Senator Elizabeth Warren in Harwich

This Saturday, Elizabeth Warren will be in Harwich to speak about the Opioid epidemic.  The meeting will be held at Cape Cod Tech on Rt 124 off of Exit 10 in Harwich Center.  We're looking for volunteers to come early and help collect signatures for  Democratic candidates.
Also, don't forget to share the news via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 
If you have news, please send it using our feedback page- Mark & Sandy

April 21st - Cape Cod Conversation with Elizabeth Warren on the Opioid Crisis

Hosted by Elizabeth Warren
On Saturday, April 21, Elizabeth Warren will host a community conversation in Harwich about the opioid crisis. She will take questions from the audience and discuss her plan to tackle the opioid crisis with a panel of experts.

Doors open at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at 12:00 Noon. Admission is first come, first served. We're sorry, but signs/posters will not be permitted inside the event. Please make sure to share it with your friends via https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethWarren/events

This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP:  http://elizabethwarren.com/opioidconversationharwich
April 21st - Chatham DTC Meeting On the third Saturday of every month, the Chatham DTC meets at the Chatham Community Center, open to all. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Jeff Dykens will speak on healthcare issues and to support on HR 1157 - "To clarify the United States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes."
May 1st - Harwich Voter Information Committee and the LWVCCA
Harwich Board of Selectmen – Candidates’ Forum, 5/1/18 @ 6:30 pm in the Griffin Room, Town Hall

Interested in who's running for Harwich Board of Selectmen? Would you like to hear directly from each candidate on issues important to our town? Please join us at this forum featuring each of the three candidates. Sponsored by the Harwich Voter Information Committee and moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area. For more information: HarwichVoterInfo@gmail.com

May 5th - Harwich DTC
The Candidates for Selectmen will have a forum at the next DTC.  Please come to meet the candidates. 
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April Community Events

Please join us today in remembering Sean Gannon, the YPD K9 officer who was killed serving a warrant. His funeral is on Wednesday.  His partner, Nero, is healing at the veterinary hospital.
Also, don't forget to share the news via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 
If you have news, please send it using our feedback page- Mark & Sandy

April 28th - CIDC Annual Kennedy Legacy Dinner

Tickets are still available at www.capedemocrat.com

Come hear from the Democrat of the Year and Community Service Awardees. Plus meet Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Community Events

April 18th - Barnstable DTC

Community Forum on HOW THE CHANGING CLIMATE AFFECTS US ON CAPE COD (Wednesday, 4/18, 7 pm-9 pm) at the Barnstable Senior Center at 825 Falmouth Rd.(Rte. 28) Hyannis, MA 02601. This event is sponsored by the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee and is free and open to the public in preparation for Earth Day.

April 18th - Barnstable Office Hours with State Senator Julian Cyr1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
All are welcome to come by and share concerns, discuss issues, or seek assistance on a matter
involving state government. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis. For more information and questions please contact Jeff in Senator Cyr’s office: 617-722-1570.

April 19th at 7 PM - Bourne DTC Meeting

Monthly Bourne DTC April meeting will take place on Thursday, April 19th at 7 PM. Keystone Place has generously offered the use of their Pub space for our meeting, as repairs continue at the Community Building.

Keystone Place Pub, 218 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA - https://www.facebook.com/bournedems/events

April 19th - Dennis Democratic Town Committee's Blue Drinks

Cleat and Anchor in Dennis Port to meet and socialize with fellow Democrats! All members and non-members are welcome! {5:30-7pm}

April 21st - Yarmouth DTC Meeting - http://www.yarmouthmassdems.org/events.html

Guests:  Ron Bergstrom, Candidate for County Commissioner; Safe Communities, Rosemarie Merino, Judy Recknagel; Steve Leibowitz, candidate for State Rep. for the First Barnstable District; Mayor Setti Warren, candidate for Governor

April 21st & 22nd - Centerville & Yarmouth - Divide in Concord Screening Hosted by Sustainable Practices
April 21 · Centerville Library · Centerville, MA - 11 AM
April 22 - South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main St, South Yarmouth - Sunday, 4 PM - 6 PM
Join the Cape Plastic Bottle Ban effort!...They are screening Divide in Concord across the Cape, to provide an example of what can be accomplished through civic engagement..."We, as a community, are the stewards of our own future, join us!"

April 21st Fundraiser for Julian Cyr with Bill Keating

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aprilkeating

April 24th - Barnstable - Vineyard Wind Hearing at 7 pm
There are several opportunities to get active, to get informed, and to offer support for the offshore Wind projects - the Energy Facilities Siting Board is hosting a hearing on Vineyard Wind, April 24 at Barnstable High School at 7 PM. You can provide comment in person, or you can submit written testimony - information on submitting is on the EFSB and Vineyard Wind websites. Similarly, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is reviewing the project and holding open houses throughout the region.

