Democratic Slate Rallies Early For November Election Stressing “Connecticut Values” And Fairness Over Trumpism

A Democratic unity rally brought Democratic nominees and primary candidates together on Saturday August 18th to Minuteman Park in Hartford outside the Legislative Office Building.

Gubernatorial Nominee Ned Lamont and nominees didn’t wait for Labor Day — the traditional start of the fall campaign — to urge Democrats, unaffiliated voters and even Republicans to choose “Connecticut values over Trump values.” Lamont urged more than 300 party members to join him in the campaign to stand for  “an economy that works for everybody.” Attorney General Nominee William Tong said the Democratic slate represents a “firewall” against a Republican ticket that is sticking to the Trump agenda, including federal tax cuts that are raising property taxes and will cost CT residents billions of dollars.

New Britain DTC Member and Videographer Frank Gerratana was on hand for the rally and recorded Lamont’s remarks.


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Happy Birthday To DTC’s Alton Brooks

New Britain Democrats extend best wishes and the happiest of birthdays to DTC Member and Community Leader Alton Brooks this week.

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Black Democrats’ Soulfood Festival Is Saturday August 18th, Noon to 3 p.m.

The New Britain Black Democratic Club will hold its annual Soulfood Festival on Saturday, August 18th, from noon to 3 p.m.

The event, one of the culinary highlights of the year for New Britain Democrats, will be held at Spottswood AME Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane. Tickets are $15.

On the menu will be traditional Southern cuisine including fried chicken, barbecued ribs, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, string beans, corn bread and sweet potatoes. Desserts include cakes, pies and peach cobbler.

The Black Democratic Club will holds its Soulfood Festival at Spottswood Church on Saturday, August 18th. In photo at right are Black Dems’ President and former Alderwoman Shirley Black and State Senator Terry Gerratana.

The Black Democratic Club, led by President Shirley Black and Vice President Alton Brooks, holds forums on civic issues and the importance of voting and promotes voter registration drives.

All are welcome. For more information email

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