November 1, 2019/Weekly Column

GOTV Weekend! Canvassing & More.

Dear Democrats,

Municipal elections are only FOUR days away! These elections have direct effects on communities across the Commonwealth and issues like investing in public education and protecting immigrant communities are all on the ballot this Tuesday, November 5th. It’s essential that we elect strong, Democratic leaders who will stand up for our values and fight for their communities. 

Democrats across this Commonwealth need your help with phone banking, canvassing, and more! Reach out to a campaign in your community or check out this list of critical races to consider volunteering for. If you’re not able to volunteer, it only takes a few minutes to post on social media and reach out to your friends and family to raise awareness about the elections!

Lastly, if your municipality has elections, make sure you and your family know when, where, how, and with whom you’ll vote on election day. What’s your plan to vote? Make one today and share it on social media. Help your friends and family make a plan, too!

Happy GOTV weekend, and let’s elect some Democrats this Tuesday! 

Sincerely,

Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party 

Special Message form Kate Donaghue, Editor Emeritus
A new look for the Dispatch! 
 
In 2004 Pace Willisson offered to help me with the Democratic Dispatch. I can honestly say that this decision was arguably life changing for both of us for reasons that I won’t go into. One of the first things that Pace did was write the software that we have used since that time! Pace did this as a volunteer and continued to maintain it in his “spare time.” Pace has been remarkably patient as we have transitioned the Dispatch. He is finally able to retire from the volunteer job he took on in 2004!
 
A special shout out today for Pace. 
 
And adding my thanks once again to Matt Shear for the years of work he did with me as well. And once again many thanks to the team at the Mass Democratic Party as the Dispatch has moved forward. Thanks to Chair Gus Bickford for writing the software and overseeing the transition, Patrick Coyne, Communications Manager for his leadership, Cierra DeVos, who does the day to day work and of course Veronica Martinez, who keeps everyone on track! 
 

November 5th: 2019 Municipal Elections!

November 5th, 2019 is election day for many municipalities across the Commonwealth! Be sure to make it to the polls if your city/town has an election, and spread the word to your family and friends! And keep in mind that polling locations run on different schedules depending on the municipality. Check here to see all cities/towns holding elections and the hours that polls are open for each. 

If you have questions about voting, contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections and Voting Division at this toll-free number: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683). You can also email the at elections@sec.state.ma.us If you have further questions, contact the MassDems office at 617-939-0800 or at contact@massdems.org 
 

Ideas for Committees: Nomination Papers!

As a reminder, the deadline to submit nomination papers to your local board of registrars or election commissioners is Friday, November 8th, 2019. Once approved by local officials, you must then file them with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. Looking for more information about the DTC nomination paper process? The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website has a 2020 elections brochure and nomination paper check-list that you can check out! If you have any further questions or concerns about this process, you can call the MassDems office at (617) 939-0800 or email the MassDems Political Director, Nigel Simon, at nigel@massdems.org!

