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CT Dems’ Statement On GOP Press Conference

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Michael Mandell released the following statement on legislative Republicans’ press conference attacking the agreement between the Secretary of the State and the Department of Motor Vehicles to automatically register eligible motorists to vote.

“For the past several years, Republicans around the country have passed regressive laws making it harder for citizens – particularly people of color, people living in poverty, and older people – to vote. Today Connecticut Republicans proved once again that they share the same values as the GOP legislators from states like North Carolina and Texas who have passed restrictive voter suppression laws. I want to be very clear: Democrats support making it easier, not harder, for all citizens to participate in our democracy while Republicans want to limit access and prevent people from having their voices heard. Connecticut deserves better than the failed policies Republicans across the country have pushed.”

CT Dems Announce Delegate Selection Caucus Details

Hartford, Ct. – The Connecticut Democratic Party today announced details of caucuses to select the state’s 36 districtlevel delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Separate caucuses to select delegates for both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns will be held in every congressional district. Per delegate selection rules, all caucuses will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus of their choice in the congressional district in which they reside.

“As we have said throughout this process, we look forward to putting forward a delegation that is as diverse and inclusive as the state of Connecticut and the Democratic Party,” said Chairman Nick Balletto. “We have seen a great deal of enthusiasm from Democrats throughout the state, and we have worked closely with both of our campaigns to make sure our caucuses are a success. At the end of the day, I am confident the Connecticut delegation will unite behind our nominee to stop Donald Trump and his dangerous, divisive policies.”

Caucuses will be held in the following locations:

1st Congressional District

Clinton Caucus 
Hall High School Auditorium
975 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT

Sanders Caucus
Hartford City Hall
550 Main Street
Hartford, CT

2nd Congressional District

Clinton Caucus
Green Room
Clinton Town Hall
54 E. Main Street
Clinton CT

Sanders Caucus
Mansfield Middle School
205 Spring Hill Road
Storrs, CT

3rd Congressional District 

Clinton Caucus
West Haven High School
1 Mcdonough Plaza
West Haven, CT

Sanders Caucus
Career High School
140 Legion Avenue
New Haven, CT

4th Congressional District

Clinton Caucus
Cesar Batalla School
606 Howard Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

Sanders Caucus
Stamford Government Center Cafeteria
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT

5th Congressional District

Clinton Caucus
Meriden Public Library
Griffin Room
105 Miller Street
Meriden, CT

Sanders Caucus 
Torrington City Hall
140 Main Street
Torrington, CT

SHOT/CHASER: GOP Business As Usual Edition

SHOT: Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano has spent weeks trying to rile up anyone who will listen by decrying “business as usual” at the Capitol.

CHASER: Days after legislative Democrats came together to pass a balanced budget that doesn’t raise taxes and finds significant long-term savings through structural changes, Fasano and Senate Republicans revert to gamesmanship and resort to political posturing by putting forward a four-day-late budget amendment.

LIME: In the weeks leading up to the special budget session, Fasano continually attacked Democrats for posting their budget late.

“Speaking of ‘business as usual,’ Senator Fasano waits until after Democrats have made the hard choices necessary to balance Connecticut’s budget to put forward a purely political proposal of his own. He complains about not being taken seriously as a partner in governing, but won’t put his own ideas on the table until the process has concluded. As Democrats look to put Connecticut on a responsible fiscal path and make the necessary structural changes, it’s the Republicans sticking to their tired old gimmicks and political antics.” – Connecticut Democratic Party spokesman Leigh Appleby

CT Dems’ Statement On Speaker Sharkey’s Announcement

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement on the news that Speaker Brendan Sharkey will not seek re-election.

“Brendan Sharkey is a dedicated public servant who has not shied away from making the tough choices necessary to keep Connecticut moving forward. I am particularly proud that – facing a difficult fiscal situation – Speaker Sharkey, along with Governor Malloy and legislative leaders, passed a budget that puts our state on a path toward long-term stability. Through it all, he has put his constituents first, fighting for regionalism and other issues important to Hamden. I want to thank Speaker Sharkey for his service to our state. I look forward to continuing to work with the Speaker and future House Democratic Caucus leaders to make sure we re-elect Democratic majorities in the House.”