July 26, 2019/Weekly Column

Today from the MassDems! Debate Watch Parties & More!

Greetings from Patrick (& Kate)
Dear Democrats, 

The second round of presidential debates are next Tuesday and Wednesday! If you are interested in attending a watch party, please look through this dispatch, the Democrats webpage, and the young democrats’ page for parties throughout the Commonwealth. Some Presidential campaigns may also be hosting watch parties across the state. You can look for one near you by checking their websites. 

If there isn’t a watch party being held in your area, consider hosting your own! They’re a great way to connect with other activists and for a town or ward committee to bring in new members. 

Another way for committees to engage new members is to have events like your monthly meetings listed in the Dispatch! If you don’t see events for your local town or ward committee listed in the Dispatch, email us at events@massdems.org and we’ll add them to the dispatch. As we get closer to election season, now is a great time to focus on increasing membership and involving new people in your committees. We encourage you to take advantage of the Dispatch’s reach! 

If you have any questions about town and ward committees, reach out to us at contact@massdems.org. Happy debate-watching! 

Sincerely, 

Patrick Coyne  
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party 

P.S. 

If you know of an event that’s not listed, reach out to us at events@massdems.org and we’ll include it in the next edition of the dispatch! If you have events that you would like to include in our weekly Dispatch, please email us at events@massdems.org by Thursday at 5:00 pm so we can include in our Friday email. 

 

Ideas for Committees -Check the Box Weekend of Action August 3rd!
On the weekend of August 3rd, the Mass Dems will be hosting a Check the Box Voter Registration Weekend of Action across the state. Join the DTCs, youth groups, and other activists that have already signed up to organize door-to-door registration drives in their own communities.  
To access our Democratic values one-pager, please click here: http://bit.ly/2JDWysP 
To access Check the Box, please click here: http://bit.ly/2XY1Rr9 

Update: Submitting Events to the 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). 
NOTE: If you want your event listed on the MassDems calendar as well, you pretty much need to include an end time for your event. IF you want an event in the Dispatch, but not the MassDems, please say so. Thanks for your patience with this transition. 

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

Event details:

07/26/2019 Campaign Kick Off for Johnnie Ray McKnight, Candidate for Springfield City Council At-Large
Friday, July 26, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Shakago, 23 Hampden Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
Come get to know Johnnie Ray Mcknight, candidate for Springfield City Council At – Large Friday July, 26, 2019. There will be a buffet and cash bar. Doors open at 5:30. Suggested donations are $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/639446483236232/ 

07/27/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group
Saturday, July 27, 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/ 

07/27/2019 Springfield Ward 8 DCC Committee July Meeting
Saturday, July 27, 10 – 11:45 AM
117 Main St, Indian Orchard
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/488868624985145/ Contact: spfldward8dems@gmail.com 

*07/27/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, July 27, 10 – 11 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
This is not a regular meeting. Instead the time and meeting space will be available for any/all MDCC subcommittees, including event planning for the Malden BBQ on Aug 22, as well as any Ward committees that need time/space to meet for a ward business meeting, etc. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/370726396891852/ Remaining meetings: 9/28 and 11/16 

07/27/2019 Join Attorney General Maura Healey on the Cape
Saturday, July 27, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Provincetown
An Event Honoring Maura Healey hosted by Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake, Christine Barker, Mike Carroll, Stewart Clifford, Rev. John Finley IV & Stan McGee, Val Frias, David Goldman & Jacques Abatto, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Kimberly Hoover, Rick McCarthy & Franc Castro, Terrence Meck, Neal Minahan, Bryan Rafanelli & Mark Walsh, Steve Ridini & Michael Hartwig, Alix Ritchie & Marty Davis, William Sherr, and Judy Sunblade. Details and tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20190727_ptown 

07/27/2019 Summer Celebration with Senator Feeney & Congressman Kennedy
Saturday, July 27, 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Mansfield Elks #2633, 140 N Main St, Mansfield
A Summer Fundraising Event In Honor of State Senator Paul Feeney with Special Guest, Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Donations To The Feeney Committee Gratefully Accepted: $25 / $50 / $100 / $500 Seniors, Veterans & Children Attend for Free. Purchase tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/julyfun 
Please RSVP by emailing Manager@VoteFeeney.Com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/682599195498917/ 

*07/27/2019 Andover/North Andover DTCs Potluck Picnic*
Saturday, July 27, Noon – 2 PM
North Andover Town Common
Join the Andover and North Andover Democratic Town Committees for a summer potluck picnic! Bring family and friends, a picnic blanket, and anything you’d like to add to the menu. All are welcome. Details: http://www.andoverdemocrats.org/2019/07/andover-and-north-andover-democratic.html 

07/27/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee Annual Picnic
Saturday, July 27, 2 – 5 PM
Collins Cove, Salem
Join Salem Democrats, family, friends and local elected officials and candidates for a family friendly picnic. Please bring something to share from one of the following categories: Entree, Salad, Appetizer, or Dessert.

