September 16, 2017/Press Releases

CT Dems’ statement on yesterday’s budgetary votes

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“There have been a lot of questions about what transpired in the legislature in the past day. But the reality is evident: the Republicans’ unbalanced and unsustainable budget attacks our system of collective bargaining, shreds public higher education in Connecticut, abandons our neighbors suffering from crumbling foundations, blocks our cities from becoming economic engines for our state, and fails our students, who are looking for an opportunity to succeed in the future.

“I have traveled to all corners of the state in recent months, talking to those who felt left out of our political system and are making their voice heard since Donald Trump was elected. I can assure you that there is a groundswell of grassroots supporters who believe in our values and that what we are fighting for is right. They will not be slowed down in this effort to move Connecticut forward.

“They are ready to stand up — and we are ready to work with them and our elected leadership — to fight for Democratic candidates and elected officials who will defend our state’s values.

“I want to make one thing very clear: We will support the Democrats who continue to demonstrate that they stand up for our party’s values, and I want to thank our legislative leaders and those in the legislature who made their voices heard over these past two days. I am proud that they made the hard choice to stand up for the future of our state and I will be standing with them on the front lines as they fight to grow our economy and support all communities and institutions that make Connecticut stronger and more prosperous.”