June 10, 2019/Weekly Column

Summer! Picnics, Fundraisers and More! Many New Events

Greetings from Kate and Matt
Dear Democrats, 

The Massachusetts Democratic State Convention is on September 14 in Springfield. Becoming a delegate is a great way to get engaged, meet elected officials and activists from across the state.  

If you can’t make your caucus, you can still be a delegate if you inform your chair of your interest beforehand and are elected, or you may apply to attend as an add-on delegate: http://bit.ly/2019AddonApplication 

MassDems strives to ensure that our delegation is a diverse and representative body. To meet this goal, we have the opportunity for people who are interested to apply to be Add-on delegates in the categories of Disabled, LGBTQ+, Minority, and Youth. Add-ons will be selected by the Democratic State Committee at the August 10th State Committee meeting. 

It’s going to be a great weekend! A fun way to enjoy the weekend is to take part in a pride event. There are plenty of pride parades around the Commonwealth. If you would like to find out more about the pride parades this year, please contact the chairs of the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Jeremy Comeau or Claire Naughton, at bssd@baystatestonewallsdems.org 

Democratically yours, 

Kate Donaghue 

PS Please be sure that you use the events@massdems.org e-mail address when sending in events. And please keep in mind that Matt and I work hard to try to get the most up to date information, but sometimes things change or there is a miscommunication. Check with the organizer or the website if you see something that looks wrong. 

Update: Submitting Events to Dispatch
The Massachusetts Democratic Party will be partnering with me on issuing the Democratic Dispatch. It is our hope that the first issue that is sent out by them will be the June 28th issue. Towards that end please keep the following in mind: 
– Please send information to events@massdems.org. This is the best way to get your events listed. 
– If you have a mailing list that you use for events, please include events@massdems.org on your mailing list. As time permit we will look for appropriate events to include.  
– I will continue to look at my facebook invitations and my personal email for events to include, but I anticipate having less time to do this in the future. 
– Please do not use Matt’s personal email address for events (shalias2@mac.com). 
Watch for more information in the future.  

Ideas for Committees – Kate’s Kanvass Hints
Want to have a meeting and train people on canvassing? 
My document is a comprehensive guide to canvassing. 
You can use it as the curriculum for a meeting or workshop! 
As my schedule permits I will come to your local DTC/DWC meeting and present on best practices. 
Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2MhpJW2 
Contact me at KateDonaghue@aol.com or 508-404-8531. 

Recurring Sections and Dispatch Information
To subscribe to the Dispatch – send an email to DDemDispatch-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
How to Send an Event to the Dispatch – click here for info 
Regional and Local E-mail Lists – click here for info 
Contact Info for MDP – click here for info 
Weekly joke – click here to read 
If links do not work scroll down to below event listing. 

You Have to Laugh Occasionally – Edited by Matt Shear
A wonderful response: 
Mike Huckabee – Must have been an “awkward” moment for Angela Merkel to sit in ceremony as the Allies commemorated D-Day that broke the back of Nazi Germany. 
Tea Pain – It must have been “awkward” for Merkel to be in the same room with the feller that calls Nazis, “Very Fine People.” 
Also check out this short video skewering of the “straight pride” counterdemonstration: https://twitter.com/evaandheriud/status/1136019996436508673 

Event details:

*06/07/2019 Joe Norton for Framingham City Council Campaign Kickoff*
Friday, June 7, 5 – 8 PM
Samba Steak and Sushi House, 1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01702
https://www.facebook.com/events/804366593278304/ 

06/07/2019 Get Together with Rep. Kathy LaNatra
Friday, June 7, 6:30 – 9 PM
Mussels Grille At Kingsbury Club & Spa, 186 Summer St, Kingsto
Catch Up, Unwind & Roll! Get Together with Rep. Kathy LaNatra. 
Join Rep. Kathy LaNatra for a fun night with fellow constituents and catch up on news from the State House! 
RSVP” https://www.facebook.com/events/387932195266725 

