October 5, 2018/Weekly Column

October Events and More – 10/05/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

As we go into the long weekend, think about taking some time and working to elect Democrats. If not now, when?

Schedule some time every week between now and the election. Skip the gym and canvass instead. You can walk or bike. And make a difference. Don’t think of volunteering as something to do when nothing else is happening. Think of it as something that you will make time to do.

And I’ll use my soapbox today to invite you to “Coffee, Conversation and Canvass” with Congressman Jim McGovern in Westborough on Saturday at 9:30 am at Red Barn Coffee Roasters at 17 South Street.

Want to find an opportunity to talk to voters near you? Check it out:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/xqzF1NaKD0uPKJdpdnS2wA2

There are some special opportunities listed below.

There are many other places to help. If you don’t find a locations that suits you, please let me know and I will work with you to find something near you! I am KateDonaghue@aol.com at 508-404-8531.

Democratically yours,

Kate Donaghue

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

Special Canvasses

10/6 09:30am Congressman Jim McGovern, Red Barn, Westborough

10/6 10:00am Jay Gonzalez, 2 Duncan Street, Gloucester

10/6 10:00am Former Chairman Walsh, 595 Belmont St, Brockton

10/6 10:00am Quentin Palfrey, 1071 Worcester Rd, Framingham

10/6 10:30am Congressman Keating, 108 Water Street, Plymouth

10/6 11:00am Congressman Jim McGovern, 158 North Main Street, Uxbridge

10/6 12:00pm Ayanna Pressley & Jay Gonzalez, 195 Dudley St, Roxbury

10/6 03:00pm Auditor Bump, 72 Ann Vinal Rd, Scituate

10/7 03:00pm Congressman Jim McGovern, 308 Whitney Street, Leominster

10/7 01:00pm Lori Trahan and Jamie Eldridge, 130 Main Street, Acton

RSVP and more details listed here:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/xqzF1NaKD0uPKJdpdnS2wA2

Or contact me at KateDonaghue@aol.com or 508-404-8531.

Ideas for Committees – Block Walking

Coordinated campaign canvassing. In Texas they call it block walking. Somehow I like the sound of that. Block walking. I tell people that canvassing is just going for a walk and if you’re lucky you get to talk to a voter.

As we go into these final critical days of the election, now is the time for local Democratic Committees to go into high gear! If you are not already talking to voters door to door, now is the time to start. Working with the coordinated campaign, figure out what makes sense for your area. Hosting canvasses locally helps build your Democratic Party infrastructure. In some places it makes more sense to canvass from a central location. If your committee is not already in touch with the Coordinated Campaign, connect with them now. If you don’t who the staff organizer is for your campaign, contact Josh@jay4ma.com or 617-803-5125.

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for Q&A events that are open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

10/18 Mansfield, 6:30-7:30 PM, National Black Doll Museum (288 N Main St, Mansfield, MA)

10/23 Somerville, 6:00-7:00 PM, Dante Club (5 Dante Terrace, Somerville MA)

10/25 Danvers, 7:00-8:00 PM, Polish Club (12 Cheever St, Danvers, MA)

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

Fri 10/05

*Luncheon in Support of Ambassador Nancy Soderbergh, Candidate for Congress (FL-06) w/ Cong. Katherine Clark and Joe Kennedy*

*Reception in Support of Congressman Bill Keating*

*Worcester Democrats for David LeBoeuf*

*House Party with Jay in Weymouth*

Sat 10/06

Mansfield Democratic Town Committee 13th Annual Breakfast

*Quentin Palfrey at Metrowest Coordinated Campaign Office and Canvass Launch*

*Ayanna Pressley and Jay Gonzalez Roxbury Canvass & Office Opening*

Haverhill DCC Campaign Office Open House

Sun 10/07

*Cape Cod Fundraiser for MA Dems with Sen. Ed Markey*

House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Centerville

House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Mashpee

Mon 10/08

Brookline Democratic Town Committee Garden Party

Boston Ward 12 Committee Meeting

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*Andover Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tue 10/09

*Gubernatorial Debate Visibility with Jay Gonzalez*

*Brian Ashe Re-Election Reception*

Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Beverly Democratic City Committee

Wed 10/10

*Paul DePalo Greater Worcester Fundraiser*

*Reception in Honor of State Rep. Jerry Parisella*

National Coming Out Day with Julian Cyr and Maura Healey

*Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thu 10/11

*Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment*

MassVOTE’S Annual Champions of Democracy

Diana DiZoglio for State Senate Pre-Election Methuen Fundraiser

*Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Newburport*

*Cocktail Reception in Support of Brendan Kelly for Congress (IL-12)*

*Newton Fundraiser in Support of Jay Gonzalez*

Fri 10/12

*Fundraiser for MA State Representatives Natalie Higgins & Joan Meschino*

Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee House Party

Sat 10/13

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Not My First Rodeo – A Fundraiser in Support of Eileen Duff

