Yes for Fuller! Hosts Hot Chocolate Rally
Supporters gather at City Hall steps to get out the vote
Photos and press release courtesy of Yes for Fuller!
FRAMINGHAM – Today Yes for Fuller! Hosted a hot chocolate Get Out the Vote rally, bringing together residents and elected officials in support of voting Yes for Fuller! ahead of Tuesday’s special election.
“We’ve gone door to door, made calls, showed up at events and educated the voters,” said Donna Kilcoyne-Orthoefer, chair of Yes for Fuller! and Framingham parent. “It’s up to each one of us to go to the polls tomorrow and vote Yes for Fuller! Every vote makes a difference, and this election is too important to sit out.”
At the rally Kilcoyne-Orthoefer, City Council Chair Dennis Giombetti, and School Committee Chair Adam Freudberg spoke in support of voting Yes for Fuller! citing generational and fiscal responsibility.
“I cannot recall a local ballot question when the facts were so overwhelming,” said Giombetti. “The Yes for Fuller! team did an outstanding job to educate the voters on those facts. It is now up to the voters to do the right thing and vote Yes for Fuller!”
“This vote is about ensuring Framingham’s future,” said Freudberg. “I’m proud to live in a community that cares about our children. A Yes vote on Tuesday is a vote for our fiscal security and for creating opportunity for Framingham’s next generation.”
Tuesday, December 11 is the date of the special election where residents will vote on whether or not to accept millions in state funding and pass a debt exclusion for the building of a new Fuller Middle School. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents vote at their usual polling location. To look up where to vote, visit www.wheredoivotema.com
Yes for Fuller! was created by a group of Framingham residents in order to advocate for a new middle school in the Framingham School District. In 2013, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) agreed Fuller was at the end of its useful life and invited Framingham into their selective process to access funding. The MSBA is the state agency charged with overseeing and supporting school improvement projects with state grants and has rigorous standards for communities to balance affordability with each community’s infrastructure needs.
Yes for Fuller! is a fiscally responsible, community driven initiative that will invest in our future. Guiding Yes for Fuller! is a team of volunteers which includes parents and grandparents of public school students, current and former elected officials and new voices who support education in our community. To read more about the project and what a Yes vote means, please visit: www.yesforfuller.com