Rep Jack Lewis Elected Co-Chair of House Progressive Caucus

Reported by Mike Hugo:

Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D- Pittsfield) and Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis (D- Framingham) have
been elected to serve as the co-chairs of the House Progressive Caucus for the 191st Session. The House Progressive Caucus is made up of 60 House members committed to the goal of promoting social, economic, and environmental justice for all people of the Commonwealth.
 
“The strength of the Caucus is not just from the record number of members,” Rep. Farley-
Bouvier noted, “but in the wealth of experience, the expertise and the commitment of the
individuals willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work.  Rep. Lewis and I will provide the
infrastructure to facilitate an inclusive process as the Caucus builds on past successes and
continues with our goals of learning from each other and advocating for shared priorities”
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Framingham To Host 2020 Census Kickoff

From the Office of the Secretary of State

Taking place on Monday April 1, 2019 at 10am in Nevins Hall, Memorial Building.

Framingham has been chosen to host the kick-off for the Massachusetts 2020 Census. An accurate census count is important for Massachusetts to keep Federal funding and to retain the state’s Congressional representation. 

Click here for email link to RSVP: ma2020census@sec.state.ma.us

March Business Meeting Agenda

The next business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee is on Sunday March 24th, starting at 7pm (preceded by a social hour).  The meeting will be held at the Community Room of the Framingham Green at 136 Maynard Road, Framingham.

Members and guests are reminded to use the parking lot at 1071 Worcester Road (the Framingham Green parking is for tenants only.) There is no smoking on the Green’s property.

Charity for this month is Dignity Matters.  (Check or cash donations welcomed.)

See agenda:
http://framinghamdems.org/event/fdc-business-meeting-4/

Census Jobs 2020

US Census Bureau Recruiting For 2020 Census

The next US census will be taken in 2020.  The United States Census Bureau is hiring to help assist with this task. These are temporary jobs for the period during which the census is taken.

Massachusetts lost a seat in the US Congress after the last census. The state was just some 153000 residents short of retaining that seat. Along with losing the House seat Massachusetts lost a vote in the Electoral College and receives less Federal funding as such revenue is proportioned by state population.

However since the last census Massachusetts has seen an increase in population and could gain back a House seat.  (Massachusetts is competing with two other states to win back a seat in Congress.)  In gaining back a seat Massachusetts would receive more Federal funding.

An accurate census of the state is vital to improve the possibility of gaining back the House seat.

If interested in being a census taker visit: https://2020census.gov/jobs