RESOLUTION OPPOSING NEW ANTI-HOMELESS ORDINANCE
The DTC unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Alton Brooks, that opposes a city ordinance that imposes a $99 fine for “aggressive panhandling.” The ordinance drew strong opposition in public testimony from residents and advocates stating the measure “criminalizes” homelessness and was unnecessary.
A related commentary on the resolution said the city could lose out on federal funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for continuum of care grants because of the resolution.
Save the Date: Our next meeting will be June 16, Room 504, City Hall 7 PM Sharp
The May endorsements are behind us and we can be very proud of the candidates endorsed for the Legislature and Registrar of Voters.
At the May 19th DTC meeting State Reps. Bobby Sanchez (25th District) and Peter Tercyak (26th District) were endorsed for re-election.
State Senator Terry Gerratana (6th), State Rep Betty Boukus (22nd) and State Rep Rick Lopes (24th) were endorsed in separate conventions because their Districts include other towns.The endorsement Registrar of Voters went to former Alderman Mike Trueworthy.
All of our legislative candidates are participating in the Connecticut Citizens Election Program and donations are needed in support of their candidacies from $5 to $100.
The Citizens Election Program requires that state representative candidates obtain contributions from 150 residents in their towns and that state senate candidates get contributions from 300 residents.
Petitions have been filed by challengers for the State Senate seat and Registrar of Voters for an August 9 Primary.
DISTRICT LEADERS SELECTED
DTC members in each General Assembly District caucused at the May meeting and selected District Leaders. DTC rules call for district leaders in each state House district to serve as a liaison between the executive board, the community and the state representatives. For the 22nd District Katie Breslin was elected. Chosen in the 24th district was Mike Gorzoch. In the 25th House district Jahaira Jimenez and Isabelita Cancel will served. In the 26th District Alicia Strong and Bobby Berriault will be co-leaders. The District Leaders will be setting up meetings with the state representatives and other Democrats in each district.
Bill Shortell, Town Chair
BERLIN DEMS HONOR THREE AT CHAIRMAN’S DINNER THURSDAY JUNE 9TH
Berlin Democrats will hold their Chairman’s Dinner on Thursday June 9th at Casa Mia at the Hawthorne, 2421 Berlin Turnpike in Berlin to recognize prominent Democrats with Town Committee awards.
Donald DeFronzo, a former State Senator and NB Mayor, will receive the Robert J. Dacey Outstanding Service Award. DeFronzo represented Berlin in the state senate from 2003 to 2010 before stepping down to become a state commissioner during the first term of Governor Dannel Malloy. Berlin Voter Registrar and DTC Chair Fred Jortner will be recognized as “Democrat of the Year” and Victor Baccaro
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U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking to the MA Democratic Party convention this weekend.
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