June 29, 2018/Weekly Column

Fourth of July Week Edition – 06/29/2018

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Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats,

In the wake of Trump’s continued inhumane practice of separating families at the border, thousands are rising up all over the nation in protest. See the box below for information on how you can take part.

I just returned from DC where I volunteered as a mentor as the annual gathering of the High School Democrats of America. These young people are literally inspirational. I continue to be impressed by what they are accomplishing. I like to say that they are not simply the leaders of tomorrow; they are leaders today!

As Independence Day draws closer, think about the actions that the colonists took and why. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get comfortable talking about your values and why you are a Democrat.

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.

Together and Free: Rally Against Family Separation
Consider attending rallies to protest President Trump’s separation of families and actions to deport immigrants being held this Saturday in Massachusetts and across the nation….”Together and Free: Rally Against Family Separation.
11am Boston City Hall: march to Boston Common for 12:30 rally.
11am New Bedford: Bethel AME Church.
11am Springfield: Court Square
12pm Worcester City Hall
RSVP and More Events: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/
Events: Andover, Barnstable, Belchertown, Brewster, Brookline, Buzzards Bay, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Framingham, Granville, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Harwich, Haverhill, Hyannis, Lunenburg, Mansfield, Mashpee, Nantucket, Natick, Newburyport, North Dartmouth, North Truro, Northborough, Orleans, Peabody, Pittsfield, Provincetown, Reading, Sharon,Vineyard Haven, Wellfleet, Westborough, Williamstown.

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps
If you have questions, please contact our Campaign Services Subcommittee Co-Chairs Joe Kaplan joekaplanmansfield@… and Amanda Smith abs0628@….
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 – Make Your Meeting a Picnic
Looking for a way to make your summer meeting fun and memorable? Or want to have a low key, easy to cater event? Watermelon and Hoodsies! (Ice cream cups for those not from the area.) You can meet informally in a park or someone’s yard as part of a regular business meeting. Or you can make it a summer afternoon event without the hassle of grills and plates and forks. You do need spoons and a knife for cutting the watermelon. You can turn a meeting at your regular meeting room into an indoor picnic! Easy fun and affordable!

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

Sat 06/30 *Jim McGovern Coffee with your Congressman in Leicester*
North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Summer BBQ
*House Party for CD3 candidate Dan Koh*
*John Bradley for Plymouth County District Attorney*
*Alexandra Chandler for Congress Meet and Greet in Acton*
Sun 07/01 *Josh Zakim Meet & Greet in Lowell*
Mon 07/02 *Tami Gouveia for State Rep Birthday Party and Office Opening*
Thu 07/05 Jimmy Tingle Meet and Greet Fundraiser with Paula Poundstone and Barney Frank
*Ryan O’Donnell for State Senate Meet & Greet*
Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting
Sat 07/07 Medway Democratic Town Committee BBQ
*Meet & Greet with Jay Gonzalez*
Yarmouth DTC Annual BBQ
Sun 07/08 *Josh Zakim Meet and Greet*
Mon 07/09 *Rep. Ruth Balser Fundraising Reception with Special Guest Cong. Joseph P. Kennedy III*
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*
*Jay Gonzalez for Governor Fundraiser*
Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting
New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting
Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wed 07/11 *Quentin Palfrey Brockton Meet-and-Greet*
Thu 07/12 *Plymouth Meet & Greet with Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Quentin Palfrey*
State Representative Jim Hawkins Kickoff and Fundraiser
Sat 07/14 *Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Sun 07/15 Millis Democratic Town Committee Pot-Luck Picnic
Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC
Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
*Bolton Democratic Committee Meeting Picnic*
Tue 07/17 *Pepperell DTC Meeting*
*July Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats*
Political Forum for Lieutenant Governors and Secretaries of State
Newton Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge
Wed 07/18 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 Cookout With the Candidates
*Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout*
Sun 07/22 Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic
Mon 07/23 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*
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*
Thu 08/09 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue
Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic
Natick Dems Picnic
Tue 08/14 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sat 08/18 *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 *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
USMC – It’s encouraging that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was judged not by the color of her skin but by the content of her character.
Frank Conniff – I demand to see Donald Trump’s long-form civility.

