Organizing Corp 2020 – Kickoff

An invitation from Senate President Karen Spilka, (Fmr) State Senator David Magnani, FDC Chair Beverly Hugo, DSC Treasurer Paul Yorkis, DNC members Kate Donaghue, David O’Brien and Mel Poindexter.

Learn about this exciting new effort to recruit and train young organizers in key battleground states for the 2020 election.

Taking place Monday August 19, 2019 6:30pm in the Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road.

(Parking at 1071 Worcester Road.)

See: oc2020_invite, Framingham Event

Program outline:
OC2020 _ General Program Overview(4)

Breakout Sessions 2019 State Convention

From Veronica Martinez, Exec Director, Mass Democratic Party

“One reason this is a great year to attend the MassDems Convention is that we’ll be hosting breakout sessions after the main programming to focus on organizing around important issues. While we’re excited to share our full agenda with you soon, we wanted to hear from you about the break out sessions we’ve planned. These sessions will occur concurrently after our main program and will conclude by 4 pm on Saturday. We have provided a title and description of each breakout session below. Be sure to look out for our breakout registration form in the coming weeks, along with our confirmed speaker’s list!”

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Green New Deal Town Hall

Senator Markey and Congresswoman Clark to speak on Green New Deal

Senator Ed Markey and Congresswoman Katherine Clark will hold a town hall to discuss the Green New Deal.  This is a proposed United States economic stimulus package that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. It takes into account the scope and scale of the global climate challenge, and acknowledges its economic, social, and equity implications.

The town hall takes place Wednesday August 21, 2019 starting at 6:30pm at Framingham High School, 115 A Street, Framingham.

Democrats In The 2019 City Election

List of Democrats in the 2019 Framingham Election

City Council At-Large
George King,
Gloria Pascual,

City Council, District 1 (Preliminary Election Sept. 17th)
Christine Long,
Joseph Norton,

City Council, District 2
Richard Finlay,
Cesar Stewart-Morales,

City Council, District 3 (Uncontested)
Adam Steiner,

City Council, District 4 (Uncontested)
(No Democrats Running)

City Council, District 5 (Preliminary Election Sept. 17th)
Robert Case,
Cheryl Gordon,

City Council, District 6 (Uncontested)
Phil Ottaviani,

City Council, District 7
William Lynch,
Margareth Basilio Shepard,

City Council, District 8
Mario Alvarez,
John Stefanini,

City Council, District 9
Tracey Bryant,

School Committee, District 1 (Uncontested)
Beverly Hugo,

School Committee, District 2 (Uncontested)
(No Democrats Running)

School Committee, District 3
Leslie Smart, (Website under construction)

School Committee, District 4 (Uncontested)
Adam Freudberg,

School Committee, District 5 (Uncontested)
Priscila Sousa,

School Committee, District 6 (Uncontested)
Geoffrey Epstein,

School Committee, District 7 (Uncontested)
(No Democrats Running)

School Committee, District 8 (Preliminary Election Sept. 17th)
Jessica Barnhill,
Jim Hansen,

School Committee, District 9
(No Democrats Running)

Next Presidential Primary Debate: September

The 2020 Candidates Will Debate in Houston

The next Democratic Primary Presidential debate will take place in Houston, Texas on September 12th and 13th.  To be aired live by ABC TV.

The field remains crowded, however if the number of candidates drops to 10 or fewer by the time of the debate, then second night (September 13th) will be removed from the schedule.  (The second night is also on the Friday preceding the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.)