Fri 11/01 Monthly First Friday Breakfast with the South Hadley Democrats
  *Cocktail Reception for Pittsfield Mayoral Candidate Melissa Mazzeo*
Sun 11/03 *Congressman Jim McGovern’s Annual O’Connor’s Brunch*
  South Shore Dems of the Year 2019
  *Green New Deal Town Hall in Worcester with Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Jim McGovern*
Mon 11/04 *Social Security Town Hall with Congresswoman Trahan and Congressman John Larson (CT-01)*
  Town Hall in Ipswich in Congressman Seth Moulton
  Wilmington DTC Meeting
  *Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tue 11/05 2019 Municipal Elections!
  *A Conversation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee*
  *Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
  *West Newbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
  Young Dems Meet and Greet with Sen Becca Rausch
  Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Wed 11/06 *Fundraiser for Anthony Gulluni for Hampden County District Attorney*
  *Charlestown, East Boston and North End Community Event w/ Mayor Marty Walsh*
  *Breaking the Cycle of Shame: A Reproductive Justice Forum with State Senator Becca Rausch and the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women*
  Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
  *Carlos Da Silva for County Commissioner Pre-Thanksgiving Fundraiser and Reception*
Thu 11/07 *Boston Reception for Vice President Joe Biden*
  Grafton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
  *Lexington DTC Meeting with Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin*
  Newton Dems Exec Committee Meeting
Sat 11/09 Coffee with Upton Dems
  Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
  Concord DTC Meeting: Featuring State Senator Mike Barrett
  *Dorchester, South Boston and Mattapan Community Event w/ Mayor Marty Walsh*
  Progressive Mass All-Member Meeting: Making Massachusetts Progressive Again
  *Center for Arabic Culture 2019 Gala Dinner with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib*
  *Pizza Party With Mike Dooley for Norfolk County Commissioner*
Sun 11/10 Meet Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) with Congresswoman Katherine Clark in Lincoln
  *Meet Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) with Congressman Moulton in Newton*
Mon 11/11 *Veterans Town Hall with Congressman Seth Moulton*
  Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting with Congresswoman Katherine Clark
  Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tue 11/12 *Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting *
  Wellesley DTC November Meeting
  Stow Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wed 11/13 Fall Democratic State Committee Meeting
  Belmont DTC November Meeting
  *Campaign Kickoff for Lisa Peterson for MA-6*
Thu 11/14 Mass Alliance Celebration of Progressive Champions Western MA with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
  Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Sat 11/16 *Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour*
  Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
  *Springfield Ward 2 Dems Committee Meeting*
Sun 11/17 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch
Tue 11/19 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
  *Reception for Jimmy Coughlin for Norfolk County Sheriff*
  *Lowell DCC Meeting*
  *Mansfield Monthly Democratic Town Committee*
Thu 11/21 Mass Alliance 2019 Boston Celebration of Progressive Champions
  Post-Election Wrap-Up with the Waltham Democratic City Committee
Sat 11/23 *Springfield Ward 8 DCC Committee Monthly Meeting*
Sun 11/24 *Groton DTC “Friend-raiser” with State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy*
Mon 11/25 *Pizza and Politics with the Sterling Democrats*
Sun 12/01 Belmont DTC Jingle with Tingle Fundraiser
Tue 12/17 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting

Event details:

11/1/2019 Monthly First Friday Breakfast with the South Hadley Democrats
Friday, November 1, 7:30 – 9 AM
Tailgate Picnic Deli at the Village Commons, 7 College Street, South Hadley
Join the South Hadley Democratic Town Committee for coffee, conversation and carbs (they supply the pastries). Drop in between 7:30-9:00am-ish; newcomers are welcomed. Park and enter from the rear lot. Details: https://southhadleydemocrats.blogspot.com/2019/09/september-2019.html [back]

*11/1/2019 Cocktail Reception for Pittsfield Mayoral Candidate Melissa Mazzeo*
Friday, November 1, 5 – 9 PM
Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Rd, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
Hors d’oeuvres provided by Mazzeo’s Ristorante. Suggested donation: $50. Text to RSVP (413) 822-1699 or Email: beaudoin44@msn.com Details; https://www.facebook.com/events/540201713192262/ [back]

*11/3/2019 Congressman Jim McGovern’s Annual O’Connor’s Brunch*
Sunday, November 3, 9 – 11 AM
O’Connor’s Restaurant, 1160 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
Join Congressman McGovern for his Annual Irish Brunch. $25 per person – Full buffet will be served. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/oconnors2019 Checks payable to: Re-Elect McGovern Committee, PO Box 60405. Worcester, MA 01606. Kindly RSVP by calling 508-795-1998 or emailing rsvp@jimmcgovern.com.  [back]

11/3/2019 South Shore Dems of the Year 2019
Sunday, November 3, 10:30 – 1 PM
South Shore Country Club, 274 South St, Hingham, MA
Please join the South Shore Democratic Caucus PAC for the 2019 Democrat of the Year Breakfast. They will be honoring the following activists for their commitment and contributions to our Democratic values and campaigns: Weymouth: Lee Godbout (in memoriam); Cohasset: Ashley Colleary; Duxbury: Mary Pat Dodge; Hingham: Meg Glazer; Hull: Christine Jauregui; Marshfield: Sean Costello; Norwell: Alison Demong; Scituate: Cynthia Medeiros. Tickets must be purchased in advance and they always sell out ahead of the event – no tickets at the door, sorry! Purchase here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/doy19 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394360590712624/ [back]

*11/3/2019 Green New Deal Town Hall in Worcester with Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Jim McGovern*
Sunday, November 3, 2 – 3 PM
Atwood Hall, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
Senator Markey and Representative McGovern invite you to join them in Worcester for a town hall discussion on the Green New Deal and more. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/342353353238794/ [back]

