May 20, 2019/Weekly Column

May Events and More

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats, 

The Roosevelt Dinner is coming up later this month. It is the Massachusetts’ Democratic Party biggest fundraiser of the year. For a while it was a cocktail party format. Now it’s back to a seated dinner. I’d love to have you at my table.  

Former United States Senator Paul G. Kirk Jr. and Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg will be the 2019 recipients of the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 20th annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards!  
Keynote: The Honorable Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  
This year’s dinner will occur on the 102nd birthday of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy’s grand-nephew, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, will be in attendance to mark the occasion as the Roosevelt Dinner’s Co-Chair. Shanti Fry is Co-Chairing the Roosevelt dinner. 
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rooseveltdinner 

DISPATCH NINETEENTH ANNIVERSARY! In the spring of 2000 I sent an e-mail to ten people. Now we are the statewide go to place for people to find Democratic events. In honor of the nineteenth anniversary I am trying to raise $500 for the Democratic Party so that two people can attend the Roosevelt Dinner. Many people tell me that they value the Dispatch. This is a chance make a donation to show your appreciation.  
Please donate with this link to be at my table: 
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rooseveltdinner 

NOTE: Special mention of Lynn V, Paul G. Mary H, Dennis and Chris, Len G, Jen V, Janet M, Pat L, Steve L, and of course James, the charter members! 

Check out the list of events below. Find something. Act locally. 

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. 

 

Ideas for Committees – Whales
The North Atlantic right whale is on the verge of extinction. Last month, the Globe covered excellent drone footage of a whale swimming in the Bay. The entirety of the Massachusetts coast is a part of critical habitat for right whales as they migrate and feed throughout the spring. This year, Congressmen Keating, Moulton, Kennedy, and McGovern and Congresswoman Clark are co-sponsoring the SAVE Right Whales Act to protect the species from extinction. The International Fund for Animal Welfare is organizing grassroots supporters of the right whale to raise awareness and support this legislation across Massachusetts. If you’re interested in learning more about how you and your committee can help, or in having a speaker attend your next meeting, please contact Margie Pullo at margie@litcampaigns.com.  

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
Tea Pain: 
1) Gov. Jay Inslee said “Americans always invent the future.” – Whereas Trump invents the past. 
2) Trump is sendin’ hundreds of TSA agents to man the border. Immigrants are now advised to arrive at the border two hours early. 

Event details:

05/17/2019 Rep. Danielle Gregoire 40th Birthday Fundraiser
Friday, May 17, 6 – 8 PM
Marlborough Country Club, 200 Concord Road, Marlborough 
Please join Representative Danielle Gregoire and her family for a celebration of her 40th birthday. 
Suggested donations: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. 
RSVP to gregoire07@gmail.com.  

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 ’19
Saturday, May 18, 9 AM – 5 PM
Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125
The Young Democrats of Massachusetts Convention is the largest gathering of the organization, where young progressives can hear from a number of party leaders, elected officials, and policy advocates. There will also be plenty of time to network with fellow young Democrats. 
Tickets are $35 each; however, you can elect to pay $50 to make sure that all YDMA members can attend. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/electionconvention2019 

05/18/2019 High School Democrats of America New England Summit
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.orgwith any questions. 

05/18/2019 Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee Caucus and Meeting
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 AM
Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main Street
Registered Democrats in Stockbridge will hold a caucus on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 AM in the Town Offices Meeting Room, 50 Main Street to elect 2 delegates and 1 alternate to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. The caucus will be followed by a brief committee meeting.For more information visit https://stockbridgedemocrats.org or email aschwerner2020@gmail.com 

*05/18/2019 Coffee with Congressman Jim McGovern*
Saturday, May 18, 11 AM – Noon 
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581
This is an opportunity for Cong. McGovern to hear what’s on your mind and to talk with you about the issues that matter most to Massachusetts. Residents of Boylston, Northborough, Shrewsbury, and Westborough are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome. His staff will also be available to help you with veterans’ benefits, Social Security and Medicare issues, and more. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/314452389449583/ for the Facebook event or call 508-831-7356. 

*05/18/2019 Ricardo Arroyo for Boston City Council Campaign Office Grand Opening*
Saturday, May 18, 11 AM
4525 Washington Street, Roslindale
https://www.facebook.com/events/435791490330099/ 

05/18/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, May 18, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Water Resources update: Presenters, Jeff Colby Dir. DPW Rich Bienvenue Dir. Teck Services and YDTC Member Lee Rowley. 
Joel Paul of Voter Choice Massachusetts Discussion on ranked choice voting. 
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

05/18/2019 Boxford Democratic Town Caucus & Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 18, 2 PM
Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road (corner of Elm Street)
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. 
Sign-In begins at 1:30 PM, and the caucus will be called to order at 2:00 PM. A brief business meeting will be held after the Caucus. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078. 

