February 22, 2019/Weekly Column

Final February Issue – New Events and More

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

We are coming up on the one year anniversary or my son Brian’s death from an overdose. I am commemorating this by hosting an Advocacy Day on March 13 at the State House in conjunction the organizations MOAR and Learn To Cope. I’ll be talking about this in the coming weeks. Here is the facebook link if you want more information: 
Brian Donaghue Simpson Opioid Awareness Advocacy Day 
http://tinyurl.com/opioidadvocacyday 

My Democratic Party friends and colleagues have been a tremendous source of comfort and support in this challenging year. It is very difficult to try to bring something positive from the death of a child. Talking to legislators and working with others to put faces to this epidemic seemed to fit me. If you have lost someone or know people who would be interested, please share this information. 

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

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

 

Ideas for Committees – Scheduling your Caucus
As an experienced chair I have run a number of caucuses. Choosing the date and the venue is the first step. The venue must be ADA compliant. When picking the date in a nominating year, I work hard to pick a date that is available to as many people as possible, since typically people have to be present to run. In an issues year, with certain restrictions, usually you can run even if you are not present. When there is a month long caucus window, committees that meet monthly would likely have a meeting date within the window. Many committees find it helpful to do the caucus in conjunction with their regular meeting. Depending on the size of your delegation and how competitive it is, this is usually doable. When scheduling a caucus in conjunction with your meeting, the caucus must be at a time certain. You can schedule your meeting “immediately following adjournment of caucus” but not the reverse. If you prefer to have your meeting first, that’s fine, but the caucus mu! st be at a time certain. The time submitted to the MassDems must be the time of your caucus. Doors must open at least a half hour in advance, but that is not the time you should use in the MDP listing. Local publicity should be clear; if you list the doors open time then also list the caucus start time. 
CONVENTION AND CAUCUS TIMELINE 
April 19th: Deadline for submitting caucus date and location to Mass Dems. 
May 11th to June 16th: Caucus window. 
September 14th: State Convention, MassMutual Center, Springfield 
OTHER CHANGES: This is the third year in which pre-registered Democrats can take part in our caucuses and run for delegate. Under state law citizens who are 16 and 17 can pre-register to vote. This year, as long as a person is 16 years of age or older on May 11th, and is a registered or pre-registered Democrat as of the day of the caucus the person can participate in a local caucus. 
Watch MassDems.org for information. 
https://massdems.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8c481433b020af7ca5a403bdc&id=88d405932d&e=4902495656 

 

Sad News
Nancy Weinberg lost her battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Nancy was the long time Chair of the Newbury DTC, served as a CD 6 delegate to the 2106 National Convention, and was very active in Democratic Party activities in her area. A public memorial service is being planned for later in the spring. She was a gifted photographer, a good friend and committed activist. 
http://obituaries.newburyportnews.com/obituary/nancy-weinberg-1950-2019-1072694222 

Democratic Campaign Institute
We are excited to announce the 2019 Democratic Campaign Institute, in Boston from March 30th and March 31st. The Democratic Campaign Institute brings together campaign managers, candidates, town committee members, and activists from across the Commonwealth to learn from one another and leading political experts to hone their political strategy and grassroots organizing skills. Everyone is encouraged to attend, no matter their level of experience or skills – from those just becoming active to the most seasoned campaign leaders. 
This two-day program will feature top political operatives and activists from Massachusetts and across the nation. Participants will receive hands-on training on all elements of successful campaigning including campaign plan development, strategic messaging, fundraising basics, and more. 
Where: Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center 
When: March 30th at 7:30am to March 31st at 2pm 
Tickets are $75. Financial assistance for tickets is also available here. We look forward to seeing you in March. 2019 and 2020 are crucial organizing years for us at all levels of government, and we are looking forward to building an amazing team of community organizers, activists, campaigners, and candidates. 
https://secure.massdems.org/page/m/606776ad/29f62589/5e7a30c2/1ea90587/1521013245/VEsF/ 

 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Tea Pain – Looks like the GOP is about to abandon the Second Amendment and embrace the Fifth. 