*11/4/2019 Social Security Town Hall with Congresswoman Trahan and Congressman John Larson (CT-01)*
Monday, November 4, 11 AM
Haverhill Council on Aging, 10 Welcome Street, Haverhill
Join Congresswoman Lori Trahan and special guest Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee, Congressman John Larson (CT-1) for a for Social Security Constituent Town Hall meeting. The will discuss the Social Security 2100 Act & other priorities for seniors. Though not required, they suggest RSVPing by calling 978-459-0101 or emailing Vladimir.saldana@mail.house.gov. Questions: (978) 459-0101. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419082235473327/ [back]

11/4/2019 Town Hall in Ipswich in Congressman Seth Moulton
Monday, November 4, 7 – 8 PM
Winthrop Elementary School, 65 Central St, Ipswich
Join Congressman Seth Moulton for a meet and greet. He will listen, take your questions, and share with you what he is working on in Congress. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3041167255899439/ [back]

11/4/2019 Wilmington DTC Meeting
Monday, November 4, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
Details: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems/ [back]

*11/4/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, November 4, 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 https://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. [back]

11/5/2019 2019 Municipal Elections!
Tuesday, November 5, 7 – 8 PM

Be sure to make it to the polls if your city/town has an election, and spread the word to your family and friends! Polling locations run on different schedules depending on your municipality. Check here to see all cities/towns holding elections and the hours that polls are open for each: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemuniele/munieleidx.htm If you have questions about voting contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections and Voting Division: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) (toll free number) or at elections@sec.state.ma.us If you have further questions, contact the MassDems office at 617-939-0800 or at contact@massdems.org [back]

*11/5/2019 A Conversation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee*
Tuesday, November 5, 6 PM
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-barbara-lee-tickets-77369292637 [back]

*11/5/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, November 5, 7 PM
Medway Library (Cole Room), 26 High St, Medway
Guest speaker Michael Ansara will present an overview of the DNC’s Organizing Corps 2020 group.  The committee will also discuss the Plastic Bag ban vote at Town Meeting and finalize the committee nomination papers. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/757632271346570/ Contact: email@medwaydemocrats.org [back]

*11/5/2019 West Newbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, November 5, 7 PM
The Annex 381 Main Street West Newbury, MA
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11/5/2019 Young Dems Meet and Greet with Sen Becca Rausch
Tuesday, November 5, 7 – 10 PM
Eagle Brook Saloon 258 Dedham St, Norfolk
Q&A with Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex Senator Becca Rausch. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2566403143381172/ [back]

11/5/2019 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 – 9 PM
Wrentham Senior Center, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093
All voters (and soon to be voters) are welcome! Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected. Those who are thinking about running for office as a Democrat, who want to meet Democrats running for office, or who are concerned about specific issues are encouraged to attend. Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/10. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/761063740913682/ [back]

*11/6/2019 Fundraiser for Anthony Gulluni for Hampden County District Attorney*
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7 PM
Nadim’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 1390 Main St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
Joe Bernard, Michael Chernick and Mark Albano invite you to attend a campaign fundraiser for Anthony Gulluni for DA. Suggested donation: $100, $250, $500. Please make checks payable to “The Committee to Elect Anthony Gulluni” Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/454047641913446/ [back]

*11/6/2019 Charlestown, East Boston and North End Community Event w/ Mayor Marty Walsh*
Wednesday, November 6, 6 – 8 PM
Knights of Columbus Council #62, 545 Medford St, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129
Join your neighbors and friends from East Boston, North End, and Charlestown for a community event with Mayor Martin J. Walsh. RSVP: https://www.martywalsh.org/EB Contact: info@martywalsh.org [back]

*11/6/2019 Breaking the Cycle of Shame: A Reproductive Justice Forum with State Senator Becca Rausch and the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women*
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 – 9 PM
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492
This evening will consist of a panel with local reproductive justice advocates, tabling of local advocacy organizations, and an opportunity to take action with your local elected officials. RSVP and details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-the-cycle-of-shame-a-reproductive-justice-forum-tickets-72739021371Questions: metrowestcommission@gmail.com or evan.berry@masenate.gov  [back]

11/6/2019 Barnstable Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 7 – 8 PM
Hyannis Youth and Community Center 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis
Join the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee to discuss local, state, and national issues that relate to the Democratic Party. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/928802870817384/ [back]

