December 27, 2019/Democratic Dispatch

Year’s End Message From Kate

Dear Dispatch Readers,

Kate Donaghue here, writing to wish you a Happy New Year. As we have mentioned previously, this has been a year of transition. The Dispatch is now done in partnership with the Massachusetts Democratic Party. I am now in largely an advisory role. Patrick Coyne and Cierra DeVos have been doing the vast majority of the day to day work. Gus Bickford and Veronica Martinez have overseen this effort. As the year comes to a close, I want to thank all of them for their efforts on this. 

Thanks to all of you, the readers of the Dispatch. Whether you have been part of this journey since the early days of this century or you are a new reader, I value you and your interest in being part of our Democratic community.

Lastly, many of you received a series of emails that went to the now defunct yahoo group for the Democratic Dispatch. My apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Please know that Patrick and his mom are fine and that anyone who needed their contact information has it! 

The Democratic Dispatch is now going out through Mailchimp. If you have been getting the Dispatch weekly, then you are fine. If this issue is coming directly to you, there is nothing more that you need to do. For those who did NOT get this issue, you can subscribe to the Dispatch, now under Mailchimp, use http://bit.ly/DDemDispatch or send an email to events@massdems.org.

For those who are curious about what went down, you can check out my facebook post, which summarizes how the yahoogroup went out in flames! You can find the link here.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Kate Donaghue

 

Event details:

*12/28/2019 Jimmy Tingle Show – Why would a comedian run for office?*
Saturday, December 28, 7 PM
Wilbur Theater, 246 Tremont Street, Boston
Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. The show will help answer the question “why would a comedian run for office” as it illuminates his 2018 campaign with passion, purpose and a sense of humor as we look ahead to 2020. 2 for 1 Tickets for our show this Saturday Dec 28th at 7:00. Use the Code Vision for Online sales only. https://bit.ly/2QtXIcE  

12/30/2019 Fundraiser for State Rep. Jim O’Day
Monday, December 30, 5:30 – 8 PM
Leo Turo’s, 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Join State Rep. Jim O’Day at Leo Turo’s as they celebrate the successes of 2019 and look forward to 2020. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/993460014351723 

12/31/2019 New Year’s Eve Party with State Sen. Diana DiZoglio
Tuesday, December 31, 8 PM
The Galleria at 85 Essex Street, Haverhill
Join Sen Diana DiZoglio for a Roaring Twenties themed New Years Eve party. Suggested ticket price: $50. Sponsorships available. Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dd2020 

1/1/2020 Somerville Democratic City Committee New Year’s Day Open House
Wednesday, January 1, 2 – 5 PM
RSVP for Address
Join the Somerville DCC to Eat, Drink and Be Merry and look forward to the new year ahead. RSVP and details: https://www.somdems.org/new_years_day_2020  

1/6/2020 Wilmington DTC Meeting
Monday, January 6, 6 PM
Wilmington Community Television, 10 Waltham St, Wilmington
Contact: chair@wilmingtondems.org 

1/6/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Foxborough
Monday, January 6, 6:30 – 8 PM
Foxborough Police Station McGinty Community Room, 8 Chestnut St, Foxborough, MA 02035
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/36ysFTE Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/6/2020 Needham DTC January Meeting
Monday, January 6, 7:30 PM
Needham History Center & Museum, 1147 Central Ave, Needham
Join the Needham Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Featured Speaker: Michael Morrissey, Norfolk County DA. Contact needhamdems@gmail.com 

1/7/2020 Wellesley DTC January Meeting
Tuesday, January 7, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
They will be learning about Swing Left’s efforts in Maine as well as writing postcards with Sister District to help support research on the effectiveness of post cards on GOTV efforts. 7pm Postcards and Social Hour | 7:30 Business Meeting | 8pm Presentation by SwingLeft on Maine. Contact: chair@wellesleydems.org  

1/8/2020 Arlington Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 8, 7:15 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. 

1/8/2020 January 2020 Pembroke DTC Meeting
Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 – 8 PM
Town of Pembroke, MA Government, 100 Center St, Pembroke, Massachusetts 02359
Join the Pembroke DTC for their first meeting of 2020. They will vote on new bylaws and begin planning events and activities for the 2020 election. All are welcome. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453139495397082/ 

1/9/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Cambridge
Thursday, January 9, 7 – 8 PM
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38FHBkP Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/9/2020 Braintree Democratic Town Committee Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 9, 7 – 8 PM
Logan Auditorium of Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree.
Join the Braintree Dems for their first meeting of 2020. Help them elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020!  https://www.braintreedems.org/events 

1/11/2020 Ipswich DTC Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 9:30 AM
Ipswich Public Library, 25 N Main St, Ipswich
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763500397450468/ 

1/11/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Lynn
Saturday, January 11, 10 – 11 AM
Lynn Housing Authority, 10 Church St, Lynn, MA 01902
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2LSJtww Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Salem
Sunday, January 12, 12 – 1 PM
135 Lafayette Apartments, 135 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2PHA1gH Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Newton
Sunday, January 12, 3 – 4 PM
Social Restaurant, 320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2snEtsX Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/12/2020 Acton-Boxborough Holiday Party and Meeting
Sunday, January 12, 4 PM
Red Raven Restaurant, 3 Nagog Park, Acton
Cash bar and suggested donation of $5 per person to help offset food costs. The party will be followed by the January monthly Acton DTC meeting. Contact: actondtc@gmail.com 

*1/13/2020 Wayland Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Monday, January 13, 6:30 PM
110 Grill – Wayland, 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland
6:30pm social, 7:00pm business agenda commences. All welcome. If interested, please RSVP to waylanddems@gmail.com. 

