January 10, 2020/Democratic Dispatch

January Events! Debates, DNC Trainings & More.

Dear Democrats,

This Tuesday, January 14th will be the first Democratic debate of 2020 and the last debate before the Iowa caucuses. The debate is being held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and will be hosted by CNN. The debate will start at 9:00 PM EST, and you will be able to watch it on CNN or stream it on CNN.com. Check below for debate watch parties near you. If there’s not one near you, host one on your own!   

MassDems are hosting Democratic National Convention delegate selection trainings all across the Commonwealth! Here’s the list of upcoming trainings: Lynn (1/11), Salem (1/12), Quincy (1/14), Worcester (1/15), Boston (1/17), Pittsfield (1/18), Leominster (1/18), and Lowell (1/18). We’ve provided the details in this week’s dispatch, but if you would like to see the full list of trainings, please click here

Finally, this Monday, January 13th is the first day to pick up papers to run as a delegate to the national convention. The deadline to fill out this form is by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 27th and they will be available online at massdems.organd at our office at 11 Beacon St. Boston MA 02108.  For more information on how to become a delegate, view the “How to Run for Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention” handout.

If you have any questions about the process feel free to call our office at 617-939-0800 or email us at contact@massdems.org

Sincerely,

Patrick Coyne
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

Ideas for Committees

As you head into the new year, it’s a great time to increase your committee’s social media presence. Having an active social media page can help increase attendance at your meetings/events and raise your committee’s profile! Here are some simple steps you can take to do this: make sure all your members are following your pages, post your meetings on social media, have conversations in the comments, promote other events on your page, encourage interested people to follow, and make sure one or two people are responsible for managing your social media. If you want help or guidance with this, reach out to us at contact@massdems.org.

Upcoming Events

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 Marlborough DTC January Meeting*
Saturday, January 11, 9:15 AM
New Horizons, 370 Hemenway Street (Bldg 370), Entrance Door C, Marlborough
Join the MDCC for their Janaury meeting. Please park at the 370 Hemenway Street entrance. Questions email: MDCC_01752@googlegroups.com 

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  

*1/11/2020 Cape & Islands Democratic Council Victory 2020 Strategy Meetings – January*
Saturday, January 11, 10 – 5 PM
Provincetown, Hyannis, and Falmouth
Beginning on the outermost tip of the Cape, the morning of January 11th in Provincetown at 10AM, and working back through a meeting location on the mid-Cape at 1PM, and culminating at the other end of the Cape in Falmouth that Saturday afternoon at 4PM, the CIDC will be hosting a day of strategy meetings with hundreds of Cape Democrats. It will be a chance for you to hear about their exciting plans for “Victory 2020.” Bring your ideas and questions for elected leaders, CIDC board members, and other influential Democratic thinkers. Register and meeting details: http://victory2020cidc.com/rsvp/ 

*1/11/2020 The Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, January 11, 10:30 AM
The Town Hall Meeting Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA
Agenda items include committee membership, voter registration and priorities for 2020. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit https://stockbridgedemocrats.org 

*1/11/2020 Hopkinton Meet and Greet with Senator Ed Markey*
Saturday, January 11, 11 – 12 PM
Carbone’s Restaurant, 280 Cedar St, Hopkinton
Senator Ed Markey is hosting a Meet and Greet in Hopkinton. RSVP/Details: https://secure.ngpvan.com/amfX10bFOkip69Auxkco4w2 

*1/11/2020 Lowell Town Hall with Congressman Joe Kennedy*
Saturday, January 11, 11:30 – 1 PM
Lowell High School, 50 Father Morissette Blvd, Lowell
Congressman Joe Kennedy, candidate for U.S. Senate, is hosting a Lowell Town Hall. RSVP here: https://secure.kennedyforma.com/page/s/join-us-jan-11-in-lowell  

*1/11/2020 Douglas Meet and Greet with Senator Ed Markey*
Saturday, January 11, 1 – 2 PM
60 Oak St, Douglas
Senator Ed Markey is hosting a Meet and Greet in Douglas. RSVP/Details: https://secure.ngpvan.com/50ZwdDGOHkmjElBISog8Yg2 

