March 27, 2020/Democratic Dispatch

Hosting Online Events, Trainings, & More!

Dear Democrats,

I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe and healthy! As we all adjust to our new normal, at least for right now, many of you may be thinking of taking your meetings and events online. 

Kate said it best last week with: “Moving forward with campaign activities and elections safely is critical for Democracy. We cannot put Democracy on hold.” It’s so important that we take the time to familiarize ourselves with the online conferencing and live streaming tools we have available to us, because while some people (and you know who I’m talking about) say that this will all be over by Easter, the truth is that health experts are still urging us to take this virus seriously and stay home. 

With that in mind, here are some tools that you can use to take your meetings and events online!

Zoom is one of MassDems’ go-to tools for hosting our own meetings. You can either invite your participants via email, or you can send around/post a registration link so anyone can register themselves! The free version of Zoom can host up to 100 participants. 

Instagram or Facebook Live is excellent for hosting Q&As and live streaming things like speeches or performances, etc. You can reach people who might not register for a Zoom meeting but will tune in to your event if they’re already online. 

Google Hangouts are useful for small, private events, or just hanging out with friends! It’s free for up to 25 participants and is set up using your Gmail account. Like Zoom, you can invite people through email or calendar invite. 

Remember: if you decide to take your meeting or event online, email events@massdems.org so we can list it in the Dispatch! Thank you and have a great weekend! 

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
MassDems Communications Manager

Ideas for Committees

Let us know about your committee’s reorganization! The window is April 3 to April 12 to organize your committee and elect (or re-elect) your officers. Let us know the date, time, and remote participation information of your training here

We’ve also created a digital Reorganization Toolkit with everything you’ll need to run a successful meeting. You’ll find all the documents you need, as well as our tips for hosting a remote meeting, all at massdems.org/reorgtoolkit. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the MassDems at (617) 939-0800 with any questions or concerns!
 
Event Details:

*3/27/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*

Friday, March 27, 6 PM

Remote

DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcO2grzoqf8FhZ8tuKODIlI4NEgHrlw 

3/28/2020 CANCELED: Attleboro 23rd Annual Democratic Spring Brunch
Saturday, March 28, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro
Join together with city, town committee members, for a morning of good food and conversation with like-minded folks. Tickets are $25, available at door. Tickets can be also purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Attleboro Democratic City Committee C/O Treasurer, Jackie Romaniecki, 120 Augsburg Dr, Attleboro, MA 02703 Guests include: US Senator Ed Markey, Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, State Representative Jim Hawkins, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, Former State Treasurer and Former DNC Chair Steve Grossman, State Senator Paul Feeney, State Senator Becca Rausch, Governors Councilor Bob Jubinville, Register of Probate Tom Hoye, Candidates for the 4th Congressional District Jesse Mermell, Becky Walker Grossman, David Cavell, Jake Auchincloss, Ihssane Leckey, Alan Khazei, Ben Sigel, and Tom Shack, and candidate for State Rep Brendan Roche. 

3/28/2020 POSTPONED: Springfield Ward 6 Meeting
Saturday, March 28, 11:45 – 1 PM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield
This meeting has been postponed and will likely be via teleconference. More information to come. 

3/28/2020 POSTPONED: Cape & Islands Democratic Council Annual Kennedy Legacy Dinner
Saturday, March 28, 6 – 9 PM
Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA
Please stay tuned for updates. Please join the Cape & Islands Democratic Council for this year’s dinner. The theme is Climate Change Emergency – Cape Cod & Beyond. Keynote Speaker: US Senator Ed Markey. Guest Speakers: Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and Dr. Phil Duffy, Exec. Dir. of the Woods Hole Research Center. VIP Reception 5-6PM. Dinner 6-9PM. Online tickets and information: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cidcdinner2020. Contact Steve Leibowitz StevenL57@gmail.com for inquiries and program advertising opportunities  

3/29/2020 Groton DTC Meeting
Sunday, March 29, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St, Groton
Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com 

*3/30/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*
Monday, March 30, 1 PM
Remote
DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vp0ldumurzIjOfdR-kGyYY3J0ZTY6OXOvw 

*3/30/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*
Monday, March 30, 6 PM
Remote
DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQtde2tpjsrciilp9trXGgDKCzgON_WMw 

*3/30/2020 Brookline Dems Activist Monday with Special Guest State Rep. Ruth Balser*
Monday, March 30, 7 PM
Remote
Join the Brookline Dems for their Activist Monday’s series with special guest speaker State Rep. Ruth Balser. Join at https://zoom.us/j/583664124 or by conference call at 1-646-558-8656 and then enter 583664124#  

*3/31/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*
Tuesday, March 31, 1 PM
Remote
DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vp0ldumurzIjOfdR-kGyYY3J0ZTY6OXOvw 

*3/31/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*
Tuesday, March 31, 6 PM
Remote
DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQtde2tpjsrciilp9trXGgDKCzgON_WMw 

*4/1/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*
Wednesday, April 1, 1 PM
Remote
DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vp0ldumurzIjOfdR-kGyYY3J0ZTY6OXOvw 

*4/1/2020 MassDems Democratic Town & Ward Committee Remote Conferencing Training*
Wednesday, April 1, 6 PM
Remote
DTWC Chairs are invited to join Tech and Training Director Jeremy Comeau for a training! Register for the training here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQtde2tpjsrciilp9trXGgDKCzgON_WMw 

4/4/2020 Democratic State Committee Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, April 4, 10 AM
Remote on Zoom
The 4/4 DSC Reorganization Meeting will be held online via Zoom. Contact the MassDems at contact@massdems.org for the link. 

