July 20, 2018/Weekly Column

Summer Fun, Campaigns and More – 07/20/2018

Greetings from Kate and Matt

Dear Democrats,

Last week I spoke about the fact that elections have consequences. Last week I was talking about the nomination to the Supreme Court.

This week I’ll share information from the Mass Dems on Donald trump and his actions…..

A double negative. That’s what Donald Trump is blaming for his egregious steps to discredit our intelligence community and align himself with a hostile foreign nation at the expense of our nation’s democracy and security. We don’t buy it. Yesterday, he doubled down saying that Russia is not a threat to our nation or democracy. He’s buying every one of Putin’s lies and spreading dangerous rhetoric that is not only putting our democracy and security in jeopardy but greatly impacting our global standing and credibility.

Last week I suggested that people go out and do something. So I have been out knocking on doors most days since I wrote that. I set my personal record for this cycle with 104 doors the other day!

This week I’m here and it’s a gorgeous day and I’m ready to go and talk with more voters!

If you want to get involved in a campaign and need more information check out the websites that are at the end of the newsletter. Find an event that encourages people to vote and go talk to some voters!

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.

MassDems Summer 2018 Campaign Bootcamps NEW EVENTS

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.

07/21 11-2pm Brockton Main Library, 304 Main Streeton https://bit.ly/2KwhlzW

07/28 12-3pm Waltham, 735 Main Street https://bit.ly/2tPfhZy

08/12 01-4pm New Bedford, Greater SE MA Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street https://bit.ly/2uT8kac

08/13 6:30-9:30pm Quincy, Community Conf. Rm (above Stop & Shop), 65 Newport Avenue, North Quincy https://bit.ly/2uQ7MC1

Bootcamps are currently being scheduled in other communities. Please check https://massdems.org/2018-campaign-bootcamps/ for updates.

Ideas for Committees – Invite a Democratic Legislator to Speak

Inviting your Democratic State Rep or your Democratic State Senator to a DTC meeting has many benefits. If your legislator has a Republican opponent please try to arrange an opportunity for him or her to speak. Some think that you are preaching to the choir, but as the say, that’s how you get them to sing. A DTC meeting with a legislator:

– is an opportunity for a press release highlighting the person’s issues.

– provides the general public a chance to hear from the candidate.

– let’s the members hear about how to help.

– allows for the legislator to hear from active Democrats.

– helps the legislator have strong connections with constituents.

– sends a message that the legislator is meeting with constituents.

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If links do not work scroll down to below event listing.

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

Fri 07/20

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Fundraiser for Ron Bergstrom for Barnstable County Commissioner

Sat 07/21

Pete Capano for State Rep Meet and Greet

Coffee and Conversation at Blackbird Cafe with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative

Meet Alexandra Chandler in Ayer, MA-03 Candidate for Congress

Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout

Meet Josh Zakim in Greenfield

Meet & Greet for Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jimmy Tingle

Middlesex DA Candidate Forum with Donna Patalano and Marian Ryan

Beers with Barbara L’Italien: Marlborough Meet and Greet

Sun 07/22

Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic

*Women Political Luncheon with Democratic Women Candidates and Activists*

Cornhole & BBQ Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra

*Great Barrington Town Hall with Senator Warren*

Bicycle Fundraiser – Tommy Vitolo for State Rep.

Meet Josh Zakim in Springfield

Cambridge-Somerville for Change Casual Sunday with Candidates

Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet House Party in Randolph

Barbara L’Italien Meet and Greet in Clinton

Meet & Greet House Party and Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle

Mon 07/23

Rep. Frank Smizik and Julie Johnson Retirement Celebration

Meet Democratic Candidate for Congress, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

*Boston Reception for State Senate Candidate John Drinkwater*

Progressive W. Roxbury/Roslindale Summer Forum 2018

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum in Concord

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Watertown

Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Southborough Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Tue 07/24

Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor Fundraising and Meet & Greet Event

Reception for Maura Healey in Swampscott

Cookout Meet & Greet with Josh Zakim for Secretary of State

Evening in Northampton with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and Ayanna Pressley

*Reception for State Senate Candidate Diana DiZoglio*

Forum with Candidates for Middlesex County District Attorney & Governor’s Council

3rd Congressional District Candidate Debate

Wed 07/25

An Evening In Support of Mary Ann Stewart for State Representative

Boston Fundraiser for Mary Ann Stewart for State Rep

Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

Sterling Dems Social with Lt. Gov. Candidate Jimmy Tingle

*Quentin Palfrey Meet & Greet in Framingham*

Annual Brookline Dems Chinese Buffet Fundraiser

Thu 07/26

Bingo and Board Games w/Segun Idowu for State Rep

Lesley Phillips for State Representative Campaign Kick-Up and Birthday Fundraiser

Hopkinton Dems Meeting

Fundraiser for Bill Sweeney, Candidate for State Rep

Women’s Reception for Jay Gonzalez

Sat 07/28

*Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet in Burlington*

Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Meeting

Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Elections Meeting

Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ

Quentin Palfrey Hamilton-Wenham House Party

Sun 07/29

Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

PCDL/Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

Meet Josh Zakim in Holyoke

*Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet in Winthrop*

Framingham Dems Annual Cookout

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Falmouth

Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Tommy Vitolo for State Representative Newton Fundraiser

Senator Ed Markey Holding Quincy Town Hall

Mon 07/30

*Meet & Greet for CD3 Candidate Rufus Gifford*

*Fundraising Reception for Treasurer Deb Goldberg*

Plymouth DTC Meeting

Catch the Blue Wave with Jay Gonzalez

Dumplings with Donna Patalano in Weston

Tue 07/31

Annissa Essaibi-George’s Downtown Patio Party

Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Attleboro

28th Middlesex Candidate’s Forum

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Milton

Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

*Flip the House Fundraiser for Tom Malinowski (NJ 07)*

Wed 08/01

*Forum with Candidates for the 7th & 8th Cong. Districts and 11th & 15th Suffolk Rep*

