Norma Shulman Elected to Mass Democratic Electoral College For 2020
At the August 8th meeting of the Democratic State Committee, DSC and FDC member Norma Shulman was elected to serve on the Massachusetts Electoral College pledged to Joe Biden.
In presenting her candidacy for elector, Norma stated:
“I am a lifelong Democrat, 20-year member (and past chair) of the Framingham Democratic Committee, a decade-long caucus seat member of the Massachusetts State Committee, co-chair of the MassDems Women’s Outreach Subcommittee, field director or field organizer on numerous campaigns, and volunteer on many more. For more years than I will admit, I have participated in canvassing, phone banks, text banks, recruiting and training volunteers, VoteBuilder administration, planning and running events and forums, tables at concerts and other venues, lawn sign distributions and decorating the polls, social media, coordinated campaigns, GOTV, rallies conventions, coffees, parades, caucuses, debate watch parties, visibilities, signature drives, voter registration drives, recounts, press releases, letters to the editor, cable TV programming and more.”
Resolutions On Bill H.832 and Family Mobility Passed By Unanimous Vote
At the July 19, 2020 business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee two resolutions were passed, both by votes of 24-0-0 in support of the H.3983 and H.3012/S.2641.
H.3983 is for legislation to address climate protection, green economy and global warming solutions. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3012 and S.2641 mandate driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.
View the resolutions:
Framingham Dem Comm Resolution H3983 Roadmap
Framingham Dem Comm Resolution Imm Driver Lic
FOUR 2020 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES RECEIVE AWARDS
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
Karen Spilka Will Attend Democratic National Convention
At the May 16th Democratic State Committee meeting Framingham’s state senator, Senate President Karen Spilka, was elected a Party Leader Elected Official (PLEO) delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. She is pledged to support VP Joe Biden for nomination.
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.