June 15, 2018/Weekly Column

Summer is Here – 06/15/2018

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Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats,

Summer is a fantastic time to learn and volunteer! There are some great educational events on the calendar below. And now the MDP is offering boot camps across the state.

Invitation from the MDP:
Are you looking to build on your skills as a Democratic campaigner? Do you want to learn from local campaign experts skilled in the Massachusetts political arena? Are you eager to take the first steps to join our efforts to get Democrats elected up in all corners of the Commonwealth?

Then you need to sign up for on of our Massachusetts Democratic Party Campaign Bootcamps this summer! Join your fellow Democrats at our Campaign Bootcamps being hosted in communities across the Commonwealth. Each Bootcamp will be open to 25-30 people and will provide plenty of opportunities for attendees to ask question, receive hands-on training, and network with other local Democrats and campaign experts.

Topics will include but are not limited to: canvassing best practices, how to use MiniVAN, Votebuilder trainings, how to recruit and manage volunteers, how to use virtual phone banks and Hubdialer to reach voters, using handy Google forms for organizing events and volunteers, and how to use social media to promote your events. Whether you’re just now getting engaged in the Party and campaigns or you’re looking to expand upon your skills, these Bootcamps will have something for everyone.

See the schedule below.

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

Below are the Bootcamps currently scheduled. These Bootcamps are free but registration is required.
11/23 12–3pm Scituate Library, 85 Branch St. RSVP https://bit.ly/2MuNTZd
11/24 12–3pm 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, RSVP https://bit.ly/2sYLjm1
07/14 12–3pmLexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, RSVP https://bit.ly/2t94Pvr
Bootcamps are currently being scheduled in other communities, including: Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, Springfield, Waltham, and Worcester. Please check https://massdems.org/2018-campaign-bootcamps/ for updates.

Ideas for Committees – Make Your Meeting a Picnic
Looking for a way to make your summer meeting fun and memorable? Or want to have a low key, easy to cater event? Watermelon and Hoodsies! (Ice cream cups for those not from the area.) You can meet informally in a park or someone’s yard as part of a regular business meeting. Or you can make it a summer afternoon event without the hassle of grills and plates and forks. You do need spoons and a knife for cutting the watermelon. You can turn a meeting at your regular meeting room into an indoor picnic! Easy fun and affordable!

DNC – “I WILL RUN”
This week the DNC launched a new online hub called “I Will Run” that streamlines all of the tools a candidate might need in order to run a successful campaign. Through this first-of-its-kind hub, Democratic candidates will have access to a list of best-in-class tools and vendors – digital, finance, research, security, training, and voter outreach – that they will need through the life cycle of a campaign, complete with negotiated pricing.
https://bit.ly/2wzCQdi