*Dennis Dems fundraiser for County Commissioner Candidate Ron Bergstrom*

*Jay Gonzalez Fundraiser in Needham*

*Fundraiser for Pat Malone, Democrat for State Rep*

Clinton Democratic Town Committee Candidates Night

Sun 10/14

NHDP Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

*Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)*

Kickoff For State Senate Candidate Tom Merolli and the Pats

Mon 10/15

Fall Reception with Katherine Clark and Jason Lewis

Tue 10/16

Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump

*Candidates Forum for 10th Worcester Rep District and Worcester/Norfolk Senate District.*

Pepperell DTC Meeting at Charles Lawrence Library

Mashpee Democratic Committee Meeting

Wed 10/17

*Andrea Harrington for Berkshire DA Boston Fundraiser*

An Evening with Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff

*First Essex State House District Debate*

Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Candidates Forum for Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton State Rep Districts

Thu 10/18

Election Countdown Event Honoring Joseph Early Jr.

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Mansfield

Paul Feeney for State Senate Fundraising Event

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner/Wellfleet

*Worcester Democratic Committee JFK Awards Dinner*

Sat 10/20

Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Grafton Dems “Rally in the Valley”

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

*House Party to Support Congressman Bill Keating in Brewster*

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

Halloween Brunch with Eileen Duff

Fundraiser for Mary Barzee Flores for Congress (FL-25) – NEW DATE

Mon 10/22

*Women’s Breakfast with Seth Moulton*

Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting

Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 10/23

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Somerville

Billerica Town Committee Meeting

*Dartmouth DTC Meeting*

Wed 10/24

Salem (NH) Dems Gala with Julian Castro

Fundraiser for Lori Trahan, Candidate for Congress

*Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Newburyport*

Thu 10/25

Senator Eric Lesser Annual Fall Reception

*Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Salisbury*

Haverhill City Committee Ballot Question Forum

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Danvers

Sun 10/28

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Greater Lowell Area Democrats Annual Brunch

Yarmouth Dems Brunch-NEW DATE

Groton DTC Meeting

*House Party to support Maria Robinson For State Rep in the 6th Middlesex*

Mon 10/29

Plymouth DTC Meeting

*Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Amesbury*

Fri 11/02

Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Sat 11/03

Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Mon 11/05

*Wilmington Town Committee Meeting*

Thu 11/08

*Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*

Sat 11/10

*Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*

Tue 11/13

Emerge Massachusetts Celebration

Wed 11/14

*Dinner Reception honoring Attorney General Maura Healey, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts 2018 Champion for Choice*

DSC Meeting

Wed 12/12

Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Rocky Mountain Mike – I’m looking forward to the Presidential Alert that alerts me that we actually have a president.

Event details:

*10/05/2018 Luncheon in Support of Ambassador Nancy Soderbergh, Candidate for Congress (FL-06) w/ Cong. Katherine Clark and Joe Kennedy*

Friday, October 5, 12:30 – 2 PM

U Mass Club, 1 Beacon St., 32nd floor, Boston, MA 02108

Tickets: $250/$500/$1,000/$2,700. RSVP at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/4497486408794901248 or contact Dylan Lopez, dylan@soderbergforcongress.com.

*10/05/2018 Reception in Support of Congressman Bill Keating*

Friday, October 5, 5 – 7 PM

Cape Space, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601

Hors d’Oeuvres provided by The Casual Gourmet. Suggested donation: Guest $100/Friend $100/Benefactor $500/Sponsor $1,000/Host Committee $2,700. RSVP and donate at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/bk181005 or for more information contact Michael Clarke at (508) 591-0512 or clarke@billkeating.org.

*10/05/2018 Worcester Democrats for David LeBoeuf*

Friday, October 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester, MA

Please join the Worcester Democratic City Committee & State Senator Mike Moore for an event in support of David LeBoeuf. Sponsored by Congressman Jim McGovern, State Representative Dan Donahue, City Councilor Sarai Rivera, Candy Mero-Carlson (Chairwoman Of The Worcester Democratic City Committee), the Central Mass AFL-CIO and the Worcester/Fitchburg Building Trades.

