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Minutes – April 5, 2020

Framingham Democratic Committee
April 5, 2020, 7:00p.m.

Meeting Attendees
Members: Mike Hugo, Beverly Hugo, Gwen Holbrow, Kurt Fusaris, Adam Freudberg, Barbara LeDuc, Cesar Stewart-Morales, Cheryl Tully Stoll, Chris Broyles, Dhruba Sen, Doug Lawrence, Maria Robinson, Mary Kate Feeney, Mel Warshaw, Norma Shulman, Parwez Wahid, Robert Case, Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley, Jack Patrick Lewis, Kathie McCarthy, Larry Stoodt, David Magnani, Jack Duffy, Carmen Chico, Jim Stockless, Margareth Shepard, John Stefanini, Lori Bornstein, Tom Mahoney, Caraline Levy, Patrick Dunne, Adam Steiner, Jim Hansen

Associate Members: Ohad Klopman, Andrew Machkasov, Chris Lorant, Vanessa Poindexter, Pam Roberts, Priscilla Sousa

Guests: Liam Horsman

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Winners of Stephanie Mercandetti Scholarship


A scholarship fund was established in memory of Stephanie Mercandetti, a Framingham resident, originally from Brooklyn, New York, who passed away in January 2018.

Stephanie was past Vice Chair of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee in the early 2000s.  She was on the staff of former Framingham state senator David Magnani and served on Framingham’s Planning Board.  She came to Massachusetts to pursue her college education in political science at Northeastern University.

Her untimely passing was felt deeply by so many who admired and respected her.

A scholarship was created in her memory to be awarded to high school students pursing careers in political science.  The winners are:

  • Kaitlyn Calnan, Medway High School
  • Mira Donaldson, Framingham High School
  • Jack Landsiedel, Framingham High School
  • Sam McKeown, Medway High School

Contact Legislators To Safe Guard Elections

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.

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