CIDC Mid-October Update

We're entering the home stretch for our Bylaw revisions, a few ballot initiatives, and the Nov 7th elections.  Please make sure that your friends know about the Votes coming up for Cape Tech on 10/24 and the General Election on Nov 7th. 


October 10-12 - Raise Up Massachusetts will be gathering signatures for two ballot questions--$15 minimum wage and paid family and medical leave--in the cafeteria at Cape Cod Community College during lunch time, from 11:30-1:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 10-12. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Betsy Smith, [email protected], with your preferred date.

Brewster Dems meet the 2nd Saturday of the month, at 10 am at the Brewster Police Station, 631 Harwich Road. (If the 2nd Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, the meeting will be held on the first Saturday of the month.) For more information, or email [email protected]

Monday, October 16 - Dennis Democratic Town Committee meeting at 7 pm
Dennis Police Department, Community Room, Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis, MA.
Join Dennis Selectmen for a review and input regarding the October 17  Dennis Special Town Meeting warrant. In the current economic environment, town officials are facing financial and budgetary difficulties, which will affect all residents. Be informed as to what strategy is being proposed.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by the Dennis Democratic Town Committee - 508 385-2366.

Thursday, October 19 - Bourne Democratic Town Committee October meeting,  7 pm - 8:30 pm, 
Bourne Community Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay
ON THE AGENDA: John Walsh, Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 2007 to 2013

Friday, October 20 - BARBARA GRAY LEGACY AWARD - Outer Cape Democratic Coalition

Presentation and Dinner to Honor - Mary Jane Gibson, Master of Ceremonies, Representative Sarah Peake, Keynote Speaker, Philip W. Johnston

You can now pay via ActBlue

Saturday, October 21 - The next meeting of the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee is at 1:00 pm at the Yarmouth Town Hall. 
Special guest speaker: Candidate for Gov. Jay Gonzalez,  Q & A will follow his presentation. 
Questions, please call Bob Isadore @ 508-362-1696 or email [email protected]

Non-partisan events:

Sunday, October 15th - Dennis Port - Sight Loss Services, Inc. ‘White Cane’ Gala

Honoring Guest Speaker, State Senator Julian Cyr, for his work in health advocacy and keep Our Sight Loss Support Groups going.
Sea View Restaurant, 76 Chase Avenue, Dennis Port
Social Time at 6:00, Dinner at 7:00
Tickets: $75 each, Tables Available, Call (508)255-8380 for Reservations & Information, Email [email protected]

Friday, October 20th - Friends of the Harwich Council of the Aging - Big Band Dinner and Dancing from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
The Sea View, 76 Chase St, Dennis Port
For details and to RSVP, see

On Saturday, October 28, at the Harwich Community Center, Professor Peter Ubertaccio of Stonehill College will discuss Executive Power and the Constitution. Q & A will follow the presentation.

Join them for coffee at 9:30 am, the program begins at 10.


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Stay vigilant, Sandy & Mark & Amy


October 10 & 11 - Information Sessions for Cape Cod Tech School Construction
The Cape Cod Tech School in Harwich is having sessions on the multi-town construction vote: Wellfleet Senior Center on October 10, and at Cape Tech again on October 11. Officials will discuss the need for the new facility, which would replace the current 43-year-old school.
Learn More:

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM - CIDC General Meeting

Cape Space - 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis
Our special guest speaker will be Congressman Bill Keating.  We will also vote on the Bylaw revisions. 
Please share with your friends

Thursday, October 19th - Informational Session about Setti Warren, Candidate for Governor
Harwich Community Center
, 100 Oak St, Harwich from 5 - 6:30 PM
Come learn how you can volunteer to help with Setti Warren's Campaign for Governor
RSVP to [email protected] for more information.

