Countdown To Primary Day
Bysiewicz To Push 17-Year-Old Vote Eligibility In New Britain Thursday, 7/29
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz will hold a press conference on Thursday July 29th at 10:30 AM at New Britain City Hall (5th Floor Cafeteria) to encourage 17 year-old Connecticut citizens to register and vote in the upcoming statewide primaries on August 10th. Voting in primaries is now available for 17 year-olds who will turn 18 on or before the General Election date of November 2, 2010 following passage of a 2008 amendment to the Connecticut Constitution.
New Britain Democrats are encouraged to join Bysiewicz at the press conference to urge a high level of participation in the August 10th Primary. For more information contact Michelle Gilman by phone at (860) 509-6265 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter Sign Up Deadlines:
Thursday, August 5th is the mail-in voter registration deadline for anyone wishing to vote in the Tuesday, August 10th Primary. Any registrations received by mail after that date will not be valid for the Primary.
Walk-in registrations may be accepted through noon, August 9th for either new voters or unaffiliated voters who wish to join a party and vote.
The Registrar of Voters office is located at New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street, 5th floor. Telephone 860-826-3310
Malloy/Wyman Tout Policy Changes For Older Citizens
Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Malloy, joined by endorsed Lt. Governor candidate and State Comptroller Nancy Wyman, have focused on new policies for the state’s senior citizens as part of their campaign this month. The Malloy plan includes investing in services that give seniors choices in where and how they receive medical care, properly funding nursing homes to cover the actual costs of providing quality care, and initiating long-overdue comprehensive tax reform that will help relieve the property tax burden on seniors living on fixed incomes. More of the plan on supporting seniors can be viewed at http://www.danmalloy.com/Seniors.pdf.
“The same way that it’s unacceptable to send our children into a public school system that’s failing them, it’s also unacceptable that we don’t support our senior population that has given us so much,” said Malloy. “This isn’t just a moral imperative; it’s also an economic one. Connecticut’s population is already among the oldest in the country, and getting older. We need to make the necessary systemic changes now, or the challenges are only going to become that much more daunting in the years ahead.”
Picnic for Rep. O’Brien
The campaign for State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-24) will hold a summer picnic from 1 to 4 p.m on Saturday July 31. The event will be held at the home of Rick Lopes, 208 South Mountain Dr., New Britain. There is a suggested contribution of $25 to the O’Brien for State Representative Committee. Individual contributions between $5 and $100 are welcome in accordance with the Citizen’s Election Program established in 2005 to reduce the influence of money and special interests in CT politics. Join Rep. O’Brien’s online community at http://www.timobrien.org
Night Out Against Crime August 3
Next Tuesday, August 3rd will be “National Night Out Against Crime” in New Britain neighborhoods where block watches have been organized. Neighbors across the city will gather on their streets to socialize and hear from police and city officials. In Ward Three, North Oak NRZ Leader Rich Marzi announced the Night Out in his neighborhood will be held at Willow Street Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Willow Street event “to say no to crime and drugs in our neighborhood” will include food, music, games and prizes including back-to-school items donated from Target Stores. Sponsors of the event include the City of New Britain, New Britain Police, the North-Oak NRZ, HRA, the Brotherhood Coalition and Target.
From the Chair: Council Should Restore Funds For Schools
With the first round of teacher layoffs already announced, time is growing short on minimizing the cuts to be made to education in 2010-2011. The Mayor and Common Council, however, can reduce painful cuts to city classrooms by adding funds for teacher jobs WITHOUT changing the tax rate nor increasing expenditures. Will the Council stand up for quality education or will they acquiesce to the budget rescissions and the distorted picture of school spending that emerged during the city budget debate?
Tell the Mayor and Common Council To Restore Funds For Education!
Mayor’s Office: 860-826-3303 E-mail: tstewart@NewBritainCT.gov
Council Office: 860-826-3392
Link to members of the Council
And let’s be clear, the Bush tax cuts didn’t just produce fewer jobs than advertised. They didn’t produce any private sector jobs at all. The whole experiment in handing over money to the wealthiest people in America so they could use it to benefit the rest of us was a colossal — empirically verifiable — failure.
Author Robert Creamer July 28th “Why Congress Must End Bush Tax Breaks for the Rich”
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