Event details:

02/22/2019 NH Democratic Party 60th Annual McIntyre-Shaheen Dinner with Senator Elizabeth Warren
Friday, February 22, 6 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester Downtown (Former Radisson) 700 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03101
Ticket options include individual tickets for dinner, tickets to the cocktail reception, and photos with Senator Warren. 
To RSVP via check, please send payment and names of those attending to: New Hampshire Democratic Party 105 North State Street Concord, NH 03301 Young Democrats interested in signing up for sponsored tickets can request tickets here: https://bit.ly/2F4yDSy or email office@nhdp.org. Questions? Contact Ethan Moorhouse at 603-225-6899 or emoorhouse@nhdp.org . 
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02/23/2019 Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 10 AM
Stockbridge Town Offices, Selectboard Meeting Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge
For more info contact Anita Schwerner at Chairperson@StockbridgeDemocrats.org or visit https://stockbridgedemocrats.org 
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02/23/2019 Mass Alliance Grassroots Campaign Training
Saturday, February 23, 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Cape Space, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601
This training introduces progressive candidates and campaign workers (paid or volunteer) to the theory and practice behind successful grassroots campaigning. Attendees will learn from some of the best progressive campaign operatives in Massachusetts. The curriculum is a condensed version of a longer, two-day training offered by Mass Alliance and will focus on the basics you will need for a Spring 2019 municipal campaign. 
Lunch included. Apply at https://goo.gl/forms/dYZSku9JVDK93UJw2 
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02/23/2019 Women’s Pipeline for Change Launch Event
Saturday, February 23, 10 AM – Noon 
Brockton Public Library, 302 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301
“Expanding Horizons for Women of Color in Public Leadership” 
Agenda: Overview of Women’s Pipeline; Goals and Objectives; Upcoming Workshops; Next steps. 
Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by MassVote.org & the Brockton Chapter of the NAACP. RSVP to sjaghoo@massvote.org. For more about the Women’s Pipeline see http://www.pipelineforchange.us 
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*02/23/2019 Springfield Ward 6 Dems meeting*
Saturday, February 23, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108
We’ll be discussing our plans for 2019, including the upcoming municipal elections. We’ll also offer a briefing on the presidential race and a recent executive committee meeting. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/2775966139295613/ or email ward6demsspfd@gmail.com
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02/24/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, February 24, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 
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02/24/2019 Nick Golden Campaign Kickoff/25th Birthday
Sunday, February 24, 6 PM
la Pizza di Forno, 109 Merrimack Street, Haverhill
Please join the Committee to Elect Nick Golden for a celebration of both his Haverhill City Council campaign kickoff and his 25th birthday! All are welcome to come and donations are greatly appreciated. Food and refreshments will be provided. Donations are not required, but please RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/goldenkickoff 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/345793676016341/ 
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*02/25/2019 Black Professionals Fundraiser for David Halbert for Boston City Council*
Monday, February 25, 6 – 8 PM
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118
The Committee to Elect David Halbert is throwing a black professionals fundraiser. Come show your support for David Halbert during his race for Boston City Councilor At-Large. Enjoy light refreshments from Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen. Suggested donation $100. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/346010046122749/ 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/halbertdarrylscorner19 or RSVP to Emma Crowley at emma@mlmstrategiesllc.com 
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02/25/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, February 25, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
Rep. Lori Ehrlich and Senator Brendan Crighton will discuss resolving transportation and global warming issues in Massachusetts The emphasis will be on empowering voters and communities to “take the trauma out of transportation.” 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 
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02/25/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 25, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 
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02/25/2019 South Shore Action Meeting
Monday, February 25, 7 PM
Whiton Room, Hingham Public Library 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham
“2019 A New Year with South Shore Action” 
Presentations include: Sister District Project, Local Environmental Action, State Environmental Action, The Safe Communities Act, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. 
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02/26/2019 Reception in Honor of AG Maura Healey 
Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7 PM
The Home of Dolores & Rich Person 4 Wrights Court Newburyport, MA 01950 
Suggested Contributions:$125, $250, $500, $1,000 RSVP to: info@maurahealey.com To donate via secure contribution please visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20190226_newburyport 
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02/26/2019 Beverly Dems: Resistance Speaks!, A Speakers Series On The Issues Of The Day 
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Gentile’s Brewing Co., 59 Park Street, Beverly