Tickets are $50.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2O3rIOs

*10/05/2018 House Party with Jay in Weymouth*

Friday, October 5, 6 PM

Private Residence, Weymouth: Location on RSVP

Parking: Plenty of parking on the cul-de-sac street. Neighbors will be alerted about the event.

Baked goods and coffee/tea will be served.

Kids Welcomed to come! We live next door to a big park.

Please RSVP: Email Josh at josh@jay4ma.com

10/06/2018 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee 13th Annual Breakfast

Saturday, October 6, 9 AM – Noon

Mansfield Elks #2633, 140 N Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Please join us for breakfast with Congressman Joe Kennedy. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time. More Information at http://www.mansfielddems.org/kennedy-breakfast.html and RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jkbkfast2018

*10/06/2018 Quentin Palfrey at Metrowest Coordinated Campaign Office and Canvass Launch*

Saturday, October 6, 10 AM

1071 Worcester Rd, 4th floor, Framingham (Rt 9 westbound, turn right onto Maynard Rd and left into the parking lot

Please plan to canvass (in Framingham, or your own town if you are already signed up) or phone bank for the Democrats on the November 6 ballot. RSVP for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/924828217708317/ so they’ll know how many canvass kits or phone lists to have ready. Be prepared to canvass by having the app miniVAN downloaded to your fully charged smart phone. Be prepared to phone bank by bringing your phone, and a laptop/tablet (If possible).

*10/06/2018 Ayanna Pressley and Jay Gonzalez Roxbury Canvass & Office Opening*

Saturday, October 6, Noon – 4 PM

195 Dudley St, Roxbury MA 02119

Join the Boston team for the Coordinated Campaign as we open our newest office in Roxbury this Saturday. Canvassing shifts will be at 12pm and 3pm, with special guest, Ayanna Pressley, speaking at 2pm between shifts. There will be light refreshments will be served, and we hope you will join us and stick around to canvass as well. RSVP at https://secure.ngpvan.com/-s86Gi1HuUmb68mYS-1XoA2

10/06/2018 Haverhill DCC Campaign Office Open House

Saturday, October 6, 6 – 8 PM

310 Main Street, Haverhill

The Haverhill Democratic City Committee is opening a new campaign office and invites you to come to the open house.

*10/07/2018 Cape Cod Fundraiser for MA Dems with Sen. Ed Markey*

Sunday, October 7, 2 – 4 PM

Home of Fred Schlipp and Carolyn Pickman, 115 Rendezvous Ln., Barnstable, MA 02630

Also attending: State Senator Julian Cyr and Ron Bergstrom, candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner. Suggested donation: $5-/$100/$250. Checks payable to MassDems. RSVP to sandramilano2003@yahoo.com.

10/07/2018 House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Centerville

Sunday, October 7, 3 – 5 PM

Home of Roy and Jackie Richardson, 129 S. Main St., Centerville

Meet and hear from the State Senator up for re-election for the Cape & Islands, Julian Cyr. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and enjoy refreshments. RSVP to Matt Brodeur at matt@juliancyr.com.

10/07/2018 House Party for Julian Cyr for State Senate in Mashpee

Sunday, October 7, 7 – 9 PM

Home of Lois and Bill Shaevel, 119 Great Pines Dr., Mashpee

Meet and hear from the State Senator up for re-election for the Cape & Islands, Julian Cyr. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and enjoy refreshments. RSVP to Matt Brodeur at matt@juliancyr.com.

10/08/2018 Brookline Democratic Town Committee Garden Party

Monday, October 8, 3 – 5:30 PM

Home of State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, 37 Hyslop Road, Brookline

In these times, when the President of our country is aiming to destroy so much of what we have gained over the last few years, it’s more important than ever that the Brookline Democratic Town Committee has the resources we need to organize. Your contribution will ensure that we are able to elect Democrats in our state, and rally volunteers to turn out-of-state red seats blue!

Suggested donation: $10.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gp2018

10/08/2018 Boston Ward 12 Committee Meeting

Monday, October 8, 6 – 8 PM

Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren Street, Boston

10/08/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, October 8, 7 – 9 PM

23 Hutchinson St., Franklin, MA 02038

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

*10/08/2018 Andover Democratic Town Committee Meeting *

Monday, October 8, 7 PM

Andover Baptist Church 7 Central Street Andover

https://www.facebook.com/events/304304550154754/

*10/09/2018 Gubernatorial Debate Visibility with Jay Gonzalez*

Tuesday, October 9, 5 PM

WBZ | CBS Boston 1170 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, Massachusetts

Join Team Gonzalez before our first Gubernatorial debate outside the WBZ Studios in Allston. We need to show our next Governor his widespread support in Boston, so RSVP HERE: https://secure.ngpvan.com/rZv8P9jw-EaKX1TZyI2x9w2 to hold signs and watch the debate with our team!