*05/18/2019 Greater Haverhill and Andover Indivisibles Meeting with Hon. Lori Trahan*
Saturday, May 18, 2 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church at 16 Ashland Street in Haverhill

05/18/2019 Swampscott Dems Cyber Speaker Forum
Saturday, May 18, 2:30 – 4 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn 101 Forest Avenue Swampscott
Protect your privacy and online identity.  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-protect-your-privacy-online-security-tickets-61228472008 

05/18/2019 Dennis Democratic Town Committee’s Annual Wine Tasting Event 
Saturday, May 18, 5 – 7 PM
Scargo Manor Bed & Breakfast, 909 Main St, Dennis, Massachusetts 02638
The Dennis Democratic Town Committee invites you to our Annual Wine Tasting Celebrating Local Democratic Champions. Wine provided by Seven G’s Liquor Shoppe. Sampling of appetizers from The Pheasant. $35/per person. A portion of the proceeds go to the DDTC’s Dennis-Yarmouth Scholarship Fund. RSVP by May 17 dlprusak@comcast.net. Checks mailed to: DDTC, PO Box 1023, South Dennis, MA 02660. 

05/18/2019 Newton Reception for Gov. Jay Inslee for President
Saturday, May 18, 5 – 6:30 PM
Home of Matt Pawa & Elyse Rosenblum, 72 Oxford Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Suggested donation: $5600 Champion/$2800 Sponsor/$1000 Friend/$500 Supporter/$250 Guest/$100 Attendee. Donate at https://give.jayinslee.com/onlineactions/cs-qnFfDQ0-p14EDo4PjLQ2 and email Jonathan for more information at Jonathan@JayInslee.com

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 

05/19/2019 Holly Ryan Campaign Kickoff
Sunday, May 19, Noon – 1:30 PM
Home of Rep. Ruth Balser, 36 Audubon Drive, Newton
Campaign kickoff for Holly Ryan, candidate for Ward 8, City Council in Newton. Suggested donation: $25, $50, $100, $250. 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2155746814474535&set=a.150319758350594&type=3&theater 

05/19/2019 Meet Rep. Cindy Axne and Help Hold the House
Sunday, May 19, 3 – 4:30 PM
85 Buckminster Road Brookline, MA
Rep. Axne (Iowa 03) will share her experiences as a member of the freshman class of the 116th Congress, describe her role on the House Financial Services and Agriculture Committees, and explain why we efforts to hold the house in 2020 must start now. 
Suggested donation: $100 and up: https://tinyurl.com/y4egvrxl 

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 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 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. 

05/20/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting 
Monday, May 20, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center 10 Humphrey Street Marblehead

*05/21/2019 Women’s Advocacy Day at the MA State House*
Tuesday, May 21, 5 – 8 PM
Join us in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for our 2019 Women’s Advocacy Day. Hear from elected officials and MSCW Commissioners, visit state Legislators, and make your voice heard! 

05/21/2019 Waltham City Councilor Robert Logan Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 21, 6 – 7:30 PM
The Chateau Italian Family Dining, 195 School St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Pizza, toasted raviolis, and desserts. (Cash Bar.) Donations to The Logan Committee are welcomed and will be greatly appreciated. Send your check to: The Committee to Reelect Robert G. Logan 109 Taylor Street Waltham, MA 02453-8630 or pay at the door. 

05/21/2019 Senator Nick Collins’s Dorchester Neighborhood Reception
Tuesday, May 21, 6 – 8 PM
Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester
Please join State Senator Nick Collins at his Dorchester Campaign Reception. 
Suggested donation: $25, $50 and up. All are welcome to attend!! 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nickcollinsdorchester2019 

*05/21/2019 Wellesley Reception for Maura Healey *
Tuesday, May 21, 6 – 7:30 PM
RSVP for address
Please join us for an event honoring Attorney General Maura Healey. 
Suggested Contributions: $125, $250, $500, $1,000. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20190523_Wellesley 

05/21/2019 Wareham Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 PM
Pier View Restaurant, 201 Onset Ave., Onset, Massachusetts 02558
Learn about the caucus process. The Wareham Democratic Caucus to elect delegates to the MA Dems convention will be June 1. Call John Donahue at 508-295-1544 for more information. 

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 and Caucus
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 .  