Requested Donation: $15 per person / $25 per family. Checks can be made out to “Salem Democratic City Committee”. Payment will be accepted at the event. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/462254097676061/ 

*07/28/2019 Somerville Ward 4 Democratic Committee Meeting*
Sunday, July 28, 11 AM
Winter Hill Brewing Company, 328 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Somerville Ward 4 Democrats are welcome. Contact: https://www.somdems.org/ward_4 

07/28/2019 Annual Democratic Women Potluck Lunch
Sunday, July 28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
5 Warren Place, Weston 
Contact: Nazda Alam; nazdakalam@gmail.com Eileen Zalisk : Zalisk@aol.com 

07/28/2019 Young Dems Jewish Caucus: Ice Ts and Ice Cream
Sunday, July 28, 3 – 5 PM
11 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
Join the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Jewish Caucus in making some fresh duds and noshing on some chill eats to help cool down this summer. 
Reserve your tshirt size here: https://doodle.com/poll/vcxfr8iztb4div2b 
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/389911751621846/ 

07/28/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, July 28, 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 

07/28/2019 Falmouth Democratic Town Committee Garden Party Fundraiser
Sunday, July 28, 4 – 6 PM
West Falmouth address on RSVP
Celebrate and prepare for Blue Wave 2020. Meet and Greet elected officials and special guests. Share insights and vision for our Democratic Party with fellow activists. Have a fun afternoon with drinks, tasty appetizers, and delicious desserts. 
Reservations are $35 per person. RSVP by July 21.  
Details: http://falmouthdemocratictowncommittee.org/?p=2059 ,  

07/29/2019 Worcester Democrats Night at the Worcester Bravehearts!
Monday, July 29, 5 – 8 PM
Hanover Insurance Park-Worcester Bravehearts, 303 Main St, Worcester
First Pitch: 6:30PM; Tent Open: 5:00PM. Enjoy a classic all-you-can-eat ballpark menu and all-you-can-drink soda and water. Cash bar available. Catered buffet starts 90 minutes before the first pitch. Tickets: Individual: $35, Children under 12: $15, Family of four: $90, Couple: $60, Senior Citizen: $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wdccbravehearts Must RSVP by July 22: worcesterdemocrats@gmail.com. Stay tuned for special guests! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2331988227015679/ 

07/29/2019 Young Democrats of Massachusetts LGBTQIA+ Caucus Election
Monday, July 29, 6 – 8 PM
Club Cafe Boston, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston
The Young Massachusetts Democrats LGBTQIA+ Caucus will be holding elections! All positions will be available, these include chair, vice chair and secretary. If you have any questions please PM the LGBTQIA+ Caucus on Facebook. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2164227437009705/ 

07/29/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 29, 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: 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

07/29/2019 Northborough DTC Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 29, 7 – 8:45 PM
Northborough Free Library conference room, 34 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2418149701795893/ 
Contact: Janet Cason at janetqcason@verizon.net.  
If you have never been to the Northborough library, email Janet for directions and use “Library Directions” in the subject line. GPS directions are incorrect.  

*07/29/2019 Somerville Dems Councillor At-Large Forum*
Monday, July 29, 7 PM
VNA (Visiting Nurse Association Senior Living Community) 405 Alewife Brook Parkway on the 4th Floor
The July meeting of the Somerville Democratic City Committee will include a candidate forum. SDCC Chair Diane Masters will Moderate the forum. 7 of the 8 Candidates have agreed to attend. One will be out of state that day. Questions can be emailed to Diane at diane.masters@gmail.com in advance or written on index cards at the forum. Reminder: This is a residential building. Attendees are asked NOT to hold conversations in the hallways as they arrive and leave.  

