Press Release Caucus 2019

Contact: Michael R. Hugo
                 508-877-7575

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Framingham (5/4/19) – The Framingham Democratic Committee will hold a caucus on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 7:00 PM to elect registered Democrats as delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.

This year’s state convention will be held September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Framingham. Preregistered Democrats who are youth who will be 16 years of age by May 11, 2019, will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or as an alternate. Framingham can elect 34 delegates and 6 alternates to the Convention.

In addition to the 34 Delegates, registered and pre-registered youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.

There will be a short business meeting following the caucus, with details of that meeting forthcoming next weekend.

The FDC normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month. All those attending are asked to park their cars at the lot at 1071 Worcester Rd., which is on the corner of Maynard Rd and Rte. 9. More information on the Committee is available on the website at www.framinghamdems.org, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at Beverly.Hugo1@gmail.com

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Press Release Caucus 2019 Meeting

Press Release 3/21/19

Contact:  Michael R. Hugo
508-877-7575

Framingham Democrats to Meet With Several Youth Organizations Sunday

Framingham (3/21/19) – The next meeting of The Framingham Democratic Committee
(FDC) will be this Sunday, March 24th, at the Community Room at The Framingham
Green, 136 Maynard Road. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00.

This month, the FDC will be discussing expanding its work in the area of Civics
Education and has invited representatives of several youth organizations, to hear about
issues of concern to our city’s youth. The invited panelists include members of the FHS
Civics Action Committee, the FHS Black Student Union, The FSU Young College
Democrats, and the newly constituted Framingham Youth Council. In addition, a
resolution to support the “Green New Deal,” will be voted upon.

Also, a spokesperson for Framingham’s Hoops and Homework will be discussing how
the Framingham Democratic Committee can assist that worthy program with a charity
drive at the April meeting. The charity for this month’s meeting is Dignity Matters, which
is a this support organization for homeless women and girls.

The FDC normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month. All those attending
are asked to park their cars at the lot at 1071 Worcester Rd., which is on the corner of
Maynard Rd and Rte. 9. More information on the Committee is available on the website
at www.framinghamdems.org, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at
Beverly.Hugo1@gmail.com

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Press Release: Aug 26 Candidates Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michael R. Hugo
508-877-7575

 

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS TO HOLD CANDIDATE DEBATE
FOR THE 6TH MIDDLESEX HOUSE DISTRICT SUNDAY NIGHT

Framingham (8/20/18) – The Framingham Democratic Committee will be holding a Candidate’s Debate for the four Democratic candidates vying to fill the Sixth Middlesex District House seat vacated by the loss of our dear departed Chris Walsh, on Sunday night, August 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  This event will be co-hosted by the Metrowest Daily News and the Framingham Democratic Committee. It will be held at the Heritage Assisted Living, 747 Water Street, across from the Nobscot Shopping Center. Attendees are asked to please park in the lot at the Hemenway School, adjacent to the Heritage.

The four Democrats who will be participating are Mary Kate Feeney, who formerly worked in the Deval Patrick administration, and who was instrumental in the passage of the Framingham City Charter; Michael Gatlin, Chair of the City’s Economic Development Industrial Corporation, and a Framingham attorney; Maria Duaime Robinson, an engineer who is an expert in clean energy, helping a variety of municipalities and states adopt sustainable energy solutions; and Mark Tilden, who ran for Mayor in the last election and practices law in Framingham.  

Democratic Committee Chair, Beverly Hugo, said, “As we approach the primary, which is the day after Labor Day, it is important to hear from each of the candidates about their priorities, hopes and plans to continue to bring Framingham’s needs to the forefront of our state’s legislative agenda.  Even though nobody can fill Chris Walsh’s shoes, it is important that we fill his seat with the strongest voice we can elect. We are fortunate to have such an excellent field of candidates to come forward to make this commitment.”

As always, light refreshments and finger foods will be served prior to the beginning of the debate.  

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Press Release – FORUM FOR 6TH MIDDLESEX CANDIDATES

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS TO HOLD CANDIDATE FORUM FOR
6TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT HOUSE CONTENDERS

 

Framingham (6/18/18) – The Framingham Democratic Town Committee will be holding its June Meeting at 7:00 PM, this Sunday, June 24th, in the Community Room at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road.

The highlight of the meeting will be a Candidate Forum for the Democratic contestants running for the 6th Middlesex House District seat which was formerly held by Chris Walsh.  The candidates will each be given an opportunity to give a short opening introduction, respond to several questions, and do a short closing statement. 

The members will consider bylaw amendments changing the name of the now-town committee, giving additional rights to Associate Members, and expanding the age range of members to include high school students that pre-register as Democrats.

Finally, the members will vote on a Resolution asking the City Council, Mayor, state delegation and congressional delegation to condemn the actions of the Trump Administration for their inhumane treatment of immigrant children.

It is anticipated that various candidates for state-wide constitutional office, as well as county and regional office will be in attendance. They will each be given an opportunity to discuss their campaigns. 

This month’s charity will be collecting new or gently read books for donation to the King Elementary School Library.

The Framingham Democratic Town Committee normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month at the Community Building at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road, Framingham, MA 01701. More information on the Town Committee is available on the website at www.framinghamdems.org, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at Beverly.Hugo1@gmail.com

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Michael R. Hugo
1 Catherine Road
Framingham, MA  01701
Tel:   (617) 448-4888
Fax:  (617) 607-9655