Mac & Cheese & Healthcare w/Sabrina Heisey for State Rep

Yes on 2 Campaign Kick off with Attorney General Maura Healey

Beers with Barbara L’Italien: Maynard Meet and Greet

*Yes on 2 Kickoff with Maura Healey and Jim McGovern*

*Discussion with Sabrina Heisey on Health Care*

Aubrundale Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Thu 08/02

Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Somerville

Natalie Higgins 30th Birthday Celebration

*Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano*

Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Needham

Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Sat 08/04

Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Meet Jay Gonzalez and Rep Jay Kaufman in Lexington

Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue

Sun 08/05

Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Gloucester

Mon 08/06

MNW Alliance

Tue 08/07

Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser in Newton

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Medford

Wed 08/08

Pooches for Pressley

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in the South End

Thu 08/09

Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Fri 08/10

Meet Rufus Gifford, Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District

Sat 08/11

Swing Maine 2 Blue – BBQ Bonanza

Sun 08/12

Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Mansfield

Mon 08/13

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tue 08/14

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Holyoke

Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thu 08/16

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Easthampton

Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle w/musical guests Deborah Henson-Conant, Don White, and Christine Lavin

Fri 08/17

Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Sat 08/18

Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Harwich Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ

Sun 08/19

Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Mon 08/20

Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Tue 08/21

Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Sharon

Pepperell DTC Meeting

Sat 08/25

Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast

Sun 08/26

Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham

Fri 09/07

Rock the Vote Bridgewater

Sat 09/08

Rockport DemsMeeting

DSC Meeting

Wellesley Dems Picnic

Tue 09/11

Wellesley Dems Fall Organizing Meeting

Thu 09/13

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Sun 09/16

Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic

Thu 09/27

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

Tue 10/02

New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting

Fri 10/19

Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Sun 10/21

West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch

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

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear

Trump “Clarification” Edition:

Bill Kristol – “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Clarification by Donald J. Trump: Where he said “will” he meant “won’t.”

Rocky Mountain Mike – Can we just say that America “misspoke” when we voted in 2016?

Last weekend’s messages and highlights from our fearless Democratic leaders:

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s video about how important it is to challenge Trump’s border policies: “…we will not permit America to break up families. And that’s how I see this. Donald Trump is not King. The power is with the people.”

https://bit.ly/2tZMyCh

Video of Senator Markey’s remarks at Saturday’s march in Boston: “Donald Trump wants to make America hate again and we are standing up and saying that he will not take our country.

Coverage of Congressman Joe Kennedy’s remarks on Saturday: “We stand up and we say, not on our watch. Not while we have something to say about it…they will stand up and fight for our humanity and the humanity of our neighborhood.”

https://bit.ly/2zi22qa

Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s posts and photos from the Framingham rally: @From MA5 to our nation’s capital and across the country, Americans are taking to the streets to stand in solidarity with immigrant families until they are reunited.”

https://bit.ly/2tYQdAd

Congressman Jim McGovern’s video from the Worcester march: “This is about tearing up families and that goes against our values. That betrays who we are and we need to stand up to that.”

https://bit.ly/2ueIQ78

Attorney General Healey’s video with Alyssa Milano on why she’s suing to stop family separation: “President Trump’s family separation policy isn’t just illegal – it’s immoral. Families remain apart. We can’t turn our back on them.”

https://bit.ly/2ze5r9B

Coverage of Senators Warren and Markey calling on the Trump administration to release the full list of separated families to ensure we are taking steps to reunite all families.

https://bit.ly/2lV2hxQ

Event details:

07/20/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, July 20, 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.

07/20/2018 Fundraiser for Ron Bergstrom for Barnstable County Commissioner

Friday, July 20, 10 AM – Noon

the home of Robin Hubbard, 41 Defiance Lane, Orleans

Coffee and snacks. Learn more about Ron at his website: http://ElectRonBergstrom.com and donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ronbergstrom

07/21/2018 Pete Capano for State Rep Meet and Greet

Saturday, July 21, 9 – 11 AM

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, 61 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901

You are invited! Meet Peter Capano, the candidate for State Representative. Free drinks provided by the Capano campaign for those who attend! The purpose of the meet & greet is to give Lynn voters a chance to speak to Pete in person, ask questions, and discuss any issues that are important to them. For more info see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pete-capano-meet-greet-tickets-46949309649

07/21/2018 Coffee and Conversation at Blackbird Cafe with Benjamin Bloomenthal for State Representative

Saturday, July 21, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Blackbird Cafe, 342 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720

https://www.facebook.com/events/253781832076893/

07/21/2018 Meet Alexandra Chandler in Ayer, MA-03 Candidate for Congress

Saturday, July 21, 1 – 3 PM

10 Amandrey Way, Ayer

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with Alexandra Chandler, Candidate for the MA-03 Congressional district. Bring your kids, invite your family and friends, and learn about Alexandra, her background and how she will work for us in Congress.

07/21/2018 Neponset Valley Young Democrats Candidates Cookout

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 7 PM

12 Mozart Drive, Walpole

Come by for a backyard cookout and meet candidates running for State Rep, State Senate and even statewide offices. More info and updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/262945397791914/

07/21/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Greenfield

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 5 PM

Hawks & Reed Restaurant, 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301

Join Representative Paul Mark and others at this event. Please RSVP to Jonathan@joshzakim.com and see more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1118210084986095/

07/21/2018 Meet & Greet for Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jimmy Tingle

Saturday, July 21, 3 – 5 PM

58 Green Road, Bolton MA

For information please contact Kurt Heiden at (781) 223-3799, kheiden@mac.com. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july21bolton

07/21/2018 Middlesex DA Candidate Forum with Donna Patalano and Marian Ryan

Saturday, July 21, 4 – 6 PM

The John and Christina Markey Senior Community Center, 7 Washington Street, Malden, MA 02148

Come hear from incumbent Marian Ryan and challenger Donna Patalano and have an opportunity to ask them questions. Moderated by Samuel M. Gebru (2017 Candidate for Cambridge City Council). Hosted by Our Revolution affiliates in Arlington, Cambridge, Everett, Malden, Medford, MetroWest, and Somerville. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/293128971232303/

07/21/2018 Beers with Barbara L’Italien: Marlborough Meet and Greet

Saturday, July 21, 5 – 7 PM

Funky Murphy’s in Marlborough 31 Main Street, Marlborough MA

You’re welcome to bring your friends, family, and anyone else interested in learning more about Barbara, her campaign, and what she wants to achieve for our district.