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

Fri 06/15 *Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast*
*An Evening in Support of Seth Moulton*
*Fundraiser for Dana Balter in Wellesley*
Sat 06/16 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting with Suzanne Bump
*Lincoln “Celebration of Democracy” 2018 Convention Review and Tally*
Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
*Opening of Rep. Joe McGonagle’s Campaign Headquarters*
Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting with Jason Lewis and Candida Sam Hammar
*Newburyport Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*
*Brookline reception for Cong. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) w/ Joe Kennedy, Seth Moulton and Katherine Clark*
*Meet and Greet for Congressional Candidate Alexandra Chandler*
Mon 06/18 Celebrating Our Criminal Justice Reform Victory w/State Rep. Mary Keefe
Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump
Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Senator Jason Lewis Community Conversation: The Future of Work in the Commonwealth
A Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis
*South Shore Action Forum Featuring Former Governor Michael Dukakis*
Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
*Dennis Democratic Town Committee Discussion*
*Get Organized for the 2018 Midterm Elections*
*Meet Swing District Dem Candidates Angie Craig-MN & Jason Crow-CO*
Tue 06/19 *Meet Senator Barbara L’Italien – Breakfast Wellesley*
Getting to the Point with Congressman Joe Kennedy III
*Breakfast with Dan McCready NC-09, Chrissy Houlahan PA-06, and Katherine Clark MA-05*
*Bellingham Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Kick-Off*
Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
*NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Celebrates 45 Years*
*Terry Ryan for Senate Event in Lowell*
*June Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats*
Wed 06/20 North Shore Reception in Honor of Jay Gonzalez, Democrat for Governor
Westford DTC Meeting
“Democracy Through the Looking Glass”
*Fundraiser for Ed Kennedy, State Senate*
*Meet Drew Russo in Wakefield*
Progressive Mass Summer Soiree and Awards
*Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
*Uxbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
*Melrose Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thu 06/21 *Dennis Democratic Town Committee’s Monthly Blue Drinks*
Kathy LaNatra For State Rep. Campaign Kickoff
North Shore Pride with Eileen Duff for Governor’s Council
*House Party Meet and Greet with Josh Zakim in Gloucester*
South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Carmine Gentile Summer Reception
*Jay Kaufman’s 15th Middlesex District Candidate Forum*
*Clinton Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
*Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
*Westborough DTC Meeting with Representative From Senator Warren’s Campaign*
Fri 06/22 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally
Sat 06/23 North Central Mass Volunteer Workshop
*Mayor Paul Heroux’s Annual Cookout*
Stoughton Democratic Town Committee Annual Fund Raiser Summer Barbeque
Congressman Bill Keating Fundraiser in Harwich
*Fundraiser for the Maine 2nd Cong. District Nominee*
Beers with Ben Bloomenthal for State Representative
Somerville Democratic City Committee Picnic
Sun 06/24 Full Day Activist Training in Concord NH
*Senator Paul Feeney 2018 Re-Election Kickoff*
*Day of Action for Tom Merolli, candidate for State Senator (Worcester & Norfolk District)*
“How Democracies Die” with Dr. Steven Levitsky
Groton DTC Meeting
*Dance for Tahirah*
*Newton reception for US Senator Sherrod Brown*
Annual Cambridge Ward 11 Democratic Committee Cookout
Framingham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Annual Cambridge Ward 11 Cookout
Mon 06/25 *Katie Toomey Register of Deeds Campaign Kick Off*
*Fundraiser for Representative Marjorie Decker*
*Maria Robinson for State Representative Campaign Kick-Off*
Plymouth DTC Meeting
Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Tue 06/26 Emerge MA’s Women of the Year 2018
Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Annual Summer KickOff
Dracut Selectmen Fundraiser for Barbara L’Italien
*Senator Joe Boncore’s Birthday Celebration*
*Deb Rudolf for State Senate Campaign Kickoff Event*
Boston Ward 17 Democratic Committee Meeting
*Governor’s Council Forum with Marilyn Devaney and Nick Carter*
*Evening with Steve Grossman in Support of Raise Up Massachusetts*
*Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Wed 06/27 Pooches for Pressley
Greater Boston Campaign to Flip the House NH-1 Kickoff
Reception for Maura Healey in Salem
*Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s “June in JP” Fundraiser*
Norwood Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thu 06/28 *Drew Russo for State Representative 37th Birthday Celebration*
*Cambridge for Quentin Meet & Greet*
Sat 06/30 North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee Summer BBQ
Thu 07/05 *Jimmy Tingle Meet and Greet Fundraiser with Paula Poundstone and Barney Frank*
Salem Democratic City Committee Meeting
Sat 07/07 *Medway Democratic Town Committee BBQ*
*Yarmouth DTC Annual BBQ*
Mon 07/09 *Candidate Forum: Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and Nika Elugardo*
Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tue 07/10 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting
New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting
*Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sat 07/14 *Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Sun 07/15 *Millis Democratic Town Committee Pot-Luck Picnic*
Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC
Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Tue 07/17 *July Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats*
Wed 07/18 *Candidate Forum – DA and Governors Council*
Thu 07/19 South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Fri 07/20 *Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast*
Sat 07/21 *Cookout With the Candidates*
Sun 07/22 *Southampton Dems Annual Friends and Family Picnic*
Sat 07/28 Holyoke Dems 3rd Annual Summer BBQ
Sun 07/29 Plymouth County Democratic League & Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake
PCDL/Wareham Democratic Town Committee’s Lobster & Chicken Bake
Thu 08/09 Malden Democrats Annual Summer Barbecue
*Natick Dems Annual Barbecue and Picnic*
Natick Dems Picnic
Tue 08/14 *Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sat 08/18 *Beverly Democratic City Committee Annual Cookout*
Sun 08/19 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Mon 08/20 Marblehead Dems Annual Picnic
Sun 08/26 Annual Multi-town Dems Picnic
Sat 09/08 *Acton Boxborough Demcoratic Picnic*
Wellesley Dems Picnic
Tue 10/02 New Bedford Democratic City Committee Meeting
Sun 10/21 West Springfield Democrat of the Year Award Brunch
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
Thu 06/06 Breakfast Reception for Dan Koh’s Congressional Campaign

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
John Fugelsang – Retweeted CNN: President Trump says Russia should be allowed back into the G7 and added: See, all you disgruntled contractors? Sometimes he does pay back people who do work for him.
Rocky Mountain Mike – The only way we can get rid of Kim Jong un is if Trump gives him a job in the White House.

