November 10, 2018/Weekly Column

Post Election Issue – 11/10/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

A week ago we were ready to launch the final four days of Get Out The Vote. Voter contact volunteers made a difference here and across the country. During early voting I had the opportunity to drive a new citizen to vote. It’s very moving to have that kind of experience. Others have talked of how just a reminder to make a plan or information about where to vote can make the difference between someone voting and not voting.

I’ll share the words of our reelected senior Senator:

“You gotta stay in the fight.”

“Tonight, as the first cracks begin to appear in that wall, let us declare that our fight is not over until we have transformed our government…into one that works, not just for the rich and powerful, but for everyone. And tomorrow? We get right back in the fight!”

Getting involved just around election time isn’t enough. If you are reading my words, chances are you know this. Keep people involved as we move forward. The future of our country is at stake.

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 – Reach Out to Campaign Volunteers

Now that campaigns are over this is a good time to start building local Democratic Party organizations. It is a great way to maintain relationships and enthusiasm between campaigns. People are more likely to start political involvement through campaigns and elections, rather than through Democratic organizations.

Reach out to people in your area who volunteered. Invite them to your meetings. Do an election debrief. Have a thank you party. Add them to your email lists. And call them. Make them feel welcome!

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

Sat 11/10

*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Mon 11/12

*Boston Ward 12 Democratic Ward Committee*

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 11/13

Emerge Massachusetts Celebration

*What’s Next? A Conversation with MA’s Newest Political Leaders*

*Quincy Democratic City Committee*

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 11/14

*Methuen Dems Meeting*

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

Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*DSC Meeting*

*Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Melrose Dems: November Post-Election Meeting*

Thu 11/15

*Mass Alliance Celebration of Progressive Champions*

*Reason to Believe PAC-Roxbury Post-Election Meetup*

*South Hadley Democratic Town Committee*

Fri 11/16

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Sat 11/17

*The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference*

*Malden Dems Monthly Meeting & Post-Election Celebration*

Tewksbury Town Committee Meeting

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Sun 11/18

Panel Discussion: “Insight 2020: A First Look at the Next Presidential Election”

Groton DTC Meeting

Mon 11/19

Lowell Dems Quarterly Meeting

*Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Mon 11/26

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

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*

Wed 12/05

*Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party*

Thu 12/06

*Getting to the Point with John Kerry*

Sat 12/08

*Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.*

*Wayland Dems Holiday Party*

Sun 12/09

*Framingham Dems Holiday Party*

Tue 12/11

*Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Billerica Town Committee Meeting*

*Billerica Dems Meeting*

Wed 12/12

Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

Fri 12/14

*Mansfield DTC Holiday Party*

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Clint Smith – Jeff Sessions is the only Confederate monument Trump was willing to take down.

Event details:

*11/10/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Saturday, November 10, 9 AM

New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

*11/12/2018 Boston Ward 12 Democratic Ward Committee*

Monday, November 12, 6 – 8 PM

Twelfth Baptist Church 160 Warren St, Roxbury

Monthly on the second Monday.

11/12/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, November 12, 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.

11/13/2018 Emerge Massachusetts Celebration

Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

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

Join Emerge Massachusetts to celebrate the 51 Emerge women who ran for office this year and welcome Nina Linag as the Executive Director. Get your tickets at https://ma.emergeamerica.org/events/alumnae-celebration-event/

*11/13/2018 What’s Next? A Conversation with MA’s Newest Political Leaders*

Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Boston Public Library Rabb Auditorium, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Join the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, State Representative Joan Meschino, Author of POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook Stephanie Murray, and three up-and-coming political leaders to reflect on the fall 2018 midterm elections and discuss the future of Massachusetts politics. In the Year of the Woman, we’re asking the important questions – What did we learn? How do we build on this year’s progress to reach gender parity in Massachusetts politics? How can we support even more women to run for office in the future? Panelists include: Nika Elugardo (D) – 15th Suffolk/Norfolk, Tram Nguyen (D) – 18th Essex, and Allison Werder (R) – 2nd Hampden. Come meet the candidates and ask your burning questions. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-next-a-conversation-with-mas-up-and-coming-political-leaders-tickets-51818365125

*11/13/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee*

Tuesday, November 13, 6:15 – 8 PM

159 Thomas E. Burgin Pkwy, Quincy

More information at https://www.quincydems.com/

The Quincy Democratic City Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

11/13/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

Meeting dates: 12/4.

11/13/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 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=849683081870669 for more information.

