October Events & Bylaw Voting Update

We're entering the home stretch for the CIDC Bylaw revisions, a few ballot initiatives, and the Nov 7th elections.  Please also make sure that your friends know about the vote coming up for Cape Cod Tech RHS on October 24th.


We also have good news in the approval by the MA House and Senate of an additional $5.3 million in state funds (through the Mass. School Building Authority) for the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School building project.  This additional contribution from the state will save Cape taxpayers nearly $10 million on this potential project when taking into account the interest that would accrue to the towns.  This increase is on top of the approximate $41 million the Mass. School Building Authority had already committed to the project. This success is the result of the collaboration of the Cape and Islands legislative delegation - the critical champion on this was Rep. Sarah Peake. - from Julian Cyr.

Please 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 


Saturday, October 14 - H2O Community STEM, Water Conference 10 am - www.BlueInstitute.org & Sandwich Stem Academy

Hear talks from EPA Region One Acting Administrator Deborah SzaroIBM Watson's Michael Sullivan, and McLane Research Labs' CEO Dr. Yuki Honjo. Opening Remarks from Toby Stapleton, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Introductions by Mary Barry, Executive Director of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA), and Chip Hill the Assistant Principal Sandwich STEM Academy. All three speakers graduated from local high schools so bring your neighborhood kids with you - great talks for all ages!

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]

Thursday, October 19th - Informational Session 
about Setti Warren's Campaign 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 19
 - Cape Cod Technology Council - Fall Social @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come celebrate Autumn with the Tech Council. Those interested in STEM or Cape Tech companies are invited to a casual networking and social event at CapeSpace on Thursday, October 19th, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.   Wine, beer and snacks! Raffle and door prizes!

Admission is free but please RSVP at http://www.cctechcouncil.org/event/

Friday, October 20 - Friends of the Harwich Council of the Aging - CANCELLED     :(

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 CapeWomensCoalition.com

October 21 - Science on the Street is a day-long immersion in how science, technology, engineering, and math come into play—and work—in real life, right here on Cape Cod. Exhibits will be held at Cape Cod Community College from 11:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This is a great event is for the whole family! Build structures, explore chemistry, experience Lego robotics, launch rockets and much more!  This event is a great opportunity for local schools and organizations, non-profits, and businesses to highlight the ways that their work relies on and builds on STEM knowledge and skills. https://www.facebook.com/events/480696762290165/


Saturday, October 28 League of Women Voters (LWVCCA) - EXECUTIVE POWER AND THE CONSTITUTION
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. http://lwvcapecod.org/calendar.html



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]

Tuesday, October 24th - Election Day for Cape Cod Tech School
Learn More: https://www.yesoncapetech.com/

ORGANIZE TO WIN: 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].

October 24 - Rotary.org - End Polio Day https://www.endpolio.org 

Paul Feeney is running for State Senate in the Bristol and Norfolk area.  Nigel from MassDems asked for our help with remote phone-banking using Hubdialer. Please email him directly at [email protected] and he will send along those details. Any question please call him at 617-939-0800

"If the people like what they hear, they will come out for us. All we have to do is show up to play and our band plays together."

http://votefeeney.com twitter.com/PaulieFeeney http://facebook.com/PaulFeeneyforStateSenate



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.


Tuesday, October 17 - CIDC General Meeting & Bylaws Vote at 6:30 pm

  • Our special guest speaker will be Congressman Bill Keating.  
  • We will also vote on the Bylaw revisions. capedemocrats.org/bylaws

Location: CapeSpace.com - 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis

Make sure to pay your dues prior to voting: https://squareup.com/store/cape-and-islands-democratic-council-pac

Please share with your friends on FB and Twitter http://CapeDemocrats.com

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM - Signature Canvassing Training at CapeSpace.com - 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis

Prior to the CIDC General Meeting, we will hold a training session for people interested in gathering signatures for the two Raise Up Massachusetts petitions of Fight for $15 and Paid Family Medical Leave. This will cover information on both issues and legal requirements of signature gathering -- where you can and cannot go, how to make sure a signature is valid, and what to do with your signature sheets. Coveted, Official, Blank sheets will be available.


Friday, October 20 - Outer Cape Democratic Coalition - Barbara Gray Legacy Award Dinner @ 5:30 pm

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 https://secure.actblue.com/donate/graydinner
To pay by check, please include your name, address, and each guest's name.

Make checks 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]


October 14 - Brewster DTC meets at 10 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Brewster Police Station, 631 Rt 124, Brewster. For more information, https://www.facebook.com/BrewsterDems/ or email [email protected]

Saturday, October 14 - Harwich Democratic Town Committee at 10 AM

Community Center, 100 Oak St - http://HarwichDemocrats.org
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.

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.

Tuesday, October 17 - Mashpee Democratic Town Committee on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00PM, at Mashpee TV, 168 Industrial Drive Mashpee.  Our speaker will be Sandy Faiman-Silva.  http://MashpeeDemocrats.com

Thursday, October 19 - Bourne Democratic Town Committee October meeting,  7 pm - 8:30 pm, 

Bourne Community Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay

Presentation by John Walsh, former state Democratic Party chair: “Bourne Voters, and How to Reach Them.” John, as the campaign manager for Governor Patrick in his two successful elections, knows how to organize a grass-roots campaign, and will share his knowledge in this presentation focusing on past Bourne election patterns.

Presentation by Michael Blanton on future openings on town Boards and Committees, and how to become members of the committees through election or appointment.

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]