October 11, 2019/Weekly Column

Upcoming Democratic Debate! Nomination Papers, Elections & More!

Greetings from Patrick (& Kate)

Dear Democrats, 

From annual fundraisers to candidate forums, the next two weeks are full of exciting events you won’t want to miss! Be sure to tune into the CNN/New York Times fourth Democratic Presidential Debate on Tuesday at 8:00pm, and check to see if there are debate watch parties near you! If there’s not one near you, host one on your own! These watch parties are a great way to meet other Democrats in your community! 

As many of you know, DTCs will often use their October meetings to collect signatures for committee nomination papers. As a reminder, you can pick up town and ward committee nomination papers from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division, Room 1705, One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108. They are also available at many local election official’s offices and the MassDems office at 11 Beacon St., Suite 410, Boston, MA 02108. 

The deadline to submit nomination papers to your local board of registrars or election commissioners is Friday, November 8th, 2019. Once approved by local officials, you must then file them with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. Looking for more information about the DTC nomination paper process? The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website has a 2020 elections brochure (http://bit.ly/2020TWBrochure) and nomination paper check-list (http://bit.ly/2020TWCheckList) that you can check out! If you have any further questions or concerns about this process, you can call the MassDems office at (617) 939-0800 or email the MassDems Political Director, Nigel Simon, at nigel@massdems.org

Have a great weekend! 

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. 

November 5th: 2019 Municipal Elections!
November 5th, 2019 is election day for many municipalities across the Commonwealth! Be sure to make it to the polls if your city/town has an election, and spread the word to your family and friends! And keep in mind that polling locations run on different schedules depending on municipality. Check here to see all cities/towns holding elections and the hours that polls are open for each: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemuniele/munieleidx.htm If you have questions about voting, contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections and Voting Division at this toll free number: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683). You can also email the at elections@sec.state.ma.us If you have further questions, contact the MassDems office at 617-939-0800 or at contact@massdems.org

Ideas for Committees–Presidential Debate Watch Parties!
The next Democratic debate will be held on October 15th in Westerville, Ohio and will be hosted by CNN and the New York Times. Consider hosting a debate watch party for your DTC members and other interested Democrats! Debate watches are great (and fun!) way to build connections in your DTC and draw in new members. You can also reach out to other DTCs in your area and hold a larger, joint event. If your town or ward committee is hosting a debate watch, be sure to email the details to events@massdems.org so we can list it in the dispatch next week!

 

Event details:

*10/12/2019 Quincy Weekend of Action: Voter Registration!*
Saturday, October 12, 8 AM
Quincy
Join the Quincy Democratic City Committee for a weekend of action! Sign up online to get more information about the sessions in each ward: http://bit.ly/QDCCAction Each ward will be holding their own Check the Box canvassing session. You are welcome to attend any (or all) of the different canvassing sessions across Quincy! Contact: alicia.gardner6@gmail.com 

10/12/2019 Marlborough Democratic City Committee Meeting
Saturday, October 12, 9 AM
New Horizons 400 Hemenway Street Wayside Conference Room Marlborough, MA

10/13/2019 Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI) 10th Year Celebration: Women on Fire
Sunday, October 13, 2 – 4:30 PM
Hei La Moon, 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Please join the AAWPI for a 10th year celebration: Women on Fire featuring Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), civil rights attorney and former California Board of Supervisors Jane Kim and Chinese Progressive Association – CPA Boston Executive Director Karen Chen. AAWPI will be honoring State Representative Tram T Nguyen and Chair of House Ways and Means, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz as their Legislative Champions and Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center – BCNC as our Community Champion. This is a ticketed, seated event. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-year-celebration-women-on-fire-tickets-72072592063 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/669854023534879/ 
10/15/2019 Campaign Fundraiser for Anthony Gulluni for Hampden County District Attorney
Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Red Rose Pizzeria, 1060 Main St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
Join Paul L. Mancinone, Daniel Keenan and Stefan & Bo Sjoberg as they host a campaign fundraiser for District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. Suggested donations: $100, $250, $500. Please make checks payable to “The Committee to Elect Anthony Gulluni” Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2382129765387732/ 

