SLDW Super Tuesday Gathering March 3

On Tuesday, March 3, 7-9pm, please join the Shoreline League of Democratic Women (SLDW) for a Super Tuesday Gathering at The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, CT. Watch the primary returns on the big screen coming in from 16 states and participate in the #Ides of Trump call to action. See the details below!


Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: The Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (Across from the Essex IGA)

Super Tuesday Party on March 3

Dear SLDW Members, Friends and Supporters,

Join us on Tuesday night, March 3, from 7pm – 9pm for a Super Tuesday Gathering at The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, CT. Let’s all watch the primary returns on the big screen coming in from 16 states and participate in the #Ides of Trump call to action. See the details below!

Address: Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (Across from the Essex IGA) 

#IdesofTrump Call to Action! Bring your postcards or pink slips to this event and write your own special message to the pResident! On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.

Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math. No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin. Prepare for March 15th, 2020, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Candidate for the State Senate 12th District

At last night’s meeting, the Killingworth DTC members heard remarks from Christine Cohen, who is running for State Senate in the 12th District. This is the seat currently held by Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., who recently announced he will not seek re-election in November.

Christine is a Guilford resident who has been active with the Board of Education and other community organizations. She’s also a small business owner in Madison.

Christine is participating in the Citizens’ Election Program to receive public financing for her campaign and she needs help with small donations in order to qualify. If you’re interested in chipping in $5 or $10 to help that effort, please visit her Facebook page.


An Unsuitable GOP Speaker

The Hartford Courant published a letter by Cathy Iino, first selectman of Killingworth, on August 8.

View PDF of digital edition


A confederation of Republican town committees invited Michelle Malkin to address them on Thursday in Haddam. Their choice of speaker tells us that our local Republican party is fully on board with the Trump administration’s message of hate.

Just one example of Malkin’s extreme and callous views: Malkin claims that the internment of women, men, and children of Japanese descent during World War II was vindicated by reports that Japan tried to recruit agents among people of Japanese origin living in the U.S. Historians have debunked her account, but even if it were correct, it would not justify incarcerating an entire group on the basis of their ethnicity. That is, by definition, a racist policy.

After 9/11, President Bush made it clear that America did not see Muslims or the Islamic faith as our enemy. That was a bright spot in his administration—one I particularly appreciated as the child of a father who, as an American teenager, was sent with his family to an internment camp. From there, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and was decorated for valor.

I am sorry to learn that local Republicans think Malkin represents what their party stands for.

Submit a public comment on Trumpcare

Are you opposed to Trumpcare?

Now is the time to take action! Submit a public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The timing could not be more urgent – this public comment period coincides with Senate Republicans’ secretive efforts to end Medicaid and steal health care from millions in order to give a tax break to millionaires. Every comment helps make it clear that opposition to Trumpcare is simply overwhelming and emerging everywhere possible.

Sample text:

“The Affordable Care Act has saved countless lives and improved the lives of millions – removing lifetime caps, expanding access to Medicaid, lowering costs, protecting people with pre-existing conditions and making sure millions of people get health care. Trumpcare and Republican plans for ‘repeal’ would actually steal health care from at least 22 million in order to give a huge tax cut to millionaires. That is immoral and unfair.”

Submit your comment now

A Toast to Cathy and Lou

We had a great turnout for the campaign launch of Catherine Iino and Lou Annino, Jr. on Sunday, June 4, at the lovely Chatfield Hollow B&B.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to support Killingworth’s future! Special thanks to Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr, State Rep Matthew Lesser, CT State Central Dita Bhagava, Essex First Selectman Norman Needleman, Jim Ball and our own Joan Dabkowski Gay.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page

Fight Back CT with Chris Murphy May 21

The Killingworth Democratic Town Committee will join Sen. Chris Murphy’s Fight Back Connecticut initiative, which includes with organizing meetings across the state on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Sen. Murphy’s talk will be live-streamed and we’re hosting a viewing party from 2-4pm in the Killingworth Library.

This is going to be big! It’s the first step toward building the largest peer-to-peer voter contact machine our state has ever seen. Thousands of people have signed up to join.

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or someone inspired to do more in this moment for the first time, there’s a role for you! Will you join us?

RSVP on our Facebook page or just show up!