07/22/2018 Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic

Sunday, July 22, 1 – 4 PM

Conant Park Pavilion East Street, Southampton (behind Edwards Library)

Southampton Democratic Town Committee invites you to our Annual Friends and Family Picnic “Remembering Peter Kocot” Democrat of the Year.

Come and enjoy lively conversation and good food with your friends and neighbors from Southampton. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, etc. Play a game of Bocce, Tennis or Croquet. Or chat with a Local/State Candidate for Office.

$15.00 per person/$25.00 per family (under 12 free)

RSVP at southamptonmadems@gmail.com by July 12th.

*07/22/2018 Women Political Luncheon with Democratic Women Candidates and Activists*

Sunday, July 22, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Home of Nazda Alam, 5 Warren Place, Weston

Event will be held Rain or Shine!

You are invited to Nazda Alam’s Women Political Luncheon with Democratic Women Candidates and Activists.

This year the event will focus on the upcoming Midterm elections with women leaders, activists, and friends. In addition, there will be a screening of Nazda Alam’s documentary film, “Rohingya: Atrocities Against Women.”

07/22/2018 Cornhole & BBQ Fundraiser for Kathy LaNatra

Sunday, July 22, 2 – 6:30 PM

The Upland Club, 76 Upland Rd., Plympton, MA 02367

Join the Committee to Elect Kathy LaNatra for a fun summer afternoon BBQ & Cornhole Tournament in support of Kathy’s campaign for State Representative of the 12th Plymouth District. Tournament starts at 2 PM with 2-Person Cornhole Teams: $75 entry fee (includes BBQ). Open BBQ starts at 4 PM. Adults $25; Youth (6-14 yrs) $10; Kids 5 & under Free. Prizes for winning team, games for kids, music and fun! Register by contacting elect@kathylanatra.com or 617-908-4653 and donate online at http://www.kathylanatra.com/donate

*07/22/2018 Great Barrington Town Hall with Senator Warren*

Sunday, July 22, 2:30 PM

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington

Doors open at 1:30 PM and the town hall will begin at 2:30 PM. Admission is first come, first served.

Elizabeth Warren will be hosting her 30th town hall in Great Barrington this weekend and you’re invited! She’ll be talking and answering questions about how she’s holding the Trump Administration accountable and fighting for Massachusetts families in the Senate. This is also a chance to meet some of our team members and learn how you can get in this fight in 2018.

RSVP https://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/event/detail/townhall/jwq

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1974541022785140/?active_tab=about

07/22/2018 Bicycle Fundraiser – Tommy Vitolo for State Rep.

Sunday, July 22, 3 – 6 PM

Washington Square Tavern, 714 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02446

https://www.facebook.com/events/2003020846695084/

07/22/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Springfield

Sunday, July 22, 4 – 6 PM

Home of Councilor Kateri Walsh and Former Councilor Dan Walsh, 42 Magnolia Ter, Springfield, MA 01108

Join Senator Eric Lesser, State Representative Michael J. Finn, and others at this event. Please RSVP to Jonathan@joshzakim.com and see more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/408177453006693/

07/22/2018 Cambridge-Somerville for Change Casual Sunday with Candidates

Sunday, July 22, 4 – 6 PM

Remnant Brewing, 2 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Join neighbors, friends and fellow activists to mingle with candidates from the MA-07 Congressional race (Ayanna Pressley) and the Middlesex DA’s race (Donna Patalano). Come listen to the candidates platforms and ask them questions and chat about political campaigns, upcoming elections, and the state of the world. Hosted by Cambridge Somerville for Change (the local branch of Progressive Mass). See https://www.facebook.com/events/2087046994877001/

07/22/2018 Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet House Party in Randolph

Sunday, July 22, 4 PM

63 Bittersweet Lane, Randolph

For more information or to get more involved, text or call Mack Makishima at 617-990-4970, or email at mackmakishima@gmail.com.

07/22/2018 Barbara L’Italien Meet and Greet in Clinton

Sunday, July 22, 4 – 6 PM

Home of Clinton DTC Chair Mary Richards, 189 Prescott Street, Clinton

Catered food and drinks. Bring family and friends!

Meghan Adams, 508-340-3169, Meghan@TeamBarbara.com .

07/22/2018 Meet & Greet House Party and Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle

Sunday, July 22, 5 – 7 PM

33 High Street, Nahant, MA

Suggested donation $25 (or pay what you can, no one will be turned away). Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july22nahant or for more information contact the Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle, (617) 441-0522 Info@jimmytingle4mass.com.

07/23/2018 Rep. Frank Smizik and Julie Johnson Retirement Celebration

Monday, July 23, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

UMass Club 1 Beacon Street, 32nd floor Boston, MA

Rep. Frank Smizik and Julie Johnson Invite You To Celebrate Their Retirements With Them.

A suggested donation of $30 is requested to defray costs. You can contribute through PayPal at: Paypal.me/FrankJulie723 (Paypal charges a $1.17 fee on this donation) or send a check to Hallie Smizik at: 42 Russell Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

07/23/2018 Meet Democratic Candidate for Congress, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Monday, July 23, 6 – 7 PM

Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, MA

Come One & All to meet Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, candidate for U.S. Congress, on Monday July the 23rd from 6-7 pm at the Bushnell-Sage Library in beautiful downtown Sheffield, MA. Hear what she has to say about the Issues of the Day and ask her any questions of Import that come to Mind. Hosted by the Town of Sheffield Democratic Committee. Light refreshments will be served. Questions or for direction contact; Ben Hillman, ben@benhillman.com

*07/23/2018 Boston Reception for State Senate Candidate John Drinkwater*

Monday, July 23, 6 – 8 PM

6B Lounge, 6 Beacon Street, Boston

You are cordially invited to a special reception in honor of John Drinkwater, Democrat for State Senate in the 1st Middlesex District.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/6-23reception

Contact: drinkwaterforsenate@gmail.com

07/23/2018 Progressive W. Roxbury/Roslindale Summer Forum 2018

Monday, July 23, 7 – 8:30 PM

Saint John Chrysostom Church Hall, 4750 Washington St., W. Roxbury

Meet Progressive Candidates Rachael Rollins for DA, Josh Zakim for Sec. of State, and Katie Forde for Register of Deeds. See https://www.facebook.com/events/215529722409579/

07/23/2018 League of Women Voters Candidates Forum in Concord

Monday, July 23, 7 PM

Harvey Wheeler Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord

7:00 pm 14th Middlesex State Rep District forum.