05/21/2019 Mansfield Dems Program on Bristol County Correctional System
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 PM
National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture, 288 North Main Street, Mansfield
Presented by the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee’s Affirmative Action & Outreach Subcommittee. Panelists from the American Civil Liberties Union, Bristol County for Corrective Justice and Prisoner Legal Services of Massachusetts will discuss issues concerning the bounty jail and ICE detention practices. The public is invited. Bristol County Democrats are especially invited. For more information visit our Facebook page, our website, send an email to mansfieldmadems@gmail.com or call Sally Fehervari at 339-3145. 

05/21/2019 Resistance Speaks: Ranked Choice Voting
Tuesday, May 21
Gentile Brewery, 59 Park St., Beverly, MA 01915
Join the Beverly Democrats at Gentile Brewery as we learn about Ranked Choice Voting. Guests will have an opportunity to rank a selection of beers (or non-alcoholic beverages) and chocolates, in an exercise to demonstrate the principles of RCV. https://www.facebook.com/events/337297603601001/ 

*05/22/2019 Women For Walsh – Fundraiser Breakfast for Marty Walsh*
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 – 9 AM
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston
Suggested donation: $125, $250, $500, $1000. 
https://bit.ly/2HyQ6kQ 

05/22/2019 Dr. Cara Berg Powers for Worcester School Committee Kickoff
Wednesday, May 22, 6 – 8 PM
PNI Club, 290 Millbury St., Worcester, MA 01610
Suggested donation $25 Buy at https://secure.ngpvan.com/QkOJuYHnHkqYTkrPona3Dg2 

05/22/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/ 

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/ 

05/22/2019 Maynard Dems Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 7 PM
Roosevelt Room, Maynard Public Library. 77 Nason Street,Maynard
Save the Date! 

05/22/2019 Natick Dems Committee Meeting – Gun Safety Program
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 PM
Natick Town Hall, 3rd floor School Committee Room
State Representative David Linsky, who has been a leading advocate in the fight to prevent gun violence and Angus McQuilken from MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence (website MaPreventGunViolence.org) will be giving a joint presentation about the latest efforts to limit gun violence in MA. Representatives from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and the student group March for Our Lives will also be attending. 

05/23/2019 Wellesley Reception for Maura Healey
Thursday, May 23, 6 – 7:30 PM
The Home of Susan Ryan, 29 Lincoln Road, Wellesley
Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20190523_Wellesley or make checks payable to the Maura Healey Committee. RSVP to: info@maurahealey.com

05/23/2019 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Sponsors Pub, Pizza, and Politics Night
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
The Altruist Brewery, 559 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Please join the Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) for our next event in our series of informal get-togethers of beer, food, and open dialogue. For more information please refer to: https://www.facebook.com/sturbridge.dem.town.committee/ 

05/23/2019 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Caucus for Convention & Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 7 PM
Presentation Apartments, 309 Church Street, Clinton, MA 01510
At this meeting, the Clinton DTC will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the MA State Democratic Convention (Sept. 14, 2019 in Springfield). A regular monthly membership meeting will follow. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend. Please park on Church Street. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/381535272445340/?event_time_id=381535279112006 or contact us at info@clintonmassdems.org. Find more local events here: https://clintonmassdems.org/calendar/?dd 

05/23/2019 Needham Democratic Town Committee Caucus for Convention & Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 7:15 PM
Needham History Center & Museum, 1147 Central Ave., Needham MA 02492
At this meeting, the Needham DTC will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the MA State Democratic Convention (Sept. 14, 2019 in Springfield). A regular monthly membership meeting will follow. Open to all. Email any questions to needhamdems@gmail.com

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/ 

05/25/2019 Fundraiser for Bill Keating with Special Guest Congressman Richard Neal
Saturday, May 25, 9 – 11 AM
CapeSpace, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis
Please Join us in Hyannis with special guest Congressman Richard Neal at a reception in support of our friend Congressman Bill Keating with breakfast and mimosas provided by The Casual Gourmet. For more information contact Jim Quigley at (508) 591-0984 or jim@billkeating.org . 
$100 and up. RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bkrn2019# 

*05/25/2019 Salem Ward Three Democratic Committee Spring Quarterly Meeting*
Saturday, May 25, 10:30 AM – Noon 
Jodi Bee Bakes, 7 Church St., Salem, MA 01970
https://www.facebook.com/events/651972588562765/ 