The committee will also vote on endorsing the ROE Act, the Right Whale Act, and the Vaccine Requirements for School Admissions bill. (NOTE: Location is NOT the Lowell St VNA. This VNA is located near Dilboy Field) Contact: diane.masters@gmail.com 

07/30/2019 Fundraiser for DNC Organizing Corps 2020: Brookline, Newton and Wellesley DTC and Force Multiplier
Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
30 Chase Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459
Join the Democratic Town Committees of Brookline, Newton, and Wellesley and Force Multiplier to support the DNC’s Organizing Corps 2020, which is recruiting and training young people in key battleground states to work on the 2020 presidential campaign, starting this summer. Special guest Meg Ansara, Co-founder of Organizing Corps 2020. Details: https://www.brooklinedems.org/events/2019/7/30/support-organizing-corps-2020 RSVP and donations: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier19orgcorpsfl 

*07/30/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting/Night One Debate Watch*
Tuesday, July 30, 7 – 10 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474
All interested Democrats are invited to the meeting, the debate watch, or both. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

*07/30/2019 Cambridge Democrats Debate Watch Party*
Tuesday, July 30, 7 – 10 PM
The Boathouse, 49 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge
Join the Cambridge Democrats in watching the first night of the second Democratic debates. Questions: gvarghes@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/474228680019469/ 

*07/30/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Debate Watch Party (Night 1)*
Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 – 10 PM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 01536
Come grab a drink, have dinner, and watch the next Democratic presidential primary debate with your fellow Grafton Democrats. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. 

*07/30/2019 Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Debate Watch Party (Night One)*
Tuesday, July 30, 7:45 – 10 PM
274 Ash St, Hopkinton, MA 01748-2631
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/464038807720523/ 

*07/30/2019 Shirley Dems Debate Watch Party*
Tuesday, July 30, 8 – 11 PM
The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd, Shirley, Massachusetts 01464
The party begins at 8:00 PM and the debate starts at 9:00 PM. Tickets are going fast — RSVP here by July 25th to ensure a spot: http://bit.ly/2JBRncX 
Cosponsored by Senators Jamie Eldridge and Ed Kennedy; Representative Jen Benson; Shirley, Pepperell, Ayer, Harvard, Littleton, and other area Democratic Town Committees; and Indivisible Nashoba  

*07/30/2019 Newton Dems Debate Watch Party (Night 1)*
Tuesday, July 30, 8 – 10 PM
The Social Restaurant in Newton Corner-320 Washington Street, in the Crown Plaza Hotel
Event is informal and free. There is free parking as well. The DTC will provide limited free and tasty snacks so get there early if interested. 

*07/30/2019 Belmont Dems Debate Watch Party (Night One)*
Tuesday, July 30, 8 PM
The Belmont Media Center, Green Room, 9 Lexington St., Belmont
Both debates begin at 8, which will hopefully leave time for a discussion. Please RSVP to llevinscherz@gmail.com so they know how much food and beverages to bring. Details: http://belmontdemocrats.org/event/debate-watch-parties/ 

07/31/2019 Taco Night Fund Raiser for Victor Davila, Candidate for Springfield Ward 6 City Councilor
Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Salsa Gourmet Mexican, 403 Dickinson St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01108
Come and enjoy Tacos and a good atmosphere in support of Victor for City Council Ward 6. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478525292914080/ 

*07/31/2019 Framingham Dems Debate Watch Party*
Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 – 10 PM
Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham
Park cars at 1071 Worcester Road, the office building lot on the corner of Maynard Rd and Rt 9. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. RSVP (for head count): https://www.facebook.com/events/363949224558868/ 

*07/31/2019 Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Debate Watch Party (Night 2)*
Wednesday, July 31, 7:45 – 10 PM
274 Ash St, Hopkinton, MA 01748-2631
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/464038814387189 

*07/31/2019 Newton Dems Debate Watch Party (Night 2)*
Wednesday, July 31, 8 – 10 PM
The Social Restaurant in Newton Corner-320 Washington Street, in the Crown Plaza Hotel
Event is informal and free. There is free parking as well. The DTC will provide very limited free and tasty snacks so get there early if interested. 

