Next week Redding has an opportunity to defeat Trump supporter and State Rep. Will Duff and help elect Raghib Allie-Brennan. We shouldn’t tolerate Trump’s policies representing any part of our community and sadly, Will Duff is the elected official for the State General Assembly, District 2, which includes part of Redding. Raghib has a real chance to take this seat, so let’s do our part to make that happen with a special Get Out The…
Take a moment to read DTC Chairman Dan Barrett’s message about your vote Tuesday!
To My Democratic Colleagues –
Since we are approaching an important election for the state of Connecticut this fall, I would like to share some of my thoughts with you about how we can be effective in making sure that Democrats remain in power in Hartford – and, soon, regain control of Congress in Washington too.
While the Redding DTC is not endorsing any candidate, we as individual Democrats need to go to the polls on primary day to support the candidate of our choice – and urge our friends to do the same. Even though the outcome may seem obvious, one candidate more qualified and popular in comparison to his or her opposition, this primary to choose a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer to represent our party in a state-wide event and the outcome should never be taken for granted. Although we may be saving our energy and focus until November, whenever we as Democrats have the opportunity to exercise our rights as citizens under our Constitution, we should never fail to do so.
As we all know, Connecticut is at a critical juncture, with falling real-estate prices, loss of jobs and large debt obligations. Despite these concerns, we must do all we can to make sure that our Democratic core principles prevail – equal treatment for all, help for those in need and protection of our civil liberties. The Republican fixation on cutting taxes and shrinking government without concern for those who will be harmed is a philosophy that denies our basic common humanity. We as Democrats must fight for all people and their well-being. While the economy is something we cannot ignore, our values are much wider and more humane than the Republican’s constant focus on money.
I call on you to act as committed Democrats and to vote in the primary on August 14 – and above all to flood the polls on November 6. Redding may be a small town, but we as Democrats have a collective voice that we can make heard in the halls of power. I look forward to hearing your voice resounding in the voting booth in both elections in the weeks ahead. And I look forward to celebrating with you as we help to save our great democracy at every level.
Daniel W. Barrett
Chair, Redding Democratic Town Committee