May 31, 2019/Weekly Column

Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

I’m a big supporter of Election Day Registration. I spent some time researching this issue a few years ago and it was clear that this is huge for increasing participation.  

My DSC colleague, Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, talks about this: 
“Election Day Registration (EDR) has been passed in 20 states and has been in place since 1973 when Maine and Minnesota first passed it! By allowing people to register or update their information on Election Day, millions of voters nationwide have been able to cast a ballot on Election Day. Massachusetts should be next! It is estimated that over 100,000+ eligible voters in Massachusetts would benefit from being able to register or update their registration on Election Day. 2/3 of voters around the country that utilized EDR are already registered voters who need to update their existing registration information. This policy aims to not only register new voters but also ensure that already registered voters are not turned away by bureaucratic errors such as fixing an incorrect middle initial, an apartment number or any other inaccuracy. EDR allows for these simple and common mistakes to be corrected at the polls.”  

If this interests you check out the June 5th Lobby Day. Details 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 website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Ideas for Committees – Fill Every Seat
From DSC Member Arthur Powell 
FILL EVERY SEAT 
August 1, 2019 is the 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. Each town and each ward can elect up to 35 Democrats when candidates appear on the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Ballot. This link will show you how many Democrats could have been elected in 2016 in your town or ward. Let’s have 35 seats available in each town and ward this year. 
https://bit.ly/2X4hJbP 
USE THIS FORM ONLY TO CHANGE EXISTING NUMBER OF MEMBERS TO BE ELECTED 
If your town/ward already elects 35 members, you don’t need to do anything. If your town/ward allows for less than 35 members, encourage your chair to complete this form and allow the full number of seats. Lets work together to fill every seat. 
https://bit.ly/2JB1pMJ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/430648994427709/ 

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You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
John Fugelsang – Ben Carson is actually the brilliant new mock-reality show satire from the creators of ‘Veep.’ 
LOLGOP [responding to RT Business News: “US is going to ‘trade a lot’ with Russia”] – We send them our polling data and hacked emails. They send us Donald Trump. 

Event details:

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
Guest speaker will be Eileen Duff for Governor’s Council. Eileen is a longtime friend of the committee and is an inspiring speaker about our Democratic values. The room is handicap accessible and the meeting is open to the public. 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 Campaign Kickoff to Re-Elect Worcester City Councilor Matt Wally*
Thursday, May 30, 5 – 6:30 PM
Big T’s BBQ, 242 Mill St., Worcester, MA 01603
This is a free kickoff fundraiser. However, If you are able to make a contribution to the Wally Committee, the suggested donations are: $25/$50/$100. Donate online at https://www.wallyforworcester.com 

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 Dorchester Meet & Greet Fundraiser for Jeff Ross for Boston City Council*
Thursday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Dbar, 1236 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02125
Suggested Contribution: $50/$125/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jeff-ross-1 and RSVP to events@TeamJeffRoss.com

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

*06/01/2019 Young Democrats of America Northeast Regional Conference*
Saturday, June 1, 5 – 8 PM
YWCA Cambridge, 7 Temple St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Join the Northeast Region (New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine) to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous biennium and plan for the next. https://www.facebook.com/events/398099220787648/ 

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. 

*06/05/2019 Election Day Registration Lobby Day*
Wednesday, June 5, 10 AM – Noon 
State House, Boston Mass
Hear from speakers and talk to legislators. 
10:00am Room 428 State House, Briefing and lobbying assignments 
11:00am Meetings with Representatives (we will arrange these meetings) 
11:30an Meetings with Senators (we will arrange these meetings) 
12:00pm Conclusion and reporting back on your meetings  
https://bit.ly/2HRBrkY 

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. 

*06/06/2019 Newton Dems General Meeting*
Thursday, June 6, 7:30 PM
Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton, MA 02461
Following recent MA GOP attacks on our Democratic state legislators, we will discuss ways to support the ROE and Safe Communities Acts including a presentation by NARAL Pro Choice Massachusetts. Free and open to the public. For more info contact Shawn Fitzgibbons, Chair, shawn@newtondems.org

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 

*06/08/2019 Boston Pride Parade*
Saturday, June 8, 11 AM
Boston
Always a fun event! The following have asked that their information be listed here! Many others are marching as well. 
Deb Goldberg: https://bit.ly/2JFohKT 
Maura Healer: https://www.facebook.com/events/2052567165037063/ 
Joe Kennedy: https://bit.ly/2W7GhEJ 