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 

*05/29/2019 Fundraiser for Michelle Wu with Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley*
Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 – 7 PM
Shojo at China Pearl. 9 Tyler Street, 3rd Floor Chinatown
Please join Councilor Michelle Wu with featured guest Representative Ayanna Pressley for a special event in Chinatown supporting Michelle’s reelection campaign. 
Suggested donation: $75, $150, $500, $1000. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wuapshojo19 

05/29/2019 Roosevelt Dinner 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 6 PM
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston
Former United States Senator Paul G. Kirk Jr. and Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg will be the 2019 recipients of the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 20th annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards! 
Keynote: The Honorable Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. 
This year’s dinner will occur on the 102nd birthday of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy’s grand-nephew, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, will be in attendance to mark the occasion as the Roosevelt Dinner’s Co-Chair. The second Co-Chair of the Roosevelt dinner will be Shanti Fry. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rooseveltdinner 

*05/29/2019 Join Attorney General Maura Healey for a Springtime Celebration for Jason Lewis*
Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8 PM
Bobby C’s Ristorante, 20 Main St, Melrose, MA 
Please join Attorney General Maura Healey For a springtime reception with State Senator Jason Lewis Chair, Joint Committee on Education Assistant Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. 
Suggested donation: $75, $125, $250, $500. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/5_29_19 

05/30/2019 Eric Lesser – Annual Spring Reception
Thursday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road Longmeadow, MA 01106.
Suggested contribution: $100, $150, $500, $1,000, 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/twinhills19 
RSVP to Emma Crowley at emma@mlmstrategiesllc.com 

*05/30/2019 Cong. Jim McGovern’s Latino Fiesta*
Thursday, May 30, 5:30 – 8 PM
Hacienda Don Juan Restaurant, 875 Main St,. Worcester, MA 01610
An evening of music, food and a good time with your Congressman and neighbors. Suggested Contribution: $25. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/latinofiesta2019 or make checks payable to: Re-Elect McGovern Committee, PO Box 60405, Worcester, MA 01606. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact David Quiroa at david@jimmcgovern.com or 978-891-0644. 

*05/30/2019 Join Rep. Katherine Clark and Tom Glynn at Earth Night!*
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 – 9 PM
New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston
Come enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, visit with friends and colleagues, and hear inspirational words from this year’s Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Award winners: 
U.S. Representative Katherine Clark – D-MA 5th District 
Thomas Glynn Ph.D – Massport CEO (2012-2018) 
Tickets: $50, $75, $100. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elm-earth-night-2019-tickets-59318787089 

05/30/2019 Watertown Democratic Town Committee Meeting with Ben Bradlee, Jr
Thursday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM
Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472
Please Join the Watertown Democratic Town Committee for a discussion with Ben Bradlee Jr, author of “The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1121799654696366/ 

*05/30/2019 Reception for State Rep. Christina Minicucci*
Thursday, May 30
The Wine Lab at 18 High Street in North Andover

06/02/2019 Senator Becca Rausch Re-election Fundraiser
Sunday, June 2, 3 – 4:30 PM
The home of Auli and Ken Batts, 23 Colgate Rd., Wellesley
Meet the Senator in person, ask questions, and hear about her accomplishments to date and vision for the future. Suggested contribution: $100/$250/$500. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/battsforbecca2019 and contact events@beccarausch.com with any questions. 

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.  

*06/03/2019 Wilmington DTC Meeting*
Monday, June 3, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television at 10 Waltham Street

06/04/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting
Tuesday, June 4, 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. 

*06/06/2019 Mansfield MA Pride Flag Raising Ceremony*
Thursday, June 6, 6 PM
in front of Town Hall, 6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048
LGBT pride flag raising co-sponsored by the Town of Mansfield and the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee. Rain date: Friday, June 7. For more information, call Joe Kaplan at 508-339-4520. 

06/08/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

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 

*06/10/2019 Elected for Choice 2019*
Monday, June 10, 6 – 8 PM
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108
Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts in celebrating our 2019 Elected for Choice honorees, Representative Jay Livingstone and City Councilor Michelle Wu. Early Bird Ticket (available until 5/24): $35 Individual Ticket: $45. Sponsorships available. Purchase at https://act1.myngp.com/Forms/3907435626697326592 

06/11/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, June 11, 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. 

06/13/2019 Kathleen Feldman for Beverly City Council Campaign Kickoff Party
Thursday, June 13, 5 – 8 PM
Evviva Cucina, 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915
https://www.facebook.com/events/424002021693326/ 

06/13/2019 Spring Reception for David LeBoeuf, State Representative, 17th Worcester District
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Zorba’s Taverna, 97 Stafford St., Worcester, MA 01603
Suggested Contribution: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500+. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/davidl4rep or for more information contact info@davidleboeuf.org

06/13/2019 Chicopee Dems Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 PM
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
For more info: Meghan Balakier, CDCC Chair, meghan.balakier@gmail.com 

06/15/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, June 15, 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.  

