Please join us for our regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hammonasset Room at Madison Town Campus. An agenda will be posted as we get closer to the meeting date.
The Clinton, Killingworth, and Westbrook Democratic Town Committees are co-hosting an event featuring candidates that will be running for Constitutional offices in the State of Connecticut in the 2018 elections. Candidates to be announced.
We invite Madison Democrats to join the Town Committee at the local March for our Lives event in Guilford, CT being held this Saturday, March 24th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Guilford Green. Join with us as part of a national movement to demand an end to gun violence by speaking out in favor of stronger and more sensible gun legislation. The event will feature a one-mile walk and a host of speakers including local students, advocacy groups, State Representatives Sean Scanlon and Lonnie Reed, and Senator Richard Blumenthal. So get out your comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, and make a sign to carry as we stand in solidarity against gun violence in our country.
If you would like to march with the Madison Democrats, please contact Pam Greene for instructions about where to meet. (We will also post this information here on our website if you want to check back in later this week.)
Hon. Lauren Gister
Hon. Angus McDonald
Hon. Norm Needleman
Invite you to an afternoon reception
to support our friend
Congressman Joe Courtney
Connecticut’s Second Congressional District
Sunday, March 25, 2018
At The Home of Candace and Justin Kronholm
10 Old Depot Rd
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Suggested Contribution Levels: Other / $500 / $250 / $125 / $100
All contributions gratefully accepted.
To RSVP or for more information please contact Nick Boreen
Nicholas.D.Boreen@gmail.com or (860) 885-4600
The Madison Board of Selectman will hold a public hearing on an ordinance prohibiting waste associated with natural gas and oil extraction through a process known as “fracking” in the town of Madison. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Campus Room A. Link here to read a draft of the proposed ordinance.
The Madison Democratic Town Committee passed the following resolution regarding the ban of fracking waste at its regular meeting on March 12: “It is resolved that the Madison Democratic Town Committee supports the adoption of a town ordinance prohibiting the storage, handling, treatment, disposal and use of all waste derived from natural gas and oil extraction processes in order to protect public health and safety and the quality of natural resources and property within the Town of Madison, and we urge the Madison Board of Selectmen to pass an ordinance that is substantively the same as the ordinance passed by at least 35 other Connecticut towns thus far.”
There is some concern on the part of supporters of the fracking waste ban that a change made to the original ordinance “Prohibitions” would allow materials containing fracking wastes in our town if they received “Beneficial Use Determination or other approval for use by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP).” We encourage people to come out to support the ordinance while making it clear that language allowing any fracking waste should be eliminated from the final ordinance.
Please contact Susan Glantz for more information.
The Madison Democratic Town Committee is holding a Special Meeting on March 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Campus Hammonassett Room to elect our delegates to the various state conventions in April and May:
- April 18: Democratic State Central Representatives
- May 18-19: State Convention
- May 14: U.S. House of Representatives – 2nd Congressional District
- May 16: CT State Representative – 101st District
- May 21: CT State Senate – 12th Senate District
- May 23: Probate Judge
- May 22-29: Madison Registrar of Voters
It’s important for voting members of the MDTC to attend.
If you would like to serve as a delegate, please contact MDTC Chair Peggy Lyons.
The Westbrook Democratic Town Committee is co-hosting an event with the Killingworth and Clinton DTCs to meet Connecticut’s Democratic candidates for the office of Governor. Gubernatorial candidates Ned Lamont and Jonathan Harris will be on hand to speak and field questions.
March 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Madison Democratic Town Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 9 beginning at 7:00 pm in the Hammonasset Room located at Madison Town Campus. An agenda will be available closer to the date. All are welcome to attend!
The Madison Board of Selectmen has called for a second Public Hearing to take place on Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm at the Polson School Auditorium. At that time, the public will be asked to provide further comment on their views for the future purpose of the Academy Street School and parcel. It is important for the public to attend this hearing and share their thoughts and ideas with the Selectman for further consideration.
Update: A Public Hearing regarding the future of the Academy Street School and parcel was held on February 22. (Watch a video of the February 22 public hearing on YouTube at this link.) More than 100 citizens attended the event. Four developers presented their proposals for rehabilitating the school building for mixed use (housing and some public activity space) and simultaneously developing housing projects on the five acre parcel. While some attendees spoke in support of the housing proposals, most of the public comments indicated that they wanted other options to be considered which maintain the open space, and identify future public uses of the school building.
- Link here for a history of the Academy School property.
- Link here for the main information page on the Madison Town website where you will find links to the four developer proposals.
The Shoreline League of Democratic Women (SLDW) is pleased to announce our special guest speaker Jen Siskind who will educate us on the issue of fracking waste and how to support the passage of town ordinances to effectively ban fracking waste in all of its forms. Over 35 municipalities in the state are now protected, and many more waste bans are on the way! Read more here about Food and Water efforts in CT.
Each year, billions of gallons of liquid wastes and hundreds of thousands of tons of solid wastes are generated from extraction procedures in New York and Pennsylvania. These wastes are then processed and shipped to other states without proper labeling and distributed for a variety of uses including de-icing of roads and in construction fill products. The composition of these chemical mixtures are often withheld as trade secrets making it difficult to know what dangers they might pose to the environment and to public health.
Bring a friend! The Westbrook Library is located at 61 Goodspeed Drive on the left, before you reach the Daisy Ingraham Elementary School. You can park in the back of the library, and enter directly into the Community Room.