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Press Release Caucus 2019

Contact: Michael R. Hugo


Framingham (5/4/19) – The Framingham Democratic Committee will hold a caucus on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 7:00 PM to elect registered Democrats as delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.

This year’s state convention will be held September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Framingham. Preregistered Democrats who are youth who will be 16 years of age by May 11, 2019, will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or as an alternate. Framingham can elect 34 delegates and 6 alternates to the Convention.

In addition to the 34 Delegates, registered and pre-registered youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at

There will be a short business meeting following the caucus, with details of that meeting forthcoming next weekend.

The FDC normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month. All those attending are asked to park their cars at the lot at 1071 Worcester Rd., which is on the corner of Maynard Rd and Rte. 9. More information on the Committee is available on the website at, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at


Press Release Caucus 2019 Meeting

Magnani Testimony On Chapter 70

Reported by Mike Hugo:

“Last Sunday night (March 24, 2019) , we discussed the future of Chapter 70 Education Funding. (Fmr) Sen. Magnani addressed us and discussed his testimony from last Friday’s hearing.  

As promised, David has sent us his written testimony, and I am distributing it to you for your information.

For those who attended, we heard from our Civics Education Chair, Dr. Pat Dunne, and had a wonderful discussion with Isabella Petroni about the formation of the Youth Commission, and what is happening in our high school, and will be shaping our future with input of various student/youth participants as we move forward.  Hopefully, we are going to be hearing from other groups in the coming months. ”

Read Magnani’s testimony (PDF):
Sen. Magnani Testimony on chapter 70 re-authorization

Press Release 3/21/19

Contact:  Michael R. Hugo

Framingham Democrats to Meet With Several Youth Organizations Sunday

Framingham (3/21/19) – The next meeting of The Framingham Democratic Committee
(FDC) will be this Sunday, March 24th, at the Community Room at The Framingham
Green, 136 Maynard Road. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00.

This month, the FDC will be discussing expanding its work in the area of Civics
Education and has invited representatives of several youth organizations, to hear about
issues of concern to our city’s youth. The invited panelists include members of the FHS
Civics Action Committee, the FHS Black Student Union, The FSU Young College
Democrats, and the newly constituted Framingham Youth Council. In addition, a
resolution to support the “Green New Deal,” will be voted upon.

Also, a spokesperson for Framingham’s Hoops and Homework will be discussing how
the Framingham Democratic Committee can assist that worthy program with a charity
drive at the April meeting. The charity for this month’s meeting is Dignity Matters, which
is a this support organization for homeless women and girls.

The FDC normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month. All those attending
are asked to park their cars at the lot at 1071 Worcester Rd., which is on the corner of
Maynard Rd and Rte. 9. More information on the Committee is available on the website
at, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at


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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FDTC Will Hold Mayoral Candidates’ Luncheon Forum on Sunday, September 17

The Framingham Town Democratic Committee will be holding its 2017 – 2018 kick-off meeting and luncheon on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, in the function room at the Framingham Green Apartments, 136 Maynard Rd. This will be a great opportunity to hear from registered Democrats who are running in the upcoming mayoral primary election, which takes place on September 26th.

11:30 – 12:00: Business Meeting of the Town Committee
12:00 – 1:30:  Lunch
12:30 – 1::30: Mayoral Program

Each of the Democratic candidates for Mayor will be given an opportunity to give a short opening introduction, respond to a few questions in debate format, and to offer a short closing statement.  The candidates will have a chance to talk informally during lunch with the attendees to discuss their campaign issues and answer individual questions as the primary rapidly approaches.  Attendance at the luncheon will present a unique opportunity to meet and discuss your concerns and hear the position of each of the mayoral candidates.

In addition, all Democratic town-wide office candidates will be introduced.

The Town Committee will be collecting non-perishable food items or personal hygiene items for donation to Pathways shelter.  All members are asked, and all guests are encouraged to bring goods to add to our donation.