06/07/2019 Sterling Dems Drinking Liberally
Friday, June 7, 7 – 10 PM
Slate Bar & Grille, 899 Central St., Leominster, MA 01453
Please join members of the Town of Sterling Democratic Town Committee to discuss the important issues of our day and to plot strategies for the coming months. Please share with like-minded friends and members of the Leominster, Clinton, Princeton, Lunenburg and Townsend Democratic Committees. Didn’t mention your town ? Get organized and then join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/301777464087672/ 

06/08/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

06/08/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 9 AM
Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA 02148 (free parking, wheelchair accessible)
All members are asked to attend if possible to ensure a quorum for voting on bylaws and election of a new MDCC secretary. For more information, contact MDCC Chair Amanda Smith at abs0628@gmail.com or (339)298-6508. Free parking, wheelchair accessible. 

*06/08/2019 Pride Breakfast Fundraiser Jeff Ross*
Saturday, June 8, 9 – 10:30 AM
Home of Jeff Ross 11 Cumston Street, Boston,
Suggested Contribution: $50, $125, $259, $500, $1000. 
DONATE ONLINE VIA ACTBLUE: TINYURL.COM/TEAMJEFFROSS 
RSVP TO: EVENTS@TEAMJEFFROSS.COM 

06/08/2019 Breakfast and March with Joe Kennedy at Pride Parade
Saturday, June 8, 11 AM
LIR, 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Check in breakfast party 11:00am -12:15pm at Lir Pub & Restaurant. 
Host Contact Info: volunteer@joekennedyforcongress.com. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-with-joe-kennedy-pride-parade-2019-check-in-1100am-1215pm 

06/08/2019 Boston Pride Parade
Saturday, June 8, 11 AM
Boston
Always a fun event! The following have asked that their information be listed here! Many others are marching as well. 
Deb Goldberg: https://bit.ly/2JFohKT 
Maura Healer: https://www.facebook.com/events/2052567165037063/ 
Joe Kennedy: https://bit.ly/2W7GhEJ 
Michelle Wu: https://bit.ly/2VPzJFm 

06/08/2019 Wayland Dems Caucus and Business Meeting – NEW LOCATION
Saturday, June 8, 1 PM
Public Safety Building Community Room, 38 Cochituate Rd, Wayland
Use the parking lot on Millbrook Rd. 
Doors will open at 12:30 PM for registration, and the caucus begins at 1 PM. A short democrat Town Committee meeting will follow. Agenda includes Bylaw revisions and planning for the July 13 picnic. For more information please contact: WDTC Elaine Donnelly at waylanddems@gmail.com

06/09/2019 March with our State Legislative Delegation, Framingham Flag Day
Sunday, June 9, 1 – 3 PM
Saint Stephans Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702
Join Senate President Karen E. Spilka and Reps. Jack Patrick Lewis, Maria Robinson, and Carmine Gentile as they march in this year’s Framingham Flag Day Parade. The parade begins at 2pm but please plan to line up at 1pm in the parking lot at St. Stephens Church. The parade ends at Bowditch Field (approx. 1.3 miles). https://www.facebook.com/events/2250139298568119/ 

*06/10/2019 State Senator Ed Kennedy at Solidarity Lowell Meeting*
Monday, June 10, 4 PM
Coffee and Cotton at 250 Jackson Street, 4th floor
https://www.facebook.com/events/2313472005588230/?ti=icl 

06/10/2019 Elected for Choice 2019
Monday, June 10, 6 – 8 PM
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St., Boston, MA 02108
Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts in celebrating our 2019 Elected for Choice honorees, Representative Jay Livingstone and City Councilor Michelle Wu. Early Bird Ticket (available until 5/24): $35 Individual Ticket: $45. Sponsorships available. Purchase at https://act1.myngp.com/Forms/3907435626697326592 