06/15/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, June 15, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

06/15/2019 Plymouth County Democratic League
Saturday, June 15, 1 – 5 PM
199 Colonel Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351
Please join PCDL for our summer cook out. Burgers, dogs, chicken. Cash Bar. Swimming pool. Bring the kids. Of course there will be lots of politicians. Only $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pcdljun15 

06/17/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 17, 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

06/18/2019 Manisha for Mayor Campaign Kickoff Party
Tuesday, June 18, 6 – 9 PM
T’ahpas 529, 529 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176
Contributions not required but please give what you can. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/manisha or write a check to the Committee to Elect Manisha Bewtra. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manisha-for-mayor-campaign-kickoff-party-tickets-61258659299 and for questions/accommodations, contact committee@manishaformelrose.com or 781-462-1570. 

06/18/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

06/18/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Room 210, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information.  

*06/18/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting with Rep. Jeff Roy*
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Rep. Jeff ROy will share with us the agenda and upcoming issues facing public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. 
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com .  

*06/19/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 

06/20/2019 Lawrence Dems Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM
Lawrence Public Library (Robert Frost room 3rd floor), 51 Lawrence St. Lawrence
Contact: gary.mannionjr@gmail.com 

06/22/2019 Sterling Democrats Summer Picnic – Keynote Speaker: Jim McGovern
Saturday, June 22, 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Barre Falls Dam, Rte. 62, Hubbardston, MA
Speaking program begins at 12:30 PM. Congressman Jim McGovern will speak about the Green New Deal. 
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. 

*06/22/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting*
Saturday, June 22, 3 PM
El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

*06/22/2019 Meredith’s Campaign Kickoff for Braintree Town Council*
Saturday, June 22, 5 PM
Home of Meredith and Will Boericke 59 Hobart Avenue Braintree, MA
Please join us for a celebration of Meredith’s Braintree Town Council Campaign Kickoff! 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/meredithbkickoff 
Seniors and children free entry. 
Suggested donations: $25 and up. 

06/24/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 24, 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: 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

06/25/2019 Holyoke Democratic City Committee Summer Cocktail Reception 
Tuesday, June 25, 5 – 7 PM
The Wherehouse, 109 Lyman St., Holyoke, MA 01040
Honoring Former Speaker David M. Bartley – Lifetime Achievement and Mayor Alex B. Morse – Democrat of the Year. Tickets: $30.00 at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hdccreception6-25 
More info at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/595045740978253/ or contact HDCC Chair Ray Drewnowski at  rmpd0512@gmail.com

*06/27/2019 It’s Time to Celebrate! with Rep. Jack Lewis*
Thursday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Join State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis for a fun evening for the entire family. In addition to ice cream and local brews, we will also be sampling treats from one of Framingham’s newest establishments, Mini Bites Factory. Build your own sundaes! Locally brewed refreshments! Great conversations! Can you think of a better way to celebrate Pride Month and Jack’s election to co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus? RSVP and donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/celebrate2019 
Parking spots can be found in front of the venue, as well as in the lot behind the building. Some additional free parking is also available on Waverly, Willis, and Morton. 

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

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. 

*09/08/2019 Wellesley Dems Annual Picnic*
Sunday, September 8, 4 PM
private home in Wellesley
Save the Date. Join Wellesley Dems for good food, drinks, live music, and a chance to hear from our elected officials as well as local activist organizations! More details TBA. RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.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

10/25/2019 Barbara Gray Dinner in Wellfleet
Friday, October 25
Save the date!! 

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 

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. 
OVERVIEW AND NOTES 
Every four years Democratic Town and Ward Committees need to reorganize. 
Check the calendar above and think about either scheduling meetings that allow you to take the actions listed above or if your current meeting schedule allows you to accomplish what needs to be done. 
In brief the process starts with each committee choosing the potential number of members to be elected on the ballot. Generally I encourage committees to “Fill Every Seat. Legally, each committee can set the number between 3 and 35. I mention this now to encourage people to think about this issue now so that you can have a vote in time to get the information to the SOC on or before 08/01. 
Between 8/6 and 11/9 nomination papers need to be circulated and signed. It’s prudent to have a meeting during this time as well as a plan to connect with people who might not attend a meeting. 
Finally, it’s good to schedule time to get the papers into the SOC. 

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