March 6, 2020/Democratic Dispatch

Special Elections, Events, & More!

Dear Democrats,

For many of us, the past week has been full of ups and downs. In the wake of Super Tuesday, it can sometimes feel like our work is done–but there’s still so much left to do. 

Four special election races are in full swing, and we have the opportunity to flip three seats in the legislature. Democrats in Plymouth & Barnstable, the Second Hampden & Hampshire, the Third Bristol, and the 37th Middlesex are fighting hard in these purple districts, but they can’t do it alone. We’ve only got 25 days until the 3/31 election day and MassGOP has already said they’re going all out for these races. In other words: there’s no time to waste. 

Each candidate has several opportunities to get involved over the next few weeks, starting with this weekend. Click the links above to get involved in the district closest to you. Our candidates know how important issues like climate, education, and transportation are to the people in their district, and they’ve got what it takes to work for them on Beacon Hill.

Thank you, and see you on the doors this weekend!

All the best,

Allison Mitchell
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party

Ideas for Committees

Reorganization is right around the corner, and you might have some new members on your committee after Tuesday’s election! Remember, you must hold your reorganization meetings within 10 days after the 30th day after Tuesday’s primary, that translates into April 2nd through April 12th. So get a head start, and over the next few weeks, reach out current and future members of your committee to find a date, time, and location that works best. The MassDems will be in touch soon with more instructions!

Event Details:

3/7/2020 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Saturday, March 7, 10 AM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629 [back]

3/7/2020 Angus McQuilken for Congress Kickoff Event
Saturday, March 7, 1 PM
LocalWorks, 100 Cummings Center Suite 109-D, Beverly
RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/teamangus [back]

*3/7/2020 Littleton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, March 7, 1 PM
Littleton Town Hall, Room 203, 37 Shattuck St, Littleton
The Littleton DTC will be hosting a formal meeting following their 1:00 PM caucus. [back]

*3/8/2020 Western Mass Code Pink Women for Peace International Women’s Day Celebration.*
Sunday, March 8, 3 – 5 PM
129 Main St, Northampton
Join WMCPWP for their annual International Women’s Day Celebration! Speakers include: Ariene Avakian, Desta Cantave, Meghan Lemay, and Tanisha Arena. For more information, contact Priscilla at (413) 625-9242  [back]

3/8/2020 Senator Pat Jehlen Re-election Kickoff with Songs of Resistance
Sunday, March 8, 5 – 7 PM
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Light refreshments and conversation at 5 and between sets. Suggested donation: $25-$50 Sponsorships: $500-$250-$100 Contribute online at Electpatjehlen.org/donate or: CTE Pat Jehlen Committee, 67 Dane St., Somerville 02143. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/178817916668401/  [back]

3/9/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, March 9, 7 – 9 PM
FranklinTV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St, Franklin
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3/9/2020 Wellesley Town Candidates Forum
Monday, March 9, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley 219 Washington Street, Wellesley
Hear from Candidates running for town-wide office in Wellesley. RSVP at www.wellesleydems.org/events/wellesley-candidates-night [back]

3/9/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, March 9, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington
For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. [back]

3/10/2020 Women For Maria Event in Support of State Rep Maria Robinson
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 – 7 PM
21st Amendment, 150 Bowdoin St, Boston
Join State Senator Becca Rausch, State Representative Tami Gouveia, State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, Wakefield Town Councilor Mehreen Butt, Kate Audette, Helena Berbano, Julia Day, Rachael Durant, Sam Hammar, Diana Hwang, Helen Lemoine, Hélène and Alice Lincent, Yael Mazor-Garfinkle, Colette Phillips, and Norma Shulman in supporting State Representative Maria Robinson. Event begins at 5:30PM Speaking Program begins at 6:15PM RSVP at http://bit.ly/38WXTVO [back]

