Winners of Stephanie Mercandetti Scholarship

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

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.

(Read more…)

SHULMAN ELECTED NATIONAL DELEGATE

Shulman Will Attend 2020 DNC Pledged To Warren

Framingham Democratic Committee and also State Committee member Norma Shulman was elected a national delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Norma, elected in Congressional District 5, is pledged to support Senator Elizabeth Warren at the convention’s first ballot.

The 2020 DNC is scheduled for the week of August 17th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin  A decision is still pending on whether the convention will be held in-person due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

See the full list of the elected district level delegates at this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10XlOf57o_dSHw9RwhS1X80D4ka5tvqMzT7jPb6czF-I/edit#gid=464575011