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May
18
Fri
2018 Democratic State Convention (Part I) @ Connecticut Convention Center
May 18 @ 6:00 pm

The 2018 Democratic State Convention will convene on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm, and then reconvene on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am, at the Connecticut Convention Center, located at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, CT. The Temporary Chair, Nick Balletto, will preside for the following purposes:

• To endorse the Democratic Candidate for election of U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, and State Attorney General
• To adopt the Connecticut Democratic Party Platform
• To adopt any changes made to the Connecticut Democratic Party rules
• To transact such other business as may be proper to come before the Convention.

Delegates from the town of Madison:

  1. Mark Aron
  2. Jim Ball
  3. Susan Glantz
  4. Pamela Greene
  5. Paul Kessinger
  6. Seth Klaskin
  7. Peggy Lyons
  8. Scott Murphy
  9. Emily Rosenthal
  10. Katie Stein
  11. Joan Walker
May
19
Sat
2018 Democratic State Convention (Part II) @ Connecticut Convention Center
May 19 @ 9:00 am

The 2018 Democratic State Convention will convene on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm, and then reconvene on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am, at the Connecticut Convention Center, located at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, CT. The Temporary Chair, Nick Balletto, will preside for the following purposes:

• To endorse the Democratic Candidate for election of U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, and State Attorney General.
• To adopt the Connecticut Democratic Party Platform.
• To adopt any changes made to the Connecticut Democratic Party rules.
• To transact such other business as may be proper to come before the Convention.
Delegates from the town of Madison:

  1. Mark Aron
  2. Jim Ball
  3. Susan Glantz
  4. Pamela Greene
  5. Paul Kessinger
  6. Seth Klaskin
  7. Peggy Lyons
  8. Scott Murphy
  9. Emily Rosenthal
  10. Katie Stein
  11. Joan Walker

 

May
21
Mon
2018 Democratic 12th District State Senate Convention @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

The 2018 Democratic 12th District State Senate Convention will convene on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Nathanael B. Greene Community Center, located at 32 Church Street, Guilford, CT. The Temporary Chair, Veronica Wallace, will preside for the following purposes:

– To endorse the Democratic Candidate for election of the 12th State Senate District

– To transact such other business as may be proper to come before the Convention

Jun
7
Thu
An Evening with Amy Siskind @ Cafe Allegre
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.”

Join us at Café Allegre on Thursday, June 7th for an evening with Amy Siskind speaking about her new book, The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year. Amy Siskind is President and Co-founder of The New Agenda, a national organization working on issues including economic independence and advancement, gender representation and bias, sexual assault, and campus assault. A former Wall Street executive, she is a national spokesperson, writer, and expert on helping women and girls advance and succeed. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post and Medium and she is a frequent source for the national press, including in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

This event is being sponsored by the Madison and Guilford Democratic Town Committees.  All proceeds will help fund local campaign activities to elect Democratic candidates in the 2018 elections.  Tickets are $60 which includes appetizers and desserts with a cash bar.  Books will be available for purchase and signing through Breakwater Books of Guilford.  Please note that only books purchased on site will be signed.

Description of The List by Publisher, Bloomsbury New York:

In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda, began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms. Under the headline: “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember”, Siskind’s “Weekly List” began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week.

Compiled in one volume for the first time, The List is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump’s first year. Beginning with Trump’s acceptance of white supremacists the week after the election and concluding a year to the day later, we watch as Trump and his regime chips away at the rights and protections of marginalized communities, of women, of us all, via Twitter storms, unchecked executive action, and shifting rules and standards. The List chronicles not only the scandals that made headlines but just as important, the myriad smaller but still consequential unprecedented acts that otherwise fall through cracks. It is this granular detail that makes The List such a powerful and important book.

For everyone hoping to #resistTrump, The List is a must-have guide to what we as a country have lost in the wake of Trump’s election. #Thisisnotnormal.

Read more at The Weekly List: This is How Democracy Ends.

 

Jun
11
Mon
MDTC June Meeting @ Madison Town Campus - Hammonasset Room
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us at our next regular meeting on Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm.  We will be meeting in the Hammonasset Room at Madison Town Campus.