10/15/2019 Courtney Perdios for Quincy School Committee 40th Birthday/Campaign Fundraiser Bash
Tuesday, October 15, 6 – 8 PM
Fox & Hound Wood Grill and Tavern, 123 Sea St, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Join the campaign for their LAST fundraiser before the election, and come celebrate Courtney’s 40th birthday at the same time! Appetizers, cake, and cash bar. $25/adult, $10/child suggested donation. If you can’t come, but want to donate online, use this link: https://politics.raisethemoney.com/committee-to-elect-courtney-perdios Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484775168769075/ 

10/15/2019 Campaign Election Party for Paul Brodeur for Mayor of Melrose
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1506, 428 Main St, Melrose, MA
Join Team Brodeur as they celebrate their recent victory after topping the ticket in the preliminary election for Mayor of Melrose! Suggested contribution of $25. All are welcome. Donate online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/vfwmelrose19 RSVP: kate@mlmstrategiesllc.com 

10/15/2019 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
Contact: Tom McGrath at tjdem@charter.net 

10/15/2019 Westborough Dems Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 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 . 

10/15/2019 Medway Democratic Town Commitee Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 7 PM
T.C. Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway, MA 02053
At this meeting, the Medway DTC will elect their new chair, complete nomination paper for committee, Elect Alliance Rep, and discuss upcoming events. If you are interested in running for the chair or to be on the committee, but cannot attend the meeting, email email@medwaydemocrates.org. Contact: meetingmail@medwaydemocrates.org 

10/15/2019 Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, West Newbury Dem Committees Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 15, 7 – 10 PM
Danner Barn, 163 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922
“Drinks & Desserts” Debate Watch Party and Fundraiser, sponsored by the “House 2nd Essex” Democratic Town Committees.  Requested donation of $20 per person.  Beer/wine/soda plus assorted desserts are included.  Proceeds will be divided equally among the six host DTCs.  For more information, see www.BoxfordDems.org or contact Ken Thompson, chair@BoxfordDems.org or 978-502-2078.  Pay at the door, or in advance at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2ndessexdebates 

10/15/2019 Ward 1 Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters
Tuesday, October 15, 7 – 8:30 PM
Salem Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Meet both candidates (Robert McCarthy and James Willis) and hear their views! Attendees can submit questions the night of the forum or in advance by email (lwvsalem@gmail.com) or by using the Google Form in the Discussion section of the event on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2089126038060597/ For more details on questions, refer to the Facebook event listing as well. 

10/15/2019 Peabody Democratic City Committee October Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 7 PM
Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center, Central St., Peabody, Massachusetts 01960
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/489200251661835/ 

10/15/2019 Wellesley DTC Debate Watch Party
Tuesday, October 15, 7 PM
RSVP for Address
Join the Wellesley DTC for food, drinks, and good company. 7pm: Postcards and social hour 8pm: Debate Watch. RSVP: ellen.burns@verizon.net 

10/15/2019 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting/Debate Watch
Tuesday, October 15, 7 PM
Function Room, Common Ground Arlington, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474
All interested Democrats are cordially invited. For more information, visit https://arlingtondems.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/adtcma or call Chair Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339. 

*10/15/2019 October Debate Watch Party host by the Berkshire Democratic Brigades*
Tuesday, October 15, 8 PM
Patrick’s Pub, 26 Bank Row, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
Join the Berkshire Democratic Brigades on Tuesday night for the fourth official Democratic debate at Patrick’s Pub. Friends don’t let friends watch the debate alone! No cover, cash bar. please share with others. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/540541910028263/ 

*10/15/2019 Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Debate Watch Party*
Tuesday, October 15, 8 PM
Home in Hopkinton
Public event by Hopkinton Democrats. Join local friends & neighbors to watch the debates. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1222508014611782/ Contact: chair@hopkintondemocrats.org 

10/16/2019 Reception for Register of Deeds, Mary Olberding with Senate President Karen Spilka and Jay Gonzalez 
Wednesday, October 16, 5 – 6:30 PM
The Law Office of Hinckley Allen, 28 State Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Please join Senate President Karen Spilka and Jay Gonzalez for a Reception in honor of Mary Olberding. Contributions: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mospilkahinckley19 RSVP: kate@mlmstrategiesllc.com 

10/16/2019 Belmont DTC October Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 PM
Belmont Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Select Board Room, 455 Concord Ave. Belmont, MA
Refreshments at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7:00pm. Guest Speaker Rev. Vernon K. Walker from CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather). More info on CREW: https://www.climatecrew.org/ Contact: http://belmontdemocrats.org/contact/ 

10/16/2019 Brookfield Democratic Town Committee “All in for 2020” party
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
17 River St., Brookfield MA
“It’s time to stand up for democracy and decency in 2020. Are you all in?” The Brookfield Democratic Town Committee is welcoming new members, and they invite you to join them. Come meet fellow Democrats, and find out how to make a difference in 2020. Local brews, wine, snacks and sweets. RSVP to Brookfield.DTC@gmail.com or text Danielle at 774-200-6186. 