*07/31/2019 Wellesley Dems Debate Watch Party*
Wednesday, July 31, 8 PM
Home in Wellesley
The Second Presidential Democratic Debate is here! Join the Wellesley Dems for a Watch Party. Details: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/debate-watch-party-2

*07/31/2019 Belmont Dems Debate Watch Party (Night Two)*
Wednesday, July 31, 8 PM
The Belmont Media Center, Green Room, 9 Lexington St., Belmont
Both debates begin at 8, which will hopefully leave time for a discussion. Please RSVP to llevinscherz@gmail.com so they know how much food and beverages to bring. Details: http://belmontdemocrats.org/event/debate-watch-parties/ 

08/01/2019 Let’s Party with Rep. Nika Elugardo
Thursday, August 1, 6 – 8 PM
The Frogmore: Lowcountry Kitchen and Bar, 365 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, 02130
Join Nika for summer fun and a dance-off to celebrate her birthday! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100196923502519/ 

*08/01/2019 Keith St.John Mayoral Campaign Kickoff*
Thursday, August 1, 6 – 9 PM
The Lost Shoe, 19 Weed St (off Rt 20), Marlborough, MA 01752
Please join Keith St. John for an evening of food, fun, and socializing as he kicks off his campaign for Mayor of Marlborough. Food and seltzer will be provided, and guests are encouraged to support the host business by purchasing beverages. Guests are strongly encouraged to RSVP through Eventbrite here to ensure there will be enough food for all: http://bit.ly/2Mfzoeb 

*08/01/2019 Roxbury Fundraiser for Dr. Cara Berg Powers for Worcester School Committee*
Thursday, August 1, 6 – 8:30 PM
Home in Roxbury
Fundraiser hosted by Malia Lazu for Dr. Cara Berg Powers, candidate for Worcester School Committee. Details and Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ydO7xU 

08/01/2019 Rugelach with Ruth Balser
Thursday, August 1, 7 – 9 PM
RSVP for Address
JALSA, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA), is hosting a summer crowdraising event.Representative Balser will join a discussion on immigrant justice and progressive issues. A ticket to this event is a donation of any amount, which will go to support JALSA’s efforts to stand up for immigrants. 
Your invitation for our Rugelach with Ruth Balser will be emailed to you once a donation has been made. 
T ickets and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rugelachwithruth 
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2319456431473381/ 

08/01/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 1, 7 – 9 PM
Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519
Business meeting, generally the first Thursday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. 

*08/01/2019 Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Thursday, August 1, 7 – 8 PM
Bridgewater Academy Building, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324
Please join the Bridgewater DTC for tneir monthly meeting. Agenda items include: Music Alley Event, Voter Registration Drive, and Refer-a-Dem Program. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2596655113720380/ 

08/01/2019 Newton Dems Exec Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 1, 7:30 – 9 PM
Women’s Club, 72 Columbus Street, Newton, MA 02459
Regular meeting of the Newton Dems executive committee whose members include Ward and City Committee officers. All are welcome. Open to the public. Details: https://newtondems.org/calendar/aug2019-meeting 

08/03/2019 John May Backyard Party with the Franklin Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, August 3, Noon – 4 PM
7 Copperfield Lane, Franklin
Please join hosts John and Laura May for a Backyard Party.  Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage and a side dish if they can, but it is not required! RSVP: johntmay55@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/franklindemocrats/ 

08/03/2019 Boston Fundraiser for Dr Cara Berg-Powers for Worcester School Committee
Saturday, August 3, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP for Address
Come support or get to know more about Worcester School Committee candidate Dr. Cara Berg Powers! 
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388526995110105/ 

08/04/2019 Chillin & Grillin Potluck with the Cape and Islands Democratic Committee
Sunday, August 4, 2 – 5 PM
Home in Harwich
Join the CIDC for a summer cookout. Special Guests TBA, Cost $25, Students Free (but please sign up). The CIDC asks that attendees please bring side, veggie or desert dish. Email Steve Leibowitz with dish & other questions at: StevenL57@gmail.com. RSVP and details:  
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cidcpotluck2019 

08/05/2019 MNW Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, August 5, 7 PM
Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St., Medway MA
The Middlesex Norfolk and Worcester Alliance meets the first Monday of every month.  

08/06/2019 Pasta Dinner for Mark Brazeau for Pittsfield School Committee
Tuesday, August 6, 6 – 8 PM
Italian-American Club, 203 Newell Street, Pittsfield
Tickets are $20 per person. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/408242879766685/ 

08/06/2019 New Bedford ALL City Dems Meeting
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 PM
GSM Labor Council, 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
6 PM doors open for coffee/meet n greet 
6:30 PM Meeting starts  
Contact: Lisa Lemieux, 774-328-0394. 

