the time for local Democratic Committees to go into high gear! If you are not already talking to voters door to door, now is the time to start. Working with the coordinated campaign, figure out what makes sense for your area. Hosting canvasses locally helps build your Democratic Party infrastructure. In some places it makes more sense to canvass from a central location. If your committee is not already in touch with the Coordinated Campaign, connect with them now. If you don’t who the staff organizer is for your campaign, contact Josh@jay4ma.com or 617-803-5125.

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for Q&A events that are open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

10/18 Mansfield, 6:30-7:30 PM, National Black Doll Museum (288 N Main St, Mansfield, MA)

10/23 Somerville, 6:00-7:00 PM, Dante Club (5 Dante Terrace, Somerville MA)

10/25 Danvers, 7:00-8:00 PM, Polish Club (12 Cheever St, Danvers, MA)

AG Maura Healey’s BBQ&A

Join Maura for good food and even better conversation. She’s looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work her office will continue to deliver on in her second term as AG.

10/14 Lawrence 1:00-2:30 PM, location TBA

10/29 Quincy 5:30-7:00 PM, location TBA

11/1 Arlington 5:30-7:00 PM, location TBA

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

Fri 09/28

*Coffee Fundraiser for MJ Hegar for Congress (TX-31)*

Young Professionals Doors and Drinks in Central Mass

Rep. Josh Cutler Re-Election Kick-Off!

Sat 09/29

*Concord Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Canvass with Senator Ed Markey, Jay Gonzalez and Rachel Rollins in JP*

Day of Action for Rep. Jim Hawkins, with Rep. Carolyn Dykema

*Holyoke Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*

*Representative Dylan Fernandes Campaign Kickoff*

Becca Rausch for State Senate Fundraiser in Wayland

*Bob Massie – Eliminate the 1% ! (of outstanding campaign debt)*

Sun 09/30

Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast

Chicopee Dems Annual Breakfast

*Annual Newton Dems Fundraising Brunch*

*Pittsfield Canvass with Jay Gonzalez!*

Forum with Christina Eckert for State Rep

Tewksbury Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Seth Moulton

Groton DTC Meeting

An Evening Reception with Jesse Colvin for Congress

Framingham Democratic Committee Business Meeting

*Somerville DCC Meeting with Quentin Palfrey and Suzanne Bump*

*Saugus Democratic Committee Meeting*

*Tommy’s Turning Forty – Event for Tommy Vitolo*

Mon 10/01

*Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra*

Quentin Palfrey Fundraiser

Preppin’ for The Mid-Terms with Progressive Watertown

Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Gubernatorial Candidates Environmental Town Hall with Jay Gonzalez*

*Bellingham Dems Meeting*

Tue 10/02

Reception with State Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler

*Reception for Jay Gonzalez with Ayanna Pressley*

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wed 10/03

Eileen Duffs Birthday Bash

Reception for State Rep. Ted Speliotis with Speaker Robert DeLeo

*Boston Reception for Jay Gonzalez*

*Medway DTC Meeting*

Thu 10/04

*State Rep. Michelle DuBois Campaign Kickoff*

*A South Hamilton Conversation with Allison Gustavson*

*Northbridge Dems Meeting*

Sat 10/06

Mansfield Democratic Town Committee 13th Annual Breakfast

*Haverhill DCC Campaign Office Open House*

Sun 10/07

House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Centerville

House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Mashpee

Mon 10/08

Brookline Democratic Town Committee Garden Party

*Boston Ward 12 Committee Meeting*

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 10/09

Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Beverly Democratic City Committee*

Wed 10/10

*National Coming Out Day with Julian Cyr and Maura Healey*

*Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thu 10/11

MassVOTE’S Annual Champions of Democracy

Diana DiZoglio for State Senate Pre-Election Methuen Fundraiser

Fri 10/12

Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee House Party

Sat 10/13

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Not My First Rodeo – A Fundraiser in Support of Eileen Duff

Clinton Democratic Town Committee Candidates Night

Sun 10/14

NHDP Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

Kickoff For State Senate Candidate Tom Merolli and the Pats

Mon 10/15

*Fall Reception with Katherine Clark and Jason Lewis*

Tue 10/16

*Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump*

*Pepperell DTC Meeting at Charles Lawrence Library*

*Mashpee Democratic Committee Meeting*

Wed 10/17

*An Evening with Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff*

Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Candidates Forum for Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton State Rep Districts

