November 17, 2018/Weekly Column

Runoff Elections and Holiday Parties – 11/16/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

Congratulations to Jared Golden for his victory in Maine. His margin of victory was 2,905 votes. I don’t have any numbers on out of state shifts, but I think it is safe to say that Massachusetts volunteers were an important factor in getting that margin. Thank you to everyone who knocked on doors, made phone calls or donated to his campaign. This is a great example of how volunteers can make a difference.

The elections go on. In Mississippi, Mike Espy is in a November 27th runoff for the Senate. There will be a December 4 runoff in Georgia for Secretary of State and Public Service Commission. These are moving forward and there will likely be opportunities to help. Watch news and email for information on how to get involved. Call me or email me if you want to connect. I’m at 508-404-8531 or KateDonaghue@aol.com.

The work we do on the ground matters.

Donate TODAY to Mike Espy! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/espy

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 – Have a Holiday Party

Social gatherings are an integral part of the fabric of a committee. A holiday party can be a simple event at a member’s home. Or it can be coming together at a restaurant for appetizers and drinks. Some find that a “post holiday” party works better on winter schedules. When people socialize together we become more comfortable and effective working with each other. This can make a huge difference during the stresses of campaigns.

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

Fri 11/16

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

*Kathy LaNatra’s Post-Election Thank You Party*

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*

*Community and Volunteer Appreciation Party with Liz Miranda*

Sun 11/18

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

Groton DTC Meeting

*Acton DTC Meeting*

*Framingham Democratic Committee Business Meeting*

Mon 11/19

Lowell Dems Quarterly Meeting

*Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*

Sun 11/25

*2018 Agawam DTC Democratic Breakfast*

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

Wed 11/28

*Dante for Worcester School Committee Re-Election Reception*

*Natick Democratic Town Committee November Meeting*

Thu 11/29

*Wonderful Women Persisthood Fundraiser*

*Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King Campaign Fundraiser*

Sat 12/01

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Fundraising Party for Bryan Barash

Sun 12/02

Beverly DCC Holiday Party

Mon 12/03

Wilmington Town Committee Meeting

Tue 12/04

*New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Wed 12/05

*Holiday Party and Fundraising Reception with Nick Collins*

Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party

Thu 12/06

Getting to the Point with John Kerry

Sat 12/08

*Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Ayer Democratic Town Committee Meeting.

Wayland Dems Holiday Party

Sun 12/09

Framingham Dems Holiday Party

Mon 12/10

*Annual Holiday Party with Michelle Wu*

Tue 12/11

Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Billerica Town Committee Meeting

Billerica Dems Meeting

Wed 12/12

*5th Annual Holiday Party with Mayor Martin J. Walsh*

Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

*Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Fri 12/14

*Mansfield DTC Holiday Party*

Sat 12/15

*Westborough Dems “Kate’s” Holiday Party*

Sun 12/16

*Natick Dems Holiday Party*

*Groton DTC Meeting*

Mon 12/17

*Plymouth DTC Meeting*

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Stephen Colbert – Ok, but I bet Melania is too chicken to fire her husband.

Photo shared on Facebook: student holding sign that reads: “First they came for the journalists. We don’t know what happened after that.”

Event details:

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.

*11/16/2018 Kathy LaNatra’s Post-Election Thank You Party*

Friday, November 16, 6 – 9 PM

Mussels Grille at Kingsbury Club & Spa, 186 Summer Street, Kingston

Join State Representative-elect Kathy LaNatra for an opportunity to celebrate her victory and thank her volunteers, supporters, and friends

Learn more and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2RUP6ec

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 Police Department, 340 Higgins Crowell Road, West Yarmouth

Join the Yarmouth Democratic Committee for the last meeting of the year.

If possible please bring something to share (cookies, pastry, etc ) to share since it is the closing meeting of the year.

*11/17/2018 Community and Volunteer Appreciation Party with Liz Miranda*

Saturday, November 17, 6 – 9 PM

246 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

Join State Representative-elect Liz Miranda and her team in celebrating her volunteers and community residents.

