The Darien Democratic Town Committee in partnership with the Action Network of Darien Democrats (ANDD) is hosting a “Rally for the Democratic Blue Wave” at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at Darien’s Tilley Pond Park. — an announcement from the Darien Democratic Town Committee and the Action network of Darien Democrats
The rally aims to amplify engagement in current local, state and national races, to drive momentum and to encourage voter turnout in the critical election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The scheduled speakers include U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont.
The Darien DTC has met with most of the candidates in the August 14 primary and endorses Ned Lamont for governor, Susan Bysiewicz for lieutenant governor and Darien’s own former state Representative William Tong for attorney general. For Treasurer, both Dita Bhargava and Shawn Wooden have garnered much respect and no endorsement was given. Both are excellent candidates. There are two long years left to the Trump Administration, and the first line of defense to its assault on the truth, the values of inclusiveness and an open society will be in Hartford. It is imperative that Democratic primary voters endorse an electable ticket.
Last week, the Darien Democratic Town Committee “went national” and came out with a lofty appeal to the U.S. Congress to censure the president over his alleged “racist behavior.”
The DTC got their priorities and those of their constituents all mixed up. The committee has been completely silent on the fiscal disaster of our state under Democratic leadership. In his two terms at the helm, [Gov. Dannel] Malloy has extended the state employees’ damaging contract, originally due 2017 (last year!) in his first term to 2022, and in his second to 2027, surrendering the fiscal health of Connecticut for at least ten more years. The untenable has now become untouchable. At the very beginning of the current biennial cycle, and despite the absence of a viable budget for the rest of us, the union concessions were signed, sealed and delivered to the state employees — and to their loud applause.
An announcement Friday from the Democratic Town Committee:
On Thursday, Jan. 18, the Darien Democratic Town Committee at a special meeting adopted the following resolution:
We, the members of the Darien Democratic Town Committee, strongly urge that a motion of censure be introduced and debated in the United States Congress condemning the racially divisive statements of President Donald J. Trump. Since his inauguration last January, President Trump has engaged in, and approved of, indecorous racist behavior, language, and policies that have resulted in this endorsement of censure. Among President Trump’s actions leading to our resolution are his call for a Muslim travel ban, his retweeting of racist anti-Muslim videos, his encouragement of white supremacist and neo-fascist marchers in Charlottesville, Va., and most recently, his use of vile language to denigrate and demean immigrants of color from countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. President Trump’s pattern of actions and words cannot be ignored, excused or condoned and must be called what it is “racist,” “xenophobic” and “un-American.”
The Darien Democratic Town Committee calls upon its federally elected officials to support a Congressional censure of President Trump to let him know — and to
assure the world — that “We the People” of the United States do not stand with this President when he invokes racial and cultural differences to pit Americans against each other.