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Honoring Representative Andrew Fleischmann!

JOIN US FOR Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG’S) ANNUAL DINNER,

Honoring Representative Andrew Fleischmann!

WEDNESDAY
MAY 16, 2018
5:30-8:00 P.M.

THE INN AT MIDDLETOWN
70 MAIN STREET MIDDLETOWN

Representative Andrew Fleischmann!
This year CAG honors the legislators who chose to empower high potential students by passing PA 17-82 a law supporting gifted education.
Please join us in honoring these heroes of Education! We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Kate O’Neil, Executive Director. CLICK TO REGISTER

Campus Democrats at UConn Law hold Attorney General Forum May 4th

Campus Democrats at UConn Law invites you to attend the….. DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE FORUM 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 in William F. Starr Reading Room at University of Connecticut School of Law 45 Elizabeth Street, Hartford CT 06105

Business attire is encouraged.

The four Democratic Attorney General candidates, Attorney Paul Doyle, Attorney Clare Kindall (endorsed by the WHDTC), Attorney Chris Mattei, and Attorney William Tong, will be joining us for a student-moderated candidate forum.

What do you want to hear? Email us at uconnlawdems@gmail.com to let us know what you want us to ask the candidates.

Please RSVP here by Tuesday, May 1: https://www.law.uconn.edu/rsvp-AG-forum-18

West Hartford D.T.C. endorsed Clare Kindall for Attorney General.

West Hartford’s past Town Councilor, and Board of Education member Clare Kindall, was formally endorsed by the West Hartford Democratic Party to run for Attorney General of the State of Connecticut on the Democratic ticket on the evening of March 27th at the West Hartford Town Hall.

Clare Kindall has worked in the Attorney General’s Office since 1998, and as Assistant Attorney General Clare has led cases against the federal government, big banks, pharmaceutical, and telecom companies and polluters.  Defended project labor agreements, and recovered millions of dollars for the State and led a unit that saved Connecticut Residents more than $100 million in electricity costs.

One of Clare’s biggest supporters is State Senator Beth Bye who had these word; “I have known Clare since she first entered elected office on the West Hartford School Board.  She was a thoughtful, hard-working public servant for West Hartford.  With her long record of protecting the environment, consumers, students, and the most vulnerable in our society, Clare will provide proven, effective leadership as Attorney General”.

Kindall’s platform is that “Today more than ever, we must work together to defend our schools, our environment, our laws, and basic human rights.”

Learn more about Clare Kindall at www.clarekindall.com, and get involved, donate, and become a part of something bigger!

 

West Hartford Democrats endorse Jonathan Harris for Governor

West Hartford’s favorite son, Jonathan Harris, was formally endorsed by the West Hartford Democratic Party to run for Governor of Connecticut on the Democratic ticket last evening of March 8th at the West Hartford town hall.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1593625297424670/?active_tab=aboutFrom the Hartford Courant article: “I get things done,’’ the 53-year-old Democrat told more than 50 supporters gathered on a sidewalk in West Hartford Center. “I have the ability to hit the ground running on Day 1 and tackle our toughest challenges.”

Harris’ platform includes support for paid family leave and pay equity for women as well as investments in job-training programs to encourage young people to settle in Connecticut.

An attorney who also served as a State Senator and State Consumer Protection Commissioner, Harris has been formally exploring a run since April and has raised more than $200,000.

“Jonathan’s eye has always been on the horizon,’’ said state Sen. Beth Bye, who has known Harris for 17 years and has endorsed his gubernatorial bid. “He’s always had big ideas.’’

“Jonathan was instrumental for putting West Hartford on the map,’’ said the town’s current mayor, Shari Cantor. “We would not be ranked one of the top communities in the country without the added vitality and economic development that Jonathan foresaw and helped navigate through.’’

A phrase was taught to him by his parents and grandparents. “When something is wrong, you stand up and you fight to fix it,’’ he said. “You treat everyone with dignity and respect. This is what I was raised to believe.”

If you would like to donate and support Jonathan’s campaign – please visit his website here

To read more about Jonathan – here are just some of the articles

  1. Connecticut Mirror
  2. Wikipedia
  3. NBC – CT 
  4. WTNH Channel 8 in New Haven
  5. We-Ha.com
  6. Jonathan Harris’ Facebook Page is here – facebook.com/harrisforct

 

A message from our Town Chair regarding 2018…

This is such an exciting time for our town! Jonathan Harris officially announced his run for Governor last Saturday! It is now time for us to capitalize on this.

As such, I am moving our DTC meeting from March 15th to March 8th. The purposes of this meeting will be to officially endorse Jonathan Harris and to elect our Officers for the coming two years. We will have some other business to discuss as well.

We will also have a meeting on March 27th at 7 PM in Town Hall Auditorium. The purpose of this meeting will be to endorse our slate of delegates to the State Convention. You will be hearing from your District Chairs in the days to come regarding delegate selection.

What a proud time to be a West Hartford Democrat! I look forward to seeing all of you and working with you in the coming months. Thank you. Go! Fight! Win!

Jon Slifka

Town Chair, West Hartford Connecticut Democrats

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