Showing posts with label Democrat Town Committee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Democrat Town Committee. Show all posts

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Franklin Democrats: nomination paper signing event locations in Franklin - Apr 9

Franklin Democrats will be offering candidates' nomination papers to the public for signature on Saturday, April 9 (rain day: Sunday, April 10). 
 
Official nomination papers will be available for signature at tables outside Stop and Shop, Shaw's, and the Franklin Post Office from 10:00 AM until noon.
 
Residents are welcome to sign for any or all candidates running in the 2022 fall election.



Who can sign nomination papers for MA state office candidates? Registered voters in the party of the candidate who's nomination paper they are signing. Per a google search for MA regulations on this question I found:   https://www.mass.gov/doc/950-cmr-55-certification-of-nomination-papers-and-petitions/download

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Reminder: Franklin Democrats to caucus virtually on March 5, 2022

On Saturday March 5 at 4:00 PM Democrats will convene virtually to elect delegates and alternates to represent Franklin at the 2022 State Democratic Convention.

Registered and pre-registered Democrats in Franklin 16 years old by February 4, 2022 may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be add-on delegates at the caucus or by visiting massdems.org/convention.

The 2022 Convention will be a hybrid convention, with in-person proceedings taking place alongside virtual participation options on June 3 and 4 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Delegates will convene to endorse candidates for statewide office ahead of the September Democratic Primary. The MassDems are closely monitoring changes in public health guidance and will update plans accordingly.

Those interested in getting involved with the Franklin Democratic Committee should contact Rachel Plukas at chair@FranklinDemocrats.org

Franklin Democrats to caucus virtually on March 5, 2022
Franklin Democrats to caucus virtually on March 5, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Franklin Democrats to caucus virtually on March 5, 2022

On Saturday March 5 at 4:00 PM Democrats will convene virtually to elect delegates and alternates to represent Franklin at the 2022 State Democratic Convention.

Registered and pre-registered Democrats in Franklin 16 years old by February 4, 2022 may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be add-on delegates at the caucus or by visiting massdems.org/convention.

The 2022 Convention will be a hybrid convention, with in-person proceedings taking place alongside virtual participation options on June 3 and 4 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Delegates will convene to endorse candidates for statewide office ahead of the September Democratic Primary. The MassDems are closely monitoring changes in public health guidance and will update plans accordingly.

Those interested in getting involved with the Franklin Democratic Committee should contact Rachel Plukas at chair@FranklinDemocrats.org

Franklin Democrats to caucus virtually on March 5, 2022
Franklin Democrats to caucus virtually on March 5, 2022

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Save the Date - Oct 15 - "Grab Your Monet and Let’s Gogh!"

Welcome to Franklin Democratic Town Committee’s  First Live Simulcast Virtual Art Auction coming soon …. presented in collaboration with Arin Ross Auctions, in partnership with Marlin Art …. with art prints from an amazing variety of artists from around the world …. 

Something for everyone’s taste and budget! …..from Ansel Adams to Thomas Kincaid to Peter Max to Lucille Raad to Norman Rockwell to Andrew Wyeth and dozens more! 

Art available at 1/3 - 1/2 off regular gallery prices! 


SAVE THE DATE! 
Franklin Democratic Town Committee presents
a Live Simulcast Virtual 
ART AUCTION
Grab Your Monet and Let’s Gogh! 

WHO: Art lovers anywhere in the Continental United States and supporters of FDTC
WHAT: Our first ever live simulcast Virtual Art Auction Fundraiser
WHEN: Early Registration only Monday, October 4, 2021 at 9:00am EST
             Registration, Preview, Pre-bid/Max bid Wednesday Oct 13, 2021 at 9:00am EST
             *First 100 people to register during preview are entered 
to win a $100 VISA gift card !!*

LIVE Auction: Friday Oct 15, 2021 at 7:00pm EST
WHERE: The comfort and safety of your residence 
HOW:    Visit bid.marlinart.com 
  • Registration is required to preview artwork and memorabilia and receive your Bid Number. 
  • Opening bid with full description of each piece will be displayed.
  • You will be able to pre-bid and/or set maximum bid.
  • REGISTER EARLY!  Preview ends at showtime on Friday.
  • All artwork shipped anywhere within the Continental United States free of charge 
  • directly to your residence! 
  • All persons interested, family, friends, near and far are welcome!  This is a nationwide event.
  • Something for everyone’s taste and budget! 

Questions?   halpern2127@comcast.net 

Would you like a helpful reminder of dates emailed to you?   Send message with Subject Line: 
“Art Auction, I want to Gogh!”  to  halpern2127@comcast.net 


Save the Date - Oct 15 - "Grab Your Monet and Let’s Gogh!"
Save the Date - Oct 15 - "Grab Your Monet and Let’s Gogh!"


