July 12, 2019/Weekly Column

Today from the MassDems! Many New Events

Greetings from Patrick (& Kate)
Dear Democrats, 

I am honored and thrilled to be collaborating with Kate on Donaghue’s Democratic Dispatch! This Dispatch was only made possible by the one and only Kate Donaghue, who has devoted 20 years to perfecting this remarkable organizing tool. We cannot thank her enough for her service to this Party, and for all of her guidance during this Dispatch’s new chapter—thank you, Kate! 

Our goal is to continue this Democratic Dispatch at the same intensity and grit as Kate has done. We will continue to keep Massachusetts Democrats involved and engaged in the political events throughout the state. Our grassroots work today will prepare us for the elections in 2019, 2020 and beyond. 

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 it in our Friday email. 

We look forward to working with all of you! 

Sincerely, 

Patrick Coyne 
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Democratic Party 

Ideas for Committees – Ward and Town Committee Deadline Approaching!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION THE ELECTIONS DIVISION: 
The deadline to designate the number of ward and town committee members elected at the 2020 Presidential Primary is fast approaching. Unless your currently organized ward or town committee votes to change the number of members to be elected and notifies the Secretary of the Commonwealth by August 1, 2019, the committee will be allowed to elect the same number of members as it did at the 2016 Presidential Primaries. The maximum number of members that can be elected is 35 and the minimum is 3. If you are keeping the number of members to be elected the same, you do not need to take any further action. 
On the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website there is a brochure with additional information and a form that your committee may use to change the number to be elected on March 3, 2020. 
Here’s the link: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elewtc/wtcidx.htm 
Any changes must be received by the Elections Division by 5:00 pm on August 1st 

July 12 – Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps TODAY! FRIDAY!
On July 12th, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps ( https://www.lightsforliberty.org ), will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Communities through the Commonwealth have been signing on. Check for an event near you! 

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 
Weekly joke – click here to read 
If links do not work scroll down to below event listing. 

Event details:

*07/12/2019 Lights for Liberty with Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and Congressman Joe Kennedy III*
Friday, July 12, 4 – 5 PM
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre
Join the Newton Democrats on the steps of Newton City Hall to hold a candle and share a moment of silence at 4:00 pm sharp. 
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will speak at 4:00 pm followed by Congressman Joe Kennedy III, who has visited several detention centers and seen the injustices first hand. 
Details: https://bit.ly/2Jw47C1 

07/12/2019 Boston Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps
Friday, July 12, 7 PM
20 Bradston St, Boston
On July 12th, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps ( https://www.lightsforliberty.org ), will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. 
If you live in the Boston area, join us outside the ICE Detention Center (on the campus of the Suffolk County House of Corrections, 20 Bradston Street, Boston) – or even in front of your own home – to hold a candle and share a moment of silence. Details and RSVP: http://bit.ly/2ZVFgNs 

07/13/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, July 13, 9 AM
New Horizons, 370 Hemenway Street, Marlborough, MA
The meeting will be held in the dining area. 

07/13/2019 Action for Immigrant Lives
Saturday, July 13, 11 AM – 3 PM
The Cathedral Church of St Paul, 138 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
A day of learning, listening and action. Learn about national and local issues facing immigrant communities, including the Safe Communities Act, Temporary Protected Status, “Driver’s License Bills,” and more. Discover how to contact your legislators, host phone-banking parties, and hold community events in your town. 
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/629530030883431/ 

07/13/2019 Wayland Dems Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 13, 1 – 4 PM
Home of Judy Ling & Steve Klitgord, 274 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Please park on the slope, facing the road. 
Food, drink, and special guests. Rain date TBD. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com

07/13/2019 YDMA AAPI Caucus Election and July meeting
Saturday, July 13, 2 – 3 PM
Boston MA
Join the Young Democrats for for our July AAPI caucus meeting. Agenda items include future plans for the caucus, elect a new caucus chair, and socialize.  
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2228245640600050/ 

07/13/2019 MetroWest Young Democrats July Meet Up
Saturday, July 13, 2 – 4 PM
B Sisters Cafe, 680 Worcester Rd, Framingham
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/447933752664596/ 

07/14/2019 Southampton Democratic Town Committee 3rd Annual Friends and Family Picnic
Sunday, July 14, 1 – 4 PM
Conant Park, East Street, Southampton (behind Edwards Library)
Suggested donations – $15.00 per person/$25.00 per family (under 12 free). Suggested sponsor amount is $50. Advance tickets available or tickets can be purchased at the door. Make checks payable to Southampton DTC. Mail to PO Box 53, Southampton, MA 01073 
RSVP by July 12, 2019 at Southamptonmadems@gmail.com, with a SDTC member, or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/369982620311803/ 
Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salmon burgers, salads and desserts will be served.There will be a variety of games and the chance to chat with a Local/State Official. 

