Candidates Forum At June Business Meeting

Forum For Candidates 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 :

Signature Drive 2018

Volunteer To Signup For Signature Collection

“If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clip board, get some signatures, and run for office yourself” – President Barack Obama in his farewell speech

Some of us might not be the ones to run for office, and we might also like the work our elected officials are doing. But signature collection is a vital part of the democratic process to ensure ballot access for those who do seek to represent us. We can do our part by gathering signatures.

This is now the signature drive phase of the election cycle and collection tables with shifts have been arranged.  The tables have papers for many Democratic candidates seeking state-wide and also local elections.

TImes and locations:

Framingham Library (Downtown, lobby, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham) 
Tuesday, Feb 27, 5-8
FridayMarch 2, 1-4
Wed, March 14, 4-7
ThursdayMarch 15, 4-7
SundayMarch 18, 1-4
Natick Mall (by the food court), Saturday, March 10, 9am-7pm
If interested in volunteering contact:  Norma Shulman to signup for a shift.

In Memory of 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

Remembering Debby Blumer

Debby Blumer

I first met Debby Blumer in 2002 around the time of the mid-term elections.  However I did not really get to know her until almost a year later when I discovered that she lived around the corner from my home.  I wanted to send her a letter on a particular subject and decided to deliver it in person.  She replied a few days later and agreed to discuss the matter with me and offered suggestions. Through the 2004 elections I saw the hard working individual we all came to know and respect deeply.

The last time I saw Debby was at the Framingham Victory 06 Field Office.  It was around 8:30PM on the night of October 12th.  I was leaving the phone bank having made my calls for the night, but Debby was still making calls as I left.  A fitting way to remember her: always working hard for us.

-Parwez Wahid

Dear Debby:

I am writing to say thanks because, candidly, I confess that I didn’t thank you enough when I had the chance. In the rush of daily living we sometimes forget to say thank you to those who are close to us.

On the civic front, thank you for serving our community for over thirty years at PTO, at Town Meeting, on the Finance Committee and at the State House. It is so admirable that you accomplished all of this while you nurtured your flourishing family of husband, children and grandchildren. Admirable also is the fact that you created and sustained a devoted following of friends and neighbors who felt treated as best friends whether you had known them for weeks or for decades.

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