Event details:

*06/15/2018 Wayland Dems 3rd Friday Breakfast*
Friday, June 15, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778 (Rt. 30 at East Plain St.)
Special guest: Steve Maher, Treasurer Deb Goldberg’s re-election campaign manager.
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@….

*06/15/2018 An Evening in Support of Seth Moulton *
Friday, June 15, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Private Residence 3 Brewster’s Lane Gloucester
SuggestedContributions: $1,000; $500; $250; $100.
Purchase your tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mlf615
To RSVP or reach out with questions, Cassie at cassie@….

*06/15/2018 Fundraiser for Dana Balter in Wellesley*
Friday, June 15, 6 – 8 PM
Hosted in Wellesley by Steve and Lara Balter
Come Hear How Dana Balter plans to defeat incumbent Republican John Katko. This district is one of the 23 Republican-held districts that Hillary Clinton won, making it a top target to flip from red to blue. Balter has support from Senator Gillibrand’s Off The Sidelines group and endorsements from Indivisible, the PCCC, Democracy For America, the New York Progressive Action Network, and every county Democratic Party in the 24th district. For more information or to RSVP: events@….

06/16/2018 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Monthly Breakfast Meeting with Suzanne Bump
Saturday, June 16, 8 – 10 AM
Radisson Chelmsford, 10 Independence Dr., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Special Guest: Suzanne Bump
$7 requested donation to cover room and breakfast.
See http://bit.ly/2zht2Bo for more information.

*06/16/2018 Lincoln “Celebration of Democracy” 2018 Convention Review and Tally*
Saturday, June 16, 8:30 AM – Noon
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln MA 01773
Reception 8:30am – 9:00am, Program 9:00am – 12:00noon.
State Senator Michael Barrett and other speakers will attend. Agenda: Review of the 2018 Democratic Convention process, environment, meaning, delegate impressions, voting results, and next candidate campaign phase. Also, review of important campaigns in Masschusetts, New England and across the nation. For information contact Gary Davis, garyddavis04@….

06/16/2018 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 16, 9 – 10 AM
Kennedy’s Pub upstairs room, 247 Maple Street, Marlborough
Free coffee will be available. Other breakfast Items: bagels ,etc. can be purchased thru the restaurant. For more info see https://www.marlboroughdcc.org or email MarlboroughDCC@….

*06/16/2018 Opening of Rep. Joe McGonagle’s Campaign Headquarters*
Saturday, June 16, 9 AM
142 School St., Everett, MA, 02149
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/262656437809931/

06/16/2018 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting with Jason Lewis and Candida Sam Hammar
Saturday, June 16, 10 – 11 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA 02148 (free parking, wheelchair accessible)
Guest speaker: State Senator Jason Lewis and candidate for State Senate Sam Hammar. Current or prospective Democrats especially welcome. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2033194033584001or contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith, abs0628@… more information.

*06/16/2018 Newburyport Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren*
Saturday, June 16, 10 AM
Newburyport High School, 241 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950
Doors open at 10:00 AM, and the event will begin at 11:00 AM.
Elizabeth Warren will 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 her team and learn how you can get in this fight in 2018. Note: signs/posters will not be permitted inside the event.
This event is free and open to the public but admission is first come, first served. Please RSVP athttp://my.elizabethwarren.com/newburyporttownhall

*06/16/2018 Brookline reception for Cong. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) w/ Joe Kennedy, Seth Moulton and Katherine Clark *
Saturday, June 16, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
the home of Larry Tribe and Elizabeth Westling – full address on RSVP
Support Congressman Raskin’s newly-announced Democracy Summer Leadership PAC. Suggested donation: $250/$500/$1,000/$2,500/$5,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/DemSumJune16th or if you prefer to make a donation in person, make sure to RSVP at Events@….

*06/16/2018 Meet and Greet for Congressional Candidate Alexandra Chandler*
Saturday, June 16, 5 – 8 PM
Littleton address on RSVP
Please come by and meet Alexandra Chandler, candidate for the Congressional seat in MA 03. Alexandra is looking forward to hearing your concerns and policy goals. RSVP to Jeanine Wood at 978-742-9780.

