August 31, 2018/Weekly Column

Pre-Primary Edition – 08/31/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

Unity! As we move into primary day I look forward to September 5 and the opportunity for us to all work together to elect Democrats up and down the ticket and across the country!

Help someone this weekend. Get involved in the campaign of a candidate who shares your values. Find a campaign where you will learn and have fun. Develop your campaign skills! Make friends! Have fun! Get some exercise!

And then unity on Wednesday and beyond. Saturday, September 8 is a Day of Unity for our Party, bringing everyone together Democrats canvassing in over 100 communities.

Here’s a list – https://bit.ly/2NyBsM3

There will be many unity gathering happening as we move forward. I have included a number of events below that people have sent me, from canvasses to a happy hour. (Framingham knows what unifies Democrats!) Watch https://massdems.org/ for events as they some together over the next weeks.

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.

Ideas for Committees – Unity Event

September 8 is a Day of Unity for our Party, bringing everyone together Democrats canvassing in over 100 communities.

Here’s a list – https://bit.ly/2NyBsM3

Have people from your Committee take part in an event as a group. Then do something social in conjunction with the event. Breakfast, ice cream or drinks with fellow volunteers will help us unify after the primary work and together as a party.

MESSAGE FROM MDP CHAR GUS BICKFORD: There’s a lot at stake this November. We have strong elected Democrats to get re-elected like Senator Elizabeth Warren, Attorney General Maura Healey, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Auditor Suzanne Bump, and members of Congress. We have to prove to voters just how important it is that we replace our Republican Governor with a Democrat who represents our values and is committed to fighting for our working families and ensuring a better future for all. And we have a number of Democrats fighting to replace Republicans in our state legislature.

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps

If you have questions, please contact our Campaign Services Subcommittee Co-Chairs Joe Kaplan joekaplanmansfield@gmail.com and Amanda Smith abs0628@gmail.com.

Below are the Bootcamps currently scheduled. These Bootcamps are free but registration is required.

9/22 10am-1pm Braintree, Thayer Public Library, Program Rm (Upper Level), 798 Washington St. https://secure.ngpvan.com/upQWPSaVkEeIFguHYZ12aQ2

9/22 10am-1pm Great Barrington, Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main St. https://secure.ngpvan.com/dN14aFQ9IU6w7RU16sIbGw2

9/22 10am-1pm Lowell, UMass Lowell iHub, 110 Canal Street https://secure.ngpvan.com/rewsfpEVv0OGE3ZGYJyDYg2

Bootcamps are currently being scheduled in other communities.

Please check https://massdems.org/2018-campaign-bootcamps/ for updates.

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

Fri 08/31

*Concord Rally for Barbara L’Italien and Tami Gouveia*

Jimmy Pereira for Mayor of Brockton Rally for the People

Sat 09/01

*Billierica Pancake Breakfast for Chris Tribo*

*Meet Jay Gonzalez in Worcester*

*GOTV Rally for Sen. Jason Lewis with Senate President Karen Spilka*

*Meet Jay Gonzalez in Holyoke*

Mon 09/03

*Marlboro Dems Labor Day Parade Ice Cream Social*

Annual Newton Ward 6 Dems Labor Day BBQ

Tue 09/04

Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

*Kevin Higgins for State Representative Election Night Party*

*Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative Election Night Party*

*Jay Gonzalez Election Night Party*

Wed 09/05

Middleboro Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, Candidate for State Rep.

*Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

*Barnstable Democrats Monthly Meeting*

Thu 09/06

*Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting – NEW LOCATION*

Newton Dems General Meeting

Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 09/07

*Rock the Vote Bridgewater*

*Democratic Unity Happy Hour and Coordinated Campaign Kickoff in Framingham*

*Book Signing with Hon. John Kerry – “Every Day is Extra”*

Sat 09/08

*Cape & Islands Democratic Council Unity Breakfast*

Holyoke Democratic City Committee Meeting

*Harwich Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

*Holliston Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

*Rockport Dems Meeting*

Sen. Anne Gobi Democratic BBQ

Wellesley Dems Picnic & Campaign Launch

Birthday Party Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra

*“Song of Resistance” Concert/fundraiser for Five Democratic Congressional Candidates*

