February 15, 2019/Weekly Column

Greetings From DC – New Events and More

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

I am in Washington DC representing Massachusetts at the Democratic National Committee meeting. It is always energizing to be with so many committed Democrats. Hearing news coming from the White House just a few miles away has a different feeling. Being here with other Democrats emphasizes the power that we have to make change. 

I have added some information on the Democratic Campaign Institute coming up in March. This is always a good event. Check it out. 

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

 

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/ 

Information for Committees – Convention Update
The Democratic State Committee voted on the date and site for the 2019 Convention, as well as the Method of Selecting Delegates. 
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 

 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Stephen Colbert – Trump installed a $50,000 golf simulator in the White House. Sorry Mar-a-Lago, but you should’ve known the president would cheat on you too. 
Tea Pain – What the White House really needs is a “Democracy Simulator.” 

Event details:

02/15/2019 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast
Friday, February 15, 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
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02/15/2019 Speaker Robert DeLeo at Salem State University
Friday, February 15, 8 – 9 AM
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA 01970
Speaker Robert DeLeo of the Massachusetts House of Representatives will provide an update of the legislative progress and priorities. This event is free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-shore-alliance-policymaker-series-tickets-53311332631 
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02/15/2019 Sterling and Clinton Dems – Drinking Liberally
Friday, February 15, 7 – 10 PM
The Old Timer Restaurant, 155 Church St., Clinton, MA 01510
Please join the Towns of Sterling and Clinton Democrat Committee as we restart our monthly “Drinking Liberally” event, where we discuss important topics affecting our country and who we are as a nation. Come and expand your network, and meet new friends. Arrive early or late, it doesn’t matter. Early attendees, please try to get a large table for at least 12. 
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02/16/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, February 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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02/16/2019 Gloucester Dems – America Interrupted
Saturday, February 16, 9 – 10:30 AM
The Cape Ann Cinema and Stage 21 Main Street Gloucester
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee will begin holding a series of Saturday morning discussions entitled “America, Interrupted” . The goal of America, Interrupted is to offer a safe space to talk about how Democrats can win the presidential election in 2020 and begin to heal the divides in our country. 
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*02/16/2019 Waffles with Wally – Fundraiser for Matt Wally*
Saturday, February 16, 9 – 11 AM
City Bar and Grille, 395 Chandler Street, Worcester
Come support Worcester District 5 City Councilor as we head into 2019. Waffles, eggs, and coffee will be served by District 5’s newest restaurant, City Bar and Grille (located at the former Cafe’ Espresso location). Family friendly event. $25 Suggested Donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/302748963923397/ 
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02/16/2019 Amesbury Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 16, 10 – 11:30 AM
Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm St., Amesbury, MA 01913
All welcome to our open meeting. We plan to discuss our upcoming campaign, calendar of events including the caucus and reorganization. The time is changed to 1000 am. Please take note. Coffee and donuts will be available.https://www.facebook.com/events/407341293372911/ 
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02/16/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 16, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Our guest speaker will be Former State Representative Cleon Turner. Cleon will bring us up to date on the new DY school, where the litigation filed with the court by the Yarmouth Selectman stands, and how this could impact the state funding for this project. 
Bob Isadore velore20@gmail.com 508-362-1696 
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02/16/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Chapter Meeting
Saturday, February 16, 3 PM
El Taller, 275 Essex St., Lawrence, MA 01840
Join likeminded young Democrats in advancing progressive ideals and policies, encouraging youth participation in politics, supporting the electoral efforts of Democrats running for office, and discussing the important issues facing our region, state, and nation. 
All Democrats from Amesbury, Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, West Newbury, Westford, and Wilmington, under the age of 36 are eligible to be members, but all are welcome to attend. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/335431050400554/ 
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02/18/2019 Harwich Democratic Town Committee 20th Annual JFK Presidents Day Brunch
Monday, February 18, 10 AM – Noon 
400 East Restaurant, 1421 Orleans Road (Rt 39), East Harwich, MA 02645
Confirmed speakers: Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Sarah Peake. This year’s awardees will be: Elizabeth Harder, Mabel Canto Democrat of the Year, and Chris Joyce, James Noonan Community Service Award. $25 per person. Seating is limited. RSVP by Feb 11 to: madawaskamarvel@gmail.com or 774-408-7357. 
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*02/18/2019 Greater Boston Young Democrats Chapter Meeting*
Monday, February 18, 7 – 8:30 PM
11 Beacon St, 4th Fl, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
For more see https://www.facebook.com/pg/GBYoungDems/ 
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02/19/2019 Boston Ward 4 Dems February Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 6 – 8 PM
South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118
The Ward 4 Dems will be hearing from Liza Ryan of the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Enid Eckstein from the PILOT working group, and local elected officials. Email ward4dems@gmail.com with any questions. 
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02/19/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, February 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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*02/19/2019 Boston Ward 5 Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, February 19, 7 PM
First Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston
Our agenda includes Sen. Brownsberger, Rep Tyler and Councilor Flynn speaking to us about their agendas for the year ahead. We will also be reviewing the proposed amendments to the Ward 5 Democratic Committee By-Laws as drafted by our industrious Bylaws Subcommittee. We won’t be voting on them, but we will be reading through the proposals and discussing them. 
