April 18, 2014/Press Releases


Dates Announced for Regional Platform Hearings

Hartford, CT – Today, Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo announced the formation of the Pre-Convention Rules and Pre-Convention Platform Committees for the 2014 Democratic State Convention. This year’s convention – where Democratic candidates for the state’s six constitutional offices will be nominated for Party endorsement – will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on May 16 beginning at 4:30 PM.

Both committees are formed in accordance with Party rules, and assemble to assess the need for any amendments or revisions to current forms of the rules and Party platform, respectively. The Rules Committee will also make recommendations on the rules governing the convention itself.

“I am honored to appoint a group of dedicated Democrats from across the state for this important task,” states DiNardo. “These individuals are leaders in their communities and their commitment to the Party is steadfast. I know we will be stronger as a Party and as an organization with their involvement.”


The Connecticut Democratic Party has also released the following regional platform hearings to take place in each congressional district. These meeting are open to the public in order to receive input and recommended amendments to the Party platform in its current version.

CD 1: Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 PM
State Party Headquarters
330 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

CD 2: Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 PM
State Party Regional Headquarters
2-6 Cliff Road
Norwich, CT 06360

CD 3: Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM
Augusta Lewis Troup School (Auditorium)
259 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

CD 4: Tuesday, April 22 at 7 PM
Osborn Hill Elementary School
760 Stillson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

CD 5: Wednesday, April 23 at 7 PM
P. Sam’s Restaurant
1301 Torringford West Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Information regarding media credentialing and logistics to the 2014 Democratic State Convention, as well as a program line-up, will be announced later this month.