*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

*Democratic State Committee Meeting in Lowell*

Sun 09/09

Grafton Dems Breakfast

*Unity Canvass with Senator Eldridge and Rep. Benson*

Mon 09/10

Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 09/11

Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

*Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Wed 09/12

Countdown to Election Day Fundraiser

*Democratic Unity Event – 15th Middlesex & Beyond*

Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Thu 09/13

Chicopee Democratic City Committee monthly Meeting

Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Gloucester DCC Meeting

Fri 09/14

*McGovern for Congress Campaign Kickoff*

Sat 09/15

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

*Second Worcester Dems Cookout*

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Sun 09/16

*Uxbridge Dems Unity Breakfast*

Brockton Democratic City Committee Paul & Jean Sullivan Memorial Breakfast

Newton Ward 5 Dems Meeting

Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

*Fundraiser in Wellesley for Paul Cusack*

Mon 09/17

Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tue 09/18

Fundraising Reception for Governor’s Councillor Bob Jubinville

Mashpee Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Wed 09/19

*Drinks & Dessert with Paul DePalo for Governor’s Council*

Thu 09/20

*Wayland Reception for VA House of Delegates Candidate Suhas Subramanyam*

South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Sat 09/22

*Sen. Spilka and Rep. Dykema in Holliston*

Annual East Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Breakfast

Sun 09/23

Braintree Democratic Town Committee Breakfast with Cong. Stephen Lynch

*Yarmouth Dems Brunch*

*Brunch in Support of Congressman Jacky Rosen*

Mon 09/24

Plymouth Democratic Town Committee Meeting

*An Evening with U. S. Representative Jim McGovern*

Tue 09/25

Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

*Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting*

Wed 09/26

*Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Natick Dems Committee Meeting

Thu 09/27

Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.’s Annual “Galway West” Oyster Festival

Sen. Jamie Eldridge Fundraiser

*Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Sun 09/30

*Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast*

Chicopee Dems Annual Breakfast

*Groton DTC Meeting*

Tue 10/02

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

*Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Thu 10/11

MassVOTE’S Annual Champions of Democracy

Sun 10/14

*Kickoff For State Senate candidate Tom Merolli and the Pats*

Wed 10/17

Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

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

Wed 10/24

Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Sun 10/28

Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast

Tue 11/13

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Wed 11/14

DSC Meeting

Tue 12/04

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Fri 09/01

*A Night with Bopha Malone for Congress and “Royal Rebel” Soma Norodom*

 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Rejected titles for a Donald Trump biography movie:

Raging Bull%#@!

The Russians are Hacking, The Russians Are Hacking

A Crackpot Orange

Dial “M” for Megalomaniac

The Lyin’ King

One Flew Over The Dotard’s Nest

I Know Why A Caged Trump Tweets

Close Encounters of the Stormy kind

The Life of Pee

 

Event details:

*08/31/2018 Concord Rally for Barbara L’Italien and Tami Gouveia*

Friday, August 31, 5 – 6 PM

Monument Sq., Concord, MA 01742

Join Rep. Cory Atkins to rally for two candidates running in Concord: Barbara L’Italien for Congress and Tami Gouveia for State Representative. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1332872783510421/

08/31/2018 Jimmy Pereira for Mayor of Brockton Rally for the People

Friday, August 31, 7 – 10 PM

Club Morabeza, 581 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301

Tickets $25 per person. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-the-people-tickets-49239867770

*09/01/2018 Billierica Pancake Breakfast for Chris Tribo*

Saturday, September 1, 8 AM

Billerica Masonic Hall at 11 Concord Road

Pancake Breakfast for State House candidate Chris Tribou (22MI).

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Special Guest: LG candidate Jimmy Tingle.

*09/01/2018 Meet Jay Gonzalez in Worcester*

Saturday, September 1, 10 AM

Crompton Park (Endicott St side of the park)

Meet Jay Gonzalez and hear about his vision for Massachusetts.

Canvass opportunities following the event.

For more information please contact Kasey at 207-337-8186 or Kasey@jay4ma.com.

*09/01/2018 GOTV Rally for Sen. Jason Lewis with Senate President Karen Spilka*

Saturday, September 1, 11 AM – Noon

137 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148

For more info and to RSVP contact Lewis Field Director Nick Lennox at nick@electjasonlewis.com or 781-333-5392.

