November 23, 2018/Weekly Column

Mississippi Senate Race, Holiday Parties – 11/23/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

Here on the day after Thanksgiving, I am thankful for our Blue Wave.

Here is a “CHEAT SHEET” from the DNC as of this past Monday:

At least 40 House seats flipped (39 confirmed by the AP)

7 governor seats flipped (more gov seats flipped by any party since 1994)

7 new state legislative majorities, and 8 this cycle

4 Republican supermajorities in state legislatures broken

4 Attorney General seats flipped

3 Secretary of State seats flipped

2 Senate seats flipped

At least 380 state legislative seats flipped this cycle

And we are still working on Mississippi. The runoff election for U. S. Senate is on Tuesday, November 27.

I spent some time calling Mississippi voters earlier this week. Almost everyone I spoke with was a supporter. My focus was on getting people to “make a plan.” Just a simple “What time are you voting?” conversation makes a big difference in getting a person to actually vote. Today (11/23) is critical. I found that many people who were eligible did not know that they could vote on Saturday morning from 8 am to Noon. To be eligible the voter must be 65 or older. See below for information.

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 – Make Calls to Missisippi

Gather a few members between now and the end of the day on Tuesday, November 27 to encourage Democrats in to vote in the runoff election for U. S. Senate.

The message from the Deep South is “We are in striking distance of winning this thing and need all your help!

Make calls through hubdialer:

Phone and PC, use this link:

http://www.hubdialer.com/agent/?fill=1&campaign_id=17363&pass_code=125395

Phone only – great if you are a PASSENGER in car and want to use the time to help. Many people will be driving over the next few days.

Contact KateDonaghue@aol.com or Jeremiah@massdems.org for the script and dial in codes.

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

Sun 11/25

2018 Agawam DTC Democratic Breakfast

Mon 11/26

*Cape & Islands Dems Post-Election Gathering*

Plymouth DTC Meeting

Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Northborough DTC Meeting

Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 11/27

Celebrate Rep. Jack Lewis’ Birthday

*Dartmouth DTC Meeting*

*Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Wed 11/28

Dante for Worcester School Committee Re-Election Reception

*Bay State Stonewall Democrats Board of Directors Meeting*

Natick Democratic Town Committee November Meeting

Thu 11/29

Wonderful Women Persisthood Fundraiser

*Persisterhood Awards Fundraiser*

Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King Campaign Fundraiser

Sat 12/01

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Fundraising Party for Bryan Barash

Sun 12/02

Beverly DCC Holiday Party

Mon 12/03

Wilmington Town Committee Meeting

Tue 12/04

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

*Rep. Paul Brodeur Holiday Party and Fundraiser*

*Salem Democrats’ Holiday Party*

*Stow Dems Meeting*

Wed 12/05

Holiday Party and Fundraising Reception with Nick Collins

Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party

Thu 12/06

Getting to the Point with John Kerry

Sat 12/08

Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting

*Concord Dem Meeting with State Senator Mike Barrett*

Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Wayland Dems Holiday Party

Sun 12/09

*Hopkinton Dems Holiday Party*

Framingham Dems Holiday Party

Mon 12/10

*Worcester Dems Holiday Party*

Tue 12/11

*Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Young Professionals Holiday Party*

*Annual Holiday Party with Michelle Wu NEW DATE*

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Billerica Town Committee Meeting

Billerica Dems Meeting

Wed 12/12

*Year End Celebration with AG Maura Healey*

5th Annual Holiday Party with Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 12/14

Mansfield DTC Holiday Party

Sat 12/15

Westborough Dems “Kate’s” Holiday Party

Sun 12/16

Natick Dems Holiday Party

Groton DTC Meeting

Mon 12/17

Plymouth DTC Meeting

Tue 12/18

*Dartmouth DTC Meeting*

Tue 01/08

*Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting**

Mon 02/04

*DSC Meeting*

Sat 04/06

*DSC Meeting*

Sat 08/24

*DSC Meeting*

Wed 11/13

*DSC Meeting*

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Frank Conniff – [CNN’s Jim] Acosta’s behavior was so rude and disrespectful, Trump never had the chance to make fun of a disabled person.

Event details:

11/25/2018 2018 Agawam DTC Democratic Breakfast

Sunday, November 25, 9:30 AM

Oakridge Country Club, 850 South Westfield Street, Feeding Hills, MA

Join the Agawam Democrats in honoring Representative Barney Frank, Candy Glazer, and Bob Kadis.