06/18/2018 Celebrating Our Criminal Justice Reform Victory w/State Rep. Mary Keefe
Monday, June 18, 5 – 7 PM
Café Reyes, 421 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Massachusetts has taken a bold step forward with the new criminal justice bill. Let’s pause to celebrate Rep. Mary Keefe’s hard work as well as that of many others. For those able to make a contribution: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/marykeefe and see https://www.facebook.com/events/429239797543206/ for more info.

06/18/2018 Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump
Monday, June 18, 5:30 – 7 PM
UMass Club, One Beacon Street, 23rd Floor, Boston
The Host Committee Invites You To A Reception to Benefit State Auditor Suzanne Bump.
Suggested Contribution Levels: $125, $250, $500, $1000.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdq169u26HOVHqUERwKXlBAxFH6PE32BbUpSwEPgQ5CaPMEvg/viewform

06/18/2018 Dennis Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8 PM
Dennis Police Department, Community Room, 90 Bob Crowell Road, S. Dennis
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/DennisDemocraticTownCommittee/

06/18/2018 Senator Jason Lewis Community Conversation: The Future of Work in the Commonwealth
Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8 PM
Malden Senior Community Center, 7 Washington St., Malden, MA 02148
Forum will focus on the future of work, discussing our changing economy, evolving workforce needs, and innovative approaches to prepare today’s students and workers for the jobs of the future. Panel will include: Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta and Malden Public Schools Superintendent John Oteri. The event is free and open to the public. Bring questions for the Q&A that will follow the panel discussion. Co-sponsored by Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, State Representatives Paul Brodeur, Paul Donato, and Steve Ultrino, the Metro North Regional Employment Board, and the Malden Teen Enrichment Center. Questions? Contact Jason.Lewis@… or 617-722-1206 and visit http://www.senatorjasonlewis.com/

06/18/2018 A Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis
Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Old Ship Meeting House 107 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Sponsored by South Shore Action. Former Governor Dukakis will discuss issues of the day including healthcare, transportation, immigration and elections. He will share his many years of political experience and ways to be involved and affect change. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but kindly follow this link to RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DZ58SV and address questions to Dawn Libor at Dsibor@….

*06/18/2018 South Shore Action Forum Featuring Former Governor Michael Dukakis*
Monday, June 18, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
Old Ship Meeting House, 107 Main Street, Hingham
6:45 – 7:00 PM Networking; 7:00 – 8:30 PM Program
Former Governor Dukakis will discuss issues of the day including healthcare, transportation, immigration and elections. He will share with us his many years of political experience and ways to be involved and affect change. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but kindly follow this link to RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DZ58SV

06/18/2018 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St, Lynn
For further information, please contact LDCC Chair Agnes Ricko at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@….
Meetings for the remainder of 2018: 9/17, 10/22.

*06/18/2018 Dennis Democratic Town Committee Discussion*
Monday, June 18, 7 PM
Dennis Police Department, Community Room, 90 Bob Crowell Road, S. Dennis
Join Barnstable County Commissioner candidate Ron Bergstrom for a discussion regarding his strategy to manage services provided by Barnstable County departments.

*06/18/2018 Get Organized for the 2018 Midterm Elections*
Monday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Wellesley Community Center
Join the Wellesley Democrats and Indivisible Group Neighbors United As we organize for the critical 2018 midterm elections! This is our chance to help take back the Congress and move our country in a better direction. We need your input as we organize and strategize about how to best marshal our efforts for maximum impact!
RSVP: chair@…

*06/18/2018 Meet Swing District Dem Candidates Angie Craig-MN & Jason Crow-CO*
Monday, June 18, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
the home of Fern Fisher and Jack Eiferman, 242 Clark Road, Brookline
A decorated Army veteran, Jason is running to flip Colorado’s 6th District, in the metro Denver area. In the rematch of a tight 2016 race, Angie hopes to oust Jason Lewis, who won Minnesota’s 2nd District by less than 2 points. Suggested $100 gift to attend, but ANY contribution is appreciated. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fmjcac

*06/19/2018 Meet Senator Barbara L’Italien – Breakfast Wellesley*
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9 AM
100 William Street, Suite 220, Wellesley
Please Join Harry Margolis, Donald Freedman, Jack Hall, Matt Marcus & Chris Milne on June 19th and Send Our Strongest Advocate to Washington.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/0619margolis

06/19/2018 Getting to the Point with Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Tuesday, June 19, 8 – 9:30 AM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Congressman Joe Kennedy III will visit the Institute for a wide-ranging conversation on issues facing our communities today. Congressman Kennedy is in his third term representing the Fourth District of Massachusetts in Congress. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he focuses on issues like mental health, energy costs, manufacturing, and STEM education. A breakfast will precede the program. This event is free. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-to-the-point-with-congressman-joe-kennedy-iii-tickets-44984155821 but note that seating is first-come, first-served. Registration and doors close 15 minutes after the start of the program. Some seats have obstructed views.

