Friday Night Out Bowling With New Britain Democrats – February 24th
New Britain Democrats’ 3rd annual Bowling Party will be held on Friday, February 24th at Newington’s Bowl-A-Rama, 2143 Berlin Turnpike from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening includes two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, pizza, soda and cash bar. Net proceeds swill benefit the New Britain Democratic Party’s voter engagement and party building activities. $30 per person. $50 for two. Like pizza but don’t bowl? $25. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-505-8901.
Vigil For Affordable Care Act at Central Park Saturday, February 25th
As the Trump Administration and GOP prepare to launch an attack on affordable health care Our Revolution — the organization inspired by the 2016 campaign of VT Senator Bernie Sanders is organizing demonstrations around the country to defend the ACA and health care access, including New Britain.
A candle light vigil and rally in defense of affordable health insurance will be held at New Britain Central Park (adjacent to CT Access Health) on Saturday, February 25th, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
The rally, organized by Our Revolution’s Central CT chapter, comes in defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Huskycare. Participants will gather in front of CT Access Health at Central Park at 5:45pm and the vigil/rally will go from 6-6:30pm. Organizers, who include DTC Member Bobby Berriault, ask that participants bring their own candles and signs. Street parking is free on weekends. For RSVPing and more information: https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/detail/gplv4l
Freedom Academy Focuses On Running For Office, Civic Engagement
Black Democratic Club Co-Sponsors Program On Citizen Participation at Spottswood Saturday February 25
Campaigning, running for office and civic engagement will be the topics at a Freedom Academy program to be held on Saturday, February 25th, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Spottswood AME Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane.
Political organizer and Strategist Michael T. Bland, formerly a campaign organizer for Cong. Elizabeth Esty and the Obama campaign, will be the featured speaker.
Freedom Academy is being organized by the New branch of the NAACP, the Black Democratic Club, the Spottswood Political Action Committee and Central Connecticut State University’s Center for Africana Studies. For more information: contact NAACP President and DTC Member Ron Davis, Rdavis668@aol.com. 860-944-1233
At City Hall This Week: Common Council and Board of Finance Meetings
Preparations for the 2017-2018 municipal budget will accelerate this week as the Board of Finance holds two meetings on Tuesday, 2/21 and Thursday, 2/23 at 6 p.m. in room 305.
The seven-member board holds budget hearing meetings into March and will recommend a budget to the Mayor’s office for consideration by the Common Council which must adopt a budget by June for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The Common Council will meet on Wednesday, 2/22, beginning with public participation at 7 p.m.
President Trump promised to replace the Affordable Care Act with something that is better, is cheaper and covers more people. Scratch that. Republican leaders in the House and Mr. Trump’s secretary of health and human services released a plan last week that would provide insurance that is far inferior, shift more medical costs onto families and cover far fewer people.
NY Times Editorial, 2-19-2017
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