Thu 10/18

*Election Countdown Event Honoring Joseph Early Jr.*

*Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Mansfield*

*Paul Feeney for State Senate Fundraising Event*

Fri 10/19

*Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner/Wellfleet*

Sat 10/20

Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Grafton Dems “Rally in the Valley”

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

*Halloween Brunch with Eileen Duff*

Fundraiser for Mary Barzee Flores for Congress (FL-25) – NEW DATE

Mon 10/22

Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting

Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 10/23

*Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Somerville*

*Billerica Town Committee Meeting*

Wed 10/24

Salem (NH) Dems Gala with Julian Castro

*Fundraiser for Lori Trahan, Candidate for Congress*

Thu 10/25

Senator Eric Lesser Annual Fall Reception

*Haverhill City Committee Ballot Question Forum*

*Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Danvers*

Sun 10/28

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Greater Lowell Area Democrats Annual Brunch

Yarmouth Dems Brunch-NEW DATE

Groton DTC Meeting

Mon 10/29

Plymouth DTC Meeting

Fri 11/02

Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Sat 11/03

Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 11/13

*Emerge Massachusetts Celebration*

Wed 11/14

DSC Meeting

Wed 12/12

Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Tea Pain – Republicans expected a shriekin’, hysterical witness today and Brett Kavanaugh didn’t disappoint.

Event details:

*09/28/2018 Coffee Fundraiser for MJ Hegar for Congress (TX-31)*

Friday, September 28, 9 – 10:30 AM

10 Kirkland Circle, Wellesley

Join Neighbors United, Wellesley Action Squad, and the Wellesley Democrats at a coffee to support MJ Hegar, who will be joining via Skype. $25 donation to the campaign, Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wellesleyformj or RSVP to katie.alt.griffith@gmail.com.

09/28/2018 Young Professionals Doors and Drinks in Central Mass

Friday, September 28, 5:30 PM

198 Park Ave Worcester, MA

We’ll be getting votes for Warren, Gonzalez, and LeBoeuf. We’ll end by gathering for refreshments at a local establishment. RSVP david@massdems.org 978-891-0644.

09/28/2018 Rep. Josh Cutler Re-Election Kick-Off!

Friday, September 28, 7 – 9 PM

Duxbury American Legion Hall 5 West Street, Duxbury (Corner Rt 3A)

Please join us to support Josh’s re-election campaign!

Live Music by Sean McLaughlin! Appetizers, Cash Bar, Silent Auction Emcee Treasurer Tom O’Brien.

Donations in any amount cheerfully accepted at the door or online.

https://bit.ly/2oM7AkL

*09/29/2018 Concord Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Saturday, September 29, 10 – 11 AM

Fowler Library, 1322 Main St., Concord, MA 01742

Agenda includes: Endorsement of Democratic Candidate; Discussion with Democratic State Representative nominee Tami Gouveia; Discussion Democratic Governor’s Councilor nominee Marylin Devaney; Campaign organizing for the Electio; Discussion on Ballot Question 2.

*09/29/2018 Canvass with Senator Ed Markey, Jay Gonzalez and Rachel Rollins in JP*

Saturday, September 29, 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Rollins Headquarters, 376 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Join the Democratic Coordinated Campaign for a canvass.

09/29/2018 Day of Action for Rep. Jim Hawkins, with Rep. Carolyn Dykema

Saturday, September 29, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

485 Locust St., Attleboro, MA 02703

State Rep. Carolyn Dykema will be holding a day of canvassing for State Representative Jim Hawkins. Stop by to show your support, ask any questions, and meet your state representative. Address questions to hawkins4rep@gmail.com or visit http://www.hawkins4rep.com/

*09/29/2018 Holyoke Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*

Saturday, September 29, 2:30 PM

pin Holyoke City Hall Auditorium, 536 Dwight Street

Doors open at 2:30 PM and the town hall will begin at 3:30 PM. Admission is first come, first served and signing up does not guarantee entry.

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

Because of the Senate schedule it is important that people RSVP so that the campaign can keep you informed of any changes.

