Campaign Training School Information for April 6th

Here are some of the details for our Campaign Training School on April 6th!

Sign up here!  Don’t be shy!  It’s free!

We will be at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown.  6 Trades Lane.

Sign in at 9:00 AM

Nancy Wyman – morning keynote address at 9:30 AM

Session 1 classes run from 10:00 to 10:40 as follows:

  • Setting up Social Media
  • VAN for Campaign Managers/Candidates
  • The Art of Doorknocking
  • Field Organizing
  • Understanding SEEC

Session 2 classes run from 10:50 – 11:30 as follows:

  • Tips and Tricks for Social Media
  • Understanding SEEC
  • Get out the Vote!
  • Communications and Literature
  • Fundraising!

Attorney General William Tong – Keynote Address at 11:30 with lunch

Session 3 classes run from 12:50 – 1:20 as follows:

  • Tips and Tricks for Social Media
  • VAN for activists and doorknockers
  • Mastering the Art of Political Persuasion (double session)
  • Communications and Literature

Session 4 classes run from 1:30 – 2:10 as follows:

  • Field Organizing
  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Fundraising
  • Mastering the Art of Political Persuasion (starts in session 3)

Local Panel of Experts take your questions!  Featuring Dan Rosenthal, Dave Arconti, Raghib Allie-Brennan, Rebekah Harriman-Stites, Michelle McCabe and Chris Eide.


  • Runs during session 3 with Raghib Allie-Brennan and Kevin Alvarez
  • Session 4 symposium with Newtown High School Young Dems President Simone Paradis

Municipal Campaign Training Event

Municipal Campaign Training Flyer forDTC websiteOn April 6th, we are hosting our second training school for candidates, campaign managers and activists of all ages.

This FREE training will feature local experts in CT Democratic politics sharing their knowledge on how to run an effective campaign, be a better activist and get involved.

Nancy Wyman will start off our day, followed by several sections of workshops from which to choose.

Attorney General William Tong will be our keynote speaker right before lunch.

After lunch, there will be two more sessions of workshops.

The day will conclude with a panel of your neighbors who have run for office discussing campaign successes and challenges and answering your questions about campaigns.

Panel participants include:

Newtown’s First Selectman, Dan Rosenthal.  2nd District State Rep Raghib Allie-Brennan, 109th District State Rep Dave Arconti, State Senate Candidate Michelle McCabe, Newtown’s Vice Chair of the BOE, Rebekah Harriman-Stites, Newtown Legislative Council Member, Chris Eide.

Register now!  Don’t miss out and end up on the sidelines this election season!

Thanks for a great campaign

We would just like to shout out our thanks to the amazing Rebekah and Alex for the campaign they ran this summer and fall.  They brought new ideas to the front and really brought people together.  Alex, despite never working on a campaign before, stepped up and amazed us with his dedication to this race and the endless energy and work he put into it.

Rebekah showed us that you can run a campaign in a positive light.  She laid our her thoughts, ideas, knowledge and passion for our hometown.  Rebekah brought out the best in us and brought us together.  Dozens upon dozens of volunteers, from high school students to senior citizens, Rebekah gave us the gift of new friendships that will last longer than the election results and continue moving Newtown forward.  Thank you for stepping up, putting yourself out there and helping make in nicer in Newtown.

Fall HQ is open!

Hi all, thanks to all our donors and helpers, we are now open for the final push of the campaign at 30 Church Hill Road, right above Bagel Delight.

Our regular monthly meeting will be on 10/11 at 7:30, come on by!  We need loans of tables and chairs, office supplies and snacks and things for all of our volunteers!

Big thanks to all of our volunteers so far.  Lots of students and folks from all over town have been stepping up to help Rebekah, Michelle and the slate of Democratic candidates!  We couldn’t do it without you.

If you would like a Rebekah, Michelle, Murphy or Lamont sign, just let us know.

See you all soon!

Fall Campaign HQ Fundraiser!

Hello fellow Democrats and other friends.   We are gearing up for some great wins this November and need your help.  Our most important elections are right here in Newtown.

We need your support, specifically, cash!  We would like to have a HQ office space in town in order to help these great Democrats win their races in November.  Check out their info below and if you can help, any donation (within state and federal rules of course) would go a long way!

The 106th district is most of our home and the amazing Rebekah Harriman-Stites has stepped up to ensure Newtown values and issues are fully represented in Hartford.

The 2nd district which covers a section of Newtown needs a dedicated and talented representative who will work hard for all of us.  Raghib Allie-Brennan will move us all forward!

Newtown is also part of the 28th Senate District.  We are excited to have Michelle McCabe working hard to win this critical seat.  Her knowledge of how to make government work for the people is unparalleled.  Get to know her!

We also could not be more excited for Jahana Hayes as she makes her run for Congress.  Jahana is one of the new wave of national leaders that will put our nation back on the right path.

William Tong, our Attorney General candidate has been a friend to Newtown for a long time.  He will lead the firewall to ensure that Newtown values are echoed through Hartford.  William has spent a lot of time here in town and is a real friend to all of us!

June 27th DTC Party at Villa

We are hosting a HQ fundraiser at the Villa Restaurant on June 27th at 6:00 pm.  Tasty food, good conversation and you wont have to worry about your crazy cousins or Uncle telling you how great 45 is.  Ugh.

Denise Merrill, William Tong, Michelle McCabe, Raghib Allie-Brennan and the fabulous Rebekah Harriman Stites!

Please click on that blue DONATE below to reserve your spot.

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Endorsed by the Newtown Bee

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