2 Days To Primary, A Vote For Malloy, Teachers’ Jobs Saved

It’s Time To Get Out The VOTE: Primary Day Is Tuesday August 10

Walk-in registrations may be accepted through noon, Monday, 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


New Britain Primary Day Information:

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

E-mail newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com or call 860-416-0665 for

● Polling Place Information
● To help Get Out the Vote for Malloy/Wyman & Row A
● Ride to the Polls

From The Chair: A Vote for Malloy
http://nbpoliticus.blogspot.com/2010/02/vote-for-dan-malloy.html

The race for Governor in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday involves two capable and good men in Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy. Both offer impressive credentials and represent a world of difference from GOP candidates whose idea of shared sacrifice is to make working and middle income families pay all the costs of the Great Recession

[From February 2010] The choice boils down to an individual who can inspire rank and file Democrats and who demonstrates a capacity to govern that will translate into significant support from independent voters in a year when the electorate wants an end to State Capitol gridlock. Dan Malloy, who led Connecticut’s fourth largest city for 14 years, is a seasoned and capable elected official who has credentials to navigate the state out from under its systemic fiscal problems. A Governor Malloy can restore public confidence in the Governor’s office. He offers an energetic approach to job creation, transportation, education and housing. His record in Stamford in those areas may be the best indication voters have as to what could happen throughout the state……….

More on “A Vote For Malloy” at
http://nbpoliticus.blogspot.com/2010/02/vote-for-dan-malloy.html

Saving Teacher Jobs: Senate OKs Bill To Avert Layoffs And Bigger Classrooms

Congress is on the verge of saving teacher jobs — something New Britain City Hall can but still refuses to do.

The U.S. House of Representatives, being called back from a summer recess, is set this week to enact legislation approving funds to save 138,000 teacher jobs in the nation. Final approval is possible after the U.S. Senate on August 5th OK’d anti-recession funding. As soon as President Obama signs the bill, CT and other states can expect to receive federal funds to avert teacher layoffs that have hit the New Britain schools especially hard this year. The Connecticut Department of Education is expected to allocate the funds in conformance with current education aid formulas to cities and towns.

The measure passed the Senate 61-39. Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine crossed party lines to vote for the measure despite the Party of No’s continuing opposition to initiatives that would relieve the fiscal crisis on state and local governments.

“We are now a step closer to making sure children do not bear the brunt of our nation’s economic woes,” National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel said. “The education jobs fund will keep tens of thousands of educators in schools and classrooms and off of unemployment lines. Most importantly, however, the much-needed funds will keep class sizes from ballooning and prevent even more harmful cuts to education programs for students.”

The spending measure — an amendment offered by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) to H.R. 1586 — includes $10 billion in aid to public schools and $16 billion to reimburse states for medical and social service programs (FMAP). U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) supported the House version last month. Murphy and proponents maintain that the federal funding does not add to the deficits caused by tax cuts for the wealthiest and wars of the Bush years, but re-directs money in the existing federal budget to aid education.

Union, Management Announce Fund for Victims of Hartford Distributors Tragedy

The creation of a memorial fund for the victims of the August 3rd killings at Hartford Distributors was announced at a news conference last Thursday at Teamsters Local 1035 in South Windsor. Donations should be sent to:

Teamsters Local 1035 Hartford Distributors Memorial Fund
c/o Teamsters Local Union 1035
400 Chapel Road, 2-B
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074

End Quote

Finally — finally — we get this car out of the ditch, where we’re just right there on the blacktop. We’re about to start driving forward again. They say, hold on, we want the keys back. You can’t have the keys back — you don’t know how to drive.
And I do want to point out, when you get in your car, when you go forward, what do you do? You put it in “D.” When you want to go back, what do you do? You put it in “R.”…..We want to go forwards. We got to put it in “D.” Can’t have the keys back.

President Obama speaking at a Democratic Fundraiser last week in Atlanta

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