Feb-021618

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 24th - Brewster Dems

Tickets are now available for the 2018 Kamarck Award Luncheonon Saturday, March 24th. 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 #RealNews

Our party leaders need your support nationwide.  Please pick a candidate or cause that you can help with.  This is a war of inches.  Every call, letter, or volunteer hour helps move the needle to more rational times.
The CIDC Fellowship Program officially launches on Sunday, March 4th with an 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.  To apply, please fill out this form by Monday, February 26th!
To renew your membership or donate to the CIDC, please go to https://squareup.com/store/cape-and-islands-democratic-council-pac Make sure to contact the event organizers directly for the most up-to-date information and to register or RSVP.   https://massdems.org/your-party/town-and-ward-committees  
Don't forget to share the news with your friends via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 
- Sandy & Robin & Mark & Amy

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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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

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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January-01182018

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 PM YDTC Meeting

Just a reminder, due to the damage to the Yarmouth Town Hall meeting room caused by a burst pipe, our meeting on will be held at the Yarmouth Police Dept meeting room @ 1 Brad Erickson Way, West Yarmouth, MA

Our guest speaker will be Yarmouth Chief of Police, Frank Frederickson who will discuss the challenges we face with the opioid crisis in Yarmouth and Cape Cod. After the chief's presentation, there will be a question and answer period. This meeting is open to the public. Please feel free to bring your friends.

Members with last names beginning with M-Z, please consider bringing something to share. As always the committee will provide coffee. Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th, Bob Isadore, Chair, Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee

1/20/18 Candlelight Vigil at the Hyannis Village Green, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Join Cape Cod PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans) for a candlelight vigil to recognize the 21 million people currently enslaved in sex and labor trafficking, which exists everywhere across the globe. Support Cape Cod PATH’s mission to eradicate modern-day slavery on the Cape through education and awareness. - www.capecodpath.org

Best regards, Janice Hank, Chair Cape Cod PATH

Don't forget to share the news with your friends via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 

TONIGHT - January 18, 2018Bourne Town Democratic Committee Meeting
7 p.m. at the National Marine Life Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay - www.bournedemocrats.org

The meeting will include a tour of National Marine Life Center, and explanation of caucuses and Democratic State Convention scheduled for June 1 and 2 in Worcester

JAN 20 - Cape and Islands Women’s March - 11AM - 1PM

Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

http://capedemocrats.org/cape-womens-march-2018

A kick-off rally on the anniversary of last year’s historic marches in Washington, Boston and around the country will begin at 11am on the Hyannis Village Green. Immediately after the rally, the group will march down Main Street in Hyannis. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic for the march.


All are invited. Signs are welcome. Rally space is unlimited. There are parking lots nearby. One is next to Town Hall off South Street, another is off North Street in the 300 block. Carpooling makes sense. Arriving early is advised.

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Sat., Jan. 20, at 9:30AM - Chatham Democratic Committee Meeting, Chatham Community Center

We will be meeting on Sat., Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Center. The agenda includes a Cape Coordinator for the Jay Gonzalez campaign for Governor.   We will also discuss plans for the Feb. caucus, fundraising, and other issues.

Jan 22 - Public Meeting of the Mass. Senate Task Force on Local Retail
Hosted by Julian Cyr at 1:30 PM - 3 PM
Alberto's Restaurant - 360 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601

Please join us for a public meeting of the Massachusetts State Senate Task Force on Strengthening Local Retail. The meeting will be on Monday, January 22nd from 1:30pm - 3pm at Alberto's in Hyannis. All are welcome to attend and share feedback with task force members on priorities for the retail economy on the Cape & Islands. For more information and questions please contact Pat in Senator Cyr’s office: Patrick.Johnson@masenate.gov

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 a.m.

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

February 24: Harwich Presidents’ Day Brunch at Land Ho!