*10/09/2018 Brian Ashe Re-Election Reception*

Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7 PM

Bentley’s Bistro, 53 N. Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA

Join Sheriff Nick Cocchi, Senator Eric Lesser, and Governor’s Councilor Mary Hurley for a fundraiser to re-elect State Representative Brian Ashe.

Suggested Donation: $50 | $100 | $250 | $500 | $1000

Checks can be made out to “Brian M. Ashe Committee” 183 Rugby Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brian-ashe-1

10/09/2018 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 – 9 PM

110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Road (at Rt. 30 & 27), Wayland MA 01778

Our last meeting before the election. We expect to hear from some of our candidates. RSVP or for more info email WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

10/09/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 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=849683088537335 for more information.

10/09/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee

Tuesday, October 9, 7 PM

Beverly Public Library – Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street, Beverly

We hope you will join us for this, the last in our series of discussions regarding questions which will be on the November ballot. Laura Gang from We the People Massachusetts, a sponsor of the Question #2, will speak to help us sort through this effort to change the constitution so that corporations are no longer considered people.

Contact Chair Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-921-5884.

*10/10/2018 Paul DePalo Greater Worcester Fundraiser*

Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Compass Tavern 90 Harding St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01604

Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pauldepalo

*10/10/2018 Reception in Honor of State Rep. Jerry Parisella*

Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 PM

EJ Cabots 282 Cabot Street Beverly

Suggested Donation: $50, $100, $250. The Committee to Elect Jerry Parisella PO Box 3344 Beverly, MA.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2298163806884300&set=gm.532934927130361&type=3&theater .

10/10/2018 National Coming Out Day with Julian Cyr and Maura Healey

Wednesday, October 10, 6 – 8 PM

Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, Boston

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with State Senator Julian Cyr and special guest Attorney General Maura Healey.

Suggested contributions: Guest $100, Friend $250, Co-Host $500, Host $1000.

RSVPs can be sent to sharon@durkanconsulting.com.

Feel free to donate here to support Senator Cyr’s important work:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cyrmhbos18.

*10/10/2018 Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting *

Wednesday, October 10, 7 – 9 PM

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

(Park in the lot on Church Street.)

We will be having a discussion of Question 1 with guest speakers.

10/10/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 10, 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.

*10/11/2018 Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment *

Thursday, October 11, 4 – 6 PM

Museum os Science Cahner’s Theater,1 Science Park Boston

Join ELM and our partner organizations for our Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment. Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Jay Gonzalez will answer questions regarding their vision for the future of energy and environmental policy in Massachusetts. If you have a question you would like to submit for consideration, please tweet using the hashtag #gogreengovMA or submit them here: bit.ly/AskGreenGov. Follow Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) on Facebook to watch the live stream of the event.

10/11/2018 MassVOTE’S Annual Champions of Democracy

Thursday, October 11, 6 – 8 PM

Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108

MassVOTE’s annual celebration, honoring the Election Modernization Coalition. Suggested donation: $50. RSVP at https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7150/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=14785 and for more info call (617) 542-8683 or email info@massvote.org.

10/11/2018 Diana DiZoglio for State Senate Pre-Election Methuen Fundraiser

Thursday, October 11, 6 – 8 PM

Irish Cottage, 17 Branch Street, Methuen, MA 01844

State Representative Diana DiZoglio is running for State Senate in the 1st Essex district (Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newburyport, Methuen, Salisbury, and portions of North Andover) to succeed Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, who is stepping down. Help her keep this district blue. Suggested donation: $50/$100/$250 or Siver Sponsor: $500/Gold Sponsor: $1,000. Donate online at http://www.DianaDiZoglio.com or make checks payable to: Committee to Elect Diana DiZoglio, 30 Olive Street, Methuen, MA 01844.

*10/11/2018 Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Newburport*

Thursday, October 11, 7 PM

Plum Island Coffee Roasters, 54 Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Please join Jennifer for a Public Open House. Jennifer will give a short overview of her background and her stance on the issues facing our communities. She will then take questions on any issues that concern you.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Qkmo5Q

*10/11/2018 Cocktail Reception in Support of Brendan Kelly for Congress (IL-12)*

Thursday, October 11, 7 PM

the home of Matt & Lisa Hills, 25 Hobart Road, Newton, MA 02429

Brendan was recruited to run for the House Katherine Clark (MA-05) and is one of the top Democratic contenders battling to flip a GOP-held seat this year. He is smart, funny and politically savvy. Sponsored by Force Multiplier Mass, who hopes you’ll take this opportunity to meet him in person, and encourage your friends to attend as well. Suggested donation: $100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kellynewton and RSVP to Matt.Hills@comcast.net.

