Press Releases

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

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.”

CT Dems’ Statement On CT GOP Nominee

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement on the Connecticut Republican Party’s nominee for United States Senate.

“Despite Donald Trump’s promises to tear families apart by deporting 11 million immigrants, ban an entire religion from entering our country, and punish women for exercising their right to choose, Republican Senate nominee Dan Carter has pledged to support Trump and his bombastic policies and rhetoric. I want to be clear, the Trump-Carter agenda is not just out of touch; it’s dangerous. 

“Dick Blumenthal has spent the past six years fighting for Connecticut’s veterans, communities, and middle class families in the Senate. He is Connecticut’s champion, and the Connecticut Democratic Party stands ready to defend his stellar record of public service.”

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