4/4/2020 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Scholarship Breakfast
Saturday, April 4, 10 AM
Windsor Place, 92 West St, Wilmington
RSVP: wilmingtondtc@gmail.com 

4/5/2020 CANCELED: Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Unity Brunch and Fundraiser
Sunday, April 5, 11 AM
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge
Promote and support Democratic candidates and raise funds for their annual scholarship award. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2509188312684489/  

4/5/2020 POSTPONED: Waltham Democratic City Committee Hero’s Brunch
Sunday, April 5, 11 – 1 PM
Chateau Restaurant, 195 School Street, Waltham
This event has been postponed. A new date will be provided in the coming weeks. There will be much food, merriment, remembrances, a few political speeches, and of course, Heroes to honor!  

*4/5/2020 Action Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, April 5, 6 PM
Remote
ADTC is working on arrangements for a virtual meeting (phone and video) on Sunday, April 5 at 6PM. Contact actondtc@gmail.com for more information. 

4/5/2020 Lexington DTC Reorganization Meeting
Sunday, April 5, 7:30 PM
Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham St, Lexington
 

4/6/2020 Lowell DCC Reorganization Meeting
Monday, April 6, 7 PM
East End Club,15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net 

4/6/2020 Wilmington DTC Reorganization Meeting
Monday, April 6, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
 

4/7/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell
Agenda includes reorganization. Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

4/8/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Reorganization Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 7 PM
Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road (corner of Elm Street), Boxford
This meeting will likely be held via conference call. Agenda will include the election/re-election of officers. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078. 

4/11/2020 Malden DCC Organizational Meeting
Saturday, April 11, 10 – 12 PM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden
Committees from the 8 Malden wards and the MDCC will organize and elect officers for a 2-year term. If you are a member, please attend and participate if you can. For more information, please contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629 or your ward chair.  

4/13/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 13, 7 – 9 PM
FranklinTV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St, Franklin
 

4/15/2020 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 7 PM
Town Hall Annex, 25 Center St, Burlington
 

4/25/2020 Democratic National Convention Caucuses
Saturday, April 25, 1 PM
Various
 

4/26/2020 Longmeadow Democrat of the Year Breakfast
Sunday, April 26, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 270 Wolf Swamp Road, Longmeadow
The Longmeadow DTC will be holding its annual Democrat of the Year Breakfast, honoring Sheriff Nick Cocchi, with U.S. Senator Ed Markey and U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III as our keynote speakers. Other notable guests include Congressman Richie Neal, State Senator Eric Lesser, State Rep. Brian Ashe, and Hampden County DA Anthony Gulluni. 

4/26/2020 Groton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 4 PM
75 Hollis St, Groton, MA 01450
Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com 

*5/2/2020 POSTPONED: Third Middlesex Democrats Annual Breakfast*
Saturday, May 2, AM
Waltham Hilton Gardens Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
The Annual Breakfast has been postponed due to the public health emergency. A future date later this year will be announced when the governmental ban on large public meetings has been lifted. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3rdmad/members/  

5/2/2020 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 2, 10 AM
1009 Main Street, Tewksbury
 

5/3/2020 Wakefield DTC Breakfast – Blue 2020 Vision: What’s at Stake?
Sunday, May 3, 8:30 – 11 AM
Four Points Sheraton, One Audubon Rd, Wakefield
The Wakefield DTC will be recognizing the Wakefield Human Rights Commission. The Breakfast will be held on May 3, 2020 at Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield 8:30 am-11:30 am. Tickets are $28 Students-$15. Guests include Congressman Seth Moulton and State Senator Jason Lewis. 

5/3/2020 The Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s Annual Fundraising Brunch
Sunday, May 3, 11 AM
Elks Lodge at 97 Atlantic Road, Gloucester.
Join the Gloucester DTC during their annual fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 3rd at the Elks Lodge!  

5/9/2020 Three Towns & Two Cities Breakfast
Saturday, May 9, 9 AM
Nicholson Hall, 9 Harris Street, Newburyport 01950
8:30 AM coffee/9:30 AM breakfast. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 when purchased at the door. For more information, contact Kathy Pasquina at kathypasq2@hotmail.com or (978) 270-0529. 

5/9/2020 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 9, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden
For more information, please contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

*5/19/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting*
Tuesday, May 19, 6:45 PM
The Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
 

5/19/2020 Littleton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM
Littleton Town Hall, Room 230, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton MA 01460.
Join the Littleton Democratic Town Committee for their regular business meeting. Contact Rob Hueston at rob@rghpc.com for more information.  

*5/20/2020 Burlington DTC Meeting*
Wednesday, May 20, 7 PM
Town Hall Annex, 25 Center Street, Burlington