*11/6/2019 Carlos Da Silva for County Commissioner Pre-Thanksgiving Fundraiser and Reception*
Wednesday, November 6, 7 PM
Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge Rt 3A—88 Chief Cushing Hwy, Hingham
The Committee to elect Carlos Da Silva invites you to join them for a meet and greet with Carlos Da Silva, candidate for Plymouth County Commissioner. Enjoy delicious appetizers, cash bar and more! All donations are greatly appreciated. Please go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/carlos4commissioner or make checks payable to: Committee to Elect Carlos Da Silva c/o Rita Da Silva, Treasurer, 5 Taurasi Road, Hingham, MA 02043 – RSVP:  carlosforcommissioner@gmail.com – 781-738-4312 [back]

*11/7/2019 Boston Reception for Vice President Joe Biden*
Thursday, November 7, 6 PM
RSVP for address
Join Vice President Biden in Boston for a reception, multiple ticket levels are available. To contribute online, visit: http://bit.ly/3208Wti Please make checks payable to “Biden for President” PO Box 58174 Philadelphia, PA 19102. RSVP and more info: Justin Brennan Jbrennan@joebiden.com or 202.351.1684 [back]

11/7/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 7 – 9 PM
Grafton Municipal Center, Room E, 30 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519
Business meeting, generally the first Thursday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. Additionally, the Grafton DTC Coffee Hour on 10/19 has been cancelled. [back]

*11/7/2019 Lexington DTC Meeting with Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin*
Thursday, November 7, 7 – 8 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington 02421
The Lexington DTC is pleased to welcome the Commonwealth’s Secretary of State Bill Galvin for their November meeting. The Secretary will discuss his role as the state’s point person for the 2020 US Census as well as the challenges ahead in the 2020 elections. It is sure to be an interesting and informative event. Free and open to the public. Contact: lexington.dtc@gmail.com [back]

11/7/2019 Newton Dems Exec Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 – 9 PM
Women’s Club, 72 Columbus Street, Newton
Regular meeting of the Newton Dems executive committee whose members include Ward and City Committee officers. All are welcome. Open to the public. Details: https://newtondems.org/calendar/jul2019-meeting-fcm67-2z9jd [back]

11/9/2019 Coffee with Upton Dems
Saturday, November 9, 9 – 10 AM
Breakfast at Stephanie’s, 3 Farm Street, Upton
Join the Upton Democratic Town Committee for breakfast and coffee in town. Come for informal chats, to make connections and to have fun with members of our community. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402239197328632/ [back]

11/9/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, November 9, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/426144781299838/ [back]

11/9/2019 Concord DTC Meeting: Featuring State Senator Mike Barrett
Saturday, November 9, 10 – 11 PM
Concord Library-Fowler Branch, 1322 Main St, Concord
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/705029946629912/ [back]

*11/9/2019 Dorchester, South Boston and Mattapan Community Event w/ Mayor Marty Walsh*
Saturday, November 9, 10 – 12 PM
Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St, Boston, Massachusetts 02124
Please join your neighbors and friends from Dorchester, Mattapan, and South Boston for a community event with Mayor Martin J. Walsh. RSVP: https://www.martywalsh.org/DOT Contact: info@martywalsh.org [back]

11/9/2019 Progressive Mass All-Member Meeting: Making Massachusetts Progressive Again
Saturday, November 9, 12:30 – 4 PM
Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Save the Date! Join with other activists from across the state for the first Progressive Mass all-member meeting in several years. Speakers for the panels include: Sen. Becca Rausch, Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Tami Gouveia, Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, Merrie Najimy (Mass Teacher Association), Deb Pasternak (Mass Sierra Club), Mare-Frances Rivera (MassBudget), and Dalida Rocha (SEIU 32BJ).@@ The Congregational Church of Needham offers free parking. It is also a short walk from the Needham Center commuter rail stop and accessible via a 15-minute bus ride on the 56 from Newton Highlands MBTA stop. All are welcome. Dues-paying members will vote that morning on new bylaws and new board members. Contact: issues@progressivemass.com Details and registration: https://www.progressivemass.com/2019-member-meeting [back]

*11/9/2019 Center for Arabic Culture 2019 Gala Dinner with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib*
Saturday, November 9, 7 PM
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, 101 Harborside Drive Boston
The evening includes a reception, seated dinner, auction items, and dancing with DJ Thaer Badr. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/374158583256921 [back]

