August 10, 2018/Weekly Column

Late Summer Gatherings – 08/10/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

This coming Wednesday is the deadline for registering to vote for the primary.

Here’s a message from my friend Jeremiah with the Elizabeth Warren campaign:

“The bottom line is that we can’t take ANYTHING for granted this November. So if you think you’re registered, check one more time. Talk to your kids, parents, siblings, cousins, coworkers, and neighbors to make sure they are registered. Send them the links or drop off the papers if you think they need help.”

Register to vote online: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

Or at your local town clerk or elections division.

At this link a person can register or pre-register to vote, update your address, party or name, as well as check your registration information.

I’ve posted about the DCI Bootcamps that the MDP has been doing. I’m going to use my editor’s prerogative today and encourage people to attend the one in Westborough on Thursday. Most of them have been during the day on weekends. This is in the evening for folks who might work, volunteer or have other obligations on weekends. Check it out:

08/16 7:00-8:45pm Westborough, Tatnuck, 18 Lyman St. https://bit.ly/2AL9X06

Regular readers might know that I am particularly supportive of the social aspects of political volunteering. In keeping with that custom it is likely that we will go out to a local restaurant for light refreshments immediately following the training. If you know anyone who is interested in learning how to be an effective activist, please encourage them to attend this or one of the others on the list below.

Democratically yours,

Kate Donaghue

PS Please be sure that you use the DDemDispatch-owner e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that Matt and I work hard to try to get the most up to date information, but sometimes things change or there is a miscommunication. Check with the organizer or the webiste if you see something that looks wrong.

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps

If you have questions, please contact our Campaign Services Subcommittee Co-Chairs Joe Kaplan joekaplanmansfield@gmail.com and Amanda Smith abs0628@gmail.com.

Below are the Bootcamps currently scheduled. These Bootcamps are free but registration is required.

08/11 10-1pm Worcester, EAW Building, 397 Grove St. https://bit.ly/2v6rZUl

08/12 1-4pm New Bedford, 560 Pleasant St. https://bit.ly/2uT8kac

08/13 6:30-9:30pm Quincy, 65 Newport Ave. https://bit.ly/2uQ7MC1

08/16 7:00-8:45pm Westborough, Tatnuck, 18 Lyman St. https://bit.ly/2AL9X06

9/22 10am-1pm Braintree, Thayer Public Library, Program Rm (Upper Level), 798 Washington St. https://secure.ngpvan.com/upQWPSaVkEeIFguHYZ12aQ2

9/22 10am-1pm Great Barrington, Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main St. https://secure.ngpvan.com/dN14aFQ9IU6w7RU16sIbGw2

Bootcamps are currently being scheduled in other communities.

Please check https://massdems.org/2018-campaign-bootcamps/ for updates.

Ideas for Committees – Election Planning Meeting

As we get closer to the general election, now is a good time to start planning Democratic activities to gear up for the general election. Having a meeting and publicizing that it is happening is a good way to identify area people who might not be interested in engaging in routine Democratic Committee meetings but who would be ready to engage in campaigns. I repeat the advice I have shared in the past, “Do something and tell people about it.” H/T John Walsh.

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Summary of events (highlighted items are new or updated):

Fri 08/10

Meet Rufus Gifford, Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District

Sat 08/11

Swing Maine 2 Blue – BBQ Bonanza

Fundraiser Reception for Senator Elizabeth Warren

*Outer Cape Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*

Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Newton

Sun 08/12

*Alexandra Chandler for Congress Haverhill Headquarters Grand Opening*

*Coffee and Conversations with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative*

*Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet Events in Erving, Northampton and North Adams*

Congressman Moulton Town Hall Meeting in Wakefield

Waltham Dems BBQ and Picnic

Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Mansfield

*Meet & Greet for Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate Rachael Rollins*

*Garden Party in Honor of State Senator Joan Lovely*

Student Engagement House Party for Christina Eckert

*MA 7th Congressional Candidate Forum*

*Needham House Party for State Sen. Candidate Becca Rausch*

Mon 08/13

Young Professionals for Marty Walsh

*Meet Josh Zakim in Newton with Mayor Fuller & Councilor Grossman*

*Swampscott Democratic Town Committee Governor’s Candidates Forum*

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Candidate Forum for 13th Norfolk State Rep & Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex State Senate*

Tue 08/14

*Fundraiser for Eileen Duff for Governor’s Council with Special Guest Congressman Moulton*

*Beers for Barbara with Special Guest Jim Koch*

*Reception in Honor of Drew Russo, Candidate for State Rep*

*Conversation with Donna Patalano at Winter Hill Brewery*

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Holyoke

Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 08/15

*Moms 4 Massie Meet & Greet*

*Youth-Led Forum for 3rd Congressional District Candidates*

*Josh Zakim Meet and Greet in Lexington*

*Reception for State House candidate Lisa Yarid Ferry (14ES)*

*Reception in Support of Jay Gonzalez*

Houseparty for Deb Rudolf

*Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thu 08/16

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Easthampton

Jack Stanton Jazz in the Garden Fundraiser

*Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle with Musical Guests Deborah Henson-Conant, Don White, and Christine Lavin*

Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Potables & Politics with State Senate Candidate Becca Rausch*

Fri 08/17

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Sat 08/18

*Meet Josh Zakim in Concord with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas*

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Harwich Democratic Town Committee BBQ

*Lexington Meet and Greet for Jeff Ballinger*

Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ

NAACP Mystic Valley Freedom Fund Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Donna Patalano

Sun 08/19

Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

*Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor Meet & Greet in Amherst*