*06/19/2018 Breakfast with Dan McCready NC-09, Chrissy Houlahan PA-06, and Katherine Clark MA-05*
Tuesday, June 19, 8:30 – 10:30 AM
the home of Ira Goldman and Nina Hackel, 4 Hastings Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
Join Minuteman Indivisible for breakfast and meet Dan McCready NC-09 and special guests Chrissy Houlahan PA-06 and Rep. Katherine Clark. Suggested donation $50. (Please give more if you can, and come anyway even if $50 is more than you can spare right now.) RSVP at https://www.evite.com/event/0063TGFXGB5N3IT3AEPIMX647SF3DE/rsvp and donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/0619lexington

*06/19/2018 Bellingham Democratic Town Committee Annual Summer Kick-Off*
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 – 9 PM
Plaza Mexico, Rt. 140, Bellingham
Hang out with activists, candidates and elected officials as we welcome the Season! Appetizers, cash bar. Tix $25. See https://www.facebook.com/events/236937597068724/ for RSVP info.

06/19/2018 Pepperell Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 19, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library
Contact: tjdem@… .

*06/19/2018 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Celebrates 45 Years*
Tuesday, June 19, 7 – 9 PM
Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, MA 02108
SOLD OUT! You can join the waiting list or make a donation at https://prochoicemass.org/45th-anniversary-celebration/
Chocolate Madness Reimagined – An evening of cocktails, conversation and a chocolate feast as NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts celebrates 45 years, rallying key partners, donors, and volunteers (that’s YOU!) to help celebrate the pro-choice movement in Massachusetts and to launch an all-new era of powerful, grassroots advocacy for Bay State women and families. Individual Tickets: $65. Sponsorships: $5,000, $2,5000, $1,000, $500, $300, $180.

*06/19/2018 Terry Ryan for Senate Event in Lowell*
Tuesday, June 19, 7 – 9 PM
Long Meadow Golf Club, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA 01852
An Evening in Support of Terry Ryan, Candidate for State Senate – 1st Middlesex District.
Join Terry to meet with and talk about the issues that are important to you and your family. Light refreshments, cash bar. All donations are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.terryryan4masenate.com/

*06/19/2018 June Meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats*
Tuesday, June 19, 7 PM
First Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston
We will be considering an endorsement for the 7th Congressional race in a two-part manner: Congressman Capuano will join us this month (June), while we will hear from Councilor Ayanna Pressley at our meeting on July 17th. At this upcoming June 19 meeting, we will also hear from candidates and consider endorsements in the races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, the 9th Suffolk (State Rep), the 3rd District for Governor’s Council, and the 2nd Suffolk & Middlesex (State Senate). As I said, a busy night!

06/20/2018 North Shore Reception in Honor of Jay Gonzalez, Democrat for Governor
Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 PM
The Hotel Hawthorne 18 Washington Square West Salem
Suggested Donation: Activist $50, Friend $100, Supporter $250, Sponsor $500 Investor $1000.
To RSVP please email Emma Crowley at emma@…

06/20/2018 Westford DTC Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 6 PM
Cameron Senior Center
Contact: toody@…

06/20/2018 “Democracy Through the Looking Glass” 
Wednesday, June 20, 6 PM
Stage Two Cinema Pub at 109 Main Street in Amesbury
“Democracy Through the Looking Glass” screening and discussion.
3T2C Democratic Committee invites you to a showing of a documentary about politics and the media in contemporary times. After the showing of this award winning film, the Director, Kevin Bowe, will be available for questions and discussion. This event is open to all. Local candidates will be invited for conversation with attendees before the film. Drinks will be available for purchase and popcorn and desserts will be available.

*06/20/2018 Fundraiser for Ed Kennedy, State Senate*
Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 8 PM
Private Home in Lowell
Suggested donation: $50, $75, $100. RSVP for address pkk60@….

