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
Today the Danbury News-Times acknowledged what we already knew. Eva is the best bet for Newtown to support our families, businesses, children and schools. “Eva…understands the unique needs of of the Newtown community”. We knew that working with Eva for the past couple of years as she increased her advocacy and volunteer work in and around town.
One thing that the News-Times endorsement points out that Eva knows first hand that the current educational system of funding is unfair, unjust and Eva will “be a forceful voice as the state responds to the recent Superior Court decision that found Connecticut’s education funding ‘irrational'”.
Eva has long been testifying in Hartford and fighting for our families when important legislation is being debated. She understands how the state budget is developed and “Unlike many first-time candidates, she can talk about tax policy reform in detail.” We are very proud of Eva and thankful for her work and advocacy for Newtown and for all of Connecticut.
“VOCAL MAJORITY” BUS TOUR GOTV PRESS CONFERENCE – 12:15PM, SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2016
Who: Former Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords
U.S. Senator, Richard Blumenthal
Congresswoman, Elizabeth Esty
What: Press conference to ignite the Vocal Majority of Americans who support responsible change to step up, speak out, and make the 2016 election a referendum on gun violence prevention.
When: 12:15 PM
Where: Outside Edmond Town Hall
45 Main Street
Breakfast Fundraiser to Support the 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence:
Saturday, Sept 24, 2016 9:00 -11:00 am (full flyer here)
$60/Seat or $600/Table. Donations welcome if you cannot attend.
Join Grammy Nominated and Award Winning Producer Mark Carman with Honored Guests Senators Blumenthal and Murphy.
Mark is a former police officer, an under cover operative, a Naval Intelligence operative, a recipient of the President’s Volunteers in Service to America Lifetime Achievement Award, Ambassador of Good Will (State of Tennessee), Grammy Nominations, Song-writing Awards, and Number One Recordings.
We know most people are watching the Presidential Election and the ups and downs of the different campaigns. While back here in CT we have our Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty running to keep her seat in the US House of Representatives and Senator Dick Blumenthal fighting to keep fighting for all of CT in the US Senate.
Locally there are several races that could have more direct impact on our day to day lives, yet do not get the attention they deserve.
Newtown has representation in Hartford as well as in Washington DC. We have several seats open and people stepping up to represent us and our interests in Hartford and here at home.
The 106th CT General Assembly district covers most of Newtown, while many districts in the state cover parts of several towns, the 106th encompasses only Newtown. If you haven’t met Eva Bermudez Zimmerman yet as she meets voters and residents, you will likely see her soon! She brings a wealth of organizing experience, she has testified countless times in front of the general assembly on pending legislation and its time we had someone in Hartford to work for all of Newtown.
The 28th State Senate district covers Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Wilton and Westport. Phil Dwyer’s years of dedication to public service at the YMCA and as Chair of the Fairfield Board of Education highlight his fiscal commonsense and forward thinking as he has serviced families and communities in need for over 20 years.
Elections are not an easy thing to run and oversee, yet LeReine Frampton has done just that in Newtown for quite some time. She ensures that the processes run smoothly and each voter gets to have their say at the ballot. When there are challenges, she meets them head on and works with the Secretary of State’s office to ensure that Newtowns elections run as they should.
Probate Judges are there for families when there are challenges that require sensitivity, understanding and foresight. Sharon Wicks Dornfeld has been an attorney working in the probate system for years. She has first hand knowledge of the court system and the complex issues that are facing families seeking help from the courts.
A small slice of Newtown will have the chance to vote for Raghib Allie-Brennen in the 2nd CT Assembly District. Raghib has been active as a legislative aide at the federal level which has given him the background to know how to advocate for his constituents.
Thank you to all that turned out at the Newtown Middle School on a Tuesday night to be involved in local political issues. We had a great turn-out of over 200 people, mostly voters and some spectators.
Congratulations to LeReine Frampton for her nomination to continue as Newtown’s Democratic Registrar of Voters.
Congratulations to Eva Bermudez-Zimmerman in winning her chance to represent the 106th District in Newtown as our Democratic candidate in November. Eva’s hard work and knowledge of the legislative process will be a tremendous asset to us all in Hartford.
A special thanks to Kyle Lyddy for all his work on the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission and for his efforts to make Newtown and CT a better place to live and work. Kyle ran a very positive campaign for the 106th nomination and we look forward to his continued work as chair of the Memorial Commission and dedication to Newtown.
We will be updating the site over the summer with information on all of the Democratic candidates running for office in this election cycle that would be representing Newtown.
CT 28th Senate District Candidate – Phil Dwyer
Judge of Probate Candidate – Sharon Dornfeld
NOTICE OF DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
To enrolled members of the Democratic Party of Newtown, Connecticut. Pursuant to the rules of the Democratic Party and State Election laws, you are hereby notified that a caucus will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen St., Newtown,CT 06470 to endorse candidates for the 106th District of the Connecticut General Assembly and Registrar of Voters, and to transact other business as may be proper to come before said caucus.
Voter check in will start at 6:30. See you there.
The Newtown DTC is lucky enough to have two very qualified and dedicated Newtowners stepping up to run for the CT State Assembly and represent us in Hartford.
Our next DTC meeting is 5/12, all registered Democrats are welcome as always. At this meeting, you can hear about the candidates and chat with DTC members about the 106th race.
Then on May 24th, all registered Democrats in the 106th District will have the opportunity to elect one of them to run in November to help Newtown and CT tackle the tough issues ahead.
So the election saw some nice additions of Democrats to various town boards. We now have three seats of the four in District 1 of the LC, an even split on the Board of Finance, added a third seat to the Board of Education and have the majority on the Police Commission.
Budget season is gearing up and the Board of Education has been working to deliver a responsible budget to the Board of Finance.
So it is time to roll up our sleeves and get to work folks.
And we finally updated the website with all of the current elected members….sorry it took a while.