*1/11/2020 Sturbridge Meet and Greet with Senator Ed Markey*
Saturday, January 11, 2 – 4 PM
Altruist Brewing Company, 559 Main St MA1518, Sturbridge
Senator Ed Markey is hosting a Meet and Greet in Sturbridge. RSVP/Details: https://secure.ngpvan.com/kdHy9zKl_0mQAJnEJ0g46Q2 

*1/11/2020 Williamsburg Meet and Greet with Senator Ed Markey*
Saturday, January 11, 5:30 – 7 PM
Williamsburg Town Hall, 141 Main St, Haydenville  
Senator Ed Markey is hosting a Meet and Greet in Williamsburg. RSVP/details: https://secure.ngpvan.com/kV-jQ7HJyk-Gf_tWncv7gg2  

*1/12/2020 Martha’s Vineyard Town Hall with Congressman Joe Kennedy*
Sunday, January 12, 10:30 – 12 PM
Camp Jabberwocky, 200 Greenwood Ave, Vineyard Haven
Congressman Joe Kennedy, candidate for U.S. Senate, is hosting a Martha’s Vineyard Community Town Hall. RSVP/details: https://secure.kennedyforma.com/page/s/jan-12-marthas-vineyard  

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 Barnstable Town Hall with Congressman Joe Kennedy*
Sunday, January 12, 3 – 5 PM
Barnstable High School Cafeteria, 744 W Main St, Hyannis
Congressman Joe Kennedy, candidate for U.S. Senate, is hosting a Barnstable Community Town Hall. RSVP/details: https://secure.kennedyforma.com/page/s/jan-12-barnstable  

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 

*1/12/2020 North Brookfield Regional Organizing Meeting for Congressman Jim McGovern*
Sunday, January 12, 4 – 5 PM
Haston Free Public Library, 161 N Main St, North Brookfield, MA 01535
The McGovern campaign is planning a regional organizing meeting with local activists and democratic party stakeholders to discuss the road map for their campaign. Details and RSVP: https://secure.ngpvan.com/5tWAPE_aEE62rrLDYPZ14Q2 

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/ 

*1/14/2020 Debate Watch with the Tewksbury DTC, Andover DTC, and Greater Andover Indivisible*
Tuesday, January 14, 7 PM
Palmers Restaurant, 18 Elm St, Andover
Greater Andover Indivisible, the Andover DTC, and the Tewksbury DTC are co-hosting a Debate Watch Party. Friends and allies from area groups will also be there. Come watch the always informative and entertaining field of presidential candidates while sharing a beverage with other progressives. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317758711849359/ 

*1/14/2020 Wellesley DTC Debate Watch Party*
Tuesday, January 14, 7 PM
RSVP for Address
Join the Wellesley DTC for their debate watch party. There will be food, drinks, and good company! 7pm: Postcards and social hour. 8pm: Debate Watch. RSVP: ellen.burns@verizon.net 

*1/14/2020 West Brookfield DTC debate watch party*
Tuesday, January 14, 7 PM
Home in West Brookfield
Join the West Brookfield DTC for a debate watch party. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/591463408089367/ Contact: bobdatz@gmail.com 

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/warmupwithmelissaChecks 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, 6:45 PM
T C Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
Join the Medway Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Guests: Liam Horsman for Markey, Leo Immonen for We the People. MDTC News: Caucus and Reorganizing after the MA presidential primary (March 3). Town News: Tracy Stewart on PFAS. Contact: Email@medwaydemocrats.org 

*1/16/2020 Waltham Democratic City Committee Meeting *
Thursday, January 16, 7 PM
119 School Street, in the Auditorium, Waltham
The featured speaker is Shannon Liss-Riordan, long-time union lawyer and advocate, and currently a candidate for U.S. Senate. She will address those assembled and will do Q&A with the group, so bring your curiosity and your concerns. Additionally, two candidates for the Democratic State Committee will address the group: Ken Gordon is on the ballot and running as a male delegate for the 3rd Middlesex District and Mara Dolan is running a write-in/sticker campaign for female delegate from the same district. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.co 