*09/01/2018 Meet Jay Gonzalez in Holyoke*

Saturday, September 1, 2 PM

Meet Jay Gonzalez and hear about his vision for Massachusetts.

Canvass opportunities following the event.

For more information please contact Kerry at 908-675-0343 or Kerry@jay4ma.com.

*09/03/2018 Marlboro Dems Labor Day Parade Ice Cream Social*

Monday, September 3, Noon

in front of Rowe Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752

Stop by to meet MDCC members for free Ice Cream along the parade route. For more see https://www.marlboroughdcc.org

09/03/2018 Annual Newton Ward 6 Dems Labor Day BBQ

Monday, September 3, 4 – 7 PM

Home of Shawn Fitzgibbons, 300 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Will you be in town on Labor Day? If so, please consider joining friends and fellow Dems at the annual Ward 6 Dems Labor Day BBQ. All are welcome – please bring a friend if you would like. We expect Democratic candidates for statewide offices to attend – hope you will too. Please bring a dessert, side or a drink – the Ward provides the BBQ’d goods. See http://newtondems.org/calendar/2018/9/3/ward-6-dems-labor-day-bbq-open-to-all

09/04/2018 Abington DTC Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, September 4, 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.

*09/04/2018 Kevin Higgins for State Representative Election Night Party*

Tuesday, September 4, 8 – 11 PM

McGuiggan’s Pub, 546 Washington St., Whitman, MA 02382

Join Kevin after voting for refreshments and celebration. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/221568515177733/

*09/04/2018 Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative Election Night Party*

Tuesday, September 4, 8 – 11 PM

Holy Grail Bar & Grill, 166 Great Road, Acton, MA 02170

Join Ben at the Holy Grail for the election night results For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/384340022097471/

*09/04/2018 Jay Gonzalez Election Night Party*

Tuesday, September 4, 8 PM

Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Easily accessible from the Red Line, JFK/UMass Stop.

Parking is also available.@2 Cash only, no ATM on site.

Please contact Emma Crowley at emma@jay4ma.com or (774) 521-7122.

09/05/2018 Middleboro Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, Candidate for State Rep.

Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Oak Point Clubhouse Ballroom, Oak Point Dr., Middleboro

Meet & Greet with Kathy LaNatra, candidate for State Rep., 12th Plymouth District. Free public event for residents to meet Kathy LaNatra, ask questions and learn about her candidacy. Complimentary desserts and coffee.

Questions?: contact electkathylanatra@gmail.com

*09/05/2018 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 – 9 PM

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

Post-primary meeting to map out the Fall campaign. We hope to have the winner of the State Senate primary speak. RSVP or for more info email WDTC Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

*09/05/2018 Barnstable Democrats Monthly Meeting*

Wednesday, September 5, 7 PM

524 Main St., Centerville

See https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstableDemocrats/events

*09/06/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting – NEW LOCATION*

Thursday, September 6, 7 – 8:45 PM

Cahill Auditorium, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA. 02184

We will discuss the primary results and plan our next steps. See https://www.braintreedems.org/events

09/06/2018 Newton Dems General Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 7 – 9 PM

Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton, MA 02461

Networking: 7:00 to 7:25 pm; Meeting: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Please join Newton Dems after the MA Primary to unify behind our nominees, discuss and endorse ballot questions, consider our 2018 campaign donations and more. Do you have an agenda item to suggest: Email contact@newtondems.org.

09/06/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 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 http://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call ADTC Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.

*09/07/2018 Rock the Vote Bridgewater*

Friday, September 7, 5 – 8 PM

Bridgewater Music Alley, Central Square, Bridgewater, MA, 02324

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee is proud to bring you a concert at Bridgewater Music Alley featuring The Retrobates. This concert is a free concert but please consider making a donation of $10 per ticket to help offset costs. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rockthevotebridgewater

*09/07/2018 Democratic Unity Happy Hour and Coordinated Campaign Kickoff in Framingham*

Friday, September 7, 6 – 8:30 PM

Jack’s Abby, 100 Clinton Street, Framingham

Join your fellow Framingham Democrats for an evening of Unity and Good Cheer Following a hard-fought Primary Season.

