Karen Spilka Will Attend Democratic National Convention
At the May 16th Democratic State Committee meeting Framingham’s state senator, Senate President Karen Spilka, was elected a Party Leader Elected Official (PLEO) delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. She is pledged to support VP Joe Biden for nomination.
Make Elections “Pandemic Proof”
A message from FDC Chair Mike Hugo:
The Joint Elections Committee in the MA Legislature has a hearing this afternoon to discuss election reforms in response to COVID-19.
A few months ago, the Legislature took initial steps for municipal and special legislative elections: expanding early voting, shortening the voter registration blackout period, and making it easier for voters to cast their ballots absentee.
We need to build on that for the fall to make sure that we can have high-turnout elections while protecting public health.
Shulman Will Attend 2020 DNC Pledged To Warren
Framingham Democratic Committee and also State Committee member Norma Shulman was elected a national delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Norma, elected in Congressional District 5, is pledged to support Senator Elizabeth Warren at the convention’s first ballot.
The 2020 DNC is scheduled for the week of August 17th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin A decision is still pending on whether the convention will be held in-person due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
See the full list of the elected district level delegates at this link:
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on Senator Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign and Vice President Joe Biden becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee:
“This primary has been one of the most inclusive and transparent in our party’s history. It has showcased the best of our party, and I’m so inspired by all of our candidates. All of them brought integrity to this contest. All of them brought talent, drive, and enthusiasm. And most importantly, all of them showed an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of the American people. I want to congratulate Vice President Biden and his team on their victory, and I also want to congratulate Senator Sanders and his team on theirs. His energy, ideas, and leadership have strengthened our Democratic Party, and we need Sen. Sanders and his team to continue leading in this fight.
Voting Will Be Via Mail-In Ballots
The state of emergency forced by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the congressional district caucuses that were scheduled for April 25th for the purpose of electing delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
The DNC itself was moved from July to the week of August 17th, still in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Election of national delegates will be conducted by mail-in ballots.
Only 3 primary candidates reached the 15% threshold in Massachusetts to receive national delegates. The three are: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Those who are interested in voting for national delegate candidates may request a ballot from the Massachusetts Democratic Party using this link:
Apr 6 – Apr 22: Window to request mail in ballots (using the above link)
Apr 24 : Ballots will be mailed out
May 4 : Postmark date by which ballots will be considered valid
For further information, call the MDP at 617-939-0800.