06/10/2019 State Rep. Tram Nguyen’s Birthday Event
Monday, June 10, 6 – 9 PM
Palmers Restaurant & Tavern, 18 Elm St., Andover, MA 01810
Refreshments, food, and fun. Kid friendly. Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. To RSVP and to contribute online, use this link: https://bit.ly/trambirthday and to join the host committee or have any questions answered email Jen at Jen@libertysquaregroup.com

06/10/2019 Tram’s Birthday Event 
Monday, June 10, 6 PM
Palmer’s Restaurant 18 Elm Street Andover
Please join us for refreshments, food, and fun! Kid friendly! To RSVP and to contribute online, use this link: bit.ly/trambirthday 
To join the host committee or have any questions? Email Jen at Jen@libertysquaregroup.com 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2197683003684766/ 

06/11/2019 State Rep. Andy X. Vargas First Annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser
Tuesday, June 11, 6 – 8 PM
The Garibaldi 86 Washington Street Haverhill
Please join me for my first annual spaghetti supper fundraiser. 
SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $25, $59, $100, $250, $500, $1000. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ev20190611garibaldi 

06/11/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, June 11, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Main Branch 32 Essex Street Barnet Gallery Beverly
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

06/11/2019 Maya Jamaleddine for Melrose Alderman-at-Large Campaign Kickoff
Tuesday, June 11, 7 – 9 PM
Bobby C’s Ristorante, 20 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
https://www.facebook.com/events/318897325443652/ 

06/11/2019 Mansfield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 – 9 PM
Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St., Building H, Mansfield
https://www.facebook.com/events/1913607052055957/ 

*06/12/2019 Cambridge Fundraiser for Dan McCready NC-09*
Wednesday, June 12, 4:30 PM
Private home, Cambridge
Please join us and co-hosts Jimmy Tingle, Robin Parker, Rina Schneur, Ira Goldman, Alix Smullin and Chris Kane at a private home just north of Harvard Square in Cambridge. Contribute at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mccready-2019-6-12 to receive the address and other event details. 

06/12/2019 Chicopee Dems Picnic & Politics
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Moose Club, 244 Fuller Road Chicopee, MA 01020
Eat; talk; debate; inform. Straw poll; games; door prize. Tickets $20 can be purchased at http://secure.actblue.com/donate/chicopee.dems.picnic or purchased at the door. Make check payable to: CDCC, 129 Saratoga Ave., Chicopee, MA 01013. For more info email: Info@chicopeedems.org

06/12/2019 Hudson Dems Meeting and Caucus
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 PM
Avidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street Hudson, MA 01749. Entrance at side door.
Caucus to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention. Doors open for registration at 6 PM.Registration will close at 6:45 PM’ 
Information: janefchertoff@gmail.com

*06/12/2019 Belmont Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 PM
Belmont Town Hall, Selectboard Room, 455 Concord Ave Belmont
6:30/refreshments 7:00 meeting 
Speaker: Jordan Thornlow of Planned Parenthood 

*06/12/2019 Cambridge Democratic City Committee Unity Meeting w/Jim Roosevelt*
Wednesday, June 12, 7 PM
Graham & Parks School Cafeteria, 44 Linnaean Street
Entrance will be on Walker Street, around the corner. 
Wards may meet at 6:30. 
For more info email cambridgedems@gmail.com

*06/12/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Policy Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, June 12, 7 – 9 PM
Virtual meeting via Zoom
Agenda for our meeting is at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sk30elxLgPqo_A0wVIZju220iCbWN2Z7bcCrdtsmo9c/edit 
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/634840465 
One tap mobile +16465588656,,634840465# US (New York); +17207072699,,634840465# US 
Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York); +1 720 707 2699 US 
Meeting ID: 634 840 465 
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aCnFzQb64 

*06/12/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, June 12, 7 PM
TC Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
Monthly meeting. 
Email@medwaydemocrats.org 