Mon 08/20

Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

*Leicester & Worcester Democrats Meeting & Debate*

*North Shore Reception in Honor of State Sen. Barbara L’Italien*

*Worcester Dems and Leicester Dems Joint Meeting and Debate*

*Winchester League of Women Voters Candidate Forum*

*Framingham League of Women Voters Forum with DA Candidate Donna Patalano*

Tue 08/21

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Sharon

*Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Winchester*

Pepperell DTC Meeting

Wed 08/22

Reception in Support of Jay Gonzalez

*House Party in Natick for Ranked Choice Voting*

*Indivisible Somerville Hosts Donna Patalano at Remnant Brewing*

South Shore Action Forum on Criminal Justice Reform

Thu 08/23

Bourne Dems Summer Party

Lancaster Democratic Town Committee Summer Picnic

*Tewksbury DTC Summer Social*

*Reception in Honor of Josh Zachim*

Fri 08/24

*Gina Ortiz Jones, Congressional Candidate for Texas’ 23rd District*

Sat 08/25

Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast

*Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Waltham*

*Family Fun Day in support of Becca Rausch for State Senate*

Sun 08/26

*Salem Democratic City Committee Potluck Picknic*

Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Groton DTC Meeting with Jeff Ballinger

6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham

Mon 08/27

*Plymouth DTC Meeting*

Tue 08/28

Fundraising Reception for Congressman Bill Keating

*Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Somerville*

*Reading Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump*

*Brookline Dems Candidate Night*

Wed 08/29

*Winchester Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump*

Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Jared Golden (ME-02)

Thu 08/30

Kingston Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, Candidate for State Rep.

*Women for McGovern*

Wed 09/05

Middleboro Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, Candidate for State Rep.

Thu 09/06

*Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Fri 09/07

Rock the Vote Bridgewater

Sat 09/08

Rockport DemsMeeting

Sen. Anne Gobi Democratic BBQ

DSC Meeting in Lowell

Wellesley Dems Picnic

Birthday Party Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra

Sun 09/09

Grafton Dems Breakfast

Mon 09/10

*Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tue 09/11

*Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

Wed 09/12

*Countdown to Election Day Fundraiser*

Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Thu 09/13

*Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*

*Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Gloucester DCC Meeting*

Sun 09/16

Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Sun 09/23

*Braintree Democratic Town Committee Breakfast with Cong. Stephen Lynch*

Tue 09/25

*Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Wed 09/26

Natick Dems Committee Meeting

Thu 09/27

Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.’s Annual “Galway West” Oyster Festival

Sun 09/30

Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast

Tue 10/02

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 10/17

Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Wed 10/24

Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Sun 10/28

*Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast*

Tue 11/13

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 11/14

DSC Meeting

Tue 12/04

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Tea Pain – All Mueller has to do to sit down with Trump is become a foreign dictator.

Event details:

08/10/2018 Meet Rufus Gifford, Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District

Friday, August 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd., Shirley, MA 01464

Please join the Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee for a fun way to spend a Friday evening with friends, complimentary snacks and drinks (cash bar), and get to know Rufus. Hosted by: State Representative Jennifer Benson, State Representative Stephan Hay, and others. See https://www.facebook.com/events/257094298433408/

 

08/11/2018 Swing Maine 2 Blue – BBQ Bonanza

Saturday, August 11, 1 – 4 PM

94 Grandview Rd., Arlington, MA 02476

A family-friendly “Flip the House” BBQ. Hot dogs and soda/iced tea provided. Come empty handed or bring a side/dessert/grilling item/preferred beverage. Learn how you can get involved in the campaign and/or make a donation of $5 or $500. Donations can be made at https://swingleft.org/fundraise/swing_maine2_blue and please consider donating today even if you can’t attend.

 

08/11/2018 Fundraiser Reception for Senator Elizabeth Warren

Saturday, August 11, 1 PM

Address provided on RSVP

12:30 pm Pre-Reception Host: $5,400 (write or raise); Co-Host: $2,700 (write or raise) Sponsor: $1,000.

1:00 p.m. General Reception Patron: $500, Friend: $250, Guest: $100.

Please RSVP to Molly at molly@elizabethwarren.com or by phone at 857-869-2816 or RSVP online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/08.11.18chatham

*08/11/2018 Outer Cape Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*

Saturday, August 11, 2:30 – 5:30 PM

Nauset Regional High School, 100 Cable Road, North Eastham, MA 02651

Elizabeth Warren talking and answering questions about how she’s holding the Trump Administration accountable and fighting for Massachusetts families in the Senate. This is also a chance to meet her team and learn how you can get in this fight in 2018. Doors open at 2:30 PM and the town hall will begin at 3:30 PM. Admission is first come, first served. We’re sorry, but signs/posters will not be permitted inside the event. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP here: https://my.elizabethwarren.com/easthamtownhallfacebook

08/11/2018 Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Newton

230 Lake Avenue, Newton, MA

Join our hosts Karen Ayas and Atilla Habip in Newton to meet Donna and hear her speak about her vision for meaningful criminal justice reform in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

*08/12/2018 Alexandra Chandler for Congress Haverhill Headquarters Grand Opening*

Sunday, August 12, 10 AM

306 Main St. Haverhill MA (Walgreens Plaza)

Light refreshments; live music. For more info please contact Ted Costigan at ted.costigan@gmail.com

*08/12/2018 Coffee and Conversations with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative*

Sunday, August 12, 10:45 – 11:30 AM

The Java Room, 14 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/1060048780838328/

*08/12/2018 Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet Events in Erving, Northampton and North Adams*

Sunday, August 12, Noon

12:00pm French King Restaurant, 129 French King Hwy, Erving

02:00pm 36 Whittier St, Northampton

06:00pm Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MassMoCA Way, North Adams

For more information, email kerry@jay4ma.com

08/12/2018 Congressman Moulton Town Hall Meeting in Wakefield

Sunday, August 12, 12:30

Wakefield Common (near the gazebo) 1 Common Street, Wakefield, MA

We are hosting our first outdoor town hall and we hope you all can join us!

