August 22, 2016/Press Releases

Democrats Build Momentum Heading Into Election Season

Hartford, Ct. – On Saturday more than 100 Democratic activists from all corners of Connecticut convened in Hartford to participate in an all-day grassroots training. Focused on building the on-the-ground resources necessary for Democrats to compete – and win – this November, the training brought together people from all backgrounds with the common goal of electing Democrats this year.

“Our job is to make sure the Connecticut Republicans – who continue to overwhelmingly support Donald Trump – are soundly defeated this November,” said Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto in his opening remarks. “That’s why we need to work harder than ever, making phone calls, knocking on doors, and having the face-to-face, voter-to-voter conversations that Democrats do so well. While Republicans continue to blur the line between their official offices and their campaigns and continue to seek every public opportunity to root for failure, Democrats are doubling down on what our party does best: building a world-class grassroots organization in order to to be victorious on November 8.”

Training sessions included messaging and communications strategies, writing a field plan, social media, voter protection, phonebanking and canvassing, and Election Day registration among many other important topics – with a specific goal of building a robust grassroots organization to elect Democrats up and down the ticket this fall.

The below photos are from Saturday’s event:

Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto makes opening remarks.

Attendees listen to a panel discussion during lunch time.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin addresses a training session on the importance of grassroots campaigning.

Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo speak with an attendee.

 House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz addresses attendees.

Volunteers discuss best practices for knocking doors and making calls.