Wave Of New Voters Includes New Britain: 4,139 Added Since June; Registration Deadline Nov. 1

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By John McNamara

A wave of new voter registrations statewide may push New Britain enrollment past 30,000 for Election Day on November 8th.

One week prior to the November 1st deadline,  there are 29,100 eligible to vote according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Juan Verdu’s office. In addition, unregistered voters may go to City Hall on Election Day to enroll and vote under the Same Day Registration (SDR) law that will add to the number voting in the Presidential election.

The citywide breakdown shows enrollment at 53% Democratic; 34.7% Unaffiliated; 10.8% Republican, and; 1.5 % other parties.

unnamed-6State Rep. Betty Boukus (22) greets children at voter registration event at Royal Pizza on Horseplain Road on October 19th. (Gerratana photo)

A Democratic Town Committee (DTC) task force reported last week that 4,154 have been added to the city’s rolls since June.  Of the newly registered 46.6% became Democrats, 45.4% registered Unaffiliated…

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New Britain’s Official Ballot For the November 8th Election…Vote Row A Democrats

Local and state election officials have released the official sample ballot for the November 8th Presidential Election.   The Ballot includes President and Vice President, United States Senator, United States Congress, State Senator, State Representative and Registrar of Voters.  Above and to the right of the candidates are three Questions pertaining to the city charter. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  For a rider to the polls or voter information contact New Britain Democrats at 860-5058901  E-Mail  newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com

Download: Link To Ballot By State Representative District

The New Britain Ballot for the 25th State Assembly District.

The New Britain Ballot for the 22nd  State Assembly District. DiLoreto School is the only polling place for the 22nd District in New Britain represented by State  Rep. Betty Boukus.


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20 Days To Get Out The Vote For Row A Democrats…..DTC Meets Thursday 10/20……Taste of New Britain Reception Wednesday 10/26

“So in this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best.  We cannot afford to be tired, or frustrated, or cynical.  No, hear me — between now and November, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago:  We need to knock on every door.  We need to get out every vote.  We need to pour every last ounce of our passion and our strength and our love for this country into electing Hillary Clinton as President of the United States of America.”  – Michelle Obama, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia.

20 Days….It’s time to get out the vote for Row A Democrats

DTC members and volunteers are urged to help the coordinated New Britain campaign for Row A with less than three weeks to go to Election Day, November 8th.

If you can give an hour or a day you can make a difference.vote-row-a

JOIN US. 7 Ways To Help the New Britain #NeverTrump campaign

  1. Register New Voters (Deadline: November 1)
  2. Canvass your neighborhood for our candidates
  3. Join the Get Out The Vote Phone Bank
  4. Put up a lawn sign
  5. Sign up to volunteer on Election Day (call/canvass, poll stand, give rides)
  6. Make a financial contribution
  7.  Share your story on why you are a Democrat

Headquarters Locations: 

  • 18 Main Street (adjacent to Cafe Beauregard)
  • 19 Bassett Street. (back entrance)
  • Info Line 860-505-8901
  • email: newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com

TODAY (Wednesday, 10/19) Meet The Candidate Pizza Party 5:30-6:30 pm

Democratic State Representative candidates — Betty Boukus (22), Rick Lopes (24), Bobby Sanchez (25) and Peter Tercyak (26) will be registering new voters on Wednesday, October 19th from 5:30 to 6:30 at Royal Pizza, 16 Horse Plain Road, New Britain. Complimentary pizza. All are welcome.

DTC Meeting Thursday 10/20 at NB City Hall – 7 p.m.

The Democratic Town Committee will holds its October meeting on Thursday, October 20th, at 7 p.m. at New Britain City Hall 27 West Main Street.  All Democrats and friends are welcome to participate as we mobilize for the November 8th election.

There will be updates from candidates and on the city charter referendum (a Common Council informational meeting will be held today (Wednesday, 10/19, at 6 p.m.) and the status of the Stewart Administration-backed plan by Tilcon to mine watershed land near the city reservoir (Alliance meeting on the issue Saturday, 10/22, 10 am, at the New Britain Library on High Street).

Taste of New Britain Pre-Election Reception Wednesday 10/26 at TOM’s Stockman Hall

Join Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, state leaders and New Britain Democrats at a pre-election Taste of New Britain reception on Wednesday, October 26th, from 5 to 7 pm.

