Hungry Pols Take Note: Soul Food Fest 8/21…DTC Meets 8/19 at City Hall…Social Security’s 75th…


Hungry politicians of all stripes will be rewarded on Saturday August 21 if they show up at the annual Soul Food Fest sponsored by New Britain Black Democratic Club.

The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pride of Connecticut Lodge of Elks, 24 Elm Street, New Britain. Ward 3 Alderperson Shirley Black, President of the Democratic Club, says the Fest will again feature traditional Southern cuisine. Among the Democratic Town Committee members involved in the event are Black, a member from Voting District 8, State Central Committeewoman Emma Pierce, the state party Treasurer, and Alton Brooks from Voting District 3.

All are welcome. Admission is $15 payable to the New Britain Black Democratic Club.

Gearing Up For November Election: Town Committee Meets August 19

The Democratic Town Committee will meet on Thursday, August 19th, at 7 p.m. at New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street, in room 504. On the agenda will be introduction of candidates, voter registration activities and planning for the Fall campaign as the DTC mobilizes for support of the Democratic slate on November 2nd.

The Committee will also take up the current status of education funding and new nominations to fill vacancies for Justice of the Peace.

All are welcome.

It’s Time To Remember and Not Let GOP Turn Back The Clock:
Marking Social Security’s 75th
“Some stability to American citizens who may not have had any income at all……..”

The signing of the Social Security Act, August 14, 1935

Observances for the 75th anniversary of the passage of the Social Security Act occurred on August 14th, the date President Roosevelt signed the New Deal bill into law.

Social Security — which was threatened during the Bush Administration with privatization schemes and now faces new GOP threats to undermine it — is an enduring accomplishment of the New Deal era that guarantees a modest measure of economic security for individuals and families who’ve paid into the system all their working lives.

To celebrate the anniversary the Social Security Administration is inviting individuals to share their stories and reflections at its website

For 75 years, Social Security has touched the lives of Americans across the country. From its very inception, Social Security was intended to confront change, both predictable and unforeseen. When Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935, he said, “The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young people have come to wonder what would be their lot when they came to old age. The man with a job has wondered how long the job would last. This law, too, represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete. It is, in short, a law that will take care of human needs and at the same time provide the United States an economic structure of vastly greater soundness.”

Change and economic uncertainty was a regular part of everyday life in those days, just as it is today. Social Security helped add some stability to American citizens who otherwise may not have had an income at all — just as it does today

In signing a proclamation on social security’s anniversary last week, President Obama noted the perseverance of Roosevelt and linked passage the Social Security Act to the newly enacted health care Affordable Care Act.”

As our country recovers from one of the greatest economic challenges since that time, we are grateful for President Roosevelt’s perseverance, and for the countless public servants whose efforts produced the Social Security program we know today. Seventy-five years later, Social Security remains a safety net for seniors and a source of resilience for all Americans. Since 1935, it has been expanded to include dependent and survivor benefits, disability insurance, and guaranteed medical insurance for seniors through Medicare. It is a lasting promise that we can retire with dignity and peace of mind, that workers who become disabled can support themselves, and that families who suffer the loss of a loved one will not live in poverty

My Administration is committed to strengthening our retirement system and protecting Social Security as a reliable income source for seniors, workers who develop disabilities, and dependents. After a lifetime of contributions to our Nation and its economy, Americans have earned this support. The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, helps sustain this commitment and improves the long-term outlook of the Social Security program. My Administration is dedicated to safeguarding Social Security’s promise of retirement with dignity and security.

Thursday Night Football Party 8/26: Rams versus Pats

A Town Committee fund-raising party will be held Thursday, August 26th from 7 to 10 pm featuring the telecast of a pre-season game between the Rams and the Patriots. The party will include a special buffet for attendees.

The event will be held at Roma Sports Bar & Grill, 283 Allen Street, New Britain. Proceeds will benefit the DTC’s 2010 voter registration and Get Out the Vote campaign. For reservations and donation information reply to or call 860-827-9469 (Town Chair) Paid for by NBDTC, John Valengavich, Treasurer; approved by John McNamara.

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Our primary victory was an important step in the journey to change Connecticut. Now, we’re fired up and ready to begin working toward the general election – spreading our message and making the case once again that we’re the team prepared to take on the challenges that Connecticut faces. Voters will have a stark choice this November, and it’s our job to prove that Nancy [Wyman] and I are are best suited to fix Hartford, and to bring real, tested leadership back to our state.

Gubernatorial nominee Dan Malloy, in a message to supporters after the August 10 Primary.

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