The League of Women Voters of Framingham is a nonpartisan grassroots organization. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. For more information about the Framingham Unit, check out this interview featuring the Framingham Unit president, Stephanie Deeley.
Framingham City Election 2017
Framingham has elected our first mayor, Dr. Yvonne Spice, our first slate of City Councilors, and our new school committee members. The Framingham Unit of the League of Women Voters held 2 Candidate Showcases and 1 Debate to help residents of Framingham make the important decision on who they would be casting their votes for. Our total attendance for these 3 events was well over 600 people, and over a thousand more watched these events live on Government Access, or watched on-line at their convenience. We are grateful to the LWV moderators who worked with us on these events, to Framingham Government Access who recorded these events for us, and to all the candidates who participated in these events.
We are looking forward to the official change from a town to a city on January 1, 2018, and we will remain active to keep residents informed about what is going on both with our new government, and on all the other issues so important to the residents of Framingham. Join us for an upcoming meeting and hear more about what we will be working on in the future.
- Informed Framingham, Monday, December 11, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the McAuliffe Library, 746 Water Street in Framingham. For more information click here.
- LWV Framingham Meeting, Wednesday, December 13, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the BRACE (The Brazilian American Center), 560 Waverly Street. For more information click here.
The Framingham Unit of the League of Women Voters did a voter registration campaign on Saturday, September 23rd at the Purple Passion Run held in Framingham. The League also fielded a team for this event. Turn out for the event was great, and although we did not register many new voters, we reminded people of the importance of voting on September 26th in our preliminary election.
Holiday Membership Drive
Wow, what a historic election that was in Framingham! If you are interested in what is happening in our new city but have grown weary of the online posts, mailers, phone calls and door knockers, we have a way for you to continue to be involved in your new city and kept up to date.
From now through Dec 31 the LWV Framingham is running a Holiday Membership Drive. A great gift for someone who’s interest was sparked during the election to become a political junkie. Be involved locally by purchasing a membership for yourself, a member of your family, a friend, neighbor, or even someone who has different political views than you have.
For $50 you are supporting local events like these:
Historic Candidate Forums that had more than…. 2,000 viewers, in the audience, on line and on TV.
Informed Framingham events like the one we are sponsoring on December 11th.
Not interested in a membership at this time and still want to support the work the League does? Consider making a donation that will stay local to continue to benefit the City of Framingham.
Thank you for your support of the League of Women Voters of Framingham Unit. Giving to the League of Women Voters continues the mission to promote citizens’ active involvement in our democracy.
Support the Framingham Unit’s advocacy and lobbying on issues. A gift of this kind is not tax-deductible. Click here to donate.
Give to the Framingham Unit’s Citizen Education Fund to support civic education and voter service. A gift of this kind is tax-deductible. Click here to donate.
Stephanie Deeley, Framingham Unit President