7:45 pm 3rd Congressional District forum.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle (LWVCC) and League of Women Voters of Acton Area (LWVAA). Because Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and State Representative Cory Atkins are not seeking reelection, these are two very exciting races. All candidates whose name will appear on the September 4 ballots have been invited.

07/23/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Watertown

Monday, July 23, 7 – 8:30 PM

159 Russell Ave., Watertown, MA 02472

Hosted by: Sen. Will Brownsberger, Rep. Jon Hecht, and others. Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

07/23/2018 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, July 23, 7:15 PM

Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 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 Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.

07/23/2018 Southborough Fundraiser for State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Monday, July 23, 7:30 – 9 PM

17 Harris Dr., Southborough

Support progressive champion State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

Co-hosted by Rep. Carolyn Dykema. Save the date.

Suggested donation $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

07/24/2018 Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor Fundraising and Meet & Greet Event

Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Office of Tommy O’Neill and Associates, 31 New Chardon Street, Boston, MA 02114

Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july24bostononeilfundraiser and RSVP to lkasuba@oneillandassoc.com or 617-646-1051 by July 23.

07/24/2018 Reception for Maura Healey in Swampscott

Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Home of Abbe and Jim Smith 176 Puritan Road Swampscott,

Suggested Contribution: $50, $100, $250, $500.

RSVP to: info@maurahealey.com With Subject: 7/24 Swampscott.

Checks can be made payable to: The Maura Healey Committee Secure contributions can be made online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20180724_swampscott.

07/24/2018 Cookout Meet & Greet with Josh Zakim for Secretary of State

Tuesday, July 24, 6 – 7:30 PM

home of Amy and Mark Benjamin, 314 Walnut Street, Wellesley

Ticket includes food and drinks. Guest $25/Supporter $100/Sponsor $250. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jzab18 or mail a check to: Committee to Elect Josh Zakim, 137 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. Questions? Email Fernando at fernando@joshzakim.com.

07/24/2018 Evening in Northampton with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and Ayanna Pressley

Tuesday, July 24, 6 – 8 PM

Home of Amanda Herman & Eliza Wilmerding, 680 North Farms Road, Florence, MA

Join the host committee for a meet and greet to to support Tahirah Amatul-Wadud’s (MA-1) and Ayanna Pressley’s (MA-7) historic runs for Congress. Appetizers will be served.

Suggested contributions: $50-$100-$250-$500-$1000, reply to erina@ayannapressley.com (321-213-2544).

*07/24/2018 Reception for State Senate Candidate Diana DiZoglio*

Tuesday, July 24, 6 PM

The Hidden Pig at 130 Washington Street in Haverhill

Suggested donations: $50-$500.

07/24/2018 Forum with Candidates for Middlesex County District Attorney & Governor’s Council

Tuesday, July 24, 7 – 9 PM

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02476

Seats are first come, first serve.

Participating candidates: District Attorney: Donna Patalano and Marian Ryan (incumbent); Governor’s Council: Nick Carter and Marilyn Petitto Devaney (incumbent). Co-moderators: Patti Muldoon, former criminal justice legislative specialist for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and James Milan of ACMI (Arlington Community Media Inc.). Co-sponsoring organizations: ACLU of Massachusetts, ACMI (Arlington Community Media Inc.), Leagues of Women Voters of Arlington and Winchester, and Mass Incarceration Working Group of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington. See https://dadifference.org/event/middlesex-district-attorney-debate/

07/24/2018 3rd Congressional District Candidate Debate

Tuesday, July 24, 7 PM

Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson, MA 01749

Doors open at 6pm

At the conclusion of the debate Jim Henderson, a member of the board of directors of Voter Choice Massachusetts (https://www.voterchoicema.org/), will conduct a straw poll using ranked choice voting to determine the attendees top choice. For more info visit https://www.marlboroughdcc.org

07/25/2018 An Evening In Support of Mary Ann Stewart for State Representative

Wednesday, July 25, 5 – 7 PM

6B Lounge, 6 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Suggested Contribution Levels: Host – $250/Supporter – $100/Champion – $75/Friend – $50. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/maryann4rep Donate or mail a check to: The Committee To Elect Mary Ann Stewart , PO Box 532, Lexington, MA 02420. Donate $250 by Monday, July 23 to add your name to the host committee list. You may choose to stay anonymous, use a nickname or put a family name. For any questions or concerns, please contact Shannon at ssalessandroni@gmail.com.

07/25/2018 Boston Fundraiser for Mary Ann Stewart for State Rep

Wednesday, July 25, 5 – 7 PM

6B Lounge, 6 Beacon Street, Boston

Suggested Contribution Levels: Host – $250, Supporter – $100, Champion – $75, Friend – $50.

Donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/maryann4rep

07/25/2018 Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 – 8 PM

Meeting location TBD each month. Contact NorwoodDTC@gmail.com or Joe at 781-269-1076. 6:30 PM Social; 7:00 PM Meeting; Guests Welcome

07/25/2018 Sterling Dems Social with Lt. Gov. Candidate Jimmy Tingle

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM

Home of Frank Cummings, 196 Newell Hill Road, Sterling

Social Meet and Greet and Q & A. There will be food and spirits!

Join Jimmy Tingle for an informative and memorable evening of policy discussion, Q & A and socializing.

6:30pm to socialize

7:00pm Jimmy Tingle will speak

This is a potluck! Please RSVP to help us plan Patricia: pjward17@gmail.com or Sherri: Sherri @verizon.net.

*07/25/2018 Quentin Palfrey Meet & Greet in Framingham*

Wednesday, July 25, 7 – 9 PM

9 Louis W Farley Dr., Framingham, MA 01702

Join friends and neighbors from Framingham for a reception with Quentin Palfrey, the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor. All are welcome! Donations are gratefully accepted through our ActBlue page or at the event.

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

See https://www.facebook.com/events/2127807007249184/ for more.