*09/07/2018 Book Signing with Hon. John Kerry – “Every Day is Extra”*

Friday, September 7

Back Bay Events Center at 180 Berkeley Street in Boston

Agenda includes moderated discussion.

Special Guest: His Excellency Deval Patrick

Info and tickets: www.harvard.com/event/john_kerry/

*09/08/2018 Cape & Islands Democratic Council Unity Breakfast*

Saturday, September 8, 9 AM – Noon

The Lanyard Bar and Grill, 429 Main St., Harwich Port, MA 02646

Celebrate the results of the primary and start the march to victory in the general election in November. Tickets are $25. Please RSVP at http://capedemocrats.org/unity

09/08/2018 Holyoke Democratic City Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 8, 10 – 11 AM

Holyoke Public Library Board Room, 250 Chestnut St. Holyoke, MA 01040

For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/Holyokedems/ or email holyokedemocrats@comcast.net.

*09/08/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Saturday, September 8, 10 AM – Noon

Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St., Harwich, MA 02645

See https://www.facebook.com/events/1941609402598091/

*09/08/2018 Holliston Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Saturday, September 8, 10 AM

Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington St., Holliston, MA 01746

*09/08/2018 Rockport Dems Meeting*

Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM

Brenner Room of the Rockport Library.

See https://rockportdems.org/ for more information.

09/08/2018 Sen. Anne Gobi Democratic BBQ

Saturday, September 8, Noon – 5 PM

South Barre Rod & Gun Club, 2626 Barre Road, Hardwick, MA 01037

Save the date for State Senator Anne Gobi’s annual barbeque and Democratic get together. Speeches/food usually commence around 1 pm. Further details will be provided when available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1029892940503501/

09/08/2018 Wellesley Dems Picnic & Campaign Launch

Saturday, September 8, 4 – 6 PM

23 Colgate Rd., Wellesley

All are welcome.

09/08/2018 Birthday Party Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra

Saturday, September 8, 6 – 9:30 PM

Monponsett Inn, 550 Monponsett St., Halifax

Join the Committee to Elect Kathy LaNatra to support her bid to become the next State Rep. for the 12th Plymouth District. Dinner, music, cash bar. Tickets: $50 each (suggested).

To RSVP, contact electkathylanatra@gmail.com, or reserve your ticket online with a donation: www.kathylanatra.com/donate

*09/08/2018 “Song of Resistance” Concert/fundraiser for Five Democratic Congressional Candidates*

Saturday, September 8, 8 PM

Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Singers and instrumentalists from some of Boston’s brightest classical music institutions will perform to raise money for swing state candidates. Proceeds will be split between four US House candidates and one US Senate candidate: Jared Golden (ME-02), 
Annie Kuster (NH-02), 
Democratic primary winner (NH-01; primary is on September 11)
, Antonio Delgado (NY-19), and Beto O’Rourke (Texas, US Senate). Tickets are $35/$60/$100/$250/$500. Purchase online at ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/songofresistance

*09/08/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Saturday, September 8, 9 PM – 10:30 AM

New Horizons Wayside Conference Room 400, Hemenway Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Please park at the 370 Hemenway Street entrance (more available parking) and walk over to the 400 Hemenway Street entrance.

Coffee & Tea available. For more info visit https://www.marlboroughdcc.org

*09/08/2018 Democratic State Committee Meeting in Lowell*

Saturday, September 8

Expected: a vote on two open State Committee seats: one Affirmative Action male seat and one LGBTQ+ male seat. The qualifications for these seats may be found in our Charter – Article Three, Section II.

Watch https://massdems.org for details.

09/09/2018 Grafton Dems Breakfast

Sunday, September 9, 9 – 11 AM

Grafton Inn in Grafton MA.

GRAFTON DEMOCRATS Honoring: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Froment-Moroney Leadership in Action.

Liz Cardoza, John F. Sullivan Citizen Activist.

Jason Palitsch, Diane Saxe Legacy Leadership

Daniel Murphy, Outstanding Young Democrat

Sen. Harriette L. Chandler, GDTC Lifetime Achievement Award

Tickets $35 per person.

RSVP by check to Linda Casey, 6 Hillside Avenue, Grafton 01519.

*09/09/2018 Unity Canvass with Senator Eldridge and Rep. Benson*

Sunday, September 9, 2 PM

Jamie Eldridge Campaign Office, 130 Main Street, Acton.