10/16/2019 Lynn Ward Councilors Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 16, 7 – 9 PM
First Lutheran Church of Lynn, 280 Broadway, Lynn
The Lynn Community Association, Inc. is once again holding forums for candidates for Lynn elections. They are co-organizing this event with the First Lutheran Church – Lynn, MA as part of their community outreach and education. Aside from the Islamic Society of the North Shore, this forum is made possible through the help of Lynn Community Television, their official media partner, and Christopher’s Cafe & Catering for providing some snacks. Please RSVP here as they have limited seats: https://www.facebook.com/events/1112056988984312/ 
10/16/2019 Wakefield Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 7 PM
Brightview Senior Living, 21 Crescent Street, Wakefield 
Contact: info@wakefielddems.org 

10/16/2019 Melrose Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 – 9 PM
Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 W Emerson St, Melrose, Massachusetts 02176
Agenda to follow. Remaining 2019 monthly meetings: 11/20, and 12/18. Contact: mail@MelroseDems.org Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/299273274056005/ 

10/16/2019 Mansfield Monthly Democratic Town Committee
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 – 9 PM
IBEW Union Hall, 900 South Main Street, Mansfield
Guest Speaker Michael Lake, representing the Campaign of Former Vice-President Joe Biden. For more information please visit their Facebook page or website: https://www.mansfielddems.org Contact: mansfieldmadems.gmail.com or Chair Deb Knight Snyder at 508-261-7189 

10/17/2019 Next Generation with Dan Rizzo for Revere Mayor
Thursday, October 17, 6 PM
Joseph L. Mottolo VFW Post 4524, 61 Lucia Ave, Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Join to talk about what is next for Revere. Pizza and beverages will be served. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/390538401638815/ 

*10/17/2019 Reception Honoring District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.*
Thursday, October 17, 6 – 8 PM
Wachusestt Country Club, 187 Prospect St., West Boylston, MA
Suggested donation: $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000. RSVP: kellie@kcstrategies.net Please make checks payable to “The Committee to Elect Joseph D. Early, Jr.” or donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/DAJoeEarly 

*10/17/2019 Cambridge City Council Candidates Forum*
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 – 9 PM
University Hall, Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave in Porter Sq.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Sponsored by Porter Square Neighborhood Association and Agassiz Neighborhood Council. Moderated by DSC member Alice Wolf. 

10/17/2019 Waltham Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 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: 11/21 and 12/19. Contact: watchcitydems@gmail.com Details: https://watchcitydems.com/events/ 

10/17/2019 Newton Ward 6 Councilor Debate
Thursday, October 17, 7 PM
Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus St, Newton Highlands 02461
Councilors at-large candidates Vicki Danberg, Greg Schwartz  and Alicia Bowman will debate first, followed by Ward 3 councilor candidates Brenda Noel and Lisa Gordan. Contact: contact@newtondems.org 

10/17/2019 Franklin 2050: The Climate Crisis – Hosted by the Franklin DTC
Thursday, October 17, 7 – 9 PM
Elks Lodge, 1077 Pond Street, Franklin, MA. 02038.
Join the Franklin DTC for a free educational community-wide forum on the Climate Crisis and what you can do in Franklin. Speakers: Carolyn Barthel, Coordinator and Steering Team, 350 Massachusetts For A Better Future; Marjorie Decker, State Representative, 25th Middlesex District; Ted McIntyre, PhD, Board Member, Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN). Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-2050-the-climate-crisis-tickets-65325208457 

10/17/2019 Carlisle DTC Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 7 PM
Gleason Library, 22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741
Contact: nancycdtc@rosepath.com 