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

07/14/2019 Michelle Wu’s Roslindale Backyard Party
Sunday, July 14, 3 – 5 PM
Roslindale
Please join our hosts Laura Gang and Steve, Emily and Louisa Gag for a Backyard Party with City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu. Performing live, the funk, blues & soul band “Mythical Beasts” led by singer/songwriter and Rozzie resident Zoe Knight. 
RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/roslindalebackyardparty19 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/380957635859320/ 
To join the Host Committee, email Anthony: anthony@michelleforboston.com Questions: sharon@michelleforboston.com 

07/15/2019 Western Mass Young Dems Monthly Meeting 
Monday, July 15, 6 – 7 PM
Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton
This meeting will be located inside the Watson room (Region 2). They will also be continuing to fill some of the open leadership positions within the chapter. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528443280627465/ 

*07/15/2019 Campaign Kick-off for Gloria Pascual – Candidate for Framingham City Councilor At-Large*
Monday, July 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Bella Costa Ristorante147 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA
You are invited to join Gloria for her campaign kickoff. They are offering a selection of appetizers as well as presentations by various speakers and the candidate herself. Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2Sa4G71 

07/15/2019 Central Mass Young Dems Elections/Social Hour
Monday, July 15, 7 – 9 PM
Nick’s Bar & Restaurant 124 Millbury St, Worcester, MA 01610
The Central Mass Young Dems will be holding elections for several Board positions. If you’re a Democrat under 36 and located in Central Massachusetts, come join, elect, and meet the next CMYD Board! 
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723777597754414/ 

07/16/2019 Ranked Choice Voting Lobby Day
Tuesday, July 16, 11 AM – 2 PM
MA Statehouse Great Hall of Flags, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133
Join us as we gather with other electoral reform advocates and meet at the State House with legislators and representatives from across the state, urging them to support ranked choice voting. Hear from our expert speakers, then meet with your own representatives and tell them that you want RCV in MA! Ranked choice voting is part of the Mass Dems platform. Learn about it here:  
https://www.voterchoicema.org/about_rcv 
RSVP: https://www.voterchoicema.org/rcv_lobby_day_july16 
Contact Monica Burke (monica.burke@voterchoicema.org, 978-930-0430) for more info  

*07/16/2019 Boston Ward 4 Dems July Meeting*
Tuesday, July 16, 6 – 8 PM
South End Branch of Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St, Boston, 02118
The Boston Ward 4 Dems will be voting on their City Council endorsements and discussing ways to be active in the upcoming election and beyond. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/508761656532190/ 

07/16/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, July 16, 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 .  

*07/16/2019 Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee July Meeting*
Tuesday, July 16, 7 PM
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St, Boston
The agenda includes an endorsement vote for Boston City Councilor-At-Large candidates; elections for vacancies in the Ward 5 positions of First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, and one open position on the Executive Committee; and discussion of creating a Ward 5 campaigns committee to organize and manage campaign work. All members of the public are welcome. Questions: ward5boston@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/348303839398914/ 

07/17/2019 Melrose Dems: Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church 70 W Emerson St, Melrose, MA 02176
Meeting agenda to follow. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 

07/18/2019 July Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 PM
HCAM Television, 77 Main St, Hopkinton
Newcomers are welcome, it’s time to plan for next year! Details:  
https://www.facebook.com/events/1985774578195251/ 

07/19/2019 Springfield Ward 8 Fundraiser DCC
Friday, July 19, 6 PM
117 Main St. Indian Orchard 
Annual fundraiser to send Springfield Ward 8 delegates to Convention. Good food, good friends and good times. Please come out! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2294927723929684/ 

07/20/2019 Annual Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee BBQ – NEW DATE
Saturday, July 20, 1 – 4 PM
133 Center street, Yarmouth Port
Good food, great conversation and wonderful friends. 
Suggested donation $20/person. 
RECP velore20@gmail.com or call Bob at 508-362-1696. 

*07/21/2019 Ashland, Holliston and Hopkinton Dems Summer Social*
Sunday, July 21, 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Private Home in Ashland
Join neighbors, State officials, and fellow Democrats at the Ashland, Holliston, and Hopkinton summer barbecue. There will be soft drinks, burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, salads and desserts. Please consider bringing donations for the “A Place to Turn” food pantry serving Metrowest. RSVP at ashlanddems@gmail.com to receive the address of the gathering. If you have questions about the event, please contact Makeda Keegan at (617) 564-0543. 

