FDC Passes Resolution Against Policy of Separating Migrant Children From Parents
The Framingham Democratic Committee voted to pass a resolution condemning the immigration policy that is separating migrant children from parents. The resolution was passed by a vote of 25-0-0 at the June 24, 2018 business meeting.
See: Immigration Policy PDF.
Several Bylaws Amendments Passed Including Name Change
At the June 24, 2018 business meeting Framingham’s local Democratic committee changed its name from “Framingham Democratic Town Committee” to “Framingham Democratic Committee”.
This name change was one of several bylaw amendments that were taken up as part of the business meeting agenda.
The Committee changed its name removing the word “town” as Framingham changed its charter from town to city in 2017. However the Committee did not adopt the name “City Committee” as its organizational structure will still be based on Chapter 52, Section 2 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The City of Framingham is not structured into wards which is required in order to have the structure of a Democratic City Committee.(Read more…)
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.
- 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 Presentation, Nov 13
For more info and to register:
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.