07/25/2018 Annual Brookline Dems Chinese Buffet Fundraiser

Wednesday, July 25, 7 PM

Sichuan Gourmet Restaurant, 1006 Beacon Street (St. Mary’s T Stop)

7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Guest Speakers

RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sf18

Guest Speaker: The Honorable Michael Dukakis former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Speaking about our current political climate and threats to our Democratic values.

1 Spotlight Issues: Amy Grunder, Immigration Specialist John Rumpler, Environmental Attorney.

07/26/2018 Bingo and Board Games w/Segun Idowu for State Rep

Thursday, July 26, 10 AM – Noon

Cheriton Heights Senior Apartments Community Room, 18 Sheraton Road, W. Roxbury, MA 02132

Refreshments provided. For more info email talk@segunforma.com or call 617-313-2660.

07/26/2018 Lesley Phillips for State Representative Campaign Kick-Up and Birthday Fundraiser

Thursday, July 26, 5:30 – 8 PM

Tavern 730 (formerly Tavern-in-the-Square), 730 Massachusetts Ave, Central Square, Cambridge

Meet the bold, progressive Berniecrat candidate for Cambridge’s 25th Middlesex State Rep District. Food, fun, and special guests! All are welcome – contributions not required, but those who wish are encouraged to contribute at least “the candidate’s age”: $49 (for the most that the candidate will admit to), $39 (“the new 39”), or $27 suggested. To RSVP or for more info contact: 810-814-2613 or Lesley4StateRep@gmail.com, or go to www.facebook.com/Phillips4StateRep. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lesley-phillips-for-state-representative-1. or mail checks to Committee to El3ect Lesley Phillips, c/o 1643 Cambridge St, #52, Cambridge, MA 02138.

07/26/2018 Hopkinton Dems Meeting

Thursday, July 26, 6 – 8 PM

Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton MA

All are welcome. Please bring a donation for Project Just Because (toothpaste, snacks, paper goods, etc., or write a check).

07/26/2018 Fundraiser for Bill Sweeney, Candidate for State Rep

Thursday, July 26, 6 – 8 PM

51 Fiske Street Tewksbury, MA, 01876

Marie Sweeney And Bill Sweeney Invite you to a fundraiser for the campaign of their son William J. Sweeney Democratic candidate State Representative for the 15th Middlesex District.

RVSP to sweeney4rep@gmail.com $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000.

Donate online at sweeney4rep.com.

07/26/2018 Women’s Reception for Jay Gonzalez

Thursday, July 26, 6 PM

Avenue One Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency, 1 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

Tickets: Activist $100/Friend $250/Supporter $500/Investor $1,000. Purchase online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/women4jay072618 or email emma@jay4ma.com.

*07/28/2018 Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet in Burlington*

Saturday, July 28, 10 AM – 1 PM

12 Tinkham Avenue, Burlington

Light Breakfast, Tea, Coffee. RSVP by Thursday, July 26 to jayashree.voruganti@gmail.com.

Host: Jaya & Ram Voruganti, BDTC Chair Chris Campbell, Rosalynn Minassian, Phyllis Neufeld and Larry Cohen & The Burlington Democratic Town Committee,

07/28/2018 Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee Meeting

Saturday, July 28, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

The agenda includes discussion of campaigning opportunities and organizing down ballot events ahead of the primary. Speakers on one or more of the ballot questions are also possible. All are welcome. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/276315596469542/ or email ward6demsspfd@gmail.com

07/28/2018 Merrimack Valley Young Democrats Elections Meeting

Saturday, July 28, Noon

El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

07/28/2018 Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ

Saturday, July 28, 1 PM

Home of Ray & Andrew Drewnowski, 27 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke

Please bring a side dish to share. For more info look for updates at https://www.facebook.com/Holyokedems/ or email holyokedemocrats@comcast.net.

07/28/2018 Quentin Palfrey Hamilton-Wenham House Party

Saturday, July 28, 1:30 – 3 PM

6 Bittersweet Ln., South Hamilton, MA 01982

Contributions are appreciated, but not required. See https://www.facebook.com/events/274405953304352

07/29/2018 Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

Sunday, July 29, Noon – 4 PM

Onset VFW Post, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd., East Wareham, MA 02538

Tickets are $35 for Lobster dinner, $25 for chicken dinner. To purchase tickets call John Donahue at 508.295.1544 or Brian Dunn at 508.333.9759. Info will also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2027446440910577/

07/29/2018 PCDL/Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake

Sunday, July 29, Noon

Onset VFW Post Events, East Wareham

Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake.

Tickets are $35 for Lobster dinner, $25 for chicken dinner. To purchase tickets call John Donahue at 508.295.1544 or Brian Dunn at 508.333.9759. Info will also be posted on:

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/warehamdemocratic/

https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthCountyDems/

07/29/2018 Meet Josh Zakim in Holyoke

Sunday, July 29, 3 – 5 PM

Home of Rob Burke and Lauren Bence, 717 Northampton St Unit 50, Holyoke

Please RSVP to Jonathan@joshzakim.com and see more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/487555741675691/

*07/29/2018 Jay Gonzalez Meet and Greet in Winthrop*

Sunday, July 29, 3:30 PM

53 Prospect Ave Winthrop MA

Meet Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor endorsed by the Democratic Party. Meet Jay at the home of Winthrop School Committee Chairman Valentino Capobianco.

Following the Meet and Greet people will have the opportunity to talk to voters by going door to door in Winthrop.

RSVP to capobianco@gmail.com or josh@jay4ma.com .

07/29/2018 Framingham Dems Annual Cookout

Sunday, July 29, 4 – 7 PM

Eastleigh Farms, 1062 Edmunds Road, Framingham.

Annual summer cookout. Please join us and chat with various elected officials and candidates from across the region and state.

07/29/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Falmouth

Sunday, July 29, 5 – 7 PM

360 W Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth, MA 02540

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

07/29/2018 Acton Democrats Monthly Meeting

Sunday, July 29, 6 PM

Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Road, Acton.

Business meeting: covering issues and plans, specifically the AB Picnic.