3/11/2020 Lead With Lydia Edwards – Women’s Event with AG Maura Healey and DA Rachael Rollins
Wednesday, March 11, 6 – 8 PM
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple pl., Boston
Join Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk Country District Attorney Rachael Rollins for an event supporting Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards. To RSVP, please email Brianna@mlmstrategiesllc.com or contribute online at www.actblue.com/donate/leleads20. To join the host committee go to www.actblue.com/donate/leleadshost20. [back]

3/11/2020 Medway DTC Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 6:45 PM
T.C. Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
With special guest, 4th Congressional District candidate Ihssane Leckey. [back]

3/12/2020 22nd Annual Traditional Irish Seisiun Hosted by Sheriff Peter Cassidy Koutoujian
Thursday, March 12, 6 – 8 PM
The Mad Raven, 841 Main St, Waltham
Suggested donations: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. [back]

3/12/2020 Longmeadow DTC Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 6 PM
Greenwood Center, Longmeadow, MA
TheLongmeadow Dems will be holding a “Know Your Town Committee” workshop. Town residents are invited to attend this session to learn about vacancies on appointed and elected town committees. Light refreshments will be provided.  [back]

3/14/2020 Malden Democrats Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 14, 9 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden 02148
Join the Malden DCC for a hearty breakfast, bad jokes, rousing speeches, and awards for hardworking Democrats. Keynote: Former MDP chair John Walsh. Tickets, $20, can be purchased online (via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mdcc-st-patricks-day-breakfast-tickets-96000156051) or at the door. Kids under 10 free. For more information or to purchase a table, please contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. [back]

3/15/2020 Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Quinn Nystrom (MN-8)
Sunday, March 15, 3 – 5 PM
Article 24, Downstairs in the Bandita, 458 Western Ave, Brighton
Suggested Contribution or Raise Levels: Young Professional: $25, Guest: $100, Ally: $250, Sponsor: $500, Chair: $1,000, Host $2,800. RSVP by donating at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mar2020boston [back]

3/16/2020 Re-Election Kickoff for Rep Jack Lewis
Monday, March 16, 6 – 8 PM
Springdale Beer Co, 102 Clinton St, Framingham 102 Clinton St, Framingham
Join community leaders, friends, and neighbors as they kick off Jack’s re-election campaign. And with delicious food and on tap Springdale brews, it’s sure to be a fun evening. Parents, feel free to bring your kids! There are snacks and your entire family will enjoy, plus plenty of arcade tokens! Questions: Email Jack directly at Jack@ElectJackLewis.com. Donations can also be mailed to: Committee to Elect Jack Lewis, PO Box 373, Ashland, MA 01721 [back]

3/17/2020 Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Join the Pepperell Democratic Town Committee for their monthly meeting. Contact tjdem@charter.net for more information. [back]

3/18/2020 Burlington DTC Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 7 PM
Town Hall Annex, 25 Center Street, Burlington
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3/21/2020 A Call to Action on Housing: Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts Annual Conference
Saturday, March 21, AM
Lasell University, Newton
This year’s conference kicks off with a panel of experts on housing, including Rep. Mike Connolly and Eric Shupin from CHAPA. Then they’ll break into working groups to sharpen advocacy skills for use on a range of topics (not just housing), including one on effective grassroots strategies for lobbying for legislative action. At lunch you can network with activists to get up to speed on crucial policy issues before us during rounds of their popular Issue Speed Dating program. Then, they’ll wrap up with a lively discussion on winning the fight for progressive leadership in the State Legislature — with retired State Rep. Jay Kaufman and Jordan Berg Powers of Mass Alliance. Suggested donation $25. Buffet lunch included. [back]

3/21/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, March 21, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Join the Greater Lowell Area Democrats and special guests Candidate for Congress (CD-6) Jamie Belsito and State Sen. Ed Kennedy for their meeting. Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu [back]