*08/06/2019 Wrentham Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 – 9 PM
Wrentham Senior Center, 400 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093
All voters (and soon to be voters) are welcome! Monthly meeting to help Democrats get elected. Those who are thinking about running for office as a Democrat, who want to meet Democrats running for office, or who are concerned about specific issues are encouraged to attend. Remaining 2019 meetings: 9/10, 10/9, 11/5, and 12/10 

*08/08/2019 Wellfleet DTC Breakfast Meeting*
Thursday, August 8, 10 – 11:30 AM
Preservation Hall, 335 Main St, Wellfleet
Agenda to follow. Details: https://wellfleetdems.wixsite.com/wellfleetdems 

08/08/2019 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 8, 6:30 – 8 PM
Logan Auditorium, Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree
Details: https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

08/09/2019 Annual Pints and Politics at the Beer Garden in Springfield
Friday, August 9, 5 – 8 PM
White Lion Brewing, 1477 Main St, Springfield
White Lion’s 1st Annual Pints and Politics provides an opportunity for local officials, candidates running for office, and their supporters to take a Friday evening break, unwind, and chat it up in a relaxed non-judgmental environment. This is a social event, not a political event. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137401859715073/ 

08/10/2019 Democratic State Committee Meeting
Saturday, August 10, 9 AM
Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027
09:00am Refreshments served. 
10:00am Meeting begins. 
All Democrats are welcome. Many Democrats and guests attend on a regular basis. It’s a great opportunity for local activists to observe the Democratic State Committee. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2214925381919210/ 

*08/10/2019 Brewster DTC Meeting*
Saturday, August 10, 10 AM
Brewster Police Station Community Meeting Room, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster
The Brewster Democrats meet monthly on the second Saturday at 10 am at the Brewster Police Station Community Meeting Room. Their meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Details: http://www.brewsterdems.org/meetings.html 

08/10/2019 Summer Social with Rep. Sabadosa
Saturday, August 10, Noon – 3 PM
Pulaski Park, 240 Main St, Northampton
Cool off with local watermelon, chat with the Rep about your thoughts on the 1st Hampshire District and Massachusetts, or just pop by to say hello. All are welcome! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/473349290101564/ 

08/10/2019 Marlborough Dems Annual Barbecue
Saturday, August 10, 12:30 – 4 PM
Villages at Crane Meadow Clubhouse, 7 Canterbury, Marlborough
Questions: MarlboroughDCC@gmail.com 

*08/10/2019 Mass Dems Affirmative Action Outreach Conference*
Saturday, August 10, 3 – 6 PM
Locklin Hall Room 233 at Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, 01109
The Mass Dems are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Affirmative Action Outreach Conference! The Party is excited to lay the groundwork ahead of the upcoming elections in 2019, 2020 and beyond. The MassDems encourages all DSC members, Town and Ward Chairs, AAOC Officers and interested Democrats to attend. This conference is a great opportunity to share and learn more about their engagement efforts in communities of color, develop mobilization skills and support community-building efforts.  
Please sign up and share this registration form: http://bit.ly/2SGMZMB 
Contact: Nigel Simon at 617-230-9243 or nigel@massdems.org 

08/11/2019 14th Annual Waltham Democratic City Committee Cookout & Picnic
Sunday, August 11, 1 – 4 PM
Prospect Hill Park, Lower Picnic Area, 322 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham
This event is free for members of the Waltham Democratic City Committee. The cost for guests is $5.00 each. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, and tonic. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. 
All Waltham area Democrats are welcome. All attendees must RSVP by August 8th, to watchcitydems@gmail.com
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2279456425703885/ 

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. 

*08/11/2019 Grill with Senator Will Brownsberger*
Sunday, August 11, 5 – 7 PM
75 Woodbine Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
Please join Senator Will Brownsberger and fellow Dems for a “Grill with Will” BBQ! No agenda, just good food, drink and fellowship. There will be traditional BBQ food with plenty of vegetarian/vegan options. Kids are welcome! Kindly RSVP by August 1. Contact: Linda Levin-Scherz at (617) 834-4682. Details: http://belmontdemocrats.org/event/grill-with-will/ 

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. 