07/29/2018 Tommy Vitolo for State Representative Newton Fundraiser

Sunday, July 29, 6 – 8 PM

1548 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468

https://www.facebook.com/events/389199758150463/

07/29/2018 Senator Ed Markey Holding Quincy Town Hall

Sunday, July 29, 6 – 7:30 PM

Quincy High School, 100 Coddington St., Quincy, MA 02169

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Ed invites you to join him in the City of Presidents for a town hall discussion on immigration, health care, job creation, the Supreme Court, and more. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quincy-town-hall-tickets-48137545695

*07/30/2018 Meet & Greet for CD3 Candidate Rufus Gifford*

Monday, July 30, 6 PM

The Jacques at 183 Indian Hill in Carlisle

*07/30/2018 Fundraising Reception for Treasurer Deb Goldberg*

Monday, July 30, 6 – 8 PM

Private Home in Waban

Suggested Contribution: $1000/$500/$250/$125. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/7_30_18 and to RSVP please contact Ellis Brewster at 508-728-1510 or email at ellis.j.brewster@gmail.com.

Address provided upon RSVP.

07/30/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting

Monday, July 30, 7 PM

Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth

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

07/30/2018 Catch the Blue Wave with Jay Gonzalez

Monday, July 30, 7 – 9 PM

Deli After Dark, 545 High St., Dedham, MA 020226

Free admission (donations are welcome). Live Music from Joe Rich. Cash Bar. Hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Dedham-Westwood-Norwood for Jay Gonzalez. See https://www.facebook.com/events/229905167640212/

07/30/2018 Dumplings with Donna Patalano in Weston

Monday, July 30, 7 – 9 PM

Dumpling Daughter Restaurant, 37 Center St, Weston

Join hosts Diane Sherlock & Al Lewis for a Meet and Greet. Donna will speak about her progressive vision to bring accountability, transparency, and meaningful reform to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

07/31/2018 Annissa Essaibi-George’s Downtown Patio Party

Tuesday, July 31, 5 – 7 PM

Sterling’s, 60 State St., Boston, MA 02109

Please join Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George at her Summer Celebration Fundraiser & Downtown Patio Party t Sterling’s Outdoor Patio. If the weather doesn’t cooperate the event will move indoors. Suggested contribution: $50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/annissa-essaibi-george-1

07/31/2018 Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Attleboro

Tuesday, July 31, 6 – 8 PM

Morin’s Hometown Bar & Grille, 16 South Main Street Attleboro

Suggested donation $25 or pay what you can. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july31attleboromorinsbargrille or for more information contact the Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle at (617) 441-0522 Info@jimmytingle4mass.com.

07/31/2018 28th Middlesex Candidate’s Forum

Tuesday, July 31, 6 – 8 PM

Village Bar & Grill,

Hosted by Our Revolution Everett. Come hear 28th Middlesex State Representative Candidates Stephen “Stat” Smith, Gerly Adrien, and the incumbent Rep. Joseph McGonagle (pending confirmation) discuss their priorities for the city of Everett and the Commonwealth. The candidates will answer questions that will be provided in advance during this moderated event. The audience will also be able to submit a limited number of written questions. This is a free event. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/489448204831748/

07/31/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Milton

Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

236 Eliot St., Milton, MA 02186

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

07/31/2018 Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1187 Adams St., Dorchester

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

*07/31/2018 Flip the House Fundraiser for Tom Malinowski (NJ 07)*

Tuesday, July 31, 7 – 9 PM

34 Dorcar Rd., Chestnut Hill, 02467

Join Cong. Katherine Clark and Force Multiplier in turning the NJ 07 and US House Blue in 2018. Suggested donation: $100/$150/$250/$500/$1,000/$2,700.

Come meet Tom and special guests Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Ambassador Samantha Power.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fmtm

*08/01/2018 Forum with Candidates for the 7th & 8th Cong. Districts and 11th & 15th Suffolk Rep *

Wednesday, August 1, 5 – 8:30 PM

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Boston, MA 02119

Please join Boston’s Ward 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19 Democratic Committees for a joint forum with:

7th Congressional: Rep. Mike Capuano (incumbent) and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley

8th Congressional: Rep. Steve Lynch (incumbent), Christopher Voehl, and Brianna Wu

11th Suffolk Representative: Rep. Liz Malia (incumbent), Charles Clemons Muhammad and Ture Turnbull

15th Suffolk Representative: Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (incumbent) and Nika Elugardo

This event will start with a “meet and greet” with elected officials, candidates for constitutional offices, as well as other candidates for office including races for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and more. The Forum will begin at 6:00pm and be moderated by WGBH Senior Editor, Peter Kadzis. Attendance will be first come first served (tickets will be released at 5:30 pm)

08/01/2018 Mac & Cheese & Healthcare w/Sabrina Heisey for State Rep

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese, 440 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879

Join Sabrina to talk about the state of the Mass healthcare system. You can also just stop by to say hello. Everyone is welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1702885753112091/

08/01/2018 Yes on 2 Campaign Kick off with Attorney General Maura Healey

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

Last week the People Govern Not Money Initiative Petition was certified and added to the 2018 ballot as Question 2. Please join People Govern Not Money and Attorney General Maura Healey, along with special guests Congressman Jim McGovern and Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen to celebrate this win and raise funds to support the Yes on 2, campaign. Come by for some beer, snacks, and celebration. Suggested donation: $25/$50/$100/$250/$1,000. RSVP at http://www.americanpromise.net/people_govern_not_money_yes_on_2_celebration or send questions to wambuig@americanpromise.net.

08/01/2018 Beers with Barbara L’Italien: Maynard Meet and Greet

Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM

Battle Road Brew House in Maynard 20 Sudbury Street, Maynard MA

You’re welcome to bring your friends, family, and anyone else interested in learning more about Barbara, her campaign, and what she wants to achieve for our district.

*08/01/2018 Yes on 2 Kickoff with Maura Healey and Jim McGovern*

Wednesday, August 1, 6 PM

Democracy Brewing at 35 Temple Place in Boston

Join us on August 1st for a night of ice cream, beer, and celebration at Democracy Brewing located in downtown Boston! Come out to learn more about ‘Yes on 2,’ celebrate with the volunteers of People Govern Not Money and help support this effort to get big money out of politics!

http://www.americanpromise.net/people_govern_not_money_yes_on_2_celebration

*08/01/2018 Discussion with Sabrina Heisey on Health Care*

Wednesday, August 1, 6 PM

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese at 440 Middlesex Road in Tyngsborough

Health care discussion with State House candidate Sabrina Heisey (36MI).

