January 17, 2020/Democratic Dispatch

January in full swing! DNC Trainings, Regional DCIs & more.

Dear Democrats,

This week, we had another great Democratic debate. After multiple debates, forums, and events, our candidates are ready to head into the Iowa caucuses and voters are ready to officially start the process of selecting our nominee.

If you want to have a larger role in the nominating process, consider running as a delegate to the national convention in Milwaukee! We have some handy resources here on our website and we have upcoming trainings this weekend in Pittsfield, Leominster, Lowell, and Boston. They’re all listed in the dispatch and on our website here!

Finally, with the 2020 elections on the horizon, the MassDems are taking the Democratic Campaign Institute on the road again!

The Democratic Campaign Institute brings together campaign managers, candidates, town committee members, and activists from across the Commonwealth to learn from some of our political experts on 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.

Participants will learn different elements of successful campaigning including Votebuilder 201, strategic messaging, fundraising basics, and more. If you are interested in attending a Regional DCI, you can sign up here.

Have a great weekend!

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

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 

*1/21/2020 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, January 21, 7:30 PM
IBEW Union Hall, 900 North Street, Mansfield
The guest speakers are Jesse Mermell, candidate for Congress and Mike Lake, representing the Presidential campaign of Joe Biden. For more information, visit their Facebook page or website www.mansfielddems.org, send an email to mansfieldmadems.gmail or call Chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189

 

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  

*1/29/2020 Bay State Stonewall Dems Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting*
Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 – 8 PM
Newton City Hall and War Memorial, Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Meeting will be held on the second floor in Room 204. Contact: bssd@baystatestonewalldems.org Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2218837815083944/ 

*1/31/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Winter Meetup and Fundraiser*
Friday, January 31, 7 – 10 PM
Widowmaker Brewing, 220 Wood Road, Braintree
Join Braintree Dems for a casual evening of conversation. There is no cover charge, but a donation is requested. Details:  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

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 Ipswich DTC Annual Breakfast*
Saturday, February 1, 10 – 12 PM
Ipswich VFW, 110 County Road, Ipswich
Featuring an appearance by Secretary of State William Galvin. They will be honoring Meryl Baier and the Committee who brought Americans Who Tell the Truth to Ipswich. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast catered by The Wooden Spoon. For tickets email Sherry Hurley, hurley13@aol.com or buy them online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ipswich2020 Tickets: $40; Sponsors: $60. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/475109109865130/ Questions: hurley13@aol.com or 978-500-0694  

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 

*2/3/2020 Wilmington DTC Meeting*
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St., Wilmington
Join the Wilmington DTC for their February meeting. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonDems/ 

*2/5/2020 Rowley DTC Meeting*
Wednesday, February 5, 7:15 PM
Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St, Rowley
Special Guest: CD6 candidate Angus McQuilken. Representatives from several of the presidential campaigns have been invited attend and give their candidate’s perspectives on how to cure the current healthcare system. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/474787590089074/ 

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  

*2/11/2020 Billerica DTC Meeting*
Tuesday, February 11, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall, Room 110, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Join the Billerica DTC for their February meeting. Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com 

*2/13/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, February 13, 7 – 8 PM
Thayer Public Library, Logan Auditorium, 798 Washington Street, Braintree
Guest speakers: Shannon Liss-Riordan, candidate for US Senate; Dr. Robbie Goldstein, candidate for MA 8; Matt O’Brien, field organizer for Kennedy for Senate. Details:  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

*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/