I haven't been blogging here much since I have been spending my time on working to elect Democrats. Since I last wrote, I have been elected to the Democratic National Committee, attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and worked to elect Democrats.
This past weekend I hosted a Democratic Open House at my home. I don't have an exact count but I estmitate that close to 300 people attended the event.
Sunday is kind of a blur. When you invite thousands of people to your home, some of them come. The holiday party at my home has taken on a life of its own in a way that I never anticipated. Guests at my house on Sunday included Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Jim McGovern, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, Treasurer Steve Grossman and Attorney General Martha Coakley. A Governor’s Councillor and a Governor’s Councillor-elect attended. As far as local legislators, we had Senators Jamie Eldridge, Ben Downing and Sal DiDomenico as well as Representatives Jen Benson, Kate Hogan, Tom Sannicandro, Chris Walsh, David Linsky and Representatives-Elect Danielle Gregoire and Jeff Roy. Worcester County DA, Joe Early and Register of Probate, Steve Abraham, both attended, Mayor Joe Curtatone of Somerville joined us. My friend and colleague on the DSC, Michelle Wu, a candidate for Boston City Council was with us. I was particlularly pleased that Elizabeth Warren posed with me wearing a T-shirt promoting my newsletter, Donaghue's Democratic Dispatch.
Now it's time to get back to work. The Westborough DTC will have a meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 7 PM the Tatnuck Bookseller event room. We are asking people bring non-perishable food for a food drive for the Westborough Food Pantry. We'll also be having a discussion about the recent elections and what we want to do as a committee. And very importantly, we'll be electing Associate Members of the Democratic Town Committee. Please note, a voter must be a registered Democrat to serve on the Democratic Town Committee. We will have voter registration forms available for those who are interested in registering as Democrats.
We will also be preparing for our caucus in February at which we will be electing delegates to the State Convention. Folks who are interested in serving as delegates or voting at the caucus need to be registered Democrats as of December 31.