The Beverly Democratic City Committee is sponsoring this series to offer people a chance to mingle and discuss the issues in a neighborhood setting. 
Topic: Emerge-ing on the North Shore Speakers: Allison Gustavson, Julie Flowers, Erin Waltz and Kalen O’Hare. Emerge Massachusetts recruits, trains, and supports women Democrats. It also offers internships, and special programs to train campaign managers and other campaign workers. Join us for a lively conversation with four local Emerge alumnae. This program will be of special interest to young women who may be interested in a career in politics, and/or a run for office. So bring your friends, sisters, daughters and moms! 
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*02/26/2019 Resistance Speaks presents Emerge*
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Gentile Brewing Company, 59 Park St., Unit 1, Beverly, MA 01915
Gentile Brewing’s Resistance Speaks monthly program presents four local Emerge Massachusetts alumnae: Allison Gustavson, Julie Flowers, Erin Waltz and Kalen O’Hare. This program will be of special interest to young women who may be interested in a career in politics, and/or a run for office. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/390554365038852/ 
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02/26/2019 Dartmouth DTC Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 7 PM
Dartmouth Town Hall Room 304, 400 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. MA
Please email DartDTC@gmail.com with any questions. 
https://www.facebook.com/DartmouthDemocraticTownCommittee/ 
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02/26/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, February 26, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
The agenda is still being finalized, but a guest speaker will be Rory Devlin of the Beverly High School Democrats. Mr. Devlin will be presenting on forming a Salem chapter of the MA High School Democrats, so please invite any students you know who may be interested. This meeting is open to the public and handicap accessible. For more info contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 
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02/26/2019 Protecting our Immigrant Neighbors: A Conversation with Legislators
Tuesday, February 26, 7 – 9 PM
First Parish in Wayland, 50 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778
Four local legislators will join together to discuss immigration issues on both the national and the local level, and to take your questions. State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Becca Rausch, along with State Representatives Carmine Gentile and Alice Peisch, will participate in a conversation moderated by Laura Wagner, Executive Director of UU Mass Action. Learn about the Safe Communities legislation and how you can support humane immigration policies. Plan to take advantage of this rare opportunity to talk with four legislators who are working for change. All are welcome. Brought to you by First Parish’s Immigration Justice Committee and the Uganda Project. https://www.facebook.com/events/2031265196966119/ 
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*02/26/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 PM
IBEW Local 104, 900 South Main Street, Mansfield
Presidential Campaign Series. Our Guest Speaker this month: Jossie Valentin, State Director of the Elizabeth Warren for President Campaign. The public is always invited. Mansfield area Democrats are especially encouraged to attend. For more information, contact our Facebook page or www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfieldmadems@gmail.com or call Joe Kaplan at 508-339-4520. 
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02/27/2019 Reception for Candy Mero-Carlson
Wednesday, February 27, 5 PM
Piccolo’s – 157 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester
Join Candy and friends for her Re-Election Kick-Off. Candy since becoming the District 2 City Councilor has fought everyday not only for the residents of Wards 3 and 4 but the entire city. No issue is too small or large for Candy. When we call, Candy answers. Candy has been instrumental in our neighborhood issues from dealing with traffic and parking congestion to fighting to preserve our heritage and community assets. Candy is the Chairwomen of the Economic Development Standing Committee and sits on Public Works and Traffic & Parking Standing Committees. 
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02/27/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting – NEW DATE
Wednesday, February 27, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
The Wellesley Democratic Town Committee in collaboration with Neighbors United Indivisible are Organizing for 2019 and 2020! Join us as we discuss how to focus our energy and activism for the next two years. RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org
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*02/27/2019 Maynard Dems Meeting*
Wednesday, February 27, 7 PM
Roosevelt Room, Maynard Public Library. 
Guests and Speakers: We will have two special guest speakers – Senator Jamie Eldridge and Representative Kate Hogan will attend to discuss 2019 legislative priorities and facilitate a discussion on Single Payer. We hope you can attend. 
Andrew Snyder and Lou Ann Cutaia, Co-Chairs 
Contact: maynarddtc@gmail.com 
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*02/28/2019 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting with CAST and Swing Left*
Thursday, February 28, 7 PM
Lesley University: University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
At the next meeting of Cambridge Democrats, we will be joined by two great sister organizations: CAST — Cambridge Area Stronger Together, building sustainable activism, and Swing Left, helping to flip House and Senate. Come join your fellow Cambridge Democrats as we hear from other activists and get excited about the year to come! 
Wards may meet at 6:30. 
Contact: cambridgedems@gmail.com 