10/17/2019 Wellesley Democratic Town Committee October Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley
There will be a social hour starting at 7pm and then at 7:30pm the meeting will take place. At 8pm guest speaker Ismar Volić, Professor of Mathematics at Wellesley College, will talk about how political innumeracy is detrimental to democracy, and will include examples from voting theory, gerrymandering, cryptography, fairness and apportionment theory. Contact: chair@wellesleydems.org 

10/17/2019 Salem City Council Ward 4 Candidate Forum
Thursday, October 17, 7 – 8:30 PM
Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, Salem, Massachusetts
Hosted by the League of Women Voters-Salem. Join them in the Witchcraft Heights cafetorium for the Ward 4 forum with candidates Tim Flynn and Michael Cusick. See the Discussion on the Facebook event for how to submit questions for the candidates: https://www.facebook.com/events/386090858677829/ 

*10/17/2019 Gloucester Democratic City Committee*
Thursday, October 17, 7 PM
The Gloucester House Restaurant; 63 Rogers St.
All Democrats and friends are welcome. Admission is free. Come at 7:00 pm for informal conversation, free refreshments and cash bar. The business meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Some of Municipal Candidates will speak and nomination papers for Ward Committees will be available.Contact: secretary@gloucesterdemocrats.org 

*10/18/2019 Wayland Dems Monthly Breakfast*
Friday, October 18, 7 – 9 AM
Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe, 310 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
Drop in any time between 7 – 9AM for coffee, breakfast, and informal conversation with local Democrats. Find them in the side room at Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe. Contact: waylanddems@gmail.com 

*10/18/2019 Middleboro Democratic Town Committee Annual Italian Night*
Friday, October 18, 6 – 10 PM
Middleboro Elks, 24 High Street, Middleboro
Tickets are $20 a person or $30 a family. The night will be filled with fantastic home made food, great conversation and the chance to hear and talk with Democratic Candidates.  All proceeds will be put toward efforts for the 2020 Elections!  Help turn the South Shore BLUE! Any questions contact the Chair, Rich Young at 508-944-5933 or email rjy@Comcast.net 

10/19/2019 Grafton Democratic Town Committee Coffee Hour
Saturday, October 19, 9 – 10 AM
Pub 122, 215 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 01536
Informal coffee hour, generally the third Saturday of the month. Contact democratsofgraftonma@gmail.com for more info. 

*10/19/2019 Woburn Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, October 19, 9 AM
American Legion, 194 Lexington Street, Woburn
They will nominate and vote for City Chair; nominations taken on the floor, vote by current membership. This also will be the last call to sign up for Ward Committees before they appear on March 2020 Presidential Ballot. Local municipal candidates were also invited to attend and give a 2 minute campaign speech – candidates or representatives can contact WoburnDems@gmail.com to be included in the speaking program.  2020 Presidential and Senate campaigns will be offered tables to share information for the purposes of recruiting volunteers (volunteers are welcome to staff tables). Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served. Questions: WoburnDems@gmail.com 

*10/19/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, October 19, 10 AM
Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden 02148
Please note different location for this month’s meeting!  For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

10/19/2019 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee
Saturday, October 19, 1 PM
Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd.
Robert Isadore, Chairman velore20@gmail.com 

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. 

10/20/2019 Brookline Dems Garden Party
Sunday, October 20, 3 – 5 PM
37 Hyslop Road, Brookline
The Brookline Democratic Town Committee’s most sizzling social event of the year! Come hear from Brookline’s Democratic elected officials and candidates at the Home of State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg! Tickets are only $10.00 each (additional contributions always welcome!). For more info and to RSVP go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gardenparty2019 or send an e-mail to BDTC@BrooklineDems.org to let them know you want to attend! 

