Party Time: Lopes for Rep Party Is Monday (12/12)….Tommy and the Dublin Brothers Friday (12/16) at the Irish Club…. Mayor Posts Survey For Citizen Involvement…DTC Meeting and Holiday Social December 22nd…

Lopes For State Rep Campaign Kick Off At Whinstone on Monday, 12/12

A campaign kick off party for 24th House District Nominee Rick Lopes will be held Monday, December 12th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Whinstone Tavern (Stanley Golf Course), 245 Hartford Road in New Britain.

Lopes, nominated at a November 29th convention, is seeking to replace Tim O’Brien who resigned his House seat when he was elected Mayor in November.  The special election will be held on Tuesday January 10th at Vance (1), New Britain High School (2), Roosevelt (3) and Gaffney (4)school polling places in New Britain.  The 24th District includes the Wallace school (5) polling place in Newington.

Lopes , the former Ward One Alderman, is participating in the Citizens Election Fund and will qualify with sufficient donations from residents of New Britain and Newington. The minimum donation is $5 and the maximum is $100 to the campaign.

Irish Night: Tommy Mullins & the Dublin Brothers December 16th At The Irish Club
Former DTC member Tommy Mullins & the Dublin Brothers will entertain at the New Britain Irish Social Club on Friday, December 16th starting at 9 p.m.  New Britain’s Hibernians invite members and friends for music and holiday cheer.  The Irish Club is located at 39 South Street.

 Mayor Uses On-Line Survey To Encourage Participation On Boards and Commission

DemocratsRepublicans and Unaffiliated voters — are welcome to submit their names and qualifications  to be considered for a nomination to one of the volunteer boards where citizen oversight and participation can make local government more accountable to residents.  Over the last week Mayor Tim O’Brien completed his appointments to the city Police Commission.  But 26 other bodies must be filled to have all hands on board for the new administration.

Mayor O’Brien has invited interested residents to submit information via an online survey available at

Commissions such as Fire, Parks and Recreation, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Board of Finance and Taxation, Civil Service/Personnel and Veterans are mandated by the City  Charter. Special acts require the Board of Water Commissioners and the Fairview Cemetery Commission to be filled.  Other commissions that have been established or re-established by ordinance after Charter change in 2003 include  the Arts, Building, City Plan, Aging, Persons with Disabilities, Youth and Family Services, Ethics, Human Rights and Opportunities, Parking, Public Works, Health, Conservation, Ordinance Appeals Board and Housing Board of Appeals.  Mayoral appointments will also be made for the Commission on Community & Neighborhood Development and the Municipal Economic Development Agency. Complete information on commissions, their composition and schedules is available at  the city’s website:

Persons interested in serving may call the Mayor’s office at 860-826-3303.

Town Committee Meets At Roma Thursday, 12/22 For Meeting, Social

The Democratic Town Committee will hold a meeting and holiday social on Thursday, December 22nd, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The meeting will be held at  the Roma Sports Bar & Grill dining room, 382 Allen Street.  Members and friends are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food bank

2012 Political Calendar At A Glance

Town Committee Election. Immediately following the January 10th special election for the 24th House seat the 2012 political activities will begin starting with the petition period for Democratic Town Committee slates by district.   The petition period is expected to begin January 18th in New Britain.  Further details will be posted and will be available at the December 22nd Town Committee meeting.

Delegate Forms Available for National Convention — February 1, 2012.  The Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina

Town Committee Primary — March 6, 2012

Delegates to State and District Conventions Window for selection of Delegates to Conventions: March 27 to April 3, 2012

Certification of endorsements: April 4, 2012

Town Committee Officer Elections – March 7 to April 5, 2012

State Central Member Elections – April 17 to 27, 2012

All Politics Is Local: Support New Britain Democrats With A Contribution Today

The year 2012, like 2011, will begin with a special election for New Britain Democrats. Your support of the Democratic Town Committee’s voter turnout efforts will be needed early and late in the Presidential Election year.

Checks are payable to the NBDTC, Post Office Box 2112, New Britain, CT 06050. In accordance with state campaign finance laws the limit for individuals is $1,000 in a calendar year; $100 for communicator lobbyists. No business checks allowed. Contributions are not tax deductible.


This communication is labor donated and any costs are paid for by New Britain Democratic Town Committee
John Valengavich, Treasurer. Approved by John McNamara

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So I refuse to take “no” for an answer.  Financial institutions have plenty of high-powered lawyers and lobbyists looking out for them.  It’s time consumers had someone on their side.

from President Obama’s weekly address December 10th on GOP’s block of appointment to head new  for consumer protection bureau in financial sector

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