Senator Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Jen Benson along with the Warren Campaign will be canvassing for all Democratic Primary winners, from Governor to State Rep, Senate to Congress.

09/10/2018 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, September 10, 7 PM

Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532

For more see https://www.facebook.com/NorthboroughDems/

09/10/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, September 10, 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.

09/11/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 6:15 – 8 PM

NAGE Office Building, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, MA 02169

Handicapped accessible and free parking. More information at http://quincydems.com

09/11/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 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=849683085204002 for more information.

09/11/2018 Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Save the Date.

*09/11/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting *

Tuesday, September 11, 7 PM

Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street.

Guest speaker will be Victoria Nadel, Criminal Defense Attorney in Salem, MA, who will speak in support of voting NO on Question 1 on the November ballot. Other items on the agenda will be the Gun Violence Forum at the Senior Center on September 13th, and our recent cookout.

09/12/2018 Countdown to Election Day Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Bostonian Boston Hotel, 26 North Street

Join the Environmental Voter Project for our annual fundraiser in Boston! Suggested Guest Contributions: $50, $100, or $200

To buy tickets in advance, click here:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/OWPFfpLrok6yW918gXzUjA2

If you’re unable to make the event, but would still like to donate, click here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/OWPFfpLrok6yW918gXzUjA2

*09/12/2018 Democratic Unity Event – 15th Middlesex & Beyond*

Wednesday, September 12, 7 PM

Tudo na Brasa/Taste of Brasil, 414 Main St, Woburn

The Lexington Democratic Town Committee and the Woburn Democratic City Committee will co-host a Unity Event featuring the many candidates who competed for our nominations in the 15th & 30th Middlesex State Rep Districts over the past year. While there is only one nominee in each district, it is great to see so many committed Democrats compete in the arena. Our districts and the Commonwealth will be well represented.

09/12/2018 Longmeadow Dems Meeting

Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 PM

Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

Our September meeting will include an update from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign featuring a regional field organizer and State Representative Brian Ashe. Rep. Ashe has served as our State Rep since 2008. He represents the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, and Monson. Rep. Ashe will provide us with an update from Beacon Hill and all of his great work on our behalf.

09/13/2018 Chicopee Democratic City Committee monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 6:30 PM

Community Room of the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St., Chicopee

Chicopee Dems meet on the second Thursday of every month. For more info contact CDCC Chair Meghan Balakier at meghan.balakier@gmail.com.

09/13/2018 Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Thursday, September 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

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

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

Contact koconnor20@yahoo.com.

09/13/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7 – 9 PM

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

7:00 pm – Social Hour

7:30 pm – Business Meeting

8:00 pm – Speakers to be announced

09/13/2018 Gloucester DCC Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7:30 – 9 PM

Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers St, Gloucester

See http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ for more information.

*09/14/2018 McGovern for Congress Campaign Kickoff*

Friday, September 14, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

White Eagle, 116 Green St., Worcester, MA 01604

Donations accepted – not required. Sign up at https://secure.ngpvan.com/gJDduN8NtEmKRC9o0oxHGA2

09/15/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, September 15, 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.

*09/15/2018 Second Worcester Dems Cookout*

Saturday, September 15, Noon – 3 PM

Broad Meadow Brook, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester

You’re invited to join Democrats from across the Second Worcester Senate District (Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Upton, and Worcester’s Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8) as we enjoy each other’s company and kick off the Fall campaign! Complimentary cookout lunch (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie option) will be provided. Please RSVP by phone to 508-799-9498 or by email to ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com. Special thanks to sponsors Congressman Jim McGovern, State Senator Mike Moore, State Rep. Dan Donahue, and the Mass. Democratic Party!

09/15/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, September 15, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

*09/16/2018 Uxbridge Dems Unity Breakfast*

Sunday, September 16, 8:30 AM

Progressive Club, Uxbridge

We will be having candidates throughout the state speaking. We will launch a unity canvass in Uxbridge at 11:00 am! Please email marianewman730@gmail.com for more details about the breakfast.

