Category Archives: Civil Rights

Opposing Trump, GOP Agenda: Hartford, New Britain Part Of Historic Women’s March For Equality, Economic Justice

By John McNamara [Photos by Frank Gerratana] The Women’s March on Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump spawned marches from Augusta, Maine to Anchorage Alaska. Millions of people, connected by the same social media so deftly and … Continue reading

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Dems Attend Soulfood Fest; Birthday Tribute from Congress for Alton Brooks

The Black Democratic Club’s annual Soul food Fest was held August 20th at Spottswood Church in support of the Club’s voter registration and get out the vote activities. The occasion also provided DTC members and friends the chance to wish … Continue reading

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Ministerial Alliance To Hold Prayer for Peace Service Tuesday….Patton Brook Well Sale On Council Agenda….Convention Watch Party July 28th….DTC Meets July 21st

New Britain Prayer For Peace Service Tuesday, July 12th New Britain’s Black Ministerial Alliance will hold a “Community Prayer for Peace” service on Tuesday, July 12th, in response to gun violence and killings of civilians and police officers over the … Continue reading

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New Britain DTC Joins MLK Celebration Of Equality And Democracy January 16th

A coalition of labor and government reform groups is organizing a Greater Hartford “Celebration of Unity, Equality and Democracy” on Saturday, January 16th at Bloomfield’s Bethel AME Church to mark the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s national holiday. The January … Continue reading

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Weekend Update …Coming Events….2016 Calendar….The Alton Brooks Scholarship Fund

Happy New Year from New Britain Democrats “The name of the game is to talk to people. If you don’t talk to people, you can’t get started…You knock on twenty doors or so, and twenty guys tell you to go … Continue reading

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For the Season of Giving and 2016: The Alton Brooks Scholarship Fund

Democratic Town Committee Member Alton Brooks was doing what he usually does on Election Day on November 3rd.  Not letting a cold deter him, Brooks, 94, had his own sure voter list to call a network of friends, encourage them to go … Continue reading

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McNamara Condemns Racially Divisive Social Media Posts By Member Of Stewart’s Aldermanic Slate

John McNamara, the endorsed Democratic candidate for Mayor, has condemned  a series of “divisive, racially charged” social media posts attributed to a member of Republican Mayor Erin Stewart’s Alderman at Large slate. At issue are recent Facebook posts by Republican … Continue reading

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