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FDC Endorses Stewart-Morales

First Endorsement Ever By Committee

At its July 18, 2021 business meeting the Framingham Democratic Committee passed an amendment to its by-laws by which the Committee may endorse candidates for election.

At the same meeting the Committee endorsed Cesar Stewart-Morales for City Council, District 2.

Stewart-Morales becomes the first candidate ever endorsed by the Framingham Democratic Committee.

 

Biden Weekly Conversations – Up to July 17

In place of the old weekly radio address, President Biden is having weekly conversations.

July 17, 2021: President Biden talks about his infrastructure Build Back Better plan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxk6wCk8RVc

June 26, 2021: Dr. Vivek Murthy and Deputy Coordinator of COVID Response Natalie Quillian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXw2Knv7f8w&list=PLRJNAhZxtqH9ZwJnK6qMOczJjf_3RkwWE

June 20, 2021: Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Biden’s first overseas trip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CNofp0usZ4

June 19, 2021: Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm at a solar farm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyox3toB49Y&list=PLRJNAhZxtqH9ZwJnK6qMOczJjf_3RkwWE&index=1

June 12, 2021: Conversation with Sec. of Education Cardona
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFgU6mU9G28&list=PLRJNAhZxtqH9ZwJnK6qMOczJjf_3RkwWE&index=1

Full play-list:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJNAhZxtqH9ZwJnK6qMOczJjf_3RkwWE

Platform Hearing – August 7

Hearing To Gather Testimony For Party Platform

In the year following a presidential election the Massachusetts Democratic Party resets its platform for the next election cycle.  Several platform hearings are being conducted virtually. With the easing of pandemic restrictions in-person hearings are also being held in various locations across the state.(Read more…)

Memorial For Jack Duffy

Services Were Held In Wellesley

FDC member John “Jack” Duffy passed away on June 6, 2021 after a struggle with cancer.  A memorial service was held on June 30, 2021 at the Wellesley Village Church.  (Jack and his wife Carmen moved to Framingham from Wellesley during the mid-2000s.)

Many of the FDC membership attended the service.  FDC Chair Mike Hugo was asked to be one of the presenters sharing thoughts about Jack.  His comments are published here.

Remarks about Jack Duffy
Michael Hugo
June 30, 2021

When I look back at my 15-year friendship with Jack Duffy, I think about what was important to him and what he loved the most.(Read more…)