April 24th -  Hyannis - People Govern, Not Money Cape Cod Training at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Hosted by People Govern Not Money and The American Promise
CapeSpace, 100 Independence Dr, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
We were able to collect over 100,000 signatures in 9 weeks to put the 28th Amendment on the 2018 ballot last December. Now, the next phase of signature gathering for People Govern, Not Money's historic citizen-led campaign has begun, so it's time to get back in action to collect 20,000 signatures in 8 weeks.

Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM where volunteers in the Cape Cod area will gather to discuss signature gathering best practices, share money in politics talking points, and much more. Most importantly, it will be a chance to meet your neighbors also working on collecting signatures who are fired up to fight for a government of, by, and for the people! If you can't make training but still want to be involved, please contact Kkimberly.Wass

April 25 - Cape Cod Technology Council Annual Meeting Dinner @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Come meet the people running high technology companies on Cape Cod.

April 25th - 6th Annual Fashion Show & Shopping Event to Benefit WE CAN
5 PM at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod - https://www.facebook.com/events/565932933742182

April 25th - Yarmouth Candidates Night
6:30 PM · Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce - https://www.facebook.com/pg/YarmouthCapeCod/events

April 26th - Dennis Debate with candidates for Dennis Selectman. More details to come.

April 26 - Lower and Outer Cape Meeting - Hosted by Voter Choice Massachusetts at 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters, 2624 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631
Come to our Voter Choice Chapter meeting for the Lower and Outer Cape to meet fellow RCV enthusiasts and learn ways you can get involved. - https://www.facebook.com/voterchoicema/events

April 27 - Yarmouth - Cape Women's Coalition 
The Friday Roundtable - April Discussion hosted by Cape Women's Coalition at 8 AM - 10 AM
The Optimist Café, 134 Massachusetts 6A, Yarmouth, MA 02675 https://capewomenscoalition.com/
On the fourth Friday of the month, share your voice with other women who are interested in civic engagement.

April 28th - Cape Cod Maker Faire at Mashpee High School
Come see state of the art STEAM projects in Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math at this annual event - https://capecod.makerfaire.com/

May 5th - Eastham @ 10 am - Hear from candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State, then vote in a straw poll at the Sheraton in Eastham.

May 15th - Dennis - Selectman elections.

May 19 - Yarmouth DTC Meeting, 1 pm @ Yarmouth Police Dept
Guest Speakers: Quentin Palfrey, Candidate for Lt. Gov. Ross Berry & Beth Picknick RN, The Patient Safe Communities Act

May 19th - Dennis DTC - Save the Date for the Annual Dennis Democratic Town Committee's Wine Tasting Event. During the event, Dennis Selectman, and former State Representative, Cleon Turner will be honored for his many years of service. Stay tuned for more details to come!

 

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March for OUR Lives - Cape Cod

1) There are many "March for Our Lives" events tomorrow.  Join us at 10 am in Hyannis at the Village Green Stage if you'd like to help us gather signatures for local candidates. Be sure to tell your friends on Facebook and Instagram so we can grow the movement.

11 AM - 3 PM - March For Our Lives Hyannis367 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
http://capedemocrats.org/march-for-our-lives

11 AM - 5 PM -  March for Our Lives: Boston, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

1 PM - 3 PM - March for Our Lives - Falmouth, Falmouth Village Green, Falmouth, MA

2) As you may have heard, our long-time friend and activist Etta Goodstein has passed away. As many of you know, Etta has had a courageous battle against cancer for many years. Her loss is immeasurable. Even through her illness, Etta has stood and fought for the values and principals of the Democratic party. Cleon Turner informed us that Etta expressly left instructions that there be no wake or funeral. Instead, she had made provisions that there be, in her own words, a big party. Cleon said that her family will be making the arrangements for this in the future.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Etta's name to Hospice of Cape Cod, 73 Service Rd., East Sandwich, MA 02537

3) The deadline to apply to the Mass Dems June Convention as an add-on delegate is today. Details are at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMRcFO_VG86hEpkLrTLhetPaZS3yxKOBaJ5Nxx_vTqMwhJ8w/viewform

Sunday, March 25 - 11:30 AM Andrew Kamarck Award Luncheon
Brewster · Captains Golf Course - The Brewster Dems will be honoring Representative Sarah Peake Buffet Luncheon, Cash Bar - Tickets are $35. To purchase on Act Blue, https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018kamarck Or, to reserve by mail: Brewster Democratic Town Committee, c/o Treasurer Bob Gaughran, 49 Thousand Oaks Drive, Brewster, MA 02631 For further info, contact Katie at katiemjacobus at gmail.com

 

April 28th - CIDC Dinner Kennedy Legacy Dinner, formerly the Jefferson-Jackson

Details at http://capedemocrats.org/kennedy2018

Tickets will be available at www.capedemocrat.com

Monday, April 9 at 7 pm, students at Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich will be hosting a primary debate between the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Setti Warren, Bob Massie, and Jay Gonzales.

