Ringing endorsement for Dan and Maureen from the Newtown Bee.
“Change simply for change is not what we advocate. But change rooted in where we have been and where we are going is a positive for this town. While Mr Rodgers and Mr Rosenthal both have experience and natural leadership skills invaluable to the office of first selectman, The Newtown Bee endorses Dan Rosenthal for first selectman, believing he is the person to combine those talents with the above-mentioned qualities. With a fresh but realistic outlook, he can spit shine Newtown to make it glow — and grow — in a manner that suits this New England town. Voting Ms Crick Owen into office beside him will give our town the one-two punch needed to keep the town on track, stable, and firm in what and who we are.” 11/2/17
The Newtown Democrats will be having a caucus on 7/20 in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. The meeting will begin at 7pm, voter sign in at 7:15pm. All registered Newtown Democrats are welcome. Formal notice is below.
2017 NDTC Caucus Notice
Thursday 4/20 update! Comptroller Kevin Lembo is coming too! It’s a party! Be there or be square!
Now with 100% more Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman! Hooray!
The Lt. Governor will be here with us in the morning session, so make sure you register and get in there! Spots are filling up!
Newtown Dems Run for Office Training Seminar
Always thought about running for office, but not sure where to start? Well, start here! We are hosting a training event on 4/22/17 at the Newtown Middle School.
This is a FREE event for all Democrats and interested folks looking to run on the Democrats row in their town election this fall.
Registration is live!
We are running four time blocks for classes. Each block will have four of the programs running during that block. The classes are as follows:
Using Social Media with Newtown’s own Kyle Lyddy!
VAN 101 with Jen Thomas
Field Organizing with Dhru Nag
Communications and Literature with Christian Murray
Understanding SEEC Rules – SEEC representative
Fundraising with Meghan Frangione
GOTV with Lindsay Farrell
Panel Discussion with locally elected officials
Getting involved in High School for students – Katsuri Mia
Senator Chris Murphy
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
Congressman Joe Courtney
OUR FIRST STAND: SAVE HEALTH CARE
A Rally In Support of the Affordable Care Act
Sunday January 15, 2017
Connecticut State Capitol
Bushnell Park side
210 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT
While we are excited that Rep Esty and Sen Blumenthal are going back to DC to work for us and be our voices, we were disappointed in the other results. Especially Eva’s. Her hard work and dedication to the citizens of Newtown are unparalleled. Her focus on what works for Newtown and her ability to be our voice in Hartford is an opportunity missed. Eva never gives up, never stops fighting for the working families and we are sure that her voice in Newtown will not be silenced.
So, we are still here and going to continue to work for Newtown families, children, teachers and workers. Next year is the local election and with the voters ensuring that the Board of Education will have differing voices on it, voices that can’t be ignored, our work starts anew.
If you were as disappointed as we were, but not sure where to turn, come to one of our meetings, we are looking for new members and people willing to step up and work for a better, nicer Newtown.
Congratulations Phil! The CT Post has endorsed Phil Dwyer for State Senate district #28, which covers all of Newtown.
We met Phil earlier this year as he started exploring a run for the State Senate. We were impressed with his resume of community service, his work ethic and his long resume supporting working families, social justice and education.
Phil’s knowledge of the education system is going to be key as CT tries to figure out new ways to equally fund our school after the recent court decision ruled that our current system was not working for all. Phil’s experience on the Fairfield Board of Education and as the Chair since 2012 gives him a working knowledge of school funding that will serve all of us well. “To say he understands the intricacies – including financing – of public education would be a gross understatement”.
Phil’s career of service to the YMCA also gives him a sense of pragmatism and first hand knowledge of collaboration with diverse groups of people that is needed in Hartford. Phil’s work as CEO of the CT Central Coast YMCA put him contact with people whose in need and in crisis. “He understands the needs of his constituents, and the profound impact that decisions made at the state level have on the towns in his district”.
We are happy to see the CT Post realize what we did this spring when we met Phil. That his hard work, dedication and common sense pragmatic approach to problem solving is what this state needs. While the incumbent is probably focused on higher office, Phil will be focused on serving the 28th Senate district on a daily basis.
Congratulations to Raghib Allie-Brennan on earning the Danbury News-Times endorsement for the 2nd CT General Assembly District. Raghib’s background in behind the scenes work as a Legislative Aide to two different Congresswomen in Washington DC has prepared him for getting work done. “Working in the minority party, he learned how to work in a bipartisan fashion.”
One critical aspect in this election for the CT General is the ability to fight for change from within and Raghib has the skills to stand up and take action that will help Newtown, the 2nd district and the state of Connecticut. The News-Times noted that “He does not intend to toe the party line.” We need people to stand up for what is right for Newtown and right for the state. We believe Raghib will do just that.
Raghib also stands tall for common sense gun safety legislation. While his opponent called the CT laws that are keeping families safer “draconian”, Raghib stands with us, not the NRA, not the NSSF. If you are in the 2nd District, we urge you to vote for Raghib.
For the full News-Times endorsement: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Endorsement-Raghib-Allie-Brennan-for-the-2nd-10528680.php