Chair’s Message on Thanksgiving 2020

A Holiday Season Message from the Chair

To our FDC Members and Friends:

At first, I thought that this would be the easiest “Holiday Season Message” a chair could write to his membership. After all, we just won “the most important election in our nation’s history,” and people from across the state regularly recognize Framingham’s role in this and so many the elections on all levels from local, to state, to national government. I am blessed to be leading such a dedicated army of Democratic activists, one which is still energized as a political unit and will remain resolute in our determination to take back the Senate.(Read more…)

Election Page Updated For Nov 3rd

Includes Early Voting Schedule

The FDC website voter information page has been updated with the early voting schedule for the 2020 general election.  Early voting will begin Saturday October 17 and end on Friday October 30.  There is only one location for early voting, at City Hall, 150 Concord Street.

Voters may also cast ballots by mail-in.  It is recommended to use the ballot drop box located on the side of Framingham City Hall in the parking lot between City Hall and the police station.


2020 Ballot Questions

3 Ballot Questions For Framingham Voters

The November 3rd general election ballot will have several ballot questions asked of voters.

Questions 1 and 2 will be on state-wide ballots.

There will be a third question specifically on the City of Framingham ballots.

The Framingham Democratic Committee has endorsed Questions 2 and 3 for passage.

These questions are:

Question 1: Right-To-Repair.  If passed, will require manufactures to share open data platform with independent auto repair mechanics.

Question 2: Ranked-Choice-Voting.  If passed will allow voters to vote for candidates with first, second, third choices.
In the City of Framingham there will be an additional question.  If passed seeks to preserve and protect open spaces and natural resouces.
Question 3: Community-Preservation-Act

Resolution Adopted On Black Lives Matter

At the August 16, 2020 business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee a resolution was passed unanimously in support of Black Lives Matter.

The resolution reads:

Resolution of the Framingham Democratic Committee
Racial Equity and Social Justice
Adopted August 16, 2020

WHEREAS, the Framingham Democratic Committee is committed to furthering the messages and delivery of racial equity and social justice to the inhabitants of the City of Framingham, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States of America.

THEREFORE, the Framingham Democratic Committee believes and proclaims that Black Lives Matter. 

Hugo Speaks At Eurie Stamps Vigil

Text of FDC Chair’s Speech At Vigil For Eurie Stamps

A vigil was held in memory of the late Eurie Stamps, a Framingham resident killed in January 2011 during a SWAT team raid at his apartment.  Stamps was not the intended target of the raid but was mistakenly killed. No charges were brought against the officer involved.  A vigil in Stamp’s memory was held on August 16, 2020 seeking justice for Eurie Stamps and demanding a re-opening of the case after the Middlesex District Attorney’s office did not bring charges forward.

Framingham Democratic Committee Chair Michael Hugo was among the presenters at this vigil.  The text of his speech is presented here:

Michael Hugo, 36 year resident of Framingham, Chair of the FDC, and a fan of my friend Eurie Stamps.

Framingham Dodged a bullet. Framingham dodged THE bullet, but Eurie Stamps could not!

Late one cold starry Tuesday night in January of 2011, as Tuesday morphed into Wednesday, Eurie lay in his bed, dreaming about his children and more importantly to him, his 15 grandbabies that idolized every word that came out of G-Pa’s mouth. They adored him, and like the rest of us, they knew him to have a permanent smile and a mouth full of love.

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