Town Hall Meeting with State Representatives Adam Dunsby (R) & Will Duff (R) with State Senator Toni Boucher (R) Please come speak to them about the issues that are shaping the 2017 Legislative Session, initiatives you support or oppose, and any other state issues that are important to you. Monday, April 17th 6:30 – 8pm Mark Twain Library Community Room 439 Redding Road, Redding
Dear Redding Dems,
Here are some ways you can make a difference in the coming weeks and beyond:
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D) to Speak with Democrats about the CT State Budget.
Hosted by Action Together CT at their Northern Fairfield County Chapter Meeting — Great opportunity to get involved with local Dems and grassroots efforts.
Where: United Unitarian Congregation, 24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
When: Monday April 17, 7:30pm.
Congressman Jim Himes (D) New Canaan Town Hall
Wednesday, April 12
2 – 4:30 PM
New Canaan Town Hall, Meeting Room
77 Main Street
For more information: newcanaandems.info.
Redding Town Hall Meeting with State Representatives Adam Dunsby (R) & Will Duff (R) with State Senator Toni Boucher (R)
Please come speak to them about the issues that are shaping the 2017 Legislative Session, initiatives you support or oppose, and any other state issues that are important to you.
Monday, April 17th
6:30 – 8pm
Mark Twain Library Community Room
439 Redding Road, Redding
Watch the Newtown Documentary Film
Free until April 17
Campaign Training by CDP
Saturday, April 29 10am to 4pm. The Connecticut Democratic Party will hold a free training session at our Hartford HQ on running for office and government organization in Connecticut. This training will take you from the grassroots to the statehouse and talk about how municipal government, the state legislature, and the Democratic Party function in Connecticut — and you’ll hear from Democrats in local and state office. You’ll learn about different town boards, the elections calendar, and how running for local office in your town utilizes the same strategies and tools the big players use. Sign up here and share this link with anyone pondering a run for office: http://action.ctdems.org/page/s/cdp-new-organizer-and-candidate-training
Resistance School — Sign up today!
A group of progressive graduate students at Harvard University came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform the country to better reflect our shared values. Resistance School is a free four-week practical training program that will sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels. The goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action.
Help with May 1 Municipal Elections
Woodbridge and Bethany will have their municipal elections on May 1 and the Dems could use your help!
If you’d like to help in Woodbridge, please contact Sheila McCreven at 203-936-9336, or e-mail email@example.com.
If you’d like to help in Bethany, please contact State Central Committeewoman (and former Bethany Town Chair) Carol Goldberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMMIGRANT STUDENT & ALLIES ADVOCACY DAY
Tuesday, April 11th
Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave
Dozens of undocumented high school students and allies will be visit legislative offices to ask legislators to support their futures and their dreams. At 12:30pm, legislators will be invited to a lunch Meet and Greet with students (Room TBD).
Leading a Civically Engage Life: How to Enter the World of Politics
Wednesday, April 12
William Harkness Hall, Room 309
100 Wall Street
Patti Russo, director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, will lead a conversation about ways in which you can create an effective and successful voice on issues important to you. She will discuss effective strategies that will help you to get your point across seriously, succinctly, and passionately in your life, both personally and professionally. Click here for more information.
RUN AS YOU ARE WEB EVENT: What to do right now to get ready to run for office.
Saturday, April 15
2:30 – 4 PM
On Your Computer
In this 90 minute web class, VoteRunLead will challenge you to take 30 political actions in 90 days, accelerating the growth of your political networks and know-how. This is part 2 in their “Run As You Are” web series, you will map your next steps, make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for, and get connected to thousands of other women also taking the Run As You Are challenge. This is a 90 minute online intensive three part series. Take one class or experience all the classes. You will receive login information following registration. Click here for more information.
Raising Children in Trump’s America
Tuesday, April 25
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Christ & Holy Trinity Church
75 Church Lane
The Democratic Women of Westport and Westport Democratic Town Committee are hosting a discussion on how Trump’s rhetoric and agenda are having an impact on children. For more information or RSVP, email DWW06880@gmail.com.
Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) 4th Annual Women Owned Business Day
Wednesday, May 3 9:15 AM – 12 PM Legislative Office Building 300 Capitol Avenue Hartford Join WBDC to hear from national thought leaders on policy issues facing women business owners, learn about the only Microloan Fund in Connecticut for women entrepreneurs, and meet with elected officials, community leaders, and other entrepreneurs from across the state. Learn more here:
Daughter And Mother Camp Congress For Girls DC II 2017
Saturday, May 13
8 am – 5 pm
525 New Jersey Avenue
A leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 15 and their moms, or dads, to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, or for the presidency. Each parent will serve as his or her daughter’s campaign manager.
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daughter-and-mother-camp-congress-for-girls-dc-ii-2017-tickets-31220487318?aff=efbneb.
This is organized by Girls in Politics Initiative, which is part of the Political Institution for Women and introduces girls ages 8 to 15 to politics, policy, the United States Congress, parliaments and the work of the United Nations.
Connecticut Democratic Party Dinner
Save the Date June 10, Speaker TBA.
Thank you for all you do,
Your Redding Democratic Town Committee