08/01/2018 Aubrundale Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Wednesday, August 1, 7 – 8:30 PM

35 Kingswood Rd. Auburndale, MA 02466

Join hosts Ed & Linda Englander, and Allison Sharma for a Meet and Greet in Auburndale. Donna will speak about her plan to improve outcomes for emerging adults and juveniles, reforming our bail system, and using innovative solutions to tackle the opioid crisis.

RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

08/02/2018 Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Event in Somerville

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 8 PM

Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Union Square, Somerville

Suggested donation $25 or pay what you can. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july31attleboromorinsbargrille or for more information contact the Committee to Elect Jimmy Tingle at (617) 441-0522 Info@jimmytingle4mass.com.

08/02/2018 Natalie Higgins 30th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 8 PM

435 Bar & Grille, 435 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453

f you are able, you can make a financial contribution at the event, via mail to “Committee to Elect Natalie Higgins” at 41 Lexington Circle, Leominster, MA 01453, or online at Bit.ly/Higgins30th

*08/02/2018 Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano *

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 7:30 PM

18 Regency Dr, Dracut

ome to meet Donna Patalano in Dracut on Thursday, August 2nd to hear more about her plan to bring meaningful conviction integrity, juvenile justice policy, and immigration protections to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Join our hosts Sophan Smith and Bobby Tugbiyele for this opportunity to meet with Donna and ask questions about her vision for reform. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com

08/02/2018 Dracut Meet & Greet with Donna Patalano

Thursday, August 2, 6 – 7:30 PM

18 Regency Dr., Dracut, MA 01826

Join our hosts Sophan Smith and Bobby Tugbiyele for this opportunity to meet with Donna and ask questions about her vision for reform. RSVP to: chris@litcampaigns.com.

08/02/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Needham

Thursday, August 2, 6:30 – 8 PM

73 Stonecrest Dr., Needham, MA 02492

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/02/2018 Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 7 – 8 PM

135 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970

08/04/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

Saturday, August 4, 10 – 11 AM

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

Featured speaker: DA Marian Ryan, candidate for re-election. Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaldenDems/ or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@gmail.comfor more information.

08/04/2018 Meet Jay Gonzalez and Rep Jay Kaufman in Lexington

Saturday, August 4, 10 AM

Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington,

Lexington State Representative Jay Kaufman Introduces Jay Gonzalez and explains his support: Why we need Jay Gonzalez to be the next Governor of Massachusetts.

08/04/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Barbecue

Saturday, August 4, 1 – 4 PM

Villages of Crane Meadow Clubhouse, 7 Canterbury Way, Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet candidates & members. Children welcome. MDCC will provide the meat for the grill, corn on the cob, some casseroles and drinks and our members would bring some side dishes , salads and desserts to add to our meal. More info will be posted at https://www.marlboroughdcc.org

08/05/2018 Jimmy Tingle Meet & Greet/Fundraiser in Gloucester

Sunday, August 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930

Suggested contribution: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/july10thharwich or RSVP to Info@JimmyTingle4Mass.com, or call (617) 441-0522.

08/06/2018 MNW Alliance

Monday, August 6, 7 PM

Restaurant 45, 45 Milford Street, Medway

For more info about the meeting email MNW Chair Paul Yorkis at pgyorkis@gmail.com.

08/07/2018 Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser in Newton

Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

1025 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands

You’re invited to join Barney Frank, Steve Grossman, Peter Koutoujian, and City Councilor Brenda Noel at a fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle for Lt. Governor. RSVP to Brenda Noel at Brenda@BrendaForNewton.com.

08/07/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Medford

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 – 8 PM

7 Paul Rd, Medford, MA 02155

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/08/2018 Pooches for Pressley

Wednesday, August 8, 6 – 7:30 PM

Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester 02125

Come, sit, and stay with the A-Team for a special dog-friendly event in support of Ayanna Pressley for Congress. Tickets Required: Top Dog $500/Furry Friend $250/Paw Pal $100/Person’s Best Friend/Tail Wagger $25. Purchase on line at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pooches4pressley or Send your check, payable to “Committee to Elect Ayanna Pressley” to: PO Box 240912, 554 Washington Street, Dorchester Center, MA 02124. Questions? Contact Erina Colombo at erina@ayannapressley.com.

08/08/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in the South End

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

11 Cumston St., Boston, MA 02118

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/09/2018 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St., Malden, MA 02148 (Free parking, wheelchair accessible)

Hear from elected officials and candidates in a casual cookout atmosphere. Tickets $15, cash bar. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malden-democratic-city-committee-annual-summer-bbq-tickets-45533534026 or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith at abs0628@gmail.com or (339) 298-6508.

08/09/2018 Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 9:30 PM

hoe of Jay and Erica Ball, 11 Russell Circle, Natick

Meet fellow Democrats, including both local and state-level leaders. Since this is an election year, we’ll undoubtedly have a number of candidates on hand. Dress is casual, and we’ll have plenty of food and beverages.

08/09/2018 Sudbury Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 7 PM

Sudbury Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

08/09/2018 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 7 – 8:45 PM

Johnson Conference Room, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA 02184

Kate Donaghue will discuss canvassing and research around voter contact and motivating people to vote. Kate is a DNC member and a volunteer with the Jay Gonzalez campaign. She will also discuss volunteer opportunities with Jay;s campaign. See https://www.braintreedems.org/events

08/10/2018 Meet Rufus Gifford, Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District

Friday, August 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd., Shirley, MA 01464

Please join the Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee for a fun way to spend a Friday evening with friends, complimentary snacks and drinks (cash bar), and get to know Rufus. Hosted by: State Representative Jennifer Benson, State Representative Stephan Hay, and others. See https://www.facebook.com/events/257094298433408/

08/11/2018 Swing Maine 2 Blue – BBQ Bonanza

Saturday, August 11, 1 – 4 PM

94 Grandview Rd., Arlington, MA 02476

A family-friendly “Flip the House” BBQ. Hot dogs and soda/iced tea provided. Come empty handed or bring a side/dessert/grilling item/preferred beverage. Learn how you can get involved in the campaign and/or make a donation of $5 or $500. Donations can be made at https://swingleft.org/fundraise/swing_maine2_blue and please consider donating today even if you can’t attend.