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03/03/2019 Annual North Andover Democratic Town Committee Scholarship Breakfast
Sunday, March 3, 9 AM
North Andover Country Club, 500 Great Pond Road, North Andover, MA 01845
Proceeds from this event support a scholarship awarded to a senior graduating from North Andover High School in 2019. Celebrate 2018 Democratic wins. Hear from our Democratic leaders, representatives, and local and state officials. Honor our 2019 North Andover Democrat of the Year. Learn about NADTC goals for 2019. Reserve tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nadtcbreakfast or for more info see https://northandoverdems.org/2019/01/25/nadtc-scholarship-breakfast-march-3-2019/ 
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03/03/2019 Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting
Sunday, March 3, 6 – 7:15 PM
Red Raven in Acton (Route 2A at Nagog Pond), 3 Nagog Park, Acton
Meeting followed by dinner for those who are interested. 
Contact: actondems@gmail.com 
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03/04/2019 Immigrants’ Day at the State House
Monday, March 4, 10 AM – 2 PM
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Join MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition) for Immigrants’ Day, the biggest lobbying day of the year for immigrants, refugees and allies. Top of the agenda is the Safe Communities Act. Details on the speaking program will be announced soon. Please register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigrants-day-at-the-state-house-2019-tickets-54927627011 
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*03/04/2019 Martha’s Vineyard Legislative Forum w/Sen. Julian Cyr & Rep. Dylan Fernandes*
Monday, March 4, 5 – 6:30 PM
Katharine Cornell Theatre, 51 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Join Representative Fernandes and Senator Cyr for a conversation on policy and issues impacting our district and state. https://www.facebook.com/events/300693367260398/ 
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03/04/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, March 4, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month. 
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03/04/2019 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Monday, March 4, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham Street, Wilmington
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*03/05/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
6 PM doors open for coffee/meet n greet 
6:30 PM Meeting starts 
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, 774-328-0394. 
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*03/05/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, March 5, 7 – 9 PM
Fletcher Room, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree, MA 02184
Our guest speaker, Michael Mulalley, will discuss a Citizen’s Ballot Petition to install a permanent air quality monitor in the Fore River Basin. https://www.braintreedems.org/events 
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*03/06/2019 Mayor Joe Petty St Patrick’s Day Party*
Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 PM
The Ballot Box, 11 Kelley Square, Worcester
Join Mayor Joe Petty for his St. Patrick’s Day Party. Food and live music. Questions or for more information contact us at rsvp@pettyformayor.com or 774-314-7586. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/457237651480305/ 
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03/07/2019 Mardi Gras Party Fundraiser for Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff
Thursday, March 7, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Club Cafe Boston, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116
Beads, masks, food, friends and fun! Hosts include Ambassador Rufus Gifford, Alexandra Chandler, Sen. Julian Cyr, and Rep. Tram T. Nguyen. 
Suggested Donations: $35/$50/$100/$250/$500 but no one turned away for lack of funds. You may pay at event or donate online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duffmardigras or for more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/768444273528153/ 
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*03/07/2019 Falmouth Legislative Coffee and Conversation w/ Rep. Dylan Fernandes*
Thursday, March 7, 5:30 – 7 PM
West Falmouth Library 575 W Falmouth Hwy., West Falmouth, MA 02574
Join Rep. Fernandes to discuss policy and issues impacting our district and state. https://www.facebook.com/events/295395704481214/ 
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*03/07/2019 Opioid Epidemic Town Hall*
Thursday, March 7, 6 – 8 PM
McKinley Elementary School, 90 Warren Ave., Boston, MA 02116
Hosted by State Representative Jon Santiago & the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services, this group aims to listen, educate, and partner with our communities, stakeholders, and elected officials to identify solutions to the opioid issue. We hope you can join us to help build a robust community engagement process. Event is free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opioid-epidemic-town-hall-registration-56935045253 and be sure to take this pre-meeting survey: https://goo.gl/forms/l2iXNJgyRUqSKnN62 
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*03/07/2019 Sheriff Peter Cassidy Koutoujian’s 21st Annual Traditional Irish Seisiun*
Thursday, March 7, 6 – 8 PM
The Mad Raven, 841 Main Street, Waltham
Seisun is a loose association of musicians who meet, generally but not always, in a pub to play a selection mainly of dance music, but sometimes with solo pieces such as slow airs or songs. 
Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/3718 and with questions, contact: Tsoleen Sarian at 508-561-3697 or tsoleen@peterkoutoujian.com
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03/07/2019 Newton Dems General Meeting – legislative update from State Delegation
Thursday, March 7, 7 – 9 PM
Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton, MA 02461