 

JANUARY 28, 2018 - 5 P.M. - INDIVISIBLE OUTER CAPE - A RESISTANCE POTLUCK
BRING A DISH TO SHARE - ST. MARY OF THE HARBOR, 517 COMMERCIAL ST., PROVINCETOWN

Like us on Facebook! Visit us at indivisibleoutercape.org

 

Monday, January 29th - PDTC January Meeting - Plymouth Center For the Arts, 7pm

We will be joined by -- Quentin Palfrey, candidate for Lt. Governor and 
Jack Stanton, candidate for State Representative in 5th Barnstable (which includes Plymouth's 9th Precinct)

2018 Plymouth Democratic Caucus - ~Please note the date change~ Saturday, March 3rd, 10am
The Spire Center - (Please be aware that under new 2018 rules, all persons running for delegate positions must be present at caucus)

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January Update - Candidates for Governor, Chili with Julian and MORE >>>

Saturday, January 27th - 10AM-5PM - Second-Annual Cape Grassroots Campaign Training
Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennis Port, Massachusetts 

We’re partnering with Mass Alliance for our second annual Cape Grassroots Training for progressive candidates for local office and campaign volunteers.  If you plan to work on a campaign or run for office, this class will give you a head start over the competition.

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Make sure to contact the event organizers directly for the most up-to-date information and to register or RSVP.   https://massdems.org/your-party/town-and-ward-committees  
Don't forget to share the news with your friends via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 

JAN 20 - Cape and Islands Women’s March - 11AM - 1PM

Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

 


Monday, January 8 - 7 PM - Safe Communities Act Meeting

Falmouth Public Library in Falmouth, Massachusetts - By Massachusetts for Equality and Racial Justice

January 14 - East Sandwich - Chili Party in support of Julian Cyr - 12:30PM - 2:00PM 

Join Julian to discuss opportunities to support his upcoming re-election at the home of Linell Grundman - 51 Wing Blvd - East Sandwich, MA 02537, If you have questions, please email sharon@durkanconsulting.com · 

 

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10 AM - Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Friday, January 19-21 - 5 PM - MassDems.org - Democratic Campaign Institute
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, Massachusetts
By Lowell Democratic City Committee, Cost: $75
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/democratic-campaign-institute-tickets-39847687506
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852 

Jan 20 - 2PM - Women's March: Anniversary film screening
Falmouth Public Library in Falmouth, Massachusetts - https://www.facebook.com/events/2006671656276248/

Jan 20 - 4 PM - Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ) Winter Potluck Fund-raiser
143 Colonial Way, West Falmouth by Coalition for Social Justice
Event for Engage Falmouth · Hosted by Sandra Faiman

 

Sunday, January 2810:00am - Brunch with Jay Gonzalez, Candidate for Governor

at the home of Lu Matrascia and Joanne Benyo at 40 Dauphine Dr, Yarmouth Port

Stop in for brunch to meet Jay Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor. Jay will be speaking, taking questions, and discussing his plans for the Commonwealth.

Bring friends and neighbors. Hear Jay! Ask questions! Join Jay’s team if you like what you hear!

If you’d like to volunteer for the campaign, learn more, or attend this event, please RSVP with Amaury

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Happy 2018!

Happy New Year from the CIDC.  This is our year to take back the House and the Senate!
Make sure to contact the event organizers directly for the most up-to-date information and to register or RSVP.   https://massdems.org/your-party/town-and-ward-committees  Don't forget to share the news with your friends via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 
Many of our candidates are facing serious competition this year! Are we missing an upcoming event or fundraiser? Is there a cause we should organize for? Email news@capedemocrats.com to get it added to the list.

The MassDems Caucus dates are being announced at https://massdems.org/convention/2018-caucus-dates
Saturday, January 6th - Brewster DTC
Join the Brewster Democratic Town Committee this Saturday at 10AM at the Brewster Police Department community room for our January meeting. We will have two guest speakers: Jimmy Tingle, who is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and Collin Mickle from the Immigrant Resource Center in Hyannis. 
The three candidates for Governor are preparing for the upcoming caucuses: Setti WarrenJay Gonzalez, and Bob Massie
Locally, Lou Cerrone is looking for help & delegates for Setti's campaign.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the Setti Warren campaign should contact Lou Cerrone

On Sunday, January 7th at 6 PM, they are also having an organizational and training meeting.  