Event details:

*06/30/2018 Jim McGovern Coffee with your Congressman in Leicester*
Saturday, June 30, 9 – 10 AM
Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Ave., Leicester, MA 01524
Residents of Auburn, Leicester & Millbury: Grab coffee with Congressman Jim McGovern to let him know what’s on your mind & how he can better represent you in Congress. All are welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1898978077059069/

06/30/2018 North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Summer BBQ
Saturday, June 30, Noon – 3 PM
Misty View Farm, 9 Ashley Road, North Brookfield
The North Brookfield DTC invites all Dems to join us for our First Annual Community BBQ! The day’s activities will include food, live music, a silent auction, pony rides, and an impressive list of speakers and guests, including: Jim McGovern, Anne Gobi, Joe Early, and many more! Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 15. Children under 4 are free. Please visit us at https://www.nbdemocrats.org/events to purchase tickets online and for further details, including a complete list of guests.

*06/30/2018 House Party for CD3 candidate Dan Koh*
Saturday, June 30, 1 PM
Nick DiZoglio residence at 31 Lisa Lane in Methuen

*06/30/2018 John Bradley for Plymouth County District Attorney *
Saturday, June 30, 3 PM
22 Seven Hills Rd Plymouth
John Bradley Campaign Kickoff.
John Bradley is the write-in candidate for Plymouth County District Attorney on your Democratic ballot on September 5th. He has the full support of the State Democratic Party in his bid for this seat. Please join him for his campaign kick off to learn more about his progressive vision for Plymouth County.
https://www.facebook.com/events/255262721692034/

*06/30/2018 Alexandra Chandler for Congress Meet and Greet in Acton*
Saturday, June 30, 5 – 7 PM
the home of Mike Balulescu and Sarah Staley, 65 Maple St., Acton, MA 01720
A casual, family friendly meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served. If you have questions please email Lauren Young at lauren@alexandrachandler.com or see https://www.facebook.com/events/192647588104166/

*07/01/2018 Josh Zakim Meet & Greet in Lowell*
Sunday, July 1, 10 AM – Noon
Purple Carrot Bread Co., 107 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
Come meet Josh Zakim and learn about his campaign for Secretary of State!
See https://www.facebook.com/events/1559712157487918/

*07/02/2018 Tami Gouveia for State Rep Birthday Party and Office Opening*
Monday, July 2, 7 – 8:30 PM
201 Great Rd., Acton, MA 01720
Celebrate Tami’s 44th Birthday and campaign office opening in Acton. There will be cake and light refreshments; drop in when available. This is a family friendly event. All birthday gifts for Tami can be made as contributions to the campaign. Tami will speak at 7:30 to attendees and cut the cake right after. More info and RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tamibirthday or to emily@tamigouveia.com.

07/05/2018 Jimmy Tingle Meet and Greet Fundraiser with Paula Poundstone and Barney Frank
Thursday, July 5, 5 – 7 PM
Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle! Special Guests are Paula Poundstone and Barney Frank. Suggested contribution: $75/$125/$250/$500/$1000. RSVP and donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/clubpassim or contact the campaign by email atInfo@JimmyTingle4Mass.com, or call (617) 441-0522.

*07/05/2018 Ryan O’Donnell for State Senate Meet & Greet*
Thursday, July 5, 5:30 – 7 PM
Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield, MA 01301
Ryan O’Donnell is running as a Democratic write-in candidate for State Senate. Franklin County residents are encouraged to drop by to say hello, ask questions, and share their thoughts. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served. More information at http://www.writeinryan.org/

07/05/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 5, 7 – 8 PM
135 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970

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.netKids 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
Rain date is July 8.
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.

*07/08/2018 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 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.comor 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.comor 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 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 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 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.

*07/11/2018 Quentin Palfrey Brockton Meet-and-Greet*
Wednesday, July 11, 6 – 8 PM
50 Prince St., Brockton, MA 02302
https://www.facebook.com/events/546407369168654/

*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.

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
247 Maple Street-Rte 85 Marlborough
Agenda will be posted at https://www.marlboroughdcc.org/next-meeting

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.com for more information.

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 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 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.

*07/17/2018 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 Governors and Secretaries of State
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 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 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 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 PM
17 Harris Dr., Southborough
Co-hosted by Rep. Carolyn Dykema. Save the date.

*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
APEX Center, 180 Boston Post Rd. W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Save The Date

*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

07/28/2018 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.com 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
Save the date. Meet candidates & members. 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.

08/09/2018 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!

08/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM
TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

*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.comFor 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 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).
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