*08/12/2019 Franklin Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, August 12, 7 – 8:30 PM
The Franklin TV and Radio Station, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin
The meeting lasts from 7 PM to 8:30 PM with networking from 8:30 PM to 9 PM. All are welcome. Remaining 2019 Meetings: 9/9, 10/14, and 11/11. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/722887531410982/ 

*08/13/2019 Quincy Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Tuesday, August 13, 6:15 – 8 PM
NAGE Office Building, 159 Burgin Pkwy, Quincy
The monthly meeting of the Quincy Democratic City Committee. All are welcome to attend! The NAGE Office Building is handicap accessible. For any additional accessibility questions or concerns, please send their page a direct Facebook message. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/455570171667150/ 

08/13/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, August 13, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street 
For more information contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188. 

08/13/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 7 PM
T.C. Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
All Medway Democrats welcome! Questions: Email@medwaydemocrats.org 

*08/14/2019 August Pembroke Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, August 14, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Center St, Pembroke, Massachusetts 02359
Join the Pembroke DTC for their August meeting! They meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month on the 2nd floor of Town Hall. All are welcome! Contact: pembrokedems@gmail.com 

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

08/15/2019 Worcester School Committee Candidates’ Forum
Thursday, August 15, 6 – 8 PM
Levi Lincoln chamber of City Hall, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
The City of Worcester Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (ACSW) is hosting a school committee candidates’ forum on Thursday August 15th, 2019. The forum will provide an opportunity for the community to get to know the candidates. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471615377004647/ 

*08/15/2019 Reception in Support of Senator Julian Cyr with Congresswoman Clark and Representative Peake*
Thursday, August 15, 6 – 8 PM
Truro Vineyards & South Hollow Spirits, 11 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA 02652
Join Senator Cyr at a reception hosted by the Roberts Family with special guest Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Representative Sarah Peake. Donate/details: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cyrtrurovineyards19 

08/15/2019 Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee Summer Social
Thursday, August 15, 7 – 11 PM
TJ Callahan’s Pub, 1475 Main Street, Tewksbury
Join the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee for their summer social. All state & local area Democrats, elected officials, and candidates are welcome to attend. Questions: tewksburydems@gmail.com 

08/17/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, August 17, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

08/18/2019 Third Middlesex Area Democrats Picnic Hosted by Carlisle DTC
Sunday, August 18, 1 – 4 PM
Home of Bob & Marcia Wallhagen, 64 Timothy Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741
Great food & drinks, Great friends, and a repeat performance of our great Jazz Band. We expect to have our State Senator Michael Barrett & State Rep Tami Gouveia in attendance, along with representatives from Presidential campaigns. It should be a Great Democratic Party! $10 per person (or more to support Democratic efforts going forward). Please RSVP to rwallhagen@aol.com or call 978-369-7802 to ensure adequate food.  

08/20/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, August 20, 7 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St. Westborough
Monthly meeting of Westborough Democratic Town Committee. Regular meeting date is the third Tuesday of every month. Contact katedonaghue@aol.com .  

*08/21/2019 Bolton Democratic Town Committee Friends and Beers Night*
Wednesday, August 21, 7 – 10 PM
Medusa Brewing Company, 111 Main St, Hudson, Massachusetts 01749
The Bolton DTC invites any and all like-minded folks for a Friends and Beers Night. The DTC will be providing light refreshments, and Medusa’s great beer and root beer is available to purchase. Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy by yourself, or to share! People of all ages (above 21) are welcome and feel free to bring a friend or two! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/648370958907973/ 

08/21/2019 Melrose Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St, Melrose, Massachusetts 02176
Agenda to follow. Remaining 2019 monthly meetings: 9/18, 10/1, 11/20, and 12/18. Contact: mail@MelroseDems.org Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 

08/22/2019 Michelle Wu’s Annual Block Party
Thursday, August 22, 5:30 – 8 PM
Augustus Avenue in Roslindale
Save the Date!  

*08/22/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Annual Summer BBQ*
Thursday, August 22, 5:30 – 8 PM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
This BBQ is a great opportunity to hear from candidates and elected officials, meet fellow Democrats, and catch up with friends in a casual cookout atmosphere. Kids welcome. Tickets $15 include hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings / side dishes. Vegetarian option available. Cash bar. Table of 10 seats is $150.  

Contact MDCC chair Adam Weldai, adamweldai@gmail.com, for more information. Purchase tickets online here: http://bit.ly/32QVM3t or at the door. Free parking. Two blocks from Malden Center MBTA station (orange line). 