*09/29/2018 Representative Dylan Fernandes Campaign Kickoff*

Saturday, September 29, 4 – 5:30 PM

71 Baxter Road, Nantucket

State Representative Dylan Fernandes is kicking off his 2018 campaign on Nantucket and we hope you can join him. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

Suggested Contributions: Activist $50, Friend $100, Advocate $100, Sponsor $500, Chair $1,000

To RSVP please donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sconset or email dylan4rep@gmail.com

09/29/2018 Becca Rausch for State Senate Fundraiser in Wayland

Saturday, September 29, 5 – 7 PM

home of Jon Saxton and Barbara Fox, 26 Pemberton Rd., Wayland, MA 01778

Enjoy food and refreshments and hear how Becca will flip the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex State Senate district. Suggested donation: $100/$250/$500/$750/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/september29_forbecca or make checks payable to: The Committee to Elect Becca Rausch, P.O. BOX 920527, Needham, MA 02492. For more info email events@beccarausch.com or visit https://www.beccarausch.com

*09/29/2018 Bob Massie – Eliminate the 1% ! (of outstanding campaign debt)*

Saturday, September 29, 6:30 PM

Bob’s home. 140 Sycamore St., Somerville, MA 02145

Bob Massie Pot Luck retire the debt fundraiser.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/massie1percentfundraiser or RSVP to Curtis at curtis@bobmassie2018.com.

09/30/2018 Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM

Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. (Rt 20), Westfield, MA 01085

Coffee 9:30am, Breakfast 10am

The Westfield Democratic City Committee will be honoring Governor’s Councilor Mary Hurley as Westfield Democrat of the Year and Richard K. Sullivan, Sr. as Democratic City Committee Member of the Year at its annual Harvest Breakfast. Tickets are $30. Purchase tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hvbk

09/30/2018 Chicopee Dems Annual Breakfast

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM

Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020

Coffee served at 9:30; Breakfast begins at 10:00

Speaker is Nick Carter, National Presidential Advisor; Democrat of the Year is Karen Hangman; Democrat of Distinction is Suzanne Bump; Activist Award recipient is Shanique Spalding. Tickets are $30. Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/chicopee.breakfast or with questions email mjpise@yahoo.com or call (413) 265-6631.

*09/30/2018 Annual Newton Dems Fundraising Brunch*

Sunday, September 30, 11 AM – 1 PM

American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street, Nonantum (Newton), MA 02458

Tickets: $25/$75 Supporter/$100 Friend/$250 Host/$500 Presenting Sponsor. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brunch-2018

*09/30/2018 Pittsfield Canvass with Jay Gonzalez!*

Sunday, September 30, Noon

160 North St, Pittsfield

Join our Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jay Gonzalez in our Pittsfield HQ at to hear how you can help Democrats up and down the ballot this fall! We will also be knocking doors in Pittsfield immediately after.

RSVP: https://secure.ngpvan.com/tkMpKy8Yb0CrbJy2IhN5vw2 .

09/30/2018 Forum with Christina Eckert for State Rep

Sunday, September 30, 1 – 3 PM

1 Lunt St., Byfield, MA 01922

Take Two: A Second Look at Education and School Safety with Christina Eckert for State Rep.

Please join State Rep candidate Christina Eckert for a thought provoking conversation about school safety and education. Newbury, Byfield, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimack, and W. Newbury voters are especially welcome. Tickets are not mandatory to attend. Read more and donate online (suggested contribution: Guest $25/Friend $100/Supporter $250/Host $500) at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/taketwo and address questions to Wendy Hall, wendyphall@gmail.com

09/30/2018 Tewksbury Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Seth Moulton

Sunday, September 30, 1:45 PM

1009 Main Street Tewksbury

https://www.facebook.com/events/256686811652007/

09/30/2018 Groton DTC Meeting

Sunday, September 30, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

09/30/2018 An Evening Reception with Jesse Colvin for Congress

Sunday, September 30, 6 – 8 PM

Excel Venture Management John Hancock Tower 200 Clarendon Street, 17th Floor Boston, MA 02116

Hosted by Jane Condon, Mary & Juan Enriquez, Lauren & Mark Zabierek with Special Guest David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst for CNN.

Suggested donations: $100, $500, $1,000.

https://wellesleydems.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ec2d1504d1046c1c8718dda5&id=7a4464e4b4&e=f5803d88b7

09/30/2018 Framingham Democratic Committee Business Meeting

Sunday, September 30, 7 – 8:30 PM

Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham, MA 01701

http://framinghamdems.org/event/business-meeting-2/

*09/30/2018 Somerville DCC Meeting with Quentin Palfrey and Suzanne Bump*

Sunday, September 30, 7 PM

Visiting Nurses Association, 3rd Floor Community Room, 259 Lowell Street, Somerville

Find out how YOU fit into the Coordinated Campaign to elect Democrats in November and join guest speakers Lt. Governor Candidate Quentin Palfrey, Auditor Suzanne Bump and a representative from Yes on 3.