*3/21/2020 Rep. Kathy LaNatra’s Campaign Kick-Off*
Saturday, March 21, 5:30 – 7 PM
Mussels Grille @ the Kingsbury Club, 186 Summer St. Kingston
Join Rep. LaNatra and supporters for her Re-Election Kick-Off! Appetizers, cash bar & special guests. RSVP to abbelmore@hotmail.com; walk-ins welcome too. Campaign donations greatly appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Committee to Elect Kathy LaNatra.  [back]

3/22/2020 Fourth Congressional District Candidates Forum Hosted by Newton Dems and Progressive Newton
Sunday, March 22, 7:30 – 9 PM
War Memorial, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre, MA
Join Newton Dems and Progressive Newton for an evening with the candidates running to fill the 4th Congressional District seat. They will have a moderated panel discussion and then the individuals candidates will be available for questions as well as information about their campaigns and opportunity to get involved. [back]

3/24/2020 Billerica DTC Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 7 PM
Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica Billerica
Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com [back]

3/25/2020 Annual Women’s Event in Support of Attorney General Maura Healey
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 – 7 PM
Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St James Avenue, Boston
Suggested Contributions $125, $250, $500, $1,000, Young Professionals $50 (Limited). RSVP to info@maurahealey.com [back]

*3/25/2020 Wellesley Democrats 2020 Organizing Meeting*
Wednesday, March 25, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Join us at 7:00 p.m. for social and refreshments, 7:30 p.m. for our business meeting, 7:45 p.m. to get organized! RSVP here: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/2020-organizing-meeting [back]

3/28/2020 Attleboro 23rd Annual Democratic Spring Brunch
Saturday, March 28, 9 AM
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, Attleboro
Join together with city, town committee members, for a morning of good food and conversation with like-minded folks. Tickets are $25, available at door. Tickets can be also purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Attleboro Democratic City Committee C/O Treasurer, Jackie Romaniecki, 120 Augsburg Dr, Attleboro, MA 02703 Guests include: US Senator Ed Markey, Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux, State Representative Jim Hawkins, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, Former State Treasurer and Former DNC Chair Steve Grossman, State Senator Paul Feeney, State Senator Becca Rausch, Governors Councilor Bob Jubinville, Register of Probate Tom Hoye, Candidates for the 4th Congressional District Jesse Mermell, Becky Walker Grossman, David Cavell, Jake Auchincloss, Ihssane Leckey, Alan Khazei, Ben Sigel, and Tom Shack, and candidate for State Rep Brendan Roche. [back]

3/28/2020 Springfield Ward 6 Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, March 28, 11:45 – 1 PM
Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield
Join the Ward 6 Democratic Committee as we reorganize following the primary wherein the committee was reelected. Planning for upcoming events and potential speakers are to be discussed. More to come. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/614312629421724/ [back]

3/28/2020 Cape & Islands Democratic Council Annual Kennedy Legacy Dinner
Saturday, March 28, 6 – 9 PM
Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA
Please join the Cape & Islands Democratic Council for this year’s dinner. The theme is Climate Change Emergency – Cape Cod & Beyond. Keynote Speaker: US Senator Ed Markey. Guest Speakers: Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and Dr. Phil Duffy, Exec. Dir. of the Woods Hole Research Center. VIP Reception 5-6PM. Dinner 6-9PM. Online tickets and information: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cidcdinner2020. Contact Steve Leibowitz StevenL57@gmail.com for inquiries and program advertising opportunities  [back]

3/29/2020 Groton DTC Meeting
Sunday, March 29, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St, Groton
Agenda includes reorganization. Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com [back]

4/4/2020 Democratic State Committee Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, April 4, 10 AM
Iron Workers Local 7, 195 Old Colony Ave, South Boston, MA 02127
Save the date of the DSC Reorganization meeting. Check https://massdems.org/your-party/state-committee for more information as it is announced. [back]

*4/4/2020 Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Scholarship Breakfast*
Saturday, April 4, 10 AM
Windsor Place, 92 West St, Wilmington
RSVP: wilmingtondtc@gmail.com [back]

