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Business Meeting

October 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Framingham Democratic Committee
Draft Agenda for October 18, 2020, 7:00 pm – Zoom Conference

7:00 – 7:05 Welcome, Announcements and Updates – Chair Mike Hugo

7:05 – 7:35 “We’ve got all the Questions and Answers: A review of the 3 ballot questions”

    • Question One: Right to Repair: Auto repair and privacy
      • Tom Hickey, Chair, Mass. Right to Repair Initiative
      • No reply from the “No on 1 initiative” for a spokesperson
    • Question Two: Ranked Choice Voting in Massachusetts
      • Jesse Mermell, Former Brookline Selectwoman, Primary Candidate for CD-4
    • Introduced by Doug Lawrence, FDC Member and guy with the signs, knowledge and persistence
    • Question three: Community Preservation Act in Framingham
    • Steve Weisman, Chair of Framingham CPA Commission
    • Introduced by Pat Dunne, FDC Member and guy with the signs, knowledge and persistence
    • Cheryl Gordon, Assoc. Member and former School Committee Member, Issues raised against passage

7:35 – 8:05 Candidates for Election

    • Sen. Ed Markey – Liam Horsman, surrogate spokesperson
    • Rep. Carmine Gentile – Challenged race for 13th Middlesex District, includes part of Framingham
    • Jake Oliviera – Challenged race for the 7th Hampden District – Classic progressive young guy vs. obstructionist old Republican in a tough race. Fmr. Legislative Aid to Pam Richardson.
    • V.P. Joe Biden – Cam Charbonnier, Mass. State Director, surrogate spokesperson
    • Swing State Efforts – James Arena-DeRosa, Together for 2020 Swing State Chair
    • Mobilize MA – Joe Sherlock, Mass. Dem. Party Campaigns Director, Local races to help

8:05 – 8:07 Secretary’s Report – Minutes of July 19, 2020, Business Meeting – Robert Case, Secretary

8:07 – 8:09 Treasurer’s Report – Larry Stoodt – Annual Dues are due, Associate Member discussion. 

8:10 – 8:25 Reports from Mayor, City Council & School Committee 

8:25 – 8:40 Report from our House Delegation, discussion of upcoming docket 

8:40 – 8:43 State Committee Report – Parwez Wahid, Norma Shulman

8:43 – 8:55   Subcommittee Reports, discussions, actions and votes:

    • Bylaws – Mel Warshaw
    • Communications – Gwen Holbrow/Jim Hansen
    • Civics Education – Beverly Hugo
    • Environmental/Climate Change – Larry Stoodt
    • Legislative – Kurt Fusaris/Barb LeDuc 
    • Outreach – Carmen Chico
    • Programming, to include update on Racism, Equity and Social Justice Project– Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley & Cesar Stewart-Morales 

8:55 – 9:00 New Business, member announcements, general announcements

9:00 Adjourn

Special Note: If you or a loved one are experiencing any issues that we can help with during this extraordinary time please contact the Chair or any Officer and we will do all we can to get services or meet any needs that we can for that person. Our Committee has many well placed members who are always happy to answer the call to action, and we would be honored to render discreet aid to anyone in need, to the best of our abilities.

Please Mark Your Calendar for our Next Meeting on 

November 9th at 6:30 PM – NOTE SPECIAL TIME! 

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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