Jun
23
Sat
CTSI Meet the Candidates’ Event @ First Congregational Church on the Green
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

This is your opportunity to get to know your candidates for state and national office!  The Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible (CTSI) group will be hosting a Meet & Greet for candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.  Candidates include Joe Courtney and Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut’s 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts, as well as local State Senate and State Representative candidates running in the CTSI towns of Killingworth, Madison, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Old Saybrook, Durham, East Haven, North Haven, Wallingford, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, and North Guilford.

 

Jun
24
Sun
Blue Wave Fest in Chester, CT @ Chester Fairgrounds
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Chester Democratic Town Committee (DTC) in cooperation with 14 Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline DTCs will host a Blue Wave Festival on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Chester Fairgrounds, Rt 154 and Kirtland Terrace, in Chester, CT. The family-friendly Blue Wave Fest will feature local musicians, 20+ guest speakers, legislators, office-seekers and 35+ information tables offering valuable insight into how citizens, communities and organizations are taking action to face the most pressing challenges affecting our democracy today. This one-of-a-kind event will also celebrate the power of the individual vote. The Blue Wave Fest coalition of DTCs in the lower Connecticut River Valley includes Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Killingworth, Haddam, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook. There is no admission fee. For the very latest updates to the event program, visit the Blue Wave Fest website at www.BlueWaveFest.com, Facebook: Blue Wave Fest, and Twitter:@BlueWaveFest or Instagram.

Why the Blue Wave Fest?  We live in an unprecedented moment when civil discourse, freedom of the press, constitutional norms, elemental electoral protections, and even widely-shared facts about science are under daily attack. The traditional institutional brakes from government are absent. Our first opportunity to remedy this challenge to our democracy is coming in the November mid-terms when citizens can go to the polls and vote. The Blue Wave Fest had its origins in this idea.

For more information about the Blue Wave Fest, please call 860-343-3191 or visit the website at www.BlueWaveFest.com.

FREE ADMISSION | ON-SITE PARKING | RAIN OR SHINE!

Jun
30
Sat
Canvassing Kick-Off with Lamont, Cohen, and Parker @ Downtown Madison
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Help Reach Out to Madison Voters this Saturday!

State Representative Candidate John-Michael Parker and State Senate Candidate Christine Cohen will be knocking on doors throughout Madison this Saturday afternoon from 1-4 p.m., along with several volunteers from the Ned Lamont campaign. We will supply the lists and materials, and can pair you with an experienced canvasser.

Help us spread the word about our great Democratic candidates by signing up! RSVP to mdtc@madisondemocrats.org or christinecohen2018@gmail.com.

Jul
4
Wed
Madison 4th of July Parade – COME MARCH! @ Downtown Madison near Citizen's Bank/Stop & Shop Parking Lot
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am

For the past 20 months, Democrats have been marching for the values we believe in: women’s rights, our children’s safety though commonsense gun control, and the humane treatment of immigrants in our country.  Come celebrate our Democratic values and be a part of our “Blue Wave” in the Madison 4th of July Parade. The MDTC will be marching alongside Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. and our 2018 candidates for State Senate and State Rep: Christine Cohen and John-Michael Parker.

This will be the 39th Annual Exchange Club of Madison Independence Day Parade and the theme of this year’s parade is in honor of our Madison Olympic athletes. The parade begins from the Stop & Shop parking lot at 11:00 am and is approximately 1.25 miles down Route 1 to the Surf Club. The Madison Democrats will be gathering between 10:00-10:30 am in the parking lots near Citizens Bank located at 256 Sampson Rock Drive.

We are encouraging marchers to wear blue attire and one of our members has designed a special “blue wave” tee shirt for this event. Please contact Paul Kessinger to reserve a T-shirt. T-shirts come in small, medium, large, x-large, and xx-large sizes. We are suggesting a $15 donation for each shirt.

Jul
7
Sat
Town Hall with Senator Blumenthal @ Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

BLUMENTHAL ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL ON SUPREME COURT, BORDER CRISIS

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced he will hold a Town Hall forum on the Supreme Court and the crisis at the southern border at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7 at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and share this notice.

Blumenthal Town Hall on Supreme Court and Border Crisis

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 7

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School
150 Kimberly Avenue
New Haven, CT

Senator Blumenthal has referred to the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy a “five-alarm fire, break the glass” moment with historic impact on people’s lives, including their healthcare, privacy protections and basic civil rights. He has said a confirmation vote for the next nominee must take place after a new Congress is seated to give the American people a voice.

He will share stories of his trip to the southern border and the human impact of President Trump’s cruel and inhumane family separation policy.