The candidates will be questioned by a panel of students overseen by a student moderator.  Students will also be serving as timers, light and sound technicians, and all other aspects of the debate. 

Monomoy HS, and Harwich High School before it, have a history of hosting debates for candidates for Congress and the state legislature going back to 2006. The media and public are invited to attend.

 For more information, contact Ted Clifford. Please share with your friends via http://capedemocrats.org/cchsd_debate2018 and  https://www.facebook.com/CIDC-Cape-Islands-Democratic-Council-165202607550

~~~ OTHER EVENTS~~~

March 22 - Ranked Choice - Upper- and Mid-Cape Kickoff Meeting by Voter Choice Massachusetts
Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, Massachusetts 02532
Join them for the 2018 Kickoff Chapter Meeting for the Upper and Mid Cape! Come learn more about Ranked Choice Voting and the progress underway across the Commonwealth to make this transformative reform a reality. We'll brainstorm ways to grow our grassroots base here on the Cape through live outreach, etc.

March 23 - You Are the Presentation
CapeSpace, 100 Independence Dr, Hyannis, MA 02601
Brush up your presentation skills in two hours with communications expert Joe Perkins. Learn how to feel more confident, organize a presentation, and engage your audience. For more information visit
https://www.capespace.com/2018/03/01/friday-march-23-you-are-the-presentation/

Tuesday, March 27 at 4:30 PM - Barnstable County Public Hearing on Women's Issues
Shared by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA 02668
Please join the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and the Barnstable County Commission on the Status of Women for a Regional Public Hearing on Women’s Issues. https://m.facebook.com/MassCSW/events

Canvass Kick Off, Saturday, April 7 from 10am to 1pm
Riverway Lobster House building, S. Yarmouth.
Matt Brodeur, Field Organizer for www.JulianCyr.com, is looking for volunteers to help with canvassing and signature gathering.

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CIDC Member Meeting

Please remember that tonight at 6:30 is the CIDC General Membership Meeting - at Cape Space, 100 Independence Dr, Hyannis, MA Meet other members, review the strategic plans, and get ready for the coming 2018 Blue Wave.
If you have news, please send it using our feedback page- Mark & Sandy

Thursday, March 15 - Bourne DTC Meeting

Keystone Place Pub, 218 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

Presentations by Ross Berry, Field Organizer, Safe Patient Limits Ballot and by Sandra Faiman Silva of Independence House, a leading resource in crisis counseling and advocacy.

March 15 - 3rd Thursday Monthly - Blue Drinks with The Dennis Democratic Town Committee 

from 5:30-7:30pm at O'Shea's Olde Inne, on April 19 at the Cleat & Anchor, May 17 at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, June 21 - O'Shea's Olde Inne, July 19- Cleat & Anchor (Cash Bar)

Saturday, March 17 - Chatham DTC is meeting at 9:30am at the Community Center. Ross Berry and a longtime Cape Registered Nurse will be coming to speak to us about the Safe Patients Limits initiative which will be on the November ballot. Other agenda items include, in addition to upcoming events, a report on the February caucus and plans for the July 4th Parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Hooked on Chatham.” Bring your ideas!

Monday, March 19 @ 7 pm - Dennis Democratic Town Committee

Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall Street, Dennis Port, MA - All are Welcome

Hear Senator Julian Cyr Discuss Bills He Has Filed in the Legislature and His Upcoming State Senate Campaign, and Ross Berry, Field Organizer for the Safe Patient Limits Ballots Initiative; “Safe Patient Limits Saves Lives”

Sunday, March 25 - 11:30 AM Andrew Kamarck Award Luncheon
Brewster · Captains Golf Course - The Brewster Dems will be honoring Representative Sarah Peake Buffet Luncheon, Cash Bar - Tickets are $35. To purchase on Act Blue, https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018kamarck Or, to reserve by mail: Brewster Democratic Town Committee, c/o Treasurer Bob Gaughran, 49 Thousand Oaks Drive, Brewster, MA 02631 

 

April 28th - CIDC Dinner - Save the date! Details to come soon.

Tickets will be available at www.capedemocrat.com

March 29 - Eastham Democratic Town Committee meets at the Library on Thursday evening at 7 pm.

Agenda includes the election of new officers, update on 2018 campaigns, potential candidates, and plans for the Second "Outer Cape Straw Poll"

~~~ OTHER EVENTS~~~

Thursday, April 12th - 6PM-8PM Yarmouth - Safety training for Families, Caregivers, and First Responders Serving Individuals with Special Needs
F.O.R.W.A.R.D. - Yarmouth Police Station, 1 Brad Erickson Way, West Yarmouth, MA

April is Autism awareness month! - Provided by A.L.E.C. (Autism & Law Enforcement Educational Coalition)
Learn how to help manage crisis situations with individuals with Autism and related developmental disabilities.