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Franklin To Elect Delegates To Democratic State Convention - July 17, 2021

Registered Democrats in Franklin will hold a caucus on July 17, 2021 at 2 PM to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 2021 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.  The caucus will take place virtually on zoom. Democrats who wish to participate virtually may register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocOurqjguHNWRtmkRlT4FNs6GohTkSuJx

This year’s state convention will be held on September 25th at the Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA, where Democrats from across the state will come together to adopt a Party platform, discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections. The event will take place in-line with all federal, state and local health guidelines and will include a virtual option for participation.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Franklin. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by June 15, 2021 will be allowed to participate and run as a Delegate or Alternate.  Franklin can elect 14 Delegates and 4 Alternates to the Convention.  

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 by August 6, 2021.  

Those interested in getting involved with the Franklin Democratic Town Committee should contact chair@franklindemocrats.org.  

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Find out what the SAFE Coalition does. May 13 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 13th, at 7 PM, the Franklin Democratic Town Committee will be hosting the SAFE Coalition in a virtual discussion panel.  The panel will feature counselors, law enforcement, clinicians, and social workers.  

It is a non-political, non-partisan event, the goal of which is to highlight the substance use and mental health support services that the SAFE Coalition provides.  The opioid crisis has been exacerbated greatly by the pandemic. Informing members of the community and surrounding area of these programs that the SAFE Coalition is available if they or their loved ones need them. 

The Facebook event includes the zoom link: 

Visit the SAFE Coalition at their page = https://www.safecoalitionma.org/

Find out what the SAFE Coalition does? May 13 - 7:00 PM
Find out what the SAFE Coalition does. May 13 - 7:00 PM


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Franklin Resident Awarded the Carol A. Pizzi Scholarship

Declan Lynch, a recent graduate of Franklin High School, has been awarded the Carol A. Pizzi Scholarship by the Franklin Democratic Town Committee.

An Eagle Scout from Franklin, Declan and members of his troop recently completed a registry for Franklin’s Union Street Cemetery. He logged in more than 170 hours to make this project possible. Declan is also an active member of the Best Buddy program and has competed in many Special Olympic events.  He now proudly serves on the Best Buddy board. 

“To go from being coached in the pool to coaching younger children with disabilities is pretty cool. And to be able to represent kids with learning disabilities on the Best Buddies Board is quite an honor.”- Declan Lynch

Declan also volunteers his time every Friday at the Magnolia Heights Retirement Community where he plays games with the residents and enjoys bringing smiles to their faces. 

Declan Lynch
Declan Lynch
This fall, Declan began his first year at Dean College as part of the Arch Program and will use the $1,000 scholarship to assist with tuition and school supplies. The Franklin Democratic Town Committee is thrilled to honor this extraordinary young man with this scholarship award and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors. 

“Declan’s character, commitment to success, determination in spite of challenges, and tremendously positive approach to all things will make him a success wherever he may go.”- D. Soulard, Guidance Counselor at Franklin High School

The Carol A. Pizzi scholarship is named after beloved Franklin resident Carol A. (O’Connor) Pizzi who passed away in 2010. Carol was a real estate agent in town and a passionate member of the town’s Democratic committee. If you would like to learn more and/or contribute to this scholarship fund, please visit www.franklindemocrats.com.  



Friday, August 7, 2020

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Calls to Franklin to Eliminate Systemic Racism

The Franklin Democratic Town Committee (FDTC) proudly supports the Black Lives Matter movement and its goals of dismantling systemic racism and ensuring equality for all, in Franklin, in our Commonwealth and across our nation. 

To achieve these ends, the FDTC is dedicated to working to eliminate the social and health care inequities that have resulted in disproportionate health risks, and the historic targeting and systemic violence against Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities by pursuing equal justice within our judicial system. This is not a political issue that should divide Franklin residents, but a required step in our never-ending efforts to perfect our democracy. 

The FDTC calls on all Franklin residents and community leaders to join in the hard work of achieving true social and racial justice in Franklin through the following action steps:

  1. Support the continued movement of the Franklin Police Department toward greater community policing and the hiring of officers of color and diverse gender.
  2. Call out and oppose any voter suppression attempts by elected officials or organized groups including efforts to suppress the vote of the poor or people of color within Franklin or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  3. We support the Town of Franklin in their continued efforts to hire a diverse professional staff and we stand by the Franklin PS in their efforts to create a diverse cultural curriculum.

We stand together in the words of Civil Rights activist, Congressman John Lewis:

“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.”

Approved and endorsed by:

The elected and associate members of the Franklin Democratic Town Committee, July 15, 2020

For more information contact the FDTC Co-Affirmative Action Officers: Joni Magee (AffirmativeActionOfficer@FranklinDemocrats.org)

Dave McNeill (AffirmativeAction@FranklinDemocrats.org)

 

www.FranklinDemocrats.org

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cancellation of Franklin Democratic Town Caucus - March 19

The previously announced Franklin Democratic Town Caucus on March 19 that was to be held at the Elks Club in Franklin has been canceled until further notice.

Massachusetts Democratic Party (MPD) Chair Gus Bickford issued the following statement: 
"In light of guidance provided by state officials at this afternoon's press conference, MDP is temporarily suspending all caucuses scheduled to take place."