*07/21/2019 Medway Democratic Town Committee Summer BBQ*
Sunday, July 21, 4 – 7 PM
Medway
RSVP for details and address: email@medwaydemocrats.org 

07/21/2019 Acton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, July 21, 6 – 7:30 PM
Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Road, Acton
The Agenda and Minutes will go out a week before the meeting.  They will be discussing current issues, the AB Picnic on September 8th in Boxborough, and the Democratic Issues Convention September 14th in Springfield.  Contact: ellenvalade@yahoo.com Details: http://www.actondems.org/events/2018/3/18/acton-democratic-town-committee-zyp6k 

*07/23/2019 Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Melissa Mazzeo For Mayor of Springfield*
Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Italian-American Club, 203 Newell Street, Pittsfield
Come meet and chat with City Councilor Melissa Mazzeo to hear about her views and support her in her campaign for Mayor. Tickets are $20 per person. Children 10 & Under are Free *payment made at door*. RSVP by calling: (413) 441-0893 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/475202843234864/ 

07/23/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, July 23, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

*07/24/2019 Summer Countdown Kick-off for Anne Beauregard for Brockton Councilor-at-Large*
Wednesday, July 24, 5:30 – 8 PM
Brack’s Grille & Tap, 1280 Belmont St, Brockton, 02301
Join friends and supporters as the Anne Beauregard Campaign starts the countdown to Sept. 17 and Preliminary Election Day. Suggested contribution: $20.19 ($25+ gets you a collectible Anne Beauregard “@”campaign button.)  
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2341371646190042/ 

07/24/2019 Western Mass Young Dems Meeting 
Wednesday, July 24, 6 – 7 PM
Springfield Central Library, 220 State St, Springfield
Join the WMYD, in region 1, for their monthly meeting to discuss initiatives in Western Mass.They will also be continuing to fill some of the open leadership positions within the chapter. For more info contact western_mass@ydma.org.Detailshttps://www.facebook.com/events/472779839949089/ 

*07/24/2019 Women for Jimmy Pereira for Brockton Mayor*
Wednesday, July 24, 6 – 8:30 PM
Tamboo Bistro, 252 Main St, Brockton, 02301
Join the Jimmy Pereira Campaign for the Women for Jimmy event, a night honoring and celebrating the women that have paved the way for all of us! Appetizers will be served with a cash bar available. 
To join the host committee, email: kevin@jimmyforbrockton.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/437179537115616/ 

*07/24/2019 Bay State Stonewall Democrats Board Meeting*
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 – 9 PM
Newton City Hall and War Memorial, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre
Join the BSSDs for their board meeting. Details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2835679436456453/ 

07/24/2019 Annual Brookline Democratic Town Committee Chinese Buffet Fundraiser
Wednesday, July 24, 7 – 9 PM
Sichuan Gourmet Restaurant, 1006 Beacon Street, Brookline
The theme of the fundraiser is Mobilizing America’s Youth: What We Need to Know about Young People and Voting (and what this means for the future of our country). Dinner will take place first, followed by guest speaker Hon. Alan Solomont, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) to Spain, at 7:45 PM. 
RSVP and tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2019fund Details: https://www.brooklinedems.org/events/2019/7/24/the-bdtc-annual-fundraiserQuestions or to pay by check: bdtc@brooklinedems.org 

*07/24/2019 Maynard Democratic Town Committee July Meeting*
Wednesday, July 24, 7 PM
Maynard Public Library, Roosevelt Room, 77 Nason St, Maynard
Join the Maynard DTC for their monthly meeting. They will discuss the upcoming Maynard Fest as well as other agenda items. All Maynard Democrats are welcome. Contact: maynarddtc@gmail.com .  

07/25/2019 GBYD #YoungDemsRead Book Club: The Fifth Risk
Thursday, July 25, 6 – 8 PM
Downeast Cider House, 256 Marginal Street #32, Boston
Join #YoungDemsRead in reading “The Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis in July. Meet new friends in Boston and discuss this spellbinding piece. They will also be hosting a book exchange. If you’d like to participate, bring a book you are willing to part with and you will leave with another book in return to enjoy! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/379858865993821/ 

*07/25/2019 Heather May for Watlham Council Campaign Kick Off*
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Pizzi Farm, 549 Lincoln St, Waltham, 02451
Join Heather May as she Kicks Off her campaign for City Councilor of Ward 2! This is a chance to chat with the candidate, enjoy some food and music, and get to know her hopes for Waltham and Ward 2! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/310690542981165/ 

*07/25/2019 Beach, Cocktails, and Conversation in Support of Representative Kearney*
Thursday, July 25, 7 – 9 PM
RSVP for Address
Join Representative Kearney for his summer fundraiser. Donations Accepted Online or at the Door. Suggested Donations: $25/$50/$100/$250/$500. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/504812033394297/ 

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 

07/28/2019 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 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
To be determined
The July meeting of the Somerville Democratic City Committee will include a candidate forum. They have invited all of the 8 candidates for City Councillor At-Large. More details on this to come, but please save the date.  

*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 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/ 

*08/03/2019 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. 

08/08/2019 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 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 

*08/11/2019 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. 

08/12/2019 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. 

08/13/2019 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 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/ 

08/17/2019 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 .  

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

*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. 

08/28/2019 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 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.