Tickets are available for $25

Please RSVP by November 20 by contacting Louis Russo at (413) 786-9107 or Kerri O’Connor at (413) 786-9107 or by emailing kerrid45@gmail.com

*11/26/2018 Cape & Islands Dems Post-Election Gathering*

Monday, November 26, 5:30 – 7 PM

Cape Space, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601

Join Sen. Julian Cyr and the Cape & Islands Democratic Council for a (free) gathering in celebration of the many supporters, donors, and volunteers, as well as preview the upcoming races in 2019 and what needs to be done to ensure another successful year. RSVP at https://secure.ngpvan.com/6iLySBsg6kuf6aIfu8-3yQ2

11/26/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

Location TBD

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

11/26/2018 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/MarbleheadDems/

11/26/2018 Northborough DTC Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

Northborough Library, 34 Main St, Northborough

11/26/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7:15 PM

Common Ground Function Room, 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.

11/27/2018 Celebrate Rep. Jack Lewis’ Birthday

Tuesday, November 27, 6 – 8 PM

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Parking spots can be found in front of the venue, as well as in the lot behind the building.

Celebrate Jack’s birthday with delicious food and on tap Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company brews, it’s sure to be a fun evening. Not to mention, birthday cake. Parents, feel free to bring your kids! In addition to snacks your kids will enjoy, we are working on this year’s family-friendly activity. Suggested donation: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. RSVP at http://actblue.com/donate/birthdayparty2018

*11/27/2018 Dartmouth DTC Meeting*

Tuesday, November 27, 7 PM

Dartmouth Town Hall Room 304, 400 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. MA

Please email DartDTC@gmail.com with any questions.

Future meetings: 12/18, 1/22, 2/26.

https://www.facebook.com/DartmouthDemocraticTownCommittee/

*11/27/2018 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 PM

IBEW Local #104, 900 South Main Street, Mansfield

Guest speaker: Jeremy Comeau, Training Manager & Millennial Organizer for the Massachusetts Democratic Party. The public is invited to all of our meetings and events. For further information, please visit http://www.mansfielddems.org/ send an email to mansfielddems@comcast.net or call Chairwoman Deborah Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189.

11/28/2018 Dante for Worcester School Committee Re-Election Reception

Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 8 PM

PNI Club, 290 Millbury St., Worcester, MA 0161

Special Guests; A Celebration of Youth; International Food; Live Music. Suggested Donations $25/$50/$100. To attend or donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dante4schools

*11/28/2018 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Board of Directors Meeting*

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 – 9 PM

Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02459

For more info email bssd@baystatestonewalldems.org.

11/28/2018 Natick Democratic Town Committee November Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 7 – 9 PM

Natick Town Hall 3rd floor School Committee Room, 13 East Central St., Natick, MA 01760

Special guest will be Wade Blackman, district director for policy for Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who will discuss the upcoming Democratic House agenda.

11/29/2018 Wonderful Women Persisthood Fundraiser

Thursday, November 29, 5 – 8 PM

Waterfront Grille, 36 Homers Wharf New Bedford, MA 02740

Join Action Together MA to celebrate and honor influential female activists from the Southcoast and raise funds for Weekend of Women Southcoast. One ticket includes entry, passed hors d’oevres, one signature cocktail, basket raffle entry and entertainment at the venue. Tickets: Young Activist $25/Wonderful Woman $50/Persisterhood $75. Purchase online at http://bit.ly/persisterhoodawards

*11/29/2018 Persisterhood Awards Fundraiser*

Thursday, November 29, 5 – 8 PM

Waterfront Grille, New Bedford

Honoring heroic women from the Southcoast of Massachusetts:

MarDee Xifaras, Lee Blake, Linda Pereira, Anabel Santiago, Linda Morad, Amelia Wilson.

Suggested donation: $75.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wonderfulwomen

11/29/2018 Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King Campaign Fundraiser

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

El-Basha, 256 Park Ave., Worcester, MA 01609

Please join the Committee to Elect Khrystian King for a fun evening as we raise funds for Khrystian’s campaign next year. Suggested donation: $25/$50/$100/whatever. Donate on line at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/khrystian-king-2

12/01/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, December 1, 10 – 11 AM

Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA 02148 (free parking, wheelchair accessible)

Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaldenDems/ or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.comfor more information.