06/13/2019 Kathleen Feldman for Beverly City Council Campaign Kickoff Party
Thursday, June 13, 5 – 8 PM
Evviva Cucina, 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915
https://www.facebook.com/events/424002021693326/ 

06/13/2019 Spring Reception for David LeBoeuf, State Representative, 17th Worcester District
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Zorba’s Taverna, 97 Stafford St., Worcester, MA 01603
Suggested Contribution: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500+. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/davidl4rep or for more information contact info@davidleboeuf.org

*06/13/2019 Vicki Danberg for Newton City Council Re-Election Campaign Launch Event*
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7 PM
946 Beacon Street
RSVP to Ruth Dain at ridain@rcn.com

*06/13/2019 Jessica Finocchiaro Campaign Kickoff Party*
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 PM
Gaythorne Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway Methuen
in Methuen City Councillor Jessica Finocchiaro for a fun evening of DINNER, LIVE MUSIC, cash bar, a few special announcements from Jessica, and of course – performance from an American Idol finalist from season 13 Sam Woolf, who made the trip just to meet you!!! 🙂 Also featuring Methuem’s own Happy Hearts Chorus, and country singer Bella Perrotta! 
SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $5, $15, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 
Donations are appreciated, but never required. Come celebrate with us! 
QUESTIONS: JessicaForMethuen@gmail.com 978-566-1786. 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jessicaformethuen 

06/13/2019 Reception with Senator Ed Markey in Belmont
Thursday, June 13, 7 PM
Private Hone, Belmont RSVP for Address
In loving memory of Richard Marcus who once again helped bring together a group of activists and friends for a great cause. 
Host Reception 7:00 P.M. Sponsor: $1,000. 
Reception 7:30 P.M. Patron $500, Friend $250, Guest $100. 
Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/06.13.19belmontwatertownarlington 
To RSVP by phone please contact Colleen Coffey at (603) 508-0697. 

06/13/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 7:15 PM
Function Room, Common Ground, 319 Broadway Arlington, MA 02474
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

*06/14/2019 Team Healey PRIDE Celebration*
Friday, June 14, 5:30 – 7 PM
Cathedral Station, 1222 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
An event honoring Attorney General Maura Healey. Suggested Contribution: $125/$250/$500/$1000. RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20190614_pride 

06/15/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, June 15, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
$7 requested donation per attendee to cover room and breakfast.  
Contact Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu for more information.  

06/15/2019 Campaign Office Opening Party: Kim, Michelle and Alejandra
Saturday, June 15, 10 AM – 11:30 PM
195 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, District 7 City Councilor Kim Janey and Candidate for City Councilor At-Large Alejandra St. Guillen will be sharing campaign space. We’ll have food, fun, and a brief speaking program, then–you guessed it!–hit the pavement to knock on doors and connect with voters directly. Please stop by to say hello, join a canvass, then meet us at Franklin Park for Juneteenth celebrations. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/886842678335251/ 

*06/15/2019 Congresswoman Lori Trahan Consitituent Town Hall Meeting*
Saturday, June 15, 10 AM
Damon Building (McCarthy-Towne and Merriam Schools) at 11 Charter Road in Acton
The meeting will give her an opportunity to update us on her work so far in Washington, and to hear directly from us so she can make sure our voices are heard in Congress. Lori also welcomes questions and comments at her district office (978) 459-0101. 

06/15/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, June 15, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

*06/15/2019 Plymouth County Democratic League Family Cookout*
Saturday, June 15, 1 – 5 PM
199 Colonel Hunt Dr., Abington, MA 02351
Please join PCDL for our summer cook out. Burgers, dogs, chicken. Cash Bar. Swimming pool. Bring the kids. Of course there will be lots of politicians. Only $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free. Purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pcdljun15 

*06/17/2019 Lexington Democrats – Annual Picnic*
Monday, June 17, 6 – 8 PM
Home of Marc Saint Louis, 5 Brookwood Road, Lexington 02420
Hosted by Co-Chair Marc Saint Louis , Carrie Saint Louis and family. Democratic Elected officials and candidates are invited. 
$20 Individual/$30 Couple/$40 Family. 

