Gerratana For State Senate: Fundraiser in Berlin Tuesday, 9/18
The re-election campaign of State Senator Terry Gerratana (D-6) will hold a final fund-raising event on Tuesday, September 18th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Baltic Restaurant, 237 New Britain Road, Berlin, CT 06037 (not on Farmington Avenue as previously posted)
Senator Gerratana and all New Britain Democratic legislative candidates are participating in the Citizens’ Election Program. Individual donations are welcome from $5 to a maximum $100.
For a contribution form and more information the Gerratana Committee has established a website at www.terrygerratana.com
New Britain NAACP Dinner Saturday, September 29th AT CCSU
The Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the New Britain Branch NAACP will be held Saturday, September 29th at 6 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University. The event will be held at CCSU’s Alumni Hall.
Newark Civil Rights Activist Larry Hamm will keynote New Britain NAACP Dinner. Mr. Hamm is the Chairman of Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress.
The annual dinner recognizes individuals in the community for their service and commitment to social and economic justice with awards named in honor of the city’s civil rights leaders and activists each year
Tickets to the dinner are $65 for adults and $30 for children under 18. The price of the ticket includes an annual membership to the NAACP. For tickets and more information contact 860-827-8322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald Davis, a member of the Democratic Town Committee, is the NAACP Branch President. Monique Simmons is Chairperson of the Freedom Fund Committee.
Young Dems To Honor Representative Joe Courtney At 9/21 RFK Dinner
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney will receive the 2012 RFK Award recipient for his work on student loan reform legislation at the annual dinner of Connecticut Young Democrats on Friday, September 21 at the Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford. The event begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 5:30 with dinner and program to follow from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman and other state Democratic elected officials are expected to attend the dinner. Individual tickets for the dinner are $50. To buy a ticket or table online, go to http://dems.info/yd/contribute.php
“Let me explain why I’m here. In June, I joined other Catholic sisters on a 2,700-mile bus journey through nine states to tell Americans about the budget Congressman Paul Ryan wrote and Governor Romney endorsed. Paul Ryan claims his budget reflects the principles of our shared Catholic faith. But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test, because it would harm families living in poverty. We agree with our bishops, and that’s why we went on the road: to stand with struggling families and to lift up our Catholic sisters who serve them. Their work to alleviate suffering would be seriously harmed by the Romney-Ryan budget, and that is wrong.”
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK. From remarks at the Democratic National Convention, September 5, 2012
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