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.

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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:

https://nbpoliticus.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/art-perrys-fighting-spirit-and-boundless-optimism-will-not-be-forgotten/

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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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Dems Attend Soulfood Fest; Birthday Tribute from Congress for Alton Brooks

The Black Democratic Club’s annual Soul food Fest was held August 20th at Spottswood Church in support of the Club’s voter registration and get out the vote activities.

The occasion also provided DTC members and friends the chance to wish community activist and civil rights leader Alton Brooks a happy 95th birthday.  Brooks’ milestone is being recognized in the Congressional Record by Cong. Elizabeth Esty (D-5)

The Black Democratic Club held its annual Soulfood Fest on August 20th at Spottswood AME Church.

Democratic Town Committee  (DTC) leader Alton Brooks  (3rd from left) is presented with a statement entered into the Congressional Record by Cong Elizabeth Esty (D-5) on the occasion of Mr. Brooks’ 95th birthday. DTC member Stephanie Podewell presents the citation. Congratulating Brooks are from left Black Dems’ President and Ald. Shirley Black, State Senator Terry Gerratana, John McNamara, Town Chair Bill Shortell, Rosemary Klotz and Michael Gorzoch. (F. Gerratana photos)    

Serving up Southern Cuisine at the annual Soul Food Fest of the Black Democratic Club led by Ald. and DTC Vice Chair Shirley Black.  (F. Gerratana photo)

Serving up Southern Cuisine at the annual Soul Food Fest of the Black Democratic Club led by Ald. and DTC Vice Chair Shirley Black. (F. Gerratana photo)

 

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Democratic Primary August 9th Polling Locations

The Democratic Primary for State Senator and Registrar of Voters is Tuesday, August 9th and all polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters in District 6 will vote at Angelico’s Cafe replacing The Armory and voters in District 13 will vote at St. John Paul II School (formerly Holy Cross) replacing HRA.right-to-vote1

For more information e-mail  newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com  or call 860-505-8901

New Britain Polling Locations

  1. Vance Village School 183 Vance Street
  2. New Britain High School 110 Mill Street
  3. Roosevelt Middle School 40 Goodwin Street
  4. Gaffney School 322 Slater Road
  5. New Britain Senior Center 55 Pearl Street, 5-1 School Apts,  50 Bassett St, 5-2  Graham Apartments, 107 Martin Luther King Drive
  6.  Angelico’s Restaurant 542 East Main Street (NEW)
  7. Generale  Ameglio  13 Beaver Street
  8.  Smalley Academy   175 West Street
  9.   Chamberlain School 120 Newington Avenue
  10.  Saint Francis Church Hall 1755 Stanley Street
  11.  Holmes School   2150 Stanley Street
  12.  Pulaski Middle School   757 Farmington Avenue
  13. St. John Paul II School 221 Farmington Avenue (NEW)
  14.  DiLoreto School   732 Slater Road
  15.   Slade Middle School 183 Steele Street

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Convention Watch Party Thursday 7/28…..Convention Journal Day 1….August 9th Primary: Vote Row A

You’re Invited: NB Convention Watch Party, Philly Cheesesteak Sliders At Roma Thursday, 7/28

The Democratic Town Committee (DTC) will host a Democratic National Convention Watch Party on July 28th from 7:30 to 11 p,m. at the Roma Sports Bar & Grill dining room, 382 Allen Street. The suggested donation for the watch party is $25 (www.newbritaindemocrat.org/contribute/). Proceeds benefit NB Democrats’ voter registration and get out the vote campaign.

The DTC event will be an opportunity to meet our candidates, volunteer to help get out the vote, enjoy Roma appetizers and beverages as Democrats’ are expected to make history 96 years after the 19th amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote.

Former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the nomination on the last night of the convention.

RSVP/Info   newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com.  860-416-0665

Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (R Berriault photo)

Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (R Berriault photo)

Convention Journal Day 1: From New Britain DTC member Bobby Berriault, a Bernie Sanders delegate at the DNC in Philadelphia:

PHILADELPHIA, July, 25; One thing that I’ve realized pretty quickly is being a delegate to a national convention is a  test of endurance and patience. The temperature neared 100 degrees yesterday. Everyone was hot, sweaty, and grumpy throughout the day. It was near impossible to move around the city due to all the road closures and heavy traffic all around the city. It took me two and a half hours to go from the Convention Center in the center of the city to the Wells Fargo Center – a trip that normally would take 20 minutes. I only ate once on the first night of the convention, and I waited in line for 45 minutes just for a soda and French fries.

Bobby Berriault (F. Gerratna)

Bobby Berriault (F. Gerratana photo)

Despite the protests and the outbursts and the heat and long lines, I had a lot of fun. In the morning I attended two workshops – one on Healthcare equality and another on the negative effects of the Pacific Trade Pact.

Bernie Sanders spoke to the delegates in the early afternoon, and he gave a speech reaffirming his support for Hillary Clinton and calling on his supporters and for the party to unite against Donald Trump. And after his speech at the convention center, I took the shuttle to the Wells Fargo Center for the main event.

Security is understandably tight and arriving at the Wells Fargo Center was like arriving at a military fort. There were so many security parameters and checkpoints we had to go through. We were checked a half-dozen times. I can personally attest to the fact that the Wells Fargo Center during this week is the most secure building on the face of the earth. Surprisingly, the security lines were nearly non-existent. The Secret Service and Homeland Security Law Enforcement personnel did an outstanding job getting everyone with credentials through as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

The day’s proceedings got underway about 20 minutes late, which is pretty impressive considering the size and scale of this event. One thing I observed early on was some Bernie Sanders supporters who were intent on disrupting the proceedings and making a scene. I am personally disappointed at that. People should not be protesting and yelling and shouting during the invocation or when people are speaking. I thought it was very rude and tasteless. However, an email was sent to all the Bernie Sanders delegates about a half hour into the convention proceedings reading in part “I would ask you as a personal courtesy to me to not engage in any kind of protest or demonstration on the convention floor.” That was enough to calm things down so that we can get through the convention proceedings.

We heard from amazing speakers like Elizabeth Warren, Michelle Obama, and Bernie Sanders. It was truly an amazing experience. I got back to my hotel around 12:30am and ended up going to bed around 1am.  I only five hours of sleep but I am ready and excited for day two of the convention!

Democratic Primary Tuesday August 9th: Vote Row A

The Democratic Primary for State Senate and Registrar of Voters is Tuesday, August 9th. Polls are open from 6 a,m. to 8 p.m.

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Backyard Fundraiser For Registrar of Voters Candidate Mike Trueworthy Is Sunday, July 24th

Supporters of endorsed Democratic Registrar of Voters candidate Mike Trueworthy will hold a backyard picnic fundraiser on Sunday July 24th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Democratic Town Committee members Isabelita and Santos Cancel, 406 Stanley Street.

Trueworthy, endorsed in May by the Democratic Town Committee,  is running in the August 9th Primary to succeed Registrar Juan Verdu who did not seek re-election.

A former Alderman and Chair of the Board of Assessment Appeals,  Trueworthy is an advocate for increased canvassing and voter registration efforts and opposes Republican proposals to close polling locations in the city.

The Democratic Primary is Tuesday August 9th and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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