08/12/2018 Melrose Democratic City Committee Summer BBQ

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 5 PM

Home of Liz and Rep Paul Brodeur, 125 Trenton Street, Melrose

Burgers, hot dogs, beverages, side dishes and dessert. Democratic candidates from around the state are expected. $20 single/ $30 families. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mdccbbq or address questions to mail@melrosedems.org

08/12/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Mansfield

Sunday, August 12, 2 – 4 PM

25 Glen St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/13/2018 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 – 8:30 PM

Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson St., Franklin, MA 02038

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

08/13/2018 Northborough Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Monday, August 13, 7 PM

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

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

08/14/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Holyoke

Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8 PM

27 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/14/2018 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 6:15 – 8 PM

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

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

08/14/2018 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 7 PM

TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway

08/16/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Easthampton

Thursday, August 16, 6 – 8 PM

74 Florence Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/16/2018 Fundraiser for Jimmy Tingle w/musical guests Deborah Henson-Conant, Don White, and Christine Lavin

Thursday, August 16, 6:30 PM

Regent Theater 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474

$25 suggested donation (or donate what you can)/$35 includes VIP seating/$50+ includes VIP seating and pre-show meet and greet with appetizers and cash bar.

Pre-show arrival time 6.30pm; Event start time: 7pm. Free Parking.

Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug16regentmusicevent

08/17/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast

Friday, August 17, 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.

08/18/2018 Yarmouth DTC Monthly Meeting

Saturday, August 18, 1 PM

Yarmouth Town Hall, Rt 28, Yarmouth

08/18/2018 Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout

Saturday, August 18, 2 – 4 PM

62 Hart St., Beverly, MA 01915

Donation: $20/person; $30/couple; children free. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks provided. RSVP by August 13 and address questions to Jim Thompson: tactech@comcast.net, (978) 921-5884 or Bonnie Hannable: bhannable@gmail.com, (978) 922-7190. Please bring a chair to make sure there are enough for all. BDCC members are asked to email Bonnie Hannable what side dish or dessert you’ll bring.

08/18/2018 Harwich Democratic Town Committee BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 3 – 7 PM

Elizabeth And Mark’s House 88 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Come celebrate With the Harwich Democratic Town Committee.

We’ll have lots of drinks and food to grill. Please feel free to bring sides, salads, and desserts!

Mark@Ameres.nettel:508-TAP-MARK.

RSVP BY 8/15 to elizabeth@ameres.net .

08/18/2018 Alex Bezanson for State Rep 2nd Annual Back Yard BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 5 – 8 PM

199 Col. Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351

Food Music and Fun. Bring the kids. Donations accepted at http://www.alexbezanson.org/donate.html but not required.

08/19/2018 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 1 – 4 PM

home of Bonnie Gossels, 15 Bennett Rd., Wayland, MA 01778

Save the date. This event is rain or shine. We expect to have the usual offerings of food and drink, plus special guests. For more info contact Wayland Dems Chair Matt Shear at shalias2@mac.com.

08/20/2018 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic

Monday, August 20, 5 – 8 PM

Gerry No. 5 Veteran Fireman’s Association Function Hall, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead, MA 01945

Fun, food, and frolic as we head toward the midterm elections. Rep. Seth Moulton and other VIPs will be joing in. Menu includes grilled chicken, corn/black bean salsa, potato salad, cole slaw, grilled veggies, and a variety of desserts. Sponsors, $120, Tickets $30, Students $25. For tickets and scholarships contact Picnic Chair Margie Herrick at 781-710-0730 or herrick.margaret@gmail.com. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/595369537502220/

08/21/2018 Reception for Quentin Palfrey in Sharon

Tuesday, August 21, 6 – 8 PM

22 Manomet Rd., Sharon, MA 02067

Donations are gratefully accepted at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/qpalfrey or at the event.

08/21/2018 Pepperell DTC Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 6:45 PM

Lawrence Library 15 Main Street (Rte 113) Pepperell, MA

Contact: tjdem@charter.net.

08/25/2018 Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast

Saturday, August 25, 10 AM – Noon

Maria’s Family Restaurant, Galleria Banquet Room, 85 Essex Street, Haverhill

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional Seat, along with Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and other statewide offices, will be attending. 2018 Distinguished Democrats will be awarded and straw poll will be conducted on all contested races. Open to the public and tickets are $25.00. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended as this event will sell out early. For more info contact Breakfast Chairperson Roz McKeon, at rbm521@comcast.net.

08/26/2018 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 3 – 5 PM

Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA 01072

Co-hosted by the Democratic Town Committees of Amherst, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and Wendell. Senator Stan Rosenberg and Rep. Steve Kulik will be honored guests. Meet candidates for Senate and Rep. seats for 1st and 2nd Franklin and 1st Hampshire Districts. Details will be posted at https://www.413stayingconnected.org

08/26/2018 6th Middlesex House Seat Debate – Framingham

Sunday, August 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Heritage Senior Assisted Living, 747 Water St., Framingham

Please park at the adjacent Hemenway School. See map at http://framinghamdems.org/heritage-location/

The Framingham Democratic Committee will host a debate among the candidates contesting in the 6th Middlesex Democratic primary. More details will be posted at http://framinghamdems.org/candidates-debate-aug-26/

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 Reprobates. 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

09/08/2018 Rockport DemsMeeting

Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM

Brenner Room of the Rockport Library.

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

09/08/2018 DSC Meeting

Saturday, September 8, 3 PM

Watch www.massdems.org for details.

Meeting will be in CD3

09/08/2018 Wellesley Dems Picnic

Saturday, September 8, 4 – 6 PM

Save the Date.

All are welcome.

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.

09/13/2018 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7 PM

Wellesley Community Center

7:00 pm – Social Hour

7:30 pm – Business Meeting

8:00 pm – Speakers to be announced

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!

09/27/2018 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.

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.

10/19/2018 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/

10/24/2018 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

The Porthole Restaurant, 98 Lynnway, Lynn

A plentiful breakfast of eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, coffee, fruit, juice, etc. will be provided. Donation: $30.00 per person. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Josh Walsh, LDCC Treasurer, 13 Curtis St., Lynn MA 01905. 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.