12/01/2018 Fundraising Party for Bryan Barash

Saturday, December 1, 6 – 9 PM

The Home of Karen Manning (Contact for Address)

Join us for the campaign’s first fundraiser! Going up against a well-financed incumbent means Bryan will need your help to raise the money to run an effective campaign.

Delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Buy tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bryanbarash

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2qCeDNJ

12/02/2018 Beverly DCC Holiday Party

Sunday, December 2, 3 – 5 PM

Chianti Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Cabot Street, Beverly

Appetizers Provided | Cash Bar

Please RSVP by November 26, 2018 to Jim Thompson: (978) 618 5188 / tactech@comcast.net or Bonnie Hannable: (978) 922 7190 / bhannable@gmail.com

12/03/2018 Wilmington Town Committee Meeting

Monday, December 3, 7 PM

Wilmington Community TV, 10 Waltham Street, Wilmington

Contact: Erika Johnson at ejohnson859@g.rwu.edu

12/04/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:30 pm meeting time.

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

*12/04/2018 Rep. Paul Brodeur Holiday Party and Fundraiser*

Tuesday, December 4, 7 – 9 PM

The Rising Eagle Publick House, 505 Main Street, Melrose

Celebrate the holidays with good food, great friends, and giving back. Hosted by State Representative Paul Brodeur.

Suggested donation: $50 or $100.

In addition, please consider bringing a gift card to benefit the families served by Housing Families in Malden, an organization that provides safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families as well as academic and after-school enrichment programs.

*12/04/2018 Salem Democrats’ Holiday Party*

Tuesday, December 4, 7 PM

135 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA

It’s time for the annual Salem Democratic City Committee’s holiday party! We’ve had a great year and worked hard to elect Democrats all over, so let’s celebrate and have an agenda-free evening. There will be refreshments, with more details to be announced. We hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/297911441055477/

*12/04/2018 Stow Dems Meeting*

Tuesday, December 4, 7 PM

Randall Library, Stow MA

Our guest speaker will be Jim Henderson of VoterChoice MA to talk about rank choice voting which was a game changer in the Maine Congressional race.

For information contact: jas.p.cohen@gmail.com

12/05/2018 Holiday Party and Fundraising Reception with Nick Collins

Wednesday, December 5, 6 – 8 PM

South Boston Waterfront Location TBD

Join Massachusetts State Senator Nick Collins in celebrating the holiday season.

Please RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nickcollinsdecember2018

12/05/2018 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM

VFW Post 2125, 40 Orange St., Bridgewater, MA 02324

Serving pizza and salad at the event. Tickets $20. Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018bdtcholiday or email bridgewaterdems@gmail.com or call 508-944-0174.

12/06/2018 Getting to the Point with John Kerry

Thursday, December 6, 6:30 PM

Edward M. Kennedy Institute 210 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125

Former Secretary of State, US Senator and author John Kerry will participate in a moderated conversation, followed by a book signing of his new book Every Day is Extra.

12/08/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting

Saturday, December 8, 9 AM

New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

*12/08/2018 Concord Dem Meeting with State Senator Mike Barrett*

Saturday, December 8, 10 – 11 AM

Concord Library Fowler Branch, 1322 Main St., Concord, MA 01742

Concord Democratic Town Committee is pleased to host our State Senator Mike Barrett at Fowler Library in West Concord. All weclome to attend. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/ConcordDemsMA/

12/08/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Saturday, December 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

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

Contact koconnor20@yahoo.com.

12/08/2018 Wayland Dems Holiday Party

Saturday, December 8, 6 – 8 PM

Russell’s Garden Center function room, 397 Boston Post Rd. (Rt. 20), Wayland, MA 01778

Please park in the rear. Take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.

Holiday cheer, good food, good friends. Holiday Music. Special guest: our newly elected State Senator, Becca Rausch. RSVP to WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

*12/09/2018 Hopkinton Dems Holiday Party*

Sunday, December 9, 4 – 7 PM

Private Home; RSVP for address

RSVP to darlenehayes@yahoo.com .

12/09/2018 Framingham Dems Holiday Party

Sunday, December 9, 5 – 7 PM

Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Details TBA. (Time is subject to change.) See http://framinghamdems.org/event/holiday-party-2/ for updates.