RSVP: victoria@sethmoulton.com

08/12/2018 Waltham Dems BBQ and Picnic

Sunday, August 12, 1 – 5 PM

Prospect Hill Park, 314 Totten Pond Road, Waltham

This event is free for members of the Waltham Democratic City Committee. The cost for guests is $5.00 each. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, and tonic. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

Please RSVP by Thursday, August 9th, to watchcitydems@gmail.com.

Website https://watchcitydems.com/

08/12/2018 Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Liz and Rep Paul Brodeur, 125 Trenton Street, Melrose

Burgers, hot dogs, beverages, side dishes and dessert. Democratic candidates from around the state are expected. $20 single/ $30 families. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mdccbbq or address questions to mail@melrosedems.org

08/12/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Mansfield

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 4 PM

25 Glen St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

*08/12/2018 Meet & Greet for Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate Rachael Rollins*

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 4 PM

the home of Max & Sylvia Whiting, 125 Cliff Avenue, Winthrop

Music & light refreshment. Rachael will be available to discuss her platform, answer questions and listen to your concerns. Please RSVP at 617.539.3951.

*08/12/2018 Garden Party in Honor of State Senator Joan Lovely*

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 4 PM

At the home of John Archer, 10 North Street, Danvers

Senator Lovely will be introduced by Governor Counselor Eileen Duff and Congressman Seth Moulton will be the guest speaker. There is no charge for this event.

08/12/2018 Student Engagement House Party for Christina Eckert

Sunday, August 12, 6 PM

69 Spofford Road in Boxford

*08/12/2018 MA 7th Congressional Candidate Forum*

Sunday, August 12, 6 – 7:30 PM

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), 100 Malcolm X Blvd Roxbury Crossing, MA

Invitations have been extended to incumbent Rep. Mike Capuano and challenger Hon. Ayanna Pressley (Boston City Councilor At Large), who will both be appearing on the Democratic primary ballot on Sept. 4. The forum will start shortly after Asr (4:45PM). All are welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/855760567951432/

*08/12/2018 Needham House Party for State Sen. Candidate Becca Rausch*

Sunday, August 12, 7 – 9 PM

the home of Karen Shapiro, 48 Taylor Street, Needham

Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250. RSVP at bit.ly/KSforBecca

08/13/2018 Young Professionals for Marty Walsh

Monday, August 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Publico Street Bistro & Garden 11 Dorchester St. South Boston, MA

Donation: $50, $100.

https://bit.ly/2LhFPy9

*08/13/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Newton with Mayor Fuller & Councilor Grossman*

Monday, August 13, 5:30 – 7 PM

28 Nobscot Rd., Newton Center, MA 02459

Please RSVP at adam@joshzakim.com.

*08/13/2018 Swampscott Democratic Town Committee Governor’s Candidates Forum*

Monday, August 13, 6:30 PM

Swampscott Senior Center, 200R Essex Street, Swampscott (around the back side of Swampscott High School)

Come at 6:30PM to meet our Gubernatorial candidates as well as the two Democratic candidates for Essex South District Register of Deeds, current Register John O’Brien and challenger Alice Merkl. Jointly they will have 15 minutes prior to the main event to introduce themselves as well as answer a few questions. Jim Peterson, Co-Vice Chair will moderate the evening. Both our candidates for Governor are looking forward to answering your questions on issues pertinent to you as well as to the future of the Commonwealth.

08/13/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St., Franklin, MA 02038

More information at https://www.facebook.com/franklindemocrats/ or http://www.franklindemocrats.com or contact: Tonya Price, Chair@FranklinDemocrats.com.

08/13/2018 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 PM

Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532

For more see https://www.facebook.com/NorthboroughDems/

*08/13/2018 Candidate Forum for 13th Norfolk State Rep & Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex State Senate*

Monday, August 13, 7 PM

Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494

7:00 pm – Informal Meet & Greet

7:30 pm – Candidates for State Rep: Denise Garlick (incumbent), Ted Steinberg

8:00 pm – Candidates for State Senate: Kris Aleksov, Jackie Katz

Forum for Democratic primary candidates Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Needham, Wayland, and Wellesley. A non-partisan League moderator will present questions submitted by League and audience members. Email questions to voterservice2@lwv-needham.org by 3pm on August 12. For further info contact the League of Women Voters of Needham at https://lwv-needham.org/

*08/14/2018 Fundraiser for Eileen Duff for Governor’s Council with Special Guest Congressman Moulton*

Tuesday, August 14, Noon

Liberty Square Group, 4 Liberty Square, 5th Floor, Boston

You’re invited to join Special Guest Congressman Seth Moulton at a fundraiser for Eileen Duff. Tickets $25 for Young Professional, $100, $250, $500 and $1000. Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/8-14moultonforduff or RSVP to Jen@libertysquaregroup.com.

*08/14/2018 Beers for Barbara with Special Guest Jim Koch*

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 – 8 PM

Oak & Iron Brewing Company, 18 Red Spring Rd., Andover, MA 01810

Join Congressional candidate Barbara L’Italien for a very special Beers with Barbara event featuring Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams and the Boston Beer Company. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. All are welcome. Suggested donations: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, $2,700. A donation is not required to attend but if you would like to make a donation, feel free to do so at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bli-mar

*08/14/2018 Reception in Honor of Drew Russo, Candidate for State Rep*

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Nahant Golf Club, 1 Willow Road, Nahant

Suggested Donation: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500.

https://www.drewrusso.org/

Please RSVP by email to Kalen@drewrusso.org or 781-598-2018.