Light refreshments will be served

Music by Big Tunez the DJ

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.

*11/18/2018 Acton DTC Meeting*

Sunday, November 18, 6 PM

Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Road, Acton

Join the Acton Democratic Town Committee for their last meeting of 2018 to reflect on a successful year and to plan out the future.

Business meeting at 6 PM and, optionally, stay on for dinner together around 7:15 PM.

*11/18/2018 Framingham Democratic Committee Business Meeting*

Sunday, November 18, 7 – 9 PM

Framingham Green Community Room, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham

http://framinghamdems.org/event/fdc-business-meeting-2/

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Q0SYwS

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

Hollis room, 3rd Floor of Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741

Topic: How we can help in 2019. Latest committee calendar: https://www.carlisledems.org/calendar

*11/25/2018 2018 Agawam DTC Democratic Breakfast*

Sunday, November 25, 9:30 AM

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

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

Tickets are available for $25

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

*11/26/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting*

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

Location TBD

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

11/26/2018 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

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

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

11/26/2018 Northborough DTC Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7 PM

Northborough Library, 34 Main St, Northborough

11/26/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, November 26, 7:15 PM

Common Ground Function Room, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.

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

Tuesday, November 27, 6 – 8 PM

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

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

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

11/27/2018 Dartmouth DTC Meeting

Tuesday, November 27, 8 – 9 PM

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

Please email DartDTC@gmail.com with any questions.

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

Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 8 PM

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

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

*11/28/2018 Natick Democratic Town Committee November Meeting*

Wednesday, November 28, 7 – 9 PM

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

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

*11/29/2018 Wonderful Women Persisthood Fundraiser*

Thursday, November 29, 5 – 8 PM

Waterfront Grille, 36 Homers Wharf New Bedford, MA 02740

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

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

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

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

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

12/01/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, December 1, 10 – 11 AM

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

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

12/01/2018 Fundraising Party for Bryan Barash

Saturday, December 1, 6 – 9 PM

The Home of Karen Manning (Contact for Address)

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

Delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

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

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

12/02/2018 Beverly DCC Holiday Party

Sunday, December 2, 3 – 5 PM

Chianti Restaurant & Lounge, 285 Cabot Street, Beverly

Appetizers Provided | Cash Bar

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

12/03/2018 Wilmington Town Committee Meeting

Monday, December 3, 7 PM

Wilmington Community TV, 10 Waltham Street, Wilmington

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

*12/04/2018 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM

560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

6:00 pm social time.

6:30 pm meeting time.

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

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

Wednesday, December 5, 6 – 8 PM

South Boston Waterfront Location TBD

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

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

12/05/2018 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM

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

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

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

Thursday, December 6, 6:30 PM

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

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

*12/08/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting*

Saturday, December 8, 9 AM

New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

12/08/2018 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.

*12/10/2018 Annual Holiday Party with Michelle Wu*

Monday, December 10, 6:30 – 8 PM

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

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

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

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

12/11/2018 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 7 – 9 PM

Wrentham Council On Aging, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham

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

Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected.

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

12/11/2018 Billerica Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 7 PM

Billerica Town Hall, 15 Concord Road, Billerica

Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com

12/11/2018 Billerica Dems Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 7 PM

Carlisle Town Hall

Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, December 12, 6 – 8 PM

The Exchange Conference Center, 212 Northern Avenue, Boston

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

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

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

12/12/2018 Longmeadow Dems Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 PM

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

Save the date!

*12/12/2018 Hudson Democratic Town Committee Meeting*

Wednesday, December 12, 7 PM

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

*12/14/2018 Mansfield DTC Holiday Party*

Friday, December 14, 7 – 10 PM

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

Save the date.

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

Saturday, December 15

Save the date!!

*12/16/2018 Natick Dems Holiday Party*

Sunday, December 16, 2 – 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

*12/16/2018 Groton DTC Meeting*

Sunday, December 16, 4 – 6 PM

American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton

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

*12/17/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting*

Monday, December 17, 7 PM

Location TBD

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