Margareth Shepard, who was elected Nov. 7 to represent District 7 on the City Council, is being celebrated by Brazilian media outlets as the first Brazilian immigrant elected to a city council in the United States.
Shepard moved to Framingham from her native Brazil in 1992. She spoke no English and began working alongside cousins as a babysitter and house cleaner. A year later, she started her own company, Golden Cleaners, which she still runs.
"We have a large Brazilian population in Framingham and still we don't have much participation in the government," said Shepard, who became an American citizen more than a decade ago. "And not because we don't want to as a community, because we don't know how and we don't have the network."
She'll clean our clocks real good as she cleans out our gold.
Who is we?
It's pretty clear she was an illegal alien that probably used false documents to become a US citizen. She really should be truthful but chances are she's too much of a cretin.
She erroneously thinks Brazilians are hard working. Too bad they didn't want to work in their native Brazil.
She neglects to say why Brazilians don't have participation in our government. She's being evasive and untruthful. The vast majority (80%) of Brazilians are illegal aliens in our sanctuary city. Basically, these people felt that there are better opportunities here in Framingham than in that retarded state of Brazil.
The women folk of illegals are usually in the cleaning business, nail salons, one of them became a council member. Some become hookers. The men folk are roofers and painters.
One wonders whether she has allegiance to Brazilians or american citizens. Can she differentiate between an illegal and a citizen? I'm betting NOT!.
I'd like to know her real hair color. There is evidence of a dye job.
She has no understanding (or even any desire to understand) the huge cost of the children of illegals in our schools .
We'll see if we can call ICE on her cleaning business.
|Natick Hosting Living Library Saturday; Framingham City Councilor Participating||April 14, 2018|
|Susan Petroni 508-315-7176||Framingham Source|
NATICK - The Morse Institute Library will hosts a living library on Saturday April 14.
The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals can register for 15 minute blocks of conversation starting at 11 a.m.
A Living Library is based on the idea that every person has a story to tell. In this library, instead of borrowing books, you borrow people to engage in meaningful conversation, according to the Morse Institute Library.
"Each one of our "books" has a unique and interesting perspective, and a lot can be learned from sitting down with someone who has a different story to tell," states the Library on its website.
During a Living Library event, individuals can check out a "Living Book: to learn more about their lifestyle, ask them questions about what it is like to live in their shoes, and embrace the differences and similarities that make us all human.
A Living Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with.
Visitors to a library have an opportunity during a planned event to borrow Living Books and to engage in conversation with the books.
Living Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds.
We hope that by sitting down with someone different from ourselves, we will learn what it is like to walk in another's shoes while gaining insight and perspective into our own lives and community, states the library on its website.
Framingham City Councilor Margareth Shepard will offer visitors a discussion on "Immigrants and the Power of Political Education"
She is active member of the Massachusetts Brazilian Immigrant community; she has been assisting green card holders with Citizenship applications, young students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, and promoting civil engagement. In 2016 Margareth co-founded the movement Brazilians for Political Education, which was created to help members of the Brazilian, and other communities, to learn how to be politically active and engaged. In 2017 she successfully ran for City Councilor in Framingham in District 7, becoming the first Brazilian American Citizen to be elected for a Government position in the United States.
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