RSVP to admin@go-forward.org or pboskey@capeabilities.org

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March Marching & Parades

Happy International Women's Day! 
1- This weekend's St Patrick's day will have some political candidates marching and make-up meetings from the last storms. 
2- Making sure that your voter registration is up to date is the first step in participating in the Blue Tidal Wave coming this fall...
3- March 15th - CIDC General Membership MeetingJoin the CIDC next week to meet the members, review the strategic plan, and get ready for the coming Blue Wave.
If you have news, please send it to our feedback page- Mark & Amy & Sandy

March 10th - St Patrick's Parade in Yarmouth with Bill Keating
The CIDC & YDTC are encouraging people to walk with Senator Julian Cyr and Congressman Bill Keating in the Parade.
We will be meeting at 10 am on Saturday at the Parade in Yarmouth, in slot B11. There is parking at the nearby Stop and Shop. If interested, we would appreciate it if you could RSVP at the link below.
March 10th - 10 am - Harwich DTC Meeting
School Superintendent Scott Carpenter will speak to our committee on Saturday. We are also inviting the High School Democrats.

Join them this Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Harwich Community Center.

Wednesday, March 14th, 3-4 pm - Vineyard Haven Meet and Greet with Setti Warren Mayor of Newton, Candidate for Governor

Black Dog Cafe, 509 State Road Vineyard Haven, MA

Setti Warren is running for governor because it’s time for a new generation of leaders to tackle economic inequality in Massachusetts

R.S.V.P. at settiwarren.com/houseparty - Please feel free to share. All are welcome to attend.

#NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at c. 10 am across every time zone to protest Congress’ inaction

Thursday, March 15 - Bourne DTC Meeting
Keystone Place Pub, 218 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

Presentations by Ross Berry, Field Organizer, Safe Patient Limits Ballot and by Sandra Faiman Silva of Independence House, a leading resource in crisis counseling and advocacy.

~~~ OTHER EVENTS~~~
March 10th - 7 PM - Casino Night with the Chatham Rotary Club
Wayside Inn, Main St, Chatham.

Fundraiser for local scholarships and the Chatham Rotary Good Works Fund.

Thursday, April 12th - 6PM-8PM Yarmouth - Safety training for Families, Caregivers, and First Responders Serving Individuals with Special Needs
F.O.R.W.A.R.D. - Yarmouth Police Station, 1 Brad Erickson Way, West Yarmouth, MA

April is Autism awareness month! - Provided by A.L.E.C. (Autism & Law Enforcement Educational Coalition)
Learn how to help manage crisis situations with individuals with Autism and related developmental disabilities.

RSVP to admin@go-forward.org

~~~ REMINDERS ~~~
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We hope that you have a peaceful Presidents Day planned.  We're gearing up for the 262 days remaining in the current President's congressional majority.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in Florida, but our actions will be with our elected representatives...
The CIDC Fellowship Program officially launches on Sunday, March 4th with introductory training on the Cape, where Fellows will be briefed on the state of the Cape races and trained in the skills they need to make an impact. Fellows will then be assigned specific regions and goals to tackle.  All participants must fill out this form by Monday, February 26th!

The Caucuses are continuing!  It's a great way to meet others in the Party and learn how the Convention and caucus process works. Please check with your town committee on the latest details or at

Chatham Caucus - Please note time change: from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

We will be electing 2 female delegates, 2 male delegates and 2 alternates (one male, one female) for the convention. When possible, Chatham delegates carpool to the convention also to reduce costs. 

This year's Convention will take place at the DCU Center, Worcester on Fri. June 1, & Sat. June 2.
 
Chatham 17-Feb 9:00 AM Chatham Community Center 702 Main Street
Edgartown 17-Feb 10:30 AM Edgartown Public Library 26 West Tisbury Rd, Edgartown, MA 02539
Eastham 24-Feb 10:00 AM Eastham Town Library 190 Samoset Rd, Eastham, MA
Provincetown 24-Feb 10:00 AM Seamen's Bank - Conf Room 221 Commerical St, Provincetown, Ma
Yarmouth 17-Feb 1:00 PM Yarmouth Police Department 340 Higgins Crowell Rd., West Yarmouth

Tomorrow Feb 17, Yarmouth PD - Active Shooter response training

https://www.facebook.com/events/2112067765694097/

 

Mar 2 - FBI Cyber Fraud Update – CCTC First Friday

Cape Cod Technology Council - 7:30 AM - 9 AM - www.cctechcouncil.org/
Hyannis Golf Club, 1800 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

 

March 10 - Yarmouth St Patrick's Day Parade

 

March 25th [NEW DATE] - Brewster Dems

Tickets are now available for the 2018 Kamarck Award Luncheonon Saturday, March 25th. The Brewster Dems will be honoring Representative Sarah Peake for her dedication to promoting policies and legislation that make our community stronger. There will also be a special posthumous award to Mary Lou Pettit. Hors-d'oeuvres buffet luncheon, and Cash Bar are available.