10/20/2019 Silent Auction to benefit the Ipswich Democratic Town Committee
Sunday, October 20, 4 – 7 PM
True North Ale, 116 County Road, Ipswich
Silent Auction, Games, Music. Proceeds to benefit Ipswich Town Democratic Committee 2020. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/451718142095072/ 

*10/20/2019 Boston District 5 Councilor Candidate Ricardo Arroyo’s Birthday Celebration*
Sunday, October 20, 6 PM
The Square Root, 2 Corinth Avenue. Roslindale
General Admission: $32; Friend: $100; Sponsorship opportunities also available. Contact: ctericardoarroyo@gmail.com http://votearroyo.com/ 

*10/20/2019 Saugus Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Sunday, October 20, 7 PM
Saugus Police/Fire Station, 27 Hamilton Avenue, Saugus
Contact: lincoln66in56@verizon.net 

*10/21/2019 Wayland DTC Meeting*
Monday, October 21, 6:30 PM
110 Grill, 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
Social hour at 6:30PM, business meeting at 7PM. All welcome! Please RSVP: waylanddems@gmail.com

10/21/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Meeting
Monday, October 21, 7 PM
Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA 01905
All are welcome. For further information, please contact Agnes Ricko, Chair at 781-599-9347 or alfredricko@comcast.net

10/21/2019 Lowell DCC Meeting
Monday, October 21, 7 PM
East End Club at 15 West Fourth Street
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net 

*10/21/2019 Sandwich Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, October 21, 7 PM
Sandwich Council on Aging, 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd, East Sandwich
They will collect member’s signatures for 2020 nomination papers. All are welcome. Contact: matthewcubetus@gmail.com 

10/22/2019 Salem Democratic City Committee
Tuesday, October 22, 7 PM
Community Room, 135 Lafayette Street, Salem
Contact: James Willis, Chair, salemdemscc@gmail.com 

10/23/2019 Wellesley Grassroots Fundraiser for DNC Organizing Corps 2020
Wednesday, October 23, 7 – 9 PM
RSVP for Address
Please join Norm and Amy Gorin for a briefing on Organizing Corps 2020 — an unprecedented, multi-million dollar investment to train 1,000 organizers in 7 key battleground states for the eventual Democratic nominee. Meg Ansara, co-founder of Organizing Corps 2020 and president of 270 Strategies will be the keynote speaker. RSVP: https://orgcorps2020.com/Wellesley Contact: sam@organizingcorps2020.com 

10/24/2019 Lawrence DCC Municipal Candidate Forum
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 – 8 PM
Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841
Join for a chance to meet and listen to candidates running for local elected office. There will be candidates running for City Council and School Committee. The event will be broadcast on the Lawrence DCC Facebook page and recorded as well. Details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2474624886154836/ 

10/24/2019 Bev Dems Cocktail Fundraiser
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 PM
John’s Bar and Grill, 392 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
Join the Beverly Democrats for their Cocktail Fundraiser. Catch up with political friends and hear from local candidates. Suggested Donations: Single – $25; Couple – $40; Sponsor – $100; Friend – $250; Champion -$500. Donate online:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cocktailfundraiser Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256603334465568/ 

10/24/2019 Fundraiser for State House candidate Deb Busser (1st Middlesex)
Thursday, October 24, 6 – 8 PM
The Groton Inn at 128 Main Street in Groton
Join Deb Busser for her campaign kickoff. Donate and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/debskickofffundraiser Questions: info@debforstaterep.com 

10/24/2019 Reception for New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Candidate for US Senate
Thursday, October 24, 6:30 PM
RSVP for Address
Join Women Engaged for a reception with NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who is running for US Senate in New Mexico. Contributions can be sent to: Maggie Toulouse Oliver for Senate, PO Box 473, Albuquerque, NM 87103 Or online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/women.engage.10.24.19 For more information, directions or to RSVP, please contact Kyra Ellis-Mooreat (505) 604-6751or kyra@maggietoulouseoliver.com 

10/25/2019 Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner
Friday, October 25, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet
Honoring Esther and Richard Elkin. Hosted by Representative Sarah Peake, Senator Julian Cyr, and Kathryn Smith, 2019 Boston Women’s March leader and Student Activist. Piano music by Noel Tipton. Dinner catered by Van Rensselaer’s. Reserve your tickets today, $50 per person. Purchase online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2019gray Or mail your check to PO Box 27, Wellfleet, MA 02667 and make payable to “Wellfleet DTC” Questions: wellfleetdems@gmail.com or 508-237-3133. 