Join Newton Dems 1st quarter general meeting, which will feature discussion with State Senator Cynthia Creem, Representative Ruth Balser and Representative Kay Khan on their priority legislation for the 2019 session. Networking: 7:00 to 7:25 pm; Meeting 7:30 to 9:00 pm. See http://newtondems.org/calendar 
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03/09/2019 Mayor Joe Petty’s Breakfast and Roast
Saturday, March 9, 9 – 11 AM
Fiddlers’ Green Pub/Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre 19 Temple St., Worcester, MA 01604
Mayor Joe Petty’s Annual Breakfast and Roast to benefit the Worcester County St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. Music, Laughs, Raffles! Tickets: $25.00 – tickets can be purchased online at http://www.stpatsparade.com/index.php/product/political-breakfast-and-roast/ 
For additional information, or to purchase tickets by check/cash, contact Jim Browne (jimbrownejr@gmail.com) or Mary Ellen Murphy (chairman@stpatsparade.com). Tickets should be purchased by March 2. 
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*03/10/2019 Worcester St. Patrick’s Parade with Jim McGovern & Joe Petty*
Sunday, March 10, 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Corner of Mill Street and Park Ave., 633 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
Join Congressman Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe Petty and the McInerney School of Irish Dance in the 2019 Worcester County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Meet on the corner of Mill Street and Park Ave around 11:30 AM. You can sign up ahead of time at https://secure.ngpvan.com/lZRztQxOM0qGRoQdyHYJqw2?fbclid=IwAR0o6xzA3gdbJlkid5VWmGN8VLVF1swg3yeWovVBfTzEmwrDqsqpSf0sMj8 
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03/10/2019 Presentation on Ranked Choice Voting
Sunday, March 10, 3 – 5 PM
Bemis Hall Second Floor Auditorium, 15 Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773
Hosted by the Lincoln Democratic Town Committee. Jim Henderson, Board Member and Legal Counsel for Voter Choice Massachusetts, will be presenting. Open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/1308594375947523/ 
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03/12/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 7 PM
Room 110, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information. 
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03/12/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, March 12, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 
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03/12/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Topic: State Legislature Night. Join Wellesley Dems for a conversation with Representative Alice Peisch, Senator Becca Rausch, and Senator Cindy Creem. RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org
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03/12/2019 Mansfield Dems Panel: Area Women in Politics – NEW DATE
Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture, 288 North Main Street, Mansfield
The Outreach Committee of the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee is proud to present the first event of a very dynamic speaker series – a thought provoking power panel of area elected women representatives who will share their experiences in political life from campaigns, careers, and life balance. 
The panel includes: 
– State Senator Becca Rausch, Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex District 
– State Representative Michelle DuBois, 10th Plymouth District 
– State Representative Maria Robinson, 6th Middlesex District 
– Quincy City Councilor Nina Liang, and EMERGE Executive Director 
We are very excited to host this panel of such extraordinary women. The public is enthusiastically invited. 
For more information visit our Facebook page, our website: www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfielddems@gmail.com or contact Affirmative Action and Outreach Advisor Sally Fehervari at 508-339-3145. 
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03/13/2019 Longmeadow Dems Meeting – The Green New Deal
Wednesday, March 13, 7 PM
Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow MA 01106: 
SAVE THE DATE! 
In honor of St. Patricks Day, we will be holding a panel discussion on the Democratic push for a #GreenNewDeal, a package of legislation aimed at creating green jobs and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. 
Contact: longmeadowdems@gmail.com 
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03/14/2019 Chicopee Dems
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, meghan.balakier@gmail.com 
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03/14/2019 Brockton Democratic City Committee – Legislative Reception
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 – 9 PM
Tommy Doyle’s at Sidelines, 235 East Ashland St., Brockton, MA
Brockton Democratic City Committee presents the 2nd Thomas P. Kennedy Legislative Reception, with special guest speaker and honoree receiving the Kennedy Memorial Award to be announced and awarded that evening. 
Ticket price: $25. Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250. Please RSVP by March 4 at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brocktondems.org 
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*03/14/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, March 14, 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. 
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03/16/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, March 16, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast. 
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information. 
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03/16/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, March 16, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com . 
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03/18/2019 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, March 18, 7 PM
Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net