*06/17/2019 Countdown to Summer Fundraiser for Senator Karen Spilka*
Monday, June 17, 6 – 8 PM
Jack’s Abby, 100 Clinton Street, Framingham
Suggeseted donations: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. 
Donations: www.elctkarenspilka.com 

06/17/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, June 17, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

*06/17/2019 House Party for Tamika Olszewski, School Committee Candidate, Newton Ward 4*
Monday, June 17, 7 – 8:30 PM
24 Bridge Street (at Traverse St.), Newton MA 02458
Desserts, Ice Cream, Beverages. All ages welcomed. (We do have 2 cats.) R.S.V.P. or any questions, 617-448-6281 or email suze4bama@gmail.com

*06/17/2019 Come Meet Rep. Elissa Slotkin and Hold the House*
Monday, June 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
RSVP for Brookline address
Join Force Multiplier to meet and support Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08). 
Co-hosted by the Needham, Newton, Wellesley Democratic Committees. 
Donations: https://bit.ly/2W4DCq4 
Contact: info@forcemulitplierma.org 

06/18/2019 Manisha for Mayor Campaign Kickoff Party
Tuesday, June 18, 6 – 9 PM
T’ahpas 529, 529 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176
Contributions not required but please give what you can. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/manisha or write a check to the Committee to Elect Manisha Bewtra. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manisha-for-mayor-campaign-kickoff-party-tickets-61258659299 and for questions/accommodations, contact committee@manishaformelrose.com or 781-462-1570. 

06/18/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

06/18/2019 Billerica Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Room 210, Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica
Contact billericademocrats@gmail.com for more information.  
We will hear presentations from Ranked Choice Voting as well as the group advocating Saving the North Atlantic Right Whale. 

06/18/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting with Rep. Jeff Roy
Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Rep. Jeff ROy will share with us the agenda and upcoming issues facing public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. 
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com .  

*06/18/2019 Dr. Cara Berg Powers for Worcester School Committee*
Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Electric Haze 26 Millbury St., Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
https://www.facebook.com/events/327069284630084/ 

*06/18/2019 Samantha Perlman for Marlborough City Councilor At-Large Campaign Kickoff *
Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company, 19 Weed St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Please join us for Samantha’s kickoff event and birthday celebration as she is turning 24! Contributions not required but please give what you can as we are a grassroots campaign.  
RSVP via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/samanthaperlman. 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/482030492534506/ 
For questions/accommodations, contact us at campaign@samanthaperlman.org. You can learn more about Sam and our campaign at samanthaperlman.org

*06/18/2019 Powers for School Committee Fundraiser*
Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 9 PM
Electric Haze 26 Millbury Street Worcester Ma
RSVP to Cara’s birthday party here and support her campaign! 
https://secure.ngpvan.com/3nUC2KvMKky1oAMkmTCMqw2 

06/19/2019 Coffee with Crighton
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Hammersmith Family Restaurant 330 Central Street Saugus
Please join us for a coffee meet and greet. We plan on doing these on a monthly basis around the district so that we can connect in person to discuss the many important issues facing our district and Commonwealth. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/289034952003734/ 

*06/19/2019 Spring Reception for Mary Olberding Hampshire County Register of Deeds*
Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 – 7 PM
Haymarket Cafe, 185 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060
Suggested Contribution: $50 / $100 / $250 / $500. You may contribute at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/haymarket19 
RSVP to Emma Crowley at emma@mlmstrategiesllc.com

*06/19/2019 Pride with Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff*
Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 8 PM
Casa Tequila, 300 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
Suggested Donation: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500/$1,000. RSVP online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/prideweileen2019 or contact voteduff@gmail.com with questions. 