*08/14/2018 Conversation with Donna Patalano at Winter Hill Brewery*

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Winter Hill Brewery 328 Broadway, Somerville

Canvass & Conversation with Donna Patalano at Winter Hill Brewery, Hosted by Somerville Ward 4 Alderman Jesse Clingan.

Stop by for canvassing and craft beer at Winter Hill Brewing Company, hosted by Somerville Alderman Jesse Clingan. RSVP to harry@litcampaigns.com

08/14/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Holyoke

Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8 PM

27 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/14/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 6:15 – 8 PM

NAGE Office Building, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, MA 02169

More information at https://www.quincydems.com/

08/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM

TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

08/14/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM

Beverly Main Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly

Please join us at our next meeting when Donna Kelly Williams, the President of the Massachusetts Nurses’ Association will be present to discuss with us Question 1 regarding patient-to-nurse limits.

*08/15/2018 Moms 4 Massie Meet & Greet*

Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 – 8 PM

18 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA, 02043

Come meet Bob Massie and ask him about anything on your mind as a parent or Massachusetts resident. Local puppeteer Leigh Baltzer and free babysitters will entertain the kids. For more info and RSVP visit https://secure.ngpvan.com/DeMDsN4170yMAkC6OM8fnw2

*08/15/2018 Youth-Led Forum for 3rd Congressional District Candidates*

Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 – 7 PM

the Catalyst Center, 17 Warren Street, 3rd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852

All candidates have been invited and the event is open to the public. The event will focus on issues chosen by UTEC members and staff. There will be designated space outside of UTEC for campaign supporters and sign-holders. Parking: The City of Lowell Lower Locks Garage is located at 90 Warren Street and there is on-street metered parking in the area. See https://www.utec-lowell.org/about/calendar/2018/08/youth-led-congressional-candidate-forum

*08/15/2018 Josh Zakim Meet and Greet in Lexington*

Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 – 7 PM

7 Gould Rd., Lexington, MA 02420

Please RSVP to adam@joshzakim.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1464560503645073/

*08/15/2018 Reception for State House candidate Lisa Yarid Ferry (14ES)*

Wednesday, August 15, 6 PM

Methuen Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack Street

*08/15/2018 Reception in Support of Jay Gonzalez*

Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 PM

Medway – address provided upon RSVP

RSVP here or email Emma Crowley at emma@jay4ma.com https://secure.actblue.com/donate/medway081518?refcode=dispatch

08/15/2018 Houseparty for Deb Rudolf

Wednesday, August 15, 7 – 9 PM

3 Plante’s Landing, Bourne

https://www.debrudolf.com/

*08/15/2018 Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting *

Wednesday, August 15, 7 PM

Al Merritt Meeting Room, 600 Market Street, Lynnfield

Guest speaker Registrar of Deeds for Southern Essex County, John O’Brien, Mr. O’Brien has served as Registrar of Deeds since 1976, and is facing challengers for the first time since 1994 in his re-election bid. In addition, member Peter Pearlmutter will share his thoughts on an interesting Middle East Peace solution. The regular business meeting will follow the speaker portion of the evening. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information find us on Facebook, email us at lynnfield.democrats@gmail.com, or call the chairman Mark McDonough at: 857-919-3764.

08/16/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Easthampton

Thursday, August 16, 6 – 8 PM

74 Florence Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/16/2018 Jack Stanton Jazz in the Garden Fundraiser

Thursday, August 16, 6 – 8 PM

3 Jarves Street, Sandwich

Join the #JackPack and Sandwich’s own Jessica Curran for an evening of jazz and bossa nova in support of Jack Stanton’s campaign for State Representative. The event is hosted by John and Eugenie Shaw, who have graciously offered the exquisite garden at their home for the evening’s festivities. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and anyone who enjoys music and good conversation is welcome to join! Please note a suggested donation of $50 to The Committee to Elect Jack Stanton to cover refreshments and entertainment.

RSVP Dan Creamer at daniel.t.creamer@gmail.com.

*08/16/2018 Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle with Musical Guests Deborah Henson-Conant, Don White, and Christine Lavin*

Thursday, August 16, 6:30 PM

Regent Theater 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474

$25 suggested donation (or donate what you can)/$35 includes VIP seating/$50+ includes VIP seating and pre-show meet and greet with appetizers and cash bar.

Pre-show arrival time 6.30pm; Event start time: 7pm. Free Parking.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug16regentmusicevent

08/16/2018 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 7 PM

Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road (corner of Elm Street), Boxford, MA 01921

Park in the lot between the Community Center and the Fire Station, then enter the building from that side and proceed to the main upstairs meeting room. For further information contact: chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078.

*08/16/2018 Potables & Politics with State Senate Candidate Becca Rausch*

Thursday, August 16, 8 PM

vinodivino, 922 Highland Avenue, Needham

Please join our hosts for an evening of wine, cheese, music, and conversation in support of Becca Rausch for State Senate. Please secure your $25 ticket in advance at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/potablesandpolitics

08/17/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, August 17, 7 – 9 AM

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)

Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. For more info please contact WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

*08/18/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Concord with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas*

Saturday, August 18, 10:30 AM – Noon

Home of Linda Ziffrin, 97 Mildred Circle Concord.

Please RSVP at adam@joshzakim.com and see more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1993598777331367/ .

08/18/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, August 18, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

08/18/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Saturday, August 18, 2 – 4 PM

62 Hart St., Beverly, MA 01915

Donation: $20/person; $30/couple; children free. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks provided. RSVP by August 13 and address questions to Jim Thompson: tactech@comcast.net, (978) 921-5884 or Bonnie Hannable: bhannable@gmail.com, (978) 922-7190. Please bring a chair to make sure there are enough for all. BDCC members are asked to email Bonnie Hannable what side dish or dessert you’ll bring.