DTC Vice Chair and Ald. Shirley Black and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman

DTC Vice Chair & Ald. Shirley Black and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman

The event will be held at Trinity on Main’s Stockman Hall (corner of Main and Chestnut opposite the New Britain Police headquarters) The Town Committee reception will benefit GOTV and party building activities in the run up to the November 8th election.  Suggested donation is $50. RSVP to newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com.

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Weekend Update: DTC September Meeting Is Thursday 9/15….Casino Night 9/24….Women’s Brunch 9/25…5 Ways To Help Elect Row A

DTC Meeting Is Thursday September 15th:  Charter Referenda, Watershed Issues , School Construction To Be Discussed

The Democratic Town Committee will hold its September meeting on Thursday, September 15th at 7 p.m. at the Pulaski Democratic Club, 89 Grove Street. All Democrats and friends are invited to attend the meeting that will occur just 53 days from Election Day.

DTC Chair Bill Shortell will formally appoint four committees including voter registration, media, outreach and rules.  The agenda  will  also include an update on the fall campaign and discussion of several municipal issues: city charter referendum questions to appear on the November 8th ballot, the sale of the Patton Brook well and the proposed Tilcon project on watershed land.

Committee members are expected to raise concerns about the city School Building Committee’s decision to select a troubled Bridgeport firm as the architect for the Smalley Academy renovation project.

NB Dems Casino Night Is Saturday September 24th; Round Trip Bus To Mohegan Sun

Don’t Gamble On Republicans, Bet with Democrats On Saturday September 24th

DTC members and friends are invited to the first New Britain Democrats’ Casino Night on Saturday September 24th to benefit voter registration and get out the vote activities.  Tickets are $40 per person.

Mohegan Sun will be the venue for attendees who will receive a complimentary $30 for food and free bets.  Round trip bus transportation to Uncasville will be provided with departure scheduled for 2 p.m. on September 24th.

Tickets and information are available from DTC members John McNamara and Tom Shields. To make a reservation e-mail newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com or call 860-827-9469.  Casino Night Is a Democratic Town Committee event. To make a contribution to the Town Committee download the fillable Contribution Form.

State Party Will Recognize Rep. DeLauro, Others At Women’s Leadership Brunch,  Sunday, September 25th.

Past Recipients Include New Britain’s Emma Pierce, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Harriet Geragosian

The CT Democratic Party will recognize Democratic women for their leadership in politics and public service at the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch (formerly breakfast) to be held Sunday September 25th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The event will be held at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street in Plantsville.2016savedatewlbv2

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) is this year’s recipient of the Ella T. Grasso Award. Emma Pierce, DTC member and former state party treasurer, was the first recipient of the award that was established at the women’s breakfast.  Alderwoman and DTC Vice Chair Shirley Black and Realtor Harriet Geragosian have also been recognized by the state party with leadership awards in prior years.

Guest speaker for the event is Ellen Malcolm, a founder of Emily’s List. Emily’s List is a national political action committee supportive of women candidates and issues.

Admission for the brunch benefitting the CT Democratic Party is $65.  For information contact the Democratic State Central Committee or visit women’s leadership brunch.

JOIN US. Five Ways To Help the New Britain Democratic Campaign

  1. Register New Voters
  2. Canvass your neighborhood for our candidates and on municipal issues
  3. Join the Get Out The Vote Phone Bank at headquarters
  4. Make a financial contribution
  5.  Share your story on why you are a Democrat


Connect with New Britain Democrats 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nbdemocrat

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/newbritaindemocrat

NOTICE – If you do not wish to receive updates from New Britain Democrats write “cancel” in the subject box and reply to newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com.

John McNamara, Editor, www.newbritaindemocrat.org


Labor donated. Any costs associated with this message paid for by New Britain Democratic Town Committee, Post Office Box 2112, New Britain CT 06050   John Valengavich, Treasurer. Approved by Bill Shortell.


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Memorial Service For Art Perry Friday at 9 am Trinity on Main


Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service for Art Perry, labor leader and New Britain Democrat, today (September 9).   Friends and relatives are welcome to greet the family and extend condolences at Trinity – On – Main, 69 Main Street, New Britain, on Friday September 9, 2016 at 9:00 am. A memorial service will immediately follow, beginning at 10:00 am.

Donations in Art’s memory may be made to Foodshare. http://www.foodshare.org

Remembering Art Perry:



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Join New Britain Democrats In Support Of The Row A Slate On November 8th

You’re invited to join New Britain Democrats in the effort to register voters and get out the vote in New Britain — just 63 Days To Go Til November 8th…..



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