*06/19/2019 Reception for Senator Cindy Creem*
Wednesday, June 19, 7 – 8:30 PM
Home of Barry and Eleanor White, 106 Summer Street, Newton
Special Guest Speaker: Carol Rose, Executive Director ACLU of Massachusetts. RSVP/Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/creemnewton 

06/19/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St., Melrose, MA 02176
https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 

06/20/2019 Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Annual Summer Kick-Off
Thursday, June 20, 6 – 8 PM
City Streets, 411 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Suggested Donation: $1000, $500, $250, $100, or $50. To make a secure online contribution, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/62019 or address questions contact Tsoleen Sarian at 508-561-3697 or tsoleen@peterkoutoujian.com

06/20/2019 Lawrence Dems Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM
Lawrence Public Library (Robert Frost room 3rd floor), 51 Lawrence St. Lawrence
Contact: gary.mannionjr@gmail.com 

*06/20/2019 Hopkinton Democrats June Meeting*
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM
HCAM Television, 77 Main St. #15, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Newcomers are welcome. It’s time to regroup after the election and plan for next year. For more info see https://hopkintondemocrats.org 

06/20/2019 State Rep. Carmine Gentile Summer Reception
Thursday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
Bullfinch’s Restaurant, 730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury
Suggested contribution: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000. Donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/gentile or make checks payable to Committee to Elect Carmine Gentile. 

06/21/2019 City Councilor Brian LaPierre Fiesta de Lynn Kick-off
Friday, June 21, 5 – 8 PM
291 Jenness Street, Lynn
Food, friends and fun. Tacos, chips, salsa, dips, beverages. Suggested donation is $25 per person. Donate at http://bit.ly/lapierreforlynn2019 

06/22/2019 Sterling Democrats Summer Picnic – Keynote Speaker: Jim McGovern
Saturday, June 22, 11 AM – 3 PM
Barre Falls Dam, Rte. 62, Hubbardston, MA
Speaking program begins at 12:30 PM. Congressman Jim McGovern will speak about the Green New Deal. 
We are welcoming committees close and far to join us. The theme is environmental issues including the preservation of our federal lands, so we will be serving plant based food but you are welcome to bring your own lunches and food to cook on the grills. The area is handicapped accessible with a covered picnic area, grills and ample seating. Dogs are welcome but on 6 ft leashes and pick up bags are requested. There is a 19 hole frisbee golf course, a volleyball court, a horseshoe court along with incredible trails over the 500 plus acres. This is federal land so all federal laws apply. Car pooling is also strongly encouraged. 
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/418437375650189/ and any questions please contact Fionuala Dullea at griffonlula@gmail.com 978-333-2348. 

06/22/2019 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 3 PM
El Taller at 275 Essex Street in Lawrence

06/22/2019 Meredith’s Campaign Kickoff for Braintree Town Council
Saturday, June 22, 5 PM
Home of Meredith and Will Boericke 59 Hobart Avenue Braintree, MA
Please join us for a celebration of Meredith’s Braintree Town Council Campaign Kickoff! 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/meredithbkickoff 
Seniors and children free entry. 
Suggested donations: $25 and up. 

*06/24/2019 Fundraiser for Joe Petty, Mayor of Worcester*
Monday, June 24, 5:30 PM
El Basha Restaurante, 256 Park Avenue, Worcester
The Committee to Re-Elect Joe Petty invites you to an event in honor of Joe Petty, Mayor of the City of Worcester. Suggested Donation: $125, $250, $500. RSVP 508-799-4332 or petty4mayor@gmail.com.  

06/24/2019 Medicare for All: Join Senator Jamie Eldridge at Sterling Dems
Monday, June 24, 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Butterick Blding Rm 205, 1 Park St., Sterling, MA 01564
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will discuss Medicare for All at 7:00 PM. We are also having a personal hygiene products drive this night for the Wachusett Food Pantry, so come with toothpaste, shampoo etc … in hand and get to meet and listen to this great Senator. 

