The Framingham Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is an association of registered Democrats seeking to further the principles of the Democratic Party, primarily through supporting Democratic candidates in national, state, and local elections.
The DTC encourages registered Democrats and newly-registered voters, through a program of education and information, to join the Democratic Party political activities, the aim of which is to strengthen and further the cause of sound government.
The DTC calls on all registered Democrats and invites un-enrolled voters to participate in Democratic Party primaries to vote for citizens of their choice seeking Democratic Party nominations.
In addition the Framingham Democratic Town Committee examines and evaluates issues and questions that affect our community. Such evaluations are generally conducted through equitable discussion and public debate.
Regular members of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee (DTC) are elected every four years on the date of the Presidential Primary. The Committee consists of thirty-five members. Vacancies in the Committee are filled as set forth in the General Laws of the Commonwealth. Registered Democrats residing in the Town of Framingham are eligible to seek regular membership in the Framingham DTC. Regular members have voting rights in the DTC’s business meetings.
Associate membership is available to voters who are Framingham residents and registered as Democrats. Associate members receive notice to all Committee meetings and may participate in the debate and deliberations of the Committee. Associate members may also serve as voting members of sub-committees, however Associate members do not have voting rights on formal actions of the Democratic Town Committee.
Both Regular and Associate members pay annual dues. Regular members dues are $20, Associate members $15.
The Framingham DTC holds eight to nine monthly meetings during its yearly term. Also the FDTC holds the annual Democratic Town Caucus for selecting State Convention delegates.
In addition to the meetings, the Framingham DTC conducts programs of interest to voters, discussing relevant issues and meeting with elected officials and candidates. The Framingham DTC encourages its members to actively participate in the general election campaigns of the Framingham Democratic candidates for public offices.