RSVP at https://www.somdems.org/09_30_18sdccmtg

*09/30/2018 Saugus Democratic Committee Meeting*

Sunday, September 30, 7 PM

Saugus Police/Fire Station, 27 Hamilton Avenue, Saugus

*09/30/2018 Tommy’s Turning Forty – Event for Tommy Vitolo*

Sunday, September 30, 7 PM

Washington Square Tavern, 714 Washington Street,Brookline

Tommy writes, *I’ll be celebrating my brithday at Washington Square Tavern. I hope you’ll swing by to raise a glass. Everyone is welcome.” Donations welcome: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tommyforbrookline

*10/01/2018 Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra*

Monday, October 1, 5:30 PM

New Again, 32 S Park Avenue, Plymouth

An opportunity for all residents of the 12th Plymouth District to meet Kathy and learn about her background and passion for serving the public at the State House. Questions on any topic are encouraged, with the discussion also including the challenges and needs facing the intellectual and developmental disability community. Light refreshments will be served.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2zBl7lh

10/01/2018 Quentin Palfrey Fundraiser

Monday, October 1, 6 PM

463 Commonwealth Avenue, Apt. 2, Boston, MA (near Kenmore Square)

Suggested donation: $50/$100/$200. Make check payable to “The Committee to Elect Quentin Palfrey” or donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey

10/01/2018 Preppin’ for The Mid-Terms with Progressive Watertown

Monday, October 1, 7 – 9 PM

Apartments at Coolidge School, 319 Arlington St., Watertown, MA 02472

Join the Democratic Campaigns and the progressive Ballot Question Campaigns for voter information, volunteer opportunities, and meet like-minded neighbors. See https://www.facebook.com/events/323836741705076/

10/01/2018 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, October 1, 7 PM

Wilmington Community TV at 10 Waltham Street

Contact: Erika Johnson at ejohnson859@g.rwu..edu .

*10/01/2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Environmental Town Hall with Jay Gonzalez*

Monday, October 1, 7 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot St., Boston

Democratic candidate Jay Gonzalez (confirmed) and Governor Charlie Baker (invited) discuss vital climate change and energy policy and take questions from the audience. Non-partisan event hosted by the Jamaica Plain Forum, co-sponsors include 350 Mass, Mass Sierra Club, and Sustainable Wellesley.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2200801339990543/

*10/01/2018 Bellingham Dems Meeting*

Monday, October 1, 7 PM

Arcand Room, Municipal Ctr., Bellingham

All resident Democrats and Unenrolled voters are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, participate, and even join the Committee! We meet every first Wednesday of the month at the above place and time.

10/02/2018 Reception with State Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler

Tuesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Club Maxine’s, Worcester Center Boulevard, Worcester

Please join us to celebrate the leadership and support of Massachusetts State Senate President Emerita Harriette L. Chandler of the First Worcester District and to welcome her special guests: Political Analyst & Commentator Mary Ann Marsh and young women from the Worcester Public High Schools

Suggested donations: Benefactors: $500 to $1000, Sponsors: $200 to $300, Contributors: Under $200

RSVP: Jo-Anne (508) 842 1569 or email jlccreat@townisp.com

*10/02/2018 Reception for Jay Gonzalez with Ayanna Pressley*

Tuesday, October 2, 6 PM

Gutpa Media, 200 Berkeley St Floor 7, Boston, MA 02116

Host Committee – Beth Boland, Jamie Chisholm, Jesse Mermell.

Fundraiser for Jay Gonzalez featuring Boston City Councilor and candidate for Congress, Ayanna Pressley. Suggested Donations $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

RSVP here to Emma Crowley at emma@jay4ma.com.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/010218jayayanna

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.

10/02/2018 Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 7 PM

Abington Town Hall

Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.

Contact us at Abingtondems@gmail.com and see https://www.facebook.com/groups/133452706678920/about/ for more information.

