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. 

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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!