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. You will also hear about voter registration and the 2020 census. Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu Register at https://secure.ngpvan.com/dvE0k4Av_0mzEYjKwzp29Q2  

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 Democratic State Committee Meeting*
Thursday, January 23, 6 PM
Worcester North High School, 140 Harrington Way, Worcester 
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee is holding their Winter 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/ 

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 

*1/25/2020 Tewksbury DTC Meeting*
Saturday, January 25, 10 AM
Tewksybury Town Hall, 1009 Main Street. Tewksbury
Join the Tewksbury DTC for their January meeting. Contact: tewksburydems@gmail.com 

*1/26/2020 Needham Fundraiser for Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) with Special Guest Ambassador Samantha Power*
Sunday, January 26, 2 – 4 PM
RSVP for Address
Congressman Malinowski won a narrow victory in 2018 and faces a tough challenge in 2020.​ Force Multiplier is hosting a fundraiser with Special Guest Ambassador Samantha Power and Congressman Malinowski to support his re-election campaign. Donate/Register here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier20malinowskiContact: info@forcemultiplierma.org 

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

*1/26/2020 Brookline Fundraiser for Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-7)*
Sunday, January 26, 5 – 7 PM
RSVP for Address
Congressman Malinowski won a narrow victory in 2018 and faces a tough challenge in 2020. Congressman Malinowski is joining Force Multiplier for a fundraiser in Brookline to support his re-election campaign. Donate/Register: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier20malinowskibrookline Contact: info@forcemultiplierma.org 

*1/27/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee January Meeting*
Monday, January 27, 7 – 9 PM
The Cafeteria in the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St, Somerville, MA 02145
The US Senatorial Candidates have all been invited to come to the January and February meetings and Candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan has RSVP’d for January. They will also be holding a forum for the candidates for 2nd Middlesex District Representative to the Democratic State Committee. Justin Klekota and Lucas Schaber are both running for this seat and will both speak at this event. They will also talk about what we are doing to support Democrats running for office this year. RSVP and details: https://www.somdems.org/1_27_2020_general_sdcc_meeting 

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 

*1/28/2020 Climate Change Response Forum*
Tuesday, January 28, 7 – 9 PM
Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect St., Acton
Join in a discussion about 100% Renewable Energy, Net Zero Building Code,Gas leaks, Carbon Pricing and more. State Senator Jamie Eldridge & Representative Tami Gouveia will speak on statewide legislative, local and regional solutions to the “Climate Crisis.” Panelists include representatives from: Mothers Out Front, Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter. Q&A will be at the end of the program. Details: http://bit.ly/39WmEmf Contact: liebman.matt57@gmail.com  

*2/1/2020 Central MA Democratic Candidates Forum*
Saturday, February 1, 10 – 12 PM
Salem Cross Inn, 260 W. Main Street West Brookfield 
Hosted by: The DTCs of West Brookfield, North Brookfield, and Brookfield. Come hear from representatives from the presidential and congressional campaigns in advance of Super Tuesday. This is a free event & coffee and muffins will be served. Contact: northbrookfielddemocrats@gmail.com 

*2/1/2020 Force Multiplier’s 2020 Dance Party for the Movement Voter Fund*
Saturday, February 1, 7:30 – 10 PM
Somerville Center for the Arts Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville
Join Force Multiplier for their “2020 KICK BUTT KICK OFF Dance Party…Kiss Donald Goodbye!” They are are putting the FUN in Fundraising and raising money for the Movement Voter Fund which supports voter empowerment groups and their efforts to turn of the vote in their communities. Featuring: Tempo Azul Salsa Band + salsa lessons + Munchies + Cash Bar + Fundraising Fun. $25 Suggested minimum for tickets. Donate/buy tickets to be added to the guest list here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ttforcemultiplierparty
Tickets also available at the door. Details: https://www.forcemultiplierma.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 

2/9/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Newton
Sunday, February 9, 5 – 7 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  

2/23/2020 College Dems of MA Winter Leadership Summit
Sunday, February 23, 11 AM
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
This year, the College Dems of MA annual Winter Summit will focus on building leadership skills. They’ll have trainings, discussions, and speakers focused on leading the charge towards a successful 2020 election. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/959959051056066/