*06/20/2018 Meet Drew Russo in Wakefield*
Wednesday, June 20, 6 PM
Dockside Restaurant 1099 Main Street Wakefield
Many of you may know Drew from his work with the Lynn Democratic City Committee or his work at the Lynn Museum.
Please come by to meet Drew and learn more about his campaign!
Suggested donation: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500
https://www.facebook.com/events/1950583431620044/

06/20/2018 Progressive Mass Summer Soiree and Awards
Wednesday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
the home of Mike Fogelberg and Lizbeth Heyer, 25 Freeman St, Newton, MA 02466
Progressive Massachusetts invites you to drinks and desserts and presenting Progressive Champion Awards to: Rep. Mary Keefe of Worcester, Jonathan Cohn of Boston, and Rev. Jim Mitulski of Needham. Tickets: Hero $1,000/Sponsor $500/Partner $250/Friend $150/Supporter $65. Thanks to some generous donors, contributions to Progressive Mass will be matched, up to $7,000. Renew your annual membership with your donation at https://www.progressivemass.com/summer2018

*06/20/2018 Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, June 20, 7 PM
Sturbridge Town Hall, 308 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566
There will be a 20-minute presentation plus Q&A from Voter Choice Massachusetts, the statewide movement for ranked choice voting, as part of the Other expected items on the agenda will include: summary of the scholarship award presentation at Tantasqua Regional HS, experiences from the recent Democratic convention and review of schedule of upcoming events and political action items. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/sturbridge.dem.town.committee

*06/20/2018 Uxbridge Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, June 20, 7 PM
Blissful Meadows Golf Club, 801 Chockalog Rd., Uxbridge, MA 01569

*06/20/2018 Melrose Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W. Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
Look for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/411356542663427/

*06/21/2018 Dennis Democratic Town Committee’s Monthly Blue Drinks*
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
O’Shea’s Olde Inne, 348 Main St., West Dennis, MA 02670
Meet and socialize with fellow Democrats. All members and non-members are welcome. Cash bar. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/484248101992799/

06/21/2018 Kathy LaNatra For State Rep. Campaign Kickoff
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza, 160 Summer St., Kingston
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056688564502189/

06/21/2018 North Shore Pride with Eileen Duff for Governor’s Council
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Notch Brewing, 283R Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
You are invited to Governor’s Councillor Eileen Duff’s North Shore Pride Event. Suggested donation: $1,000/$500/$250/$100/$50/$25. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/6-21pride or checks can be made out to: Committee to Elect Duff, 83 Gardner St., Peabody, MA 01960. If you have questions, email voteduff@….

*06/21/2018 House Party Meet and Greet with Josh Zakim in Gloucester*
Thursday, June 21, 6 – 8 PM
Riggs Point Road (near Willow’s Rest)
For more specific details please contact victoria@….

06/21/2018 South Hadley Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 7 – 9 PM
South Hadley Public Library Community Room, 2 Canal St., S. Hadley, MA 01075, 2 Canal St., S. Hadley, MA 01075

06/21/2018 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 7 PM
Boxford Community Center, 4 Middleton Road (corner of Elm Street), Boxford, MA 01921
Park in the lot between the Community Center and the Fire Station, then enter the building from that side and proceed to the main upstairs meeting room. For further information contact: chair@… or 978-502-2078.

06/21/2018 Carmine Gentile Summer Reception
Thursday, June 21, 7 – 9 PM
Bullfinchs Restaurant, 730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury
Join Carmine Gentile on 6/21 for his 2018 Summer Reception.
Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000.
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/gentile

*06/21/2018 Jay Kaufman’s 15th Middlesex District Candidate Forum*
Thursday, June 21, 7 – 8:30 PM
Depot, Lexington Cente.
Rep. Kaufman to end Open House June 21 hosting candidates for his seat.
Rep. Jay Kaufman’s award-winning public policy forum, “Open House,” looks ahead to the 2018 election season. Five candidates have stepped forward to run in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary for the 15th Middlesex seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

*06/21/2018 Clinton Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, June 21, 7 PM
Presentation Apartments, 307 Church Street
Please park on Church Street.
Any Democrat interested in being a member, an associate member or in participating in our programs and discussions is welcome to attend. Onsite voter registration will be available. Candidates for office interested in attending send notice to: maryjrichards@….

*06/21/2018 Carlisle Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, June 21, 7 PM
Hollis room, 3rd Floor of Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle
Guests: Jacob Silterra of voterchoicema.org will explain Ranked Choice Voting, Jeff Ballinger, US House 3rd candidate. Latest committee calendar: https://www.carlisledems.org/calendar.
Co-chairs: Nancy Kronenberg, nancyCDTC@… and Bob Wallhagen, Rwallhagen@….