October 20 - Cape Women’s Coalition Roundtable - HOW TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY…IN PUBLIC
Optimist Café, 134 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, from 8:00 to 10:00 am

This presentation will help women learn how to present their points precisely and confidently.   The more women are able to speak up, the more they are able to effect change.  Buffet breakfast will be included.  Tickets are $10 for individuals, or bring a friend and pay $16 for two.  For more information, go to

Tuesday, October 24th - Election Day for Cape Cod Tech School

The Cape Cod Tech School in Harwich is having sessions on the multi-town construction vote: Eastham Library on October 3, the Bridgewater State University campus in Yarmouth on October 5, the Wellfleet Senior Center on October 10, and at Cape Tech again on October 11. Officials will discuss the need for the new facility, which would replace the current 43-year-old school.
Learn More:


Friday, October 20th - Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet
Please Join the Outer Cape Democratic Coalition For the Third Annual BARBARA GRAY LEGACY AWARD. Presentation and Dinner to Honor Mary Jane Gibson. Master of Ceremonies, Representative Sarah Peake. Keynote Speaker, Philip W. Johnston
Dinner Catered by Van Rensselaer’s Restaurant
Tickets: $50 per person
Kindly pay by check and include your name and address and each guest's name.
Check payable to: 'Wellfleet Democratic Town Committee' or 'WDTC'
Dick Guernsey, Treasurer, PO Box 27, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door
Ticket Information: Dick Guernsey Tel:508-349-3510 or [email protected]

Oct 21 and 22 - Raise Up Signature Gathering - Weekend of Action 
We will be rallying on the weekend of October 21 and 22 to gather signatures in support of Raise Up's 2 ballot initiatives, the Fight for $15 and Paid Family Medical Leave. Volunteers can gather wherever they feel would be effective, anytime over the weekend. Please feel free to collect signatures anytime you want outside of this weekend, but this is to make a planned big showing. Distribution and collection of sheets, rallying points, and training options will be made available. 
Please fill out this volunteer form here for more info.
For any questions, reach out to Steve Leibowitz - [email protected]


: The Barnstable Town Elections are fast approaching. Join your friends and neighbors for canvassing and phone banks in support of our Democratic candidates. We have the opportunity to flip a seat...or 3! Email [email protected] to get involved.

FIGHT FOR FAMILIES: The most vulnerable children in Massachusetts need our help. The Cap on Kids, also called the Family Cap, denies welfare benefits to children conceived while – or soon after – the family received benefits. For over two decades, the Cap has exacerbated child poverty. It currently deprives about 8,900 children of essentials such as diapers, clothing, and food. Click here to learn more and sign our petition to urge the legislature to Lift the Cap on Kids. If you have questions or want to get involved email [email protected].


Thursday, October 12 - Wellfleet Dems Business meeting
8:30 to 10 AM 
PB Boulangerie Bistro, 15 Lecount Hollow Road, South Wellfleet

Saturday, October 14th - Harwich Democratic Town Committee
Community Center, 100 Oak St -
Our special guest speaker is Robert Sanborn, Superintendent of Cape Cod Regional Tech who will present a history and overview of the proposed upgrade of the High School. Please be aware there is a town election on Tuesday, October 24th to vote on approval and funding of the project. This election will be conducted from Noon-8:00 p.m. at the Community Center.

Tuesday, October 17th - Mashpee Democratic Town Committee
Our speaker will be Sandy Faiman-Silva.

Saturday, November 4th - Harwich Democratic Town Committee
Community Center, 100 Oak St
Based on the recommendations of our Issues Committee; Sheila House, Harwich Youth Counselor will present an overview of Addiction/Mental Health Service in Harwich and across Barnstable County.

Sunday, November 12 - Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee First Annual Veterans Day Brunch
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Yarmouth House Restaurant, 335 Rt. 28, West Yarmouth
Our keynote speaker will be the Auditor of the State of Massachusetts, the Honorable Suzanne M. Bump. Also expected to be in attendance will be Congressman Bill Keating and Candidates for Governor of Massachusetts, Jay Gonzalez, Setti Warren, and Bob Massie.
We will also hold a silent auction at the brunch. If interested in donating items or gift certificates, please contact Dave Velasco.

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

Are we missing an upcoming event? Is there a cause we should organize for? Email [email protected] to get it added to the list.