Monday Briefing 13 March 2017
Thursday March 16th Meeting Features Discussion of Platform and Priorities For Democrats
New Britain Democrats will hold their March meeting on Thursday, March 16th, at New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street.
The Democratic platform for this year’s municipal election will be discussed by members and guests at the meeting. Committee reports will include an update on voter registration. The municipal nominations committee will report on the candidate recruitment process leading up to July endorsements for city offices.
The committee will also hear from Middletown Mayor Dan Drew who has formed an exploratory committee for the 2018 state election.
The meeting will be begin at 7 p.m. All Democrats are welcome to attend.
CCSU’s Center for Public Policy To Focus on Regional Cooperation At March 24th Forum
“Regional Cooperation! For A Stronger Connecticut” will be discussed by city mayors, legislators and policymakers at a Friday, March 24th forum at Central Connecticut State University.
The Governor William A. O’Neill Chair and the Center for Public Policy and Social Research have organized the forum to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Memorial Hall.
Keynoting the meeting will be David LaVasseur, an undersecretary at the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM), Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Brendan Sharkey, the former CT Speaker of the House. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) will make opening remarks. A panel discussion on prospects for strengthened regional cooperation will include Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Litchfield 1st Selectman Leo Paul, Joseph DeLong of the CT Conference of Municipalities, Dr. Tim Garceau of CCSU’s Department of Geography and Suzanne Bates of the right-leaning Yankee Institute.
State budget deficits and the unsustainability of 50+ mill rates in cities such as New Britain are fueling new discussions about “regionalism” involving local governments banding together to deliver public services. The forum is open to the public. For information and to RSVP call 860-832-2064.
NAACP/LWV Present Documentary On Incarceration and Racial Inequality March 28th
The New Britain NAACP and the New Britain area League of Women Voters are teaming up for a showing of the documentary “13th” on March 28th at Trinity On Main, 69 Main Street. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 28th.
The 2016 documentary is an “in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.” Nominated for an Oscar “13th” “shines a very bright light on two fundamental issues going on in out country. The power of money and its influence on profitable incarceration and ultimately perpetual slavery,” according to one reviewer.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
NOTICE – If you do not wish to receive updates from New Britain Democrats write “cancel” in the subject box and reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
newbritaindemocrat.org editor, John McNamara.
Labor donated. Any costs associated with this message paid for by New Britain Democratic Town Committee, Post Office Box 2112, New Britain CT 06050 Approved by Bill Shortell, Chairman; Shirley Black, Vice Chair; Ann Speyer, Recording Secretary; Alicia Strong, Corresponding Secretary; John Valengavich, Treasurer; Chris Govola, Assistant Treasurer.