*10/11/2018 Newton Fundraiser in Support of Jay Gonzalez*

Thursday, October 11, 7 – 8:30 PM

The home of Councilor Vicki Danberg 30 Chase Street, Newton 02459

Suggested Contributions $100/$250/$500/$1000.

RSVP to Emma Crowley at emma@jay4ma.com

Or contribute online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/101118newton

*10/12/2018 Fundraiser for MA State Representatives Natalie Higgins & Joan Meschino*

Friday, October 12, 8:30 – 10 AM

Hosted by State Representative Alice Peisch and the Wellesley Dems.

RSVP for Wellesely area address. chair@wellesleydems.org

Donations:

http://www.electnataliehiggins.com

https://www.joanmeschino.com

10/12/2018 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee House Party

Friday, October 12, 7 PM

28 Woodside Circle in Sturbridge

The SDTC is holding a political open house to support local candidates – Tanya Neslusan, Anne Gobi, and others (TBD) and help coordinate campaigns efforts in the last weeks of the election. We welcome all voters in Sturbridge who would benefit from an opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates.

10/13/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 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.

10/13/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 10 AM

Speaker and discussion of Ballot Question #2, Citizens United and influence of money in politics.

Save the Date

10/13/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Saturday, October 13, 11 AM

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.

10/13/2018 Not My First Rodeo – A Fundraiser in Support of Eileen Duff

Saturday, October 13, 3 – 5 PM

163 Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922

Come join Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff with a special performance from Annie Brobst, winner of the 2018 New England Music Award for her song “Change of Heart”. There will be food, beverages, and fun for people of all ages. Suggested Contribution: $25. RSVP: Jen@libertysquaregroup.com and contribute online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10-13rodeo

*10/13/2018 Dennis Dems fundraiser for County Commissioner Candidate Ron Bergstrom*

Saturday, October 13, 3 – 5 PM

6 Herring Run Road, South Dennis

Suggested Donation: $25. Sponsors: $100. Checks payable to CTE Ron Bergstrom. RSVP to 508-394-1831.

*10/13/2018 Jay Gonzalez Fundraiser in Needham*

Saturday, October 13, 3 – 5 PM

The Home of Laurie & Joe Hutcheson, 384 Hillcrest Road, Needham, MA 02492

Suggested Contribution: $100/$250/$500/$1000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/101318needham or contact Katherine Kirk at katherine@jay4ma.com. If you have already contributed the maximum to Jay Gonzalez for Governor, please consider making an additional contribution to Quentin Palfrey ($1000 per calendar year) or the MA Democratic State Party ($5,000 per calendar year).Your contribution to the Palfrey Committee and/or MA Democratic State Party will be devoted to electing the Gonzalez/ ticket in November.

*10/13/2018 Fundraiser for Pat Malone, Democrat for State Rep*

Saturday, October 13, 5 – 8 PM

Millerville Club, 8 Lloyd Street, Blackstone, MA

Join us for a Fall reception in support of Pat Malone for State Representative.

Suggested donations of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000.

Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/patmalone

Hope to see you there.

10/13/2018 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Candidates Night

Saturday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM

Turner Hall, 60 Branch Street, Clinton

All Democratic Candidates are welcome to attend. This will be an open-microphone event for candidates to come and go as their schedules allow, Meet and Greet Clinton Area Democrats. Refreshments will be served. Candidates and interested voters who will be attending please contact Mary Richards, DTC Chair at 617-930-2727 email chair@clintonmassdems.org or visit http://facebook.com/ClintonMaDemocrats or https://clintonmassdems.org/

10/14/2018 NHDP Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

Sunday, October 14, 5 PM

Manchester Downtown Hotel at 700 Elm Street

Special Guest: Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is coming to deliver the keynote address at the newly named Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner. Baldwin has rededicated his efforts to helping the Democratic Party win across the country, and we’re thrilled have him join us!

Tickets: $100+ at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018-eleanor-roosevelt

*10/14/2018 Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)*

Sunday, October 14, 5 – 7 PM

Home of Steve and Janeen Hansen, 24 Sumner Road, Wellesley

Please respect the host’s neighbors by parking only on the even-numbered side of this narrow street.