08/18/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 3 – 7 PM

Elizabeth And Mark’s House 88 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Come celebrate With the Harwich Democratic Town Committee.

We’ll have lots of drinks and food to grill. Please feel free to bring sides, salads, and desserts!

Mark@Ameres.nettel:508-TAP-MARK.

RSVP BY 8/15 to elizabeth@ameres.net .

*08/18/2018 Lexington Meet and Greet for Jeff Ballinger*

Saturday, August 18, 4 – 6 PM

RSVP for address

Jeff Ballinger, is running for congress in the 3rd District MA. He values immigration rights, labor rights and human rights. He’s a life long social justice activist.More info on ballingerforcongress.com RSVP for location at tanyabb@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/509483722822637/

08/18/2018 Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 5 – 8 PM

199 Col. Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351

Food Music and Fun. Bring the kids. Donations accepted at http://www.alexbezanson.org/donate.html but not required.

08/18/2018 NAACP Mystic Valley Freedom Fund Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Donna Patalano

Saturday, August 18

Arlington Lodge, Sons of Italy – 19 Prentiss Road in Arlington, MA

The Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP breakfast theme is “Overcoming Barriers: social, economic, and educational barriers—impediments to gaining equal assets.” Middlesex County District Attorney candidate Donna Patalano will serve as Keynote speaker. Reserve a seat at the breakfast by mailing a check for $50 per person to MVA NAACP, P.O. Box 132, Medford, MA 02156 or by contacting Ed Ligon at 617-680-4571 or Pearl Morrison at 617-803-3549.

08/19/2018 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 1 – 4 PM

home of Bonnie Gossels, 15 Bennett Rd., Wayland, MA 01778

Save the date. This event is rain or shine. We expect to have the usual offerings of food and drink, plus special guests. For more info contact Wayland Dems Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

*08/19/2018 Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor Meet & Greet in Amherst*

Sunday, August 19, 5 – 7 PM

Black Sheep Deli, 79 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

Get ready for Jimmy’s stump speech, Q&A, and Mingle with Tingle networking. BYOB. Donations accepted but not required. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug19blacksheep or for more information contact The Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle at Info@jimmytingle4mass.com or 617-441-0522.

08/20/2018 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Monday, August 20, 5 – 8 PM

Gerry No. 5 Veteran Fireman’s Association Function Hall, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead, MA 01945

Fun, food, and frolic as we head toward the midterm elections. Rep. Seth Moulton and other VIPs will be joing in. Menu includes grilled chicken, corn/black bean salsa, potato salad, cole slaw, grilled veggies, and a variety of desserts. Sponsors, $120, Tickets $30, Students $25. For tickets and scholarships contact Picnic Chair Margie Herrick at 781-710-0730 or herrick.margaret@gmail.com. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/595369537502220/

*08/20/2018 Leicester & Worcester Democrats Meeting & Debate*

Monday, August 20, 6 – 9 PM

Knights of Columbus, 44 Circuit Ave N, Worcester, MA 01603

6:00 PM – Business meeting

7:00 PM – Debate between the Democratic Candidates (Pamela Gemme, David LeBoeuf, Stu Loosemoore), running for the 17th Worcester District State Representative seat. For more information please contact in Leicester adamjmenard@gmail.com or in Worcester worcesterdemocrats@gmail.com.

*08/20/2018 North Shore Reception in Honor of State Sen. Barbara L’Italien*

Monday, August 20, 6 PM

Hotel Hawthorne, Salem, MA

Join State Sen. Barbara L’Italien, Candidate for Congress, 3rd CD.

Suggested Donation: $100, $250, $500.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bli-mar?refcode=website_header www.teambarbara.com

*08/20/2018 Worcester Dems and Leicester Dems Joint Meeting and Debate*

Monday, August 20, 6 PM

Knights of Columbus, 44 Circuit Ave N, Worcester

Join the Leicester Democratic Town Committee and the Worcester Democratic City Committee for a special joint summer meeting. At 7:00 PM we will jointly host a debate between the Democratic Candidates (Pamela Gemme, David LeBoeuf, Stu Loosemoore), running for the 17th Worcester District, State Representative seat. For more information please contact in Leicester adamjmenard@gmail.com or in Worcester worcesterdemocrats@gmail.com

*08/20/2018 Winchester League of Women Voters Candidate Forum*

Monday, August 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Winchester Public Library Large Meeting Room, 80 Washington St., Winchester, MA 01890

Featuring Democratic candidates running for the Massachusetts Senate 5th Middlesex District: incumbent Senator Jason Lewis and Samantha Hammar. Also appearing: John Hugo, Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District. Free and open to the public. Voters will be seated at tables and the candidates will move from table to table to answer questions and interact with the participants. The format will allow voters to ask the candidates their own questions. For more see http://www.lwvwinchester.org

*08/20/2018 Framingham League of Women Voters Forum with DA Candidate Donna Patalano *

Monday, August 20, 7 – 8:30 PM

Costin Library, 48 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702

RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com.

08/21/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Sharon

Tuesday, August 21, 6 – 8 PM

22 Manomet Rd., Sharon, MA 02067

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

*08/21/2018 Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Winchester*

Tuesday, August 21, 6 – 8 PM

19 Yale Street, Winchester, MA 01890

RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com.

08/21/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 6:45 PM

Lawrence Library 15 Main Street (Rte 113) Pepperell, MA

Special Guests: Bopha Malone, Barbara L’Italien, Bill Martin, Eileen Duff.