*11/9/2019 Pizza Party With Mike Dooley for Norfolk County Commissioner*
Saturday, November 9, 7 PM
RSVP for Address
Please join Mike Dooley for his kickoff pizza party. Get to know Mike, the staff, and more about their campaign. Donations are greatly appreciated. RSVP to mike4norfolk@gmail.com, or message them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1357699417727749/ To make a donation visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mike4norfolk [back]

11/10/2019 Meet Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) with Congresswoman Katherine Clark in Lincoln
Sunday, November 10, 2 – 4 PM
Home in Lincoln
A former CIA agent, Congresswoman Spanberger was one of the seven “Security Democrats” whose Washington Post op-ed was influential in launching the House impeachment inquiry. She has already been targeted by the Republican Congressional Committee. Help her hold this important seat and maintain the Democratic majority in the House! Donate and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier19spanbergerlincoln [back]

*11/10/2019 Meet Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) with Congressman Moulton in Newton*
Sunday, November 10, 5 – 7 PM
Home in Newton
A former CIA agent, Congresswoman Spanberger was one of the seven “Security Democrats” whose Washington Post op-ed was influential in launching the House impeachment inquiry. She has already been targeted by the Republican Congressional Committee. Help her hold this important seat and maintain the Democratic majority in the House! Donate and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier19spanberger [back]

*11/11/2019 Veterans Town Hall with Congressman Seth Moulton*
Monday, November 11, 6 – 8 PM
Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960
This town hall with Congressman Moulton is a chance for veterans to share their stories with other veterans and help non-veterans begin to understand their experiences. Details: https://moulton.house.gov/services/veterans-town-hall/ [back]

11/11/2019 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Meeting with Congresswoman Katherine Clark
Monday, November 11, 7 – 9 PM
University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Description:Congresswoman Katherine Clark talks to the CDCC about impeachment. Note the change of date! Contact: cambridgedems@gmail.com [back]

11/11/2019 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, November 11, 7 – 8 PM
The Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin
The meeting lasts from 7 PM to 8:30 PM with networking from 8:30 PM to 9 PM. All are welcome. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/722887531410982/ [back]

*11/12/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting *
Tuesday, November 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.@@ [back]

11/12/2019 Wellesley DTC November Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Needham resident and DTC member Heather Yountz was part of a team of five legal professionals who traveled to Tijuana for five days early this year to provide legal services through Al Otro Lado. She will talk about her time in Tijuana as well as her work as an immigration lawyer in MA. 7pm Social Hour, 7:30pm Business Meeting, 8pm Presentation. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/immigration-law [back]

11/12/2019 Stow Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 PM
Randall Library,19 Crescent St, Stow, Massachusetts 01775
Monthly meeting of the Stow DTC. https://www.facebook.com/events/476714259588319/ [back]

11/13/2019 Fall Democratic State Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM
IBEW Local 103: 256 Freeport St Dorchester, Boston
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee is holding their Fall meeting. Refreshments are at 6:00 pm and the meeting begins at 7:00 pm. More details and information: https://massdems.org/your-party/state-committee/ [back]

11/13/2019 Belmont DTC November Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 PM
Belmont Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Select Board Room, 455 Concord Ave. Belmont, MA
Refreshments at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7:00pm. Guest Speaker Greg Dennis from Rank Choice Voting with mock election to further educate folks on Rank Choice Voting more info: https://www.voterchoicema.org/. Contact: http://belmontdemocrats.org/contact/ Details: http://belmontdemocrats.org/event/november-13-bdtc-meeting/ [back]

*11/13/2019 Campaign Kickoff for Lisa Peterson for MA-6*
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8 PM
Root, 35 Congress Street, Suite 2350, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Join Salem City Councilor Lisa Peterson as she kicks off her campaign for Congress. Please RSVP and purchase a ticket here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lisacampaignkickoff Doors open at 6:30PM. Questions: Kalen@lisapeterson2020.com [back]

11/14/2019 Mass Alliance Celebration of Progressive Champions Western MA with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
Thursday, November 14, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP for Address
Celebrate progressive champions, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020 with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa! Tickets: $30. We can’t wait to see you there! Please email martha@massalliance.org to RSVP, receive the location, or with any questions. Additionally email Martha to receive a discounted student or activist ticket rate. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/514896122415166/ Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNjY= [back]

11/14/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 7 – 8 PM
Logan Auditorium of Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree
Join the Braintree Dems for their monthly meeting. They will be discussing the results of the local election and introducing candidates running for Norfolk County offices in 2020.  https://www.braintreedems.org/events [back]

