Chair’s Caucus Training

DSC Field Service To Conduct Workshops In April

The Democratic State Committee Field Services will be conducting caucus training workshops for committee chairs during the month of April.  At least one such workshop per congressional district will be held.

The workshops will cover essential information on conducting caucuses in 2019 for election of state convention delegates.

In Congressional District 5, two workshops have been scheduled, on opposites sides of the district.

Sunday April 7, 11am to 1pm
At Anthony’s of Malden
105 Canal Street, Malden, MA

Sunday April 28, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Waltham Public Library
735 Main St, Waltham, MA

Town and ward committee chairs are recommended to attend either of these workshops.

Additional workshops in other districts are being scheduled.  Chairs may attend any one of the workshops, the same material will be covered at any location.

RSVP is appreciated (to get head count): wparwez82@gmail.com

FDC Votes To Support HD171 and SD395

At the February 24, 2019 business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee the membership voted overwhelmingly in favor of a recommendation from the legislative sub-committee supporting the bills titled:

“Massachusetts, An Act Relative to End of Life Options, HD171 and SD395.”

This is legislation allows terminally ill, mentally capable adults who have a prognosis of six months or less of life remaining to request, obtain and take medication – as their own choice – to die peacefully in their sleep if their suffering becomes unbearable.

The bill is modeled after the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. (The Oregon legislation has been in place for 20 years with no instances of abuse or coercion.)

Click for PDF on legislation.

 

Shepard Introduces Resolution To Welcome Immigrants

Framingham City Council unanimously adopt proposal

Framingham City Councilor and FDC member Margareth Shepard introduced a resolution to the Council that calls for the creation of a task force to bridge the communication gap between Framingham’s immigrant community and government officials. 

Shepard, who is the FDC Outreach Officer, pointed out the fear that immigrants face when interacting with government authorities.  She stated that immigrants are under a constant threat of deportation and as a result will not report crimes and abuses.

Framingham State Representative and FDC member Maria Robinson spoke in favor of the resolution citing the upcoming 2020 census and the state’s need for an accurate count.  The resolution would allow immigrants to feel more comfortable in filling out census forms. (An accurate census count impacts the level of federal funding that state receives.)