*06/21/2018 Westborough DTC Meeting with Representative From Senator Warren’s Campaign*
Thursday, June 21, 7 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough
Italo Fini will be our guest speaker. At this meeting you will get updates on Elizabeth Warren’s reelection campaign and learn how you can get involved in 2018. The meeting will include a training on how to use MiniVAN, a tool to make canvassing easier and more efficient! This Saturday, Contact KateDonaghue@… for more information.

06/22/2018 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally
Friday, June 22, 7 – 9 PM
Slate Bar & Grille, 899 Central St., Leominster, MA 01453
Please join the Town of Sterling Democratic Committee to unwind after a long week and discuss what’s on our minds. Usually, its that “forbidden” topic, politics. The Leominster, Fitchburg and Lunenburg committees (and beyond?) are especially invited to attend. This is a low-key, informal event. No reservations needed.

06/23/2018 North Central Mass Volunteer Workshop
Saturday, June 23, 10 AM – 2 PM
307 Whitney St., Leominster, MA 01453
Hear from candidates running for office in North Central Massachusetts – State Rep. Natalie Higgins, State Senate candidate Sue Chalifoux Zephir, and Governor’s Council candidate Paul DePaolo are confirmed – and learn about how you can make a difference by effectively engaging with voters as part of a Democratic campaign. Workshop Topics: Introduction to campaigning and the importance of volunteers, Canvassing and effectively engaging with voters, Phone Banking, and Introduction to MiniVan, followed by Lunch and Q&A. At 2pm there will be an optional opportunity to campaign for a candidate of your choice. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/632932483709470/

*06/23/2018 Mayor Paul Heroux’s Annual Cookout*
Saturday, June 23, 1 – 4 PM
444 Newport Ave.
Speaking program begins at 3 p.m. Candidates running for office (Governor, Lt Governor, State Senate, State Rep) in November will be present and speaking.
https://www.facebook.com/paulheroux.org/photos/a.468308773180106.108164.283923214951997/2413632588647705/?type=3&theater for more information.

06/23/2018 Stoughton Democratic Town Committee Annual Fund Raiser Summer Barbeque
Saturday, June 23, 1 – 4 PM
The Home of Marylou Giordano, 43 Marjorie Road, Stoughton, MA 02072
Enjoy a Full Backyard Barbeque with Fresh Burgers, (Veggie Too!), All Beef (Kosher) Hot Dogs, and a variety of Tasty Salads, Side Dishes, desserts and great conversation. Democratic candidates and election officials have been invited. Bring a chair or two if you can. Soft refreshments will be available. BYO Beer or Wine. If you would like to bring your special dish appetizer, dessert or side dish to share, please do! Donation: $20 per person ($1 for children). Please RSVP by Thursday June 21st to Dolores Cummings (781-344-7167 or Delorescu40@…) or John Kavin (781-344-6748 or johnkavin@…).

06/23/2018 Congressman Bill Keating Fundraiser in Harwich
Saturday, June 23, 5 – 7 PM
the home of Andrea Silbert, 61 North Road, West Harwich, MA 02671
Host: $250/Friend: $125/Guest: $75/Activist & Young Professionals: $35. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/180623silb or mail your check made payable to: The Bill Keating Committee, c/o Harwich Event, PO Box 3065, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. For more information, please contact Michael Clarke at (508) 591-0512.

*06/23/2018 Fundraiser for the Maine 2nd Cong. District Nominee*
Saturday, June 23, 5 – 7 PM
1548 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468
This is the last Republican-held seat in New England. All Democrats in MA should give something as this seat is crucial to contest for a majority. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2194861554080177/ for more info.

06/23/2018 Beers with Ben Bloomenthal for State Representative
Saturday, June 23, 7 PM
The Red Raven, 3 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720
See https://www.facebook.com/events/1988330778097312/

06/23/2018 Somerville Democratic City Committee Picnic
Saturday, June 23
SAVE THE DATE. For more info see http://www.somdems.org/

06/24/2018 Full Day Activist Training in Concord NH
Sunday, June 24, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
NHTI, 31 College Dr, Concord, NH 03301
The National Democratic Training Committee is partnering with the NHDP to host an in-person activist training. They are offering this full day training free of charge. The full day activist training focuses fundamental aspects of running and volunteering for a campaign, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and field operations. This training is open to any and all registered Democrats- volunteers, candidates, town and county chairs, anyone interested in electing Democrats in November.
https://bit.ly/2KVnMt1