11/13/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 7 PM

Farms Branch of the library, located at 24 Vine Street, Beverly Farms

Jerry Parisella will provide us with a legislative update. Questions, or to add items to the agenda, contact Chair Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net 978-921-5884.

*11/14/2018 Methuen Dems Meeting *

Wednesday, November 14, 6 PM

Methuen City Hall

Contact: methuendems@gmail.com

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 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 – 9 PM

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

RSVP or for more info email WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

*11/14/2018 DSC Meeting*

Wednesday, November 14, 7 – 9 PM

American Legion, Post 440, 295 California St., Newton, MA 02458

Refreshments served at 6pm. Meeting will start at 7pm. All Democrats are welcome. See http://www.massdems.org/your-party/state-committee/ for more info.

*11/14/2018 Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Wednesday, November 14, 7 – 8:30 PM

Address provided upon RSVP

Discussion of election results. Held at private home. RSVP to janefchertoff@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

*11/14/2018 Melrose Dems: November Post-Election Meeting*

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 – 9 PM

Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176

“Rain or Shine” let’s get together and celebrate our community and our work together. Debrief and destress (NOT Distress). For more info see http://www.melrosedems.org

*11/15/2018 Mass Alliance Celebration of Progressive Champions*

Thursday, November 15, 5:30 – 7 PM

Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

Join Mass Alliance to celebrate progressive champion victories after the election and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2019. Tickets $50.00. Purchase online at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDIzMjU=

A limited number of $35 Student and Activist tickets are available. Sponsorships come with tickets, signage and mention at the event: Sponsors $250/Benefactors $500/Champions $1,000. Contact Martha at Martha@massalliance.org.

*11/15/2018 Reason to Believe PAC-Roxbury Post-Election Meetup*

Thursday, November 15, 6 – 8 PM

District Seven Tavern 380 Warren Street Boston

Please join us at District 7 Tavern for this post-election meet up with Reason to Believe PAC. We hope to reflect on all that we have accomplished in 2018 and to look towards the future. Our work has really just begun.

The conversations we have during these meet-ups will ripple across the nation. In living rooms, coffee shops, and campaign offices across the country, people are asking “What’s next?” By taking on the great responsibility of engaging people in discussion, we are taking the next step towards a bold and exciting future.

RSVP Here: secure.ngpvan.com/xZLr4-qSPk-hI4-okc9Txw2

*11/15/2018 South Hadley Democratic Town Committee*

Thursday, November 15, 7 – 9 PM

South Hadley Public Library

11/16/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, November 16, 7 – 9 AM

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)

Join us for eggs and conversation over easy. Stop in when you can and stay as long as you like. For more info please contact WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

*11/17/2018 The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference*

Saturday, November 17, 9 AM – 5 PM

Simmons College Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

The goal of this conference is to take stock of the political landscape after the midterm election, chart the path towards a unified progressive movement over the coming years, and educate and motivate our supporters towards more effective and more unified efforts. Speakers include State Representative- Elect from Jamaica Plain Nika Elugardo. For full description and ticket info see https://www.facebook.com/events/520338595094195/

*11/17/2018 Malden Dems Monthly Meeting & Post-Election Celebration*

Saturday, November 17, 10 – 11 AM

Location TBD

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

11/17/2018 Tewksbury Town Committee Meeting

Saturday, November 17, 10 AM

Tewksbury Town Hall

Contact: Cathy Dwyer at cathymdwyer@gmail.com

11/17/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, November 17, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

11/18/2018 Panel Discussion: “Insight 2020: A First Look at the Next Presidential Election”

Sunday, November 18, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

McAuliffe Branch, Framingham Public Library, 746 Water Street, Framingham

Once the midterms have concluded focus will immediately shift to the race for the White House.. A panel discussion will be held with panelists Mel Poindexter (DNC), Norma Shulman (2016 national delegate) and Parwez Wahid (2016 elector) to introduce process and candidates for the 2020 elections. RSVP: wparwez82@gmail.com.

11/18/2018 Groton DTC Meeting

Sunday, November 18, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

11/19/2018 Lowell Dems Quarterly Meeting

Monday, November 19, 7 PM

East End Club at 15 West Fourth Street

Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net

*11/19/2018 Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Monday, November 19, 7 PM

Gleason Library

11/26/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

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, 8 – 9 PM

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

Please email DartDTC@gmail.com with any questions.

*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

*12/05/2018 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 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 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.

*12/11/2018 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 Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 PM

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

Save the date!

*12/14/2018 Mansfield DTC Holiday Party*

Friday, December 14, 7 – 10 PM

Save the date.