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

08/22/2018 Reception in Support of Jay Gonzalez

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 PM

West Newbury – address given upon RSVP

RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/westnewbury082218 or or email Brooks Richon at brooks@jay4ma.com.

*08/22/2018 House Party in Natick for Ranked Choice Voting*

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

the home of Beverly Rich & Martin Kessel, 43R Water Street (LEFT front door), Natick, MA 01760

A guest speaker from Voter Choice MA will share a brief presentation about how ranked choice voting works and how it could benefit Massachusetts voters. The speaker will explain what Voter Choice MA is doing to bring ranked choice voting to MA and how you can support their efforts if you would like to do so. For more info email bev@thekessels.org.

*08/22/2018 Indivisible Somerville Hosts Donna Patalano at Remnant Brewing*

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 – 8 PM

Remnant Brewing 2 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Stop by to meet Middlesex District Attorney candidate Donna Patalano at Remnant brewing for an evening of conversation and craft beer, hosted by Indivisible Somerville. RSVP to chris@litcampaigns.com.

08/22/2018 South Shore Action Forum on Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, August 22, 7 PM

Scituate Public Library Community Room, 85 Branch Street, Scitutate

Featuring Candace Julyan, Pathways to Restorative Communities: Bringing restorative practices to schools, communities and work groups; Massachusetts Bail Fund: Opposing debtor prison practice by posting bail for those who can’t. Court Watch MA participant; John Bradley: Career prosecutor and candidate for Plymouth County District Attorney. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but kindly follow this link to RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ZF5DGN or contact Dawn Sibor: Dsibor@verizon.net with questions.

08/23/2018 Bourne Dems Summer Party

Thursday, August 23, 6 – 8 PM

50 Monument Neck Road, Bourne, MA (Gray Gables)

Please join the Bourne Democratic Town Committee at their annual Summer Party! Ronda and Aaron Tobey have graciously offered their beautiful Gray Gables home for our Party. Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and socialize with other Democrats and candidates for office as we head toward the Primary in September. Main course provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Please RSVP to bournedemocrats@gmail.com.

08/23/2018 Lancaster Democratic Town Committee Summer Picnic

Thursday, August 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Lancaster Community Center patio, 695 Main St. Suite 7, Lancaster, MA 01523 Behind the Library and War Memorials

The menu will be summer favorites on the grill and pot luck sides.

Suggested Donation $5. Contact Don Adams at donalde.adams@comcast.net.

*08/23/2018 Tewksbury DTC Summer Social*

Thursday, August 23, 7 PM

TJ Callahan’s at 1425 Main Street (Route 38)

Candidates welcome. Contact Cathy Dwyer cdwyer64@verizon.net.

*08/23/2018 Reception in Honor of Josh Zachim*

Thursday, August 23, 7 – 8:30 PM

Gathr, 42 Market Street, Ipswich

Join Josh Zachim, candidate for Sec. of State.

Donation $50 per person, $75 per couple.

*08/24/2018 Gina Ortiz Jones, Congressional Candidate for Texas’ 23rd District*

Friday, August 24, 8:30 – 10 AM

1548 Beacon St, Newton, MA

Gina is running to flip the most competitive House seat in Texas, now held by GOP incumbent Will Hurd. After graduating from Boston University, Gina entered the Air Force as an intelligence officer, where she deployed to Iraq, serving under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In the years since, she built a career in national security, intelligence, and defense and served as Senior Advisor for Trade Enforcement under President Obama. Texas’ 23rd Congressional District shares a long border with Mexico and has a population that is 70% Hispanic. It is at the epicenter of issues around immigration and family separation at the border. The recommended amount to attend is $100, but please give what you can and join us. Veterans, students and LGBTQ youth are especially welcome!

https://www.forcemultiplierma.org/events/ortizjones

08/25/2018 Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast

Saturday, August 25, 10 AM – Noon

Maria’s Family Restaurant, Galleria Banquet Room, 85 Essex Street, Haverhill

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional Seat, along with Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and other statewide offices, will be attending. 2018 Distinguished Democrats will be awarded and straw poll will be conducted on all contested races. Open to the public and tickets are $25.00. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended as this event will sell out early. For more info contact Breakfast Chairperson Roz McKeon, at rbm521@comcast.net.

*08/25/2018 Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Saturday, August 25, 10 AM

Stockbridge Town Hall Meeting Room, 50 Main Street

For more info email Chairperson@stockbridgedemocrats.org.

*08/25/2018 Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Waltham*

Saturday, August 25, 1 – 3 PM

15 Irving Street, Waltham, MA 02451

Join us at the home of Andrew Fintzel in Waltham for coffee & conversation in support of Donna’s candidacy for Middlesex District Attorney. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com.

*08/25/2018 Family Fun Day in support of Becca Rausch for State Senate*

Saturday, August 25, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Needham address provided after ticket purchase

Please join our hosts for a day of music by Maria Sangiolo, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, and games in support of Becca Rausch for State Senate. Tickets are $20 for a family of 2, and $30 for three or more. Purchase tickets at https://www.beccarausch.com/family-fun

*08/26/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Potluck Picknic *

Sunday, August 26, 2 – 5 PM

Collins Cove Park, 31 Collins Street, Salem

Join members of the Salem Democratic City Committee and their friends and neighbors for a fun time at our annual picnic. We’ve invited local, regional, and statewide officeholders and candidates. Suggested Donation is $20.00 per person. If bringing a check, please make it out to “Salem Democratic City Committee”.This is a potluck, so please bring an appetizer, salad, entree, dessert, or beverages. (A Google sheet will be shared soon to keep track of who is bringing what.) Please PM us or email Salemdemscc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

08/26/2018 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 3 – 5 PM

Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA 01072

Co-hosted by the Democratic Town Committees of Amherst, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and Wendell. Senator Stan Rosenberg and Rep. Steve Kulik will be honored guests. Meet candidates for Senate and Rep. seats for 1st and 2nd Franklin and 1st Hampshire Districts. Details will be posted at https://www.413stayingconnected.org

08/26/2018 Groton DTC Meeting with Jeff Ballinger

Sunday, August 26, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

Special Guest: CD3 candidate Jeff Ballinger

See https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ for more information.

