December 20, 2019/Democratic Dispatch

Happy Holidays! DNC Trainings, Debates & More.

Dear Democrats,

With the backdrop of a historic impeachment vote, the debate last night once again made clear the importance of electing a Democratic President in 2020. Seven of our Democratic candidates took to the debate stage to share their vision for the future. Whether it’s healthcare, immigration, or climate change, all of our candidates are ready to take action and find solutions on day one. 

But before we can take back the White House, we have to pick our nominee first. Over the next few months, Democrats across the country will be elected as delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee, where we will formally nominate a candidate for President. If you want to be one of those Democrats, join us at one of the Delegate Trainings that we’re hosting across the Commonwealth in January.

Attendees will learn about the process to become a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, hear from past delegates about their experiences, and see presentations on the 2020 Census and “Check the Box,” our voter registration initiative. Each of the trainings are listed in the Dispatch, and they’re also compiled on our website here

If you have any questions about the trainings email Nigel Simon, our Political Director, at nigel@massdems.org or call 617-939-0800.

Happy Holidays, and see you all in 2020!

 

Sincerely,

Patrick Coyne

Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

 

Ideas for Committees

As we approach the end of the year and look towards 2020, be sure to send in your meeting schedules for the new year, once they’re finalized. We’re hoping to streamline the process next year, so that the Dispatch is more helpful to all of you! When sending in your meetings, be sure to list them as dates (as opposed to something like “the second Tuesday of each month”) so we can correctly account for holidays. Please also include an email that we can reach out to in case we need to confirm that the meeting is still happening!

 

Event details:

12/20/2019 Special Reception for MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020 with Senate President Karen Spilka
Friday, December 20, 5:30 – 7 PM
RSVP for address
Senate President Karen Spilka cordially invites you to a Special Reception on behalf of MetroWest Organizing Corps 2020. Special Guests: Governor Michael S. Dukakis and Founder of OC2020, Meg Ansara. Tickets and sponsorship levels: $50 Guest (Minimum for attendance), $100 Supporter, $250 Bronze Sponsor, $500 Silver Sponsor, $750 Gold Sponsor, and $1000+ Co-host (Introduced and listed on Invitation). Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mwoc2020 Contact: Metrowestoc2020@yahoo.com 

*12/21/2019 Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Regular Meeting*
Saturday, December 21, 11:45 – 1 PM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts 01108
Join the Ward 6 Democratic Committee for the last meeting of 2019. They’ll be discussing plans for 2020, upcoming primaries and opportunities to get involved in campaigns. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2844147442296320/ 

12/21/2019 CIDC/Dennis Democratic Town Committee Pot Luck Holiday Party
Saturday, December 21, 6 PM
The home of Kathy & John Ohman, 12 Thomas Court, Dennis, 02638
Please join the Cape & Islands Democratic Council and Dennis Democratic Town Committee at their Annual Pot Luck Holiday Party. 6:00 PM Appetizers/ 7:00 PM Dinner. RSVP with what you will bring to the event to Kathy, ohmankathy@gmail.com, 508 385-4141 

*12/30/2019 Fundraiser for State Rep. Jim O’Day*
Monday, December 30, 5:30 – 8 PM
Leo Turo’s, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Join State Rep. Jim O’Day at Leo Turo’s as they celebrate the successes of 2019 and look forward to 2020. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/993460014351723 

12/31/2019 New Year’s Eve Party with State Sen. Diana DiZoglio
Tuesday, December 31, 8 PM
The Galleria at 85 Essex Street, Haverhill
Join Sen Diana DiZoglio for a Roaring Twenties themed New Years Eve party. Suggested ticket price: $50. Sponsorships available. Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dd2020 

*1/1/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee New Year’s Day Open House*
Wednesday, January 1, 2 – 5 PM
RSVP for Address
Join the Somerville DCC to Eat, Drink and Be Merry and look forward to the new year ahead. RSVP and details: https://www.somdems.org/new_years_day_2020  

1/6/2020 Wilmington DTC Meeting
Monday, January 6, 6 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
Contact: chair@wilmingtondems.org 

1/6/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Foxborough
Monday, January 6, 6:30 – 8 PM
Foxborough Police Station McGinty Community Room, 8 Chestnut St, Foxborough, MA 02035
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/36ysFTE Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/6/2020 Needham DTC January Meeting
Monday, January 6, 7:30 PM
Needham History Center & Museum, 1147 Central Ave, Needham
Join the Needham Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Featured Speaker: Michael Morrissey, Norfolk County DA. Contact needhamdems@gmail.com 

1/7/2020 Wellesley DTC January Meeting
Tuesday, January 7, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
They will be learning about Swing Left’s efforts in Maine as well as writing postcards with Sister District to help support research on the effectiveness of post cards on GOTV efforts. 7pm Postcards and Social Hour | 7:30 Business Meeting | 8pm Presentation by SwingLeft on Maine. Contact: chair@wellesleydems.org  

*1/8/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, January 8, 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. 