Join the Wellesley & Needham Democratic Town Committees and Neighbors United Indivisible Group for an Evening of Live Music (by Wellesley Dems’ own Ken Batts), Wine & Cheese & Good Company. This race is rated a “toss up,” and Elissa was just endorsed by President Obama. Elissa will be skyping in to talk to us and to answer questions. Suggested donation: $50/$100/$250/$500/other. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wellesley_dems

10/14/2018 Kickoff For State Senate Candidate Tom Merolli and the Pats

Sunday, October 14, 6 – 10 PM

CraftRoots Brewing, 4 Industrial Road, Milford, MA 01757

Grassroots fundraiser for the purchase of a mailer to the district for Tom before the November 6 election. Come have a beer and watch the Pats kickoff and listen to Tom’s plans for his first 100 days in office. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/1907531909551535/

10/15/2018 Fall Reception with Katherine Clark and Jason Lewis

Monday, October 15, 6 – 7:30 PM

Bobby C’s, 20 Main Street, Melrose, MA

Please join Congresswoman Katherine Clark for a Fall Reception with State Senator Jason Lewis.

Suggested Contributions: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

Donations can be made online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10-15-18

To RSVP please contact Ellis at ellis.j.brewster@gmail.com or at (508) 728 1510.

10/16/2018 Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Tuesday, October 16, 8:30 – 10 AM

Lock 50, 50 Water Street, Worcester

Sen. Harriette Chandler, Sen. Michael Moore, Rep. Dan Donahue, Rep. Mary Keefe, Rep. John Mahoney, and Rep. Jim O’Day invite you to reception to benefit State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump with special guest Congressman Jim McGovern.

Please RSVP to info@suzannebump.com

Suggested Contribution Levels: $100, $250, $500, $1000.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/Worcester2018 or mail checks to The Committee to Elect Suzanne Bump, P.O. Box 163, Boston, MA 02133.

*10/16/2018 Candidates Forum for 10th Worcester Rep District and Worcester/Norfolk Senate District.*

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 PM

St. Mary’s Parish Hall 17 Winter Street

All voters are invited to meet the incumbents and challengers for the Milford area. The two incumbents (State Representative Brian Murray, Democrat; and State Senator Ryan Fattman, Republican) and their respective challengers (Sandra Slattery Biagetti, Republican; and Tom Merolli, Democrat) will be available to meet voters starting at 6:30 p.m. The forum will start at 7:00 p.m.

10/16/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting at Charles Lawrence Library

Tuesday, October 16, 6:45 PM

Charles Lawrence Library

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

10/16/2018 Mashpee Democratic Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 PM

MashpeeTV, 168 Industrial Drive, Mashpee

*10/17/2018 Andrea Harrington for Berkshire DA Boston Fundraiser*

Wednesday, October 17, 5 – 7 PM

6B Lounge, 6 Beacon St, Boston

10/17/2018 An Evening with Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester

Please join Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante at The Gloucester House. Eat, drink, and get to know your representative!

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100,$250

RSVP: Jen@libertysquaregroup.com

Contribute online:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/10-17dinner .

*10/17/2018 First Essex State House District Debate*

Wednesday, October 17, 7 PM

Nock Middle School, 70 Low Street, Newburyport

Please join Democratic Candidate Jennifer Rocco-Runnion for a debate with Republican incumbent State Representative James Kelcourse in the 1st Essex District State Representative Race, serving Amesbury, Newburyport and Salisbury.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Rmj6jA

10/17/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

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

10/17/2018 Candidates Forum for Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton State Rep Districts

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Masconomet Regional High School, 20 Endicott Road, Boxford, MA 01921

The League of Women Voters of Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton is hosting a Candidates Forum, inviting candidates running for state representative in the general election with constituents living in towns represented by our League, specifically the 2nd Essex, 4th Essex, 13th Essex, and 18th Essex districts. This forum provides an opportunity for the voters to meet the candidates before the general election, and for candidates to present their views and qualifications. See https://www.facebook.com/events/317017435729700/

10/18/2018 Election Countdown Event Honoring Joseph Early Jr.

Thursday, October 18, 6 PM

Wachusett Country Club, 187 Prospect Street, West Boylston

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000

To RSVP please email info@joeearlyda.com

Please make checks payable to The Committee to Elect Joseph D. Early, Jr. or donate online at:

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

10/18/2018 Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Mansfield

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

National Black Doll Museum, 288 N Main Street, Mansfield

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth.

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for a Q&A event that is open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2OhUmup .