08/26/2018 6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham

Sunday, August 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Heritage Senior Assisted Living, 747 Water St., Framingham

Please park at the adjacent Hemenway School. See map at http://framinghamdems.org/heritage-location/

The Framingham Democratic Committee will host a debate among the candidates contesting in the 6th Middlesex Democratic primary. More details will be posted at http://framinghamdems.org/candidates-debate-aug-26/

*08/27/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting*

Monday, August 27, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

Meetings are generally held on the last Monday of each month.

08/28/2018 Fundraising Reception for Congressman Bill Keating

Tuesday, August 28, 4 – 6 PM

Address provided on RSVP

Suggested donation: $1,000, $500, $250, $100.

RSVP to Michael Clarke at 508-591-0512.

*08/28/2018 Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano in Somerville*

Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

5 Lester Terrace, Somerville, MA 02144

Stop by for a meet & greet in Somerville, hosted by David Tisel. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com.

*08/28/2018 Reading Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump*

Tuesday, August 28, 6 – 7:30 PM

18 Winter Street, Reading, MA 01867 (Street parking available)

Hosted by: Meghan Young Dave and Robin Decker. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Suggested Contribution Levels: $50/$100/$250/$500. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/reading2018 or mail checks to: The Committee to Elect Suzanne Bump P.O. Box 163
Boston, MA 02133. Please RSVP to info@suzannebump.com.

*08/28/2018 Brookline Dems Candidate Night*

Tuesday, August 28, 7 – 9 PM

Brookline Town Hall, Select Board Room 333 Washington St, 6th Floor

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Candidates for State Representative, 15th Norfolk District Rebecca Stone and Tommy Vitolo will be answering questions about issues impacting Brookline.

8:00 – 8:45pm

We’ve invited candidates from other contested Democratic primaries to join us and offer us their thoughts about why they want to represent Brookline. Candidates for State Representative, 15th Suffolk/Norfolk: Ni ka Elugardo and Jeffrey Sanchez Candidates for Governor’s Council, District 3: Nick Carter and Marilyn Pettito Devaney.

*08/29/2018 Winchester Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump*

Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 – 7 PM

1 Wood Lane, Winchester, MA 01890 (Street parking available)

Hosted by: State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative Michael Day, Selectman Michael Bettencourt, Paul and Annie Goodrich, and Michael and Kerri Crowe. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Suggested Contribution Levels: $125/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/winchester2018 or mail checks to: The Committee to Elect Suzanne Bump P.O. Box 163
Boston, MA 02133. Please RSVP to info@suzannebump.com.

08/29/2018 Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Jared Golden (ME-02)

Wednesday, August 29, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Home of Shawn Fitzgibbons & Kate Wissel, 300 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Help flip Maine’s 2nd District. Meet Jared Golden, with special guests Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III and Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett. Suggested donation: $100/$250/$500/$1,000/$2,700. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jgfm

08/30/2018 Kingston Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, Candidate for State Rep.

Thursday, August 30, 5:30 – 8 PM

Jones River Landing, 55 Landing Road, Kingston

Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, candidate for State Rep., 12th Plymouth District. Public opportunity learn about Kathy LaNatra’s candidacy and ask questions while enjoying a summer evening alongside the Jones River. The family-friendly event is open to all, with free BBQ fare and kids games available. Free.

Co-hosted by the Committee to Elect Kathy LaNatra and the Kingston Democratic Town Committee.

Questions?: contact electkathylanatra@gmail.com

*08/30/2018 Women for McGovern*

Thursday, August 30, 5:30 – 7 PM

George’s Coney Island, 158 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608

Save the date. Join the Women for McGovern event for a fun night in support of Congressman Jim McGovern. Suggested Contribution: $166/$83/$42. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jpmwomen2018 and look for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/247628792524640/

09/05/2018 Middleboro Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, Candidate for State Rep.

Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Oak Point Clubhouse Ballroom, Oak Point Dr., Middleboro

Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, candidate for State Rep., 12th Plymouth District. Free public event for residents to meet Kathy LaNatra, ask questions and learn about her candidacy. Complimentary desserts and coffee.

Questions?: contact electkathylanatra@gmail.com

*09/06/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thursday, September 6, 7 – 8:45 PM

Thayer Public Library, Program Room, 798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. 02184

We will discuss the primary results and plan our next steps. See https://www.braintreedems.org/events

09/07/2018 Rock the Vote Bridgewater

Friday, September 7, 5 – 8 PM

Bridgewater Music Alley, Central Square, Bridgewater, MA, 02324

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee is proud to bring you a concert at Bridgewater Music Alley featuring The Reprobates. This concert is a free concert but please consider making a donation of $10 per ticket to help offset costs. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rockthevotebridgewater

09/08/2018 Rockport DemsMeeting

Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM

Brenner Room of the Rockport Library.

See https://rockportdems.org/ for more information.