Where: Captains Golf Course, 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster
Tickets are $35. To purchase on Act Blue, go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018kamarck
Please make checks payable to: Brewster Democratic Town Committee, c/o Treasurer Bob Gaughran
49 Thousand Oaks Drive, Brewster, MA 02631 For further info, contact Katie Jacobus. 

 

Wednesday, April 18 - Hyannis DTC - How the Changing Climate Affects Cape Cod, A Community Forum

A community forum on How the Changing Climate Affects Cape Cod will be held on Wednesday, April 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd., Route 28, Hyannis. Doors open at 6:30. 
 A distinguished panel of speakers will present current information on climate impacts and answer questions from audience members. In addition, representatives from local environmental organizations will offer ideas on how community members can be engaged in important efforts on local climate issues. The panel will be moderated by Britt Beedenbender, Town Councilor, Precinct 4, Barnstable.

Speakers for the event will be Richard Delaney, President and CEO, Center for Coastal Studies, Andrew Gottlieb, Executive Director, Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, Jo Ann Muramoto, Ph.D, Director of Science Programs, APCC, and Madhavi Venkatesan, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, Northeastern University and Executive Director of Sustainable Practices.

The forum is sponsored by the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee, in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and is free and open to the public.

Sat, Feb 24 - 4pm - 6pm - Come support Julian Cyr's re-election!

Enjoy libations & light refreshments. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Suggested Contribution: Supporters: $25, Friend: $50, Host: $100, Patron: $250

RSVP

From Maura Healey

This morning, in a bold editorial, in the Boston Herald, Maura declared that this is "not a reality we can accept"

Right now Maura is asking you to share her message on Facebook. Tweet out your support with these messages or some of your own.

.@maura_healey is right – Massachusetts has some of the strongest gun laws on the books, and it’s past time that children across this country receive the same protections as our kids. #GunReformNow
Proud to live in a state and support an AG that won’t be backed down by the gun lobby. Thank you @maura_healey for speaking out for the majority of Americans who support common-sense gun reforms #EndGunViolence “It's heartbreaking to think about the worry they have to endure as they send their kids off to school..."