*11/16/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour*
Saturday, November 16, 9 – 10 AM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 0153
Informal coffee hour, generally the third Saturday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info [back]

11/16/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 10 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. [back]

*11/16/2019 Springfield Ward 2 Dems Committee Meeting*
Saturday, November 16, 11 AM
Cityline Cafe Springfield, 9 Rimmon Ave, Springfield
The Ward 2 committee will be holding biennial elections for officers and adapting the sample bylaws they adopted two years ago when the committee was organized. They’ll also be discussing plans to begin canvassing active Democratic voters in the ward to introduce them to the committee ahead of the 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/990152844650788/ [back]

11/17/2019 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 – 12 PM
The Residence at Orchard Grove, 258 Walnut Street, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Please join the Shrewsbury DTC this year as they honor Kathleen M. Keohane (The Mary Jordalen Award for Distinguished Service), Mark Adler (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Mary Colby (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Emma Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), Thomas Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), and Max German (Outstanding Youth Award). Individual Event Tickets $40, various sponsorship levels also available. RSVP by 11/3. Tickets, sponsorship details, and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rooseveltshrewsbury [back]

11/19/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, AM
First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September through July. Contact: Ward5Boston@gmail.com Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/17 [back]

*11/19/2019 Reception for Jimmy Coughlin for Norfolk County Sheriff*
Tuesday, November 19, 5 – 6 PM
Bella Costa Ristorante, 147 Cochituate Road, Framingham, Massachusetts
Join the MA COA PAC & Fmr. Worcester County Sheriff Guy W. Glodis for a reception honors Jimmy Coughlin. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the door. Please make checks payable to CTE James Coughlin for Sheriff, 36 Netta Road, Dedham, MA 02026. Contributions can be made online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-jimmy-coughlin-1 [back]

*11/19/2019 Lowell DCC Meeting*
Tuesday, November 19, 7 PM
East End Club, 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net [back]

*11/19/2019 Mansfield Monthly Democratic Town Committee*
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Mansfield Public Library 255 Hope St, Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048
Guest Speaker: Former State Treasurer Steve Grossman, representing the Presidential Campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The public is invited to all meetings and events. Mansfield area Democrats are especially welcome. More information: www.mansfielddems.org Contact: mansfielddems@gmail.com or Chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337745350444299/ [back]

11/21/2019 Mass Alliance 2019 Boston Celebration of Progressive Champions
Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 8 PM
TBA
Celebrate progressive champions and victories after the 2019 municipal elections, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020! Tickets: $50. Limited number of $35 tickets available for Activists/Students etc. upon request (email martha@massalliance.org to request a ticket). Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNDI=RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/753135768461175/ [back]

11/21/2019 Post-Election Wrap-Up with the Waltham Democratic City Committee
Thursday, November 21, 7 – 9 PM
Waltham Democratic City Committee 52 Tolman Street, Waltham
Come share wrap-up on the latest election cycle and hear from Senate Candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan. Remaining 2019 meetings: 12/19. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362637220579356/ [back]

*11/23/2019 Springfield Ward 8 DCC Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, November 23, 10 – 11 AM
117 Main St, Indian Orchard, Springfield
The Springfield Ward 8 Democrats monthly meeting will be held on a regular basis every 4th Saturday of the month. Details:https://www.facebook.com/events/488868624985145/ @@ [back]

*11/24/2019 Groton DTC “Friend-raiser” with State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy*
Sunday, November 24, 4 – 6 PM
Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main Street, Groton
State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Edward Kennedy will be discussing the environmental bills filed this year and what can be done at the municipal level and by local activists to promote environmental issues. This event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com@@ https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ @@ https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee@@ [back]

*11/25/2019 Pizza and Politics with the Sterling Democrats*
Monday, November 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Sterling Senior Center, 36 Muddy Pond Road, Sterling
Pizza and refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Sterling Democratic Committee and their commitment to serving the community. Bring your family and friends and get to know the committee over their other commitment of serving delicious pizza. Contact: Fionuala Dullea at 978-333-2348 or griffonlula@gmail.com  [back]

12/1/2019 Belmont DTC Jingle with Tingle Fundraiser
Sunday, December 1, 5 – 7 PM
TBA
Save the Date! Renowned comic, candidate and actor Jimmy Tingle, will perform at the BDTC’s first annual December fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Belmont High School seniors. Details to come.   [back]

12/17/2019 Boston Ward 5 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 17, AM
First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September through July. Contact: Ward5Boston@gmail.com [back]