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In Memory of Stephanie Mercandetti

REMEMBERING STEPHANIE MERCANDETTI

 

It is with deep sorrow that I share with you that our beloved member, Stephanie Mercandetti, has passed away today (Jan 14, 2018), having courageously battled cancer for several months. She is remembered by all as a warm, joyful and compassionate woman whose giving and positive nature touched our lives and our community. Stephanie was soon to become a life member of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee, having served for almost twenty years, formerly as our Vice-Chair and as a Democratic State Committee member.  She will be sorely missed by all. Our Committee sends its most sincere condolences to her family, friends and to all who shared in her life.

Beverly Hugo, Chair

Agenda Jan 21 Business Meeting

Framingham Democratic Town Committee

Agenda, January 21st, 2018, 7-9:00 p.m.

at the Heritage, 747 Water Street

7:00-7:05 – Welcome and Announcements-Chair Beverly Hugo

7:05-7:10 – Secretary’s Report-Attendance and Approval of Minutes of 11/19/17-Barb LeDuc

7:10-7:15 – Treasurer’s Report-Vote for $50. expenditure for the 2/8 DSC Meeting-Margareth Shepard

7:15-7:25 – Reports  from the House and Hill

7:25-8:00 – Candidates and Campaigns

                Jimmy Tingle-Candidate for Lt. Governor – Keynote Speaker

        Candidates for State Office:

  • Jay Gonzalez (Governor)
  • Bob Massie (Governor)
  • Setti Warren (Governor)
  • Quentin Palfrey (Lt. Governor)

 

8:00-8:15 – Committee Reports-

  1.   Civics Education-Pat Dunne
  2.   Communications-Michael Hugo
  3.   Legislative/Advocacy-Kurt Fusaris/Barb LeDuc
  4.   Minority Outreach-TBD, Ohad Klopman (Student member)
  5.   Programming-Jim Stockless
  6.   Respect and Tolerance-Maureen Dunne

 

8:15-8:20 – Caucus Information-Parwez Wahid

8:20-8:25 – State Democratic Committee Meeting of 2/8/18, hosted by Framingham – Norma Shulman

8:25-8:30 – Middlesex  Norfolk Worcester(MNW) Alliance – Beverly Hugo

8:30-8:45 – Election  of New Members (due to new Life Member status plus associate member status)

8:45-8:50 – Charity  and Hospitality – Barbara Fontes, Rozzie Hooper-Hamersley, Cindy Rubin

        Pathways and Pearl St. Shelters: non-perishable food items and toiletries

8:50-8:55 – Member Reports

9:00 – Adjourn

Next Meetings-2/11(Caucus), 3/18(Elections), 4/22 (Annual), 5/20, 6/10!

If you would like to become an associate member, please see Margareth Shepard.

Stay abreast of all the latest Framingham Dems news at www.framinghamdems.org

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

 

Democratic Campaign Institute Agenda

Agenda for 2018 DCI has been announced

The Massachusetts Democratic Party is reviving Democratic Campaign Institute (DCI) after a hiatus of nearly a decade.  This is a weekend of workshops and seminars that give very useful training on topics related to campaigning.

The 2018 DCI will be on Jan 19-20-21 at the UMASS Lowell Conference Center.

Topics include how to kick start a campaign, fund raising, dealing with the press, building a campaign plan and much more.

Visit: http://mailchi.mp/massdems/announcing-the-democratic-campaign-institute-agenda?e=f61cd8115e

Framingham Democratic Caucus 2018

Framingham Democrats Caucus Feb 11, 2018

The Framingham Town Democratic Caucus will take place on Sunday February 11, 2018 at Heritage Senior Assisted Living, 747 Water Street, Framingham.

The purpose of this caucus is to elect Framingham’s delegation to the annual Democratic State Convention taking place in June at the DCU Center in Worcester.

The 2018 Democratic Convention will be a nominating convention with candidates running for state-wide offices seeking nomination to the 2018 Democratic state primary ballot.

The caucus registration will begin at 6:00pm. Call-to-Order at 7:00pm. (Registration desk closes 15 minutes after call-to-order.) The rules governing registration are strictly enforced. All who wish to participate in the caucus must arrive before the close of registration.

Click here for Heritage location info.

NOTE: All candidates for delegates and alternates must be present at the caucus.  Nominations cannot be given for individuals not in attendance.  An exception is made for military personnel who are on duty. Such persons must inform the Committee chair ahead of time that they are serving, therefore unable to attend the caucus and wish to be nominated.

DELEGATION: The Framingham delegation has been allocated a total of 36 delegates and 6 alternates.  The Framingham DTC Chair at the time of the convention will be an ex-officio delegate.  The remaining 35 delegate seats will be filled by election at the caucus. The delegation will be gender balanced with 17 male, 17 female delegates and the final 35th delegate may be either male or female.  The 6 alternates will also be gender balanced, 3 male and 3 female.

For details on the 2018 convention visit the Mass Democratic Party convention page at: https://massdems.org/convention/2018-convention.