10/18/2018 Paul Feeney for State Senate Fundraising Event

Thursday, October 18, 7 PM

The Square Kitchen & Bar, One Pond Street, Sharon

Hosted by Senate President Karen Spilka and Aaron Agulnek

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000.

RSVP to Kellie@votefeeney.com

Make checks payable to: The Feeney Committee, 182 North Street, Foxborough, MA 02035

Contribute Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/votefeeney

10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner/Wellfleet

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Please join the Outer Cape Democratic Coalition in celebrating honoree Dave Schropfer. Representative Sarah Peake will be master of ceremonies, keynote speaker is Seth Rolbein. Tickets are $50 per person. Please contact Dick Guernsey for information, 508 349 3510 rmguernsey@me.com Or contribute via ActBlue https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gray2018

*10/19/2018 Worcester Democratic Committee JFK Awards Dinner*

Friday, October 19, 6 – 10 PM

The Manor Banquet Facility, 42 W Boylston Street, West Boylston

Join the Worcester Democratic City Committee in honoring Jeanne Rosenblatt, Bill Baller, Maryann Wedgewood, Kevin Brousseau, and Maxwell Agyemfra.

Please RSVP no later than October 12th. Advanced reservations required, there will be no tickets sold at the door.

Please call 508-509-2910 or email worcesterdemocracts@gmail.com for tickets or sponsorship information.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Qlaska

10/20/2018 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 8 AM

Radisson Hotel Conference Center at 10 Independence Drive in Chelmsford

Requested donation: $7 to cover room and breakfast.

Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu ,

10/20/2018 Grafton Dems “Rally in the Valley”

Saturday, October 20, 10 AM – 2 PM

Grafton Common.

Save the date.

10/20/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

*10/20/2018 House Party to Support Congressman Bill Keating in Brewster*

Saturday, October 20, 4 – 6 PM

Home of Fran Schofield & Paul Berry, 161 Fox Meadow Dr., Brewster, MA 02631

Suggested donation: Activist or Young Professional $25/Friend $50/Benefactor $100/Sponsor $250. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/bk181020 or checks can be made payable to: The Bill Keating Committee, c/o Brewster House Party, PO Box 3065, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.

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

Sunday, October 21, 10 AM – Noon

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

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

10/21/2018 Halloween Brunch with Eileen Duff

Sunday, October 21, 11 AM

53 Hadley Road, Merrimac, MA

Come join Eileen Duff for a meet and greet along with Nancy Knettell and enjoy a yummy Halloween-themed brunch! There will be food, beverages, and fun for people of all ages!

Suggested donations: $25, $50, $100, $1000.

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/154771795454885/

10/21/2018 Fundraiser for Mary Barzee Flores for Congress (FL-25) – NEW DATE

Sunday, October 21, 3 – 5 PM

1548 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468

RSVP/donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/083018 (ignore the old date there)

*10/22/2018 Women’s Breakfast with Seth Moulton*

Monday, October 22, 8 – 9 AM

The Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., Salem

Join Congressman Seth Moulton and special guest Representative Juana Matias.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mlf1022

For any questions please contact quinn@sethmoulton.com or cassie@sethmoulton.com

10/22/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting

Monday, October 22, 7 – 9 PM

Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St, Lynn

For further information, please contact LDCC Chair Agnes Ricko at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net.

10/22/2018 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, October 22, 7 PM

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

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

10/23/2018 Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Somerville

Tuesday, October 23, 6 – 7 PM

Dante Club, 5 Dante Terrace, Somerville

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth.

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for a Q&A event that is open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2OhUmup

10/23/2018 Billerica Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 23, 7 PM

Billerica Town Hall, 15 Concord Road, Billerica

Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com

*10/23/2018 Dartmouth DTC Meeting*

Tuesday, October 23, 7 – 8 PM

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

10/24/2018 Salem (NH) Dems Gala with Julian Castro

Wednesday, October 24, 6 – 10 PM

pin Birch Wood Vineyards 199 Rockingham Road, Derry, New Hampshire

We are excited to announce Secretary Julian Castro will join us at our 2018 Fall Gala and Fundraiser.

Tickets $75. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fallgala2018

10/24/2018 Fundraiser for Lori Trahan, Candidate for Congress

Wednesday, October 24, 6 – 8 PM

Portuguese Club, 13 Port Street, Hudson

Save the date. Watch for details.

*10/24/2018 Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Newburyport*

Wednesday, October 24, 7 PM

Plum Island Coffee Roasters, 54 Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Please join Jennifer for a Public Open House. Jennifer will give a short overview of her background and her stance on the issues facing our communities. She will then take questions on any issues that concern you.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2NihHHA

10/25/2018 Senator Eric Lesser Annual Fall Reception

Thursday, October 25, 5:30 – 7 PM

Nathan Bill’s, 110 Island Pond Road, Springfield

It will be a fun evening as we celebrate all the work that has been done in 2018 and look ahead to 2019.