Contact: ward5boston@gmail.com . 
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*02/19/2019 Upton Dems Kick-Off 2019 Get Together*
Tuesday, February 19, 7 – 9 PM
Upton Rose Garden, 16 Milford St., Upton, MA 01568
Come join members of the Upton Democratic Committee, invited guests and Democrats from neighboring towns for some good discussion and ideas to get more involved with Democrats in our area in 2019. See https://www.facebook.com/events/397793810955673/ 
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*02/19/2019 Stow Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, February 19, 7 PM
Randall Library, Stow MA
Main topics : May 15 forum on rank choice voting, Springfest. 
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*02/20/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, February 20, 7 PM
TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
Contact: Email@medwaydemocrats.org . 
Rescheduled as a result of inclement weather. 
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02/20/2019 Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, February 20, 7 PM
Merritt Center, Market Street, Lynnfield. 
https://www.facebook.com/lynnfielddems/ 
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*02/21/2019 Ranked Choice Voting: Can it Help Elect More Women?*
Thursday, February 21, 6 – 7:30 PM
Non-Profit Center 1st floor Community Room, 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111
Join the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, to learn more about ranked choice voting and how it might change elections in the Commonwealth. Speakers: State Senator Becca Rausch; Adam Friedman, Executive Director of Voter Choice Massachusetts; and Eneida Roman, Co-Founder of the Latina Circle & Amplify Latinx. This is an educational opportunity open to the public for free, but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ranked-choice-voting-can-it-help-elect-more-women-tickets-55713296971 
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02/21/2019 Hopkinton Dems Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St, Hopkinton
Starting this month, we will be hearing from people running for local office in May. Other items to note: At this month’s meeting, we are helping Bay Cove Human Services, where Muriel Kramer is Program Director. Please bring a $5 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, or other inexpensive restaurant that serves a hot breakfast. Or just bring $5 and we will purchase the card for you. Warm socks, gloves, and hats are also appreciated. 
https://hopkintondemocrats.org/ 
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02/21/2019 Sturbridge Dems: Pub, Pizza, and Politics
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 PM
Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566
Please join the Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) at our first Pub, Pizza, and Politics event of 2019. Come meet, mingle and network with local progressives in a friendly, casual atmosphere. For more information please contact David Mitchell (Chair) at waterfront2828@gmail.com
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02/21/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 7 PM
Bourne Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Speaker: Representative from MassCare – the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care. 
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02/21/2019 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 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/719870308394407/ or contact us at info@clintonmassdems.org. Find more local events at https://clintonmassdems.org/calendar/?dd 
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*02/21/2019 Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, February 21, 7 PM
Hollis room, 3rd Floor of Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle
Topic: Tami Gouveia joins us to talk about legislation. 
Latest committee calendar: https://www.carlisledems.org/calendar. 
Co-chairs: Nancy Kronenberg, nancyCDTC@rosepath.com, Bob Wallhagen, Rwallhagen@aol.com 
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*02/21/2019 Waltham Dems Meeting*
Thursday, February 21, 7 PM
Clark Government Center Building
Contact watchcitydems@gmail.com for more information if needed. 
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*02/21/2019 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, February 21, 7 – 8 PM
Sudbury Grange Hall, 2nd Floor, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury
Regular monthly meeting of the Sudbury Democratic Town Committee. Meeting is open to the public, and all are cordially invited. The Grange Hall facility is accessible to those with physical challenges. Ample parking behind the Grange. Dates for the 2019 Democratic Town Caucus will be discussed and decided. For more information please contact John Riordan, Chair at 978-460-1575 or go to www.facebook.com/groups/SudburyMADems 
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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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02/24/2019 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 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 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 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: Representative from the Presidential Exploratory Campaign for Elizabeth Warren 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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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 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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03/07/2019 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 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 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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03/16/2019 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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*03/21/2019 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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03/24/2019 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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03/30/2019 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: Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, State Rep Jim Hawkins, 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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03/31/2019 Milford Democratic Town Committee’s Candidates Brunch
Sunday, March 31, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The Crystal Room, 49 Cedar St., Milford, MA 01757
Join your fellow Democrats to meet the candidates for local office, and raise money for scholarships and other outreach efforts. https://www.facebook.com/events/770419569981832/ 
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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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