10/02/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 7 – 8:45 PM

Thayer Public Library, Program Room, 798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. 02184

See https://www.braintreedems.org/events

10/03/2018 Eileen Duffs Birthday Bash

Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Spare Time Tavern, 63 Foster Street, Peabody

Come and join Eileen Duff for an evening of fun and festivities as she celebrates her birthday at Spare Time Tavern! There will be appetizers served and a cash bar available.

https://www.facebook.com/events/299634270626394/?active_tab=about

Suggested Donation: $35 $100 $250

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duffbday

RSVP: Jen@libertysquaregroup.com

10/03/2018 Reception for State Rep. Ted Speliotis with Speaker Robert DeLeo

Wednesday, October 3, 6 – 8 PM

Home of John and Janet Keohane, 6 Burnham Lane, Danvers

Suggested donation: $100, $200, $500.

Committee to Elect Ted Speliotis PO Box 237 Danvers, MA 01923

*10/03/2018 Boston Reception for Jay Gonzalez*

Wednesday, October 3, 6 – 7:30 PM

Towne Stove & Spirits 900 Boylston St, Boston

Suggested Donations: $250, $500, $1000.

RSVP here to to Emma Crowley at emma@jay4ma.com

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/100318jay4ma

*10/03/2018 Medway DTC Meeting*

Wednesday, October 3, 7 PM

T.C. Scoops, 104 Main Street, Medway

Please wear a blue tee shirt – we will take a photo of a Blue Wave!

We will schedule sign holding and canvassing for October. Please attend – this will be our last meeting before the November 6 election, and the most important. We need all hands on deck!

*10/04/2018 State Rep. Michelle DuBois Campaign Kickoff*

Thursday, October 4, 5 – 8 PM

Tommy Doyle’s Pub & Grill, 235 East Ashland Street, Brockton

Suggested Donation: $20, $50, Seniors $5, kids free

Additional donations graciously accepted.

Please RSVP to dubois4staterep@gmail.com .

*10/04/2018 A South Hamilton Conversation with Allison Gustavson*

Thursday, October 4, 7 – 8:30 PM

21 Savoy Road, South Hamilton, MA

Join us for evening tea and refreshments and hear Gustavson’s vision for the district as we head into this consequential election.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2OndVBG

*10/04/2018 Northbridge Dems Meeting*

Thursday, October 4, 7 PM

7 Main Street, Northbridge Town Hall, Northbridge

Please join Northbridge Dems with special guest Tom Merolli, candidate for State Senate. For more information email4khall@yahoo.com.

10/06/2018 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee 13th Annual Breakfast

Saturday, October 6, 9 AM – Noon

Mansfield Elks #2633, 140 N Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Please join us for breakfast with Congressman Joe Kennedy. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time. More Information at http://www.mansfielddems.org/kennedy-breakfast.html and RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jkbkfast2018

*10/06/2018 Haverhill DCC Campaign Office Open House*

Saturday, October 6, 6 – 8 PM

310 Main Street, Haverhill

The Haverhill Democratic City Committee is opening a new campaign office and invites you to come to the open house.

10/07/2018 House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Centerville

Sunday, October 7, 3 – 5 PM

Home of Roy and Jackie Richardson, 129 S. Main St., Centerville

Meet and hear from the State Senator up for re-election for the Cape & Islands, Julian Cyr. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and enjoy refreshments. RSVP to Matt Brodeur at matt@juliancyr.com.

10/07/2018 House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Mashpee

Sunday, October 7, 7 – 9 PM

Home of Lois and Bill Shaevel, 119 Great Pines Dr., Mashpee

Meet and hear from the State Senator up for re-election for the Cape & Islands, Julian Cyr. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and enjoy refreshments. RSVP to Matt Brodeur at matt@juliancyr.com.

10/08/2018 Brookline Democratic Town Committee Garden Party

Monday, October 8, 3 – 5:30 PM

Home of State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, 37 Hyslop Road, Brookline

In these times, when the President of our country is aiming to destroy so much of what we have gained over the last few years, it’s more important than ever that the Brookline Democratic Town Committee has the resources we need to organize. Your contribution will ensure that we are able to elect Democrats in our state, and rally volunteers to turn out-of-state red seats blue!