Our goal is to place one Letter To the Editor in every paper across the state. - www.maurahealey.com

 ~~~ PRIOR LISTINGS ~~~

February 24: Harwich DTC Presidents’ Day Brunch at The 400 in East Harwich at 10 AM

http://harwichdemocrats.com & http://harwichdemocrats.org - The Special Guest is Julian Cyr, and we will honor the Mabel Canto and James Noonan awardees.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Dennis Democratic Town Committee

Dennis Police Station, Community Room, Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis, MA.
Join Cleon Turner, Dennis Selectman, who will discuss Dennis Yarmouth Regional School issues that both Yarmouth and Dennis are facing, and Josh Zakim, Boston City Councilor and candidate for Secretary of State.  All are welcome.

Bill Keating's campaign - Nomination signature collection - Bill Keating's campaign is gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot this November and YOUR help is needed because he must collect more than 3,000 handwritten signatures over the next few weeks. Whether it will be only you signing or if you can gather 15, 25, or more signatures, everyone bit helps. Or, you can contact the campaign.  On behalf of Congressman Keating, thank you!
http://www.keatingforcongress.com/nominationpapers
https://www.facebook.com/ElectBillKeating/posts/10156132527657767

Fifth Annual CWC International Women's Day Breakfast

The Cape Women's Coalition invites you to join in their fifth-anniversary celebration of women and our resilience.  

Friday, March 2 - 8 AM - 10 AM (Breakfast at 7:45AM) http://capewomenscoalition.com
DoubleTree Hotel, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MAhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-international-womens-day-breakfast-tickets-42847677557

Donations are encouraged: www.eventbrite.com/e/support-our-resilience-tickets-43006144536

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February 24: Harwich Presidents’ Day Brunch at The 400 in East Harwich at 10 AM

Please note that the brunch has returned to its historic location - 400 East Restaurant, East Harwich, MA http://harwichdemocrats.com & http://harwichdemocrats.org - The Special Guest is Julian Cyr and we will honor the Mabel Canto and James Noonan awardees.

SCIENCE MATTERS! LEARN ABOUT THE EASTERN COYOTE - friendsofcapewildlife.org

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 - 12:00 to 1:30 PM (donations welcome)
Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street, Hyannis
Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology: Myths vs. Facts - By: Dr. Jon Way

Followed by Protest of Killing Contest being held by Powder Horn Outfitters (2 PM to 4 PM), 210 Barnstable Road, Hyannis, MA. Please RSVP louise@kaneproductions.net https://facebook.com/events/327750941066457/

Feb 10 - 6pm - Media Literacy and “Fake News”: Decoding Media in 2018 - LWV
Cape Cod Media Center, Shad Hole Road, Dennis

Sunday, February 11, 11 AM - 1 PM - DEFENDING FAIR ELECTIONS @ Brewster Ladies' Library

How You Can Fight Voter Suppression and Expand Democracy—Now!
Common Cause Massachusetts and Lower Cape Indivisible - This event is free and open to the public.

Forum Panelists:
Joyce Hackett Field Organizer for Common Cause MA, and Founder, Lift+Every+Vote
Scotti Finnegan Co-President - League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area
Sarah Peake - State Representative for the 4th Barnstable District
Emma Comp - Cape Cod Community College – college student and activist
Ross Berry - George Washington University graduate – political activist and organizer

Tue Feb 13 · Cape Housing Advocacy Training - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Shepley Showcase - https://www.facebook.com/capecdp/

February 14th - 4th Annual "One Billion Rising" Event
https://youtu.be/nTbtwlPr1bY?t=21
Each year across the world, people gather in solidarity to rise up against abuse, violence and the exploitation of women. Join us at the Yarmouth Senior Center on Wednesday, February 14th from 2:00-5:30 p.m. and be part of this worldwide event. This year's event will feature a panel of local speakers who will discuss abuse of women in our society. The event will conclude with an illumination ceremony and moment of silence, and interactive "artistic uprising" painting activity. 

Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Dennis Democratic Town Committee
Dennis Police Station, Community Room, Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis, MA.
Join Cleon Turner, Dennis Selectman, who will discuss Dennis Yarmouth Regional School issues that both Yarmouth and Dennis are facing, and Josh Zakim, Boston City Councilor and candidate for Secretary of State.  All are welcome.

February 22nd - Celebrate National Margarita Day - 6pm
Nauset Disposal and GUAPO's are raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands! The party will start at 6PM but there will be activities going on all day at GAUPO's.

 

Bill Keating's campaign - Nomination signature collection - Bill Keating's campaign is gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot this November and YOUR help is needed because he must collect more than 3,000 handwritten signatures over the next few weeks. Whether it will be only you signing or if you can gather 15, 25, or more signatures, everyone bit helps. Or, you can contact the campaign at (508) 591-0984 or by emailing volunteer@billkeating.org.  On behalf of Congressman Keating, thank you!
http://www.keatingforcongress.com/nominationpapers
https://www.facebook.com/ElectBillKeating/posts/10156132527657767

Fifth Annual CWC International Women's Day Breakfast

The Cape Women's Coalition invites you to join us in their fifth-anniversary celebration of women and our resilience.  

Friday, March 2 - 8 AM - 10 AM (Breakfast at 7:45AM) http://capewomenscoalition.com
DoubleTree Hotel, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-international-womens-day-breakfast-tickets-42847677557

March 2, March 9, & March 23 - Cord Cutting Workshops

State Representatives Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich), Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown), Will Crocker (R-Barnstable), and Tim Whelan (R-Brewster), and state Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) announced that they scheduled a series of cord-cutting workshops across Cape Cod. The first session is slated for March 2, at the Sandwich Council on Aging. The Yarmouth South Library will host the second on March 9; the final, at the Harwich Council on Aging, on March 23. All seminars will be free and open to the public.

 

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SOTU and other events...

Where are you watching the State of the Union tonight?
Do you have any good Bingo cards or games? 
The Caucuses are coming up.  It's a great way to meet others in the Party and learn how the Convention and caucus process works. Please check with your town committee on the latest details or at  https://massdems.org/convention/2018-caucus-dates

Town DTC

Day

Time

Caucus Location

Address

Barn-stable

2/7

6 PM

Centerville Rec

524 Main Street

Bourne

2/10

10 AM

Jonathan Bourne Public Library

19 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA 02532

Brewster

2/10

10 AM

Brewster Town Hall - Rooms A and B

2198 Main St, Brewster, MA

Chatham

2/17

9:30 AM

Chatham Comm Center

702 Main Street, Chatham, MA

Dennis

2/10

12 PM

Dennis Police Dept

90 Bob Crowell Rd, South Dennis, MA

Eastham

2/24

10 AM

Eastham Town Library

190 Samoset Rd, Eastham, MA

Falmouth

2/11

1 PM

Morse Pond School

323 Jones Road, Falmouth MA 02540

Harwich

2/3

10 AM

Harwich Comm Center

100 Oak Street, Harwich

Mashpee

2/10

10 AM

Mashpee Town Hall

16 Great Neck Rd N, Mashpee, MA 02649

Nan-tucket

2/3

9:30 AM

Atheneum

1 India Street

Orleans

2/6

6 PM

Town Hall

19 School Road

Province-town

2/24

10 AM

Seamen's Bank - Conf Room

221 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA

Plymouth

3/3

10 AM

The Spire Center

25-1/2 Main St

Sandwich

2/10

11 AM

Sandwich Council on Aging 

270 Quaker Meeting House Rd., East Sandwich

Tisbury

3/3

10 AM

Tisbury Senior Center

34 Pine Tree Road, Vineyard Haven

Truro

2/3

10 AM

Truro Comm Center

7 Standish Way, North Truro

Wellfleet

2/10

9:10 AM

Wellfleet Public Library

55 West Main Street

Yarmouth

2/17

1 PM

Yarmouth Police Dept.

340 Higgins Crowell Rd., West Yarmouth

February 24: Harwich Presidents’ Day Brunch at The 400 in East Harwich at 10 AM

Please note that the brunch has returned to its historic location - 400 East Restaurant, East Harwich, MA http://harwichdemocrats.com & http://harwichdemocrats.org - The Special Guest is Julian Cyr and we will honor the Mabel Canto and James Noonan awardees.

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CALL TO ACTION for the SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT!

JANUARY 31st State-Wide CALL-IN DAY - CALL BOTH YOUR STATE SENATOR and REPRESENTATIVE on JAN 31st! https://www.miracoalition.org/safe-communities

“My name is __________and I am a constituent. I live in _________________(Town). I am calling because I support the Safe Communities Act (S.1305) and want to urge _________________(your legislator) to call the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security (Senator Moore and Representative Naughton) and ask them to give the bill a swift and favorable report before the February 7 report-out deadline.”


State Senators on Cape Cod

Vinny deMacedo   -  Julian Cyr

 

State Representatives on Cape Cod

Timothy Whelan   -  Will Crocker

David Vieira   -  Sarah Peake

Randy Hunt   -  Dylan Fernandes

 