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03/19/2019 Commonwealth Commentary Breakfast Feat. District Attorney Rachael Rollins
Tuesday, March 19, 9 – 10 AM
Prudential Center, 101 Huntington Avenue, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02199
Join the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and Blue Cross Blue Shield in our upcoming installment of the Commonwealth Commentary Breakfast Series, featuring Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. She will discuss her journey to political office and her vision for the future of Suffolk County. This event is free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commonwealth-commentary-featuring-suffolk-county-da-rachael-rollins-tickets-56439216215 
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03/19/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 
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03/19/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com . 
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03/20/2019 Register of Probate Matt McDonough’s St. Patrick’s Celebration
Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 9 PM
Mia Regazza, 1 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050
6th annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in support of Plymouth County Register of Probate Matt McDonough. There will be great food, Irish music and dance (provided by the Dunleavy, Boyle, Bremer School of Irish Dance). A fun evening of good cheer, Irish craic and laughs with new friends and old. Checks can be sent to “The Committee to Elect Matt McDonough” at 80 Washington Sq., Bldg. K, Norwell, MA 02061. 
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*03/20/2019 MelroseDems: Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
Check https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ for updates. 
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03/21/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting
Thursday, March 21, 7 PM
Bourne Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Speaker: Elizabeth Goss, of Goss Associates presenting Immigration 101, a presentation in reaction to the current conversation and propaganda surrounding immigration. 
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*03/23/2019 Rep. Tommy Vitolo Spring Social*
Saturday, March 23, 2 – 4 PM
Veteran’s Post #864, 386 Washington St., Brookline
The 2019 Brookline Spring Social will be buzzing! We will hear from Brookline High School junior Saya Ameli about the implications of the Green New Deal, both nationally and locally. Every Town-wide candidate in attendance will be introduced. 
Suggested donations: $25, $50, $100. 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brooklinespringsocial2019 
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03/24/2019 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Stonewall 50th Anniversary Event
Sunday, March 24, 3 – 5:30 PM
Location TBA
Save The Date: Join the Bay State Stonewall Democrats as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Your donation will be instrumental in supporting LGBTQ+ candidates and causes. 
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*03/25/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, March 25, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 
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*03/25/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting*
Monday, March 25, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 
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*03/26/2019 Beverly Dems: Resistance Speaks!, A Speakers Series On The Issues Of The Day *
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Gentile’s Brewing Co., 59 Park Street, Beverly
The Beverly Democratic City Committee is sponsoring this series to offer people a chance to mingle and discuss the issues in a neighborhood setting. Admission is free and all are welcome. 
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*03/28/2019 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, March 28, 7 PM
Presentation Apartments, 309 Church Street, Clinton, MA 01510
All registered Democrats are welcome to attend. Please park on Church Street. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/346447879276159/ or contact us at info@clintonmassdems.org. Find more local events at https://clintonmassdems.org/calendar/?dd 
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*03/30/2019 Attleboro 22nd Annual Southeastern Massachusetts Democratic Spring Unity Brunch*
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
This event is hosted annually by the Attleboro Democratic City Committee. This event is open to the public. Join together with city & town committee members for a morning of good food and conversation with like-minded folks. Confirmed to Date: Congressman Joe Kennedy, Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, State Rep Jim Hawkins, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, State Senators Becca Rausch & Paul Feeney, Governor’s Councilor Bob Jubinville, and Former Treasurer Steve Grossman. $20 per person. Tickets will be available at the door or purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to: Attleboro Democratic City Committee, c/o Jackie Romaniecki, Treasurer, 120 Augsburg Dr., Attleboro, MA 02703. For further information contact Ellen Parker at 508-222-3062 or Elparker2@gmail.com
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*03/30/2019 Annual Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Scholarship Breakfast*
Saturday, March 30, 10 AM
Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living, 92 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887
Enjoy a full breakfast spread and hear from your local elected officials. Tickets are $25 and available at the door and in advance by RSVPing to Chair Erika Johnson at ejohnson859@alumni.rwu.edu
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*03/31/2019 Milford Democratic Town Committee Annual Brunch*
Sunday, March 31, 11 AM – 2 PM
The Crystal Room, 49 Cedar St., Milford, MA 01757