Suggested donation: $10.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gp2018

*10/08/2018 Boston Ward 12 Committee Meeting*

Monday, October 8, 6 – 8 PM

Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren Street, Boston

10/08/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, October 8, 7 – 9 PM

23 Hutchinson St., Franklin, MA 02038

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

10/09/2018 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 – 9 PM

110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778

Our last meeting before the election. We expect to hear from some of our candidates. RSVP or for more info email WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

10/09/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 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=849683088537335 for more information.

*10/09/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee*

Tuesday, October 9, 7 PM

Beverly Public Library – Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street, Beverly

We hope you will join us for this, the last in our series of discussions regarding questions which will be on the November ballot. Laura Gang from We the People Massachusetts, a sponsor of the Question #2, will speak to help us sort through this effort to change the constitution so that corporations are no longer considered people.

Contact Chair Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-921-5884.

*10/10/2018 National Coming Out Day with Julian Cyr and Maura Healey*

Wednesday, October 10, 6 – 8 PM

Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, Boston

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with State Senator Julian Cyr and special guest Attorney General Maura Healey.

Suggested contributions: Guest $100, Friend $250, Co-Host $500, Host $1000.

RSVPs can be sent to sharon@durkanconsulting.com.

Feel free to donate here to support Senator Cyr’s important work:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cyrmhbos18.

*10/10/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Wednesday, October 10, 7:15 PM

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

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

10/11/2018 MassVOTE’S Annual Champions of Democracy

Thursday, October 11, 6 – 8 PM

Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108

MassVOTE’s annual celebration, honoring the Election Modernization Coalition. Suggested donation: $50. RSVP at https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7150/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=14785 and for more info call (617) 542-8683 or email info@massvote.org.

10/11/2018 Diana DiZoglio for State Senate Pre-Election Methuen Fundraiser

Thursday, October 11, 6 – 8 PM

Irish Cottage, 17 Branch Street, Methuen, MA 01844

State Representative Diana DiZoglio is running for State Senate in the 1st Essex district (Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newburyport, Methuen, Salisbury, and portions of North Andover) to succeed Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, who is stepping down. Help her keep this district blue. Suggested donation: $50/$100/$250 or Siver Sponsor: $500/Gold Sponsor: $1,000. Donate online at http://www.DianaDiZoglio.com or make checks payable to: Committee to Elect Diana DiZoglio, 30 Olive Street, Methuen, MA 01844.

10/12/2018 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee House Party

Friday, October 12, 7 PM

28 Woodside Circle in Sturbridge

The SDTC is holding a political open house to support local candidates – Tanya Neslusan, Anne Gobi, and others (TBD) and help coordinate campaigns efforts in the last weeks of the election. We welcome all voters in Sturbridge who would benefit from an opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates.

10/13/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 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.

10/13/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 10 AM

Speaker and discussion of Ballot Question #2, Citizens United and influence of money in politics.

Save the Date

10/13/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Saturday, October 13, 11 AM

Community Room at the Ayer Police Station, 54 Park St., Aye

Please park across the street in the Aubuchon Hardware parking lot, per request of the police department.

Contact koconnor20@yahoo.com.

10/13/2018 Not My First Rodeo – A Fundraiser in Support of Eileen Duff

Saturday, October 13, 3 – 5 PM

163 Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922

Come join Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff with a special performance from Annie Brobst, winner of the 2018 New England Music Award for her song “Change of Heart”. There will be food, beverages, and fun for people of all ages. Suggested Contribution: $25. RSVP: Jen@libertysquaregroup.com and contribute online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10-13rodeo

10/13/2018 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Candidates Night

Saturday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM

Turner Hall, 60 Branch Street, Clinton

All Democratic Candidates are welcome to attend. This will be an open-microphone event for candidates to come and go as their schedules allow, Meet and Greet Clinton Area Democrats. Refreshments will be served. Candidates and interested voters who will be attending please contact Mary Richards, DTC Chair at 617-930-2727 email chair@clintonmassdems.org or visit http://facebook.com/ClintonMaDemocrats or https://clintonmassdems.org/

10/14/2018 NHDP Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

Sunday, October 14, 5 PM

Manchester Downtown Hotel at 700 Elm Street

Special Guest: Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is coming to deliver the keynote address at the newly named Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner. Baldwin has rededicated his efforts to helping the Democratic Party win across the country, and we’re thrilled have him join us!