~~~ Other Area Events ~~~

Automatic Voter Registration Lobby Day, Jan 31

24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, United States - The Election Modernization Coalition will be hosting a lobby day on January 31st to convince legislators to make Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) a top priority in 2018.

THU, FEB 1 - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM - CCYP After Hours Connect

The Loft Restaurant at the Cove, West Yarmouth

FRI, FEB 2 - 7:30 AM - 9 AM - Cape Cod Tech Council - The Agile Manifesto – First Friday, Feb 2018
Hyannis Golf Club, Iyannough Rd

Sun Feb 4 · 11:30 AM - Super Bowl Sunday Polar Bear Plunge
Craigville Beach, Town of Barnstable

February 14 - One Billion Rising 2:00 PM—5:30 PM

Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, W. Yarmouth, MA 02673

RSVP’s not required but welcome to plan for refreshments and space. 508-394-7606, X 1330

We RISE as part of the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history, This is a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. We have some very special panelists being assembled to talk about the many ways WOMEN are abused in our society.

We will be Uniting in Solidarity while sharing this very special intergenerational event with a panel discussion and an Artistic Expression in Painting which will be facilitated by Art Therapist, Marianne May O’Neill. The event will close with an illumination ceremony and a moment of silence.

Join us in our fourth year of celebration as we continue to be promoted as experiential learning while taking a stand against abuse in Yarmouth. It is our Valentine to our Community here and around the world. Paintings will be shown at a later date as an exhibit.

Agencies and organizations will be present with information tables include:
Independence House, Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coalition, Elder Services, Hoarding Task Force, Suicide Prevention and Visiting Nurses of Cape Cod.

Panelists include: Barbara Burgo, Commissioner, Barnstable County Human Rights
Commission. Penny Duby, Chair of the Cape Cod and Islands Commission for the
Status of Women. Chris Morin, Prevention, Education, Independence House, Inc. Paul Pronovost, Executive Editor of the Cape Cod Times. Ryleigh Vaughan, D/Y Leo Club 

 

Maura Healey is looking for Caucus Help and Volunteers.  BTW, her website is available in Esperanto, Yiddish, and Latin, but not Klingon.

FEBRUARY 11 - 3 - 4:30 PM at The Chatham Community Center Hosted by Lower Cape Indivisible

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CIDC Caucuses & more...

Don't forget to get your flu shot and donate blood!