 

JAN14 - East Sandwich - Chili Party in support of Julian Cyr - 12:30PM - 2:00PM 

Join Julian to discuss opportunities to support his upcoming re-election. 

If you have questions, please email sharon@durkanconsulting.com · Hosted by Julian Cyr and Linell Marie Grundman

https://www.facebook.com/events/1951794768182402/

 

JAN 20 - Cape and Islands Women’s March - 11AM - 1PM

Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

https://www.facebook.com/events/524472081241765/

The Harwich DTC has announced their 2018 dates for your calendar

HDTC Monthly Meeting, January 6th, 10:00 am. @ the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St.

Speakers include: Steve Craffey (Monomoy Regional School Committee), Ed McManus (Assembly of Delegates) and Judith Underwood (Harwich Housing Authority)

We will also finalize plans for the 19th Annual Brunch including 2018 Award Recipients

February 3rd, 10:00 amCaucus to Elect Delegates to 2018 State Convention followed by Monthly Meeting @ Harwich Community Center

We will be electing 7 Delegates and 3 Alternates to represent our town at the June 2nd Convention in Worcester. Please note this is a nominating convention and delegates will be making a public vote for Governor; Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie or Setti Warren. There may also be contested races for Lt.Governor and Secretary of State

February 24th, 10:00 am - 19th Annual JFK Presidents Day Brunch @ Land Ho, Harwichport, $25.00.

All candidates for state-wide offices in contested races will be invited to speak as well as Congressman Keating, Senator Cyr, and Representative Sarah Peake

March 3rd, April 7th, May 5thHDTC Monthly Meetings, 10:00 a.m. @ Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St, Harwich.

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December - Setti Warren, Maura Healey, and holiday events

With the win in Alabama, Democrats have shown that they are fighting back for the needs of our country, our first responders, our workers, our minorities, immigrants, and our disadvantaged neighbors.  

During the Holidays, please get out to meet the neighbors, break bread together, and prepare for a tide of blue victories in 2018!  
Feel free to forward this email on to your friends or print a copy to share at meetings.  If you are getting this list forwarded on to you and you want to subscribe, please go to http://capeandislandsdemocrats.com/contact-us 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Sandy & Robin & Mark & Amy


Make sure to contact the event organizers directly for the most up-to-date information and to register or RSVP.   https://massdems.org/your-party/town-and-ward-committees  Don't forget to share the news with your friends via Facebook and Twitter at http://CapeDemocrats.com 

Many of our candidates are facing serious competition this year! Are we missing an upcoming event or fundraiser? Is there a cause we should organize for? Contact us thru this site to get it added to the list.

The MassDems Caucus dates are being announced at https://massdems.org/convention/2018-caucus-dates

Friday, Dec 15th - Harwich - Conversation with Setti Warren - 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA
Please come meet Democratic Candidate for Governor, Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, MA. This is an important race with an upcoming primary to see who will challenge Charlie Baker. You will hear from Mayor Warren and be able to ask questions about the issues that concern you. RSVP to erharder.com

Mayor Warren is accepting donations at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/034em

Tuesday, December 19- Cultivar in Boston - Maura Healey Fundraiser

We’re three weeks away from 2018. Maura’s ready to run and we need to be ready for her.
Next Tuesday evening in Boston, we’ll be hosting our final event of the year. Maura needs you there.
The key to being successful in 2018 is exceeding our fundraising goals in 2017. We need to maximize our support now to be able to get Maura’s message out around the state, to empower the grassroots and to beat back the deep-pocketed special interests eager to knock her out.
Last week, Politico Playbook named Maura to its influential “18 to Watch in 2018” list.