*12/10/2018 Worcester Dems Holiday Party*

Monday, December 10, 6 PM

Leo’s Ristorante 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester

A full buffet dinner will be served. Admission is an unwrapped toy or gift card that will be donated to the Friendly House for those who are able. As always everyone that shares in our Democratic Values is welcome, so feel free to pass this along to those who do.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1176585252496307/

*12/11/2018 Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Young Professionals Holiday Party*

Tuesday, December 11, 6 – 8 PM

WeWork, One Beacon Street, 15th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Join the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and our Young Professionals Network in celebrating the progress made this year toward gender parity in politics. Come for photo-booth fun, free drinks, political trivia, and more. Event is free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mwpc-young-professionals-holiday-party-tickets-52879232207

*12/11/2018 Annual Holiday Party with Michelle Wu NEW DATE*

Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 – 8 PM

Slade’s Bar and Grill, 958 Tremont Street, Boston

Join Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu celebrate the holidays and close out an eventful and successful year.

Please RSVP by November 30th at sharon@michelleforboston.com or (617) 334 5771

Contributions are welcome to help Michelle finish out the year strong at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/holidayparty18

12/11/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 7 – 9 PM

Wrentham Council On Aging, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham

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

Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/849683038537340/?event_time_id=849683078537336 for more information.

12/11/2018 Billerica Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 7 PM

Billerica Town Hall, 15 Concord Road, Billerica

Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com

12/11/2018 Billerica Dems Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 7 PM

Carlisle Town Hall

Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com

*12/12/2018 Year End Celebration with AG Maura Healey*

Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 7 PM

Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Suggested Contribution: $100/$250/$500/$1,000.

To RSVP and contribute, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20181212_YearEnd or checks can be made payable to the Maura Healey Committee.

12/12/2018 5th Annual Holiday Party with Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Wednesday, December 12, 6 – 8 PM

The Exchange Conference Center, 212 Northern Avenue, Boston

Please join Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Lorrie Higgins for a fun filled evening of friends and holiday cheer at the Fifth Annual Holiday Cocktail Party.

The Mayor & Ms. Higgins encourage attendees to bring a new of gently used winter coat for all ages to benefit the City of Boston’s Homeless Shelters.

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2RSNB06

12/12/2018 Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 PM

Mario’s Cafe Ambiance, 60 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow

Save the date!

12/12/2018 Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 7 PM

Avidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street Hudson, MA 01749

12/14/2018 Mansfield DTC Holiday Party

Friday, December 14, 7 – 10 PM

National Black Doll Museum, 288 N. Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Save the date.

12/15/2018 Westborough Dems “Kate’s” Holiday Party

Saturday, December 15

Save the date!!

12/16/2018 Natick Dems Holiday Party

Sunday, December 16, 2 – 4:30 PM

Home of Lindsey & Ricardo Galvao, 8 Lincoln Street, Natick Center

It’s time for our Party to party. And, we have lots to celebrate, right here, in our town. Natick continues to shine as the Home of Champions. Of course, we can’t ignore taking back the US House of Representatives. 2018 has been a big year for us.

We have much to be thankful for! I hope you can join us December 16th.

RSVP: Karen Schlosberg at Karen.schlosberg@gmail.com

12/16/2018 Groton DTC Meeting

Sunday, December 16, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

12/17/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, December 17, 7 PM

Location TBD

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

*12/18/2018 Dartmouth DTC Meeting*

Tuesday, December 18, 7 PM

Dartmouth Town Hall Room 304, 400 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. MA

Please email DartDTC@gmail.com with any questions.

Future meetings: 1/22, 2/26.

https://www.facebook.com/DartmouthDemocraticTownCommittee/

*01/08/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting**

Tuesday, January 8, 7 – 8:45 PM

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

Help Braintree Dems recruit and support candidates to run in the 2019 local election.

https://www.braintreedems.org/events

*02/04/2019 DSC Meeting*

Monday, February 4, 6 PM

Location: Second Congressional District.

Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location.

*04/06/2019 DSC Meeting*

Saturday, April 6

Location: Ninth Congressional District.

Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location.

*08/24/2019 DSC Meeting*

Saturday, August 24

Location: First Congressional District.

Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location.

*11/13/2019 DSC Meeting*

Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM

Location: Eighth Congressional District.

Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location.