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Biden Weekly Conversations – Up to June 12

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

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

June 5, 2021: Barack Obama chats with President Biden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnuVEWNrCS0

May 15, 2021: Conversation with doctors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcqgG6xW8sk&list=PLRJNAhZxtqH9ZwJnK6qMOczJjf_3RkwWE&index=1&fbclid=IwAR1QpAYRAiZMPTy4hpijrRjZamly54SqhIOVxsii2-uN7aci60NvtkWEJGA

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

Convention Fee Due By Aug 13

On-Line Payment Form On Act Blue

Delegates and alternates attending the 2021 Democratic State Convention should pay their convention fee by the due date of August 13, 2021.

Use this link for on-line payment (preferred):
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mdpconvention2021

Waiver forms available at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFn8kdPPIxpmOQ0wq1wR4muGLd62MQx-i8tEBwyz_e4xEVyQ/viewform

The 2021 Democratic State Convention is the platform convention to adopt the party platform for this election cycle.  The convention will be held in September at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.  Framingham Democrats will caucus in June to elect delegates.

Fair Share Amendment On ’22 Ballot

Amendment Proposes 4% Tax Increase On Income Over $1M

The Fair Share Amendment has passed the Constitutional Convention and will appear on the November 2022 state-wide ballot in Massachusetts.  If passed it will impose a 4% tax increase on incomes of $1 million or greater.

The additional revenue is targeted for education and transportation.

Framingham state representative Maria D. Robinson is a co-sponsor of the amendment.

Read the amendment text:
Fair Share Amendment Official Text

John “Jack” Duffy Passes Away

Sad News On Death of FDC Member, Past Officer

Jack Duffy passed away on June 6, 2021.  Duffy had served as the Committee’s secretary from 2012 to 2014.

Jack Duffy with his wife Carmen Chico.

Here is a message from FDC Chair Mike Hugo:

“Members & Friends,

I am so sorry to have to announce that our beloved Jack Duffy has passed after a short but difficult illness. He passed away last night.

Please join me in prayer for Jack, and for Carmen as she summons the strength to keep moving forward.  This has been a terrible ordeal for Carmen as she has watched her most cherished friend endure this pain.(Read more…)

Platform Hearings

Seven Hearings Scheduled Across State

In the year following a presidential election, the Massachusetts Democratic Party re-sets its party platform.

Platform hearings are conducted to gather testimony on issues that will be included on the platform planks.  Due to  gathering restrictions the hearings for 2021 are being conducted virtually.  (Although restrictions are starting to ease the MDP has already committed to conduct the hearings virtually.)

Schedule of hearings:

Information on registering for hearings and zoom link information will be forthcoming.