Candidates Forum At June Business Meeting

Forum For Candidtes 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 : 
http://framinghamdems.org/about-us/meetings/

Webinars from the AG’s office

AG Maura Healey Summer and Fall Webinars

The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey is presenting a series of free webinars over the next several months.

Topics:

  • Immigration Scams Prevention & Resources Presentation, Jun 12
  • Landlord-Tenant Rights Presentation, Aug 8
  • Workers’ Rights Presentation, Sep 12
  • Identity Theft and Scams Prevention Presentation, Oct 9
  • Nonprofit Solicitation, Professional Fundraising, and Best Practices for Giving Wisely Presentation, Nov 13

For more info and to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/office-of-massachusetts-attorney-general-maura-healey-14982552828

 

Framingham DTC Will Not Caucus

FDTC Members Vote Against Holding Caucus for 6th Middlesex

At the May 20, 2018 business meeting of the Framingham DTC members debated the question on whether or not to hold a caucus to nominate a candidate for the 6th Middlesex House seat.  The seat became vacant after the passing of State Representative Chris Walsh.  Prior to his passing the late Representative had already submitted his signature papers and would have been on the primary ballot unopposed.  With his passing it leaves the Democratic ballot with no candidate for the 6th Middlesex House seat.

The Framingham DTC members had the option to hold a caucus where 18 delegates (elected by the Framingham DTC membership) would then elect a nominee who would appear on the ballot for September.  This candidate could still face challenges from write-in candidates.  Presentations made by Mass Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford and Michelle K. Tassinari, the Legal Counsel from the Secretary of State’s office suggested it would be preferable to avoid a caucus and allow the nomination process to be decided strictly through write-in candidates.  The membership overwhelmingly voted against holding a caucus.  As such the September primary ballot in the 6th Middlesex will have no Democratic candidate listed; the nominee will be decided by write-in candidates.