4/5/2020 Organizing Corps 2020 Brunch with Congressman Jim McGovern
Sunday, April 5, 11 – 1 PM
Home in Holliston
Join Congressman Jim McGovern and Organizing Corps 2020 Founder Meg Ansara for brunch in Holliston. The program will ensure that the eventual Democratic nominee has 1,000 community based field organizers in the key battleground states necessary to win back the White House in November 2020, tickets are $25, $50, $100, $250. For info and address contact James Arena-DeRosa email arena-derosa@msn.com or 508-429-8665.  [back]

*4/5/2020 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Unity Brunch and Fundraiser*
Sunday, April 5, 11 AM
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge
Promote and support Democratic candidates and raise funds for their annual scholarship award. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2509188312684489/  [back]

4/5/2020 Waltham Democratic City Committee Hero’s Brunch
Sunday, April 5, 11 – 1 PM
Chateau Restaurant, 195 School Street, Waltham
The WDCC Heroes Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 5. There will be much food, merriment, remembrances, a few political speeches, and of course, Heroes to honor! [back]

4/5/2020 Lexington DTC Reorganization Meeting
Sunday, April 5, 7:30 PM
Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham St, Lexington
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4/6/2020 Lowell DCC Reorganization Meeting
Monday, April 6, 7 PM
East End Club,15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net [back]

4/6/2020 Wilmington DTC Reorganization Meeting
Monday, April 6, 7 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
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4/7/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell
Agenda includes reorganization. Contact: tjdem@charter.net [back]

4/8/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Reorganization Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 7 PM
Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road (corner of Elm Street), Boxford
Agenda will include the election/re-election of officers. For further information contact: Ken Thompson, Chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078. [back]

4/11/2020 Malden DCC Organizational Meeting
Saturday, April 11, 10 – 12 PM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden
Committees from the 8 Malden wards and the MDCC will organize and elect officers for a 2-year term. If you are a member, please attend and participate if you can. For more information, please contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629 or your ward chair.  [back]

4/13/2020 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, April 13, 7 – 9 PM
FranklinTV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St, Franklin
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*4/15/2020 Burlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, April 15, 7 PM
Town Hall Annex, 25 Center St, Burlington
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4/25/2020 Democratic National Convention Caucuses
Saturday, April 25, 1 PM
Various
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4/26/2020 Longmeadow Democrat of the Year Breakfast
Sunday, April 26, 9:30 AM
Twin Hills Country Club, 270 Wolf Swamp Road, Longmeadow
The Longmeadow DTC will be holding its annual Democrat of the Year Breakfast, honoring Sheriff Nick Cocchi, with U.S. Senator Ed Markey and U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III as our keynote speakers. Other notable guests include Congressman Richie Neal, State Senator Eric Lesser, State Rep. Brian Ashe, and Hampden County DA Anthony Gulluni. [back]

*4/26/2020 Groton Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, April 26, 4 PM
75 Hollis St, Groton, MA 01450
Contact: grotondtc@gmail.com [back]

*5/2/2020 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting *
Saturday, May 2, 10 AM
1009 Main Street, Tewksbury
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5/3/2020 The Gloucester Democratic City Committee’s Annual Fundraising Brunch
Sunday, May 3, 11 AM
Elks Lodge at 97 Atlantic Road, Gloucester.
Join the Gloucester DTC during their annual fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 3rd at the Elks Lodge!  [back]

5/9/2020 Three Towns & Two Cities Breakfast
Saturday, May 9, 8:30 AM
Nicholson Hall, 9 Harris Street, Newburyport 01950
8:30 AM coffee/9:30 AM breakfast. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 when purchased at the door. For more information, contact Kathy Pasquina at kathypasq2@hotmail.com or (978) 270-0529. [back]

5/9/2020 Malden Democrats Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 9, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West Street, Malden
For more information, please contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. [back]