06/24/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 24, 7 PM
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the last Monday of each month at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Due to ongoing renovations at the Center for the Arts, please make sure to check emails and our facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings Remaing meetings for 2019: 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

06/25/2019 Holyoke Democratic City Committee Summer Cocktail Reception 
Tuesday, June 25, 5 – 7 PM
The Wherehouse, 109 Lyman St., Holyoke, MA 01040
Honoring Former Speaker David M. Bartley – Lifetime Achievement and Mayor Alex B. Morse – Democrat of the Year. Tickets: $30.00 at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hdccreception6-25
More info at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/595045740978253/ or contact HDCC Chair Ray Drewnowski at  rmpd0512@gmail.com

*06/25/2019 State Rep. Mike Connolly’s Summer Event 2019*
Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8 PM
Workbox, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Food, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available. Brief speaking program to begin at 6:30 pm. Contributions to the Committee to Elect Mike Connolly greatly appreciated (www.MikeConnolly.org/contribute). All are welcome to attend, regardless of ability to contribute. https://www.facebook.com/events/262780597903083/ 

06/25/2019 Emerge Women of the Year
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Foley and Lardner, 111 Huntington Avenue, Boston
We are excited to announce our 2019 Women of the Year honorees District Attorney Rachael Rollins and District Attorney Andrea Harrington! 
Join us on as we honor two incredible Emerge Massachusetts alumnae. 
Suggested donation: $100 and up. 
https://bit.ly/2Xj8ip0 

06/25/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, June 25, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*06/26/2019 An Evening with State Senator Becca Rausch*
Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM
6B Lounge, 6 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Please join YDMA Jewish Caucus and Young Democrats of Massachusetts and meet Senator Rausch, currently serving the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1997212777050771/ 

*06/26/2019 Debate Watch Party in Arlington*
Wednesday, June 26, 8 – 11 PM
Common Ground Function Room, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474 
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

06/27/2019 It’s Time to Celebrate! with Rep. Jack Lewis
Thursday, June 27, 6 – 8 PM
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Join State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis for a fun evening for the entire family. In addition to ice cream and local brews, we will also be sampling treats from one of Framingham’s newest establishments, Mini Bites Factory. Build your own sundaes! Locally brewed refreshments! Great conversations! Can you think of a better way to celebrate Pride Month and Jack’s election to co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus? RSVP and donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/celebrate2019 
Parking spots can be found in front of the venue, as well as in the lot behind the building. Some additional free parking is also available on Waverly, Willis, and Morton. 

*06/28/2019 Jimmy Pereira For Mayor of Brockton – Boston Fundraiser*
Friday, June 28, 7 – 10 PM
Lincoln Plaza Lofts, (Next to South Station) Boston, MA 02111
Suggested Donation: $50/$100/$250/$500. https://www.facebook.com/events/588300938333757/ 

06/29/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, June 29, 9 – 10:30 AM
Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St. Gloucester
If you have questions, please contact us at capeanndemhq@gmail.com.  
There is no charge to participate, though a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the use of the cinema facilities will be accepted.  
http://www.gloucesterdemocrats.org/ 

*06/30/2019 Shrewsbury Democrats Summer Cookout*
Sunday, June 30, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Shrewsbury address on RSVP to ShrewsburyDTC@Gmail.com
You’re invited to join the Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee for our annual Summer Cookout. This event is free, and open to anyone who RSVPs; guests are asked only to bring a lawn chair! New folks interested in getting involved and learning about the Democratic Town Committee are encouraged to attend. Full Members of the Democratic Town Committee are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert; please let us know what you’ll be bringing with your reply. 