08/24/2019 Neponset Valley Young Dems Cookout
Saturday, August 24, 4 – 7 PM
12 Mozart Dr, Walpole, MA 02081
Save the Date for a “Countdown to 2020 Cookout” hosted by the Neponset Valley Young Democrats, the Young Democrats of Massachusetts, and the Walpole Democratic Town Committee! 
Details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/335192517155635/ 

08/24/2019 August 2019 Northboro Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Saturday, August 24, 7 – 8:45 PM
Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St, Northborough
Join the Northboro DTC for their monthly meeting. 

08/24/2019 Beverly Democratic City Committee Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 24
Obear Park Livingstone Ave Beverly
SAVE THE DATE. 
Featuring Russ Treadwell’s ice cream. This is a free event. 

*08/25/2019 Groton Dems Meeting*
Sunday, August 25, 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 

*08/26/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting*
Monday, August 26, 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: 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16. 

*08/26/2019 Sterling Democratic Committee Presentation on the Plight of North Atlantic Right Whales*
Monday, August 26, 7 – 8 PM
The Butterick Building, Rm 205, 1 Park Street, Sterling, Ma. 01564
The presentation will explain the plight of the North Atlantic right whales and what Massachusetts residents/ voters can do to help. Alanna Kelly from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW) will be the guest speaker. This is open to the public and all are welcome. The North Atlantic right whale is the official marine mammal of Massachusetts and are one of the most endangered large whale species. Attendees and committee members will hear a resolution asking for their support for right whale conservation (The SAVE Act). Contact: Sterlingdems@gmail.com 

*08/27/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee*
Tuesday, August 27, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*08/28/2019 13th Annual Democrats of Distinction Awards Banquet – Springfield Democratic City Committee*
Wednesday, August 28, 6 – 9 PM
Springfield Lodge of the ELks # 61440, Tiffany St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01108
Please join the Springfield Democratic City Committee in honoring Springfield Democratic activists. Four city-wide awards will be given along with eight awards honoring individuals in each of the city’s wards for their achievements.  
Tickets are $50 and include access to the event, cocktail reception, and dinner. Purchase here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sdcc2019awards or by sending a check to the Springfield Democratic City Committee, C/O Treasurer Geoffrey F.X. O’Connell, at 2 Veterans Way, Springfield, MA 01108. For more information contact Vice Chairman Victor Davila at (413) 297-8614 or springfieldmassdems@gmail.com . Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/354194551927921/ 

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/ 

*08/31/2019 America, Interrupted, Gloucester Democrats Saturday Morning Discussion Group*
Saturday, August 31, 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/ 

09/07/2019 Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s Annual Breakfast
Saturday, September 7, 10 AM
Maria’s Family Restaurant, Galleria Banquet Room, 85 Essex Street, Haverhill
Join the Haverhill DTC for their Annual Breakfast. Candidates for local municipal offices will be attending, along with state and federal elected officials. 2019 Distinguished Democrats will be awarded and straw poll for municipal elections 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 Roz McKeon, Breakfast Chairperson at rbm521@comcast.net

*09/08/2019 17th Annual Jean and Paul “Red Sullivan Memorial Breakfast”*
Sunday, September 8, 10 AM – Noon 
V.F.W. Post-1046, 283 North Quincy Street, Brockton
Keynote Speaker: TBD. For more information and ticket sales please call Debra Garland, Brockton Democratic Chairperson, at 508-559-9670. Details: http://bit.ly/2yamFBp

*09/08/2019 32nd Annual Acton-Boxborough Democratic Picnic*
Sunday, September 8, 2 – 5 PM
Home of Abby and Dennis Reip, 205 Old Harvard Road, Boxborough
The Acton-Boxborough DTC asks that you help them support the Acton Boxborough Food Pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item to the picnic. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ellen Valade at ellenvalade@yahoo.com or Abby Reip at abbyreip@gmail.com. Details: http://bit.ly/2yb0Npc Please note the suggested $10 contribution per person or $20 per family. 