*1/8/2020 January 2020 Pembroke DTC Meeting*
Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 – 8 PM
Town of Pembroke, MA Government, 100 Center St, Pembroke, Massachusetts 02359
Join the Pembroke DTC for their first meeting of 2020. They will vote on new bylaws and begin planning events and activities for the 2020 election. All are welcome. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453139495397082/ 

1/9/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Cambridge
Thursday, January 9, 7 – 8 PM
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38FHBkP Contact: (617) 939-0800  

*1/9/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, January 9, 7 – 8 PM
Logan Auditorium of Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree.
Join the Braintree Dems for their first meeting of 2020. Help them elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020!  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

1/11/2020 Ipswich DTC Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 9:30 AM
Ipswich Public Library, 25 N Main St, Ipswich
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763500397450468/ 

1/11/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Lynn
Saturday, January 11, 10 – 11 AM
Lynn Housing Authority, 10 Church St, Lynn, MA 01902
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2LSJtww Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Salem
Sunday, January 12, 12 – 1 PM
135 Lafayette Apartments, 135 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2PHA1gH Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Newton
Sunday, January 12, 3 – 4 PM
Social Restaurant, 320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2snEtsX Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 Acton-Boxborough Holiday Party and Meeting
Sunday, January 12, 4 PM
Red Raven Restaurant, 3 Nagog Park, Acton
Cash bar and suggested donation of $5 per person to help offset food costs. The party will be followed by the January monthly Acton DTC meeting. Contact: actondtc@gmail.com 

1/14/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Quincy
Tuesday, January 14, 7 – 8 PM
NAGE Office Building, 159 Thomas Burgin Pkwy, Quincy, MA 02169
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/35lEyvP Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/15/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Worcester
Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 7 PM
Rock of Salvation Church, 829 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38xCkvo Contact: (617) 939-0800 

*1/16/2020 Winter Warmup with Melissa Smith for State Representative *
Thursday, January 16, 6 – 8 PM
Precinct 10, 110 Main Street, Weymouth, Massachusetts 02188
Join Melissa Smith for a drink, apps, and good company, and warm up on a cold winter’s eve. Tickets are free, and contributions are optional. Please rsvp via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/warmupwithmelissa Checks may be mailed to: The Committee to Elect Melissa Smith, 84 Regatta Rd, Weymouth, MA 02191. Contact: votemelissasmith@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/772963673178009/ 

*1/16/2020 Medway DTC January Meeting*
Thursday, January 16, 7 PM
T C Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
Join the Medway Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Contact: Email@medwaydemocrats.org 

1/17/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Boston
Friday, January 17, 6:30 – 8 PM
Boston Teachers’ Union Hall, 180 Mount Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/34lFhMa Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Lowell
Saturday, January 18, 8 – 9 AM
Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA 01824
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2EdQNij Contact: (617) 939-0800  

*1/18/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting*
Saturday, January 18, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center at 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
Agenda includes national and state caucus trainings. Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu  

1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Pittsfield
Saturday, January 18, 11 – 12 PM
Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38APM1K Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Leominster
Saturday, January 18, 1 – 2 PM
Fidelity Bank Community Room, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster, MA 01453
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2YPlbc3 Contact: (617) 939-0800 

*1/18/2020 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting*
Saturday, January 18, 3 – 5 PM
El Taller, 275 Essex Street, Lawrence
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554878851321056/ 

1/18/2020 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Saturday, January 18, 6 PM
Yarmouth House Restaurant, 335 Rt 28, West Yarmouth
Keynote speaker: Senator Ed Markey. Tickets are $45.00 per person and net proceeds benefit the Yarmouth DTC/Dennis DTC Scholarship program. Doors open at 6:00pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. Dinner Choices: Baked Haddock, Chicken Piccata, or Pot Roast. Includes soup of the day, apple crisp for desert, coffee or tea. The restaurant will accommodate vegetarian or gluten free requests. Please RSVP with your check and dinner choice to Yarmouth DTC C/O Bob Isadore 133 Center St, Yarmouth Port, Ma. 02675 Info: call 508-362-1696 or velore20@gmail.com or call Bob at 508-362-1696.  

1/20/2020 Lowell DCC Meeting
Monday, January 20, 7 PM
East End Club at 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net 

*1/21/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting*
Tuesday, January 21, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

1/23/2020 Demystifying Healthcare Reform with the Wayland, Wellesley, and Natick DTCs
Thursday, January 23, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Join the DTCs for a Discussion on Health Care with Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. and Senator Becca Rausch. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/demystifying-health-care-reform Note: this event was originally scheduled for November 20th, 2019. 

*1/25/2020 2020 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast*
Saturday, January 25, 9 – 12 PM
Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274, 24 High St, Middleboro
Join the Plymouth County Democratic League to hear from guest speakers, strategize for 2020 & 2022, and discuss the road ahead. Full Buffet Breakfast Served, $25 per person. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/530530771102039 

*1/28/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting: EngagingYouth in the Political Process*
Tuesday, January 28, 7 – 9 PM
Boxford Town Hall, 7 Spofford Rd, Boxford, MA, 01921
State Representative Andy X. Vargas, 3rd Essex district, will speak on Engaging Youth in the Political Process. Teens and young adults who are on the cusp of voting, are the generation who will be impacted most by decisions that are being made by politicians now. Parents are encouraged to bring their middle and high school students. The event is free and open to the public. Discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. For additional information contact Deborah Schildkraut: ViceChair@BoxfordDems.org 

2/3/2020 CD-4 Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by the Wellesley DTC
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
7pm Social Hour and Postcards; 7:30pm Business Meeting; 8pm Candidate Forum. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/congressional-candidate-forum