*10/25/2019 Annual Reception in Support of Congressman Jim McGovern*
Friday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St, Worcester MA
Suggested donation: $1,000, $500, 250, $100. Please make checks payable to “Re-Elect McGovern Committee” and mail to PO Box 60405, Worcester MA or donate online at https://www.jimmcgovern.com/annual2019 RSVP: 508-795-1998 or rsvp@jimmcgovern.com 

*10/26/2019 Ward 20 Boston Democratic Committee Fall Breakfast*
Saturday, October 26, 9:30 – 11 AM
Corrib Pub & Restaurant, 2030 Centre St, West Roxbury
Guest speakers Senator Mike Rush and Representative Ed Coppinger. Suggested donation: $25, $50, $100. Contact: w20boston@gmail.com 

10/26/2019 Clam Boil Fundraiser for State Representative Carole Fiola
Saturday, October 26, 1 – 2 PM
Fall River Elks Lodge, 4500 North Main Street
Join a clam boil with State Rep. Carole Fiola and friends. Tickets are $35. Serving from 1-2 and doors open at 12. To purchase tickets and RSVP contact 508-641-0297 or carolefiola@aol.com. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/753756508415147/ 

10/26/2019 Mass Alliance Cape & Islands Celebration of Progressive Champions with Sen Cyr
Saturday, October 26, 2 – 4 PM
RSVP for Address
Celebrate progressive champions, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020 with Senator Julian Cyr! Tickets: $30 Email martha@massalliance.org with any questions. Students/activists, contact Martha to receive a reduced ticket rate. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2416184298465781/ Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNjU= 

10/27/2019 Lynn Democratic City Committee Annual Unity Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 8 – 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 

10/27/2019 2019 Annual Agawam Democratic Committee Breakfast
Sunday, October 27, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Oakridge Country Club, 850 S Westfield St, Feeding Hills, MA
Join the Agawam DTC for their 2019 breakfast event. Social hour at 9:30am. Suggested ticket prices: $30.00. Purchase here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/adc2019 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/507612443349055/ 

*10/27/2019 31st Annual Quincy Democratic City Committee Breakfast*
Sunday, October 27, 10 AM – Noon 
Quincy Sons of Italy, 120 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA, 02169
U.S. Senator Ed Markey will be the keynote speaker. 2019 Dennis F. Ryan Community Award will be presented to State Senator John F. Keenan. This award, given in the name of an outstanding individual who was passionate in his support and beliefs of the Democratic Party, is being awarded to John who exemplifies those principles through his words and deeds. Tickets are $30 and sponsorship/program book placements are available. More info and ticket details: https://www.quincydems.com/events/2018/10/21/30th-annual-qdcc-breakfast-nxad4 

10/27/2019 Groton Dems Meeting
Sunday, October 27, 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 

10/27/2019 Acton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 27, 6 PM
Spicepepper Garden, 36 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720
Contact: actondems@gmail.com 

10/28/2019 Plymouth Dems Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 28, 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 their Facebook page for any changes to the location of these monthly meetings: https://www.facebook.com/plymouthmassdems/ Remaining meetings for 2019: 11/18, 12/16. 

10/28/2019 Northborough DTC Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 28, 7 – 8:45 PM
Northborough Free Library conference room, 34 Main St, Northborough MA 01532
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. 

*10/28/2019 Hanson DTC Meeting*
Monday, October 28, 7 PM
Hanson Police Station Community Room, 775 Main St, Hanson, MA 02341
All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/HansonMaHansonDemocraticTownCommittee/ 

*10/29/2019 Celebration of Rep David Linsky’s 20 Years of Service*
Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant Street South, Natick, Massachusetts
Please join in celebrating Rep Linsky’s 20 years of service in the Massachusetts House of Representatives; Donations accepted at https://www.davidlinsky.org/ Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598426527357471/ 

*10/29/2019 Quincy Democratic City Committee Candidate Forum*
Tuesday, October 29, 6 – 9 PM
Central Middle School, 875 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02170
The Quincy Democratic City Committee is holding a night with the municipal candidates on the November 5th, 2019 ballot. Central Middle School has handicap accessible parking and wheelchair accessible ramps and seating. For specific accessibility related questions please reach out to the Quincy Dems: alicia.gardner6@gmail.com Details: https://www.quincydems.com/events/2019/10/29/candidates-forum 

*11/02/2019 Get Out The Vote Rally with Congressman Jim McGovern and the MassDems*
Saturday, November 2, 11 AM
Rock of Salvation Church, 829 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Congressman McGovern will be hosting a Get Out The Vote Rally with the Massachusetts Democratic Party for this year’s municipal elections in Worcester. Each candidate will be given time to speak at the rally. More detailed information about the rally will be forthcoming. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VtloQo 