09/16/2018 Brockton Democratic City Committee Paul & Jean Sullivan Memorial Breakfast

Sunday, September 16, 10 AM – Noon

VFW Post #1046, 283 N. Quincy Street, Brockton

Featuring Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey as keynote speaker. Advance tickets $20 per person for a full breakfast, info on ballot questions, and candidates for county, state and federal offices. Call John Drusinskas at 508-586-8599.

09/16/2018 Newton Ward 5 Dems Meeting

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 4 PM

Home of Emily Prenner, 702 Chestnut St, Newton

This meeting will be a pre-primary meeting, where hopefully we will have some representatives from the various statewide campaigns will attend and give one last pitch for your votes!

See http://newtondems.org/calendar/2018/1/28/ward-5-dems-meeting-czbte for more information.

09/16/2018 Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Clare Siska 14 Stow Street, Acton

Great food, Great friends, Great Candidates, Great Elected Officials All for a Great Democratic Party!

$10 per person/$20 per family

Please help us support the Acton Boxborough Food Pantry and bring a non-perishable food item to the picnic!

*09/16/2018 Fundraiser in Wellesley for Paul Cusack*

Sunday, September 16, 5 PM

15 Windsor Road, Wellesley

Tim Fulham and Lise Olney and The Wellesley Democratic Town Committee invite you to a reception in support of Paul Cusack, candidate for State Representative from the 2nd Barnstable District (Cape Cod). Join us for cocktails, raw bar, and clam chowder! Meet Paul and learn about his extraordinary career, his vision for Cape Cod, and his plans to flip his district!

RSVP to Lise Olney, lmolney@gmail.com.

Suggested donations: $50, $100.

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

09/17/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting

Monday, September 17, 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.

Meetings for the remainder of 2018: 10/22.

09/18/2018 Fundraising Reception for Governor’s Councillor Bob Jubinville

Tuesday, September 18, 6 – 8 PM

Wells Landscaping, Inc., 535 S. Main St., Randolph, MA 02368

Light refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation: $100/$250/$500. RSVP and donate at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efn03elb7e01364b

09/18/2018 Mashpee Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 18, 7 – 8:30 PM

MashpeeTV, 168 Industrial Dr., Mashpee, MA 02649

*09/19/2018 Drinks & Dessert with Paul DePalo for Governor’s Council*

Wednesday, September 19, 7 – 8:30 PM

55 Gulf St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Join Paul at the house of Mark Adler and Beverly Hay for drinks, dessert, and a meet-and-greet. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/375183516349737/

*09/20/2018 Wayland Reception for VA House of Delegates Candidate Suhas Subramanyam *

Thursday, September 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

home of Priya Samant, 25 Davelin Road, Wayland, MA 01778

Suhas is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in District 87 in order to flip the Virginia State Legislature from red to blue. Donations requested but not required. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/suhas-priya and RSVP to pr_samant@yahoo.com.

09/20/2018 South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 7 – 9 PM

South Hadley Public Library Community Room, 2 Canal St., S. Hadley, MA 01075, 2 Canal St., S. Hadley, MA 01075

*09/22/2018 Sen. Spilka and Rep. Dykema in Holliston*

Saturday, September 22, 8:30 AM

235 Woodland Street, Holliston

Celebrate Holliston Parade and Field Event. Candidates and supporters are invited to join the Holliston DTC as we march in the Celebrate Holliston Parade with Sen. Spilka, Rep. Dykema and other candidates. We’ll carry signs and banners and throw candy to the kids. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue to show support for our beloved candidates to create that blue wave! Line up for the parade at 8:30 a.m. at Placentino and Miller Schools parking lots, 235 Woodland St. Parade kicks off at 9. Look for the blue to find us! Also joining us in a separate group will be supporters of Yes on 3. They’ll be wearing green, if you’d like to march with them. Contact Lisa at lisabbk@verizon.net for more info.

09/22/2018 Annual East Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Breakfast

Saturday, September 22, 10 AM – Noon

The Center at Sachem Rock, 355 Plymouth St., East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Meet Democratic Candidates running for office this November. For ticket information please call Diane Phillips at (508) 208-0451 or you can contact her by email at dwpmountains@comcast.net.

09/23/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Breakfast with Cong. Stephen Lynch

Sunday, September 23, 10 AM – Noon

Granite Grill, 703 Granite Street, Braintree, MA

For ticket information, see https://www.braintreedems.org/events

*09/23/2018 Yarmouth Dems Brunch*

Sunday, September 23, 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.

