January 3, 2020/Democratic Dispatch

Happy New Year!

Dear Democrats,

It’s the first Dispatch of 2020! As we enter the new year, the most consequential election of our lifetime is on the horizon. That’s why we must hit the ground running and make sure we elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November!

Town and ward committees are holding their first meetings of the year in the next few weeks. These first meetings are a great chance to plan out your actions for 2020. While many of these meetings are listed in the Dispatch, Chairs, if you don’t see your committee’s meeting listed here, please send them to events@massdems.org

Finally, throughout January, there will be trainings for those interested in running as delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee! Next week there’ll be trainings in Foxborough, Lynn, Salem, and Cambridge. The Dispatch has all the January trainings listed, so if you are unable to attend any of the trainings above, be sure to check out others happening around the state.  

Happy New Year!

Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic  Party

 

Ideas for Committee

With so much happening, it’s a great time to get more involved! Whether it’s for local, state, or national politics, here are a few ideas to get you inspired!

  1. Run to be a delegate to the state or national convention! Check out our website for more info.
  2. Volunteer for a local or national candidate or organization that you support! Commit to phonebank or canvass a few times a month or for however much time you’re able.
  3. Work with your town or ward committee to start that new initiative you’ve been thinking about! Now is the time to make it happen!

 

Event details:

*1/5/2020 Worcester Community Town Hall with Congressman Joe Kennedy*
Sunday, January 5, 12:30 – 2 PM
Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor Visitor Center, 3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester, MA 01607
Congressman Joe Kennedy, candidate for U.S. Senate is hosting a Community Town Hall in Worcester. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/555746328312670 

*1/5/2020 Malden Community Town Hall with Congressman Joe Kennedy*
Sunday, January 5, 3:30 – 5 PM
Beebe School Elementary Cafeteria, 401 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148
Congressman Joe Kennedy, candidate for U.S. Senate is hosting a Community Town Hall in Malden. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3331332486937112  

*1/5/2020 Green New Deal Town Hall with Senator Ed Markey – Acton*
Sunday, January 5, 6 – 7 PM
Raymond J Grey Junior High, 16 Charter Rd, Acton
Senator Ed Markey is hosting a town hall discussion in Acton on the Green New Deal and more. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/486843838606636/ 

*1/6/2020 Town Hall with Congressman Seth Moulton*
Monday, January 6, 6 – 7 PM
Pentucket Regional Middle School, 20 Main Street, West Newbury
Congressman Seth Moulton will take questions and talk about his work in Congress. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1226103007585020/ 

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 Lexington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, January 6, 7 – 8 PM
Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington 02420
At this meeting, candidates for Democratic State Committee in the 3rd Middlesex State Senate District will speak, they’re expecting Representative Ken Gordon from Bedford, and Mara Dolan from Concord. Shannon Liss-Riordan, candidate for U.S. Senate is also expected to speak as is Jay Kaufman, speak on behalf of Senator Ed Markey. As a follow up to the presentation at the December 9 meeting, the floor will be open for discussion of the We the People Massachusetts initiative, The proponents requested that the committee consider an endorsement of their efforts to pursue the constitutional amendment process. Voting members of the Committee should plan to attend if possible. Contact: mecoppe@gmail.com 

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 Orleans Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, January 8, 5 PM
Skaket Room, Orleans Town Hall, 19 School Rd, Orleans
Join the Orleans DTC for their monthly meeting. Contact: rlhubbard46@yahoo.com 

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 

*1/10/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party*
Friday, January 10, 7 – 10 PM
Arlington Elks, 56 Pond Lane, Arlington
There will be a cash bar, and they are asking everyone who attends to please take part in their potluck by bringing either an appetizer or a dessert to share. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2536835909934115/ 

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 

1/13/2020 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, January 13, 6:30 PM
110 Grill – Wayland, 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland
6:30pm social, 7:00pm business agenda commences. All welcome. If interested, please RSVP to waylanddems@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 

*1/14/2020 Arlington Climate Change Forum*
Tuesday, January 14, 7 – 8 PM
The Community Room, The Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
Representative Sean Garballey and Representative Dave Rogers will provide information on proposed legislation promoting renewable energy and lowering carbon emissions caused by transportation. Cabell Eames from Mass Power Forward will discuss how citizen activists are organizing to move legislation through this session. Participants will learn about steps they can take to pass important bills. The event is sponsored by the Arlington Democratic Town Committee and will be moderated by Aimee Coolidge, committee chair. All are welcome. Contact: https://arlingtondems.org/contact-us/ 

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 

*1/26/2020 Groton DTC Meeting*
Sunday, January 26, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St, Groton, MA
Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com 

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