Facebook event here: http://bit.ly/2xCt1Zl

RSVP email Kait Saier: kait@mlmstrategiesllc.com or http://bit.ly/2MP8w1n

Ticket Price: $25, $100, $250, $500.

*10/25/2018 Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Salisbury*

Thursday, October 25, 6 PM

Salisbury Public Library, 17 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA

Please join Jennifer for a Public Open House. Jennifer will give a short overview of her background and her stance on the issues facing our communities. She will then take questions on any issues that concern you.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2IzmkfE

10/25/2018 Haverhill City Committee Ballot Question Forum

Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

HCTV Harbor Place Studios, 44 Merrimack Street, Haverhill

Join us to hear speakers on both sides of the three ballot questions explain what a Yes or No vote means so you can get information, ask questions, and finally make up your mind.

10/25/2018 Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Danvers

Thursday, October 25, 7 – 8 PM

Polish Club, 12 Cheever Street, Danvers

Q&A with Auditor Suzanne Bump: Accountability Across the Commonwealth.

Join Auditor Suzanne bump for a Q&A event that is open to the entire community! Suzanne is looking forward to meeting you, answering your questions and discussing the important work of the Office of the State Auditor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2OhUmup

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

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 – 11 AM

Franco-American Hall, 535 Western Ave, Lynn

A plentiful breakfast 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

10/28/2018 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Annual Brunch

Sunday, October 28, 10 AM – Noon

Lens’s, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, MA 01826

Distinguished Democrat: Eileen Donoghue; Volunteer/Activist: Carol Carbonyl; Rising Star: Hope Anderson. Tickets: $40 per person/$350 per table. See https://www.facebook.com/events/242427366471518/

10/28/2018 Yarmouth Dems Brunch-NEW DATE

Sunday, October 28, 11 AM

The Riverway Lobster House, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth

Check in will be between 11:00 AM-11:30 am. Brunch will be served starting at 11:30 AM Speaking program will start at noon.

Our keynote speakers will be State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and State Auditor Suzanne Bump. All primary candidates have also been invited.

Tickets $30. RSVP along with your check payable to The Yarmouth DTC, C/O Robert Isadore, 133 Center st., Yarmouth Port, ma. 02675.

10/28/2018 Groton DTC Meeting

Sunday, October 28, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

*10/28/2018 House Party to support Maria Robinson For State Rep in the 6th Middlesex*

Sunday, October 28, 6 – 8 PM

Hosted by David & Nanette Magnani, 13 Cherry Oca Lane, Framingham

Suggested donation: $25, $50, $100, other. RSVP to info@votemariarobinson.com with subject line “RSVP for October 28” and for more info visit https://www.votemariarobinson.com

10/29/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, October 29, 7 PM

Campaign HQ, 108 Water Street in Plymouth (next to Plymouth Bay Winery)

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

*10/29/2018 Meet & Greet with Jennifer Rocco-Runnion in Amesbury*

Monday, October 29, 7 – 9 PM

Amesbury Senior Community Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA

Please join Jennifer for a Public Open House. Jennifer will give a short overview of her background and her stance on the issues facing our communities. She will then take questions on any issues that concern you.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2P6tBWU

11/02/2018 Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Friday, November 2, 7 PM

Abington Town Hall

Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.

Contact us at Abingtondems@gmail.com and see https://www.facebook.com/groups/133452706678920/about/ for more information.

11/03/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Saturday, November 3, 10 AM

Final meeting before Election Day. Save the Date.

*11/05/2018 Wilmington Town Committee Meeting*

Monday, November 5, 7 PM

Wilmington Community TV, 10 Waltham Street, Wilmington

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

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*11/08/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*

Thursday, November 8, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

Contact koconnor20@yahoo.com.

*11/10/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*

Saturday, November 10, 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.

11/13/2018 Emerge Massachusetts Celebration

Tuesday, November 13

Save the Date!

Event to celebrate our alumnae who ran for office and welcome Nina Linag as the Executive Director of Emerge, Massachusetts.

*11/14/2018 Dinner Reception honoring Attorney General Maura Healey, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts 2018 Champion for Choice*

Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8:30 PM

Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Individual Ticket Price: $225 or become a sponsor. Donate online at http://bit.ly/2NLYdAl or visit

https://prochoicemass.org for more info.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

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!