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Candidates Forum At June Business Meeting

Forum For Candidtes Contesting in the 6th Middlesex 

The June 24, 2018 monthly meeting of the Framingham DTC will include a forum featuring the Democratic candidates contesting for the 6th Middlesex House seat (presently vacant following the passing of Chris Walsh in May).

The June business meeting is on June 24th taking place at the Framingham Green located at 136 Maynard Road in Framingham, starting at 7pm.  The meeting is preceded by a social hour where attendees can network and chat with the candidates informally.

The Framingham DTC would like to remind all members and guests of parking procedures.  The spaces in the Framingham Green property are only for the tenants of the Green.  All who are attending the FDTC business meeting should park outside the Green using the lot located at 1071 Worcester Road, which is a 1-minute walk away from the meeting location.

Also see the meetings page that has a picture-map of where to park : 
http://framinghamdems.org/about-us/meetings/

Press Release – FORUM FOR 6TH MIDDLESEX CANDIDATES

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS TO HOLD CANDIDATE FORUM FOR
6TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT HOUSE CONTENDERS

 

Framingham (6/18/18) – The Framingham Democratic Town Committee will be holding its June Meeting at 7:00 PM, this Sunday, June 24th, in the Community Room at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road.

The highlight of the meeting will be a Candidate Forum for the Democratic contestants running for the 6th Middlesex House District seat which was formerly held by Chris Walsh.  The candidates will each be given an opportunity to give a short opening introduction, respond to several questions, and do a short closing statement. 

The members will consider bylaw amendments changing the name of the now-town committee, giving additional rights to Associate Members, and expanding the age range of members to include high school students that pre-register as Democrats.

Finally, the members will vote on a Resolution asking the City Council, Mayor, state delegation and congressional delegation to condemn the actions of the Trump Administration for their inhumane treatment of immigrant children.

It is anticipated that various candidates for state-wide constitutional office, as well as county and regional office will be in attendance. They will each be given an opportunity to discuss their campaigns. 

This month’s charity will be collecting new or gently read books for donation to the King Elementary School Library.

The Framingham Democratic Town Committee normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month at the Community Building at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham, MA 01701. More information on the Town Committee is available on the website at www.framinghamdems.org, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at Beverly.Hugo1@gmail.com

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Michael R. Hugo
1 Catherine Road
Framingham, MA  01701
Tel:   (617) 448-4888
Fax:  (617) 607-9655

Webinars from the AG’s office

AG Maura Healey Summer and Fall Webinars

The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey is presenting a series of free webinars over the next several months.

Topics:

  • Immigration Scams Prevention & Resources Presentation, Jun 12
  • Landlord-Tenant Rights Presentation, Aug 8
  • Workers’ Rights Presentation, Sep 12
  • Identity Theft and Scams Prevention Presentation, Oct 9
  • Nonprofit Solicitation, Professional Fundraising, and Best Practices for Giving Wisely Presentation, Nov 13

For more info and to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/office-of-massachusetts-attorney-general-maura-healey-14982552828

 

Press Release – No Democratic Caucus for 6th Middlesex

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS MEET AND REJECT CAUCUS TO FILL 6TH MIDDLESEX HOUSE SEAT, HOLD REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY FOR CHRIS WALSH, AND HAVE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR SEN. WARREN’S CAMPAIGN

Framingham (5/20/18) – The Framingham Democratic Town Committee met tonight and solidly defeated the idea of holding a caucus to fill the ballot position of the late Rep. Chris Walsh.  The vote of 27 – 5 defeated a move to have a small number of party members decide whose name will be placed on the ballot in November.  By rejecting a caucus, the Democratic Committee opened the field to any registered Democrat wishing to run for the seat.  There will be a primary in September, which will consist of an open ballot, with a line to write in the voter’s choice.(Read more…)

Framingham DTC Will Not Caucus

FDTC Members Vote Against Holding Caucus for 6th Middlesex

At the May 20, 2018 business meeting of the Framingham DTC members debated the question on whether or not to hold a caucus to nominate a candidate for the 6th Middlesex House seat.  The seat became vacant after the passing of State Representative Chris Walsh.  Prior to his passing the late Representative had already submitted his signature papers and would have been on the primary ballot unopposed.  With his passing it leaves the Democratic ballot with no candidate for the 6th Middlesex House seat.

The Framingham DTC members had the option to hold a caucus where 18 delegates (elected by the Framingham DTC membership) would then elect a nominee who would appear on the ballot for September.  This candidate could still face challenges from write-in candidates.  Presentations made by Mass Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford and Michelle K. Tassinari, the Legal Counsel from the Secretary of State’s office suggested it would be preferable to avoid a caucus and allow the nomination process to be decided strictly through write-in candidates.  The membership overwhelmingly voted against holding a caucus.  As such the September primary ballot in the 6th Middlesex will have no Democratic candidate listed; the nominee will be decided by write-in candidates.