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Karen Spilka To Become Senate President

Spilka has secured the votes to become President of the Massachusetts Senate

It was reported in local news that Framingham’s State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) has the votes to become President of the State Senate in 2019.  Karen Spilka was first elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2004 after serving as State Representative in the House for several terms.  Over the years she has risen up the leadership ladder that includes her current role as Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

This is an exciting moment for Framingham and the 2nd Middlesex Norfolk district that Karen represents in the Senate.

Story on WGBH:


Two New Members Added at March Meeting

Two Vacancies Filled on March 18

At the March 18th meeting of the Framingham DTC, 2 vacancies in the regular 35-member body were filled. Gwen Holbrow and Robert Case, formerly associate members, were elected by acclamation to the 35-member body of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee.

Congratulations to both; they will serve until the next Committee reorganization in 2020.

Press Release: March 18 Meeting

Framingham Democrats to meet this Sunday evening
Framingham (3/14/18) – Democrats in Framingham will be holding their March Meeting at 7:00 PM, this Sunday, March 18th, at the Community Room at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road.

In addition to receiving reports from Framingham’s Beacon Hill delegation, the five Subcommittees: Civics Education, Communications, Legislative/Advocacy, Outreach and Civility will also be giving short reports. The Committee will also discuss and vote upon a recommendation from the Stephanie Mercandetti Memorial Committee, chaired by Sen. David Magnani.
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Signature Drive 2018

Volunteer To Signup For Signature Collection

“If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clip board, get some signatures, and run for office yourself” – President Barack Obama in his farewell speech

Some of us might not be the ones to run for office, and we might also like the work our elected officials are doing. But signature collection is a vital part of the democratic process to ensure ballot access for those who do seek to represent us. We can do our part by gathering signatures.

This is now the signature drive phase of the election cycle and collection tables with shifts have been arranged.  The tables have papers for many Democratic candidates seeking state-wide and also local elections.

TImes and locations:

Framingham Library (Downtown, lobby, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham) 
Tuesday, Feb 27, 5-8
FridayMarch 2, 1-4
Wed, March 14, 4-7
ThursdayMarch 15, 4-7
SundayMarch 18, 1-4
Natick Mall (by the food court), Saturday, March 10, 9am-7pm
If interested in volunteering contact:  Norma Shulman to signup for a shift.