Guv In Town Friday For Tim O’Brien
A Friday, September 2nd reception with Governor Dannel Malloy has been planned by the O’Brien for New Britain Committee at Trinity On Main, 69 Main Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fundraising event will be hosted by State Senator Terry Gerratana, State Rep, Peter Tercyak, State Rep. Bobby Sanchez and House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey.
The event for O’Brien, the endorsed Democrat for Mayor in the September 13th Primary, follows Malloy’s endorsement of Rep. O’Brien on August 1st. “I’m proud to endorse Tim O’Brien to be New Britain’s next mayor, said Malloy in announcing his support at Central Park. “As a former mayor myself, I know Tim’s got what it takes to make life better for the people of New Britain.”
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O’Brien faces Ald. Paul Catanzaro in the Democratic Primary on September 13th.
Congressman Murphy To Discuss Dream Act At Central Thursday Afternoon
U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) will speak on the Dream Act at CCSU’s Student Center Philbrick Room on Thursday, September 1st at 3 p.m., according to his New Britain office.
According to proponents, “The DREAM Act is a bipartisan proposal, which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young students who were brought to the United States years ago as children.” The measure failed in the Congress last December in a Senate filibuster. “This tragedy will cause America to lose a vital asset: an educated class of promising immigrant students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and a strong desire to be contributing members of our society,” say supporters of immigration reform that Congressman Murphy will discuss with a student audience in New Britain.
From CT Democrats
Poll: Negative View of Tea Party Grows
A new Associated Press Poll shows that the Tea Party’s style of governing isn’t sitting well with most Americans. The conservative movement’s unfavorable rating has risen sharply, and 46 percent of those surveyed said they have a negative view of the Tea Party while only 28 percent say they view it favorably. The last time the AP conducted a poll on the Tea Party was in 2010; the numbers were more evenly split then, with 32 percent favorable and 36 percent unfavorable.
With negativity toward the Tea Party building, it remains to be seen if Republicans in Connecticut and beyond will continue to pander to the far-right group as the 2012 election cycle kicks into high gear.
Alton Brooks Feted On His 90th Birthday At Democratic Event
Alton Brooks, a member of the DTC from District 3, celebrated his 90th birthday with approximately 100 family, friends and candidates at a backyard picnic hosted by Common Council President Michael Trueworthy and Elena Trueworthy. The event was a fundraiser for endorsed Mayoral candidate Tim O’Brien.
Brooks, an Arkansas native who faced segregation in his home state, was one of the first executive directors of the Human Resources Agency (HRA) during the height of the Office of Economic Opportunity and President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. He is a co-founder of the OIC in New Britain and a longtime youth basketball coach.
The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through noncooperation or boycotts, but noncooperation and boycotts are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral shame in the opponent. The end is redemption and reconciliation. The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.
-Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957