What’s ahead this week: Fundraisers for McCluskey, Young Dems

Reception For West Hartford’s McCluskey on Wednesday, June 23rd

A fundraiser sponsored by West Hartford’s 6th District Town Committee will be held Wednesday, June 23, 5-7 pm  for State Rep. David McCluskey, who represents the  20th assembly district and serves as a Deputy Speaker in the CT House.  Hosts for the event are Barbara and John Vercelli, 100 Davenport Road, West Hartford.  Rep. McCluskey, who served on the DTC when he resided in New Britain, is seeking to qualify his campaign for the Citizen’s Election Program with individual contributions of choice welcome to $100 to the McCluskey for State Representative Committee.

McCluskey is a strong advocate of using public transit for economic development purposes and one of the most knowledgeable members of the state Legislature on transportation issues.

This past week he released a letter  to Gov Rell calling upon the administration to ensure that freight rail needs are not forgotten as Connecticut invests public dollars in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHS) passenger service line.  McCluskey asked Rell’s office to make sure that the line is upgraded to also handle the national freight rail standards.  “Throughout the country, states and national rail companies are upgrading rail lines to move freight faster and cheaper.  Connecticut must not become isolated from the national freight rail system.”

McCluskey was first elected from his West Hartford district in 1998.

Greater Hartford Young Dems Invite All To Thomas Hooker Brewery Tour, Saturday, June 26th

A Tour of the Thomas Hooker Brewery, sponsored by the Greater Hartford Young Democrats organization, is slated for Saturday, June 26th at 2 p.m. at the Brewery, 16 Tobey Road, Bloomfield. The tour is free with a donation of $20 or more, according to Greater Hartford Young Dems’ Liam Sweeney.

Please contact Liam with any questions at lsweene@gmail.com. And RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135368059807340

Bysiewicz Invites Supporters To Thank You Party, June 24th

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz,  ruled ineligible to run for Attorney General in May  in a controversial state Supreme Court decision, is holding a series of “thank you” parties for her supporters and friends around Connecticut this month.

The party for New Britain area supporters will be held on Thursday, June 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford.  To rsvp or for more information Friends of Susan: 860-257-4988  or susan@susan2010.com

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