Tickets: $100+ at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018-eleanor-roosevelt

10/14/2018 Kickoff For State Senate Candidate Tom Merolli and the Pats

Sunday, October 14, 6 – 10 PM

CraftRoots Brewing, 4 Industrial Road, Milford, MA 01757

Grassroots fundraiser for the purchase of a mailer to the district for Tom before the November 6 election. Come have a beer and watch the Pats kickoff and listen to Tom’s plans for his first 100 days in office. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/1907531909551535/

*10/15/2018 Fall Reception with Katherine Clark and Jason Lewis*

Monday, October 15, 6 – 7:30 PM

Bobby C’s, 20 Main Street, Melrose, MA

Please join Congresswoman Katherine Clark for a Fall Reception with State Senator Jason Lewis.

Suggested Contributions: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

Donations can be made online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10-15-18

To RSVP please contact Ellis at ellis.j.brewster@gmail.com or at (508) 728 1510.

*10/16/2018 Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump*

Tuesday, October 16, 8:30 – 10 AM

Lock 50, 50 Water Street, Worcester

Sen. Harriette Chandler, Sen. Michael Moore, Rep. Dan Donahue, Rep. Mary Keefe, Rep. John Mahoney, and Rep. Jim O’Day invite you to reception to benefit State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump with special guest Congressman Jim McGovern.

Please RSVP to info@suzannebump.com

Suggested Contribution Levels: $100, $250, $500, $1000.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/Worcester2018 or mail checks to The Committee to Elect Suzanne Bump, P.O. Box 163, Boston, MA 02133.

*10/16/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting at Charles Lawrence Library*

Tuesday, October 16, 6:45 PM

Charles Lawrence Library

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

*10/16/2018 Mashpee Democratic Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 PM

MashpeeTV, 168 Industrial Drive, Mashpee

*10/17/2018 An Evening with Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff*

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester

Please join Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante at The Gloucester House. Eat, drink, and get to know your representative!

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100,$250

RSVP: Jen@libertysquaregroup.com

Contribute online:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10-17dinner .

10/17/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

Our October meeting will feature a panel discussion on the ballot questions that will appear on the November ballot. We will also learn how we can help Get Out the Vote for all of our great democratic candidates!

10/17/2018 Candidates Forum for Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton State Rep Districts

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Masconomet Regional High School, 20 Endicott Road, Boxford, MA 01921

The League of Women Voters of Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton is hosting a Candidates Forum, inviting candidates running for state representative in the general election with constituents living in towns represented by our League, specifically the 2nd Essex, 4th Essex, 13th Essex, and 18th Essex districts. This forum provides an opportunity for the voters to meet the candidates before the general election, and for candidates to present their views and qualifications. See https://www.facebook.com/events/317017435729700/

*10/18/2018 Election Countdown Event Honoring Joseph Early Jr.*

Thursday, October 18, 6 PM

Wachusett Country Club, 187 Prospect Street, West Boylston

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000

To RSVP please email info@joeearlyda.com

Please make checks payable to The Committee to Elect Joseph D. Early, Jr. or donate online at:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dajoeearly .

*10/18/2018 Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Mansfield*

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

National Black Doll Museum, 288 N Main Street, Mansfield

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth.

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for a Q&A event that is open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2OhUmup .

*10/18/2018 Paul Feeney for State Senate Fundraising Event*

Thursday, October 18, 7 PM

The Square Kitchen & Bar, One Pond Street, Sharon

Hosted by Senate President Karen Spilka and Aaron Agulnek

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000.

RSVP to Kellie@votefeeney.com

Make checks payable to: The Feeney Committee, 182 North Street, Foxborough, MA 02035

Contribute Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/votefeeney

*10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner/Wellfleet*

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Please join the Outer Cape Democratic Coalition in celebrating honoree Dave Schropfer. Representative Sarah Peake will be master of ceremonies, keynote speaker is Seth Rolbein. Tickets are $50 per person. Please contact Dick Guernsey for information, 508 349 3510 rmguernsey@me.com Or contribute via ActBlue https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gray2018

10/20/2018 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 8 AM

Radisson Hotel Conference Center at 10 Independence Drive in Chelmsford

Requested donation: $7 to cover room and breakfast.

Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu ,

10/20/2018 Grafton Dems “Rally in the Valley”

Saturday, October 20, 10 AM – 2 PM

Grafton Common.

Save the date.