06/30/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, June 30, 4 PM
Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton
All Democrats and friends are welcome at our meetings. For more information contact: GrotonDTC@gmail.com 
https://www.grotondemocrats.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/GrotonDemocraticTownCommittee 

*07/01/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts Charter Convention*
Monday, July 1, 6:30 – 8 PM
Massachusetts Democratic Party HQ, 11 Beacon St. Suite 410, Boston, MA 02108
Time to update our charter to be more inline with how we work. Please email mayoungdems@gmail.com to submit any suggested charter changes. https://www.facebook.com/events/1630849157059779/ 

07/13/2019 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 13
Home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Save the date for food, drink, and special guests. Rain date TBD. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com

07/14/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Family Cookout & Food Drive
Sunday, July 14, 2 – 5 PM
Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington St., Lynn
Please join us for an afternoon of relaxation, socializing and talking about the common beliefs and values we share as Democrats. Traditional cookout fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, various salads, etc. will be served. Enter our Dessert Contest. Prizes awarded for the best homemade desserts. Cookout donation: $15.00 per person; $25.00 family. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

*07/21/2019 Acton Democrats Meeting*
Sunday, July 21, 6 PM
Location TBD. 

*08/10/2019 DSC Meeting*
Saturday, August 10
Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027
Location: First Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

*08/11/2019 Melrose Dems: Summer BBQ*
Sunday, August 11, 4 – 7 PM
111 Vinton St., Melrose, MA 02176
Burgers, hot dogs, beverages, side dishes and dessert. We also anticipate that a number of Democratic candidates from around Melrose & the state. $20 for individual/$30 for family. Tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mdccbbq and please contact mail@melrosedems.org with any questions. 

08/12/2019 Marblehead Democratic Town Committee Annual Picnic 
Monday, August 12, 5 – 8 PM
Gerry # 5 VFA 210 Beacon St. Marblehead, MA 
Contact Renee Ramirez Keaney, Chair of the MDTC  reneekeaney@gmail.com 781-962-6577. 

08/14/2019 Natick Dems Picnic
Wednesday, August 14
SAVE THE DATE! 

*08/28/2019 North Shore Delegates Dinner*
Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Brothers Taverna, 283 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
Delegates for the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention will join for an informative Pre-Convention dinner. Topics will include how to prepare for the convention and what to expect at the convention. Meet fellow delegates (and friends) from across the North Shore before the convention. Local and statewide officeholders will be invited to speak at this event. Your $20.00 donation will include a great meal, which will include steak tips, fish, or a vegetarian option. This is not a fundraiser. https://www.facebook.com/events/486040351937080/ 

09/08/2019 Wellesley Dems Annual Picnic
Sunday, September 8, 4 PM
private home in Wellesley
Save the Date. Join Wellesley Dems for good food, drinks, live music, and a chance to hear from our elected officials as well as local activist organizations! More details TBA. RSVP: chair@wellesleydems.org 

09/14/2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention
Saturday, September 14, 8 AM
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
2019 Convention: September 14, MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA 
Watch MassDems.org for details.  

09/28/2019 Danvers Democratic Town Committee Oktoberfest – SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 28

*09/29/2019 Westfield Democratic City Committee Annual Harvest Breakfast*
Sunday, September 29, 9 AM – Noon 
Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. (Rt 20), Westfield, MA 01085
Save the Date. Details to follow.  

*10/20/2019 Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) Annual Brunch*
Sunday, October 20, 10 AM – Noon 
Lenzi’s, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, MA 01826
Tickets: $40 per person or $350 for table of 10. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/2433377630045718/ for more info. 

10/25/2019 Barbara Gray Dinner in Wellfleet
Friday, October 25
Save the date!! 

10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8:30 – 11 AM
Franco-American Hall, (Franco Amvets Post 161), 535 Western Ave., Lynn
A plentiful breakfast will be provided. Donation per person:$30.00 in advance, $35:00 at the door. Please send checks, payable to the LDCC, for the number of people planning to attend, to Jane Cahill, LDCC Treasurer, 169 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902. For additional information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net 

11/13/2019 DSC Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM
Location: Eighth Congressional District. 
Watch https://massdems.org/ for details and exact location. 

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