*06/09/2019 March with our State Legislative Delegation, Framingham Flag Day*
Sunday, June 9, 1 – 3 PM
Saint Stephans Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702
Join Senate President Karen E. Spilka and Reps. Jack Patrick Lewis, Maria Robinson, and Carmine Gentile as they march in this year’s Framingham Flag Day Parade. The parade begins at 2pm but please plan to line up at 1pm in the parking lot at St. Stephens Church. The parade ends at Bowditch Field (approx. 1.3 miles). https://www.facebook.com/events/2250139298568119/ 

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 

*06/10/2019 State Rep. Tram Nguyen’s Birthday Event*
Monday, June 10, 6 – 9 PM
Palmers Restaurant & Tavern, 18 Elm St., Andover, MA 01810
Refreshments, food, and fun. Kid friendly. Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. To RSVP and to contribute online, use this link: https://bit.ly/trambirthday and to join the host committee or have any questions answered email Jen at Jen@libertysquaregroup.com

*06/10/2019 Tram’s Birthday Event *
Monday, June 10, 6 PM
Palmer’s Restaurant 18 Elm Street Andover
Please join us for refreshments, food, and fun! Kid friendly! To RSVP and to contribute online, use this link: bit.ly/trambirthday 
To join the host committee or have any questions? Email Jen at Jen@libertysquaregroup.com 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2197683003684766/ 

*06/11/2019 State Rep. Andy X. Vargas First Annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser*
Tuesday, June 11, 6 – 8 PM
The Garibaldi 86 Washington Street Haverhill
Please join me for my first annual spaghetti supper fundraiser. 
SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $25, $59, $100, $250, $500, $1000. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ev20190611garibaldi 

*06/11/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting *
Tuesday, June 11, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Main Branch 32 Essex Street Barnet Gallery Beverly
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

*06/11/2019 Maya Jamaleddine for Melrose Alderman-at-Large Campaign Kickoff*
Tuesday, June 11, 7 – 9 PM
Bobby C’s Ristorante, 20 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
https://www.facebook.com/events/318897325443652/ 

*06/11/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 – 9 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St., Building H, Mansfield
https://www.facebook.com/events/1913607052055957/ 

*06/12/2019 Chicopee Dems Picnic & Politics*
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Moose Club, 244 Fuller Road Chicopee, MA 01020
Eat; talk; debate; inform. Straw poll; games; door prize. Tickets $20 can be purchased at http://secure.actblue.com/donate/chicopee.dems.picnic or purchased at the door. Make check payable to: CDCC, 129 Saratoga Ave., Chicopee, MA 01013. For more info email: Info@chicopeedems.org

*06/12/2019 Hudson Dems Meeting and Caucus*
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 PM
Avidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street Hudson, MA 01749. Entrance at side door.
Caucus to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention. Doors open for registration at 6 PM.Registration will close at 6:45 PM’ 
Information: janefchertoff@gmail.com

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 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, June 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground, 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. 

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 Coffee with Crighton*
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Hammersmith Family Restaurant 330 Central Street Saugus
Please join us for a coffee meet and greet. We plan on doing these on a monthly basis around the district so that we can connect in person to discuss the many important issues facing our district and Commonwealth. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/289034952003734/ 

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 

*06/21/2019 City Councilor Brian LaPierre Fiesta de Lynn Kick-off*
Friday, June 21, 5 – 8 PM
291 Jenness Street, Lynn
Food, friends and fun. Tacos, chips, salsa, dips, beverages. Suggested donation is $25 per person. Donate at http://bit.ly/lapierreforlynn2019 

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 Medicare for All: Join Senator Jamie Eldridge at Sterling Dems*
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Butterick Blding Rm 205, 1 Park St., Sterling, MA 01564
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will discuss Medicare for All at 7:00 PM. We are also having a personal hygiene products drive this night for the Wachusett Food Pantry, so come with toothpaste, shampoo etc … in hand and get to meet and listen to this great Senator. 

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

*06/25/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee*
Tuesday, June 25, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@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. 

*06/29/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group*
Saturday, June 29, 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/ 

*06/30/2019 Groton Dems Meeting*
Sunday, June 30, 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 

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. 

*08/14/2019 Natick Dems Picnic*
Wednesday, August 14
SAVE THE DATE! 

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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