10/20/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

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/

*10/21/2018 Halloween Brunch with Eileen Duff*

Sunday, October 21, 11 AM

53 Hadley Road, Merrimac, MA

Come join Eileen Duff for a meet and greet along with Nancy Knettell and enjoy a yummy Halloween-themed brunch! There will be food, beverages, and fun for people of all ages!

Suggested donations: $25, $50, $100, $1000.

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/154771795454885/

10/21/2018 Fundraiser for Mary Barzee Flores for Congress (FL-25) – NEW DATE

Sunday, October 21, 3 – 5 PM

1548 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468

RSVP/donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/083018 (ignore the old date there)

10/22/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting

Monday, October 22, 7 – 9 PM

Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St, Lynn

For further information, please contact LDCC Chair Agnes Ricko at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net.

10/22/2018 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, October 22, 7 PM

Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/

*10/23/2018 Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Somerville*

Tuesday, October 23, 6 – 7 PM

Dante Club, 5 Dante Terrace, Somerville

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth.

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for a Q&A event that is open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2OhUmup

*10/23/2018 Billerica Town Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, October 23, 7 PM

Billerica Town Hall, 15 Concord Road, Billerica

Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com

10/24/2018 Salem (NH) Dems Gala with Julian Castro

Wednesday, October 24, 6 – 10 PM

pin Birch Wood Vineyards 199 Rockingham Road, Derry, New Hampshire

We are excited to announce Secretary Julian Castro will join us at our 2018 Fall Gala and Fundraiser.

Tickets $75. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fallgala2018

*10/24/2018 Fundraiser for Lori Trahan, Candidate for Congress*

Wednesday, October 24, 6 – 8 PM

Portuguese Club, 13 Port Street, Hudson

Save the date. Watch for details.

10/25/2018 Senator Eric Lesser Annual Fall Reception

Thursday, October 25, 5:30 – 7 PM

Nathan Bill’s, 110 Island Pond Road, Springfield

It will be a fun evening as we celebrate all the work that has been done in 2018 and look ahead to 2019.

Facebook event here: http://bit.ly/2xCt1Zl

RSVP email Kait Saier: kait@mlmstrategiesllc.com or http://bit.ly/2MP8w1n

Ticket Price: $25, $100, $250, $500.

*10/25/2018 Haverhill City Committee Ballot Question Forum*

Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

HCTV Harbor Place Studios, 44 Merrimack Street, Haverhill

Join us to hear speakers on both sides of the three ballot questions explain what a Yes or No vote means so you can get information, ask questions, and finally make up your mind.

*10/25/2018 Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Danvers*

Thursday, October 25, 7 – 8 PM

Polish Club, 12 Cheever Street, Danvers

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth.

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for a Q&A event that is open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2OhUmup

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

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 – 11 AM

Franco-American Hall, 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

10/28/2018 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Annual Brunch

Sunday, October 28, 10 AM – Noon

Lens’s, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, MA 01826

Distinguished Democrat: Eileen Donoghue; Volunteer/Activist: Carol Carbonyl; Rising Star: Hope Anderson. Tickets: $40 per person/$350 per table. See https://www.facebook.com/events/242427366471518/

10/28/2018 Yarmouth Dems Brunch-NEW DATE

Sunday, October 28, 11 AM

The Riverway Lobster House, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth

Check in will be between 11:00 AM-11:30 am. Brunch will be served starting at 11:30 AM Speaking program will start at noon.

Our keynote speakers will be State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and State Auditor Suzanne Bump. All primary candidates have also been invited.

Tickets $30. RSVP along with your check payable to The Yarmouth DTC, C/O Robert Isadore, 133 Center st., Yarmouth Port, ma. 02675.

10/28/2018 Groton DTC Meeting

Sunday, October 28, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

10/29/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, October 29, 7 PM

Campaign HQ, 108 Water Street in Plymouth (next to Plymouth Bay Winery)

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

11/02/2018 Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Friday, November 2, 7 PM

Abington Town Hall

Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.

Contact us at Abingtondems@gmail.com and see https://www.facebook.com/groups/133452706678920/about/ for more information.

11/03/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Saturday, November 3, 10 AM

Final meeting before Election Day. Save the Date.

*11/13/2018 Emerge Massachusetts Celebration*

Tuesday, November 13

Save the Date!

Event to celebrate our alumnae who ran for office and welcome Nina Linag as the Executive Director of Emerge, Massachusetts.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

12/12/2018 Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 PM

Mario’s Cafe Ambiance, 60 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow