April 12, 2019/Weekly Column

Many New Events!

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats, 

On Thursday I received an AFL-CIO Action Alert: As of 1:00pm, Thursday April 11th, 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England are on strike! Stop & Shop is a multi-billion-dollar company that is attempting to enforce takebacks. These takebacks will not only hurt workers, but also their families. The Massachusetts Democratic Party stands in solidarity with our fellow works and we will not cross the picket line. Head to your nearest Stop & Shop and show our union family some needed support— we need to hold the line! 

As we approach caucus season, I would like to share the link for caucus listings across the state: 
https://massdems.org/2019-convention-caucus-information/ 
It is easy to find a caucus in any community. We do not normally include individual caucus information in the Dispatch. If there is a meeting or a speaker in conjunction with the caucus we will make an exception.  

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 website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Information for Committees – Caucus Training
Caucus trainings are being conducted by the Field Services Committee of the Mass Dems. Whether you are an old hand or chairing your first caucus I encourage you to attend. Experienced chairs can share your knowledge. Encourage other officers to attend. Beyond any actual information, these events are a great way to connect with other committees and informally discuss what other groups are doing. 

Caucus Training for Chairs – UPDATED
Watch www.massdems.org for more information. 
4/16 06:00am BTU, 180 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
4/20 09:00am Radisson, Chelmsford 
4/27 10:00am Foxborough Public Safety Building 
4/27 01:00pm Beverly Public Library 
4/27 01:00pm Shrewsbury Public Library 
4/28 01:30pm Waltham Public Library 

Mass Alliance Training
Grassroots Campaign Training 
5/04-5/05 9AM-5PM SEIU 1199, Quincy 
5/18-5/19 9AM-5PM Falmouth 
Are you or a friend running for office or thinking about running for office? Are you a young organizer contemplating a career managing campaigns? Does your organization have volunteers or activists looking to gain skills and get more involved in electing progressives to public office? If so, check this out! 
RSVP and details: https://bit.ly/2SQ6YXZ 

Free Six Week Training Webinar for Activists – April 16 to May 23
The Association of State Democratic Committees, in conjunction with the new Best Practices Institute (BPI), is excited to launch our 2019 Train the Trainer (T3) Webinar program. T3 is a free six-week, twelve-part course, covering all aspects of grassroots campaigning. This program seeks to expand the skills of progressive activists and volunteers, by ensuring that comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. Register for T3 today, and help us take our country back in 2020!  
https://bit.ly/2IKSKb0 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Rocky Mountain Mike – Trump is actually less threatened by Deep State than Deep Fried. 
Andy Borowitz – Trump Names Lori Loughlin Education Secretary. 

Event details:

04/12/2019 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Potluck Social/Fundraiser
Friday, April 12, 7 PM
14 Westwood Drive, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Please join the Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) for our Potluck Social / Fundraiser. This social event is open to any local progressives interested in friendly discussion of politics, good food and drink, and listening to our elected officials and guest speakers. SDTC members will provide appetizers, desserts, and beverages for the event. Guests will only be asked to contribute as they feel able. Proceeds support the SDTC academic scholarship funds and political activity. For more information please contact SDTC Chair David Mitchell at waterfront2828@gmail.com

04/12/2019 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally
Friday, April 12, 7 – 10 PM
Barber’s Crossing North, 175 Leominster Rd., Sterling, MA 01564
Join the Town of Sterling Democratic Town Committee at our local pub to discuss the news of the day. https://www.facebook.com/events/2181074598626791/ 

04/13/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

04/13/2019 Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Spring Issues Forum
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM – 3 PM
Carpenters Training Center, 10 Holman Rd., Millbury, MA 01527
Starting with breakfast at 9:00 a.m., the focus of the Forum will be on three key issues relating to education: Vocational Education, Early Education, and the Foundation Budget. The program will include Grassroots Legislative Action Training, and lunch with Issues Speed Dating. Suggested contribution $25.00 Registrants may pay online, or by cash or check at the event. Sign-up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdm-2019-spring-issues-conference-on-education-in-massachusetts-tickets-58495490587 

04/13/2019 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting 
Saturday, April 13, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden, MA 02148
For information contact MDCC chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.com or 339-298-6508.  

*04/13/2019 Town Hall on Energy & Environment with Rep. Peake & Senator Cyr*
Saturday, April 13, 11 AM – 1 PM
Nauset Regional Middle 70 Route 28, Orleans
Please join Representative Sarah Peake and Senator Julian Cyr for a town hall meeting style discussion on issues relating to energy and the environment. Organized by the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and co-sponsored by other organizations. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/445031052708947/ 

04/14/2019 Acton Dems Meeting
Sunday, April 14, 6 – 7:15 PM
Spicepepper Garden Restaurant, 36 Great Rd, Acton
Will be reviewing and voting to approve the revised bylaws developed by the Bylaws Committee. 

04/15/2019 Lowell Democratic City Committee Quarterly Meeting
Monday, April 15, 7 PM
East End Social Club. 15 W 4th St., Lowell, MA 01850
Look for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/1312001862264113/?event_time_id=1312001878930778 

*04/15/2019 Newbury DTC Meeting*
Monday, April 15, 7 PM
1st Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road (Rt. 1A)
Contact: perfectturmoil@gmail.com 

*04/15/2019 Harvard DTC Meeting*
Monday, April 15, 7:30 PM
Congregational Church of Harvard, 5 Still River Rd, Harvard

*04/16/2019 Massachusetts High School Democrats Statehouse Meet & Greet*
Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 AM – Noon 
House Members Lounge, Massachusetts Statehouse, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133
You will have the chance to mingle with legislators, tour the Statehouse, and enter the chamber. Breakfast will be provided. Sign-up at http://www.bit.ly/MAHSDStatehouseMG 

04/16/2019 Boston Ward 4 Dems April Meeting: People Before Highways
Tuesday, April 16, 6 – 8 PM
South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118
Join us as we welcome Karilyn Crockett, author of People Before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making. Senator Will Brownsberger, Representative Jon Santiago, and District 2 Councilor Ed Flynn will update us on their legislative and issues priorities. See https://www.facebook.com/events/315212322472760/ or https://bostonward4dems.org 

04/16/2019 Mashpee Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 7 – 8:30 PM
MashpeeTV, 168 Industrial Dr., Mashpee, MA 02649

04/16/2019 Upton Dems Meeting – Ranked Choice Voting
Tuesday, April 16, 7 – 9 PM
United Parish 1 Church St Upton
We have a really exciting agenda for this month’s meeting. At our next meeting Tuesday, April 16th a speaker from Voter Choice Massachusetts will talk about Rank Choice Voting. The presentation will include information, a discussion and a mock election to witness first hand how Rank Choice Voting works! We hope you’ll attend (and bring a friend!). 

*04/16/2019 Stow Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, April 16, 7 PM
Randall Library, Stow
Monthly meeting. 
Please contact jas.p.cohen@gmail.com

04/17/2019 MelroseDems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
Check https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ for updates. 

04/18/2019 Jimmy Pereira for Brockton Mayor Campaign Kickoff
Thursday, April 18, 6 – 9 PM
Tommy Doyle’s at Sidelines, 235 East Ashland St., Brockton, MA
You are invited to attend Jimmy Pereira’s Campaign Kickoff Party along with friends, neighbors, and family members. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/sykgzJqiufZ8xrVl1 or if you can’t make it but would like to support Jimmy donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-jimmy-pereira-1 

*04/18/2019 Tim Cronin for Weymouth Councilor At-Large Campaign Kickoff*
Thursday, April 18, 6 – 9 PM
Weymouth Eagles Hall, 1338 Washington St., Weymouth
You are invited to attend Tim Cronin’s Campaign Kickoff Party. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/521414764932711/ or if you can’t make it but would like to support Tim donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-tim-cronin-1 

*04/18/2019 Boston: Launching the Green New Deal Tour*
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 – 9 PM
Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, MA 02125
Join the Tour Launch of the Road to a Green New Deal. Speakers include Sen. Ed Markey and Cong. Ayanna Pressley. Reserve your ticket at https://www.universe.com/events/road-to-a-green-new-deal-boston-tour-launch-tickets-boston-Y6L20K 

04/18/2019 Bourne Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
Bourne Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Speaker TBD 

*04/18/2019 Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
Hollis room, 3rd Floor of Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741.
Topic: Climate Change, with a speaker and more. See https://www.carlisledems.org/calendar or contact Co-chairs: Nancy Kronenberg, nancyCDTC@rosepath.com or Bob Wallhagen, Rwallhagen@aol.com

*04/18/2019 Waltham Dems Meeting*
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 PM
Government Center, 119 School Street, Waltham
On the agenda for April is the May Caucus; a “state of the City Committee” discussion on how the WDCC is doing, local politics, and future goals; and the 3rd MAD Breakfast. 

04/20/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, April 20, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast.  
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information.  

04/20/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, April 20, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com.  

*04/20/2019 Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley: Green New Deal Town Hall*
Saturday, April 20, 3 – 5 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Join a historic discussion between Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and activist and organizer, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond about the Green New Deal. Free with Eventbrite ticket, available at https://greennewdealtownhall.eventbrite.com 

04/22/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 22, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 

*04/23/2019 Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal Town Hall – Lynn*
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 – 8 PM
The New Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 100 Brookline Street, Lynn, MA 01902
Doors open at 6:00pm. See https://www.facebook.com/events/792651224442697/ for more. 

04/23/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

04/23/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, April 23, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*04/24/2019 Etel Haxhiaj for Worcester City Council At-Large Pasta Supper Campaign Kickoff & Fundraiser*
Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
PNI Club, 290 Millbury St., Worcester, MA 01610
𝗦𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: $𝟮𝟱 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻. https://www.facebook.com/events/321039218556117/ 

04/24/2019 Crazy-skee Campaign Kickoff Party for Kristen Strezo for Somerville City Council At-Large
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Dark Horse Tavern, 499 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Talk about the future of Somerville and maybe compete in a skeeball match or two. Donations can be made ahead of time at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-kristen-strezo-1 or visit https://kristenstrezo.com/ 

04/24/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 7 PM
Room 110, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information.  

04/24/2019 Andover Democratic Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 7 PM
Andover Baptist Church
Monthly meeting.  
See http://www.andoverdemocrats.org/ for further information.  

04/24/2019 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, April 24, 7 – 8:30 PM
Grand View Farm and Marion Tavern 55 Center St, Burlington
April Meeting/explanation of upcoming BDTC Caucus. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/346183455999367/ 

04/25/2019 Felix D. Arroyo Birthday Celebration
Thursday, April 25, 6 – 9 PM
Doyle’s 3484 Washington Street Jamaica Plain
Host Committee includes U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins Ways & Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz. 
Suggested Minimum Donation: $71. 
https://bit.ly/2UjSwvX 

*04/25/2019 Fundraiser for Jamie Eldridge*
Thursday, April 25, 6 – 8 PM
Home of Pam and Griff Resor, 5 Proctor Street, Acton
Please RSVP to Danielle McCourt at danielle@jamieeldridge.com 
Donate online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/acton4.25.19#edit 

04/25/2019 The Legacy of State Rep. Jim Miceli: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 25, 7 PM
Tewksbury Public Library at 300 Chandler Street
https://tewksburypl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/the-legacy-of-state-rep-jim-miceli-a-panel-discussion/ 

04/25/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St., Building H, Mansfield
Guest Speaker: Former New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes, representing the Presidential Campaign of Marianne Williamson. We will have representatives from the Presidential campaigns at our meetings leading up to the MA Presidential Primary. All of our meetings and events are open to the public. Mansfield area Democrats are especially invited. For more information, visit our Facebook page or website: http://www.mansfielddems.org/ , send an email to mansfieldmadems@gmail.com or call chair Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189. 

*04/26/2019 Politics & Pints with Jim McGovern*
Friday, April 26, 5:30 – 7 PM
The Columbia Tavern, 28 Manning Ave/16 Central St Rear, Leominster, MA 01453
Come out for an informal gathering to talk politics & drink a pint with Jim, friends & neighbors. Sign up through this link https://secure.ngpvan.com/HwE_LRSQBkSUnT2dA8Aw_g2 

04/26/2019 Littleton DTC Social and Happy Hour
Friday, April 26, 6 PM
Tavern in the Square at 810 Constitution Avenue, Littleton

04/27/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, April 27, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com.  
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted.  
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 

04/27/2019 Cape and Islands Democratic Council Kennedy Legacy Dinner Honoring the Women in Politics
Saturday, April 27, 5 – 10 PM
Hyannis Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave (West Rotary), Hyannis, MA 02601
5-6 PM VIP Reception; 6-10 PM Dinner (choice of Baked Sole, Chicken Cacciatore, or Vegan Stew) 
Regular tickets for the event are $60 and VIP tickets are $110. Tickets can be purchased online at http://capedemocrat.com/ or mail checks to CIDC, P.O. Box 1114, South Dennis, MA 02660. 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/300382837323250/ 

04/27/2019 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, April 27
Tewksbury Town Hall,1009 Main St

04/27/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting
Saturday, April 27
Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus at 61 Market Street in Lowell

04/28/2019 Longmeadow Democrat of the Year Award Breakfast 
Sunday, April 28, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road Longmeadow, MA 01106.
SAVE THE DATE 
Join the LDTC for our annual Democrat of the Year Brunch held at Twin Hills Country Club. Tickets will be available soon! 

04/28/2019 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John Buckley’s 2019 Annual Spring Breakfast
Sunday, April 28, 10 AM – Noon 
The Meadow Brook Restaurant, 1486 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson, 02341
Tickets $25.00 per person; Sponsorships: Gold $100, Silver $75, Bronze $50. Guest Speakers: Democratic Candidates for Office. For further information, call Pamela Berry at (781)-871-1510. 

04/28/2019 Chair’s Caucus Training in CD5
Sunday, April 28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St., Waltham
Conducted by Democratic State Committee Field Service. RSVP to Parwez Wahid at wparwez82@gmail.com

04/28/2019 Groton Dems Friendraiser
Sunday, April 28, 2 PM
Groton Library
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
Special Guests: State Sens. Ed Kennedy and Jamie Eldridge  
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

04/28/2019 Groton DTC Friendraiser
Sunday, April 28, 2 PM
Groton Library
Special Guests: State Sens. Ed Kennedy and Jamie Eldridge. 

04/28/2019 North Reading and Tewksbury Democratic Town Committees Wine and Coffee Social
Sunday, April 28, 3 – 6 PM
At the home of Vintner Pat Gamelin, 89 Park Street, North Reading
Suggested donation $20. Meet fellow Democrats and officials while enjoying the award winning wine of Vintner Pat Gamelin. 
RSVP to Dianne Heeley at dmheeley@gmail.com or tewksburydems@gmail.com 

04/28/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 6 – 8 PM
Bertucci’s, 15 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Save the date. Check for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/497482030780526/ 

04/28/2019 Framingham Democratic Committee Business Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 7 – 8:30 PM
Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Check http://framinghamdems.org/event/fdc-business-meeting-5/ for updates. 
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04/29/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 29, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

04/29/2019 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 29, 7 PM
Northborough Public Library Large Meeting Room, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net.  
NOTE: GPS directions are incorrect. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. 

05/01/2019 Youth Football Forum for Parents with Sen. Barry Finegold
Wednesday, May 1, 7 PM
Memorial Hall Library at 2 North Main Street in Andover

05/02/2019 Methuen City Councilor Eunice D. Zeigler Campaign Kick Off
Thursday, May 2, 6 – 8 PM
Tekila’s Methuen, 126 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 01844
Suggested donations: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500. Donations will be accepted at the door or mailed to: Committee to Elect Eunice D. Zeigler, 25 North Street, Methuen, MA 01844. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/365613717380717/ and donate on line at https://eunicezeigler.com 

*05/03/2019 Emerge -“Springing Into Action”- With Senator Karen Spilka*
Friday, May 3, 6 PM
Ashland, Mass
Host Reception 5:00PM – 6:00PM & House Party 6:00PM – 8:00 
Sponsorship Levels: House Party ticket $50, Friend Sponsor $125, Supporter Sponsor $250, Pioneer Host $500, Champion Host $750, Leader Host $1000. 
https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-4310082922770069760?midqs=97Zg_5T47nwDeaoKeyJNCw== 

05/04/2019 3rd MAD Brunch with Katherine Clark
Saturday, May 4, 8:30 AM
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Join Democrats from across Senator Michael Barrett’s 3rd Middlesex District for the annual brunch get together. This year’s special guest speaker will be Fifth District Congresswoman and Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus Katherine Clark. Tickets: $40 at the door. 

05/04/2019 Mass Alliance Grassroots Campaign Training
Saturday, May 4, 9 AM
1199 SEIU Massachusetts, 108 Myrtle Street Suite 400, Quincy, MA 02171
Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5 9:00am-5:30pm each day. 
Note: You must apply for this training. See https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwuNSt0BxFNbeyTQ7H1hgyJGLW4j0Ini4ymHMZlQSAaeJ1Mw/viewform or visit the Mass Alliance website at www.massalliance.org/ 

*05/04/2019 Taking Action in the Community, a Volunteer Fair in Hudson*
Saturday, May 4, 11 AM – 2 PM
Hudson Town Hall
Over 20 organizations will be attending the fair representing community services in poverty, substance abuse, the elderly, children and families in need, animal rescue, the environment, justice reform and immigration. Each organization will have a table with a representative that can share the organization’s mission and discuss volunteer opportunities.Come by and learn about these groups that are helping those in need and working to strengthen our community.  http://hudsondemocrats.org/events/volunteer-fair/ 

*05/04/2019 Trivia Night with Rep. Jack Lewis*
Saturday, May 4, 6 – 9 PM
Framingham Lodge of Elks, 450 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01702
Doors open at 5:30pm; trivia begins at 6pm. 
Organize a team of up to nine people or be assigned to a team for a friendly competition over seven rounds of general trivia. Light dinner will be provided, along with a cash bar. Space is limited, so buy your tickets today at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/trivia2019 
Other than the sense of collective success when you win, what are you playing for? The winning team can choose the progressive non-profit or Democratic Town Committee to which Rep. Lewis will make a contribution. https://www.Check out facebook.com/JackPatrickLewis between now and the event for hints on trivia categories. 

05/05/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee Brunch
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM
Elks, Gloucester
Save the Date! 
The Gloucester Democratic City Committee has set the date for its annual fundraising brunch. 
Contact: Karen Neva Bell. kbellbassrocks@gmail.com 

05/05/2019 Celebration with Democrats in Worcester Norfolk District
Sunday, May 5, 11 AM – 3 PM
Polish Hall, 167 Mendon Street, Uxbridge MA
Celebrat Cinco de Mayo with Democrats in Worcester Norfolk District. Food, Margaritas, cash bar. 
Tickets $25. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bmudems 

*05/06/2019 Suzanne Bump Spring Fundraiser*
Monday, May 6, 5:30 – 7 PM
U Mass Club, 1 Beacon St., 32nd floor, Boston, MA 02108
Special Guest Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III. Suggested Contribution Levels: $125/250/$500/$1000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/umass2019 or mail to: Committee to Elect Suzanne Bump P.O. Box 163, Boston, MA 02133. Please RSVP to SnyderCom@aol.com

05/06/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 6, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month.  

05/07/2019 Spring Reception for Senator Diana DiZolglio
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 PM
Merrimack Golf Course, 210 Howe Street, Methuen
This has been an exciting few months as State Senator Diana DiZoglio works harder than ever on behalf of the Merrimack Valley. This fundraiser in support of her campaign committee will be at the Merrimack Valley Golf Course at 210 Howe St in Methuen from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Pasta dinner will be served. Guests are asked to make a donation to the Committee to Elect Diana DiZoglio. Online donations can be made at http://votedizoglio.com/?page_id=157 This meeting is open to the public and handicap accessible.  

05/07/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
6 PM doors open for coffee/meet n greet 
6:30 PM Meeting starts  
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, 774-328-0394. 

05/07/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Topic: Environmental Policy and Climate Change. Join Wellesley Dems for a discussion with Dr. Jay Turner about environmental policy, climate change, and his new book, The Republican Reversal at https://www.amazon.com/Republican-Reversal-Conservatives-Environment-Nixon/dp/0674979974/ RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org

*05/07/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, May 7, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

05/09/2019 Chicopee Dems
Thursday, May 9, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, meghan.balakier@gmail.com 

05/09/2019 Carlisle DTC Climate Change Presentation
Thursday, May 9, 7 PM
Carlisle School at 83 Carlisle Street
Featured Speaker: Naomi Oreskes. 

05/11/2019 3T&2C Breakfast (Three Towns and Two Cities) 
Saturday, May 11, 8:30 AM
Nicholson Hall 9 Harris St. Newburyport 
3 Towns & 2 Cities Breakfast: Amesbury,Newbury,Newburyport,Salisbury,West Newbury Democratic Committees. 
8:30 coffee; 9:00 breakfast. 
Tickets: $35 In Advance; $40 At Door. 
Contact: Kathy Pasquina  kathypasq2@hotmail.com 

05/11/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 11, 10 AM
Kane Elementary School 520 Farm Rd., Marlborough
Caucus and meeting. 

05/11/2019 Bryan Barash for Newton City Council Campaign Kickoff Party
Saturday, May 11, 6 – 9 PM
The home of Donnalyn Kahn, 66 Highland Ave., Newtonville, MA 02460
This is not a fundraiser, so leave your checkbooks at home and join Bryan for some good food and drinks while he tells you more about his ideas for Ward 2 and Newton. https://www.facebook.com/events/2286426568293873/ 

05/13/2019 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, May 13, 6:30 – 9 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778
6:30 social, 7:00 meeting start 
For more info contact waylanddems@gmail.com

05/14/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, May 14, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

*05/15/2019 Ranked-Choice Voting: How It Works*
Wednesday, May 15, 7 PM
Old Town Hall, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA
Co-sponsored by Stow and Boxboro Democratic Town Committees.  

05/15/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 

*05/15/2019 Stow-Boxborough Event – Ranked-Choice Voting: How It Works*
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 PM
Old Town Hall, 380 Great Road, Stow
Stow and Boxborough DTCs sponsoring public forum “Ranked-Choice Voting: How It Works” presented by Voter Choice Massachusetts. Free event. 

05/16/2019 Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 PM
Location TBD. Watch https://hopkintondemocrats.org/ for details. 

05/16/2019 Joint Meeting of Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee, and Sandwich Democratic Town Committees
Thursday, May 16, 7 – 9 PM
Falmouth Public Library Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, 300 Main Street, Falmouth
Presentation by Stephen Kinzer “Cape Cod, America and the World: How the Bipartisan Foreign Policy Elite in Washington is Failing Us. Stephen Kinzer is currently a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and world affairs columnist for the Boston Globe. 

05/18/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, May 18, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast.  
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information.  

05/18/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Convention
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
The High School Democrats of America is thrilled to announce their second annual New England Summit, a premier gathering of high school progressives from the Northeast. All high school students (including graduating seniors) and younger are encouraged to attend. There will be workshops on canvassing and activism, a lineup of high-profile political speakers, and plenty of time to connect with other young, progressive activists. This event will be free of charge and accessible to everyone. Pizza will be provided. MA HS Dems will try to arrange carpools for those who request it. 
Register at http://www.bit.ly/NESummit2 or see https://www.facebook.com/events/390229705142211/ for more info. Please contact MAHSD Chair Amanda Westlake at awestlake@hsdems.org with any questions. 

05/18/2019 High School Democrats of America New England Summit
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM
Lexington Community Center at 39 Merritt Road
Contact: Amanda Westlake at awestlake@hsdems.org 

05/18/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Caucus
Saturday, May 18, 7 – 9 PM
Cahill Auditorium, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree
The BDTC May meeting will immediately follow the Caucus. https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

05/18/2019 Littleton Town Democratic Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 18
Town Offices, Room 230

05/18/2019 Littleton Town Democratic Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 18
Town Offices, Room 230

05/19/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, May 19, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

05/20/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 

05/20/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

05/20/2019 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Caucus and Meeting
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Northborough Public Library, 34 Main St,
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net.  
Northborough Free Library large meeting room. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. GPS directions are incorrect. Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net

05/20/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

05/20/2019 Northborough Democratic Caucus and Town Committee Meeting
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Northborough Public Library Large Meeting Room, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Room opens at 6:30 PM; Caucus starts at 7:00; Democratic Town Committee meeting starts immediately after caucus ends. Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net.  
NOTE: GPS directions are incorrect. If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. 

*05/21/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting*
Tuesday, May 21, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

*05/21/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting*
Tuesday, May 21, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com .  

*05/22/2019 Andover Democratic Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, May 22, 7 PM
Andover Baptist Church
Monthly meeting.  
See http://www.andoverdemocrats.org/ for further information.  

*05/22/2019 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting and Caucus*
Wednesday, May 22, 7 – 8:30 PM
Grand View Farm and Marion Tavern 55 Center St Burlington
https://www.facebook.com/events/346183455999367/ 

*05/25/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group*
Saturday, May 25, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com.  
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted.  
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 

*05/28/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee*
Tuesday, May 28, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*05/29/2019 Groton Dems Meeting*
Wednesday, May 29, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

*05/29/2019 Julie Flowers for Beverly City Council Campaign Kick-Off*
Wednesday, May 29, 5:15 – 7:15 PM
The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915
Meet Julie Flowers, a candidate for a second term as one of Beverly’s three At-Large City Councilors, hear her ideas for our City and share yours with her. There will also be opportunities to sign up to receive more information/newsletters about and from the campaign and/or to sign up to get more involved in the campaign, for those who are interested. If you would like to make a donation to support Julie and the campaign team in the work ahead, you can use this link to do so/to get the mailing address for a check: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/julieforbeverly 

*06/03/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting*
Monday, June 3, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month.  

*06/08/2019 Breakfast and March with Joe Kennedy at Pride Parade*
Saturday, June 8, 11 AM
LIR, 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Check in breakfast party 11:00am -12:15pm at Lir Pub & Restaurant. 
Host Contact Info: volunteer@joekennedyforcongress.com. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-with-joe-kennedy-pride-parade-2019-check-in-1100am-1215pm 

*06/22/2019 Sterling Democrats Summer Picnic*
Saturday, June 22, 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Barre Falls Dam, Rte. 62, Hubbardston, MA
We are welcoming committees close and far to join us. The theme is environmental issues including the preservation of our federal lands, so we will be serving plant based food but you are welcome to bring your own lunches and food to cook on the grills. The area is handicapped accessible with a covered picnic area, grills and ample seating. Dogs are welcome but on 6 ft leashes and pick up bags are requested. There is a 19 hole frisbee golf course, a volleyball court, a horseshoe court along with incredible trails over the 500 plus acres. This is federal land so all federal laws apply. Car pooling is also strongly encouraged. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/418437375650189/ and any questions please contact Fionuala Dullea at griffonlula@gmail.com 978-333-2348. 

07/13/2019 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 13
Home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Save the date for food, drink, and special guests. Rain date TBD. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com

07/14/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Sunday, July 14, 2 – 5 PM
Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington St., Lynn
Please join us for an afternoon of relaxation, socializing and talking about the common beliefs and values we share as Democrats. Traditional cookout fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, various salads, etc. will be served. Enter our Dessert Contest. Prizes awarded for the best homemade desserts. Cookout donation: $15.00 per person; $25.00 family. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

07/27/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, July 27, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com.  
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted.  
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 

*08/10/2019 DSC Meeting*
Saturday, August 10
Location: First Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

08/12/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic 
Monday, August 12, 5 – 8 PM
Gerry # 5 VFA 210 Beacon St. Marblehead, MA 
Contact Renee Ramirez Keaney, Chair of the MDTC  reneekeaney@gmail.com 781-962-6577. 

08/31/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, August 31, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com.  
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted.  
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 

09/14/2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, September 14, 8 AM
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
2019 Convention: September 14, MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA 
Watch MassDems.org for details.  

09/28/2019 Danvers Democratic Town Committee Oktoberfest – SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 28

10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8:30 – 11 AM
Franco-American Hall, (Franco Amvets Post 161), 535 Western Ave., Lynn
A plentiful breakfast will be provided. Donation per person: $30.00 in advance, $35:00 at the door. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Jane Cahill, LDCC Treasurer, 169 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net 

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Ideas for Committees – Preview of Reorganization Timeline – Advice
08/01/19 Last day for city and ward committees to notify the Secretary of Commonwealth of the number of members to be elected to each ward and town committee. 
08/06/19 Nomination papers available at the Election Division in the Office of the Secretary of the Common wealth and some city and town clerks’ offices for ward, town and state committee. 
11/08/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to submit ward, town or state committee nomination papers to Registars of Voters for certification of signatures. 
11/15/19 Last day and hour (5PM) for Registrars of Voters to complete certification of signatures on nomination papers for ward, town and state committees. 
11/19/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to file ward, town and state committee nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

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