*09/23/2018 Brunch in Support of Congressman Jacky Rosen*

Sunday, September 23, 12:30

Join Women Engaged for a brunch in support of CONGRESSWOMAN JACKY ROSEN Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada This race is rated a “toss up” – a win here is critical to taking back the Senate.

Newton, MA Address provided upon RSVP Those contributing at the $1,000 level are invited to attend the private co-host reception before the event 12:00 pm.

09/24/2018 Plymouth Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, September 24, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

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

*09/24/2018 An Evening with U. S. Representative Jim McGovern*

Monday, September 24, 7 – 8:30 PM

Sterling Town Hall, 1 Park St., Sterling, MA 01564

Please join the Sterling Democratic Town Committee in welcoming Congressman Jim McGovern as he meets with his constituents and answers your questions.

09/25/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM

135 Lafayette Street Salem, MA

Guest Speakers State Senator Joan Lovely and State Rep. Paul Tucker.

*09/25/2018 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, September 25, 7 – 9 PM

Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester

For more information, please contact committee chair Joyce Linehan at joyce@ashmontmedia.com.

*09/26/2018 Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 – 8 PM

6:30 PM Social; 7:00 PM Meeting

Guests Welcome. Meeting location TBD each month: contact NorwoodDTC@gmail.com or Joe at 781-269-1076

09/26/2018 Natick Dems Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 7 PM

Save the date.

http://www.natickdems.org/events/

09/27/2018 Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Jr.’s Annual “Galway West” Oyster Festival

Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 8 PM

J.P. Ryan’s Tavern, 246 Brockton Avenue (Route 123), Abington

Featuring Irish music, Irish step dancers, and fresh oysters from the Duxbury Oyster Company. Suggested minimum donation: $25.00. Sponsorships: Gold $200/Silver $100/Bronze $75. For directions or further information call Pamela Berry at 781-871-1510.

09/27/2018 Sen. Jamie Eldridge Fundraiser

Thursday, September 27, 7 – 8:30 PM

the home of Doug and Lisa Barth, 286 Old Lancaster Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

Save the Date. If you are interested in being on the Host Committee, which means you pledge to donate or raise at least $100 and then email out the invite to your friends and neighbors who you think would attend, please email Fundraiser Director Jane Chertoff at Jane@JamieEldridge.com.

*09/27/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Thursday, September 27, 7 – 8 PM

135 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970

*09/30/2018 Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast*

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM

Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. (Rt 20), Westfield, MA 01085

Coffee 9:30am, Breakfast 10am

The Westfield Democratic City Committee will be honoring Governor’s Councilor Mary Hurley as Westfield Democrat of the Year and Richard K. Sullivan, Sr. as Democratic City Committee Member of the Year at its annual Harvest Breakfast. Tickets are $30. Purchase tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hvbk

09/30/2018 Chicopee Dems Annual Breakfast

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM

Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020

Coffee served at 9:30; Breakfast begins at 10:00

Speaker is Nick Carter, National Presidential Advisor; Democrat of the Year is Karen Hangman; Democrat of Distinction is Suzanne Bump; Activist Award recipient is Shanique Spalding. Tickets are $30. Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/chicopee.breakfast or with questions email mjpise@yahoo.com or call (413) 265-6631.

*09/30/2018 Groton DTC Meeting*

Sunday, September 30, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

10/02/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 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: 11/13, 12/4.

*10/02/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, October 2, 7 – 8:45 PM

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

See https://www.braintreedems.org/events

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.

*10/14/2018 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/

10/17/2018 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!

10/19/2018 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Save the date.

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 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)

10/24/2018 Save the Date – Event with Jason Kander

Wednesday, October 24

Watch this space for details.

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

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.

11/14/2018 DSC Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Meeting in CD4.

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

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.

6:20 pm meeting time.

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

*09/01/2028 A Night with Bopha Malone for Congress and “Royal Rebel” Soma Norodom*

Friday, September 1, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

9 Central Street Suite 200, Lowell, MA 01852

Join Bopha and special guest “Royal Rebel” Soma Norodom of Cambodia for a cookout and drinks hosted by Serey Van and Jeannette Tum at Bopha’s home. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/1574636922672615/