Monday, March 2, 2020

"committee members typically support candidates of the party at different levels"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"As Super Tuesday approaches, most know which presidential candidate they’ll be voting for. But for those in some communities, what about those other names on the ballot - those running for town and state committee seats?

Massachusetts is among a few states that list town and state committee members alongside presidential candidates to be voted on during the Super Tuesday primary. But what exactly do town and state committee members do, and how do they affect local, state and national politics?

Why are state and town committee candidates on the Super Tuesday ballot, and what do they do?

These locally-elected candidates act as a bridge between local party issues and state issues; they’re elected every four years. Local caucuses are held in individual communities to narrow down who appears on the Super Tuesday ballot."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200301/why-are-town-and-state-committee-members-on-super-tuesday-ballot-and-what-do-they-do


Specimen ballot for the March 3 Presidential Primary for Town of Franklin
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IT2O5dnk16Y7zaF6IDGqj_r9CCYVTf33/view?usp=sharing

"committee members typically support candidates of the party at different levels"
"committee members typically support candidates of the party at different levels"
 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Franklin to Elect State Convention Delegates - Mar 19

Registered Democrats in Franklin will hold a caucus to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The Caucus will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1077 Pond Street, Franklin, MA on March 19 at 6:30 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 PM for registration. The caucus will begin at 6:45 PM. 

Democratic State Convention - Mar 19
Franklin Democratic Caucus - Mar 19
This year’s state convention will be held May 30th at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, 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 Franklin. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by February 15, 2020 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Franklin can elect 14 delegates and 4 alternates to the convention.

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.

Those interested in getting involved with the Franklin Democratic Town Committee should contact Chair@FranklinDemocrats.com.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Franklin Democratic Town Committee: Demonstration - Sat - Jan 25

The Franklin Democrats intend to demonstrate on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at 150 Emmons Street (Emmons and Route 140) in support of a free and fair trial that includes all relevant witnesses. (The rain day is Sunday, Jan. 26.)

Participants can make signs or use ours.

We plan another demonstration at the same place just before the Senate votes. That date is still to be determined.


Colin Cass
for the Franklin Democratic Town Committee

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Franklin Democrats demonstration scheduled for Sat, Nov 16

The Franklin Democrats will demonstrate again next Saturday, Nov. 16, between 10:00 AM and noon at the intersection of East Central and Emmons Streets, in front of Piezoni's Restaurant. (Rain day is Sunday.)

The theme of this month's demonstration is "Impeachment At Last?" with special thanks to Nancy Pelosi, to a courageous whistleblower, and to patriotic witnesses who have respected congressional subpoenas.

As before, people can make signs next Saturday or just show up.


Colin Cass for the Franklin Democratic Town Committee

 
Franklin Democrats demonstration scheduled for Sat, Nov 16
Franklin Democrats demonstration scheduled for Sat, Nov 16

Saturday, November 2, 2019

"we allow our signs to share our message"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"As the 2020 presidential election year nears, Democrats in Franklin and those who share their views are continuing to mount demonstrations in protest of the Trump administration. And they’re not the only ones, as like-minded people in neighboring Medway have begun to speak up, too.

Members of the Franklin Democratic Town Committee began occasionally holding peaceful protests earlier this year, and are planning their next gathering on Nov. 16. The effort has now been taken up by the Medway Democratic Town Committee, which held its first demonstration on Oct. 6 and is organizing a second from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday on the sidewalk in front of the Medway Place shopping plaza.

“It looks as if our protest efforts are becoming contagious,” said Sue Cass, a member of the Franklin Democrats who has been a lead organizer of the Franklin efforts."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20191101/franklin-medway-democrats-speaking-out-in-protest-of-trump-administration

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Franklin Democratic Town Committee Votes To Endorse The Green New Deal

The Franklin Democratic Town Committee approved a motion to endorse The Road To The Green New Deal at their September 9 monthly meeting voicing their support of the principles of the Green New Deal, which include:a rapid decarbonization of the economy and government investment in green jobs and infrastructure.

The Committee has been working hard to promote awareness among Franklin voters of the impact of the Climate Crisis on our environment and citizen's health. The Committee has six active sub-committees, including a Forum Committee chaired by Richard Halpern that chose as its first activity to cosponsor a climate crisis forum: "Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis." 

The Climate Crisis forum will be held October 17 from 7 - 9:00 pm at the Elks Lodge,1077 Pond Street. Speakers will include Marjorie Decker, State Representative, 25th Middlesex District, FDTC member Ted McIntyre, PhD, Board Member, Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN), and Carolyn Barthel from 350 Mass for a Better Future, Carolyn Barthel, Coordinator and Steering Team, 350 Massachusetts For A Better Future.

"Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis" is free, but seating is limited. Registration is recommended. Pre-registration is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-2050-the-climate-crisis-tickets-65325208457

Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis
Franklin 2050:The Climate Crisis