The Polish Americans of Connecticut PAC will hear the state’s Lieutenant Governor candidates on Friday evening October 8th at the General Haller Post on Broad Street at 7 PM. Democratic Nominee and current Comptroller Nancy Wyman will be appearing to represent the Democrats. The DTC and public are welcome to attend the forum.
The annual tribute to General Casimir Pulaski will be held Sunday with special guest, Robert Kupiecki, Poland’s Ambassador to the United States, who will be accompanied by Cong. Chris Murphy (D-5). The morning celebration for the Revolutionary War hero will include a 10 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 158 Broad Street preceded by a parade to Pulaski Park at the end of Broad Street. A reception and breakfast will follow at the venerable Pulaski Democratic Club, 89 Grove St, one of the city’s oldest political clubs and the site of many Democratic Party events.
According to the Lisa Backus’ Herald story, “the festivities will kick off prior to 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the club with several groups, including members of the Falcon Club, the Polish Boy Scouts and the Polish Language School lining up for a march to Pulaski Park at the intersection of Broad and Burritt Streets. At the park, a wreath-laying ceremony will be held which is slated to include guest speakers on the topic of General Pulaski, said club member Larry Hermanowski who serves on the city council. “We usually have at least 100 people marching up Broad Street,” Hermanowski said. “I’ve participated for 35 years and I know they certainly have done it before then. I think it began in the 1930s.”
LWV Sponsors Legislative Debates: October 12 and October 16
The New Britain chapter of the League of Women Voters will be sponsoring two “debates” next week including New Britain state legislative candidates and candidates for U.S. Congress in the 5th District.
The state legislative debates will be held Tuesday October 12th at 7 pm and the Congressional debate will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 2 p.m. Both forums will be held at Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., and are sponsored by the League of Women Voters New Britain Area and the New Britain Herald. The program is free and open to the public.
Election Day Is Around the Corner: Five Ways To Help
1. Make phone calls to get out the vote
2. Register unregistered voters
3. Put up a lawn sign for Democratic candidates
4. Canvas, distribute literature in your neighborhood
5. Volunteer for Election Day (Poll Standing, Calling, Rides To Polls from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)