*09/08/2019 Annual Multi-Town DTC Event Sponsored by Shutesbury, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, Sunderland, and Wendell Town Committees*
Sunday, September 8, 3 – 5 PM
Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01072
Sponsored by Dem. Committees of Shutesbury, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, Sunderland, Wendell. Theme: Time To Act. Food, Music and tabling by action groups. Invited speakers include Congressman McGovern, State Senator Comerford, State Rep. Blais and others. Contact: P. Kim at Pen2noho@msn.com 

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 

*09/11/2019 Kingston Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, September 11, 7 PM
The Town House, 26 Evergreen Street, Kingston
Join the Kingston DTC for their September meeting. Contact: KingstonDemocrats@gmail.com 

*09/12/2019 Sudbury Democratic Town Commitee Meeting*
Thursday, September 12, 7 PM
Sudbury Grange Hall in Sudbury Center, 327 Concord Road
Join the Sudbury DTC at the Grange Hall at the intersection of Concord Road and Route 27, right next to Town Hall.  Attendees should park in the Town Hall lot. The meeting is on the second floor, accessible by both stairs and elevator. Details: http://sudburydemocrats.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.  

*09/18/2019 Billerica Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Wednesday, September 18, 7:15 PM
Room 110, Billerica Town Hall
Remaining 2019 meetings: 10/22 and 12/10. Contact: billericademocrats@gmail.com 

*09/19/2019 Waltham Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, September 19, 7 – 9 PM
Clark Government Center Auditorium, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Join the WDCC for their monthly meeting and get involved! Remaining 2019 meetings: 10/17, 11/21, and 12/19. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.com 

*09/19/2019 Falmouth Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Thursday, September 19, 7 – 9 PM
The Hermann Room, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540
Nate Mayo, Manager Development and Policy at Vineyard Wind will be speaking on wind green energy. Details: http://falmouthdemocratictowncommittee.org/?page_id=14 

*09/28/2019 Ipswich Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting*
Saturday, September 28, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Ipswich Public Library, 25 N Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938
Agenda to follow. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/353503618880786/ 

*09/28/2019 Danvers Democratic Town Committee Oktoberfest*
Saturday, September 28, 6 – 10 PM
The Polish Club, 12 Cheever St., Danvers
Come join the Danvers DTC for a festive evening with an international buffet and a theme of Celebrating  Women in Politics to raise funds for their scholarship and activities. Statewide and local officials and candidates. Tickets are $30, payable to DDTC.  White will be the color of the evening as they are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women  being given the right to vote. For more information contact Marilyn Hazel at hazel_marilyn@yahoo.com or (978) 590-1473. Tickets available at the door. 

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 for WDCC’s only fundraising event of the year, honoring the Westfield WDCC Member of the Year and Westfield Democrat of the Year. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/414722162457659/ for updates. 

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. 

Submitting Events
Please send us your Democratic events. We want to publicize what you are doing. We usually go to press on Friday PM, so make sure you send your info no later than Thursday evening to get into that week’s issue. 
1) Use subject line “For the Dispatch” 
2) Put your event information in text format in the body of the email. Please include start time, end time (if any), location (with street address for GPS), event description (it’s good to mention food/drink/donations/RSVP), and a link to more info. 
3) Send to events@massdems.org 

Ideas for Committees – Preview of Reorganization Timeline – Advice
08/01/19 Last day for city and ward committees to notify the Secretary of Commonwealth of the number of members to be elected to each ward and town committee. 
08/06/19 Nomination papers available at the Election Division in the Office of the Secretary of the Common wealth and some city and town clerks’ offices for ward, town and state committee. 
11/08/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to submit ward, town or state committee nomination papers to Registars of Voters for certification of signatures. 
11/15/19 Last day and hour (5PM) for Registrars of Voters to complete certification of signatures on nomination papers for ward, town and state committees. 
11/19/19 Last day and hour (5PM) to file ward, town and state committee nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
OVERVIEW AND NOTES 
Every four years Democratic Town and Ward Committees need to reorganize. 
Check the calendar above and think about either scheduling meetings that allow you to take the actions listed above or if your current meeting schedule allows you to accomplish what needs to be done. 
In brief the process starts with each committee choosing the potential number of members to be elected on the ballot. Generally I encourage committees to “Fill Every Seat. Legally, each committee can set the number between 3 and 35. I mention this now to encourage people to think about this issue now so that you can have a vote in time to get the information to the SOC on or before 08/01. 
Between 8/6 and 11/9 nomination papers need to be circulated and signed. It’s prudent to have a meeting during this time as well as a plan to connect with people who might not attend a meeting. 
Finally, it’s good to schedule time to get the papers into the SOC.