The Caucuses are coming up.  It's a great way to meet others in the Party and learn how the Convention and caucus process works. Please check with your town committee on the details.
Town/Ward Committee Date Time
Barnstable 2/7/2018 6 PM
Bourne 2/10/2018 10 AM
Brewster 2/10/2018 10 AM
Chatham 2/17/2018 9:30 AM
Dennis 2/10/2018 12 PM
Eastham TBA  
Falmouth 2/11/2018 1 PM
Harwich 2/3/2018 10 AM
Mashpee 2/10/2018 10AM
Martha's Vineyard TBD  
Nantucket 2/3/2018 9:30 AM
Orleans 2/6/2018 6 PM
Plymouth 3/3/2018 10 AM
Provincetown 2/24/2018 10 AM
Tisbury 3/3/2018 10 AM
Truro 2/3/2018 10 AM
Wellfleet 2/10/2018 9:10 AM
Yarmouth 2/17/2018 1 PM

 

February 10, 2018 - Mashpee Democratic Caucus has been moved to Mashpee Townhall
16 Great Neck Road North, Mashpee, MA 02649. Doors Open: 9:30 AM, Caucus Begins: 10 AM


February 17 - Chatham Democratic Caucus, 9:30 AM

We will be electing delegates to the State Convention in June.

 

February 17 @ 1pm - Yarmouth Caucus for the Democratic State Convention
The caucus to elect delegates to the 2018 Democratic State Convention will take place on Saturday at the Yarmouth Police Dept meeting room, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd, So Yarmouth.
We will be electing 13 delegates ( 6 female, 6 male and 1 either) and 4 alternate delegates (2 female and 2 male). Registered Democrats in the town of Yarmouth are eligible to run.
This year's Convention will take place at the DCU Center, Worcester on Fri. June 1, & Sat. June 2.
For further information please feel free to contact, Bob Isadore



February 24: Harwich Presidents’ Day Brunch at The 400 in East Harwich at 10 AM

400 East Restaurant, East Harwich, MA http://harwichdemocrats.com

http://harwichdemocrats.org - The Special Guest is Julian Cyr and we will honor the Mabel Canto and James Noonan awardees.

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~~~ Other Events of Note ~~~

Feb 19 - Kickoff fundraiser for Jack Stanton
Message from Jack Stanton, Candidate for State Rep from Barnstable 5th District: I just wanted to pass along info of my campaign kickoff / 1st fundraiser. We have locked down Presidents Day as a date (2/19) at 6:30 PM at Cape Cod Beer. We will have a live band, food, & a cash bar. Donations will be accepted. I'm hoping for a nice intergenerational crowd where we can share some laughs & build some enthusiasm for the months ahead
HELP NEEDED - Looking for caucus volunteers
My name is Lily Welch and I'm the field organizer for the Cape and Islands for Elizabeth Warren's reelection campaign. I'll be working with the Cape and Islands to help reelect Elizabeth and keep her fighting for us in Washington. 
Caucuses are fast approaching and we are looking for eager volunteers to help collect signatures for Elizabeth's nomination. We hope to be at every Cape caucus to make statements of support and collect signatures, but we need your help. If you will be attending your caucus and are interested in volunteering for us, please contact me at elizabethwarren.com
We look forward to having you on our team! Best, Lily
Lillian Welch, Field Organizer, Elizabeth Warren for Senate
Help Protect the Mass Coasts:
For more information on preventing drilling for oil off our coast, please check out https://environmentmassachusetts.org
Cape Cod PATH was recently recognized for their work against human trafficking.
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January 28 @ 5 pm - 8 pm - Indivisible Outer Cape will hold a potluck dinner

An evening of “resistance fun and games” at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Church of St. Mary of the Harbor, 517 Commercial St. in Provincetown.

Those attending are asked to bring a potluck item with an ingredient list. Games will include Indictment Bingo, Trump Trivia and 45 Charades. More information is available from Shira Kavon

 

Help Needed - Maura Healy Campaign

At this year’s Democratic Convention, delegates will nominate a candidate for Senator, Governor, Attorney General and other contested offices. Most importantly, it will be a time for us to gather and get charged up for the November elections.

If you’ve never been involved before and need more information,  click here 

If you’re already planning to attend your caucus and want to be a part of our campaign team, click here to volunteer to be a Healey Caucus Organizer. You would distribute brochures and bumper stickers, as well as collect names for our email list.

Last year, local Democrats reported unprecedented numbers of new people getting involved. Let’s work together to make sure we continue this wave by brining new people into the party.

There’s too much at stake now to sit on the sidelines. Join us. - Deborah Shah, Field Director

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RIP Duncan Wall

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Duncan Wall, long time member of the Yarmouth Democratic town Committee. Duncan has been an unwavering supporter of Democratic values even through the past difficult years of his declining health. He will be greatly missed. - Bob Isadore, YDTC Chair
Cards of condolences can be mailed to Carol Wall, 50 Ancient Way, Yarmouth Port, Ma. 02675
 
There will be a memorial service held on February 17, 2:00 PM at the Brewster UU Church, 1969 Main Street, Brewster Ma
 
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