1/14/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Quincy
Tuesday, January 14, 7 – 8 PM
NAGE Office Building, 159 Thomas Burgin Pkwy, Quincy, MA 02169
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/35lEyvP Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/15/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Worcester
Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 7 PM
Rock of Salvation Church, 829 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38xCkvo Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/16/2020 Winter Warmup with Melissa Smith for State Representative
Thursday, January 16, 6 – 8 PM
Precinct 10, 110 Main Street, Weymouth, Massachusetts 02188
Join Melissa Smith for a drink, apps, and good company, and warm up on a cold winter’s eve. Tickets are free, and contributions are optional. Please rsvp via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/warmupwithmelissa Checks may be mailed to: The Committee to Elect Melissa Smith, 84 Regatta Rd, Weymouth, MA 02191. Contact: votemelissasmith@gmail.com Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/772963673178009/ 

1/16/2020 Medway DTC January Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 7 PM
T C Scoops, 104 Main St, Medway
Join the Medway Democratic Town Committee for their January meeting. Contact: Email@medwaydemocrats.org 

1/17/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Boston
Friday, January 17, 6:30 – 8 PM
Boston Teachers’ Union Hall, 180 Mount Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/34lFhMa Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Lowell
Saturday, January 18, 8 – 9 AM
Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA 01824
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2EdQNij Contact: (617) 939-0800  

1/18/2020 Greater Lowell Area Democrats Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 8 AM
Radisson Conference Center at 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford
Agenda includes national and state caucus trainings. Contact: Christopher Jenkins at jenkins@gwmail.gwu.edu  

1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Pittsfield
Saturday, January 18, 11 – 12 PM
Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/38APM1K Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/18/2020 2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Training: Leominster
Saturday, January 18, 1 – 2 PM
Fidelity Bank Community Room, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster, MA 01453
The MassDems is hosting trainings on how to become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention to make sure the convention process is as accessible as possible! During this training, you will learn about the process to become a DNC convention delegate and hear from past delegates about their experience during previous Conventions. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2YPlbc3 Contact: (617) 939-0800 

1/18/2020 Merrimack Valley Young Dems Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 3 – 5 PM
El Taller, 275 Essex Street, Lawrence
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554878851321056/ 

1/18/2020 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee Dinner
Saturday, January 18, 6 PM
Yarmouth House Restaurant, 335 Rt 28, West Yarmouth
Keynote speaker: Senator Ed Markey. Tickets are $45.00 per person and net proceeds benefit the Yarmouth DTC/Dennis DTC Scholarship program. Doors open at 6:00pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. Dinner Choices: Baked Haddock, Chicken Piccata, or Pot Roast. Includes soup of the day, apple crisp for desert, coffee or tea. The restaurant will accommodate vegetarian or gluten free requests. Please RSVP with your check and dinner choice to Yarmouth DTC C/O Bob Isadore 133 Center St, Yarmouth Port, Ma. 02675 Info: call 508-362-1696 or velore20@gmail.com or call Bob at 508-362-1696.  

1/20/2020 Lowell DCC Meeting
Monday, January 20, 7 PM
East End Club at 15 West Fourth Street, Lowell
Contact: Judith Durant at judithdurant1@comcast.net 

1/21/2020 Pepperell DTC Meeting
Tuesday, January 21, 6:45 PM
Charles Lawrence Library, 15 Main St, Pepperell
Contact: tjdem@charter.net 

1/23/2020 Demystifying Healthcare Reform with the Wayland, Wellesley, and Natick DTCs
Thursday, January 23, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
Join the DTCs for a Discussion on Health Care with Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. and Senator Becca Rausch. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/demystifying-health-care-reform Note: this event was originally scheduled for November 20th, 2019. 

1/25/2020 2020 Plymouth County Democratic League Chair’s Breakfast
Saturday, January 25, 9 – 12 PM
Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274, 24 High St, Middleboro
Join the Plymouth County Democratic League to hear from guest speakers, strategize for 2020 & 2022, and discuss the road ahead. Full Buffet Breakfast Served, $25 per person. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/530530771102039 

1/28/2020 Boxford Democratic Town Committee Meeting: EngagingYouth in the Political Process
Tuesday, January 28, 7 – 9 PM
Boxford Town Hall, 7 Spofford Rd, Boxford, MA, 01921
State Representative Andy X. Vargas, 3rd Essex district, will speak on Engaging Youth in the Political Process. Teens and young adults who are on the cusp of voting, are the generation who will be impacted most by decisions that are being made by politicians now. Parents are encouraged to bring their middle and high school students. The event is free and open to the public. Discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. For additional information contact Deborah Schildkraut: ViceChair@BoxfordDems.org 

2/3/2020 CD-4 Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by the Wellesley DTC
Monday, February 3, 7 PM
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley
7pm Social Hour and Postcards; 7:30pm Business Meeting; 8pm Candidate Forum. Details and RSVP: https://www.wellesleydems.org/events/congressional-candidate-forum