Monday 8/2/10: Murphy To Kick Off “41 Towns In 41 Days” in New Britain
New Britain Democrats will join U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) as he kicks off his grassroots quest for a third term on Monday, August 2nd, in New Britain. Murphy’s “41 Towns in 41 Days” tour will begin at 3:30 at the Murphy for Congress headquarters, 81 West Main Street, New Britain (above Subway). Murphy will take his door-to-door canvas to all 41 communities in the sprawling the 5th Congressional District for the November 2 Election. To help the Murphy campaign call (860) 223-5522 or go to http://www.chrismurphy.com
Nine Days To Primary Day; 10 Days To Unity for November Victory
The outcome of the August 10th Democratic primary will be decided over the next week by which campaign has the better grassroots effort to get out the vote. Democrats will select their nominee for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State and Comptroller in a campaign marking the first statewide use of the Citizens’ Election Program. The winners will be joining U.S. Senate Nominee Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General nominee George Jepsen and State Treasurer Denise Nappier on the Democratic slate for November 2.
New Britain Primary Day Information: Polling Places, Volunteering, Ride to the Polls
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-416-0665
Primary Day Deadlines
Absentee Voting: If you will not be in town on August 10th file an absentee ballot application as soon as possible. Residents may visit the Town Clerk’s office before departing and vote in the Primary upon completion of an application.
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
A Birthday Gift For Murphy (37): Give & Get Your Chicken Wings At J. Timothy’s 8/3
The Committee to Elect Chris Murphy will hold a 37th Birthday Party for the 5th District Congressman (and is using it as an excuse to raise some money, too!) .
The event will be held at J. Timothy’s Restaurant 143 New Britain Avenue Plainville. The suggested donation is $37 at the Friend level or $237 if you want to be Chris’s BFF (Best Friend Forever. Please RSVP to Jessica Fenner 860-223-5522 or email@example.com
A Birthday Gift For Obama (49): Join Organizing For America
President Obama turns 49 on August 4th and Organizing for America (OFA) supporters are holding parties in honor of the President to welcome new volunteers to the OFA. The Hartford birthday event will be held at state Democratic Headquarters, 330 Main Street, Wednesday, 8/4, at 6 p.m.
Volunteers will be making 49 calls (plus 1 to grow on!) to other activists “to reignite the fire we lit in 2008.” The 50th call that each of us make will be to a person within our own personal network, to help reinforce our volunteer network. We’ll have cake and prizes for the callers that reach out to the most volunteers.
OFA is the chapter-based organization that arose in support of Obama’s 2008 Presidential run and is organizing in support of Democrats for the 2010 mid-term election. Info: Nick Marshall 860-916-8026
State Rep. Tim O’Brien’s (D-24) backyard picnic drew an estimated 100 persons from New Britain and Newington on July 31st under picture-perfect skies. The picnic, held at the South Mountain Drive home of Rick Lopes, helped O’Brien’s committee raise funds under the Citizen’s Election Program. Joining O’Brien supporters at the picnic was Attorney General Nominee George Jepsen (shown in photo at right with O’Brien).
“U.S. manufacturers should get preference when bidding on federal contracts; it’s as simple that that,” Murphy said. “My bill would allow federal agencies to give an advantage to bids that create jobs here in the United States. It just makes sense to provide an incentive for federal contractors to create as many jobs here in the United States as possible.”
U.S. Chris Murphy (D-5) commenting last week on legislation he has sponsored that would promote companies bidding on federal contracts to create jobs in the U.S.