*06/24/2018 Senator Paul Feeney 2018 Re-Election Kickoff*
Sunday, June 24, 9 – 11 AM
Mick Morgan’s, 973 Providence Highway, Sharon, MA 02081
Join Senator Paul Feeney and friends as he kicks off his 2018 re-election campaign for State Senate. Suggested donation: $35/$100/$200/$500/$1,000. Checks payable to: The Feeney Committee, 182 North St., Foxborough, MA 02035. RSVP by email to Kellie@… or online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pfko2018

*06/24/2018 Day of Action for Tom Merolli, candidate for State Senator (Worcester & Norfolk District)*
Sunday, June 24, 11 AM – 5 PM
Meet at Plains Park, 60 Cedar St., Milford, MA 01757. Canvass in Milford until 4:00, then meet up at Turtle Tavern, 72 Main Street, Milford, for pizza, appetizers and beer. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/1090376171113603/

06/24/2018 “How Democracies Die” with Dr. Steven Levitsky
Sunday, June 24, 3 PM
VFW Post 3291 at 55 Leighton Street in Pepperell
Sponsored by Pepperell DTC.

06/24/2018 Groton DTC Meeting
Sunday, June 24, 4 – 6 PM
American Legion Post #55, 75 Hollis St, Groton
See https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ for more information.

*06/24/2018 Dance for Tahirah*
Sunday, June 24, 5 – 9 PM
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301
Come swing dance the evening away in support of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud for Congress, MA-1, to a musical gumbo of R&B, Blues, & Swing played by the Blue Rendezvous, featuring Rico, Kate O’Connor, George T. Gregory & friends. Swing dance lessons begin at 5:00 pm. Food & beverages available for purchase. Suggested donations: $15 – $30 -$45- $1000+, will be collected at the door, online at http://tahirahforcongress.com/ or send checks to CTE Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, 10 Center St. #208, Chicopee, MA 01013. Questions or directions? Contact Bonnie at schedulertaw@….

*06/24/2018 Newton reception for US Senator Sherrod Brown*
Sunday, June 24, 5 PM
The Home of Amb. Barry White & Eleanor White, 106 Sumner Street, Newton
Join Amb. Barry White & Eleanor White for a Reception & Conversation Honoring U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. Suggested contribution: Friend $250/Supporter $500/Sponsor $1,000/Host $2,700. Purchase tickets online at https://secure.sherrodbrown.com/page/contribute/18FOSB0624b or address questions or RSVP to Kathy Gasperine at 570-660-9100 or kg@….

06/24/2018 Annual Cambridge Ward 11 Democratic Committee Cookout
Sunday, June 24, 6 – 8 PM
13 Hollis St., North Cambridge (backyard if clear, inside if raining)
Find out who is selected for this year’s Tip O’Neill Award. Expect to see many candidates for local and state-wide offices. For more see https://www.facebook.com/northcambridgedems/

06/24/2018 Framingham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Sunday, June 24, 7 PM
Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Rd., Framingham
The business agenda will be posted at http://www.framinghamdems.org about one week prior to the meeting.

06/24/2018 Annual Cambridge Ward 11 Cookout
Sunday, June 24
SAVE THE DATE. Find out who will get this year’s Tip O’Neill Award. Address questions to NorthCambridgeDems@….

*06/25/2018 Katie Toomey Register of Deeds Campaign Kick Off*
Monday, June 25, 5 – 7 PM
O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar, 1160 W Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01606
Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. For more see https://www.facebook.com/events/461190827642643/

*06/25/2018 Fundraiser for Representative Marjorie Decker*
Monday, June 25, 6 – 8 PM
home of Alice Wolf, 48 Huron Ave., Cambridge
RSVP to alice@….

*06/25/2018 Maria Robinson for State Representative Campaign Kick-Off*
Monday, June 25, 6 – 7:30 PM
First Parish in Framingham’s Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701
First Parish is the building with the solar panels in the Framingham Commons. Scott Hall is air conditioned and ADA accessible.
Come celebrate as Maria kicks off her campaign for state representative. Come hear about Maria’s vision for Framingham while enjoying some light refreshments (and celebrating the last day of school). All are welcome! Please feel free to bring the whole family. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/181519966020698/ or send an email to info@….

06/25/2018 Plymouth DTC Meeting
Monday, June 25, 7 PM
Plymouth Center For The Arts, 11 North St, Plymouth
Meetings are generally held on the last Monday of each month.

06/25/2018 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 25, 7 PM
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St, Marblehead