Tickets are $25. This year honoring Milford Police Chief Tom O’Loughlin. Special guests: Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Reps. Brian Murray and Jeff Roy, and newly elected Framingham City Councilor Margareth Shephard, the first Brazilian immigrant elected to this office in the US. https://www.facebook.com/events/770419569981832/ 
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*03/31/2019 Groton Dems Meeting*
Sunday, March 31, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 
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*04/01/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting*
Monday, April 1, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month. 
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*04/03/2019 Progressive Mass Lobby Day*
Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
State House, Boston Mass
Several weeks ago, we released our 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda, and we’re ready to get to work. We’ll keep you posted throughout the next year and a half, but for now, we have a simple request. 90% of politics is just showing up. An email matters. A phone call matters more. But showing up in person has an even greater impact on your legislators. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/364889994094216/ 
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*04/04/2019 Mass Dems 2019 Chinatown Banquet*
Thursday, April 4, 6 – 8 PM
The China Pearl 9 Tyler Street Boston
Tickets $150 and up. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/chinapearl2019 
Mayor Walsh, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and MassDems Chair Gus Bickford cordially invite you to attend the second annual Chinatown Banquet. Please join us for an evening of great food and even better company to support the party’s outreach efforts to millennial and young voters. 
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*04/06/2019 2019 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference*
Saturday, April 6, 9 AM – 5 PM
Chapin Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075
Open to all self- identifying women of color across the Five­ Colleges alongside faculty, staff, and community members. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Going Beyond Politics”, featuring keynote speakers Jossie Valentin, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and more. This conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Tickets $10; free to Mt. Holyoke College affiliates. Purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-women-of-color-trailblazers-leadership-conference-tickets-53322087800 
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*04/06/2019 College Democrats of Massachusetts Spring Convention*
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM – 4 PM
Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610
Join College Dems of Mass at Clark University for a day filled with amazing speakers, exciting EBoard elections, and lots of chapter-building opportunities. The CDM E-Board Elections form is live. File to run anytime between now and 15 days before convention using the link at https://www.facebook.com/events/729425324117642/ 
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*04/09/2019 Lexington DTC Meeting*
Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington
Contact: mecoppe@gmail.com 
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*04/10/2019 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting w/Cong. Candidate Dr. Mohammad Dar*
Wednesday, April 10, 7 PM
Bridgewater Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater
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04/28/2019 Longmeadow Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast 
Sunday, April 28, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road Longmeadow, MA 01106.
SAVE THE DATE 
Join the LDTC for our annual Democrat of the Year Brunch held at Twin Hills Country Club. Tickets will be available soon! 
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04/28/2019 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John Buckley’s 2019 Annual Spring Breakfast
Sunday, April 28, 10 AM – Noon 
The Meadow Brook Restaurant, 1486 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson, 02341
Tickets $25.00 per person; Sponsorships: Gold $100, Silver $75, Bronze $50. Guest Speakers: Democratic Candidates for Office. For further information, call Pamela Berry at (781)-871-1510. 
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04/28/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM
Bertucci’s, 15 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Save the date. Check for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/497482030780526/ 
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05/05/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Brunch
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM
Elks, Gloucester
Save the Date! 
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee has set the date for its annual fundraising brunch. 
Contact: Karen Neva Bell. kbellbassrocks@gmail.com 
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05/18/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Convention
Saturday, May 18, 9 AM – 5 PM
Location TBA
Save the date. More details will be forthcoming, and will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/events/500588227015270/ as the event comes together. The Young Democrats of Massachusetts Convention is the largest gathering of the organization, where young progressives can hear from a number of party leaders, elected officials, and policy advocates. There will also be plenty of time to network with fellow young Democrats. 
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09/14/2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, September 14, 8 AM
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
2019 Convention: September 14, MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA 
Watch MassDems.org for details. 
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