On Tuesday night, join us at Cultivar on Court Street in Boston at 5:30 p.m. for our big end-of-year celebration. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/20171219_cultivar

Thursday, December 14 - Chatham - Congressman Keating staffers to meet today

Lower Meeting Room, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St. Chatham MA - 1:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Congressman Bill Keating’s staff members—District Director Michael Jackman and District Counsel Andrew Nelson—will attend a meeting in Chatham to present the congressman’s views on current issues and answer questions from the audience. This meeting is sponsored by the Chatham Harwich Newcomers Club’s Current Discussions group and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec 19 - Mashpee Democratic Town Committee Mtg - 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Regular Monthly Meeting of the Mashpee Democratic town committee
http://www.facebook.com/events/482785675390594/

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CIDC Election Day and Event Updates

Tue, Nov 7 - Bridging the Divide - http://lowercapeindivisible.com/events

Brewster Ladies' Library Central Library - https://www.facebook.com/pg/LowerCapeIndivisible/events

Nov 8 - Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod
Hyannis Resort and Conference Center - https://www.facebook.com/pg/capecodfoundation/events

Nov 9 - Hyannis - CCYP & Kiwanis Networking Night at Cape Cod Beer at 6 PM · http://KiwanisCC.com

Saturday, Nov. 11 8:30 am - the Orpheum in Chatham - Cape Downwinders is pleased to host Robbie Leppzer and his important film, Power Struggle, on the citizen fight to close Energy's Vermont Yankee. The film highlights the hard work of many Vermont and Massachusetts activists over years of dedication and the impact elected officials, including Governor Shumlin, had on the VY closure. Robbie has a second film in the works on our Pilgrim struggle, Nuclear Gamble, and will show a trailer of that project. A panel discussion will follow the film. 

Tickets for this special screening event are $12 and are available online at: http://20846.formovietickets.com:2235/T.ASP?WCI=BT&Page=PickTickets&SHOWID=13179
Please invite your friends to the event at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/power.struggle.film/events

We are grateful to Kevin McLain, Executive Director of the Orpheum Theater, for his generosity and support of this important project and Mary Conathan, who has taken the reins to organize this important event.

Sunday, November 12th - A Conversation with Setti Warren about the Opioid Epidemic, 1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540
Every day, five people suffer a fatal overdose, over 50 people suffer non-fatal overdoses, and about 70 people become addicted to opioids across Massachusetts. An estimated quarter of a million people are living with an addiction to prescription or synthetic opioids in Massachusetts right now. The stakes are high. We can’t afford to leave any good ideas off the table.
R.S.V.P. at http://settiwarren.com/townhall
Questions? Contact Ben at bkaplan@settiwarren.com or 781-835-6669
Share with your friends via https://m.facebook.com/settiwarren/events

Tuesday, November 14 - Mass. Campaign for Single Payer Health Care is holding a lobby day that Senator Cyr and State Senator Jamie Eldridge are both helping to host. Please come up to Boston for it if you’re able. The day will be spent advocating for Senator Cyr’s single payer benchmark bill and Senator Eldridge’s Medicare for all bill. The Senate is also taking up an omnibus health care reform bill next week – and Senator Cyr is working hard to have his single payer benchmark proposal (which is a proposal Senator Wolf had made previously) added to the bill. That omnibus bill is online here. It is being taken up this Wednesday and Thursday. And comes after the senate just recently passed a bold and comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. Lots of progressive action going on right now.
https://actionnetwork.org/events/right-to-health-ma-lobby-day
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S610/BillHistory
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2202

Tuesday, November 14 - Effective Letter Writing in the Age of Trump - Lower Cape Indivisible
6:30 PM - 8 PM - https://facebook.com/LowerCapeIndivisible/events
First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist, 1969 Main St, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

Wednesday, November 15 - CCICSW REGIONAL OPEN HEARING ON WOMEN’S ISSUES
5:30-7:30 PM in Science Lecture Hall Room C
Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable

Our Commission is responsible for studying, reviewing and reporting on the status of women across the Cape & Islands to the State Commission. Public hearings help us to identify priorities and to help inform our elected officials of the effect of proposed legislation on women. People may comment to CICSWinfo@gmail.com 

For more information please visit www.ccicsw.com or 
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-on-the-status-of-women-0

November 18 - Wellfleet Dems - Annual Potluck Party - 5 to 8 PM, hosted by Paul Pilcher & Dan Lawson

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