09/08/2018 Sen. Anne Gobi Democratic BBQ

Saturday, September 8, Noon – 5 PM

South Barre Rod & Gun Club, 2626 Barre Road, Hardwick, MA 01037

Save the date for State Senator Anne Gobi’s annual barbeque and Democratic get together. Speeches/food usually commence around 1 pm. Further details will be provided when available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1029892940503501/

09/08/2018 DSC Meeting in Lowell

Saturday, September 8, 3 PM

VFW Post 662 190 Plain Street, Lowell

At this meeting, we’ll vote on two open State Committee seats: one Affirmative Action male seat and one LGBTQ+ male seat. The qualifications for these seats may be found in our Charter – Article Three, Section II.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

Meeting will be in CD3

09/08/2018 Wellesley Dems Picnic

Saturday, September 8, 4 – 6 PM

Save the Date.

All are welcome.

09/08/2018 Birthday Party Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra

Saturday, September 8, 6 – 9:30 PM

Monponsett Inn, 550 Monponsett St., Halifax

Join the Committee to Elect Kathy LaNatra to support her bid to become the next State Rep. for the 12th Plymouth District. Dinner, music, cash bar. Tickets: $50 each (suggested).

To RSVP, contact electkathylanatra@gmail.com, or reserve your ticket online with a donation: www.kathylanatra.com/donate

09/09/2018 Grafton Dems Breakfast

Sunday, September 9, 9 – 11 AM

Grafton Inn in Grafton MA.

The biannual Grafton Democratic Town Committee Fromont-Moroney Memorial breakfast is taking place. Three very special awards will be presented in honor of those who came before us to recognize those who continue to carry the torch! More details including award recipients will be available shortly.

*09/10/2018 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Monday, September 10, 7 PM

Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532

For more see https://www.facebook.com/NorthboroughDems/

*09/11/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, September 11, 7 – 9 PM

Wrentham Council On Aging, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham

Come on down – voters (and soon to be voters) are welcome!

Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/849683038537340/?event_time_id=849683085204002 for more information.

09/11/2018 Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Save the Date.

*09/12/2018 Countdown to Election Day Fundraiser*

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Bostonian Boston Hotel, 26 North Street

Join the Environmental Voter Project for our annual fundraiser in Boston! Suggested Guest Contributions: $50, $100, or $200

To buy tickets in advance, click here:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/OWPFfpLrok6yW918gXzUjA2

If you’re unable to make the event, but would still like to donate, click here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/OWPFfpLrok6yW918gXzUjA2

09/12/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

Our September meeting will include an update from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign featuring a regional field organizer and State Representative Brian Ashe. Rep. Ashe has served as our State Rep since 2008. He represents the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, and Monson. Rep. Ashe will provide us with an update from Beacon Hill and all of his great work on our behalf.

*09/13/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*

Thursday, September 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

Community Room at the Ayer Police Station, 54 Park St., Aye

Please park across the street in the Aubuchon Hardware parking lot, per request of the police department.

Contact koconnor20@yahoo.com.

*09/13/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thursday, September 13, 7 – 9 PM

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

7:00 pm – Social Hour

7:30 pm – Business Meeting

8:00 pm – Speakers to be announced

*09/13/2018 Gloucester DCC Meeting*

Thursday, September 13, 7:30 – 9 PM

Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers St, Gloucester

See http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ for more information.

09/16/2018 Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Clare Siska 14 Stow Street, Acton

Great food, Great friends, Great Candidates, Great Elected Officials All for a Great Democratic Party!

$10 per person/$20 per family

Please help us support the Acton Boxborough Food Pantry and bring a non-perishable food item to the picnic!

*09/23/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Breakfast with Cong. Stephen Lynch*

Sunday, September 23, 10 AM – Noon

Granite Grill, 703 Granite Street, Braintree, MA

For ticket information, see https://www.braintreedems.org/events

*09/25/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM

135 Lafayette Street Salem, MA

Guest Speakers State Senator Joan Lovely and State Rep. Paul Tucker.

09/26/2018 Natick Dems Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 7 PM

Save the date.

http://www.natickdems.org/events/

09/27/2018 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.’s Annual “Galway West” Oyster Festival

Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 8 PM

J.P. Ryan’s Tavern, 246 Brockton Avenue (Route 123), Abington

Featuring Irish music, Irish step dancers, and fresh oysters from the Duxbury Oyster Company. Suggested minimum donation: $25.00. Sponsorships: Gold $200/Silver $100/Bronze $75. For directions or further information call Pamela Berry at 781-871-1510.

09/30/2018 Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM

Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. (Rt 20), Westfield, MA 01085

The Westfield Democratic City Committee will be honoring Governor’s Councilor Mary Hurley as Westfield Democrat of the Year and Richard K. Sullivan, Sr. as Democratic City Committee Member of the Year at its annual Harvest Breakfast. Tickets are $30. RSVP and signup information to follow at https://www.facebook.com/events/1381813175284946/

10/02/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

Contact Chair Richard Drolet 508-801-2881 or Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394.

Meeting dates: 11/13, 12/4.

10/17/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

Our October meeting will feature a panel discussion on the ballot questions that will appear on the November ballot. We will also learn how we can help Get Out the Vote for all of our great democratic candidates!

10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Save the date.

10/21/2018 West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Sunday, October 21, 10 AM – Noon

Storrowton Tavern, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089

Save the Date. Hosted by West Springfield Democratic Committee. Details to follow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1785167424839195/

10/24/2018 Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Wednesday, October 24

Watch this space for details.

*10/28/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast*

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 – 11 AM

Franco-American Hall, 535 Western Ave, Lynn

A plentiful breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, fruit, juice, etc. will be provided. Donation: $30.00 per person. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Josh Walsh, LDCC Treasurer, 13 Curtis St., Lynn MA 01905. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net.

11/13/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

Contact Chair Richard Drolet 508-801-2881 or Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394.

Meeting dates: 12/4.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

12/04/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

Contact Chair Richard Drolet 508-801-2881 or Lisa Lemieux at 774-328-0394.