11/03/2019 South Shore Dems of the Year 2019
Sunday, November 3, 10:30 AM – 1 PM
South Shore Country Club, 274 South St, Hingham, MA
Please join the South Shore Democratic Caucus PAC for the 2019 Democrat of the Year Breakfast. They will be honoring the following activists for their commitment and contributions to our Democratic values and campaigns: Weymouth: Lee Godbout (in memoriam); Cohasset: Ashley Colleary; Duxbury: Mary Pat Dodge; Hingham: Meg Glazer; Hull: Christine Jauregui; Marshfield: Sean Costello; Norwell: Alison Demong; Scituate: Cynthia Medeiros. Tickets must be purchased in advance and they always sell out ahead of the event – no tickets at the door, sorry! Purchase here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/doy19 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394360590712624/ 

*11/05/2019 2019 Municipal Elections!*
Poll location hours are dependent on municipality
Be sure to make it to the polls if your city/town has an election, and spread the word to your family and friends! Polling locations run on different schedules depending on your municipality. Check here to see all cities/towns holding elections and the hours that polls are open for each: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemuniele/munieleidx.htm If you have questions about voting contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections and Voting Division: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) (toll free number) or at elections@sec.state.ma.us If you have further questions, contact the MassDems office at 617-939-0800 or at contact@massdems.org 

*11/09/2019 Progressive Mass All-Member Meeting: Making Massachusetts Progressive Again*
Saturday, November 9, 12:30 AM – 4 PM
Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Save the Date! Join with other activists from across the state for the first Progressive Mass all-member meeting in several years. Speakers for the panels include: Sen. Becca Rausch, Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Tami Gouveia, Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, Merrie Najimy (Mass Teacher Association), Deb Pasternak (Mass Sierra Club), Mare-Frances Rivera (MassBudget), and Dalida Rocha (SEIU 32BJ). 
The Congregational Church of Needham offers free parking. It is also a short walk from the Needham Center commuter rail stop and accessible via a 15-minute bus ride on the 56 from Newton Highlands MBTA stop. All are welcome. Dues-paying members will vote that morning on new bylaws and new board members. Contact: issues@progressivemass.com Details and registration: https://www.progressivemass.com/2019-member-meeting 

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

11/14/2019 Mass Alliance Celebration of Progressive Champions Western MA with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
Thursday, November 14, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP for Address
Celebrate progressive champions, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020 with Representative Lindsay Sabadosa! Tickets: $30. We can’t wait to see you there! Please email martha@massalliance.org to RSVP, receive the location, or with any questions. Additionally email Martha to receive a discounted student or activist ticket rate. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/514896122415166/ Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNjY= 

*11/16/2019 Malden Democratic City Committee Meeting*
Saturday, November 16, 10 AM
Malden Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148
For more information, contact Adam Weldai (Chair), adamweldai@gmail.com or (781) 264-1629. 

*11/17/2019 The Shrewsbury DTC 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Awards Brunch*
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Residence at Orchard Grove, 258 Walnut Street, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Please join the Shrewsbury DTC this year as they honor Kathleen M. Keohane (The Mary Jordalen Award for Distinguished Service), Mark Adler (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Mary Colby (Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award), Emma Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), Thomas Aulenback (Outstanding Youth Award), and Max German (Outstanding Youth Award). Individual Event Tickets $40, various sponsorship levels also available. RSVP by 11/3. Tickets, sponsorship details, and RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rooseveltshrewsbury 

11/21/2019 Mass Alliance 2019 Boston Celebration of Progressive Champions
Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 8 PM
TBA
Celebrate progressive champions and victories after the 2019 municipal elections, create community together, and plan for an upcoming year of important elections in 2020! Tickets: $50. Limited number of $35 tickets available for Activists/Students etc. upon request (email martha@massalliance.org to request a ticket). Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQzNDI= RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/753135768461175/ 

12/01/2019 Belmont DTC Jingle with Tingle Fundraiser
Sunday, December 1, 5 – 7 PM
TBA
Save the Date! Renowned comic, candidate and actor Jimmy Tingle, will perform at the BDTC’s first annual December fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Belmont High School seniors. Details to come.  

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.